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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK

Empowering the data-driven organization

Chris Selland (Hewlett-Packard), Richard Gascoigne (DTP Solutionpath)
12:05–12:45 Thursday, 2/06/2016
Location: Capital Suite 2/3

As we strive to realize big data’s value, many seek more agile and capable analytic systems that ensure end-to-end security. Apache Hadoop is a software framework that provides measurable savings and value for storage and data processing at tremendous scale. While many have piloted Hadoop as a data repository for simple workloads, much more value can be created by understanding Hadoop’s potential to uncover insights that can accelerate the data-driven organization.

But challenges exist, limiting this value and leaving opportunity on the table. 57% of businesses surveyed said “obtaining the necessary skills and capabilities needed” is a top-three challenge for Hadoop, while 49% of businesses surveyed said “determining how to get value from Hadoop” is a top-three challenge for Hadoop.

Chris Selland and Richard Gascoigne explore how Hewlett Packard Enterprise solves these challenges through a robust yet flexible offering that delivers a future-proof, data-centric foundation that scales with your evolving business needs: HPE big data reference architecture can deliver 60% better HDFS performance in 50% of the footprint. HPE Vertica for SQL on Hadoop lets you add analytics directly on your Hadoop infrastructure. HPE IDOL provides machine learning as a service. (Chris and Richard showcase how one customer has utilized IDOL to implement analytics for Nottingham Trent University.) HPE SecureData provides end-to-end, data-centric security while preserving the data format (and was recently selected by a major European telco to resolve a blocking issue for their Hadoop deployment).

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This session is sponsored by HPE.

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Chris Selland


Chris Selland is vice president of business development for HPE Software’s Big Data Platform. In this role, he leads global strategic alliances for the HPE Haven platform, including HPE Vertica, HPE IDOL, and big data/Hadoop partnerships. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in driving innovative go-to-market initiatives and leading strategic alliance and corporate development for technology-enabled, high-growth businesses. Previously, Chris was VP of marketing for HP Vertica, where he led the launches of key initiatives such as the HP Haven platform, the HP Big Data Conference, and the HP Vertica Customer Advisory Board. Prior to HPE, Chris was senior VP of corporate development for Hale Global, a technology holding company focused on acquiring and operating special situations. Earlier in his career, he was VP of business development at SoundBite Communications, VP of CRM and Internet research at the Yankee Group, and founder of Reservoir Partners. He holds a bachelor’s degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and a master’s of business administration in international business and economics from the New York University Stern School of Business.

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Richard Gascoigne

DTP Solutionpath

Richard Gascoigne is a founding director and CTO for DTP Solutionpath, an analytics software company spun out of HPE Platinum reseller DTP. Richard started his career in the British Army, serving across the world until leaving to start his IT career in banking software. Richard was at the vanguard of software-as-a-service solutions and has used data and information for decision making across his career as well as developing business-specific solutions as a creative leader.​