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21–22 May 2018: Training
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Keynotes

Hear inspiring and illuminating presentations from experts and executives at Strata. Keynotes take place Wednesday, 23 May - Thursday, 24 May.

Amr Awadallah

Amr Awadallah
CTO, Cloudera

Amr Awadallah is the cofounder and CTO at Cloudera. Previously, Amr was an entrepreneur in residence at Accel Partners, served as vice president of product intelligence engineering at Yahoo, and ran one of the very first organizations to use... Read More.

9:35 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Imagine the value you could drive in your business if you could accelerate your journey to machine learning and analytics. Amr Awadallah, Ankit Tharwani, and Bala Chandrasekaran explain how Barclays has driven innovation in real-time analytics and machine learning with Apache Kudu, accelerating the time to value across multiple business initiatives, including marketing, fraud prevention, and more. Full Details
Louise Beaumont

Louise Beaumont
Advisor | Cochair | Member of End User Advisory Council , Publicis Groupe | techUK | NPSO

Louise Beaumont has a number of perspectives on the open future. She is a strategic advisor to the Publicis Groupe and its clients on open banking, imagining the open future that consumers and small businesses deserve. As cochair of techUK’s... Read More.

9:05 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Louise Beaumont explores the five characteristics of companies that choose to succeed. Full Details
Mikio Braun

Mikio Braun
Principal Engineer, Search, Zalando SE

Mikio Braun is principal engineer for search at Zalando, one of the biggest European fashion platforms. He worked in research for a number of years before becoming interested in putting research results to good use in the industry. Mikio holds... Read More.

9:20 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Mikio Braun has worked in both research and industry and draws on this experience to share insights on how these two areas are the same (and how they are different). He then details how deep learning might change the game again. Full Details

Bala Chandrasekaran
Director, Barclays

Bala Chandrasekaran is a managing director at Barclays, where he heads up data platforms and services for the company’s UK Division ad leads numerous transformative data initiatives, including setting up the new data warehouse, operational data store, and machine learning... Read More.

9:35 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Imagine the value you could drive in your business if you could accelerate your journey to machine learning and analytics. Amr Awadallah, Ankit Tharwani, and Bala Chandrasekaran explain how Barclays has driven innovation in real-time analytics and machine learning with Apache Kudu, accelerating the time to value across multiple business initiatives, including marketing, fraud prevention, and more. Full Details
Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll
Founder, Solve For Interesting

Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he cofounded Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and has since helped launch Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, and several... Read More.

9:00 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Doug Cutting

Doug Cutting
Chief Architect, Cloudera

Doug Cutting is the chief architect at Cloudera and the founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and Hadoop. Doug joined Cloudera from Yahoo, where he was a key member of the team that built and... Read More.

9:00 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Christine Foster

Christine Foster
Managing Director, Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute

Christine Foster is Managing Director for Innovation at The Alan Turing Institute. She is responsible for driving forward the Turing’s goal to translate its data science and artificial intelligence research into real-world impact.

Before joining the Turing, Christine advised Virgin... Read More.

10:10 Thursday, 24 May 2018
There is a common conception that artificial intelligence will change business. But as researchers at the Alan Turing Institute (the national center for data science and AI) well know, a new algorithm alone does not change the world. Christine Foster explores how businesses and researchers can find common ground and how today’s academic papers turn into tomorrow’s data science. Full Details
Tom Grey

Tom Grey
Solutions Architecture, Google

Tom Grey leads the solutions architecture team for EMEA at Google, which is charged with advancing the technical state of the art for cloud technologies and working alongside Google’s biggest customers to apply cloud technology in new ways to... Read More.

10:00 Thursday, 24 May 2018
The history of data analytics has been marked by an environment of scarcity. The way we approach data analytics is only just catching up. Tom Grey explains why we are on the cusp of a golden age of analytics and machine learning. Full Details
Mick Hollison

Mick Hollison
Chief Marketing Officer, Cloudera

Mick Hollison is chief marketing officer at Cloudera, where he leads the company’s worldwide marketing efforts, including advertising, brand, communications, demand, partner, solutions, and web. Mick has had a successful 25-year career in enterprise and cloud software. Previously, he was... Read More.

9:05 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
What happens when you combine near-limitless data with on-demand access to powerful analytics and compute? For Deutsche Telekom, the results have been transformative. Mick Hollison, Sven Löffler, and Robert Neumann explain how Deutsche Telekom is harnessing machine learning and analytics in the cloud to build Europe’s largest and most powerful IoT data marketplace. Full Details
Alison Howard

Alison Howard
Assistant General Counsel, Privacy and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft

Alison Howard is an assistant general counsel at Microsoft, where she supports the company’s efforts around the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and provides privacy advice for Microsoft’s identity and security services and enterprise and developer products and online services.... Read More.

9:20 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
May 25, the day the GDPR goes into effect, is an important milestone for data protection in the EU and elsewhere, but the journey to GDPR compliance neither begins nor ends there. Alison Howard explains how Microsoft, one of the world’s largest companies, with operations across the EU and around the globe, has prepared for May 25 and beyond. Full Details
Eva Kaili

Eva Kaili
Member | Chair, European Parliament | The Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel

Eva Kaili is a member of the European Parliament and the chair of the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment body (STOA), where she has been working intensively on promoting innovation as a driving force of the establishment... Read More.

10:15 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Keynote with Eva Kaili Full Details
Martha  Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox
Baroness Martha Lane Fox, CBE

Martha Lane Fox is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet. Over her career, Martha has served as a nonexecutive director of Twitter, a cross-bench peer in the UK House of Lords, a member... Read More.

10:25 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Keynote with Martha Lane Fox Full Details
Sven Löffler

Sven Löffler
Business Development Executive, IoT and Data Economy, Deutsche Telekom

Sven Löffler is a business development executive for big data analytics at T-Systems, where he is responsible for identification and development of data analytics and data-driven solutions. Previously, he was an executive IT specialist (OpenGroup certified) and business development leader... Read More.

9:05 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
What happens when you combine near-limitless data with on-demand access to powerful analytics and compute? For Deutsche Telekom, the results have been transformative. Mick Hollison, Sven Löffler, and Robert Neumann explain how Deutsche Telekom is harnessing machine learning and analytics in the cloud to build Europe’s largest and most powerful IoT data marketplace. Full Details
Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica
Chief Data Scientist, O'Reilly Media

Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly Media. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial... Read More.

9:45 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
To enable the machine learning applications of the future, there remain many interesting and challenging data problems we need to tackle as a community. Ben Lorica discusses some of the pressing problems we're facing as we collect and store data, particularly in an era when our machine learning models require huge amounts of labeled data. Full Details
9:00 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Robert Neumann

Robert Neumann
Founder and CEO, Ultra Tendency

Robert Neumann is founder and CEO of Ultra Tendency. He has more than a decade of experience designing and developing Hadoop-based applications and has been using Spark since v0.9.

9:05 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
What happens when you combine near-limitless data with on-demand access to powerful analytics and compute? For Deutsche Telekom, the results have been transformative. Mick Hollison, Sven Löffler, and Robert Neumann explain how Deutsche Telekom is harnessing machine learning and analytics in the cloud to build Europe’s largest and most powerful IoT data marketplace. Full Details
Jean-François Puget

Jean-François Puget
Technical Lead, IBM Machine Learning and Optimization Offerings, IBM Analytics

Jean-François Puget is the technical lead for IBM machine learning and optimization offerings. Jean-François has spent his entire career turning scientific ideas into innovative software. He joined IBM as part of the ILOG acquisition and since then... Read More.

9:35 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
On the way to active analytics for business, we have to answer two big questions: What must happen to data before running machine learning algorithms, and how should machine learning output be used to generate actual business value? Jean-François Puget demonstrates the vital role of human context in answering those questions. Full Details
Pierre Romera

Pierre Romera
Chief Technology Officer, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

Pierre Romera is the chief technology officer at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), where he manages a team of programmers working on the platforms that enabled more than 300 journalists to collaborate on the Paradise Papers and... Read More.

9:55 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Last November, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the Paradise Papers, a yearlong investigation on the offshore dealings of multinational companies and the wealthy. Pierre Romera offers a behind-the-scenes look into the process and explores the challenges in handling 1.4 TB of data and making it available securely to journalists all over the world. Full Details
Zubin Siganporia

Zubin Siganporia
CEO, QED Analytics

Zubin Siganporia is the founder and CEO of QED Analytics, a consultancy specializing in mathematical modeling and machine learning. His work has involved a wide variety of industries, including cryptography, financial algorithms, genetics, and the design of strategy... Read More.

9:50 Thursday, 24 May 2018
The KISS principle tells us to "Keep it simple, stupid." As machine learning techniques become more sophisticated, the need to KISS only becomes greater. Zubin Siganporia discusses the role that simplicity plays in approaching a problem and then convincing end users to adopt data-driven solutions to their challenges. Full Details
Ankit Tharwani

Ankit Tharwani
Vice President and Head of Big Data, Barclays UK

Ankit Tharwani is vice president and head of big data at Barclays UK. His role spans a number of areas, including building the connected data platform ecosystem, driving engineering and adoption of new tooling, and leading security design and the... Read More.

9:35 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Imagine the value you could drive in your business if you could accelerate your journey to machine learning and analytics. Amr Awadallah, Ankit Tharwani, and Bala Chandrasekaran explain how Barclays has driven innovation in real-time analytics and machine learning with Apache Kudu, accelerating the time to value across multiple business initiatives, including marketing, fraud prevention, and more. Full Details