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September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Driving open source adoption within the enterprise

Ron Bodkin (Google)
9:45am–9:50am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Sponsored keynote
Location: Javits North
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It is no surprise that reducing operational IT expenditures and increasing software capabilities is a top priority for large enterprises. Given its advantages, open source software has proliferated across the globe. While there’s been much discussion on open source versus commercial, CIOs and CTOs at Global 1000 enterprises are increasingly interested in solutions that blend the benefits of both. However, key challenges must be overcome. Enterprise architecture groups are now faced with the difficult task of selecting the right open source software components from an ever-growing set of options, figuring out how to integrate them, and ensuring they work together.

Ron Bodkin explains how Teradata drives open source adoption inside enterprises through a range of initiatives, from direct contributions to open source projects designed to address key enterprise requirements to orchestration software that integrates Hadoop with other components of the analytical ecosystem, providing enterprises with the technical expertise required to fully leverage the benefits of open source in their analytical ecosystem.

This keynote is sponsored by Teradata.

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Ron Bodkin


Ron Bodkin is a technical director on the applied artificial intelligence team at Google, where he provides leadership for AI success for customers in Google’s Cloud CTO office. Ron engages deeply with Global F500 enterprises to unlock strategic value with AI, acts as executive sponsor with Google product and engineering to deliver value from AI solutions, and leads strategic initiatives working with customers and partners. Previously, Ron was the founding CEO of Think Big Analytics, a company that provides end-to-end support for enterprise big data, including data science, data engineering, advisory, and managed services and frameworks such as Kylo for enterprise data lakes. When Think Big was acquired by Teradata, Ron led global growth, the development of the Kylo open source data lake framework, and the company’s expansion to architecture consulting; he also created Teradata’s artificial intelligence incubator.