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

Turning petabytes of data into millions in cost savings for the world’s biggest retailers

Jonathon Whitton (PRGX USA)
2:55pm–3:35pm Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Location: 1 E 14

Jonathon Whitton details how PRGX is using Talend and Cloudera to load two million annual client flat files into a Hadoop cluster and perform recovery audit services in order to help clients detect, find, and fix leakage in their procurement and payment processes. Jonathon also explores how PRGX unzips and decrypts transactional data received from customers so it can analyze the data using a joblet in Talend, shaving hours of time off each job.

This session is sponsored by Talend.

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Jonathon Whitton


Jonathon Whitton is director of data services for PRGX, a global account services company that helps clients better manage and leverage their AP and supplier data, where he is leading a big data initiative that has resulted in 10x faster processing of client data, lowering the cost of storage and creating increased availability to the data for its business partners in the recovery audit, profit optimization, fraud prevention, healthcare, and oil and gas business lines. Jonathon has over 20 years of experience in technology, specializing in big data, Hadoop, process transformation, migration, and business analysis. Previously, he was licensed in NY, NJ, and CT to provide insurance-related advice as a financial planner; was also a top-rated technical instructor with ExecuTrain; and served in the 1/75 Ranger Regiment. Jonathon holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.