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Hadoop in the cloud: A Nielsen use case

Tom Reilly (Cloudera), James Powell (Nielsen)
8:55am–9:05am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Location: Javits North
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In a few short years, cloud has risen from an aspirational concept to an enterprise mandate. As workloads move to the cloud, a new set of concerns in the data center are emerging, including data security, portability, and governance. Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly and James Powell, global CTO of Nielsen, discuss the dynamics of Hadoop in the cloud, what to consider at the start of the journey, and how to implement a solution that delivers flexibility while meeting key enterprise requirements.

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Tom Reilly


Tom Reilly is the CEO of Cloudera. Tom has had a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Previously, Tom was vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP; CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight, where he led the company through a successful initial public offering and subsequent sale to HP; and vice president of business information services for IBM, following the acquisition of Trigo Technologies Inc., a master data management (MDM) software company, where he served as CEO. He currently serves on the boards of Jive Software, privately held Ombud Inc., ThreatStream Inc., and Cloudera. Tom holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

James Powell


James Powell is Nielsen’s Chief Technology Officer, leading our data science, engineering and technology teams. James joined Nielsen in this role in July 2015.

Immediately prior to joining Nielsen, James was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Thomson Reuters, where he was responsible for all technology including scale shared services, shared information platforms, enterprise architecture and governance. In his seven years with Thomson Reuters, James served in a number of technology leadership roles, including Chief Technology Officer, Markets Division and Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise.

His career includes leadership positions in technology and data with Solace Systems, Citadel Investment Group, Reuters Group and TIBCO Finance Technology. He began his career with Teknekron Software Systems.

James holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Industrial Robotics from Imperial College in London.