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

Strata + Hadoop World Keynote Speakers

Ron Bodkin

Ron Bodkin
Technical Director, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Google

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... Read More.

9:45am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
There’s been much discussion on open source versus commercial; CIOs and CTOs are increasingly interested in solutions that blend the benefits of both worlds. Ron Bodkin explains how Teradata drives open source adoption inside enterprises through a range of initiatives: direct contributions to open source projects, building orchestration software, and providing technical expertise. Full Details
Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra
Head of Data and Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Mar Cabra is the head of the Data and Research unit at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which produces the organization’s key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. Mar fell in love with data... Read More.

9:20am Thursday, 09/29/2016
The Panama Papers investigation revealed the offshore holdings and connections of dozens of politicians and prominent public figures around the world and led to high-profile resignations, police raids, and official investigations. Almost 500 journalists had to sift through 2.6 terabytes of data—the biggest leak in the history of journalism. Mar Cabra explains how technology made it all possible. 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.

9:05am Thursday, 09/29/2016
When Hollywood portrays artificial intelligence, it's either a demon or a savior. But the reality is that AI is far more likely to be an extension of ourselves. Strata program chair Alistair Croll looks at the sometimes surprising ways that machine learning is insinuating itself into our everyday lives. Full Details
8:45am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Strata + Hadoop World program chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Strata + Hadoop World program chairs Roger Magoulas, 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.

8:45am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Strata + Hadoop World program chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Strata + Hadoop World program chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Patricia Florissi

Patricia Florissi
Vice President, Global CTO for Sales, Dell EMC

Patricia Florissi is vice president and global chief technology officer for sales at Dell EMC, where she helps define mid- and long-term technology strategy representing the needs of the broader EMC ecosystem in EMC strategic initiatives. Patricia... Read More.

10:05am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Data, your most precious commodity, is increasing at an alarming rate. At the same time, an emerging business imperative has made this data a component of your deepest insights, allowing you to focus on your business outcomes. Patricia Florissi explains why the recent formation of Dell EMC ensures that your analytics capabilities will be stronger than ever. Full Details
Martin Hall

Martin Hall
Senior Director, Analytics Platforms, Intel

Martin Hall is the senior director of analytics platforms at Intel. Martin has spent the past 10 years at the heart of the analytics and big data marketplace; before joining Intel, he was at Karmasphere and FICO, where he... Read More.

9:40am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
The power of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics emerges from the ability to analyze and compute large, disparate datasets from varied devices and locations, such as predictive medicine and automated cars, at lightning-fast speed. Martin Hall explains why collaboration and openness are the key elements driving innovation in AI. Full Details
Chad W. Jennings

Chad W. Jennings
Product Manager for BigQuery, Google

Chad W. Jennings is a product manager for BigQuery at Google Cloud. Chad has a long history in navigation processing; he came to Google from the startup world, where he worked on navigation algorithms on airplanes, helicopters, and mobile phones,... Read More.

9:35am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Chad W. Jennings demonstrates the power of BigQuery through an exciting demo and announces several new features that will make BigQuery a better home for your enterprise big data workloads. Full Details
Pagan Kennedy

Pagan Kennedy
Author, Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

Some inventions are the result of purposeful problem solving—like sippy cups to prevent toddlers from spilling juice or rolling luggage to make travel easier. Some are accidental, discoveries made by people working on something else entirely; for example, while testing... Read More.

9:50am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
How do we discover what we're not looking for? In the age of big data and bioinformatics, the answer is more relevant than ever. We develop new tools to help us spot clues in mountains of information, and yet, serendipity remains a very human art. Pagan Kennedy discusses the origins of the word serendipity and qualities of mind that lead to successful searches in the deep unknown. Full Details
Paul Kent

Paul Kent
VP, Platform R&D, SAS

Paul Kent is vice president of big data initiatives at SAS, where he divides his time between customers, partners, and the research and development teams discussing, evangelizing, and developing software at the confluence of big data and high-performance computing.... Read More.

10:20am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Hadoop and its ecosystem have changed analytics profoundly. Paul Kent offers an overview of SAS's participation in open platforms and introduces SAS Viya, a new unified and open analytics architecture that lets you scale analytics in the cloud and code as you choose. Full Details
Jill  Lepore

Jill Lepore
Professor | Author, Harvard University | The New Yorker

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker. Her books include the New York Times best-seller The Secret History of Wonder Woman; Book of Ages,... Read More.

10:20am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
American politics is adrift in a sea of polls. This year, that sea is deeper than ever before—and darker. Data science is upending the public opinion industry. But to what end? In a brief, illustrated history of the field, Jill Lepore demonstrates how pollsters rose to prominence by claiming that measuring public opinion is good for democracy and asks, "But what if it’s bad?" Full Details
Roger Magoulas

Roger Magoulas
Vice President, O'Reilly Radar, O'Reilly Media

Roger Magoulas is the vice president of O’Reilly Radar. Previously, Roger was the research director at O’Reilly, where he and his team built the company’s analysis infrastructure and provided analytic services and insights on technology-adoption trends to business decision makers... Read More.

8:45am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Strata + Hadoop World program chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Strata + Hadoop World program chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Gary Marcus

Gary Marcus
CEO and Cofounder, Geometric Intelligence

A scientist, best-selling author, and entrepreneur, Gary Marcus is currently professor of psychology and neural science at NYU and CEO and cofounder of the recently formed Geometric Intelligence, Inc. Gary’s efforts to update the Turing test have spurred... Read More.

10:05am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Gary Marcus explores the gap between what machines do well and what people do well and what needs to happen before machines can match the flexibility and power of human cognition. Full Details
Raghunath Nambiar

Raghunath Nambiar
CTO for Cisco UCS, Cisco

Raghunath Nambiar is the chief technology officer of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) business. He helps define strategies for next generation architectures, systems, and datacenter solutions, as well as leads a team of engineers and product leaders focused... Read More.

9:30am Thursday, 09/29/2016
The need to quickly acquire, process, prepare, store, and analyze data has never been greater. The need for performance crosses the big data ecosystem too—from the edge to the server to the analytics software, speed matters. Raghunath Nambiar shares a few use cases that have had significant organizational impact where performance was key. Full Details
Jack Norris

Jack Norris
Senior Vice President, Data and Applications, MapR Technologies

Jack Norris is the senior vice president of data and applications at MapR Technologies, where he works with leading customers and partners worldwide to drive the understanding and adoption of new applications enabled by data and analytics. With over 25... Read More.

9:15am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
During election season, we’re tasked with considering the next four years and comparing platforms across candidates. What’s good for the country is good for your data. Consider what the next four years will look like for your organization. How will you lower costs and deliver innovation? Jack Norris reviews the requirements for a winning data platform, such as speed, scale, and agility. Full Details
Mike Olson

Mike Olson
CSO and Chairman, Cloudera

Mike Olson cofounded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013, when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer. As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment,... Read More.

9:00am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Since its inception, big data solutions have best been known for their ability to master the complexity of the volume, variety, and velocity of data. But as we enter the era of data democratization, there’s a new set of concerns to consider. Mike Olson discusses the new dynamics of big data and how a renewed approach focused on where, who, and why can lead to cutting-edge solutions. Full Details
Lynn Overmann

Lynn Overmann
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Chief Technology Officer

Lynn Overmann serves as senior policy advisor to the United States chief technology officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this role, Lynn leads the White House Data-Driven Justice Initiative, focused on data-driven... Read More.

9:40am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Keynote by DJ Patil and Lynn Overmann Full Details
DJ Patil

DJ Patil
US Chief Data Scientist, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

DJ Patil is the chief data scientist and deputy chief technology officer for data policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he advises on policies and practices to maintain US leadership in technology and innovation,... Read More.

9:40am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Keynote by DJ Patil and Lynn Overmann Full Details

James Powell
Chief Technology Officer, Nielsen

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... Read More.

8:55am Thursday, 09/29/2016
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. Full Details
Tom Reilly

Tom Reilly
CEO, Cloudera

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,... Read More.

8:55am Thursday, 09/29/2016
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. Full Details
Joseph Sirosh

Joseph Sirosh
Chief Technology Officer, Compass

Joseph Sirosh is the chief technology officer at Compass. Previously, he was the corporate vice president of the Cloud AI Platform at Microsoft, where he lead the company’s enterprise AI strategy and products such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive... Read More.

9:10am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Will machine learning give us better eyesight? Join Joseph Sirosh for a surprising story about how machine learning, population data, and the cloud are coming together to fundamentally reimagine eye care in one of the world’s most populous countries, India. Full Details
Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas
General Manager, Data and Artificial Intelligence, IBM

Robert D. Thomas is the general manager of IBM Data and Artificial Intelligence. He directs IBM’s product investment strategy, sales and marketing, expert labs, and global software product development. With a portfolio of over 1,000 products, IBM has... Read More.

10:00am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Data has long stopped being structured and flat, but the results of our analysis are still rendered as flat bar charts and scatter plots. We live in a 3D world, and we need to be able to enable data interaction from all perspectives. Robert Thomas offers an overview of Immersive Visualization—integrated with notebooks and powered by Spark—which helps bring insights to life. Full Details
Sriram Vishwanath

Sriram Vishwanath
President | Professor, Accordion Health Inc. | University of Texas, Austin

Sriram Vishwanath is the president of Accordion Health and a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a serial entrepreneur. He has roughly 20 years of experience in the domains... Read More.

10:10am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Healthcare, a $3 trillion industry, is ripe for disruption through data science. However, there are many challenges in the journey to make healthcare a truly transparent, consumer-centric, data-driven industry. Sriram Vishwanath shares some myths and facts about data science's impact on healthcare. Full Details
Sam Wang

Sam Wang
Founder | Professor, Princeton University

Sam Wang pioneered the science of data-based political prediction later popularized by Nate Silver. Like Nate, Sam has harnessed the power of big data to yield astonishingly accurate predictions of the last several American elections. In 2008 and 2012, Sam... Read More.

10:25am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Although 2016 is a highly unusual political year, elections and public opinion follow predictable statistical properties. Sam Wang explains how the presidential, Senate, and House races can be tracked and forecast from freely available polling data using tools from statistics and machine learning. Full Details
Susan Woodward

Susan Woodward
Founder, Sand Hill Econometrics

Susan Woodward is a financial economist with specialties in consumer finance and venture capital. She has been chief economist at two different federal agencies: the SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission) and HUD (Housing & Urban Development). Previously, she... Read More.

9:25am Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Susan Woodward discusses venture outcomes—what fraction make lots of money, which just barely return capital, and which fraction fail completely. Susan uses updated figures on the fraction of entrepreneurs who succeed, including some interesting details on female founders of venture companies. Full Details