Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Schedule: DCS sessions

9:05am–9:30am Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13 Level: Intermediate
Tags: ecommerce
Jaya Kolhatkar (Walmart )
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
As the world's largest retailer, Walmart relies on data to power the best shopping experience across the Web, mobile, and stores at scale. Every week, more than 240 million people visit a Walmart store or website around the world. Jaya Kolhatkar explains how Walmart is using that transactional data to make shopping more seamless and personalized. Read more.
9:30am–10:00am Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13 Level: Intermediate
Vinee Kumar (Dept of Transportation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet is integrating streaming data—crowdsourced from Waze, Twitter, weather reports, sensors, and snow truck status—to improve public safety, reduce congestion, and enhance operations. Vineet Kumar shares how the data is processed using GeoEvent Processor, ArcServer, SDE, and Hadoop. Read more.
10:00am–10:30am Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13 Level: Beginner
Tags: media
Madhuri kollu (Sabre)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Sabre operates stringent service-level agreements with each of its customers. Madhuri Kollu explains how, in the event of an incident, Sabre consolidates legacy data with data derived from its new ServiceNow platform to get an accurate picture of the SLAs and provide business managers the information they need to understand the impact. Read more.
11:00am–11:30am Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13 Level: Non-technical
Renee DiResta (New Knowledge)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
Financial markets have evolved from small, local marketplaces to centralized, tech-mediated exchanges, allowing better price discovery, faster execution, and decreased risk. However, the global transportation industry has lagged. Renee DiResta explores how data and tech is transforming container shipping and discusses Haven's data-driven automated freight procurement model. Read more.
11:30am–12:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13
Tags: media
David Boyle (Audience Strategies)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
BBC Worldwide has a vast catalogue of content. David Boyle explains how data helps the BBC determine which countries a new show is best suited for—and which short-form content will be most engaging in promoting those shows—as he shares successes, failures, and frustrations from the BBC's latest work using predictive analytics, building a content genome, quant research, and social media monitoring. Read more.
12:00pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13
Ghazal Badiozamani (Elsevier)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Transforming a mature market requires a radical departure from business as usual. Ghazal Badiozamani explores how global STEM information company Elsevier developed a completely novel approach to delivering learning content by coming together as a highly collaborative team, becoming obsessed with customer feedback, and taking a data-driven approach to delivery. Read more.
1:30pm–2:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13 Level: Intermediate
Tags: geospatial
Mike Koelemay (Lockheed Martin)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Sikorsky collects data on-board thousands of helicopters deployed worldwide that is used for fleet management services, engineering analyses, and business intelligence. Mike Koelemay explores the data platform that Sikorsky has built to manage the ingestion, processing, and serving of this data so that it can be used to rapidly generate information to drive decision making. Read more.
2:00pm–2:30pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13 Level: Beginner
Tags: media
Josh Laurito (Squarespace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
In the last year, many publishers have begun moving more content off their own websites and onto Facebook Instant Articles, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and other new platforms promising improvements in exposure and performance. Joshua Laurito explores Gawker’s experience working with these new partners, sharing the advantages gained as well as the unexpected costs and complexities incurred. Read more.
2:30pm–3:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13
Erin Akred (DataKind), Michael Dowd (DataKind)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
The global movement Vision Zero aims to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries to zero. Erin Akred and Michael Dowd explore a partnership between Microsoft, a team of DataKind data scientists, government officials, and researchers that has been working to leverage newly available datasets to inform cities’ efforts nationwide to reduce traffic-related deaths and severe injuries to zero. Read more.
3:30pm–4:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13 Level: Intermediate
Nitin Kaul (Merck & Co., Inc.), richard baumgartner (Merck)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Nitin Kaul and Richard Baumgartner demonstrate how Merck applies descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics leveraging parallel distributed libraries and the predictive modeling capabilities of Revolution R deployed on a secure Hadoop cluster to identify the various factors for product temperature excursions and predict and prevent future temperature excursions in product shipments. Read more.
4:00pm–4:30pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13
Tags: iot, energy
JOLENE JEFFRIES (GE Digital), Tara Prakriya (Maana)
GE Oil & Gas is at the forefront of leveraging the Industrial Internet and advanced analytics to drive profitability and growth. Jolene Jeffries and Tara Prakriya explain how subject-matter experts are using advanced analytics and machine learning to directly contribute to the profitability of the business unit. Read more.
4:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13 Level: Intermediate
Joanne Chen (Truveris)
Joanne Chen explores how data science powers business at Truveris, a health IT startup disrupting the prescription benefits industry, and discusses Truveris's OneRx National Drug Index, the first index that provides a real-time holistic view of prescription drug prices. Read more.