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Make Data Work
September 25–26, 2017: Training
September 26–28, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Architect and operationalize your enterprise data lake (sponsored by Zaloni)

Ben Sharma (Zaloni), Carlos Matos (AIG)
2:05pm2:45pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Location: 1E 06
Average rating: ****.
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What you'll learn

  • Understand the benefits of a big data management platform to operationalize, automate, and optimize your data lake for success


Envision the next phase of your company’s data future: providing centralized data services for streamlined yet controlled access to data for end users across lines of business. Are you ready?

Today’s enterprises need broader access to data for a wider array of use cases in order to derive more value from data and get to business insights faster. However, it is critical that companies also ensure the proper controls are in place to safeguard data privacy and comply with regulatory requirements.

What does this look like? What are best practices to create and operationalize a modern, scalable data infrastructure that can support this business challenge?

Zaloni partnered with industry-leading insurance company AIG to implement a data lake to successfully tackle this very problem. AIG’s vice president of global data platforms Carlos Matos and Zaloni CEO Ben Sharma share insights drawn from their experience and discuss best practices for architecture, technology, data management, and governance to enable centralized data services, how to address lineage, data quality, privacy and security, and data lifecycle management, and strategies for developing an enterprise-wide data lake service for advanced analytics that can bridge the gaps between different lines of business and financial systems and drive shared data insights across the organization.

This session is sponsored by Zaloni.

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Ben Sharma


Ben Sharma is founder and CEO of Zaloni. Ben is a passionate technologist with experience in solutions architecture and service delivery of big data, analytics, and enterprise infrastructure solutions and expertise ranging from development to production deployment in a wide array of technologies, including Hadoop, HBase, databases, virtualization, and storage. Previously, he held technology leadership positions at NetApp, Fujitsu, and others. Ben is the coauthor of Java in Telecommunications and Architecting Data Lakes. He holds two patents.

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Carlos Matos


Carlos Matos is AIG’s CTO Big Data, Data Innovation and Advanced Technologies. This role is responsible for enterprise introduction and management of application and technology solutions for business intelligence, analytics, and core data systems including data governance, data quality, and data modeling. Additionally, he supports a wide array of application development, data strategy, and emerging technology consulting services. Prior to AIG, Carlos was a core leader at Kaiser Permanente for the design and operational management of their primary electronic medical record technology environment supporting over 100 thousand clinical, financial, business, and analytics users and 10 million members across the United States, and was a pioneer for the design and introduction of the organizations’ IaaS private cloud solution. Carlos received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance, from California State University.