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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY

The data imperative (sponsored by Zaloni)

Ben Sharma (Zaloni)
10:20am–10:25am Thursday, 09/13/2018
Location: 3E
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 12 ratings)

Once, a company could live 60-70 years on the S&P 500. Now it averages 15 years. If companies were people, this would be an epidemic on par with the Black Plague. But the same things that dragged humanity out of that dark age can drag companies out of this one.

Zaloni CEO Ben Sharma has seen this firsthand in conversations with dozens of the world’s largest organizations. In this wide-ranging look at the state of data science, Ben shares how the best organizations immunize themselves against the plague of static data and rigid process. Using a historical perspective and concrete examples, he shows how augmenting human cognition is key not only to surviving, but thriving, in uncertain business climates and unprecedented market volatility.

This keynote 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.