Today’s competitive business charts its future course by effectively mining the unstructured, interactional data generated by web logs, machine-to-machine communications, mobile devices, video, social media and sensors. While these enterprises see an opportunity to increase revenues and decrease costs by becoming a data-driven organization, it is not easy to decide where and how to begin.
This session will session will look at two real-world “first Big Data Project” use cases:
Topics will include:
Martin Hall is co-founder, Chairman & Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Karmasphere. He brings a strong entrepreneurial track record and a history of pioneering new Internet technologies and markets. Prior to founding Karmasphere, Martin was a founder of Aventail, a leading computer security company acquired by SonicWall. Prior to that, he was the founding CEO of Stardust, an Internet technology services company sold to Penton Media. Martin has chaired and participated in a number of industry groups including WinSock, Quality of Service, Internet Multicast and Wireless Multimedia Forums. He holds a Masters of Computer Science from Staffordshire University in Stafford, England.
Ron founded Think Big Analytics to help customers leverage new data processing technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL databases and R for statistical analysis. Works with customers to identify opportunities and rapidly develop solutions that integrate data and extract information.
Previously Ron was the VP of Engineering for Quantcast. Each day Quantcast ingests 10 billion events and processes two petabytes of data using Hadoop. The Quantcast map reduce stack handles production data processing, ad hoc analysis, data mining and machine learning. Prior to that Ron was a founder of enterprise consulting companies C-bridge and New Aspects.
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