Martin Hall

Martin Hall
CEO, Karmasphere


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.


Sponsored Session, Ballroom H
Alexander Stojanovic (Microsoft), Martin Hall (Karmasphere), Eric Baldeschwieler (Independent)
Microsoft's Big Data solution turns signals into information. Learn how Microsoft's Hadoop service and rich BI capabilities can drive your business forward. Read more.
Business & Industry, Mission City B4
Martin Hall (Karmasphere), Ron Bodkin (Google)
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While 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 highlights some principles for success through examining two real-world big data case studies. Read more.
Office Hour, Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Martin Hall (Karmasphere)
Martin will discuss becoming a data-driven organization, why Hadoop is relevant to your organization, how Karmasphere can help and how Karmasphere fits into the Hadoop Ecosystem. Read more.


  • EMC
  • Microsoft
  • HPCC Systems™ from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions
  • MarkLogic
  • Shared Learning Collaborative
  • Cloudera
  • Digital Reasoning Systems
  • Pentaho
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Teradata Aster
  • VMware
  • IBM
  • NetApp
  • Oracle
  • 1010data
  • 10gen
  • Acxiom
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Calpont
  • Cisco
  • Couchbase
  • Cray
  • Datameer
  • DataSift
  • DataStax
  • Esri
  • Facebook
  • Feedzai
  • Hadapt
  • Hortonworks
  • Impetus
  • Jaspersoft
  • Karmasphere
  • Lucid Imagination
  • MapR Technologies
  • Pervasive
  • Platform Computing
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Scaleout Software
  • Skytree, Inc.
  • Splunk
  • Tableau Software
  • Talend

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