Schedule: Keynote sessions

Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Edd Wilder-James (Google), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Opening remarks by the Strata program chairs, Edd Dumbill and Alistair Croll. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Doug Cutting (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Apache Hadoop forms the kernel of an operating system for Big Data. This ecosystem of interdependent projects enables institutions to affordably explore ever vaster quantities of data. The platform is young, but it is strong and vibrant, built to evolve. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Dave Campbell (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
The explosion of data is both a challenge and opportunity for businesses. In order to thrive in this new world, organizations will need a technical strategy for sifting through all of this data and driving insights. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Abhishek Mehta (Tresata)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
How big data tools and technologies give us back our individual identity ... because if you didn't know you were unique and special, well, you are. Big data can be applied to solving socio-economic problems that rival the scale and importance of building ad optimization models. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Mike Olson (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Tools for attacking big data problems originated at consumer internet companies, but the number and variety of big data problems have spread across industries and around the world. I'll present a brief summary of some of the critical social and business problems that we're attacking with the open source Apache Hadoop platform. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Flavio Villanustre (LexisNexis Risk Solutions and HPCC Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Back in the late 80s artificial intelligence was set to take over the world; it didn’t happen. In 2012; AI has been stripped down, dressed up and reborn as machine learning. Will it take over the world this time? What makes a Big Data - Machine Learning solution ‘better’? Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
The increasing use of online software and digital devices in the classroom provides a source of high-frequency data streams that can be analyzed to better understand student progress, identify individual needs, and develop personal recommendations. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
Avinash Kaushik (Market Motive)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
So you've hoarded the world's data within your enterprise. Now what? Author and digital marketing evangelist Avinash Kaushik shares lessons from the nascent world of Web Analytics on how multiplicity, scale and outsourcing powers a data democracy, and how that in turn drives business action. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Ben Goldacre (Bad Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Negative results from clinical trials go missing far too often, leading us to overestimate the benefits of treatments. Attempts to remedy this problem haven't worked well. Ben Goldacre, both a doctor and data geek, will talk about how to fix this, and other, problems in medicine. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Opening remarks by the Strata program chairs, Alistair Croll and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Jonathan Gosier (AuDigent)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Big data isn't just an abstract problem for corporations, financial firms, and tech companies. To your mother, a 'big data' problem might simply be too much email, or a lost file on her computer. We need to democratize access to the tools used for understanding information by taking the hard-work out of drawing insight from excessive quantities of information. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Luke Lonergan (Greenplum, a division of EMC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
How are businesses using big data to connect with their customers, deliver new products or services faster and create a competitive advantage? Learn about the changing nature of customer intimacy and how the technologies and techniques around big data analysis provide business advantage in today's social, mobile environment – and why it is imperative to adopt a big data analytics strategy. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Coco Krumme (Haven | UC Berkeley)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Why data can tell us only so much about food, flavor, and our preferences. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Pete Warden (TensorFlow)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Why unstructured data beats structured. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Usman Haque (Pachube.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The expected massive growth of connected device, appliance and sensor markets in the coming years - often called 'The Internet of Things' - will need a more rich concept of 'open data' than is currently common. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Gary Lang (MarkLogic)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
Big Data is about extracting value from fast, huge, varied, complex data sets. But simply crunching data is only the first step. As adoption of MapReduce and data analytic technologies increases, forward thinking companies are starting to build applications on their core data assets. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Richard Merkin (Heritage Provider Network)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, that was recently named one of Fast Company’s 10 most innovative healthcare companies for 2012, will announce the winner of the second progress prize in the $3 million dollar Heritage Health Prize competition. Read more.
Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live.
Hal Varian (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Google Insights for Search provides an index of search activity for millions of queries. These queries can sometimes help understand consumer behavior. Hal describes some of the issues that arise in trying to use this data for short-term economic forecasts and provide examples. Read more.

Sponsors

  • 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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