Schedule: Office Hour sessions

Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
Abhishek Mehta (Tresata)
How do new tools and technologies enable us to solve previously unsolvable problems?/ Which industry verticals can benefit and how?/ What are some use cases currently being used?/ What are some of the implementation/ technology challenges for the same? Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Ian White (Urban Mapping, Inc)
* Curation: the human side of ETL * Why Big Data rarely equals Big Insight * Maps and Big Data: where to meet? * Data v Metadata: who shall rule? Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Michael Hugos (Center for Systems Innovation [c4si])
Michael presents examples from his work in applying immersive animation techniques and gaming dynamics, and discuss how they can address the challenges of consuming – and responding to – the data deluge, turning information overload into business advantage. Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
* Why context matters to data analysis. * The toolkit for working with big data * Infochimps Big Data tools and how they can help the average developer or an enterprise Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Mike Bowles (Biomatica), Jeremy Howard ( | USF | and
* How to get started in data science * How to use predictive modelling in practice * How to apply elastic net and random forests in practice * How to scale predictive modelling algorithms * When to use predictive modelling vs “simpler” ad hoc methods Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Moderated by:
Jim Adler (Metanautix)
Alexander Howard (O'Reilly Media), Solon Barocas (New York University)
* Various voter micro-targeting efforts * The TomTom in-car navigation * Government's data matching cost-savings initiatives Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
Tomer Shiran (Dremio)
Tomer will answer questions/lead discussions about Mahout, MapR or machine learning, but will be happy to answer any questions. Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Dave Campbell (Microsoft)
* MSFT Big Data Vision and Roadmap * Business value of Big Data and the associated technology shifts required to fully leverage this phenomenon * Importance of BI + Big Data * SQL Azure Labs (Social Analytics, Data Explorer, “Data Hub” aka Private Marketplace, Trust Services) * Azure Marketplac Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Virginia Carlson (Urban Rubrics), Jake Porway (DataKind)
* What are the big data problems the social sector has (both in terms of broad spectrum problems like data collection and specific data science needs like mapping)? * How do you keep data scientists and social orgs involved in the process? Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
Claire Hunsaker (Samasource), Daniel Tunkelang (Various)
Whatever is on your mind! Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Sarah Sproehnle (Cloudera, Inc.)
Sarah will be discussing anything Hadoop related - such as MapReduce, Hive, Pig and HBase. Read more.
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.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
Pete Warden (TensorFlow)
Practical aspects of dealing with unstructured data. Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Hjalmar Gislason (DataMarket)
Effective Data Visualization Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Noah Illinsky (Amazon Web Services)
Best practices for data visualization, information design, and user experience Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
Mano Marks (Google, Inc. ), Chris Broadfoot (Google)
Chris and Mano will be discussing Google Maps APIs, Google Earth, KML, and geodata in general. Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Usman Haque (
Introduction to and a discussion of "The Internet of Things". Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Deepak Senapati (Cloudera)
HBase Schema Design Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
James Phillips (Couchbase, Inc.)
* Mobile-to-cloud data synchronization * Geospatial data processing * Unstructured data management * Analyzing unstructured data with map-reduce Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Nathan Marz (Twitter)
* Storm * Cascalog * ElephantDB * Designing realtime Big Data architectures Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Jonathan Gosier (AuDigent)
* Usability and User Experience * Contextualization * The Data Challenges of Developing Countries * Platform Accessibility Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours D)
Bill Schmarzo (EMC Consulting)
Spend some time with Bill working through a worksheet exercise to identify potential areas of the business where big data and advanced analytics could drive business value. Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
J. C. Herz (Ion Channel)
* Visual analytics: How to go from eye candy to actual decision support * Corporate fear factor: Dealing with the business/management obstacles to analytics * In-house vs. outsourcing: How to think about build vs. buy for big data Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Claudia Perlich (Dstillery)
* Causal analysis in observational data: Rather than spending effort and money on A/B tests, we show how to use predictive modeling to derive reliable measure on the actual effect that an ad has Read more.
Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
DJ Patil (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)
* Open topics * Feedback on ideas * Review of business ideas 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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