When Energy Met Intelligence: Utilities Using Hadoop for Analytics at Scale

Sponsored Sessions Ballroom G

As Hadoop establishes itself as the data reservoir for analytics at enterprises in a number of industries, its users are demanding more from the platform and the vendors that support it. Join this session led by Greg Khairallah, Intel Hadoop Evangelist, to learn how utility companies are directing some of the most demanding requirements at Apache Hadoop while using it to deliver energy and telecommunications services at previously unimagined scale. Find out how Intel is addressing these needs by enabling Apache Hadoop to take better advantage of imminent breakthroughs in compute, storage, and networking hardware.

Greg Khairallah


Greg is the Business Development Manager for Big Data at Intel Corporation. He has over 10 years of in-depth experience in business intelligence and data warehousing at Oracle and Business Objects (now SAP). A former U.S. Army officer, Greg holds a master’s degree in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Bert Haskell

Pecan Street Projects

Bert Haskell is Technology Director of Pecan Street Project Inc., a smart grid research and development organization headquartered at The University of Texas at Austin. After being assigned to the MCC Consortium by Eastman Kodak, Mr. Haskell spent nearly a decade working for the consortium, rising to the position of MCC’s Vice President of Portable Electronics Product Research. In addition to his work for Kodak and MCC, he has held product development, product marketing and advisory rolls at a number of start-up companies including Stellar Display Corporation, Wireless Age, Motion Computing, Portelligent. Prior to joining Pecan Street Project, he was Director of Product Development for Heliovolt, a developer of CIGS based thin-film photovoltaic modules. Mr. Haskell holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester.


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