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About the O'Reilly Strata Conference

Why You Should Attend | Experience Strata | About O'Reilly | Kudos | Who Attends Strata | Program Committee

The best minds in data will gather in London this November for the O'Reilly Strata Conference to learn, connect, and explore the complex issues and exciting opportunities brought to business by big data, data science, and pervasive computing.

The future belongs to those who understand how to collect and use their data successfully. And that future happens at Strata.

Why You Should Attend

Strata Conference is where big data's most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. If you want to tap into the opportunity that big data presents, you want to be at Strata.

At Strata, you'll:

  • Be among the first to understand how you can leverage the promise of this huge change, and survive the resulting disruption
  • Find new ways to leverage your data assets across industries and disciplines
  • Learn how to take big data from science project to real business application
  • Discover training, hiring, and career opportunities for data professionals
  • Meet-face-to face with other innovators and thought leaders

Experience Strata

Strata Conference delivers the nuts-and-bolts foundation for building a data-driven business—the latest on the skills, tools, and technologies you need to make data work—alongside the forward-looking insights and ahead-of-the-curve thinking O'Reilly is known for.

At Strata, you'll find:

  • Three days of inspiring keynotes and intensely practical, information-rich sessions exploring the latest advances, case studies, and best practices
  • A sponsor pavilion with key players and latest technologies
  • A vibrant "hallway track" for attendees, speakers, journalists, and vendors to debate and discuss important issues
  • Plenty of events and opportunities to meet other business leaders, data professionals, designers, and developers

About O'Reilly

O'Reilly is followed by venture capitalists, business analysts, news pundits, tech journalists, and thought leaders because we have a knack for knowing what's important now and what will be important next—and the ability to articulate the seminal narratives about emerging and game-changing technologies.

We don't say this to brag. We say it to make a point: we're not easily hypnotized by hype. We've seen the bubbles build and burst. For over three decades, we've been tapping into a deep network of alpha geeks and thought leaders to recognize the truly disruptive technologies amidst the fluff. So when we invest in a conference, we're not just following the hype, we're committed to creating a community around an issue we believe is transformative.

At O'Reilly, we think big data is not just important. We think it's a game changer.
That's why we created Strata.

O'Reilly's conferences forge new ties between industry leaders, raise awareness of technology issues we think are interesting and important, and crystallize the critical issues around emerging technologies. Understanding these emerging technologies—and how they will transform the way we do business—has never been more crucial. If you want to understand the challenges and opportunities wrought by big data, you'll want to attend Strata.

Kudos for Strata

What previous Strata Conference attendees have said:

“In a crowded market place of "Big Data" conferences, Strata has firmly established itself as the place where you go to meet people who think and do data science.”

“One of the most valuable events to advance my career.”

“Everyone in big data is there”

“A must for anyone who wants a peek into the future of Big Data."

“There was a palpable sense of excitement in the air. Obviously most of the attendees were already ‘data’ aficionados, but it's clear that ‘data’ in various forms is on the radar for governments, large corporations, and the developer communities.”

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Who Attends Strata

The O'Reilly Strata Conference is for developers, data scientists, data analysts, and other data professionals, including:

  • VPs or directors of marketing, analytics, or data warehousing
  • CIOs, CTOs, enterprise architects
  • Data scientists and analysts
  • Developers and database professionals
  • Product managers
  • Designers
  • Researchers and academics
  • Data-driven designers, journalists, and anthropologists
  • VCs and investors

Program Chairs

Edd Dumbill Edd Dumbill
is program chair for Strata and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. A technologist and writer, he also leads the design and implementation of conference software at O'Reilly. Edd was the editor of for many years, and program chair for the XML Europe and XTech conferences.


Kaitlin Thaney Kaitlin Thaney
Kaitlin is the director of the Mozilla Science Lab, a new open science initative at Mozilla to help researchers use the power of the web to change science’s future. She’s previously worked at Digital Science, a technology company out of Macmillan Publishers, as well as Creative Commons, where she managed their science program. She also advises the UK government on digital technology and data-intensive science and  business, and is on the board of DataKind UK. You can follow her at @kaythaney.

Program Committee

  • Alasdair Allan, Babilim Light Industries
  • Matt Aslett, 451 Research
  • Francine Bennett, Mastodon C, DataKind UK
  • Sue Black, UCL, Go To Foundation
  • Klass Bollhoefer, The Unbelievable Machine Company
  • Marianne Bouchart, Bloomberg
  • Dan Brickley, Google EU
  • Kenn Cukier, Economist
  • Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Good Night Lamp
  • Leigh Dodds, Leigh Dodds Consulting Ltd
  • Isabel Drost, Apache Software Foundation/Nokia Gate 5 GmbH
  • Paul Gesiak, DataSift
  • Mark Hahnel, figshare
  • Dan Harvey, State
  • Michael Hausenblas, MapR
  • Richard Holland, Eagle Genomics
  • Nicola Hughes, Guardian UK
  • Neal Lathia, University of Cambridge
  • Mark Madsen, Third Nature
  • Manu Marchal, Acunu
  • Ade Oshineye, Google UK
  • JP Rangaswami, Salesforce
  • Duncan Ross, Teradata, DataKind UK
  • Claire Rowland, AlertMe
  • Moritz Stefaner,
  • James Stewart, Government Digital Service, The Cabinet Office
  • Jameel Syed, Musicmetric
  • Jeni Tennison, Jeni Tennison Consulting, Ltd.
  • Stewart Townsend, ZenDesk
  • Simon Wardley, LEF (Leading Edge Forum)
  • Tom White, Cloudera


Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Stewart at

Media Partner Opportunities

For information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences email mediapartners

Press & Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

Contact Us

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