Schedule: Keynote sessions

Location: Sutton Parlors
Edd Wilder-James (Google), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Opening remarks by the Strata program chairs, Edd Dumbill and Alistair Croll. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Rachel Sterne (City of New York)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
From hackathons to API-enabled civic data, learn how New York City government is evolving thanks to deeper engagement with the technology community. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Jon Jenkins (NASA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The Kepler Mission began its science observations just over two years ago on May 12, 2009, initiating NASA’s first search for Earth-like planets. Initial results and light curves from Kepler are simply breath-taking, including confirmation of the first unquestionable rocky planet, Kepler-10b, and Kepler-11b, a system of 6 transiting planets orbiting one Sun-like star. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Elissa Fink (Tableau Software)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Sometimes the hardest part about making a viz is knowing where to start. Check out the winning vizzes from the Strata/Tableau Data Visualization Contest and get inspired to create your own beautiful visualizations. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Jer Thorp (New York University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
In this presentation, Jer Thorp will discuss his work with names--designing an arrangement algorithm for the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. He’ll walk through collaborative processes, admit to a series of failures and ultimately show how humans and software can combine to solve extraordinary problems. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Randy Lea (Teradata Corporation)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
This session will show you how you can bring the science of data to the art of business and empower more business users and analysts to operationalize insights and drive results. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
John Rauser (Snapchat)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
Quantitative Engineer? Business Intelligence Analyst? Data Scientist? The data deluge has come upon us so quickly that we don't even know what to call ourselves, much less how to make a career of working with data. This talk examines the critical traits that lead to success by looking back to what may be the first act of data science. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Opening remarks by the Strata program chairs, Alistair Croll and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Jake Porway (DataKind), Drew Conway (Alluvium)
Data scientists and technology companies are rapidly recognizing the immense power of data for drawing insights about their impact and operations, yet NGOs and non-profits are increasingly being left behind with mounting data and few resources to make use of it. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Mark Madsen (Teradata)
The first person to conceive of something is usually not the first. They're the first to re-conceive at a point where the current technology caught up to someone else's idea. We're at a point today where many old ideas are being reinvented. Hear why looking to the past, beyond your core field of interest, is worthwhile. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Richard Merkin (Heritage Provider Network)
Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, is pleased to announce the winner of the first $3 million dollar Heritage Health Progress Prize. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Anne Wright (CMU)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
The BodyTrack Project is building tools, both technological and cultural, to empower more people to embrace an "investigator" role in their own lives Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Ken Bado (MarkLogic)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 2 ratings)
Big Data is more than just volume and velocity. MarkLogic CEO Ken Bado will address why complexity is the key gotcha for organizations trying to outflank their competition by managing Big Data in real time. Learn how winners today are using MarkLogic to manage the complexity of their unstructured information to drive revenue and results. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Hilary Mason (Cloudera Fast Forward Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
The flow of data across the social web tells us what people, around the world, are paying attention to at any given moment. Understanding this flow is both a mathematical and a human problem, as we develop and adapt techniques to find stories in the data. Come hear about the expected and the surprises in the bitly data, as well as generalized techniques that apply to any 'realtime' data system. Read more.
Location: Sutton Parlors
Arnab Gupta (Opera Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
This talk will discuss the pitfalls of the man versus machine premise while underscoring the need for man and machine to work together in order to make the most of Big Data. We will also address the need to create a new, visual language to allow humans and machines to realize the full potential of their collaboration. Read more.


  • Aster Data
  • EMC Greenplum
  • GE
  • Lexis Nexis
  • MarkLogic
  • Tableau Software
  • Cloudera
  • DataStax
  • Informatica
  • DataSift
  • Splunk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Datameer
  • Impetus
  • Karmasphere
  • MapR Technologies
  • Pervasive
  • Platform Computing
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Sybase
  • Xeround
  • Media-Science
  • Platfora

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