Schedule: Business sessions

Location: Sutton North Level: Intermediate
John Lucker (Deloitte)
Analytics projects are often bedeviled – or simply stopped in their tracks – by challenges emanating from organizational culture, misunderstanding of statistical concepts, and discomfort with probabilistic reasoning. This talk will provide a number of case studies and offer practical tips for achieving organizational buy-in. Read more.
Location: Sutton North Level: Non-technical
Joseph Adler (Facebook)
One of the best ways to use data is for marketing purposes: to help deliver the most relevant products to your customers. This talk will describe LinkedIn's approach to marketing: the philosophy behind our marketing efforts, the way that we use data, and the technical systems that we use to do personalized marketing at scale. Read more.
Location: Sutton North Level: Non-technical
Jeremy Howard ( | USF | and
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
'Crowdsourcing big data' might sound like a randomly generated selection of buzz words, but it turns out to represent a powerful leap forward in the accuracy of predictive analytics. This session will explore the reasons why this is the case, using case studies from the fields of astronomy, sports ratings systems and tourism forecasting. Read more.
Location: Sutton North Level: Non-technical
Bill Schmarzo (EMC Consulting)
“Big data” provides the opportunity to combine new, rich data sources in novel ways to discover business insights. How do you use analytics to exploit this data so that it will yield real business value? Learn a proven technique that ensures you identify where and how big data analytics can be successfully deployed within your organization. Case study examples will demonstrate its use. Read more.
Location: Sutton North Level: Non-technical
Abhishek Mehta (Tresata)
How the core principles of Hadoop address the core problems in banking … and will lead to a transformation of an industry in need of one. Read more.
Location: Sutton North Level: Non-technical
Jeannie Stamberger (Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Disaster Mgmt Initiative)
A deep dive into how big data plays in emergency management, from boots on the ground to business continuity - now and in the future. User interfaces for sense-making will be discussed. Read more.
Location: Sutton North Level: Intermediate
Robert Munro (CrowdFlower)
We will talk about Global Viral Forecasting's 'EpidemicIQ' project, which tracks all the globe's known and potential disease outbreaks. It is the largest humanitarian application of machine-learning and crowdsourcing to date, dynamically adapting to new threats and data sources in real-time. Read more.
Location: Sutton North Level: Non-technical
Amaresh Tripathy (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Analytical culture is the substrate necessary for organizations to turn the promise of data driven decisions to reality. Fostering and developing such a culture is hard. The presentation will focus on a set of organizational and solution design principles gleaned from real world experiences that have proven to be very effective to build an analytical culture. Read more.
Location: Sutton North Level: Non-technical
Jake Flomenberg (Splunk), Denise Hemke (
This session examines the challenges and approaches for collecting, organizing and extracting value from machine data – the data generated continuously by all IT systems containing a record of all activity and behavior. Harnessing this data can provide valuable new insights for both IT and business users. This session will be hosted by Splunk's CIO and Read more.
Location: Sutton North Level: Intermediate
Dwight Merriman (10gen)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
This session will introduce the history and philosophy of MongoDB. We'll also review a few key use cases for NoSQL and MongoDB in particular. 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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