Big Data: Turning the Information Overload into an Information Advantage

Sponsored, Nassau (NY Hilton)

Big data is everywhere, and it is increasingly complex and growing quickly, rendering manual and legacy approaches obsolete. Organizations can only realize the business value of big data with a meaning based platform technology that automatically understands all data, structured and unstructured, in real time. Join this session to learn more about Big Data and the technologies around it, including IDOL, Vertica, and Hadoop.

This session is sponsored by Autonomy

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Chris Selland

HP Vertica

Chris Selland recently joined HP Vertica as VP of Marketing and brings 20+ years of success driving demand and revenue via innovative online, search & inbound marketing programs as well as leading key strategic alliance & corporate development initiatives for entrepreneurial, high-growth companies including SoundBite Communications (NASDAQ:SDBT), Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT) and Lumigent Technologies (acquired by BeyondTrust).

Chris is an established thought leader, speaker and author on customer strategy-related topics including CRM, Customer Metrics & Loyalty, Customer Support and Social Media Marketing, and is an Expert Advisor at as well as a founding member of the Enterprise Irregulars. Earlier in his career he was VP of CRM and Internet Research at the Yankee Group, and later founded Reservoir Partners, a customer strategy research firm that merged with Aberdeen Group, where he became VP of Sell-Side Research.

Chris serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, and has a BS in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in International Business & Economics from NYU Stern School of Business.

He is an experienced Business Development & Marketing executive, with deep domain expertise in the areas of enterprise software, service & CRM strategies as well as technology industry economics, alliance strategies, and corporate development/M&A.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Selland founded Reservoir Partners L.P., a CRM/enterprise software advisory & consulting firm in 2001, which merged in 2004 with Aberdeen Group (acquired by Harte-Hanks) where he served as Vice President of Sell-Side Research. Mr. Selland also served as an M&A/market advisor for Covington Associates, an Investment Bank specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions in the enterprise software and services industries. He also served as Vice President of e-Business Strategies at the Yankee Group, a technology research and consulting firm which was acquired by Reuters.

Mr. Selland has also held senior sales and marketing positions at Lumigent Technologies (Acquired by BeyondTrust), Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT), SoundBite Communications (NASDAQ:SDBT), ON Technology (Acquired by Symantec), Access Technologies (Acquired by Computer Associates) and Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR).

Mr. Selland is past President of the Customer Relationship Management Association (CRMA). In addition, he has been frequently quoted in major business and industry publications, and is a past member of the CRM Magazine Editorial Advisory Board. He is an accomplished public speaker and presenter, having chaired and spoken at numerous leading industry conferences.

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Jerome Levadoux


Jerome Levadoux is Senior Vice President, Solutions and Alliances for Autonomy, an HP Company. Prior to joining Autonomy, Jerome held positions in the areas of Corporate Strategy and Product Management at SAP, and most recently served as SVP, IT Management line of Business at SAP Labs.

Jerome holds a BS in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris, an MS in Operations Research from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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