Schedule: Bridge to Big Data sessions

The worlds of big data and business intelligence (BI) are colliding: this day will help you manage the transition, tracking both what’s new and different, and which hard-won BI experience matters even more in the big data world.

Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.

Mark Madsen (Think Big Analytics), Marc Demarest (Noumenal, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 7 ratings)
To kick off Bridge to Big Data Day, we present two views of big data. Is it truly something new, or just an evolution of what we have already? Join us for an interesting and entertaining talk that will help frame your thinking on big data. Read more.
Bridge to Big Data, Nassau (NY Hilton)
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
For CIOs, IT executives, and technology professionals, Strata's Bridge to Big Data lays out the roadmap to get your organization up to speed on big data. In this all-day event, learn how to create big data strategy, manage your first pilot project, demystify vendor solutions and understand how big data differs from BI. Read more.
Oreilly_BSchmarzo Bill (EMC Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Great big data strategies align an organization, across lines of business and IT. Focusing first on the business strategy and its supporting initiatives, a great strategy will be clear and concise, and lead naturally to identifying the technological requirements that form an action plan. Read more.
Krish Krishnan (Sixth Sense Advisors Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
If you are a manager on the IT team in your organization, chances are there is already a lot of buzz around big data. If you are wondering if this hype amounts to just another IT project, wait. Big data affects the whole enterprise, and requires more business ownership and drive than just IT. Read more.
Sheridan Hitchens (Auction.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
A lot has been presented on the tools, models and technologies you should employ in Big Data, but this talk will focus on the critical strategies and tactics you need to employ. In particular it will address such as finding and hiring the right talent, designing the right roles and responsibilities, building the right processes into your group, and molding the culture of the whole organization. Read more.
Joe Hellerstein (UC Berkeley)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
In this talk I will discuss the realities of human productivity bottlenecks in data analysis, and give an overview of research and product directions for addressing this critical bottleneck in a substantive way. Read more.
Michael Gold (Farsite), Ryan McClarren (Farsite)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Big data initiatives often begin with a pilot project. This can generate internal support to invest in larger big data initiatives. Nevertheless, executing pilot projects can be difficult, and many pilots don’t convert into larger big data projects. In this session we’ll explore the challenges of big data pilots and suggest ways to plan and execute a successful pilot. Read more.
Jim Walker (Hortonworks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 7 ratings)
With the rise of Apache Hadoop, a next-generation enterprise data architecture is emerging that connects the systems powering business transactions and business analytics Read more.
Steve Francia (10gen)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
While Hadoop is the most well-known technology in big data, it's not always the most approachable or appropriate solution for data storage and processing. In this session you'll learn about enterprise NoSQL architectures, with examples drawn from real-world deployments, as well as how to apply big data regardless of the size of your own enterprise. Read more.

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