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Can Big Data Save Them?

Jim Kaskade (Infochimps)
Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)

Data and analytics is a means to an end. Jim highlights a new revolution of analytic applications with some touching examples in the healthcare industry with cancer research and medication therapy management.

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Jim Kaskade


Jim Kaskade is CEO of Infochimps, a Big Data subsidiary of CSC. The Infochimps Big Data Platform is an open-standards based analytics platform for private cloud deployments used by enterprise global 2000. It is recognized as the fastest way to deploy big data analytic environments.

Prior to Infochimps Jim was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at PARC, a Xerox company, where he established PARC’s Big Data program. His work helped PARC understand how to best integrate its in-memory data processing technologies and high-performance data graph analytics to the burgeoning online services ecosystem, with a focus on predictive analytics for the retail sector. Jim also helped build PARC’s Private Cloud platform.

Jim also served as the SVP, General Manager and Chief of Cloud at SIOS Technology. He was responsible for the company’s global cloud strategy and their developments specifically in the are of private cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service.

Jim has over ten years of experience as an serial entrepreneur, leading startups as CEO ranging from cloud computing to online digital media and advertising to semiconductor technologies, from their founding to acquisition.

Jim has another ten years of experience in enterprise data warehousing, analytical applications, and business intelligence services designed to maximize the intrinsic value of data, servicing fortune 1000 companies in telecom, retail, and financial markets.

Jim has managed all facets of the new product development process from product concept to discontinuation; Led initiatives for technology acquisition, in/out licensing, as well as OEM, reseller, and referral agreements; Established several engineering joint developments and managed associated cross-functional and global teams.


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