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Make Data Work
Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Paul Zikopoulos

Paul Zikopoulos
VP BigData, Competitive, and TechSales, IBM CANADA


Competitive Database and Big Data teams. Paul is an award winning writer and speaker with more than 20 years of experience in Information Management and is seen as a global expert in Big Data and Analytic technologies. Independent groups often recognize Paul as a thought leader with nominations to SAP’s “Top 50 Big Data Twitter Influencers”, Big Data Republic’s “Most Influential”, Onalytica’s “Top 100”, and AnalyticsWeek “Thought Leader in Big Data and Analytics” lists. Technopedia listed him a “Big Data Expert to Follow” and he was consulted on the topic of Big Data by the popular TV show “60 Minutes”. Paul has written more than 350 magazine articles and 18 books, some of which include “Hadoop for Dummies”, “Harness the Power of Big Data”, “Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data”, “New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data: DB2 10.5”, “DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling”, “DB2 Certification for Dummies”, “DB2 for Dummies”, and more. In his spare time, he enjoys all sorts of sporting activities, including running with his dog Chachi, swimming, and overall fitness training (he no longer worries about avoiding punches in his MMA training as an eventual understanding that he became too slow for full contact forced him into retirement). Ultimately, Paul is trying to figure out the world according to Chloë—his daughter.


10:05am–10:10am Friday, 10/17/2014
Keynotes, Sponsored
Location: 1D
Paul Zikopoulos (IBM CANADA)
Average rating: **...
(2.97, 29 ratings)
In this session you'll see an application that builds on in-place existing technologies like Hadoop to deliver understandable results. You'll hear a story where analytics at rest was applied to unstructured data using a simple SQL-like development environment, a&findings were promoted to the frontier of the business to score, in real time, monetizable intent, assess reputations & more. . Read more.
11:00am–11:40am Friday, 10/17/2014
Office Hour
Location: Table F
Paul Zikopoulos (IBM CANADA)
During office hours, Paul will elaborate on his keynote (“A Word Too Much Repeated Falls Out of Being—So Why is big data Being Talked About so Much?”) and explore more closely an actual application that builds on in-place existing technologies such as Hadoop to deliver understandable results. Read more.