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About Strata Summit

Strata Summit offers two days on the essential high-level strategies for thriving in "the harsh light of data," delivered by the battle-tested business and technology pioneers who are leading the way. It's a crystal ball into the future of data for thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and technologists who want to see where the world is going. It is the nexus of connection for innovators looking to present, learn, and meet with others who are shaping the face of society by connecting companies, citizens and governments to one another.

Who Should Attend Strata Summit

Enterprise and startup C-types and executives driving the next evolution of data-driven decisions for their companies—from industries such as Finance, Banking, Insurance, Media, Advertising, Healthcare, Retail, Government; VCs. Business Intelligence strategists, and other self-identified "industry insiders".

Program Committee

Edd Dumbill Edd Dumbill
is program chair for Strata and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. A technologist and writer, he also leads the design and implementation of conference software at O'Reilly. Edd was the editor of for many years, and program chair for the XML Europe and XTech conferences.

Alistair Croll Alistair Croll
is the Founder of Bitcurrent, a research firm focused on cloud computing. He is also a principal at startup accelerator Rednod and incubator Year One Labs; an advisor to various technology venture firms; an executive at CloudOps; the founder of the Bitnorth conference; the founder of the Human 2.0 blog on emerging technologies; and a board member of Visible Government.

Prior to Bitcurrent, Alistair co-founded web performance management firm Coradiant, as well as Networkshop, the analyst firm from which Coradiant was created. He has also worked as a product manager for 3Com Corporation, Primary Access, and Eicon Technology.

Alistair is a frequent contributor to a range of technology publications. He has taught at industry conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo, IGT, Interop, Structure, Enterprise 2.0, Velocity, Mesh, and eMetrics. He is also a contributor to Web OperationsI (2010, O'Reilly), the co-author of Complete Web Monitoring (2009, O'Reilly) and co-author of Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks (1999, Prentice-Hall).

Committee Members

  • Nancy Abila, O'Reilly
  • Joe Adler, LinkedIn
  • Dave Beckett, Digg
  • Rob Bodkin, Think Big Analytics
  • Carla Borsoi, AOL
  • Amber Case, Case Organic
  • Brian Dolan, Discovix
  • Mike Driscoll, Dataspora
  • Kellan Elliott-McCrea, Etsy
  • David Fallside, IBM
  • Jonathan Gray, Facebook
  • Nick Grossman, OpenPlans
  • Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera
  • Tom Hughes-Croucher, Yahoo!
  • Paul Kedrosky, Kauffman Foundation
  • Florian Leibert, Twitter
  • Maribel Lopez, Lopez Research
  • Mike Loukides, O'Reilly
  • Roger Magoulas, O'Reilly
  • Hilary Mason,
  • Abhishek Mehta, Bank of America
  • Sarah Novotny, Blue Gecko
  • DJ Patil, LinkedIn
  • Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen
  • Toby Segaran, Google
  • Rebecca Shapley, Google
  • Pete Skomoroch, LinkedIn
  • Julie Steele, O'Reilly
  • Bradford Stephens, Drawn to Scale
  • Andrew Vande Moere, Infosthetics
  • Simon Wardley, LEF (Leading Edge Forum)
  • Matt Webb, BERG
  • Chris Wensel, Concurrent


  • Aster Data
  • EMC Greenplum
  • GE
  • Lexis Nexis
  • MarkLogic
  • Tableau Software
  • Cloudera
  • DataStax
  • Informatica
  • DataSift
  • Splunk
  • 1010data
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Connotate
  • Media-Science
  • Microsoft SQL Server

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Susan Stewart at

Press & Media

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