Keynotes


Tuesday June 28, 2016


Rob Bearden
CEO
Hortonworks

Data is Transforming Everything: Data has become the most important and valuable asset for every enterprise. Every business across every industry needs to transform to become data-driven. The new Data Economy requires a shift in thinking from architecture and business models to underlying technical infrastructure and deployment. In this talk Rob will cover the business imperatives surrounding this shift and how to capitalize and take advantage of this changing economy no matter the industry or line of business.

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Arun Murthy
Co-Founder
Hortonworks

Welcome to Hadoop's Teenage Years: In 2006, Apache Hadoop had its first line of code committed to what has become a breakthrough technology. A decade later, we are witness to open source innovation that has literally changed the face of business. Hadoop and related technologies have become the enterprise data platform, fueled by a rich ecosystem capable of supporting any application, any data, anywhere. Join Hortonworks Co-Founder Arun Murthy as he as he drills down into the current and future state of Hadoop and reviews community initiatives aimed at enabling the next wave of modern data applications that are well governed and easy to deploy on-premises and in the cloud.
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Joseph Sirosh
Corporate Vice President of the Data group
Microsoft

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of A.C.I.D: Algorithms, Cloud, IoT, and Data (A.C.I.D) are driving the revolution of ambient intelligence. Hadoop, R and Machine Learning are important tools of this revolution. Join Microsoft’s Joseph Sirosh for a conversation about how the Unreasonable Effectiveness of ACID is transforming everything from ecommerce and manufacturing, to sports and education, to healthcare and gaming.
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Brian Durkin
Innovation Strategist
Progressive Insurance

Scaling Big Data for Usage-Based Insurance at Progressive: Progressive Insurance Big Data is increasingly ubiquitous, this we know. When used properly, it leads companies down a path to more personalized interactions with their customers and influences business strategy, and that's especially true at Progressive Insurance. But with the proliferation of data comes a simple but daunting question: how do we best use it? Learn how one of the country's top insurers continues to unlock answers hidden in more than 15 billion miles of driving data. Pawan is currently the data and analytics business leader where he oversees the data and analytic strategy for Progressive. Brian an Innovation Strategist, providing expertise on new business ideas and introduces novel solutions to accomplish Progressive's enterprise goals.
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Pawan Divakarla
Business Leader, Data & Analytics
Progressive Insurance

Scaling Big Data for Usage-Based Insurance at Progressive: Progressive Insurance Big Data is increasingly ubiquitous, this we know. When used properly, it leads companies down a path to more personalized interactions with their customers and influences business strategy, and that's especially true at Progressive Insurance. But with the proliferation of data comes a simple but daunting question: how do we best use it? Learn how one of the country's top insurers continues to unlock answers hidden in more than 15 billion miles of driving data. Pawan is currently the data and analytics business leader where he oversees the data and analytic strategy for Progressive. Brian an Innovation Strategist, providing expertise on new business ideas and introduces novel solutions to accomplish Progressive's enterprise goals.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Peter Monaco
Vice President of Engineering for Communications Products
Yahoo!

Peter Monaco is Vice President of Engineering for Communications Products at Yahoo. He leads the teams responsible for personal search and data engineering within Yahoo Mail. Peter's areas of expertise include server-based software platforms, machine learning, algorithms, speech recognition, and natural language understanding.

Peter joined Yahoo in 2013 with the acquisition of Xobni ("Inbox", spelled backwards), where he was the Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that he led the development of mobile products at Tellme Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft. Peter was also a co-founder of Nuance Communications, the world leader in speech recognition and natural language understanding.



Chris Eidler
VP Solutions Engineering
CDI

Enterprise Grade Hadoop – Accelerating the Value of Big Data: 10 years after the birth of Hadoop, many enterprises are still leaving big data opportunities on the table. To some extent, Hadoop projects have been limited to science experiments, simple workloads, and pilots for the vast majority of early adopters. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed a solution that solves these challenges through a robust, yet flexible offering to deliver a future-proof data-centric foundation that scales with your evolving business needs. This session will share the HPE vision on how the community can move together to drive Hadoop forward and unlock the most value out of Apache Hadoop without compromise.

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James Malone
Product Manager
Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud At Scale: Time to roll up the sleeves and spin up a Google Cloud Dataproc (managed Spark/Hadoop) cluster with over 2000 cores to analyze the GDELT data set and tear the cluster down all within 10 minutes. While the job is running we will explain how we've designed software and hardware infrastructure to make Spark and Hadoop run extremely efficiently and fast on Google Cloud Platform. James is a product manager for Google Cloud Platform and manages Cloud Dataproc and Google's participation in Apache Beam (incubating).
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Dr. Ken Buetow
Director of Computational Sciences and Informatics program for Complex Adaptive Systems
Arizona State University

Dr. Ken Buetow is a human genetics and genomics researcher who leverages computational tools to understand complex traits such as cancer, liver disease, and obesity. Dr. Buetow currently serves as Director of Computational Sciences and Informatics program for Complex Adaptive Systems at Arizona State University (CAS@ASU) and is a professor in the School of Life Sciences in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

CAS@ASU applies systems approaches that leverage ASU’s interdisciplinary research strengths to address complex global challenges. The Computational Sciences and Informatics program is developing and applying information technology to collect, connect, and enhance trans-disciplinary knowledge both within ASU and across the broader knowledge-generating ecosystems. CAS@ASU is creating a Next Generation Cyber Capability to address the challenges and opportunities afforded by “Big Data” and the emergence of 4th Paradigm Data Science. This capability brings state-of-the-art computational approaches to CAS@ASU’s transdisciplinary, use-inspired research efforts.

The Buetow laboratory undertakes its mission through a systems approach in which genetic analytic methods are applied to clinical and multiple high-throughput molecular characterizations integrated through informatics. It approaches diseases such as cancer as a complex adaptive system. The laboratory has a long history of developing and applying bioinformatics methods to find genetic components underlying complex traits. In early work with genome-wide gene sequence data, the laboratory developed approaches to computationally identify variants. More recently, the analytic approaches have been extended to systematically identify insertion/deletion variation, translocations, and rearrangements in genome and transcriptome data. In a complementary approach, the laboratory is developing and applying methods that map phenotypes to canonical biological process networks. Application of these approaches using genome-wide gene data indicate they have the capacity to objectively identify networks universally altered in multiple cancer types or networks that drive components of individual cancer phenotypes.

The above approaches are applied within the Buetow laboratory in its studies of liver disease progressing to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC is a quintessential complex trait, with well-characterized environmental risk factors and a complex genetic etiology. Diverse conditions such as chronic virus infection, obesity, and diabetes appear to drive progression of liver disease that can lead to HCC.

Dr. Buetow previously served as the Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology within the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI). In that capacity he initiated and oversaw the NCI’s efforts to connect the global cancer community through community-developed, standards-based, interoperable informatics capabilities that enable secure exchange and use of biomedical data. He was responsible for coordinating biomedical informatics and information technology at the NCI.



Jay A. Etchings
Director of Operations for Research Computing
Arizona State University

Jay A. Etchings –Holds an appointment to the role of Director of Operations for Research Computing at Arizona State University.

Research Computing is a new initiative led by the University's most senior leaders addressing fluid technical environments that support highly computational workloads, petascale data analysis and emerging innovation in research education. Mr. Etchings leads a team focused on open source development of biomedical informatics toolsets for use in highly parallel environments, OpenStack Cloud development for Life Sciences utilizing Big Data Ecosystem components (Data Intensive Research) and ubiquitous computing, making research computing to all who require it, furthering knowledge and discovery of public value. Mr. Etchings holds appointments with the Open Daylight Foundation (Linux Foundation), The Open Networking Foundation, Internet2, The Open Fog Consortium, and has served at The National Science Foundation as a proposal panel reviewer.



Ben Hammersley

Ben Hammersley is a leading international consultant futurist and speaker on the networked world. In 2014 he presented the landmark BBC television series, "Cybercrime with Ben Hammersley". He has authored 5 books including “64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then”. Ben has reported on technology for numerous publications including The Times and the Guardian. He was deputy editor of WIRED magazine and is currently Editor at Large.

Hammersley is an author, futurist and technologist specializing in the effects of the internet and the ubiquitous digital network on the world's political, cultural and social spheres. He enjoys an international career as a trends and digital expert, explaining complex technological and sociological topics to lay audiences, and as a high-level advisor on these matters to governments and business.

Hammersley's TV series "Cybercrime, with Ben Hammersley" was broadcast worldwide in 2014 on BBC World News, and in the UK on the BBC News Channel. In this ground-breaking 6 part series, shot in the US, China, Nigeria, the UK and across Europe, Ben investigated the darker side of the internet: from government surveillance and NSA whistleblowers in Washington, to scammers and spammers in Lagos; from hardware hackers in Shenzhen, to cyber-warriors in London.

Hammersley is a Fellow at The Brookings Institute in Washington DC, a fellow at the Robert Schuman School of Advanced Study at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and Innovator-in-Residence at the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also a Member of the High Level Group on Media Freedom at the European Commission. Ben is the author of five books, including the acclaimed 64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then, which is a guide to the new concepts of the modern world. He is contributing editor of WIRED Magazine and writes regularly for the international media including The Financial Times.

In addition to fellowships from the United Nations, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Art, Hammersley was the UK Prime Minister's Ambassador to Tech City, the East London district which aims to be Europe's center of innovation and the location of choice for tech and digital companies and investors. He also sits on the Tech City Advisory Board. He was also previously Head of Digital at SIX Creative where he was responsible for creating, building and managing an international team dedicated to bringing cutting-edge internet strategy, design, and production to leading fashion and beauty brands worldwide.

Amongst Hammersley's unusual achievements is that he invented the word "Podcast". He has spoken for festivals, universities, think tanks and corporations all over the world including regularly at 10 Downing Street (UK Prime Minister), Deutsche Telekom, European Commission, Brookings Institute, and the Royal Institution.


Thursday, June 30, 2016


Mark Holderbaugh
Senior Director
Yahoo!

  A Song of Scale and Utilization: An overview Yahoos's efforts in balancing scale and utilization in big data platforms. The talk will give a hi-level overview of topics on scale/utilization being presented by Yahoo during 2016 Hadoop Summit including Hadoop Overcommit, Running Pig on Tez at Scale, and Resource Aware Scheduling in Storm.



Sanjay Radia
Co-Founder
Hortonworks

The Elephant in the Clouds: CIO's and enterprise architects increasingly see the cloud as a strategic platform to support their big data initiatives, and Hadoop in the cloud solutions are available today that deliver next-generation insights quickly and economically. Join Hortonworks Co-Founder Sanjay Radia as he as he discusses the technical underpinnings and next wave of investments aimed at enabling Hadoop in the cloud to truly shine. Sanjay will touch on key technical considerations related to shared data, shared metadata, and SLA-driven processing. And since speed to value is a key driver for embracing cloud, a look at enabling rapid deployment for the most common use cases will also be covered
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Joe Witt
Senior Director of Engineering
Hortonworks

Data Hacks and Demos: Come join Joe and his band of coding geeks for a look at cool demos, exciting hacks and how data-in-motion and data-at-rest are anything, but boring. Be inspired and challenged as you see some cool stuff and how data is changing the world. All code samples will be on github so bring your laptops. Powerpoint is banned from this session!
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Robin Purohit
Enterprise Solutions Organization
BMC Software Inc.

Big data fish. Big data lake: Becoming a big fish in the big data lake takes more than just brains and brawn. You need a little automated help along the way because let's face it – there's a lot of data out there. All running amok in murky data lakes – lakes so deep and so wide, you can't see across it, you can't see the bottom. As businesses struggle to keep pace, those who can farm data from these lakes smartly, automatically and systematically win the prize. In this keynote, BMC's Robin Purohit, Group President of ESO, offers tips for those who want to flex their gills in the big data lake. He'll highlight the importance of automating, optimizing and getting holistic visibility into your Hadoop clusters. It's time to make data your new weapon for achieving off-the-hook competitive advantage.



Andrew Leamon
Director Data Analysis
Comcast

Improving Customer Experience by Managing Big Data at High Speeds: At Comcast we are focused on making Customer Experience our best product. We serve tens on millions of customers with High Speed Internet Service, IP Telephony Service, Home Security and Automation as well as an Emmy Award winning X1 Video Service. Across all of these services and the infrastructure that supports them we want our customers to have a superior and flawless experience. We will discuss our approach to respond to real-time data and how this is improving Customer Experience. We are making better business decisions with a shorter time to insight as these open-source technologies becomes a force multiplier for the organization.  
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L. Carey James, Jr
Director Business Development
EMC Global Solutions

Gaining Richer Insights and Business Outcomes with the EMC Big Data Portfolio: A recent study by IDC suggests that world data growth is expanding at a 5x rate, and will lead to as much as 40,000 exabytes by 2020. With data generation at such enormous rates, it is becoming essential that our interaction and understanding of these sets must bring out the value in a way that reveals rich insights and truly enhances business outcomes. However, faced with obstacles from ingesting and indexing the right data from multiple sources to not being able to retain data long enough, and waiting on IT to spin up sufficient resources, businesses can struggle in their Big Data initiatives early on. EMC knows these challenges first-hand as we have been through them ourselves. From this experience, we have learned two things: the power of data is a game changer and the power of infrastructure is essential to discovering actionable insights. In this session, we will review the EMC Big Data Portfolio and related services that will help get your own initiatives off the ground– no matter where you are on your Big Data journey.



Seetha Chakrapany
Head of Marketing Analytics
Macy's

Reaping the Benefits of Big-data Solutions at Macy's: Come hear how Macy's, the nation's seventh largest online retailer, benefits from the power and capabilities of big data systems. Learn how a 150-year-old brand is transforming its business in the digital economy. Seetha Chakrapany heads the Marketing Analytic and CRM Systems teams at Macy's. This department provides the analytic eco-system that offers statistical analysis, ad-hoc analysis, predictive analysis, data mining, text mining, data visualization, and reporting capabilities at an enterprise scale.
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