November 06 to 08 2015, Dallas, USA.

Global Big Data Conference

Day -1 ( Nov 6 8:30AM- 8:00PM )

Big Data Track

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:40AM Overcoming the top five misconceptions about predictive analytics (Sai Devulapalli, Director, EMC)
9:40 AM - 10:20AM Keynote: Govern Data For Analytics And Insight At Scale (Michele Goetz, Industry Analyst, Forrester Research)
10:20AM -10:40AM Morning Break
10:40 AM - 11:20AM Customer Value Analytics for Retail and CPG (Sinan Gurman, Director, Capgemini)
11:20 AM - 12:00PM Telecom Use Case: MetroPCS free international VoIP calls ("ILD"): how we didn't go bankrupt! (Gregg Woodcock, President, Splunxter)
12:00 PM - 12:50PM Lunch Break
12:50PM - 1:00PM IoT a Startup Perspective (Mel Gunawardena, Managing Partner, Synergen Tech Labs & Synergen Health)
1:00PM - 1:40PM Master Data Management Using Big Data Technologies (Ashok Nayak, Managing Director, Accenture)
1:40PM - 2:20PM One Year of Cassandra Failures (Donny Nadolny, Software Engineer, PagerDuty)
2:20PM - 3:00PM Beyond Traditional BI and Reporting: Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics and Machine Learning in the Big Data World (Joseph brandenburg, Chief Data Scientist, Dunn Solutions Group)
3:00PM -3:30PM Break
3:30PM - 4:10PM Customer Adoption (Building solutions customers will actually use) (Dewayne Washington, Manager, Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport)
4:10PM - 4:50PM Impact of Big Data Analytics on Data Validation and Quality Assurance (Siddhartha Tomar, Sr. Director Operations, Cognizant Technology Solutions)
4:50PM - 5:30PM Leverage Big Data to enhance shopper-centricity in grocery retail (Adelino De Almeida, Founder, Analytics4Retail)
5:30PM - 6:00PM Data governance and impact on data projects (Gautham Vemuganti, Manager, Pricewaterhouse Coopers)

Workshop

6:00PM - 8:00PM Splunk Rapid Boot Camp: From Clueless to Dangerous in less than 2 hours!

Day -2 ( Nov 7 7:45AM- 7:00PM )

Workshop

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 8:30PM Introduction to Spark & Hadoop (Srini Penchikala, Lead Editor, InfoQ)
8:30 AM - 12:00PM Spark Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 4:30PM Advanced Spark Workshop
4:30PM - 7:00PM Workshop : Real-time Streaming and Machine Learning on Hadoop: Storm and Spark  (Paul Hargis,  Solutions Engineer, Hortonworks)

Day - 3 ( Nov 8 7:45AM- 7:00PM )

Workshop

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00AM - 8:15AM Introduction to NoSQL (Srini Penchikala, Lead Editor, InfoQ)
8:15 AM - 11:00AM Cassandra Workshop
11:00 AM - 12:30PM MongoDB & Neo4J
12:30 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 1:40PM What Landing a Rover on Mars Taught us about Optimization of Marketing Strategies for Loan Portfolios (David Bose, Vice President, Analytical Mechanics Associates)
 
1:40PM - 2:10PM Leveraging Apache Spark for Big Data Analytics & Machine Learning - Navigating the road to success!(Aamer Charania, Director, Humana)
 
2:10PM - 5:00PM IoT Bootcamp:
IoT Strategy, Market opportunities and Careers
IoT Devices and related technologies
IoT Architecture and related technologies
5:00PM - 6:00PM Introduction to R
6:00PM - 7:00PM Big Data Use cases deep dive, Brainstorming & providing solutions to attendee use cases (Madhu Ganta, Solution Architect, Cloudera)

NOTE: Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice

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