Big Data Is Going Mainstream!
Explore Enterprise IT's Two Biggest
Game Changers – Big Data & Cloud Computing – Under One Roof
Come to New York in June and get yourself fully
up to date with the Big Data revolution!
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Get a jump on that rapidly evolving trend at Big Data Expo 2014 New York, co-located with 14th Cloud Expo – being held June 10 - 12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York, NY.
As advanced data storage, access and analytics technologies aimed at handling high-volume and/or fast moving data all move center stage, aided by the cloud computing boom, Big Data Expo is the single most effective event for you to learn how to use you own enterprise data – processed in the cloud – most effectively to drive value for your business with analytics.
A recent Gartner report predicts that the volume of enterprise data overall will increase by a phenomenal 650% over the next five years.
We are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation.
The surest way to help yourself and your company obtain maximum value from your enterprise data with analytics and to understand why Big Data is going mainstream is by attending Big Data Expo 2014 New York.
See you in New York in June!
The Perfect Enterprise IT Storm | CEO Power Panel at Big Data Expo In this CEO Power Panel at 13th Cloud Expo, moderated by Cloud Expo Tech Chair Larry Carvalho, Greg O'Connor, CEO of AppZero, Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, and Jeff Tegethoff, CEO of Appcore, discuss how cloud and Big Data are changing the world.
Stake Your Company's Claim to Share of the $100 Billion+ Big Data Industry!
The Big Data industry, already worth $100 billion+, is growing twice as fast as the software business as a whole. It is so strategic to the future of Enterprise IT that giants like Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, and SAP have now between them spent more than $15 billion acquiring software firms specializing in data management and analytics.
Forward-thinking organizations realize that Big Data requires a new class of technology, so join us in New York at Big Data Expo and learn about the innovative solutions that are already leading the way.
As the management and analysis of massive amounts of data becomes an industry in its own right, is your own company up to speed?
SYS-CON's Cloud Expo Expo drew more than 7,000 attendees at Jacob Javits Center
Six Benefits of Attending the Three-Day
Big Data Technical Program
LEARN how Big Data requires a new class of technology and what innovative solutions are currently leading the way.
HEAR first-hand from industry experts what issues and questions you should consider when evaluating your Big Data requirements and opportunities.
SEE what the potential benefits - and pitfalls - are of storing and analyzing huge amounts of raw, detailed data.
DISCOVER what your enterprise really needs to know about the growing set of Big Data tools
FIND OUT how to build scalable storage infrastructures that can handle today's larger datasets.
LEARN what works, what doesn't, and what's next.
Themes & Topics to Be Discussed Include:
• Big Data Analytics
• Scaling Big Data
• Avoiding Big Data Silos
• Data Warehousing
• Big Data & Cloud x Computing
• Big Data Economics
• HaaS: Hadoop as a x Service
• Grid Software
• Cloud-Delivered Testing
• Predictive Analytics
• Crunching Big Data with x Java
• Object Storage for Big x Unstructured Data
• Enterprise Big Data
x Computing (HPC)
• Federal Big Data
• Big Data Tools xLandscape
• Next-Gen IO x & Architecture for x Big Data
• Base Data Stores
• Big Data & Virtualization
• Big Data in Academia
• Scientific Big Data
• Big Data & Security
• Big Data & Cloud x Governance
• The Rise of Database x Sharding
• Big Data PaaS
• Big Data Search
• Big Unstructured Data xStorage
• Big Data & xBioinformatics
• Enterprise Cloud x Orchestration
• Moving Big Data x In and Out of the Cloud
• "The BigData Office"
• The World's DNA Big x Data Challenge
• Big Data Services
• Big Data & Interactive x Analytics
• COBOL in Big Data x Analytics
• Big Data & Healthcare
SYS-CON Events Expo Floor at New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center
Big Data Expo 2014 Sample Sessions
Securing the Cloud: A Pragmatic Approach
By Majed Saadi
Fueled by the global economic situation, the government's focus on datacenter consolidation and the "Cloud First" initiative, Cloud Computing continues to be the buzzword of the year. As government agencies start to adopt cloud computing, additional challenges including security in the cloud have become prominent barriers to adoption.
Speaker Bios: Majed Saadi is the Director of the Cloud Computing Practice at SRA International. His practice encompasses service areas from Cloud Strategy Development to Cloud Management and all areas in between Cloud Readiness, Cloud Engineering, and Cloud Modernization. [continued]
Shape and Meaning: An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis
By Anthony Bak
Anthony Bak will discuss how Ayasdi uses Topological Data Analysis to solve complex problems for companies, foundations and academics. He will start with an overview of the core algorithm used in TDA and describe how it forms a unifying framework for many machine learning and data analysis tasks. He will demonstrate how Ayasdi turns this idea into a product with uses cases and a live demonstration of the software.
Speaker Bios: Anthony Bak is a Senior Data Scientist and Mathematician at Ayasdi, a data analytics startup based in Palo Alto CA. Prior to Ayasdi, Anthony was a postdoc at Stanford University where worked Ayasdi co-founder Gunnar Carlsson on new methods and applications of Topological Data Analysis. [continued]
Using Cascading to Build Enterprise Data Applications that Drive Innovation and Advantage
By Alexis Roos
Cascading is the popular Java-based application development framework for building Big Data applications on Apache Hadoop. This open source framework allows you to leverage existing skillsets such as Java, SQL, R, and more to create enterprise-grade applications without having to think in MapReduce. Concurrent, Inc.'s Alexis Roos will give an introduction to Cascading, how it works, and then dive into how enterprises can start building applications with Cascading. Come and see how companies like Twitter, eBay, Etsy, and other data-driven companies are taking advantage of Cascading and how Cascading is changing the business of Big Data in the enterprise!
Speaker Bios: Alexis Roos is a Senior Solutions Architect focusing on Big Data solutions at Concurrent, Inc. He has over 18 years of experience in software and sales engineering, helping both Fortune 500 firms and start-ups build new products that leverage Big Data, application infrastructure, security, databases and mobile technologies. Prior, Alexis worked for Sun Microsystems and Oracle for over 13 years, and has also spent time at Couchbase and several large systems integrators over in Europe. Alexis has spoken at dozens of conferences as well as university courses and holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science with a Cognitive Science emphasis. [continued]
Big Data. The Tools That Work.
By Avi Freedman
In the past 10 years, numerous solutions have been developed to deal with limitations in the leading relational databases. But knowing which offering works best per use case can be difficult to decipher. Learn tips from Avi Freedman, ServerCentral CTO, as he covers:
• the leading Big Data tools (like NoSQL, NewSQL, document database, graph database, MapReduce, and key-value stores)
• the problems they're designed to solve
• ways to use them with applications
• "gotchas" to consider
• what to ask vendors
Speaker Bios: Avi leads the definition, sales, and engineering of ServerCentral's cloud and VMware platforms. He specializes in helping organizations around the world translate business requirements into technology infrastructures that equally benefit the business and IT. Prior to joining ServerCentral, Avi founded the first ISP in Philadelphia. He was previously recognized as Distinguished Engineer and Chief Network Scientist for Akamai, and was featured in Forbes Magazine in 1995. [continued]
Supporting Decision Making: The BI Sweet Spot
By Michael Gendron
Technology is integrated into the DNA of business and of society itself. Some of the most recent entrants are Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Mobile. By putting these technologies together, we arrive at an intersection that creates a "sweet spot" where innovation can be enhanced within your organization. This session will put those pieces together and give you tools to move your organization toward that sweet spot.
In this presentation, the BI Sweet Spot is discussed. The BI Sweet Spot ecosystem includes mobile computing, cloud computing and Big Data. An overview for each of the key components and an explanation of how these components support the BI Sweet Spot will be given. That includes a discussion of best practices for managing these essential components. The best practices discussed in this presentation represent the first-of-its-kind work in BI research that considers the inter-relationships and the combined effect of mobile, cloud and Big Data.
Speaker Bios: Dr. Gendron is an internationally known thought leader on the intersection of business intelligence, mobile, cloud, and Big Data. He has an active LinkedIn and Twitter presence and is a regular contributor to the blog at www.AllAnalytics.com. His experience includes decades of IT management as he rose through the ranks from programmer to systems analyst to CIO. Currently, he is a professor of Information Systems at CCSU. Michael has presented at international conferences and the @CloudExpo boot camp. He has authored three books, Business Driven Data Communications (Prentice Hall), Business Intelligence Applied (Wiley/SAS), and his new book, Business Intelligence and the Cloud (Wiley/SAS). [continued]
Off-Site Analytics: A study of Attribution with Big Data.
By Joel Horwitz
Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture, IBM Coremetrics, and most of today's state of the art Web Analytics products can only tell you the last or first touch of your customers. In this talk, we'll use advanced analytics attribution analysis and clickstream data collected from toolbars and web browsers to discover more touchpoints in the customer journey. We'll show example use cases with Hive, Hadoop, and Alpine to illustrate how this analysis was completed in less than 2 weeks time.
Speaker Bios: Joel Horwitz is a passionate data guru educated in engineering, chemistry, and data science. At Alpine, he is leading the way to make Data Science with Big Data and Hadoop accessible for humankind. Joel Horwitz has a Masters in Engineering in Nanotechnology and an MBA from the University of Washington and University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business. [continued]
Customer Data Paves Way for Purchase-to-use Attitude
By Matthew Shanahan
In the Subscription Economy, purchase-to-use is winning, and purchase-to-own is on its way out. The key to success is that customers are actually using a product or service and in the Subscription Economy, the future is clear: delivering value drives revenue. Accessing this data to understand usage, and resulting customer value, is mandatory to survival. Matt will discuss how businesses in industries such as telecom, SaaS, financial services, healthcare and education can, and are, leveraging data science methods to predict and avoid customer churn and increase revenue.
Speaker Bios: Matthew Shanahan has nearly 25 years of experience in the technology industry, recently serving as Chief Marketing Officer of Teranode Corporation, where he helped to establish the company as the thought leader for informatics infrastructure in the life sciences industry. In addition to his tenure at Teranode, Shanahan was the original product manager at Documentum and spent 10 years in leadership roles until the company was acquired by EMC. [continued]
Big Data's Potential in Securing the Internet of Things
By James G. Kobielus
Security is critical to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption because we want to make sure we can trust the sensors, actuators, rules engines and other connected componentry we embed in every element of our existence. Bringing this down to earth is as easy as pointing out that people's smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, appliances, entertainment centers and home security systems are all becoming IoT-connected endpoints. How vulnerable will you be to security vulnerabilities and privacy violations from any and all of these? In this session, Kobielus will discuss how IT professionals should approach addressing the security challenges of IoT. He will describe IoT vulnerabilities at the device, application, and network level. He will present a multi-layered IoT-security vision that includes incorporation of robust security protections into IoT products plus more global approaches that rely on consolidated big-data-powered security incident and event monitoring.
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Speaker Bios: James Kobielus is an industry veteran and serves as IBM's big data evangelist, as program director for big data analytics product marketing, and as editor-in-chief of IBM Data Magazine. He spearheads IBM's thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, and cognitive computing. He advises IBM's product management and marketing teams on big data analytics. He has spoken at such leading industry events as Hadoop Summit, Strata, and Forrester Business Process Forum. He has published several business technology books and is a very popular provider of original commentary on blogs and many social media. [continued]
Encryption and Access Control for Cloud and Big Data Environments
By Sol Cates
Cloud and big data present unique dilemmas: Embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization's assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? Join this discussion on how to address data security in cloud and big data environments so that your organization isn't next week's data breach headline.
Speaker Bios: Sol Cates (@solcates) was promoted to the role of CSO at Vormetric in February 2013. As CSO, he is responsible for ensuring Vormetric's internal security profile remains robust while also understanding how security is perceived and used by IT/IS and how it drives technical decision making and buying behavior at the boardroom level. Cates partners with teams through the company to engage both customers and partners, and he speaks publicly to elevate industry understanding of data security best practices in today's complex cyber threat landscape. [continued]
How to Choose the Right Cloud Database
By Janakiram MSV
Database as a service (DBaaS) is cloud database that is hosted and managed by the cloud service providers that can be accessed through public cloud or the hybrid cloud. The cloud provider takes care of provisioning, configuring, setup, maintenance, backups and patching the database. Customers are expected to export the database and start consuming the service through the pay-as-you-go model.
Speaker Bio: Janakiram MSV is Head – Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies.
Making Big Data Cost Effective in a Bare Metal Cloud
By Harold Hannon
The cloud provides an easy onramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions, particularly the latest technologies that favor scale-out architectures. Transitioning from initial deployment to a large-scale, highly performant operation without breaking the bank may not be easy.
Speaker Bio: Harold Hannon has been working in the field of software development as both an Architect and Developer for over 15 years, with a focus on workflow, integration and distributed systems.
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