Big Data: It's Everywhere. And So Are We.

Atlanta, Georgia
January 27, 2015

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Agenda: January 27, 2015

GTRI Conference Center
250 14th Street, NW Atlanta, Georgia 30318

MORNING
8:00am - 9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am Introductions & Welcome
9:15am - 9:45am Morning Keynote #1: Get Real with Hadoop Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture, MapR
9:45am - 10:15am Morning Keynote #2: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Tales from the Trenches of Big Data Robert Novak, Big Data Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco
10:15am - 10:30am Morning Break
10:30am-11:15am Polyglot Data Management Platform Mike Davis, Sr. Software Engineer & Matt Anderson, Sr. Solution Architecht, Liaison Technologies
11:15am - 12:00pm Practical & High-Performance Time Series Databases Ted Dunning, Committer for Apache Mahout, Drill, & ZooKeeper Projects & Chief Application Architect, MapR
AFTERNOON
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm Resistance is Futile: The Next Generation Enterprise Architechture Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture, MapR
1:45pm - 2:30pm Securing Hadoop Data Ernie Tarbox, Sr. Systems Engineer, Voltage Security
2:30pm - 2:45pm Afternoon Break
2:45pm - 3:30pm Kafka and Redis: Unexpected Tools for Building Big Data Solutions Christopher Curtin, Head of Technical Research, Silverpop, an IBM Company
3:30pm - 4:00pm Real-time Recommendations: Puppies and Ponies in Motion Ted Dunning, Committer for Apache Mahout, Drill, & ZooKeeper Projects & Chief Application Architect, MapR
4:00pm - 4:30pm Big Data Meets IT Ops: Machine data analytics using Hadoop Amir Halfon, Head of Solutions Architecture, Scaling Data
4:30pm - 6:00pm Closing Reception

Featured Speakers

Robert Novak

Big Data Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Robert Novak recently "retired" from nearly two decades as a full-stack system administrator (about half of it in big data administration) to advance and advocate big data and analytics practices for Cisco's partner organization. Robert began working with propritary big data platforms in 2003 at a search provider. His first business-critical Hadoop cluster went into production in late 2009. He entered the Cisco ecosystem in 2011, building one of the earliest and still one of the largest UCS Manager-integrated C-Series environments in the wild. He blogs on hard and soft technology topics at rsts11.com.

Ernie Tarbox

Senior Systems Engineer, Voltage Security Ernie Tarbox is Senior Systems Engineer at Voltage Security. His expertise spans data protection solution design and implementation across many different verticals for the past 14 years. These include big data and cloud infrastructure, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), payment card processing, and identity management systems for health care, retail, financial and government clients.

Jim Scott

Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture, MapR Jim is the cofounder of the Chicago Hadoop Users Group (CHUG), where he has coordinated the Chicago Hadoop community for the past 4 years. Jim has held positions running Operations, Engineering, Architecture and QA teams. Jim has worked in the Consumer Packaged Goods, Digital Advertising, Digital Mapping, Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries. Jim has built systems that handle more than 50 billion transactions per day. Jim's work with high-throughput computing at Dow Chemical was a precursor to more standardized big data concepts like Hadoop.

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Big Data Everywhere

GTRI Conference Center
250 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318