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

Washington, D.C. Area
May 12, 2015

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Agenda: May 12, 2015

Sheraton Tysons Corner, Tysons, VA

8:00am-9:00am Registration and breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am Introductions & welcome
9:15am - 9:45am Morning keynote #1: The Next Generation Enterprise Architecture Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy and Architecture, MapR
9:45am-10:15am Morning keynote #2: Data Governance in the Hadoop Data Lake
Michael Lang, Director of Product Management, Teradata
10:15am-10:30am Morning break
10:30am-11:15am Bots Don't Drink Soda: Using Big Data to Find Real People Mike Brown, CTO, comScore
11:15am-12:00pm Python for Big Data in Production Michael Moore, Co-Founder & CTO, Terbium Labs
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm Data ​Security as a ​Business ​Enabler - Not a ​Ball and ​Chain Les McMonagle, Director of Data Security Solutions, Protegrity
1:30pm-2:15pm Taming The Internet of Things Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science, George Mason University
2:15pm-3:00pm Using Predictive Analytics to Gain Real-Time Insight into Customer Behavior Suren Nathan, CTO, Razorsight
3:00pm-3:15pm Afternoon break
3:15pm-4:00pm Emotion Drives Behavior: Building a Data Narrative of People Seth Howell, PhD, Director, Data Science, Evolve24
4:00pm-4:45pm Practical Computing with Chaos Ted Dunning, Committer for Apache Mahout, Drill, and ZooKeeper Projects & Chief Application Architect, MapR
4:45pm-6:15pm Closing reception

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Ted Dunning

Committer for Apache Mahout, Drill, and ZooKeeper Projects & Chief Application Architect, MapR Ted Dunning is Chief Applications Architect at MapR Technologies and committer and PMC member of the Apache Mahout, Apache ZooKeeper, and Apache Drill projects and mentor for Apache Storm, Apache Spark and Apache Flink. Ted is also now VP of Incubator for the Apache Software Foundation. Ted was the chief architect behind the MusicMatch (now Yahoo Music) and Veoh recommendation systems. He built fraud detection systems for ID Analytics (LifeLock) and he has 24 patents issued to date and a dozen pending. Ted has a PhD in computing science from the University of Sheffield. When he’s not doing data science, he plays guitar and mandolin. He also bought the beer at the first Hadoop user group meeting.

Mike Brown

CTO, Comscore Michael Brown was a founding member of comScore, Inc. in 1999. He leads the technology efforts of the company to measure Internet and Digital activities. In this position, he helped the company build the world’s largest Decision Support Systems on the Windows platform. This system currently has over one year of data online and captures over 220 billion rows of new data every week to measure the Internet in over 45 countries. He also has been responsible for over twenty patent applications at comScore. Five of these patents have already been issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining comScore in 1999, Mike worked on several different projects for companies in the Washington, DC area. One of these projects included working on a large help desk deployment and modernization effort for Deutsche Bahn in Frankfurt, Germany.

In 1993, Mike cofounded Pragmatic Image Technologies with several associates from IBM. This consulting group focused on the implementation of IBM’s ImagePlus technologies at several different firms. One of the core projects completed was the successful role out of IBM’s ImagePlus product at Pennsylvania Blue Shield to over 1,200 users resulting in the largest image workflow installation on the east coast at that time. Mike began his career at IBM in 1989 at the age of 19 in the image processing team in Gaithersburg, MD. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at night at the University of Maryland University College in 1992 and earned his Master’s degree from Hood College in Computer and Information Science in 1997.

Suren Nathan

CTO, Razorsight Suren Nathan brings 16 years of leadership, engineering, operations and a rich expertise in telecommunications to Razorsight. He is a proven expert in OSS/BSS, telecommunications, financial metrics, business intelligence, and large-scale business intelligence and analytics solutions. His key strength is in bridging business imperatives to technology solutions and strategy.

Previously, Suren was a founding partner at SingleTusk solutions where he was responsible for the overall telecom practice that served many large and small service providers with innovative cost, revenue and margin analytics solutions. Prior to that he was a co-founder and CTO of Step 9 Software, a venture backed OSS product company that offered order management and process centric solutions to the CLEC industry.

Suren has extensive expertise in diverse disciplines that include Software Architecture and Design, Global Operations, Product Management, and Professional Services, having worked for such world class organizations as Architel Systems and Bell Atlantic Corp. He has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and an MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

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Big Data Everywhere

Sheraton Tysons Corner
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182

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