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

April 26, 2016

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How Hadoop is Transforming Our Financial Analytics Abilities

In this session, we will share some lessons learned and considerations that needed to be made as we added Hadoop to the set of our existing analytics tools. In addition...

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How One Small Bank Stood Up to DDoS Attacks by Using Rich Data & SMEs

Operation Ababil targeted the US banking industry in early 2013 with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. One small bank was able to thwart the attack through a combination...

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Scaling & Streaming in the Extreme

Have you ever heard of Kafka? Are you ready to start streaming all of the events in your business? What happens to your streaming solution when you outgrow your single data center? What happens when you are at a company that is already running multiple data centers...

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Agenda: April 26, 2016

Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, Minnetonka, MN

8:00am - 9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am Introductions & Welcome
9:15am - 9:45am Self-Service Data Exploration Analytics on Hadoop - Introduction to Apache Drill Andrew Goade​, ​Director of Solution Architecture​, MapR
9:45am - 10:30am Beyond Hadoop: Taking Your Big Data Platform to a Whole New Level Robert Novak, Big Data Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Break & Book Signing
11:00am - 11:30am How Hadoop is Transforming our Financial Analytics Abilities Ravi Shanbhag, Director, Data Science at UnitedHealth Group
11:30am - 12:00pm How One Small Bank Stood up to DDoS Attacks by Using Rich Data & SMEs John Omernik, Sr. Research Consultant, Dell SecureWorks
12:00pm - 12:30pm How Big Data Has Propelled Analytics from IT Back Rooms to the Front Lines Jamal Syed, Sr. Director Analytics, Emtec
12:30pm - 1:15pm Scaling & Streaming in the Extreme Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture, MapR
1:15pm - 2:00pm Networking Lunch

Featured Speakers

Ravi Shanbhag

Director, Data Science at UnitedHealth Group Ravi Shanbhag is Director of Data Science at UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health care company headquartered in the United States, serving the markets for health benefits through UnitedHealthcare and the growing markets for health services through Optum. As Chief Architect of the primary Advanced Analytics platform at UHC Finance, Ravi is responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership in solving complex analytic problems across the Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial businesses. Ravi has a Masters in Applied Statistics from Penn State, an MBA from Texas A&M, and an Engineering Degree in Computer Science from Manipal, India.

John Omernik

Sr. Research Consultant, Dell SecureWorks John Omernik is currently a data architect at Secureworks, where he helps build up systems to bridge the gap between data and security. John has been active in the banking industry; he began in systems architecture before moving to information security and finally to fraud intelligence and analytics.

Jim Scott

Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture, MapR Jim has held positions running Operations, Engineering, Architecture and QA teams. Jim is the cofounder of the Chicago Hadoop Users Group (CHUG), where he has coordinated the Chicago Hadoop community for the past 5 years. 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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