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Monday, September 15
 

8:00am PDT

REGISTRATION OPENS
Monday September 15, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

Bootcamp: Data Visualization and Discovery for Better Business Decisions
Speakers
MK

Mike Klaczynski

Product Marketing Specialist, Tableau Software
Mike Klaczynski is a product marketing specialist at Tableau Software. He has a passion for data and experience in visual storytelling to help others see and understand the world around them. He is an expert on Tableau and a variety of analysis tools such as Excel, MySQL, Google Big... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

Apache Pig Workshop
Apache Pig is a high level data flow language for Hadoop eco system.
Pig facilitates defining simple to complex workflows that can operate
on data sizes ranging from gigabytes  to petabytes.   The simplicity
of Pig scripting is big plus compared to Java Map Reduce.  Pig was
oringally developed at Yahoo; now Pig is heavily used by companies
like Netflix, LInkedin and Yahoo.

This workshop will introduce Apache Pig to students.   We will go
through the Pig concepts and learn Pig Latin language.  Students will
learn by working on hands-on labs using Hadoop and Pig.  The workshop
will focus on solving practical, real world problems (no toy labs)

This is a HANDS-ON workshop.   Estimated run time 2 hrs.

Note to attendees:
Attendees *must* have a working Apache Hadoop + Pig environment
pre-installed on their laptop.  We recommend using Hadoop virtual
machines offered by Cloudera or HortonWorks.  Since these are *BIG*
downloads, please download and install them well in advance.

Cloudera VM : http://www.cloudera.com/content/support/en/downloads/quickstart_vms/cdh-5-1-x1.html
Hortonworks VM : http://hortonworks.com/products/hortonworks-sandbox/

Speakers
SM

Sujee Maniyam

Founder / Principal, ElephantScale
Sujee has been developing software for 15 years. He is a hands-on expert on Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud technologies. He consults and teaches Big Data technologies. Sujee has authored a few open source projects and has contributed to Hadoop project. He is an author of open source Hadoop... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:00pm PDT

Crossing Big Data's Last Mile
Speakers
SL

Stew Langille

CEO & Co-Founder, Visually
Stew Langille is the CEO and Co-Founder of Visually, the world's marketplace for visual content. Langille helped unleash the power of visual storytelling and infographics while VP of Marketing at Mint.com, and subsequently, Director of Marketing for Intuit's Personal Finance Group... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:00pm PDT

R BOOTCAMP: Revolution Analytics
This R bootcamp will cover the fundamentals of the R language with the goal of getting a participant to the level where she or he can perform standard tasks such as: acquire, manipulate and visualize data, conduct an exploratory data analysis and start doing predictive analytics.

The bootcamp will start by orienting participants to the R universe, cover the fundamentals of R data structures and functions and work through the code to perform model building and machine learning tasks. No prior experience with R is required. However, some experience with another programming language would be helpful.

Speakers
JR

Joseph Rickert

Data Scientist Community Manager, Revolution Analytics
Joseph is a Data Scientist and Community Manager at Revolution Analytics with a passion for analyzing data and teaching people about R. He is a regular contributor to the Revolutions blog and an organizer of the Bay Area R Users Group. Joseph is a long-time Silicon Valley start-up... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:00pm PDT

Workshop: Introduction to visualization with D3.js
In this class, you’ll learn the basics of D3.js, including SVG, scales, axis, color schemes and events. You will be to load external data, manipulate it and create interactive charts. We will discuss best practices of utilization through hands-on exercises. 

Students should have a basic understanding of web fundamentals such as HTML, CSS and DOM as well as solid understanding of JavaScript and basic data structures.

Speakers
AY

Aysegul Yonet

Lead Front End Engineer, Poshly Inc.
Aysegul Yonet recently joined Poshly as Lead Front End Engineer. Aysegul hosts Women Who Code and Girl Develop It JavaScript meet-ups in San Francisco. As part of a Hack Reactor initiative, she is also working on preparing curriculum for The Last Mile program to teach coding to inmates... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:00pm PDT

Workshop: Getting Started with SQL-on-Hadoop
Got big data? Then get Big SQL! In this workshop, learn how you can use industry-standard SQL to model, query, and analyze big data managed by a Hadoop-based platform. Using new IBM Big SQL technology in IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop, you'll see how easy it is create tables and views, load data, and execute complex SQL queries against your big data. You'll also see how popular SQL-based tools can easily access Big SQL tables thanks to built-in support for JDBC and ODBC. Come learn how you can apply existing SQL skills to the world of big data.

Speakers
RC

Rafael Coss

Big Data Software Architect Manager, IBM
Rafael Coss is a Solution Architect and Manager of IBM's Big Data Enablement team. He is responsible for the technical product enablement for BigInsights and Streams. Previously, he held several other positions in IBM, including Optim Solution QA Manager, with responsibility for evangelizing... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:30pm PDT

Golgi.io Launch
Monday September 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:30pm PDT

Golgi.io Launch
Monday September 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

5:00pm PDT

VIP Reception partnered with Dun & Bradstreet
O Izakaya Lounge (Mezzanine Level)

Monday September 15, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

5:00pm PDT

 
Tuesday, September 16
 

8:00am PDT

REGISTRATION OPENS
Tuesday September 16, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

9:00am PDT

PANEL: How to Design APIs that Developers Will Love

It’s no surprise that creating developer-friendly APIs is a daunting task: from strategizing on evangelism techniques to the differences between the enterprise and open web, there are many ways to succeed, and at the same time — many ways to fail. 

 

Steve Marx (developer advocate at Dropbox) will moderate a panel consisting of Jason Harmon (platform architect at Paypal), Neil Mansilla (director of platform and partnerships at Mashery), Michael Harkey (platform business development at Foursquare) and Dan Martin (VP of OpenAPI community and platform at MasterCard) will join together to explore the best ways to create user-friendly APIs, taking into consideration the various elements that go into building applications and evaluating the developer experience as a whole. With over 50 years of combined experience in the developer community this panel of experts has the background and expertise across industries to dig into the myriad tools it takes to be successful and the various approaches to API strategies — sharing real-world examples that bring to life the development experience.


Moderators
SM

Steve Marx

Developer Advocate, Dropbox
Steve Marx is a Developer Advocate for Dropbox, helping developers make better applications with the power of Dropbox’s platform. Prior to joining Dropbox, Steve founded Webscript.io and Site44, which uses Dropbox’s API to turn Dropbox folders into websites. Previously, Steve... Read More →

Speakers
JH

Jason Harmon

Platform Architect, PayPal
Jason Harmon is passionate about educating developers and business folks about building and consuming APIs. He evangelizes API's at apiux.com and co-organizes the AustinAPI.com Meetup. He is the newest API Architect for the Paypal REST API.
DH

David Hu

Developer Advocate, Foursquare
David heads up Developer Products and Relations at Foursquare, working with companies and apps of all sizes build location context and awareness into their applications. He's passionate about a great developer experience in everything from on-boarding to scaling an API integration... Read More →
NM

Neil Mansilla

Director, Developer Platform and Partnerships, Intel - Mashery
Neil Mansilla is the Director of Developer Platform & Partnerships for Mashery. He is responsible for helping developers discover, learn and utilize the platforms on the Mashery API Network (http://developer.mashery.com/apis), as well as helping Mashery customers optimize the design and developer experience (DX) of their APIs. Neil previously founded several web and software companies in verticals including search, e-commerce, real estate and healthcare... Read More →
ST

Sebastien Taveau

Chief Developer Evangelist - Open API, Mastercard
Sebastien serves as Chief Developer Evangelist for the Open API team at MasterCard, where he leads outreach to the global developer community. Sebastien's experience spans more than 20 years in the fields of POS, mobile payment, mobile security, mobile identity and consumer solutions.Prior... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

9:00am PDT

Data Visualization, and Responsibility for Data Literacy
A message requires a sender and a recipient. Data visualization and data communication can not be separated from data literacy. There are the immediate technical responsibilities for presenting data – ensuring it is not misleading, or is presented in the right context – but there is the wider social responsibility of ensuring that the audience understands data and the choices made in communicating with and visualizing data. This is further complicated by socio-economic skills gaps in using data for reporting and communications. 

Like reading and writing are inseparable, working with data is key to understanding data. This talk will present some of the challenges, the steps being taken to take on the responsibility of improving data literacy across the world, and some implications of this.

Speakers
MJ

Mikko Jarvenpaa

COO, Infogram
Mikko Jarvenpaa is Chief Operating Officer with Infogram, the easy infographics and data storytelling product. He was Product Marketing Manager for Google in London, has previously worked with data visualization with his video information startup, and has an MSc in Philosophy of Social... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

9:00am PDT

Big Data - Tools for Battling Complexity in the Modern World
We live in a world of complex systems, with information coming at us faster and faster. Decision making becomes more difficult as we are overwhelmed by the available choices. Healthcare, government, the environment; wherever you look you will find complexity . We need tools to address the complexity inherent in the modern world and tools that can help us make sense of the huge volumes of information at our disposal. Big Data, the next wave of computer systems, offers the promise of machines that will work alongside us, tirelessly consuming and analyzing massive amounts of data, helping us to find the right answers in high failure rate environments. Hear more about Big Data, Cognitive Computing and the exciting innovations that will make tomorrow's computer systems our trusted advisers.

Speakers
GR

Gary Robinson

Program Director, IBM
Gary Robinson is a Program Director in IBM's Big Data organization based in Silicon Valley, California. During his 25 years with IBM in the UK and USA, Gary has worked on many emerging technologies in the Information Management arena, including: Decision Support Systems, Multidimensional... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

9:30am PDT

KEYNOTE: Graph all the Things!
Recent years have seen an explosion of technologies for managing, processing and analyzing graphs. While the most well known users of graph technologies have been social web properties such as Facebook and LinkedIn, a quiet revolution has been steadily spreading across other industries. In this last 18 months, more than 30 of the Global 2000, and many times as many startups, have quietly been working to apply graphs to a wide array of business-critical use cases.

For example: one of the world’s top parcel delivery carriers wasn’t going to be able to handle Christmas volumes last year because of numerous challenges stemming from online ordering. The solution? Replace the legacy routing system with a graph database, which now routes 5M packages per day in real time: faster and more efficiently than its relational cousins ever could. One of the top investment banks now onboards traders using an identity & access management system based on graphs. Media metadata turns out to be best represented as a graph; and consumers respond well to the opportunity to visually navigate the graph (such as is done by the app Discovr Music). Similar trends are developing in telecommunications, healthcare, human resources, gaming, and many more.

We are entering an era of connected data: where those companies that can master the connections between their data – the lines and patterns linking the dots, and not just the dots – will outperform the companies that fail to recognize connectedness.

This session will discuss two major topics: the emergence of graphs and graph databases outside of the “classic” social use cases, and the factors driving this trend. We will draw from both open source community projects, and real-world early commercial adopters in verticals like finance, telecom, healthcare, life sciences, and more. You will leave this session with an appreciation for and understanding of how one can reap the benefits of applying graph technologies outside of managing the social graph.

Speakers
EE

Emil Eifrem

CEO, Neo Technology
Emil Eifrem is CEO of Neo Technology and co-founder of the Neo4j project. Before founding Neo, he was the CTO of Windh AB, where he headed the development of highly complex information architectures for Enterprise Content Management Systems. Committed to sustainable open source, he... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

9:40am PDT

OPEN TALK: Monetizing Your Application and Data Services using Microsoft Azure Marketplace
Speakers
RT

Rosa Thomas

Principle Program Manager, Microsoft
Rosa Thomas is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft and has been with the company since 2002. She is responsible for the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and platform. The Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling premium curated data and applications from... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:40am - 9:50am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

TALK: Crossing Big Data's Last Mile
The excitement surrounding Big Data stems from the insights we could potentially unlock, but we won't be able to fulfill the full potential of Big Data without telling the story behind the numbers. The big data process is about storing it, analyzing it and then displaying it. Yet, graphical representations of numbers, while an important first step, don't explain why they are important and don't bring the vast insights to audiences without technical expertise. Whether it be for internal communications, marketing or sales, it is critical that we find a way to make big data accessible. Visual content is about crossing this last mile and telling the story behind big data.

Speakers
SL

Stew Langille

CEO & Co-Founder, Visually
Stew Langille is the CEO and Co-Founder of Visually, the world's marketplace for visual content. Langille helped unleash the power of visual storytelling and infographics while VP of Marketing at Mint.com, and subsequently, Director of Marketing for Intuit's Personal Finance Group... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

TALK: Information Visualization for Large-Scale Data Workflows
The ability to instrument and interrogate data as it moves through a processing pipeline is fundamental to effective machine learning at scale. Applied in this capacity, information visualization technologies drive product innovation, shorten iteration cycles, reduce uncertainty, and ultimately improve the performance of predictive models. It can be challenging, however, to understand where in a workflow to employ data visualization, and, once committed to doing so, developing revealing visualizations that suggest clear next steps can be similarly daunting.

In this talk we’ll describe the role that information visualization technologies play in the LinkedIn data science ecosystem, and explore best practices for understanding the structure of large-scale data in a production environment. From hypothesis generation and feature development to model evaluation and tooling, visualization is at the heart of LinkedIn’s machine learning workflows, enabling our data scientists to reason and communicate more effectively. Broken down into clear, structured insights based on proven technology and workflow patterns, this talk will help you understand how to apply information visualization to the analytical challenges you encounter every day.

Speakers
MC

Michael Conover

Senior Data Scientist, LinkedIn
Mike Conover builds machine learning technologies that leverage the behavior and relationships of hundreds of millions of people. A senior data scientist at LinkedIn, Mike has a Ph.D. in complex systems analysis with a focus on information propagation in large-scale social networks... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

TALK: Understanding The Mobile Apps Ecosystem

Mobile app ecosystems continue to heat up with mobile now the dominant computing platform. And as users discover, download, and use your apps, understanding your customers and what they're doing is incredibly important and has a direct impact on monetization. Leveraging smart analytics and analyzing key metrics can drive future monetization and new app discovery efforts, empowering you to become a smarter and more effective app developer or marketer. In short, your ability to drive maximum value from your app only starts after the download. In this session with Googler Adam Singer, you'll learn about trends in the mobile app ecosystem, how to better market to mobile users and understand current customers better through analytics.

Speakers
AS

Adam Singer

Analytics Advocate, Google
Adam Singer, Analytics Advocate, Google Adam Singer is Analytics Advocate at Google, a marketing, media and PR industry speaker, startup adviser and blogger. He previously was digital director for a 300+ person global consulting team and over the course of his career has provided... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

TALK: Health and Fitness APIs: Our Bodies, Disconnected
As we spew out biosignals, activity metrics, and other health-related stats, who will become the ultimate guardian of our data and the arbiter of access to it? All of the most successful fitness apps and devices now have application programming interfaces. Who's farthest ahead in the race to dominate digital wellness? And will consumers embrace vertical stacks or horizontal connections?

Speakers
OT

Owen Thomas

Editor-in-Chief, ReadWrite
Owen has spent his career devoted to crafting narratives and telling stories in ways that are uniquely suited to the online world, as well as managing some of the Web's best editorial teams. Prior to joining ReadWrite, he was West Coast editor of Business Insider and founding executive... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:00am - Saturday September 20, 2014 10:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:40am PDT

OPEN TALK: My Data is Huge and Other Big Data Myths
Speakers
EF

Eldad Farkash

Co-founder andCTO, Sisense
Eldad started his career in Business Intelligence while developing at age 16 at Gilon Systems, Israel’s largest Database Integrator. While working early on MDX compilers, Eldad envisioned a future where columnar in-memory database would become pervasive. This thinking is at the... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:40am - 10:50am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:00am PDT

TALK: Stop Working, Go Home and Use Our APIs
Used to thinking of Microsoft in the enterprise space? We have a whole bunch of APIs that are ideal for consumer applications too. OneNote is just the start…

Speakers
GJ

Gareth Jones

API Architect, Microsoft OneNote
Gareth is the API architect for OneNote at Microsoft. He spent the first decade or so of his career focused on UI and end user experiences, but realized the error of his ways and has spent the last decade focused on the developer experience. He’s passionate about cats, code generation... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:05am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:00am PDT

TALK: Charting Best Practices
In the age of data visualization, it is important for to learn the basic dos and don'ts in creating easy to read and comprehend visualizations. Join Dave Fowler, founder of Chartio, for a 40 minute presentation going over best practices for your data visualizations. In addition to charting best practices he will also go over basic business metrics to track.

Speakers
DF

Dave Fowler

Founder and CEO, Chartio
Dave Fowler's mom taught him to program when he was 11 and he's been spending his hours in front of the terminal ever since. In school he studied Physics, two other undergrads and finished with a masters degree in Electrical Engineering. During and after school Dave worked at IBM... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:00am PDT

TALK: It's All About Me: Techniques for Driving Truly Personal Information Experiences
Personalization is becoming an assumed part of technology UX. Rapid advances—and increased consumer expectations—create both a need and an opportunity for enterprise software to deliver personally relevant experiences in the context of traditional workflows. To close the gap towards a high-impact experience for everyone, we need techniques to discern individual care-abouts from heterogenous, unstructured, overly sparse or noisy, or self-conflicting data.

This session will discuss techniques for building user profiles, leveraging explicit vs. implicit factors and the challenges of ambiguity—and how to discern what a user truly cares about to create a highly adaptive, individualized information experience.

Speakers
YL

YY Lee

COO, FirstRain
As FirstRain’s COO YY leads the technology and product teams, bringing her leadership and experience in software and optimization techniques for solid-state physics, chip design, data science and enterprise software. Under YY’s guidance, FirstRain teams develop the patented technology... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:00am PDT

PANEL: The Complexity of Customer Data Management in the SaaS World
Speakers
BC

Bruce Castner

Leader, Business Development, Customer Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet
Currently Bruce supports the D&B Direct Products and serves as the Leader for Business Development and the DaaS Engineering team. Working closely with sales teams, DaaS Engineers -- part of D&B’s Customer Experience team -- help customers define data solutions to their business... Read More →
MC

Mandeep Chaddha

Vice president of Operations and Enterprise Data Strategy, Red Hat
As vice president of operations and enterprise data strategy at Red Hat, Mandeep oversees sales and services, renewals and go-to-market operations; sales compensation design and management, master data management and business intelligence strategy. Mandeep is also leading a comprehensive... Read More →
KL

Ken Lordy

Senior Director of Strategy, Dun & Bradstreet
Ken Lordy is Senior Director of Strategy for Dun & Bradstreet’s (D&B’s) Partner Solutions team focused on leveraging D&B’s Data-as-a-Service strategy to drive insights into the workflow solutions that sales and marketing professionals use every day. Ken has worked across the... Read More →
CL

Chris Lucas

Vice President, Solution Architecture, North America, Dun & Bradstreet
As Vice President, Solution Architecture for North America, Chris leads a team of Solution Architects and is responsible for customer requirements and solution design for D&B’s more complex integrated solutions. Chris has been with D&B for 16 years and prior to his current role... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:05am PDT

KEYNOTE: 10 Reasons Why Developers Hate Your API and What to Do About It
APIs are everywhere today and can be a great building block of modern applications. But all too often APIs are not truly great. Rather than love your API, developers curse it. How can you avoid that fate? In this session we'll look at the most common mistakes API providers make and you can avoid making them too. Do you offer a bad developer experience (DX)? Poor, inconsistent API design? Unreliable services? This talk is a deep dive on not just what to avoid but what to do instead. And you'll leave knowing how to get developers to love your API, not hate it.

Speakers
JM

John Musser

CEO, API Science
APIs are everywhere today and can be a great building block of modern applications. But all too often APIs are not truly great. Rather than love your API, developers curse it. How can you avoid that fate? In this session we'll look at the most common mistakes API providers... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:05am - 11:45am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:35am PDT

WORKSHOP: Building Killer Apps with Neo4j
As companies like Facebook and Google have introduced us to Graph Search and the Knowledge Graph, developers are learning the benefits of graph database architectures. Graph databases, like Neo4j, have increased in popularity by nearly 250% from last year - the highest among all other DBMS categories, according to db-engines.com. Join Kenny Bastani as we look at the benefits of using a graph database, explore various use cases and walkthrough creating a movie recommendation app on Neo4j 2.0.

Speakers
KB

Kenny Bastani

Developer Evangelist, Neo Technology
Kenny Bastani is an accomplished software development consultant and entrepreneur with 10+ years of industry experience as a front-end and back-end engineer. Kenny has demonstrated leadership in designing and developing enterprise-grade web applications for high-volume, high-availability... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:35am - 12:15pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:35am PDT

LUNCH + EXPO BREAK
Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:35am - 1:00pm PDT

11:50am PDT

The Dance - APIs and Indoor Location
Your phone can tell where you are pretty well. The native location libraries use a combination of GPS and Wifi to determine where it thinks you are. That's not good enough, though, for your phone to know specifically where you are on all 3 axes inside a building.

This talk will go over the basics of using location APIs, using bluetooth beacons (iBeacon), and communicating with a server to make contextual sense of where exactly you are in the world and also in a building.

Speakers
BC

Barrett Clark

Principal Developer, Sabre Labs
Barrett works at Sabre Labs where he creates services and applications to help make the world of travel better.


Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:50am - 12:05pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:00pm PDT

OPEN TALK: #Dice 141: Convergence of Social, Mobile and Data
Help target the right audience by understanding where tech professionals hang out.
Dice will discuss how they leverage social usage trends and big data to drive smarter recruiting strategies.

Speakers
MD

Manish Dixit

VP of Product & Engineering, Dice
Manish is a visionary with consistent success in identifying opportunities and developing and delivering new technologies. As the the Vice President of Product and Engineering at Dice, he has successfully evolved the development process and implemented successful product launches... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:05pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

KEYNOTE: Use ALL Available Information to Solve Business Problems Today
A customer service call can transform internal processes. Information in Tweets and reviews can lead to better products. Structured and unstructured data brought together can reveal patterns and relationships that unlock powerful business opportunities. We will discuss real-world use cases and best practices for building the infrastructure you need to power Big Data analytics solutions. From the latest in Hadoop innovation, cognitive computing, and cloud-based analytical web services, you will learn how organizations large and small can harness the power of unstructured human information to create, deploy, and deliver the next generation of analytics applications.

Powered by HP IDOL, HP Autonomy delivers intelligent applications that allow your organization to understand the concepts and context of all information in real time, mitigating risk and identifying opportunity. Join us at this session to learn how HP Autonomy can unlock the value of your company’s structured and unstructured data for better insight and greater competitive advantage. HP IDOL, the OS for human information, enables you to index, manage, and process all your data, both structured and unstructured. Learn how HP IDOL delivers unprecedented insights into optimized architecture, scalability, performance, mapped security, and connectivity. Find out more about IDOLOnDemand.com and how you can leverage this revolutionary technology in your own organization. 

Speakers
PV

Pieter van Zee

Director of Product Management, HP Autonomy
Pieter van Zee is a Director of Product Management at HP Autonomy, with a focus on information analytics web services and applications. He is the principal product manager for IDOLOnDemand.com, a new and innovative online platform for processing and understanding human information... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:00pm PDT

TALK: Overcoming the NoSQL Data Model Conundrum
Many applications depend on diverse data structures that need to be stored and queried. Developers face a dilemma: they can shoehorn different kinds of data – such as relational, graph-structured, and semi-structured – into a single store, or they can incur the operational cost of provisioning and running multiple DBMSs and their associated technology stacks. This talk will explore a new approach for overcoming this dilemma: mapping multiple logical data models onto a single storage substrate - a transactional ordered key-value store. This approach provides the flexibility of polyglot persistence without its operational complexity. Databases that effectively support multiple data models can provide better options than more specialized solutions such as graph-based storage formats. In particular, multiple query/traversal patterns can be supported with the same physical representation.

Speakers
SP

Stephen Pimentel

Director of Developer Evangelism, FoundationDB
Stephen Pimentel is the Director of Developer Evangelism at FoundationDB in Vienna, VA, where he promotes a new generation of distributed database technology. He writes code, tutorials, and online courses on data modeling in concurrent environments. In previous positions, he successfully... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:10pm PDT

KEYNOTE: Your Platform Is Not a Tool
Everybody wants to be a platform. Big and small companies are pushing for you to adopt their platform for messaging, social, project management, file storage etc. At the same time, over the last few years we have come to expect exceptional user experiences from the tools we use everyday. This talk will discuss the conflict between these trends and question the role of the platform.

Speakers
SR

Sebastian Rehnby

Engineering Manager, Podio by Citrix
Sebastian Rehnby is the engineering manager for the Podio mobile team at Citrix. He has been developing apps for iOS since 2009 and joined Podio in 2011 before it was acquired by Citrix in 2012. Aside from his obsession with everything mobile he's also a big hip-hop fan and podcast... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 1:10pm - 1:20pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:30pm PDT

Mobile-Enabling APIs for Developer Ecosystems
Many companies have a product, service or content that is accessible via the web through APIs. In today's mobile-first world, it is becoming clear that apps need to run everywhere, from smartphones to tablets to emerging Internet-enabled devices such as glasses, smart watches, and appliances. To accelerate the adoption of your API services within multi-channel apps, you need to empower your employee, partner, and customer ecosystem with more than just APIs.

During this session, Rich Mendis of AnyPresence will cover: 

- Current and future enterprise mobility challenges 
- The importance of creating a developer ecosystem around your brand 
- Going beyond APIs to engage developers with cross-platform SDKs and starter mobile apps 
- Reference architecture for enabling mobile developers 
- Example scenarios for enterprise mobile-enablement

Speakers
RM

Richard Mendis

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, AnyPresence
Richard is the Chief Product and Marketing Officer of AnyPresence, a software platform company that reduces the time and cost of building enterprise mobile apps. Before co-founding AnyPresence, Richard was VP of Solution Management at SAP, working in the CTO and sustainability offices... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:40pm PDT

What Happens When Cameras Get APIs? Why it's Important to Know What You Need to Know
A picture is a thousand words. 

Live images are becoming essential for visual verification, traceability and accountability in an ever more automated world.

However, todays CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) systems are not designed to be developer friendly.

In his talk, Marco shares his experiences when developing for cameras, explains how to avoid the traps and increase your chances of success.

Speakers
MH

Marco Herbst

CEO, Evercam
CEO & CTO of Evercam - the only camera agnostic developer platform for cameras.


Tuesday September 16, 2014 1:40pm - 2:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:00pm PDT

KEYNOTE: The Psychology of Choice: Finding a Single Point of Light
Speakers
JW

Johnny Winn

Developer Evangelist, Traitify
Visionary, Analyzer, Action Taker: A long-time developer with an eclectic skill set, Johnny Winn is a Software Craftsman with a passion for building quality solutions. However the journey leading toward software craftsmanship has diverged down many paths. From musician to electrical... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:00pm PDT

PANEL: Data Is a Woman's Best Friend
Speakers
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Anna Anisin

Enterprenuer, Head of Marketing, Domino Data Lab
Prior to joining Passare, Anna served as CEO of 4Sync, the fastest growing cloud storage provider of 2012, growing the organization from zero to 10 million users in under a year. Previously, Anna lead her own digital strategy and marketing consulting firm, successfully advising a... Read More →
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Montse Medina

COO & Data Mining Lead, Jetlore
Montse Medina is a co-founder and COO of Jetlore - real-time merchandise targeting platform for email that powers newsletters of the world’s largest retailers. Her role at the company ranges from data mining and building predictive statistical models to business development and... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 2:00pm - 2:35pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:00pm PDT

PANEL: The Future of Travel: Trends that are Shifting the Industry
Travel is a very personal experience for many of us. We have preferences each step of the way and several companies are taking notice. Come listen to this panel as a group of industry experts discuss the trends that'll impact the travel industry moving forward

Speakers
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Aaron Endré

Founder, Aaron Endré | PR & Marketing
With wide-ranging experience in communications strategy and services, Aaron Endré delivers creative and effective marketing, public relations, social media, branding and design services to businesses ranging from startups to public companies. With an emphasis on business-to-business... Read More →
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Teresa Rodriguez

Travel Expert, Huffington Post, USA Today, TangoDiva, Nob Hill Gazette
Author of FLY SOLO, Body, Mind, & Solo, and founder of TangoDiva.com Teresa Rodriguez is a single mother and a jet-setter extraordinaire. She discovered that traveling can be the prefect antidote for anything ailing the soul. And, believing so, she created TangoDiva.com—a worldwide... Read More →
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Paul Wilke

CEO, Upright Position Communications
Paul is an experienced communications professional who has worked with incredible people and organizations. Prior to starting Upright, Paul headed public relations for Splunk, where he led communications around their successful IPO.Before Splunk, Paul managed global PR at Visa, focusing... Read More →
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Jason Will

CEO & Co-Founder, Zipkick
Jason has over 8 years of global software deployment experience and a portion of that was spent as a traveling consultant where he booked hundreds of flights and hotels. His curiosity for bettering the traveler experience lead to the birth of Zipkick, a travel search and booking site... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:00pm PDT

TALK: The Real Future of Big Data in the Workplace
Our personal lives are becoming increasingly intertwined with data-enabled technologies and applications. On a daily basis, we check our phones an average of 150 times a day. We rely on apps such as Runkeeper, Fitbit, and Mint to uncover trends about ourselves from eating and sleeping to banking and health, forming habitual, self-improvement patterns in response. We’re diagnosing and discovering our personal lives nearly 24/7 and it’s not even a second thought. It’s clear: we’re hooked on data. 

This same phenomenon is happening at work. Big-data companies are ditching the spreadsheets and realizing the new era of data habits in the workplace: the kind of power, functionality and usability that brings data intelligence to the hands of any line-of-business worker. 

Just the way we increase our Twitter and Facebook habits with more feedback, companies are increasingly engaging with their data as it becomes bite-sized, fluid, color rich, and natural. As engagement increases, so to will the the consumption and creation of data. Our goal should be to help people collaborate around their data insights and feel the same way about work-related big data as they feel about their increasingly mobile, quantifiable self.

In this session, ClearStory Data cofounder and CEO Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan will examine:
-The anatomy of a data habit
-The challenges of making big-data useful for the everyday knowledge worker
-The back-end requirements and latest innovations needed to bring this reality to bear, including a unique perspective on Apache Spark’s open-source engine
-The front-end innovations, usability and design choices that can help make good on the promise of big data in the workplace.

Speakers
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Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan

CEO and Founder, ClearStory Data
Sharmila has spent 18+ years building game-changing software companies in a variety of markets. She has been EVP & CMO at numerous software companies, including Netscape, Kiva Software, AOL, Opsware, and Aster Data. She drove the creation of several multi-billion dollar market categories... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:30pm PDT

OPEN TALK: Rise of the Data Product
Speakers
GA

Guarav Agarwal

Sr. Director, Good Data
Gaurav is Senior Director, Product Management and Strategy at GoodData. GoodData provides an Open Analytics Platform with a portfolio of tools, APIs and frameworks to collect, store, combine, analyze, and visualize all data.  With over 12 years of experience in high tech... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:35pm PDT

AFTERNOON EXPO COFFEE HOUR
Tuesday September 16, 2014 2:35pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:40pm PDT

The New Age of Data: How NoSQL Brings it Together

The line between operational and analytic applications is an arbitrary division driven by limitations in legacy database and data-warehousing systems. Many people have extensive experience modeling data for Relational Database Systems (RDBMS). But in the modern world, NoSQL databases support a variety of native data types, such as XML, RDF, JSON, text and binary, and allow mixing and matching these within a database to provide flexibility and agility.


How do you move from an RDBMS view of the data world to a NoSQL view in order to leverage modern data models in your applications? Today, if you have data that’s useful, you build an application or put it in a data warehouse to unlock its value.  Application by application, our data centers have become more and more complex. Bringing the value back to the data itself, rather than the application it’s built on, creates the data-centered data center; rather than an application-centric database.


In this session, David Gorbet, VP of Engineering at MarkLogic, will discuss:

  • How a data-centered data center can generate immediate returns

  • How to break down the barrier between operational and analytic data stores and applications.

  • Different data modeling techniques for XML, RDF and JSON

  • How to handle thousands of queries in sub-seconds on any combination of storage technology


Speakers
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David Gorbet

VP Engineering, MarkLogic
David brings two decades of experience bringing to market some of the highest-volume applications and enterprise software in the world. David has shipped dozens of releases of business and consumer applications, server products and services ranging from open source to large-scale... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:15pm PDT

WORKSHOP: Adventures in Big Viz
Open source or closed? Homemade or store bought? It’s no matter which solution you prefer. Learn from our experience to make your data visualizations better, faster, cooler looking and more useful.

Our experience has roots in the the sad state of browser-based visualization tools we were forced to use about five years ago. When other libraries couldn’t cut it, we built our own. Since then, the ZingChart team has continued to evolve its offering. We have made visualizations in everything from Flash, VML, HTML5/Canvas, SVG, WebGL, images and anything else you might try to bend into a line or pie chart and learned many lessons along the way.

This talk will reveal:
* Hard trade-offs with which we contended
* Challenges we met and failed on
* Efforts we continue to make in an ongoing pursuit of creating an easy, yet flexible solution for big and little data sets. 

After this talk regardless of tool or library you may use, you'll come away with some useful stories to help guide you towards the better use of technology to build visualizations.

Speakers
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Thomas Powell

Founder, ZingChart
Thomas A. Powell has been an Internet professional since before the Web was even a thing. He has founded a number of successful Web companies over the years including ZingChart, a client side visualization library used by numerous firms, from start-ups to the Fortune 50. Outside of... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 3:15pm - 3:55pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:20pm PDT

3:30pm PDT

KEYNOTE: Making Great Marketing Decisions with Predictive Tools and Data
"No great marketing decisions have ever been made on qualitative data." ~ John Sculley. 
Marketers are on a quest for quality. They want to reach the right audience through the right channels at the right time to maximize the value of the marketing investment. The explosion in structured and unstructured data sets the stage for an unprecedented ability for marketers and sales organizations to segment, target, identify and communicate with potential customers. Yet many are overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the data available, unable to fully take advantage of data assets to drive value. This talk will discuss trends in Big Data, and how to harness the power of data and analytics to grow returns on marketing investments. 

Speakers
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Laura Kelly

Chief Product Officer, Dun & Bradstreet
Ms. Kelly is Chief Product Officer at D&B and a member of D&B's Global Leadership Team. Ms. Kelly is responsible for the company’s global product portfolios including the development and execution of D&B’s future product strategy. Ms. Kelly has spent over 20 years in senior leadership... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:50pm PDT

Making $1 Billion from the Open Data Economy
Passive data is your digital footprint, bits that have been left behind as you go about your day. This trail of bits could come from anywhere – from interacting with branded content on social media, to swiping your credit card to pay for a taxi. Just a few seconds ago, you generated a few bits of passive data by clicking on a link to read this article. See how we turn this data into Dollars.

Speakers
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Jon Cooney

Director, Workdigital
Founding member of WorkDigital Ltd, a cloud data services Co. acquired by Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX). Now, innovating the Dice business into new areas and driving the leap into data marketing services. Products have won Data Week innovation awards in 2013 and 2014.


Tuesday September 16, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:00pm PDT

Information Overload—It's About the Role
Information paralysis & inaction is not universal. Look around you, and you will notice that everyone processes information differently — so what constitutes "overload?" Because information overload looks can take many forms by situation, by person, or even by location, there is no universal way to manage it. For example, why must some people achieve inbox-zero, while others get along perfectly well at inbox–infinity? Why is my work email inbox-zero but my personal email is inbox-infinity?

“Information overload” is really “cognitive overload,” which is a function of how information is processed given the situation we are in and the task we are trying to accomplish. It’s not the amount of information that’s the problem, then, but the form in which it’s presented to the user. Using case studies, this session will explore how context affects the information architecture. It's critical to personalize what sort of information to deliver, and how to deliver it, to each business role—because role, device, origin and situation are the difference between information overload and information paradise.

Speakers
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Faith Chiang

Director of User Experience, FirstRain
Faith is the Director of User Experience at FirstRain, bringing a powerful combination of both enterprise/B2B UX leadership and large-scale consumer web apps. At FirstRain, she oversees all of the company's apps, including the web app, mobile apps and CRM deployment.Faith has led... Read More →
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Nima Niakan

FirstRain Fellow, FirstRain
With more than a decade of software experience designing solutions that meet the everyday information challenges of business users, Nima brings a combination of leadership, creativity and analysis to organizational adoption and customer success at FirstRain. Before FirstRain, Nima... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:00pm PDT

PANEL: The Emergence of Storage APIs & File App Ecosystems
There are now API's for storing our data and files on a 3rd party cloud, for building your own file storage apps, and even for configuring your data center where your files are stored. Does the emergence of File Storage API's and file app ecosystems mean that a company is no longer "locked into" one cloud? What is the state of the "mashup" or "middleware" industry that will enable documents and files to be moved, tracked, edited, shared, and permissioned between clouds and devices seamlessly?

Speakers
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Luke Behnke

VP Product, Bitcasa, Inc.
As VP-Product at Bitcasa, Luke oversees the product, design, analytics, and technical support teams, with one major goal: make cloud storage simple for anyone. The first PM at Bitcasa, Luke has overseen numerous product launches, including the recent launch of Bitcasa's CloudFS API... Read More →
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Vinod Chandru

VP of Engineering, Kloudless
Vinod Chandru is a technical co-founder at Kloudless, where he leads product, platform architecture and the technical team. Prior to Kloudless, Vinod led software development for Residential Computing at UC Berkeley. His areas of specialty includes security, networking and web applications... Read More →
PR

Peter Rexer

Group Manager, Platform Products, Box
Peter heads up the Platform Product team at Box, where he sets Box's API, SDK, and partner integration strategy. Prior to Box, Peter cut his teeth building both teams and fantastic products at MIT where he founded the MIT Solar Car team: organizing, fundraising, building, and racing... Read More →
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Jason Toy

CEO, Filepicker.io
Jason Toy has been building software since he was a young boy and has continued to do so in the form of starting various software companies. He is currently the CEO of Filepicker.io and before that has started several other companies. His passion is building machine learning and artificial... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:00pm PDT

PANEL: Building an Analytics Engine using MongoDB and Go
Big data and analytics is becoming incredibly important as information on people and their lives become more readily available. Companies are looking for ways to acquire, store and process personal information on their users to help provide intuitive experiences and sell products or services. Using Go and Mongo, you can build these analytic engines with all the flexibility, scalability and performance you need. In my talk I will show how you can leverage Go and MongoDB to load customer and offer data, both public or personal at runtime. Then using a Go based web tool and service, build rules to identify products and services your customers will want.

Speakers
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William Kennedy

Chief Scientist, Financial Apps
William Kennedy is the chief scientist at Financial Apps in Fort Lauderdale, FL. FA is an aggregator of consumer financial data. They offer an evolved api and client tools designed to provide a proactive approach to personal financial management. Bill is the author of the blog GoingGo.net... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:35pm PDT

OPEN TALK: It's All About Me: It's Time to Get Personal In the Enterprise
Speakers
PH

Penny Herscher

President and CEO, FirstRain
Penny leads FirstRain with a passion for growing companies in new markets. As CEO since 2005, she has transformed FirstRain into the leading provider of personal business analytics solutions for sales, marketing and business professionals around the globe. Penny holds a BA... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 4:35pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:40pm PDT

PANEL: The Benefits and Challenges of Open Analysis
We're all searching for the latest and greatest technologies in our quest to derive value from data — we constantly look to industry leaders for the next big thing. But we rarely stop to think about what we can learn from the people to whom we are closest. What if the most valuable thing to improve your work isn't technology, but something that your teammate is already doing? Peter Fishman of Microsoft and San Francisco's Chief Data Officer Joy Bonaguro will discuss how analysts and data scientists scientists borrow and iterate upon each other's work. They will discuss key benefits and challenges of open, collaborative analysis, and what companies and the open data community can learn from one another.

Speakers
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Joy Bonaguro

Chief Data Officer, City of San Francisco
Joy has spent more than a decade working at the nexus of public policy, data, and technology. She’s worked from the birth of the open data and open government field, spending seven years designing and managing the development of information systems to support planning and decision-making... Read More →
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Peter Fishman

Director of Analytics, Yammer
Peter Fishman is Director of Analytics at Yammer, the enterprise social network acquired by Microsoft in 2012. Prior to joining Yammer he worked at Playdom/Disney and as a statistician for the Philadelphia Eagles. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley.
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Derek Steer

CEO, Mode Analytics
Derek Steer is the CEO of Mode, a new startup enabling data scientists to share and discover work. With Mode, analysts are more productive and connected, both publicly within the data community and privately within organizations. Before co-founding Mode in 2013, Derek was an early... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 4:40pm - 5:20pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:40pm PDT

The Modern CS Degree
An investigative approach into how technologies today are democratizing the tech talent recruiting process by making the world flat, fast!

The latest sourcing, screening and interviewing strategies in the recruiting industry will be further discussed, to include a closer look at how alternative education systems are disrupting the traditional CS degree.

Speakers
VR

Vivek Ravisankar

CEO & Co-Founder, HackerRank
Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and co-founder of HackerRank, a platform where developers solve challenges for games & jobs. The platform also serves as solution for recruiters to source and screen technical candidates with programming challenges. As a software engineer, Vivek has seen... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 4:40pm - 5:20pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

5:00pm PDT

Reception
Tuesday September 16, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

5:00pm PDT

OFFICIAL DATAWEEK + API WORLD RECEPTION (EXPO HALL)
Join us in the expo hall for drinks with the DataWeek + API World 2014 Exhibitors!

Tuesday September 16, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki
 
Wednesday, September 17
 

8:00am PDT

REGISTRATION OPENS
Wednesday September 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

9:00am PDT

PANEL: IAB
Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

9:00am PDT

TALK: Predicting Savings with Analytics
Over the past several years, “Big Data” has rapidly transitioned from an industry buzzword to an absolute necessity for a modern business. Companies have used their vast amounts of data to work smarter, improve existing products, and even identify new revenue streams. However, even the best data is rendered useless without an effective method of analysis.

Speakers
JB

Joe Berti

Chief Executive Officer, Clockwork Solutions
As Chief Executive Officer for Clockwork Solutions LLC, Joe has overall responsibility for the company’s strategy, organization and operations, and serves as a member of the board of directors. With more than 19 years in technology development and executive leadership positions... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

9:00am PDT

TALK: Plotly and Ipython: Collaborative Graphing with Excel, MATLAB, Python, and R.
This talk will show how to collaboratively use Plotly, a flexible data analysis and graphing platform. You can make and share beautiful graphs, using Python, MATLAB, R, and Excel. It's web-based, interactive, free, and collaborative.

Speakers
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Matt Sundquist

Co-Founder, Plotly
Matt is a co-founder and COO at Plotly, a graphing and analytics project. Matt has been a writer for SCOTUSblog.com and part of Akin Gump's Supreme Court practice, a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina, and a Student Fellow of the Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession. He... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

9:40am PDT

OPEN TALK: Combining Human Information and APIs to Tap into the Full Potential of the Internet of Things

IoT is quickly evolving beyond being synonymous with sensor-driven data and becoming socially engaging. There is an overwhelming influx of human information generated in our daily lives that remain untapped and underutilized. Conversations that we have online and offline, pictures that we take, tweets that we post – this human information is often neglected due to the difficulty of understanding or harnessing it, yet it makes up the vast majority of all information that exists. Imagine a sound system that automatically plays music based on the mood conveyed in your tweets, or a Nerf gun that only targets people on your naughty list. Now you can automate extraction of human information and easily access functionalities such as OCR, speech-to-text, face recognition, sentiment analysis or categorization through a simple call of an API to unlock the full potential of the Internet of Things. Join us for this engaging session as we discuss the opportunities of leveraging APIs that can harness human information.


Speakers
MZ

Martin Zerbib

Developer Evangelist, HP Autonomy
Martin is an experienced Software Engineer at HP Autonomy who specializes in unstructured data. He has spent the past few years designing and implementing large-scale unstructured data solutions, including enterprise search, social media monitoring, video surveillance and broadcast... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:40am - 9:50am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

PANEL: Connected Car
Speakers

Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

R Case Studies
Quick and Dirty: Scaling Out Predictive Models Using Revolution Analytics on Teradata

I recently faced the task of how to scale out an existing analytics process. The schedule was compressed - it always is in my world. The data was big - 400+ million rows waiting in database. What did I do? I offered my favorite type of solution - quick and dirty.

At the outset, I wasn't sure how easy it would be. Nor was I certain of realized performance gains. But the concept seemed sound and the exercise fun. Let's move the compute to the data via Revolution R Enterprise for Teradata.

This presentation outlines my approach in leveraging a colleague's R models as I experimented with running R in-database. Would my path lead to significant improvement? Could it be used to productionalize the workflow?

Applications of R: How companies use data science to succeed

Adoption of the R language has grown rapidly in the last few years, and is ranked as the number-one data science language in several surveys. This accelerating R adoption curve has been driven by the Big Data revolution, and the fact that so many data scientists — having learned R at university — are actively unlocking the secrets hidden in these new, vast data troves.     In more than 6 years of writing for the Revolutions blog, I’ve discovered hundreds of applications of R in business, in government, and in the non-profit sector. Sometimes the use of R is obvious, and sometimes it takes a little bit of detective work to learn how R is operating behind the scenes. In this talk, I'll recount some of my favourite applications of R, and show how R is behind some amazing innovations in today’s world.  

 

Speakers
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Skylar Lyon

Advanced Analytics consultant, Accenture
Skylar travels the world exploring mountains and pushing his physical and mental limits. Professionally, he advises on Big Data infrastructure and advanced modeling topics. He spent seven years in the defense industry, deploying predictive analytic solutions in theater. He recently... Read More →
DS

David Smith

Chief Community Officer, Revolution Analytics
David Smith is Chief Community Officer at Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services based on the open source R project for statistical computing. With a background in data science, he writes daily about applications of R and predictive analytics... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

TALK: Single Sign-On Authentication in the World of Rich User Data & Analytics
brands and app developers to easily authenticate their users cross-platform through the web and mobile. That user authentication is coupled with opt-in access to hyper-rich transactional, interest, and behavioral data and analytics about those users. Is it possible for brands and developers to consume the depth and breadth of this rich data, especially for real-time personalization, while being good stewards of their users' privacy?

Speakers
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Vivek Sodera

Co-Founder & CEO, Airseed
Vivek Sodera is Co-Founder & CEO of Airseed, a Google Ventures-backed developer platform that powers single sign-on authentication, rich consumer data, and interactive analytics, for app developers and Fortune 500 companies. Vivek is also an advisor to multiple startups and a jazz... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:00am PDT

PANEL: Big Data Privacy: Whose Responsibility Is It? - GoodData

The growth of data volume, velocity, and variety dramatically increases the potential for data breaches and violations of privacy.  As companies continue to rely on innovative technology to improve their analytic efficiency, they are simultaneously exposing more data. Whether due to human error or unethical practices, this increase in exposure is concerning in both the private and public sectors. If users and companies can’t trust third parties to securely manage their data, the scalability, utility, and longevity of these these third parties will be undermined.


Recent revelations on data security breaches highlight the need for all stakeholders to play a role in considering a set of best practices and principles to protect consumers and citizens. Those who control and manage data must join this discussion. But whose responsibility is it to ensure that data is protected? What are the best practices for managing data securely, whether in the cloud or on premise? How is the growth of data collaboration changing this responsibility? In this session, hear from security experts about how enterprises can--and should--play a critical role in that effort.

Speakers
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Ryan Gurney

VP of Security, Zendesk
Ryan Gurney has over 12 years experience consulting, auditing, and managing Information Security programs. As Zendesk’s VP of Security, he leads a team of engineers who are responsible for all aspects of security and compliance, including internal systems and networks, and the Zendesk... Read More →
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Roman Stanek

Founder and CEO, GoodData
Roman Stanek is a passionate entrepreneur and industry thought leader with over 20 years of high-tech experience. His latest venture, GoodData, was founded in 2007 with the mission to disrupt the business intelligence space and monetize big data. Prior to GoodData, Roman was Founder... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:40am PDT

OPEN TALK: Adding speech to your apps and devices
This presentation will speak to the present state of speech interfaces, near-future directions and capabilities on the horizon, and the ways to voice enable apps, automobiles, IoT, and beyond.

Speakers
IG

Ilya Gelfenbeyn

CEO & Co-Founder, Speaktoit
Ilya Gelfenbeyn is the CEO and co-founder of Speaktoit, which creates human-machine interaction products and platforms. Speaktoit's flagship product, the Assistant app, is the highest-rated voice assistant application for Android (Assistant is also available for iOS and Windows... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:40am - 10:45am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:45am PDT

Using Cascading to Build Data-Driven Applications for the Internet of Things
With affordable Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) manufacturing economics, and the networking protocols solving the kinks to connect low-powered devices, we are on the verge of unleashing the promise of ubiquitous computing with the Internet of Things. Data-driven applications built for these new use cases to provide context and awareness will have their own unique constraints. Obviously, the large volumes of data accumulated for analysis by sensors demand a “big data” infrastructure. However, other requirements exist. With the proliferation of “Things” and the desire to provide valuable insights by correlating their readings, data-driven applications will become very complex. From elementary applications of today that provide dashboards from readings of embedded devices, the next-generation devices will be aggregating, analyzing data from multiple families of Things, providing predictive and other novel analysis. In addition, the speed to respond — or response latency — will drive the efficacy of the applications. While the applications will have to adapt to the optimal technologies of today, they must also be prepared to quickly leverage new innovations in analytics as and when they come.

Speakers
SO

Supreet Oberoi

Vice President of Field Engineering, Concurrent, Inc.
Supreet Oberoi is a hands-on, entrepreneurial, technology leader with over two decades of experience in successfully developing transformative information technologies, and working in leadership roles at Concurrent Inc., American Express, Oracle, Microsoft and many privately held... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:45am - 11:00am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:45am PDT

TALK: The End of the Data Scientist
Reports of the demise of the data scientist have been greatly exaggerated. Or have they. Some believe that data scientists remain the foundation of the predictive enterprise and companies who want to win with data shouldn’t compromise their data science values. They should be aided by tools, technologies and practices that help them scale their knowledge and talent. The key is not to replace them but rather make their work available broadly across the organization via software. Others believe that data scientists are no longer vital in the predictive enterprise. Business users will be able to perform data analysis and the new visualization tools will make it easy. Recently touted as the hottest job around, are the fortunes turning for data scientists?

Speakers
BA

Bruno Aziza

Chief Marketing Officer, Alpine Data Labs
In his role as CMO, Bruno is responsible for Alpine’s worldwide marketing strategy, product marketing, positioning and growth. Prior to joining Alpine, Bruno ran Marketing at Microsoft, SAP/Business Objects and Apple. He comes to Alpine from SiSense, where, during his tenure, the... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:45am - 11:25am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

10:45am PDT

TALK: Why Even the Smartest Phone is Still Stupid
The next tech revolution is about anticipating mobile users' needs in real-time. Using onboard sensors, social media, and the cloud, our devices will learn to become an extension of ourselves, connecting messy facts from disparate data sources into things we can use right now, based on our real-time context – a lot like our brain does. Mobile devices already have the sensors to be aware of their users' surroundings, but the strategy for integrating and reacting to the data is still in its infancy. How do we teach machines to digest the stream of messy data that humans produce in real time?

Speakers
MH

Mike Hoskins

Chief Technology Officer, Actian
CTO Michael Hoskins directs Actian’s technology innovation strategies and evangelizes trends in big data analytics. Mike, a Distinguished Alumnus of Bowling Green State University, is a respected thought leader featured in TechCrunch, Forbes.com, Datanami, The Register and Scobleizer... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:45am - 11:25am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:00am PDT

EXPO OPENS
Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:15am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:00am PDT

TALK: The Device Economy: Data, Privacy, and IoT law and Policy
Speakers
JP

Jon Pasky

Co-Founder, Devnetwork


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:05am PDT

LIGHTNING TALK: Enabling the IoT: What a scalable and Robust IoT Backend Requires
The IoT holds incredible promised, but behind each device sits an application that collects data and interacts with it. The nature of IoT challenges established application design, implementation, and operation paradigms and requires a rethink of the traditional application process.

This presentation will discuss the nature of these IoT challenges and what IoT implementors can do to ensure their device ecosystem is reliable and robust.

Speakers
BG

Bernard Golden

Vice President Strategy, ActiveState Software
Named by Wired.com as one of the ten most influential persons in cloud computing, Bernard Golden is a recognized visionary in the field. He serves as Vice President, Strategy for ActiveState Software. Prior to ActiveState he was Senior Director, Cloud Computing, for Dell Computer... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:05am - 11:20am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:25am PDT

IoT LIGHTNING TALK: Accelerating the Web for the Internet of Things
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it's been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you'll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, "Things," Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, it's an Internet of many different things. The difference is that what have in the past been disparate and disconnected systems are now rapidly becoming uniform, connected, and always-on systems.

This shift in computing triggers new demands and requirements that will put existing infrastructures to the test and most likely cause massive disruption in the technology echo system, as old players can't keep up with new more agile players. As with any major technology shift it is important to stay open minded to new ideas and emerging technologies, technologies that may help you stay ahead in the next 10 to 20 years.

With this explosive growth in connected devices, predominantly Web-enabled and Web-accessible devices (yes, we're thinking about smartphones, tablets, vehicles, utility meters, apparel, and more) the demand for more live information, communication and distribution of data over the Web will grow exponentially. How are we going to be able to address these potential?

Speakers
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Jonas Jacobi

President & Co-Founder, KAAZING
Jonas Jacobi has 23 years of experience leading the development of innovative technology products and services. Together with Kaazing's Co-Founder & CTO John Fallows, he pioneered and championed the groundbreaking HTML5 WebSocket standard. Prior to co-founding Kaazing he served as... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:25am - 11:35am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:30am PDT

11:35am PDT

LUNCH + EXPO BREAK
Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:35am - 1:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

11:45am PDT

12:00pm PDT

Lightning Talk: Turning IOT Data into valuable Information; The opportunities and challenges.

During the past decade, businesses have been implementing IoT applications by connecting devices/“things” on their internal network (InTRAnet) to provide better customer service, reduce costs and more. These businesses are converting the vast amounts of data generated into actionable insights by applying advanced analytics technologies designed specifically to handle the requirements of Real-time Big Data analytics.

With more and more devices being connected to the InTERnet, the opportunity for additional value is growing rapidly as the projected number devices connected broadly across all of IoT grows exponentially.

To truly take advantage of the massive amounts of real-time data in the emerging IoT world, we need to transform our thinking, processes, and infrastructure to act in seconds...not hours and days.

This presentation will discuss the opportunities, challenges,  and solutions related to analyzing large amounts of IOT data.



Speakers
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Peter Jensen

CEO, ParStream
Peter Jensen brings invaluable sales and management expertise given his distinguished and long career in the technology sector. With his leadership, he has been an instrumental part of several major acquisitions at his previous companies. Before joining Parstream, Peter was the CEO... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

12:00pm PDT

PANEL: State of the Industry: What's next for Big Data
Now that we're firmly within the "Big Data Revolution" - this panel aims to ask some of the top innovators in big data and data-as-a-service: What are the next frontiers of big data? Will we see technologies that let us crunch even more data faster and cheaper - tools that allow non-technical managers to utilize big data solutions - or perhaps the next wave is interoperability of API's and data feeds in real-time?

Speakers
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Alex Bentley

Portfolio Product Management, Big SQL/Federation, IBM
Alex Bentley is a Principal Product Manager within IBM's BIg Data portfolio, focusing on BigInsights, BigSQL and Virtualization. He joined IBM in 2010 via acquisition of Initiate Systems, where he led technical product management. Over the past 15 years, he has led Agile PM teams... Read More →
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Eldad Farkash

Co-founder andCTO, Sisense
Eldad started his career in Business Intelligence while developing at age 16 at Gilon Systems, Israel’s largest Database Integrator. While working early on MDX compilers, Eldad envisioned a future where columnar in-memory database would become pervasive. This thinking is at the... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

12:15pm PDT

LIGHTNING TALK: Node.js as the Bridge to IoT
Node.js provides the glue needed to create very powerful IoT applications. Join us for a look at Node's ability to connect events between a multiplicity of sources for use in IoT applications.

During this presentation, we will demonstrate how a Node.js layer on a platform like Modulus.io can receive events from iBeacons and interact with web services and with databases like MongoDB. A simple, real-life example, using Philips Hue smart lights, will show a Node.js local layer that controls behind-the-firewall devices. The local layer can run in multiple environments, including single board compulers like a BeagleBlone Black and the two Node.js layers can interact. 

The Node.js layer is also a perfect place for enterprise services interactions. We will provide an overview of how this layer can interact in a bi-directional manner with a Model-driven platform like Progress Rollbase or how to be presented by Apache Cordova-based Rollbase Mobile applications. 

Speakers
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Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart

VP, Technology, Progress Software
Eduardo Pelegri-Llapro is currently in the office of the CTO at Progress Software working in different strategic and developer efforts, including Internet of Things, Developer outreach and corporate development. Pelegri-Llapro was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems for more... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:15pm - 12:25pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

12:55pm PDT

Introducing the MindMeld API
Speakers
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Timothy Tuttle

Founder & CEO, Expect Labs
Expect Labs is the third technology company that Tim founded. He started his career at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, where he received his PhD. His first company built the Internet’s first large-scale CDN for realtime data. His second company, Truveo, built the web’s second-largest... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:55pm - 1:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:00pm PDT

OPEN TALK: HP
Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:35pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:00pm PDT

TALK: Highly Available Machine Learning Systems to Move Money
Square's flagship innovations, such as frictionless signup/underwriting and next-day settlement, are enabled by powerful machine learning behind scenes. These use cases boil down to moving money in real-time with machine learning; this is why availability and correctness are of highest concern. In this talk, we'll discuss Square's machine learning pipeline and how it let’s us move fast without compromising uptime.

Speakers
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Taylor Phillips

Machine Learning Lead, Square, Inc.
Taylor Phillips leads the machine learning teams at Square, which are responsible for fraud detection and other data monetization strategies such as recommendation systems. Taylor brings a backend, infrastructure lens to the machine learning domain, helping architect a reliable, highly-available... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:00pm PDT

KEYNOTE The Next Step For Big Data Analytics
Join IBM Distinguished Engineer, Shankar Venkataraman as you take the next step in leveraging analytics in Hadoop to get bigger insights from big data. In this session, you will learn about key initiatives in the Hadoop community around analytics including R, Machine Learning and Text Analytics.

Speakers
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Shankar Venkataraman

Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect - BigInsights, IBM
Shankar Venkataraman is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Architect of the BigInsights product. He has been with the product since inception and has been leading its architecture and evolution with Apache Hadoop baseline. Shankar came to IBM through the Cognos acquisition... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:00pm PDT

Theseus' Data: Migrating Production Backends with Zero-Downtime
As a company grows and changes, so does its data infrastructure needs. Technologies and data-models that may have made sense at one point in time gradually become ill-suited for handling the problems facing your business today. When that data is mission-critical, though, it's often a daunting task to migrate backends or models - leading many engineers to spend countless hours dealing with workarounds, caching strategies, and other mitigation patterns rather than facing the data model problem head on. As change.org has grown from a small blog site to the world's leading petition platform we have had to deal with this problem in a number of ways. This talk will explore how we have successfully transitioned production-facing data from MongoDB and LevelDB to Cassandra and MySQL through a multi-phase process with a focus on data integrity and verification.

Speakers
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Vijay Ramesh

Software Engineer, Data Science, change.org
Vijay Ramesh has been a software engineer at change.org since early 2012, and was a founding member of the data science team where he helped to build automated machine-learning driven email targeting, robust and fault-tolerant ETL pipelines, and service-oriented architecture and development... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:55pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:40pm PDT

TALK: The Art and Science of Machine Learning: Balancing Man vs. Machine
Big data has provided the impetus for machine learning (not a new concept) to transcend traditional boundaries. Today companies are utilizing machine learning to exploit and apply insights from the internet of things and traditional ‘small data’ sources alike. Machine learning provides the ability to systematically identify and react to key business events and triggers. But it does not absolve human resources from participation in decision making. 

Using case studies and emerging research we’ll explore the applications and boundaries of machine learning. And provide some guidelines for balancing informed human decision making with machine generated insights. The discussion will include examples of machine learning applications gone right, gone too far and key considerations for determining appropriate applications.

Speakers
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Kimberly Nevala

Director - Business Strategies, SAS Best Practices, SAS Institute, Inc.
KIMBERLY NEVALA is a director on the SAS Best Practices team where she is responsible for industry education, key client strategies, and market analysis in the areas of business intelligence and analytics, data governance, and master data management. Kimberly has over 15 years... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:40pm - 2:20pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:40pm PDT

Workshop: Automating Analytics and Data Discovery with GoodData
Join the GoodData team and learn automation best practices for data analytics, visualization and discovery with the latest SDKs and APIs on our Open Analytics Platform.

Speakers
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Cory Vander Jagt

Director, Product Marketing, GoodData
Cory Vander Jagt is Product Marketing Director at GoodData, where he helps companies of all kinds tackle their data challenges. The industry’s only end-to-end solution, GoodData supports the entire data analysis process, from collection to insight -- ensuring the reliability and... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:40pm - 2:20pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

1:50pm PDT

Lightning Talk: The Future of Health API's
Andrei is a serial entrepreneur and innovator in the field of health data and informatics. He is currently the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Human API, where he works with companies, researchers and governments to help them collect, organize and make sense of their user’s health data. Human API has worked with customers in over 30 countries, manages millions of unique health data points, and is backed by Andreessen Horrowitz, BRV, Eric Schmidt, Max Levchin and others.

Speakers
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Andrei Pop

CEO, Human API
Andrei is the founder and CEO of Human API, a universal health data infrastructure platform which enables developers to easily build the next generation of healthcare applications. He is also a serial entrepreneur, speaker, and expert in the field of healthcare data. Andrei’s focus... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:50pm - 2:10pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:10pm PDT

Lightning Talk: How API Access Control = Monetization + Freedom
Speakers
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Mike Schwartz

CEO, Gluu
Mike has been an entrepreneur and identity specialist for over 18 years. He is the technical and business visionary behind Gluu, whose open source OX projects enables domains to centralize authentication and authorization using open standards like SAML and OAuth2. Mike is a domain... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:35pm PDT

Workshop: Agile Big Data Analytics Demystified with SiSense In-Chip Technology
SiSense In-Chip Analytics enables you to access unstructured and structured data 10x faster than in-memory solutions, so you can tackle complex analytical computations at record-breaking speed. But it doesn’t end there. SiSense In-Chip Analytics now delivers the ability for businesses to be agile with big data analytics: By allowing for incremental gains from big data, SiSense let's companies quickly adapt to changing and new business requirements and grants everyone the ability to independently access data, run queries, and get results in an actionable time-frame. When companies use powerful In-Chip Technology for their data anayltics, they can comfortably crunch terabytes of data, join many data sources, and support hundreds of users--all without compromising performance.

Speakers
EF

Eldad Farkash

Co-founder andCTO, Sisense
Eldad started his career in Business Intelligence while developing at age 16 at Gilon Systems, Israel’s largest Database Integrator. While working early on MDX compilers, Eldad envisioned a future where columnar in-memory database would become pervasive. This thinking is at the... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:35pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

2:35pm PDT

AFTERNOON EXPO COFFEE HOUR
Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:35pm - 3:30pm PDT

3:10pm PDT

Lightning Talk: Using Data Products to Build Data Products
Modern consumer web companies swear by their ability to wield data as a product development tool. In this day and age, the notion that a company would build a product without running a single A/B test is almost inconceivable. And yet, most companies building data products offer packaged software that must be installed behind the firewall, preventing user testing and iterative release schedules. This talk discusses the practicality and future of multi-tenant architectures for data products.

Speakers
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Derek Steer

CEO, Mode Analytics
Derek Steer is the CEO of Mode, a new startup enabling data scientists to share and discover work. With Mode, analysts are more productive and connected, both publicly within the data community and privately within organizations. Before co-founding Mode in 2013, Derek was an early... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:10pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:20pm PDT

Building a Successful Data Startup

Successful data startups recognize fundamental shifts in technology and create innovative solutions to address the new pain points that emerge. Capitalizing on these opportunities is challenging and requires the right combination of foresight, innovation, and luck. In this talk, Chris will share real-world lessons from his experiences as the first employee at Big Data pioneer Aster Data and as the cofounder of DataHero, the leading platform in the emerging self-service cloud BI market.

Speakers
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Chris Neumann

CEO/Co-Founder, Data Hero
Chris Neumann is the CEO and Cofounder of DataHero, the leading platform for visualizing data from online services. After helping create the Big Data space at Aster Data Systems, he’s spent the past three years evangelizing an industry-wide shift to the cloud and has helped position... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:20pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:30pm PDT

How to build a truly horizontal data company: Challenges and best practices from entrepreneurs in the trenches
As a venture investor, moderator Bucky Moore commonly encounters data entrepreneurs who believe the only path to success is through building a vertical-specific solution. While this approach has produced successes, our panelists, hailing from innovative startups DataHero, Mode Analytics and Realm, have set out to prove that the very opposite business model is possible. By sharing stories from their journey as entrepreneurs, the panelists will aim to dispel the myth that building horizontally-applicable products is too difficult. They’ll also share insights for how other entrepreneurs, too, can achieve success through holistic approaches to big data.

Speakers
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Bucky Moore

Associate, Battery Ventures
Bucky joined Battery in 2014 and focuses on investments in enterprise infrastructure and software. Prior to joining Battery, he was a member of the corporate-development team at Cisco responsible for acquisitions, venture investments and strategy. Earlier in his career, Bucky spent... Read More →
CN

Chris Neumann

CEO/Co-Founder, Data Hero
Chris Neumann is the CEO and Cofounder of DataHero, the leading platform for visualizing data from online services. After helping create the Big Data space at Aster Data Systems, he’s spent the past three years evangelizing an industry-wide shift to the cloud and has helped position... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:30pm - 3:50pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

3:30pm PDT

TALK: Pushing the Boundaries of Computer Vision with an On-Demand Workforce
CrowdFlower makes it easy to tap into an online workforce of millions to label, clean and enrich data at massive scale. 

During this workshop, we'll share how data scientists use CrowdFlower to rapidly create ground truth for computer vision and machine learning algorithms. 

We'll explore how scalable human intelligence empowers companies to go beyond what was previously impossible to achieve in facial recognition, wine bottle identification and cellular imagery analysis. 

What would you do with an on-demand workforce?

Speakers
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Seth Teicher

Head of Content & Business Development, CrowdFlower
Seth Teicher leads Content and Business Development at CrowdFlower with a focus on evangelism and original data enrichment projects. He was previously part of the founding team of Atlas Obscura, guide to the hidden wonders of the world, where he led Sales and Marketing. He also helped... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:00pm PDT

Identity API's More Than a Login
Speakers
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Scott Morrison

SVP and Distinguished Engineer, CA Technologies
K. Scott Morrison is Senior Vice President and a Distinguished Engineer at CA Technologies. He joined CA as part of its acquisition of Layer 7 Technologies, where he served as CTO. Scott led Layer 7 to develop the industry’s leading security infrastructure for mobile systems, cloud... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:00pm PDT

TALK: Data Science at Scale! Creating Complex Machine Scoring Applications with Cascading Pattern
Cascading Pattern is an open source project that takes models trained in popular analytics frameworks, such as R, SAS, Microstrategy, etc., and runs them at scale on Apache Hadoop. With Pattern, developers can use a Java API to create complex machine learning applications, such as recommenders or fraud detection. Pattern effectively lowers the barrier of adoption to Apache Hadoop for developers because developers can use existing skillsets to immediately begin building these complex applications.

This machine-learning library works by translating PMML – an established XML standard for predictive model markup – into data workflows based on the Cascading API in Java. PMML models can be run in a pre-defined JAR file with no coding required. PMML can also be combined with other flows based on ANSI SQL (Cascading Lingual), Scala (Scalding), Clojure (Cascalog), etc. Multiple companies have collaborated to implement parallelized algorithms: Random Forest, Logistic Regression, K-Means, Hierarchical Clustering, etc. Benefits include greatly reduced development costs and less licensing issues at scale – while leveraging a combination of Apache Hadoop clusters, existing intellectual property in predictive models, and the core competencies of analytics staff. 

In this presentation, Concurrent, Inc.’s Supreet Oberoi, will provide sample code that will show applications using predictive models built in SAS and R, such as anti-fraud classifiers. Additionally, Supreet will compare variations of models for enterprise-class customer experiments.

Speakers
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Supreet Oberoi

Vice President of Field Engineering, Concurrent, Inc.
Supreet Oberoi is a hands-on, entrepreneurial, technology leader with over two decades of experience in successfully developing transformative information technologies, and working in leadership roles at Concurrent Inc., American Express, Oracle, Microsoft and many privately held... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:00pm PDT

OPEN TALK: SQL-on-Hadoop without Compromise
IBM Big SQL opens Hadoop data to SQL access, relational database optimizations and runtime performance. The next version of Big SQL represents a quantum leap in SQL support and performance, by applying decades of IBM research in optimization and query runtime technology toward the efficient execution of SQL on Hadoop. In this presentation, you learn about the architecture of this next generation Big SQL offering and key performance aspects. You also learn how it enables traditional warehouse style applications to run on Hadoop data and clusters.

Speakers
AB

Alex Bentley

Portfolio Product Management, Big SQL/Federation, IBM
Alex Bentley is a Principal Product Manager within IBM's BIg Data portfolio, focusing on BigInsights, BigSQL and Virtualization. He joined IBM in 2010 via acquisition of Initiate Systems, where he led technical product management. Over the past 15 years, he has led Agile PM teams... Read More →
FO

Fatma Özcan

Research Staff Member, Big Data, IBM
Fatma Özcan is a Research Staff Member and a manager at IBM Almaden Research Center. Her current research focuses on platforms and infrastructure for large-scale data analysis, Hadoop and database integration, and query optimization for semi-structured data. Dr Özcan got her PhD... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:05pm PDT

Panel: Investor's Perspective: Funding and Acquisition for Data / Infrastructure Startups
Speakers
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Roger Lee

General Partner, Battery Ventures
Roger is a general partner at Battery Ventures where he invests in great entrepreneurs building innovative companies across the software and consumer landscape. Before joining Battery in 2001, Roger spent 10 years as an entrepreneur and operator. Roger has been named to the Forbes... Read More →
DM

Deborah Magid

Director, Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group, IBM
Deborah Magid represents IBM’s $25B software business in the company’s 14-year old Venture Capital Group.  Deborah shares insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with venture firms and entrepreneurs around the world;  while scouting for emerging business... Read More →
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Chetan Puttagunta

Partner, NEA
Chetan joined NEA in 2011 and focuses on Big Data, infrastructure software, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. He is involved in NEA's investments in MongoDB, MuleSoft, Elasticsearch, Acquia, and CloudFlare. Prior to joining NEA, Chetan was with H.I.G. Capital’s Leveraged... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:05pm - 4:35pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:20pm PDT

Buildings = Data: APIs and the unification of architecture, engineering, and construction
Speakers
AF

Aaron Fritsch

Director of Software, CASE Inc.
As Director of Software at CASE, Aaron Fritsch focuses his efforts cultivating and developing innovative software solutions for the ever-expanding data requirements of the AECO industry. With considerable experience in leading strategic visions for development groups and maintaining... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:20pm - 4:35pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:40pm PDT

Panel: Trends in Data Science
Speakers
DM

Daniel Marthaler

Director of Data Science, Sproutling Inc.
Daniel Marthaler is the director of data science at Sproutling. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Arizona State University in 2002 with a dissertation focusing in dynamical systems. He held postdoctoral positions at Duke University and UCLA before working in aerospace for... Read More →
VM

Vivienne Ming

Managing Partner, Socos
Dr. Vivienne Ming, named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Socos, a cutting-edge EdTech company which applies cognitive modeling to align education... Read More →
VR

Veeru Ramaswamy

Founder and CEO, Datamath
Veeru has over 20 years of experience with 15 years of executive and management experience in Digital Industries. He has extensive background in the Digital and IP Networking space i.e. delivery of multimedia content over IP platforms on wireless and wired networks using SOA and Cloud... Read More →
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Mohak Shah

Sr Manager, Data Science, Bosch
Mohak Shah is an analytics leader and research scientist with significant experience in organization formation, strategy, and end-to-end data science engagements. He has participated in functional and strategic capacity in developing high-performing organizations in the analytics... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:40pm - 5:20pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

4:45pm PDT

Lightning Talk: How Indoor Location API's will change how we socialize and shope
Speakers
AA

Ankit Agarwal

CEO, Micello, Inc.
Ankit is the CEO of Micello, Inc. which he founded in 2007. Micello is building the worlds largest collection of indoor maps. He is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. Micello's customers include mobile carriers, mapping and navigation... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

5:10pm PDT

Lightning Talk: Parasoft
Speakers
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Arthur Hicken

Evangelist, Parasoft
Arthur Hicken has been involved in automating various practices at Parasoft for almost 20 years. He has worked on projects including database development, the software development lifecycle, web publishing and monitoring, and integration with legacy systems. Arthur has worked with... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 5:10pm - 5:20pm PDT
Hotel Kabuki

5:30pm PDT

OFFICIAL DATAWEEK + API WORLD CLOSING PARTY (Yoshi's)
Come network with the DataWeek + API World attendees at the conference closing party!

Wednesday September 17, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Yoshi\'s 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115