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About the Discussion
Big Data is clearly a big deal. It’s a topic on the corporate agenda of most large organization – and not just for CIOs, but for CEOs, venture capitalists, CFOs, treasurers, risk managers and marketing VPs. Everyone wants more data so they can to out-analyze the competition, and it’s your job to deliver it.
Yet one of the most talked-about challenges is the dearth of qualified analysts and technicians to do the jobs that organizations need to fill. This means that for data geeks, big data may be the biggest opportunity of your professional lifetime.
This Keynote panel will delve into the facts and fantasies of Big Data, to understand why it’s such a hot topic right now, and how long the sizzle will last. You’ll learn about the changes that are coming to enterprise data management, and the new skills you should acquire to ride this wave of opportunity that is Big Data.
Discussion points include:
- Can we at least agree on what Big Data is?
- How big will Big Data get?
- What does the CEO think about it?
- What can you do to future-proof your career in a Big Data era?
- What are the key new technologies to get educated about?
- Will Little Data technologies become obsolete?
- Big Data in Your Enterprise:
- Is big data governable? – What happens to ETL now that we have Hadoop? – How are big data analytics different from what you know now? – Do data warehouses go away? – Can big (and cloudy) data squeeze into relational databases? Should it? – How is big data modeled? – How is it integrated?
About the Panelists
Robin Bloor is a prominent analyst in the database and information management sectors. He authored a column in DMBS Magazine (in the US) for 4 years and also provided regular content for Computer Weekly in the UK. He has also regularly written individual articles for many magazines in the UK and Europe over a decade. He was the prime author for the web site IT-Director.com which he designed and built and which subsequently became one of the primary UK IT related web sites . As one would expect of any analyst, he has authored numerous white papers, product reviews and IT research papers.
Paul Pedersen is the Deputy CTO of 10gen. He has a lengthy career as an entrepreneur and software architect, having been the Founder of factery.net, Founder and CEO of MarkLogic, with Google as Project Lead Google Appliance), and as semantic search firm Powerset as a Consulting Search Engineer. Prior to that Paul had teaching positions at both Cornell and UCLA. Paul received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his PhD from the Courant Institute/NYU.
Neil Raden is a Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. In the past, he’s been a mathematician, an actuary, a software developer, a DSS consultant, and a founder of a SI doing DSS/Data warehousing/BI. He has 30 years experience, is a widely published writer, well-known speaker, and consultant. He has personally designed over 100 data warehouses and implemented dozens of large analytical applications in finance, marketing, distribution, logistics, actuarial, scientific, statistical, consumer products and more.
April Reeve has spent the last 25 years working as an enterprise data architect and program manager. Currently she is working for EMC Consulting as a Business Consultant in the Enterprise Information Management practice on Data Governance and Big Data. April is an expert in multiple Data Management disciplines including Data Conversion, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Master Data Management, Data Integration, and Data Governance.
Anjul Bhambhri has 23 years of experience in the database industry with engineering and management positions at IBM, Informix and Sybase. She is currently IBM’s Vice President of Big Data Products, overseeing product strategy and business partnerships. Previously at IBM, Anjul focused on application and data lifecycle management tools and spearheaded the development of XML capabilities in DB2 database server. In 2009, she received the YWCA of Silicon Valley’s “Tribute to Women in Technology” Award.