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Panel: Where to from Here?

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NoSQL Now! Conference

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About the Presentation

What else can be said after 3 intensive days of presentations, networking, discussions and demos? Well, it could be plenty. Before heading home, turn all of the information you’ve been soaking up into something actionable for your NoSQL strategy when you get back to the office. This panel, representing various sectors of the data management ecosystem, will comment on the things they learned this week, and what they see coming up next – opportunities, challenges and problems. Validate your learning and impressions against theirs to make sure there’s nothing you missed. Some topics “might” include:

  • Different views of the conference presentations:
    • The Web-scale view
    • The Enterprise IT view
    • The Vendor view
    • The Customer view
    • The Analyst view
  • What surprises came out of the presentations?
  • Can we pick any winners?
  • How likely is it that UnQL will succeed?
  • What challenges lie ahead for enterprise deployment?

About the Speakers

Dan McCreary
Dan McCreary and Associates


Dan McCreary has over 17 years of experience in the technology field and has a reputation as a respected technology strategist. He is the founder of Integrity Solutions, which was sold to Vance Opperman’s Key Technologies in 1998 and is now part of the WAM!NET Professional Services division. Dan’s career has taken him through the fields of solid state physics, computer chip design, supercomputing, working with Steve Jobs and NeXT Computer, and founding his own consulting firm in 1992. Dan has a strong reputation for writing and presenting technology topics to a broad audience of executives and managers. His topics have ranged from software development technologies to web marketing strategies.


Peter Aiken
Associate Professor/Founding Director
VCU/Data Blueprint


Peter Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data management, architecture, and engineering. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying these areas for more than twenty-five years. His sixth book is titled XML in Data Management. He has held leadership positions with the US Department of Defense and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 17 different counties. Dr. Aiken’s achievements have resulted in recognition in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and bibliographic entries in Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and other recognitions. His entertaining but clear and concise insights make him a sought after speaker, lecturer and consultant. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of datablueprint.com.

Max Schireson


Mr. Schireson brings nearly 20 years of diverse executive experience in the database industry; in addition to his role at 10gen, he served as Vice President and Chief Applications Architect at Oracle, where he was on the company’s Architecture Review Board, and he was Chief Operating Officer at XML database leader MarkLogic, which he joined as employee number 8 and played a key role in growing to over 200 employees.

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