Slides: Case Study — How J.B. Hunt is Driving Efficiency with AI and Real-Time Automated Data Pipelines

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About the Webinar

J.B. Hunt, one of the leading providers of transportation and logistics services in North America, recognizes the criticality of customer responsiveness, service quality, and operational efficiency for its success. However, with its data spread across multiple sources, including legacy mainframe systems, the organization was struggling to meet data requirements from multiple departments. They struggled to troubleshoot operational issues and respond to customers quickly.

Join this webinar to hear about the optimized solution J. B. Hunt implemented, which automates real-time data pipelines for a reliable cloud data lake and provides multiple user groups an in-the-moment view of data without overwhelming internal operational systems. Discover how J.B. Hunt now leverages a modernized data environment to accelerate data delivery and drive various AI and analytics initiatives such as real-time service-pricing, competitive counterbidding, and improving their customer experience.

Learn how you can:

  • Ingest data in real-time from legacy mainframe systems, enterprise applications, and more
  • Create a reliable cloud data lake to accelerate AI and Analytic Initiatives
  • Catalog, prepare, and provision data to empower data consumers
  • Drive operational efficiency and customer experience with AI-augmented insights

About the Speakers

Nauman Fakhar

ISV Solutions Architect Team Leader, Databricks

Nauman Fakhar leads the ISV Solutions Architect team at Databricks. With his deep knowledge around data engineering, Data Science, machine learning, and analytics, Nauman helps companies attain quantifiable business value from their technology investments, including Spark, Hadoop, and other open source technologies. He works closely with Databricks partners to help architect joint solutions and take them to market. He is a trusted advisor and thought leader who has built and executed complex data analytics and AI strategy for customers and partners. He earned a BS in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Joe Spinelle

Director of Engineering & Technology, J.B. Hunt Transport

Joe Spinelle, Director of E&T, leads the Data Empowerment organization, consisting of the Business Intelligence, Data Engineering, and Google Analytics teams. Joe’s teams are focused on enabling the entire organization to get the maximum value out of their data assets. Joe came to J.B. Hunt in December of 2019, after spending 14 years at Toyota in supply chain information systems, and 10 years at Tempur Sealy in ERP implementation, BI, and Data Management. Joe lives in Fayetteville with his wife, Alisa, and two dogs.

Ritu Jain

Director, Product Marketing, Qlik 

Ritu Jain is Director of Product Marketing at Qlik. In this role, she is responsible for the go-to-market strategy for Qlik’s Data Integration portfolio with a specific focus on Data Lake Creation solutions and associated products. Ritu has over 20 years of experience in Data Management and analytics and led global marketing strategy for multiple industry verticals and solutions at SAS, Alteryx, and Teradata prior to joining Qlik. Ritu has a Masters in IT and New Product Development from North Carolina State University, and an MBA from Delhi University, India.


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Databricks has origins in both academia and the open-source community, Databricks has always been devoted to simplifying data, sharing knowledge and pursuing truths. Founded in 2013 by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks brings together data engineering, science and analytics on an open, unified platform so data teams can collaborate and innovate faster.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America, provides safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, we provide capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, one where everyone can use data to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. Only Qlik offers end-to-end, real-time data integration, and analytics solutions that help organizations access and transform all their data into value. Qlik helps companies lead with data to see more deeply into customer behavior, reinvent business processes, discover new revenue streams, and balance risk and reward. Qlik does business in more than 100 countries and serves over 50,000 customers around the world.

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