We all know Big Data is not just about Hadoop, MapReduce and Cassandra. It is about focusing on the business of Big Data. Business models, revenue models, creating Big Data products and understanding trends. There are plenty of groups that focus on technology (I've been to them and they are great). This group is focused on the business side of Big Data. Having been a tech entrepreneur in the Seattle area for 2 decades, I'd like to see the great minds in our region get together to embrace a huge initiative!