Our friends at The Hive are having an excellent event focusing on High Tech Big Data Use Cases.
Feel free to sign up at: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Areas-Big-Data-Think-Tank/events/139346842/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=139346842&_af=event
(RSVP with Full Name, Last Name & Email address is required to attend this event)
Join the Hive and Silicon Valley local technology company leaders as they discuss how business and IT experts join forces to drive successful big data implementations. The panel of experts will give an overview of the challenges in data driven initiatives, corporate alignment and resourcing large, complex programs across their respective companies. They will give insights on implementation strategies and how to avoid the pitfalls of getting programs off the ground and running for. We will explore how to go from idea to delivery with the least resistance. Finally, we will understand how to best succeed and catapult programs to their greatest potential in the quickest amount of time.
Areas to cover:
- BI & Data Visualization uses cases in sales, marketing, customer support, finance, etc.
- Increasing revenue, efficiencies, agility and improving customer experience and products.
- Best practices for Data Driven Enterprise.
- 360 degree customer views.
- Consolidation of data, MDM, tools for structured and unstructured data.
- Organizational change management to support the Data-Driven Enterprise.
Meet the Experts:
Michael Greene - Head of Customer 360 view, Symantec
Michael has worked in tech for 19 years at companies such as U.S. Robotics, 3Com and Cisco. Most recently he joined Symantec in the SMB & Cloud group and is now running the Customer 360° View & Data Visualization in the Market Planning and Analysis team in Marketing. He focuses on developing an all-encompassing view of how the Customer interacts with Symantec. Prior to Symantec, Michael worked in many roles at Cisco: Marketing IT, World Wide Field Marketing running BI, Marketing Operations, Sales Operations, Corporate Finance and eCommerce.
Shashi Kiran - Manager of BI, Cisco
Strategic leader in Information Management space with 15+ years of experience in Business Intelligence and CRM space. Trusted advisor to Business and IT leaders in enabling innovative solutions. A passionate leader who successfully inspires, motivates and excels his team and creates an environment that challenges status quo and encourages innovation. Shashi has a postgraduate diploma in Industrial Engineering from NITIE Bombay, India (National Institute of Industrial Engineering).
Ram Nagaraj - Director of BI & Master Data Management, Aruba
Ram Nagaraj is the Director of Business Intelligence and Master Data at Aruba Networks, the leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. Prior to joining Aruba, Ram had spent several years at Cisco shaping their Business Intelligence and Reporting strategy across Marketing, Sales and Service functions.
Sendil Thangavelu - Corporate Director-Analytics and Data Management, Flextronics
Sendil Thangavelu is corporate director for analytics and data management at Flextronics. He lead analytics, data management and enterprise application initiatives spanning strategy, investment planning, architecture, delivery, and customer relationships for companies including PG&E and Toyota. Thangavelu also led consulting engagements for VMware, Cisco, Intel, Nissan, and a few startups in the Bay Area. He has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA. He is an experienced practitioner, thinker and speaker in the data arena and taught business intelligence and data management courses at UC — San Diego.
Moderator: T. M. Ravi, The Hive
T. M. Ravi is co-founder of The Hive that works with entrepreneurs to help create businesses and that leverage data. Ravi has a successful track record as a serial entrepreneur and operational executive. Most recently, Ravi was Chief Marketing Officer for Iron Mountain, a provider of information management services. Ravi joined Iron Mountain through the acquisition of Mimosa Systems, the leader in enterprise content archiving, where he was founder and chief executive officer. Earlier in his career, Ravi worked in Hewlett-Packard's Information Architecture Group, where he did product planning for client/server and storage solutions. Ravi earned a MS and PhD in Computer Science from UCLA and a Bachelors of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India.
Ravi serves on the board of Capacitor, a San Francisco based dance + circus group.
6:00-6:50pm: Registration and pre-party (with food & beverages)
6:50-7:10pm: Microsoft's welcome words + Presentations
7:10-8:00pm: Panel discussion
8:00-8:30pm: Q&A session
8:30-9:00pm: Networking session