The Power of Big Data for Business

  • June 27, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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"The Power of Big Data for Business”

Following on from our highly successful conference in March, eSynergy are proud to host our next Big Data Breakfast Conference where we will have a group of amazing speakers presenting on how Big Data can leverage tremendous results for today’s forward thinking businesses.

With more and more companies turning to Big Data to add products, services, previously unknown data, information and revenues to their bottom-line, our presenters will show you how you can use these technologies to improve your company’s performance.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The event is aimed at IT decision makers, Managers and CXO’s looking to implement Big Data strategies in 2013/2014. No recruiters please.

Date and Time: 27th June[masked]am-12pm

Location: Novotel Hotel, 10 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 2NR

Agenda for the morning;

Breakfast                  8am-9am

Presentations          9am- 11:30am

Panel Q&A                11:30 am -12:00pm

Lars George – Cloudera

"Unaccept the Status Quo"

Lars leads the development and infrastructure team as architect, thought leader, and head developer over more than 10 years, building web services used by, for example, Microsoft Office to
translate entire documents by users world-wide. Lars started as solutions architect at Cloudera in 2010, bringing his wide, yet in depth, experience the services team. Eventually he took over the role as principal solutions architect and then director of all EMEA services. Today he runs an ever expanding team of pre
and post sales engineers and architects to deliver Cloudera's technologies to companies that want to succeed using their data for future growth and new ways of high-value analytics.


John Glendenning – DataStax

“Real-time data driven services in the Cloud”

John leads DataStax’s field operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa and has spent over 19 years within the enterprise  infrastructure software and hardware industry for companies such as Citrix, XenSource, Platform Computing and Compaq.

 

Steve Jenkins – MapR Technologies

“Business Opportunities for Big Data in the Enterprise”

Steve Jenkins is vice president of EMEA at MapR Technologies. Steve is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience within the industry. He has worked with a number of market breaking USA companies, including, Q1 Labs, Isilon, and F5 Networks,  where he guided the successful creation, growth and expansion of a European presence.

Peter Elleby - Greenlight

"Big Data, Big Noise, Big Hope – No Miracles"

Peter is Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Greenlight, one of the UK largest independent digital agencies, and is also responsible for the Hydra search engine marketing platform. He was previously VP of Engineering for Touch Clarity, the behavioural targeting company acquired first by Omniture, and then by Adobe. Peter was also part of the management team of the company that created the Clementine data mining platform, acquired first by SPSS, and then by IBM. Apart from his interest in Artificial intelligence and Big Data, Peter is an expert on Industrial Automation and Robotics from his time as Chief Technologist at Brooks Automation. Peter is a graduate of the Technical University of Denmark, and was a research fellow at the University of Reading.

 

Dan Rossner – PA Consulting Group

“Demystifying Big Data. Real world applications of Big Data”

Dan has 20 years of experience specialising in delivering IT solutions as part of technology enabled business change projects and programmes across the public and private sectors. Dan leads our digital services work helping clients assess the opportunities and maximising the potential of new technologies and channels such as online, mobile, social and big data, through pilot and delivery phases of projects. Dan has led client engagements across a number of sectors including consumer, retail, health and finance. Dan also leads our work as a Google Enterprise Partner of the Year 2012. Dan will demonstrate real examples to explain how PA have helped its clients take advantage of the technologies that surround BigData to deliver useful insight and real value quickly and efficiently.

 

Ben Marden – HortonWorks

“Making sense of Big Data”

Benedict Marden is a software executive with over 15 years of sales experience working and building data management solutions with some of the largest Financial Market, Telecommunications and retail organisations in the world. Benedicts last twelve years have been predominately spent advising enterprises on the appropriate software to solve specific business requirements. He previously worked for IBM, EMC & Quest Software before joining Hortonworks as the Enterprise Sales Manager based in the UK.

 

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  • Adele G.

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    August 9, 2013

  • Adele G.

    Thank you to those who were able to attend our Big Data conference this morning. We will be uploading all of the presentations and speaker interviews soon via our LinkedIn page so please join the group via the link below.
    http://linkd.in/10zrA8J It would be great to get your feedback about the morning. Please can you take a few minutes to answer the below questions and send the answers back to [masked] 1. What did you think of the speakers and their presentations?

    2. Did the conference help you with making a decision about implementing Big Data for your company?

    3. How did you find the location and time of the event?

    4. What topics would you like to see at our next conference?

    5. Do you have any other feedback about the morning that you would like to tell us about?

    Don’t forget to join the discussion on Twitter @eSynergyITrec #powerofbigdata #esynergybigdata.

    Thanks,

    Gavin

    June 27, 2013

    • Liam M.

      The event was good and generally gave an exciting overview with a mix of types of presentations that focused on various aspects of big data. The obvious topics were covered - technical and cashflow implications, and I'm glad they didn't shy away from the controversial issue of data protection.

      June 30, 2013

    • Liam M.

      This is a link to help using EC2 and MapReduce on Amazon: http://aws.amazon.com...­. This is a good way to start using Hadoop, as most Hadoop tutorials on the web for even basic things like setting up of data clusters are complicated. And as Gavin says it is low cost to use AWS (free so far).

      June 30, 2013

  • Adele G.

    The event seemed to be full of interesting content, with the majority of feedback we have received saying the presentations were insightful and full of useful information. Also the panel guests were charismatic, knowledgeable and provided some great advice. Hopefully it gave the people who attended some ideas and on how to best use Big Data and what things you should consider to make sure projects are a success.

    June 28, 2013

  • Gianni P.

    Interesting stuff... good presentations. Most speakers willing to engage with with audience, fully answer questions, and give advice. Have learnt a lot.

    June 27, 2013

  • Conan

    The panel at this meetup was excellent. The companies represented are active contributors to the codebases of some of the key big data technologies, and are very much at the forefront of the industry. For this reason, I was slightly disappointed that the message didn't seem to have changed from four or five years ago. I'd love to have heard more about what the companies represented by the panel are doing now, and what's changed in the last six months to a year. For example, it was interesting to hear about Hadoop processing getting closer to real-time - and this came up as a question at the end - but there wasn't much discussion. I'd have liked to have heard more about the types of problem that are still difficult to solve using these tools, and what progress is being made towards them - new developments around the technology, or how the questions being asked by business have changed in the decade since these tools started becoming available.

    June 27, 2013

  • Sameera N.

    Hi Everyone
    I am looking fwd to this event.

    June 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Sameero,

      We're really looking forward to it as well - it should be a brilliant event with some fantastic speakers.

      See you there,

      Emmy

      June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys, not had a chance to get to a MeetUp in a while, but I thought you might find this interesting - Companies Getting More Aggressive on Analytics Recruiting http://www.bigdatarepublic.com/author.asp?section_id=3255&doc_id=264633&;

    June 21, 2013

    • Adele G.

      Hi Saul, thats a really interesting article - so thanks for sharing. I would say from my recruiter experience that I absolutely agree that demand from companies to hire both Technologists with either Big Data skills or Analytics skills in Data Science / Machine learning etc has grown dramatically. In fact I would also argue that in the UK at the present that demand for these skills from companies far outstrips candidate supply. This is probably likely to be the case for the next 12 months until

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • Armel T. N.

    I am looking for developers with Big Data experience. Also, join the IT Job fair group www.meetup.com/it-jobs

    June 21, 2013

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