"Big Data" can be used to prevent fraud of fine art. It can be used to detect anomalies in aircraft engines. That is all super cool but how does that relate to your business? Your opportunities may not feel as world-changing as the genome project. However, innovation is critical to your business and you don't want to miss out on something that could have significant impact on revenue only because the practical application of this new technology is not entirely obvious.
Consider this interesting bit of trivia… There are five and only five categories of analytics. Therefore, the similarities between art, aircraft engines, and the your genetic sequence are closer than you think to customer loyalty, price optimization, and traffic monitoring.
In this meet-up we will define and illustrate the five major sections of analytics and big data. We’ll describe use cases (examples) that demonstrate how this new analytics functionality can be applied to derive insights. We’ll then take a deep dive into an interesting use case that resonates with the audience, and expose what really happens at the developer level, and what is required to make these new “models” work. We’ll cover technologies such as R, SQL, Mahout, etc., and will detail how to operationalize a big-data analytics model.
6:00 – 6:30 - Socialize over food and drink
6:30 – 6:45 - Announcements, Upcoming Events
6:45 – 8:30 - The Art and Craft of Big Data Analytics by Susheel Kaushik
8:30 – ??? - Continued socializing
About the Speaker
Susheel Kaushik leads the Technical Product Marketing team at Pivotal. Prior to joining Pivotal, Susheel led the Hadoop Product Management team at Yahoo! and led the Data Systems Product Management team for the online advertising systems at Yahoo!. At Pivotal, Susheel is responsible for vision and strategy around the core Pivotal products that impact data science. He has helped many enterprise customers become predictive enterprises, leveraging Big Data & Analytics in their decision-making process. He has extensive technical experience in delivering scalable, mission critical solutions for customers. Susheel holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and B.Tech in Computer Science from Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University.