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Conference: Big Data Analytics - Between Now and 2020

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    According to IDC, the big data market will grow from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion by 2015. This growth represents a massive opportunity for startups and large IT vendors alike.  The development of data science, more powerful tools for analysis, virtualization, and evolving cost structures are all changing the face of data.

    What does the investment landscape look like, and what are the trends to watch for in 2013? Where are the top business opportunities? How are enterprise executives approaching big data? Why is there a need for real-time analytic tools? Should you build a data science team?


    Come to this forum and hear what some experts have to say about the exciting field of big data.


    Online registration will close at noon on Wednesday, March 20th.
    Walk-ins are permitted. $40 more at the door.

    AGENDA: 8:00am - 8:45am
    Registration/Continental Breakfast & Networking
    8:45am - 9:00am
    Welcome and Introductions
    9:00am - 9:30am


    Keynote: Can Data Science Really Do That?
    Jeremy Howard, Kaggle

    9:30am - 10:15am



    Panel Discussion: Real-Time Big Data
    Kevin Foster, IBM
    Guido Schroeder, Splunk
    Adam Smith, Metamarkets
    David Sonnenschein, SAP
    Moderated by: TM Ravi, The Hive

    10:15am - 10:45am
    Keynote: Big Data in Music: Lessons for the Rest of the World
    Brett Uyeshiro, Pandora 10:45am - 11:15am Morning Break

    11:15am - 12:00pm



    Panel Discussion: Big Data in the Enterprise - Technology & Teams
    John Akred, Accenture
    Christian Beedgen, Sumo Logic
    Tim Park, Microsoft
    Moderated by: Andy Bartley,

    12:00pm - 12:45pm




    Panel Discussion: Investment Landscape
    Puneet Agarwal, True Ventures
    Jai Das, SAP Ventures
    Mark A. Siegel, Menlo Ventures
    Andy Vitus, Scale Venture Partners
    Moderated by: Bernard Golden, Enstratus
    12:45pm - 1:30pm Demo Table Showcase & Lunch Break

    1:30pm - 2:15pm




    Panel Discussion: Beyond Hadoop
    Justin Erickson, Cloudera
    Joseph M. Hellerstein, Trifacta/UC Berkeley
    Ju-kay Kwek, Google
    M.C. Srivas, MapR
    Moderated by: Satyen Sangani
    2:15pm - 2:45pm Keynote: Big Data Analytics - Analysis & The Future
    Mike Gualtieri, Forrester 2:45pm - 3:30pm Networking 3:30pm Event Concludes


    Puneet Agarwal, True Ventures
    Puneet is a general partner at True Ventures, where he brings a strong mix of both operating and investing experience. He began his career as a product manager at Crossworlds Software, an early integration software startup that was bought by IBM.

    Puneet then spent some time in technology investment banking at J.P. Morgan and later in venture capital at the Mayfield Fund, where he invested in early stage technology companies. Starting in 2002, Puneet spent four years at BEA Systems in various product management and marketing roles and also conceived, initiated, and ran BEA’s RFID initiative. He then joined Geodesic Information Systems, a mobile messaging company, in 2006 as VP of Product Management where he helped grow the company from $20M to over $80M in revenue. As part of his work, he moved to India for several months. He joined the True team in 2008.

    Puneet holds a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, where he was also a Mayfield Fellow.

    John Akred, Accenture
    John Akred leads Accenture Technology Labs within Accenture’s Technology R&D Organization, where he directs Accenture’s R&D into Data Management and Emerging Data Platforms. In that role he leads a of a team of 25 researchers and engineers who are building data-driven, analytical solutions based on the next generation of distributed, horizontally-scaling data storage and analysis technologies, using cutting edge data acquisition, integration, quality, analysis, processing and end-to-end enterprise data management technologies.

    John has over 15 years of experience in advanced analytical applications and analytical system architecture. He is a recognized expert in the areas of applied business analytics, machine learning, predictive analytics, and operational data mining. He has deep expertise in the application of various architectural approaches such as: distributed non-relational data stores (NoSQL), stream processing, in-database analytics, event-driven architectures and specialized appliances; to real-time scoring, real-time optimization, and similar applications of analytics at scale.

    John received a BA with honors in Economics from the University of New Hampshire, and a MS with distinction in Distributed Systems from DePaul University.

    Andy Bartley,
    Andy is currently CEO of where he is focused on helping companies better manage and deploy algorithms. Prior to this he spent two years working in angel investing and early stage venture capital at The Angels' Forum, The Halo Fund, and VoiVoda Ventures.  Andy started his career in the medical device industry where he held a number of engineering and operational roles.  When he's not working you can find him surfing Ocean Beach or running trails in the Marin Headlands.

    Andy has an MBA from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in Biological Engineering from Oregon State University.

    Christian Beedgen, Sumo Logic
    Christian Beedgen, Sumo Logic, Co-Founder & CTO.Christian was at ArcSight from 2001 through January 2010 most recently serving as Chief Architect for the event-based products, both ArcSight ESM and ArcSight Logger. He led development teams that owned and delivered the core of the ArcSight product line across server infrastructure and user interaction.

    Christian was the first server-side engineer building the ESM backend and growing the server team. He designed and implemented the core backend event handling framework along with the object-relational mapping framework. He was integral in the design and development of core product features such as a flexible framework for real-time query processing and the initial set of stream processors. Christian also co-designed and implemented a patented approach to display large result sets that change dynamically. Prior to ArcSight, he was co-founder of Gigaton, an infrastructure software company enabling distributed file management solution over IP-enabled networks.

    Jai Das, SAP Ventures
    Jai Das, Managing Director, SAP Ventures. Jai is looking for the next-generation of iconic start-ups which are focused on Cloud computing, Analytics, Digital Media and Mobility and which are leveraging trends like Big-data, Consumerization of IT and Social-local-mobile Internet.  He also leads SAP Ventures’ investment activities in India where he is looking for growth stage private companies that are building on the proliferation of mobile-internet savvy Indian consumers and that are building world-class enterprise applications to be delivered globally from India via the cloud.  He spent seven years designing and building software applications as a lead architect and as a product manager at Oracle and at several start-ups.  He was also an entrepreneur before deciding to focus on investing in high-growth technology start-ups.

    Jai received his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business where he was awarded the George Hay Brown Prize for academic excellence.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.

    Justin Erickson, Cloudera
    Justin Erickson is a Product Manager at Cloudera working on HDFS, Apache HBase and Cloudera Impala. Prior to Cloudera he worked at Microsoft where he lead the development of the new high availability and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Justin is a graduate of Stanford University where he earned a B.S. with honors in Computer Science.

    Kevin Foster, IBM
    Kevin Foster is Implementation Strategist for IBM's Big Data Product Engineering organization. His focus is in helping IBM customers and partners to survive and prosper from the large amounts of "big data" generated by mobile phones, smart grids, city traffic, hospitals and other increasingly computerized aspects of our modern lives.

    Kevin has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from California State University Stanislaus and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

    Bernard Golden, enStratus
    Bernard Golden has vast experience working with CIOs to incorporate new IT technologies and meet their business goals. Prior to joining enStratus, Bernard was CEO of HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley cloud computing consultancy that focuses on application security, system architecture and design, TCO analysis, and project implementation. Bernard is also the Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO Magazine and was named a "Top 50 Cloud Computing Blog" by Sys-Con Media. Bernard's writings on cloud computing have been published by The New York Times and the Harvard Business Review and he is the author of Virtualization for Dummies and co-author of Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing.

    Bernard has an MBA in Business and Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Mike Gualtieri, Forrester
    Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst, Forrester. Mike's research is focused on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable application development professionals to deliver faster agility, prescient customer experiences, and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data predictive analytics, blazing-fast performance best practices, user experience design, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, architecture, design, and creative collaboration. Mike is a recipient of the Forrester Courage Award for making bold calls that inspire leaders and guide great decisions. He is also the record holder of the most-read Forrester blog post.

    Joseph H. Hellerstein, Trifacta/UC Berkeley
    Joseph M. Hellerstein is a Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, whose work focuses on data-centric systems and the way they drive computing. He is also Founder and CEO of Trifacta, a venture-backed startup company focused on radically enhancing the productivity of data analysts.  Hellerstein is an ACM Fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and the recipient of two ACM-SIGMOD "Test of Time" awards for his research. In 2010, Fortune Magazine included him in their list of 50 smartest people in technology , and MIT's Technology Review magazine included his Bloom language for cloud computing on their TR10 list of the 10 technologies "most likely to change our world".

    Jeremy Howard, Kaggle
    Jeremy is a serial entrepreneur, business strategist, developer, and educator. He is the President and Chief Scientist of Kaggle and is also the youngest faculty member at Singularity University, where he teaches data science. He was the founding CEO of two successful self-funded Australian startups (FastMail, and Optimal Decisions Group), both of which grew internationally and were sold to large international companies. He spent 8 years in management consulting at the world’s most exclusive firms, including McKinsey & Co, and AT Kearney. He is also a keen student, for example developing a new system for learning Chinese, which he used to develop strong Chinese language skills in just one year. Jeremy has mentored and advised many startups, and is also an angel investor. He has contributed to a range of open source projects as a developer, and is also in demand as an expert commentator on various TV news programs.

    Ju-kay Kwek, Google
    Ju-kay is the product management lead for Google's Cloud Big Data initiative. He focuses on creating enterprise-class services that enable businesses to harness Google's unparalleled data processing infrastructure and algorithms to tackle their growing Big Data needs. Prior to Google, Ju-kay led product management for SOA and Application Performance Management at Wily Technology and CA Technologies. Ju-kay holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds patents in the areas of data-centric interfaces and multi-modal sales applications.

    Tim Park, Microsoft
    Tim is a Director in Microsoft’s Platform Strategy team helping planning the direction of Microsoft platforms internally and speaking about Microsoft’s solutions externally.   He brings many years of experience working with Big Data from depth engagements with companies working on solutions from media to the “internet of things.”

    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.

    Satyen Sangani
    Satyen's an entrepreneur focused on data and analytics.  Previously, he built and ran the Financial Services Warehousing and Performance Management business @ Oracle where he started as a product manager.  Before Oracle, Satyen business development and product management roles in startups.  He started his career as a mergers and acquisition investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Company and as an investor at Texas Pacific Group.  Satyen as an MS from Oxford and BA from Columbia, both in Economics.

    Guido Schroeder, Splunk
    Dr. Schroeder has served as our Senior Vice President, Products since April 2012. Prior to joining us, Dr. Schroeder was with SAP Labs, an enterprise application software company, where he served as Senior Vice President Development, Technology Innovation Platform BI from 2008 to 2012, as Vice President Development, SAP NetWeaver BI Client Suite from 2007 to 2008, as Vice President Development Suite Optimization Analytics from 2006 to 2007, as Vice President Development, SAP NetWeaver Imagineering from 2004 to 2006 and as Director Development, BI Advanced Technologies from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Schroeder holds a M.Sc and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Kiel (Germany).

    Mark Siegel, Menlo Ventures
    Mark Siegel, Menlo Ventures.Mark joined Menlo Ventures in 1996 and focuses on investments in data storage, cloud computing, big data, and digital advertising. Mark’s active investments and board seats include Dropcam, eXelate, Invidi, Media6, Voltage Security, Mixr, and Tintri . Some of his previous board seats include 3PAR (acquired by HP), Pliant Technology (acquired by SanDisk), RNA Networks (acquired by Dell), BlueGill Technologies (acquired by Checkfree), and Rubric (acquired by Broadbase).Mark is a graduate of MIT (B.S. in Physics with Electrical Engineering) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. At MIT, Mark did computer modeling of dark matter and galaxy formation which eventually landed him as a product manager for Oracle’s Massively Parallel Processing Group. In this role, he was part of the original team that developed and deployed one of the first true massively parallel and multi-threaded commercial software offerings – the Oracle Parallel Server. Mark then started and managed a consulting group at Oracle dedicated to serving early customers of this product. In business school, Mark got the startup bug and went on to work in business development for Netscape from the first year of its inception through its IPO in 1996.

    Adam Smith, Metamarkets
    Adam is the Vice President of Product at Metamarkets. Adam began his career as a toy designer, studied at MIT’s Media Lab, then spent seven years at Google in a variety of product roles before becoming a Partner at AOL Ventures. He holds a BA in Physics and Studio Art from Bowdoin College, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and a MAS from the MIT Media Lab.

    David Sonnenschein, SAP
    David is the Vice President of Strategic Business Development at SAP.

    M.C. Srivas, MapR
    Srivas ran one of the major search infrastructure teams at Google where GFS, BigTable and MapReduce were used extensively. He wanted to provide that powerful capability to everyone, and started MapR on his vision to build the next-generation platform for semi-structured big data. His strategy was to evolve Hadoop and bring simplicity of use, extreme speed and complete reliability to Hadoop users everywhere, and make it seamlessly easy for enterprises to use this powerful new way to get deep insights. That vision is shared by all at MapR. Srivas brings to MapR his experiences at Google, Spinnaker Networks, Transarc in building game-changing products that advance the state of the art. Srivas was Chief Architect at Spinnaker Networks (now NTAP) which built the industry's fastest single-box NAS filer, as well as the industry's most scalable clustered filer. Previously, he managed the Andrew File System (AFS) engineering team at Transarc (now IBM). AFS is now standard classroom material in operating systems courses. While not writing code, Srivas enjoys playing tennis, badminton and volleyball. M.C. has an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Delaware, and a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi.

    Brett Uyeshiro, Pandora
    Brett Uyeshiro is Director of Software Engineering at Pandora, where he serves as chief architect and leader of the company’s big data infrastructure. Since joining Pandora in 2008 as a Senior Software Engineer, he has managed the software development of key analytics, storage and commerce systems. Highlights of his tenure at the company include developing a petabyte scale data warehouse, reporting and ETL system in addition to a high volume stats collection service which handles billions of requests a day. Prior to joining Pandora, Brett worked in various software development roles at Xoom, Invois, and Kenamea. Brett received his BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Andy Vitus, Scale Venture Partners
    Andy focuses on ScaleVP’s investments in next-generation enterprise software and new data center technologies – including virtualization and cloud computing. Andy sits on the boards of Arena, Entone, and INNOViON. Prior to joining ScaleVP in 2003, Andy worked as a hardware engineer for Electronics for Imaging, designing embedded print server platforms and video compression circuits. Previously, he was a software engineer for De Beers Research Labs, conducting research on computer vision for both medical and mining applications. Andy earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

    Special thanks to our organizing committee:
    Andy Bartley,
    Corrinne Kahler
    Satyen Sangani


Speakers Click on the speaker to see full bio.

  • Brett Uyeshiro, Pandora
  • Jeremy Howard, Kaggle
  • Mike Gualtieri, Forrester


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