A last minute opportunity has presented itself and I wanted to make sure that we make it available to the Toronto Hadoop User Group. Jeff Jonas will be at the IBM Toronto Lab doing a techtalk and I secured an agreement from the organizers to let TOHUG members to come in and listen and meet with Jeff. If you have never heard Jeff speak you are in for a treat. This will not be your corporate, scripted with carefully crafted messages presentation and I can assure you there will be no selling at all. If you can make the trip to Markham, you will not regret it; I guarantee it.
Pizza lunch will be provided.
Synopsis for Jeff Jonas talk:
As large collections of data come together, some very exciting and somewhat unexpected things happen. As data grows, the quality of predictions improves (less false positives, less false negatives), poor quality data starts to become helpful, and computation can actually get faster as the number of records grows. Now, add to this, the “space-time-travel” data about how people move that is being created by billions of mobile devices, and what becomes computable is outright amazing. As it turns out, geospatial data is analytic super-food. Jeff will discuss this and much more.
Jeff Jonas is a super-star IBMer; he designs next generation technology that helps organizations better leverage their enterprise-wide information assets. With particular interest in real-time “sensemaking,” these innovative systems fundamentally improve enterprise intelligence, which makes organizations smarter, more efficient and highly competitive.
For a taste of Jeff's take on today's hot topics, check out Jeff's interview on developerWorks covering relationship awareness around 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, companies becoming smarter -- even amidst the infoglut, balancing the always-connected world with privacy, and more.