About the Event:
Over the last year Sovrn has shifted our big data workloads from bare-metal hosted Hadoop to mirco-batch leveraging updated ETL and data lake constructs in AWS S3 and EMR. We will discuss our transformation, key learnings, and our roadmap for evolution.
6:00 – 6:45 - Socialize over food and drinks
6:45 – 7:00 - Welcome, opening remarks and announcements
7:00 – 8:30 – Kyle, Nick & Rob - Big Data Transformation @ Sovrn
8:30-9:00 - Networking
About the Speakers
Kyle Gilliland, VP of Platform Engineering at Sovrn Holdings
Kyle has a deep background in driving transformation across software development teams through leading DevOps, Cloud, and now Big Data transformations. He has experince across industries in various technology roles across financial, retail, education, and adTech based companies. He is a driven and transparent leader that loves to build diverse teams focused on solving interesting problems.
Nick Vedder, Data Science Consultant for Slalom Consulting LLC
Nick Vedder was the technical lead on Sovrn's Data Science team during their migration of services to AWS. He designed and developed the workflow model that powers all of Sovrn's Data Science jobs including their real time price floor optimization algorithm using Airflow, EMR, and Docker. He was also a key developer for Sovrn's DaaS product and has recently worked on developing their Identity Graph capabilities. He has an academic background in econometrics and applies that discipline to forecasting, causal analysis, and testing frameworks.
Rob Cuthbertson, Director of Engineering for the Data Platform at Sovrn Holdings
Rob has worked in Ad Tech for 8 years, and a string of innovative teams and startups for decades prior. Rob has worked in Telecom, Energy, NLP/ML analytics, and consulting. He loves to lead amazing engineering teams based on a culture of continuous learning.