Hey, What’s the Big Data?

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How Business Intelligence is driving development and marketing decisions.

It’s time to say goodbye to old school analytics, and hello to big data. Big data involves huge data sets, coming in at different speeds, from all directions. Everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data online. All that data (a quintillion has 30 zeros) comes from social media, digital pictures, purchase transactions, and elsewhere on the web.

This kind of data sinks traditional database systems. To analyze the data, we need fancier systems. That’s why IBM Watson won Jeopardy, but Siri continues to drive us crazy with her analytical shortcomings. Predictive analytics can figure out how to land on Mars, but it cannot predict who will buy a Mars bar. What gives? Luckily, marketing automation tools from companies like Eloqua and Marketo are changing the game.

Join us for a dive into the sea of data. This panel examines how understanding and working with data will optimize business actions in real time.

You will:
• Learn how humanizing data will help maintain a competitive advantage.
• Find out why big data isn’t just for big companies.
• Hear case studies of companies who are successfully interpreting data to predict the needs of their customers, increase purchases and save money.
• Listen to thought leaders and get ahead of the big data wave.

Panelists Include:

1. Ken Levy, Co-Founder and CEO at 4-Tell (http://www.4-tell.com/about/leadership-team/)

2. Bob Newell, Director at Information Builders (http://www.informationbuilders.com/) (In from Toronto)

3. Mike Smitheman, VP of Marketing at GoodData (http://www.gooddata.com/) (In from San Francisco)

Moderator:

Kevin Long, Director of Marketing at CrowdCompass (http://www.crowdcompass.com/)

Cost:

$5 to help with the cost of food, beer and travel for speakers outside of Oregon.

Sponsors:

• CrowdCompass (http://www.crowdcompass.com/jobs/) - Mobile apps for conferences and corporate meetings.
• CorSource (http://www.corsource.com/) - Turning ideas into deliverables with strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing.
• Technology Association of Oregon (http://www.techoregon.org/) - dedicated to bringing together some of the brightest minds in the technology industry.