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Big Data 101: The Value and Future Trends of Mobile Data

Join us for a great evening discussing mobile big data focusing on how can you use it for your tech company. Come early and stay to meet other like-minded folks. This event is co-sponsor with Big Data District. 


What is the Value of Mobile Big Data?  - Mark Ettrich & Bill Mcgrath

Smartphones are rich sources of information on consumer behavior and can be used to understand people’s interests, relationships and daily activities. This data is collected and used by telecommunications companies, applications providers, mobile web sites and government agencies. Although many companies have become very successful, the mobility industry as a whole is in its infancy and the economic value of mobility and big data has barely been exploited. This topic also raises many privacy concerns and the question of who owns all this data. The discussion will focus on the value of mobile big data, review some examples where mobility has provided valuable services to consumers as well as cautionary tales. Open Discussion What is the next set of mobile service winners? Will the US continue to drive innovation in Mobile? Will growth in Mobile in Asia & Africa drive new services?

Big Data Architecture Technology Talk - Senthil Mohan 

Ever since Big Data become a buzz word Hadoop has played a key role in Big Data’s evolving technical architecture. As Big Data and Hadoop are often considered inseparable the prevailing perception is Hadoop is used to store large volumes of data for batch processing only. The ecosystem is evolving and capable of managing real time business applications as well as innovative business intelligence solutions. This discussion will focus on real time Hadoop applications using Cloudera Impala as well as non-Hadoop based enterprise data applications like SAP HANA. 

Speaker Bios

Mark Ettrich has spent his career designing and implementing scalable data solutions for capturing analyzing and reporting on data created by people and machines. He has also led large-scale integration efforts associated with ad networks such as Quigo,, and AOL.

He is the founder of Big Data District, an organization to connect big data talent in the greater D.C. area including Meet-ups and Hackathons. He is also currently a Principal with Accenture responsible for North America Business Development for High Performance Analytics & Agile Methods & Tools. Previously Mark held executive management positions including SVP of Engineering for Jumptap and Senior Director of Aol Data Warehouse. With 10 years of experience contributing to AOL's product and data services. bill mcgrath

Bill McGrath is currently functioning at Time Warner Cable as Group Vice President of Finance stationed in the Herndon office. Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Bill worked for 12 years at AOL where he held a variety of positions in Operations, Finance and General Management. Most recently, Bill was the CIO of AOL and prior to that he was the Senior Vice President of International Operations. Before AOL, Bill worked at UUnet as the Director of Network Finance. Bill has over 17 years of experience in the internet business.

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  • Anju

    This was a first meetup event I've ever attended. The organizers and the group was welcoming and nice. In my opinion if the topic name included the "Privacy" part then I think the attendees could have been more focused attendees.
    From the event name itself I thought it'll be more about using Big Data and the future but not the privacy part, but maybe that's just my assumption.

    April 25, 2014

  • Jana

    We had the Mark Elfrich and Bill McGrath talk on what constitutes personal data and privacy concerns regards big data and the advertising industry. We did not hear from Senthil Mohan on architectures. Overall an enlightening discussion-- lots of audience interaction. Seems like they are sharpening their messaging and making the case for the digital data bill of rights. Glad to be a part of the dialogue. PS- nice venue, attentive servers, and plenty of food provided by the sponsors.

    April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was expecting something a little more informational and sophisticated. I may have had the wrong expectations of the presentation.

    April 24, 2014

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