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Exploring Fourth Dimension of Analytics with Stephen Brobst

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Analytic discovery is entering a new realm of possibilities enabled by Big Data technologies. Find out how we will extrapolate ideas from Jim Gray’s Fourth Paradigm framework into the world of commercial analytics and data warehousing. The possibilities enabled by sensor data and the challenges related to data curation will be discussed in detail. Emerging architectures for organizing data to support both productization and exploration will be described in the context of a unified data architecture including commercial technologies, open source technologies, and cloud deployment.

Learn about the four dimensions of analytic discovery.
Learn about the critical success factors for data intensive analytics.
Learn about the evolution from monolithic platforms to analytic ecosystems using combinations of open source and commercial technologies.

Short Biography of Stephen Brobst
Stephen Brobst is the Chief Technology Officer for Teradata Corporation. Stephen performed his graduate work in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his Masters and PhD research focused on high-performance parallel processing. He also completed an MBA with joint course and thesis work at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Stephen is a TDWI Fellow and has been on the faculty of The Data Warehousing Institute since 1996. During Barack Obama's first term he was also appointed to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in the working group on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD). In 2014 he was ranked by ExecRank as the #4 CTO in the United States (behind the CTOs from, Tesla Motors, and Intel) out of a pool of 10,000+ CTOs.