Conferences & Events

Big Data + Infochimps + Strata + Hadoop World

Big news about Big Data in the Big Apple. This year, Strata has joined forces with Hadoop World. Join us in our excitement as we support this opportunity to create the largest gathering of the Apache Hadoop community in the world!

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When: Oct 23-25, 2012
Where: Hilton Hotel, New York, NY
Why:  Learn the Tools and Techniques That Make Data Work
O’Reilly’s Strata Conference brings big data back to the Big Apple for its second year October 23-25, 2012, at the Hilton New York. Co-presented with Cloudera and joining forces with Hadoop World, Strata New York explores the changes brought to technology and business by big data, data science, and pervasive computing. Build a data-driven business, learn the latest on the skills & technologies you need to make data work, and join the largest gathering of Apache Hadoop users in the world.

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Follow Strata at @strataconf and hashtag #strataconf on Twitter.

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Live Webcast: Making Sense of Big Data

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Title:Making Sense of Big Data: An Infochimps Thought Leadership Webinar
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time: 10a Pacific/12p Central/1p Eastern

Register Today!  

Big data is likely the most hyped term in tech of the past two years; however, amidst all the hype, we may have actually missed the point of having all of this data in the first place: to generate more value for businesses. Importantly, it’s this gap between hype and value that speaks to why we need to define how to leverage big data technology in the enterprise.

Register for this live webcast and listen to big data expert and Infochimps CEO, Jim Kaskade, explain where to start and how to effectively manage, protect and leverage the growing amounts of data in your enterprise. In addition, you will hear engaging discussion about:

  • How to become a data-driven data organization
  • Best practices – from business problem definition to ROI
  • Compelling use cases for business transformation
  • How to develop data-centric applications – using Infochimps Big Data PaaS

Join the webcast here. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday, October 11th!

Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Scientist: Pick Your Summit

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Does your job include responsibilities such as predictive analytics, data mining, business intelligence, or big data? Are you going to be in the Windy City this November?

Upcoming IE. Group summits in Chicago you might be interested in:

Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit: November 15 – 16, Chicago, 2012
Driving Business Success Through Predictive Data Analytics

The Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit brings the leaders and innovators from the industry together for an event acclaimed for its interactive format, combining keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions and open discussion.

Modern businesses now have access to more data on customers than ever before, the challenge remains to identify patterns in this data to drive success. Investment in predictive analytics allows organizations the opportunity to gain insight from such a valuable resource, offering a crucial advantage over competitors.

Register Online Today!

Business Intelligence Innovation Summit: November 15 – 16, Chicago, 2012
Driving Business Success Through Innovative BI

The Business Intelligence Innovation Summit brings the leaders and innovators from the industry together for a summit acclaimed for its insight into business intelligence and analytics.

Effective business intelligence is central to business success. In the modern business environment technological developments and the advances of globalization have created unparalleled opportunities for businesses to expand their markets. But new opportunity has opened the door to new challenges.

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Chief Data Scientist Summit: November 14, Chicago, 2012
Driving Business Success Through Data Analytic

As organizations focus more energy into their analytics departments the demand for data scientists and skilled statisticians grows; but with a limited talent pool, those who already have the skills are being required to take the lead. As the industry develops and the need for more data scientists and understanding in new techniques increases, it becomes essential for the analytics community to share expertise and best practices in order to foster innovation.

The Chief Data Scientist Summit in Chicago offers the perfect environment for discussion and thought-sharing amongst industry experts, combining insightful keynote presentations and deep-dive roundtable discussions. This is the must attend event for analytics and data science executives to gain and share insight in a rapidly evolving field.

Register Online Today!

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5 CloudCon Sessions: Join Jim Kaskade

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Are you attending CloudCon?

If you are, you should consider joining our CEO, Jim Kaskade, at one of his 5 speaking opportunities! Hope to see you there.

See the following schedule:

Closing Keynote by Jim Kaskade (CEO, Infochimps): Infinite Monkey Theorem
Tuesday October 2, 2012 | 5:00pm – 5:30pm @ Grand Ballroom
Acting on his passion for data, which began during a 10 year tenure at Teradata, Jim provides an energetic, inspiring, and practical perspective on why Big Data is disrupting. It’s more than historic data analyzed on Hadoop. It’s also more than real-time streaming data stored and queried using NoSQL.

Power Panel 1: Big Data Warehouse vs. Enterprise Data Warehouse
Wednesday October 3, 2012 | 10:30am – 11:00am @ Grand Ballroom
Traditional enterprise data warehousing and Hadoop/Big Data are like apples and oranges – the well-known and trusted approach is being challenged by a zesty newcomer. Is there room for both? How will these two very different approaches co-exist?

Panel Members:

Power Panel 2: Hadoop as a Service Moderated by: Jim Kaskade
Wednesday October 3, 2012 | 11:00am – 11:30am @ Ballroom West
With the power of the Hadoop technology stack, Fortune 1000 companies are rushing to establish their own Big Data presence. Part of this requires moving the Hadoop applications to the data, given the complexities associated with data governance as well as data volume. This is opening up opportunities for Top-tier datacenter providers to begin supporting Big Data as a Service or Hadoop as a Service.

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Power Panel 3: Where’s the Big Data Talent? Moderated by: Jim Kaskade
Wednesday October 3, 2012 | 11:30am – 12:00pm @ Grand Ballroom

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OpenStack: Next Generation Cloud Computing Platform Given by: Jim Kaskade
Wednesday October 3, 2012 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Filmore
OpenStack is no doubt the next generation open source platform. However, the implications of choosing OpenStack go well beyond a software choice. This presentation will discuss the opportunities and go-to-market approach available to CSPs selecting OpenStack. It will also present the OpenStack Cloud Service Provider Life Cycle, a framework that takes a service provider from market assessment through implementation and on to market penetration.

CloudCon Expo & Conference brings you the opportunity to learn best practices and strategies for Cloud Deployment. A perfect event designed for IT professionals and decision makers looking to implement Cloud Technology to achieve benefits like Reliability, Adaptability and Cost Reduction.

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Intel + Infochimps: Intel Developer Forum 2012

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Last week, Dhruv Bansal and I attended the Intel® Developer Forum (IDF) 2012 in San Francisco. IDF brings together Intel‘s ecosystem of partners, vendors, and customers  to showcase the newest Intel creations and bleeding-edge applications of Intel tech.

Some mind-blowing demonstrations included the next-gen intelligent home concept where appliances, electronics, and home infrastructure all communicate with one another, dynamic digital signage systems that cater to specific demographics with targeted digital advertising, and more.

Dhruv Bansal and Intel’s Clive D’Souza gave a great in-depth presentation entitled “Taming the Big Data Tsunami Using Intel Architecture“ on the collision between Big Data software and top of the line datacenter hardware. Dhruv walked through a demo of the Infochimps Platform software running on Romley Intel architecture, then Clive drove an in-depth walk-through of the hardware aspects.

Infochimps and Intel shared a partner booth showcasing Infochimps software married with Intel server architecture. In one of the photos below, you can see Dhruv standing next to the Romley server chassis! Overall, the conference provided great conversations, an opportunity for software guys to get a healthy dose of hardware, and a chance to show off our Big Data Platform.

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Interested in learning more about Intel+Infochimps Big Data solutions? Reach out, we’d love to chat!

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Big Data as a Service at DataWeek

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Every Fortune 500 company is attempting to understand the transformation occurring in the datacenter through the deployment of new technologies like NoSQL, NewSQL, and Hadoop. Learn how to source, implement, or monetize a data stream from executives in the Data-as-a-Service space.

Join us for our panel discussion at DataWeek 2012 in San Francisco:
Data-as-a-Service Panel
Tuesday, Sept 25 11:00a – 12pm | 111 Minna Gallery, Room 1, The SPUR Urban Center

Learn how these technologies are making enterprise data more accessible and making “data as a service” a reality. Come and hear how business analysts, application developers, data scientists can advance their efforts by leveraging in-house or cloud-based data infrastructure as a service with the following panel:

Moderator: Roger Magoulas, Director of Market Research, O’Reilly Media
Speaker: Derrick Harris, Cloud Editor and Senior Writer, GigaOM
Speaker: Kerem Tomak, VP of Marketing Analytics,
Speaker: Mike Olson, CEO, Cloudera
Speaker: Ron Bodkin, Founder & CEO, Think Big Analytics
Speaker: Dhruv Bansal, Co-Founder & CSO, Infochimps

DataWeek 2012 Conference & Festival September 22nd – 27th in San Francisco is shaping up to be the largest SF-based data conference & festival including over 100 workshops and talks, an AngelHack Big Data hackathon,  SF Beta :: DataWeek Edition, and events throughout the week.

Get 25% off your DataWeek pass using the discount code “dw2012partner” by registering here.

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(Video) High Speed Retail Analytics: Courtesy of a New Approach to Big Data

Our Chief Science Officer, Dhruv Bansal recently presented a webcast on how retailers who update competitive prices at the product level know the benefit behind leveraging high-speed analytics: dramatically increased bottom lines. However, with the benefit comes the cost: consumption of huge data amounts, and real-time data processing.

In this webcast, you’ll learn how retailers can leverage their own Big Data – enabling them to go from data sources to increasing profits, margins and market share – in a fraction of the time expected, and at a fraction of the cost.  Watch now and learn more about how the Infochimps Platform enables retailers to:

  • Make real-time, data driven decisions on all retail metrics
  • Ingest and process data sources from pricing, social, marketing, sales, support, etc.
  • Process, amend and augment data in real-time for high-speed analytics
  • Increase profits, margins and market share

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Big Data Discussions at Big Data Innovation Summit

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Imagine the largest gathering of Fortune 500 business executives leading Big Data initiatives. That’s IE Group’s Big Data Innovation Summit, a conference happening September 13-14 in Boston.

This summit brings together industry leaders and innovators specializing in Data Science and Online Intelligence. It is a unique opportunity to share insights and opinions through interaction and open discussion, providing a thorough understanding of how data can be used to enhance company performance and increase customer insight.

If you haven’t registered yet, register online and join us for our panel discussion:
Getting started with Big Data Platforms: Social Media and Web Analytics
Friday, Sept 14 11:00a – 12pm | Martha’s Vineyard Room, Main Lobby, Hyatt Regency

Every company should have the opportunity to leverage social media and web analytics to make data driven decisions which drive the business forward. However, many companies lack the technical experience, talent, and budget to execute on a big data roadmap… until now.

Join Derrick Harris (GigaOm), Jonathan Harris (Infomart), Daniel Eklund (ThinkBig Analytics), and Dhruv Bansal (Infochimps) on this panel, moderated by Joseph Kelly (Infochimps), as we address:

  • How to build a Big Data competency without talent and huge budgets
  • Why social media and web analytics represent the first, most impactful use cases
  • How to scale Big Data across your organization

Want to know more about the panel? Here are some short bios to spruce up your interest:

Derrick Harris is the Cloud Editor and Senior Writer at GigaOm. Derrick has been covering the on-demand computing space since 2003, when he started with the seminal grid computing publication GRIDtoday. He led the publication through the evolution from grid to virtualization to cloud computing, ultimately spearheading the rebranding of GRIDtoday into On-Demand Enterprise.

Jonathan Harris is the Managing Director for Infomart, and the VP of Business Development for National Post. Infomart is Canada’s leading media intelligence agency with more than 25 years of experience delivering media monitoring and research solutions to Canada’s best-informed institutions. Infomart monitors print, social media platforms, radio, television and online news, to offer intelligence needed to optimize media strategies. They help companies, agencies and organizations drive results by providing fast, relevant and accurate media monitoring, research and reporting solutions.

Daniel Eklund is a software architect and technologist with over 15 years of experience in enterprise software development. As a lead consultant for ThinkBig Analytics, Daniel works with leading Fortune 500 customers to implement Big Data systems and next-generation NoSQL storage systems, using Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Cascading, and HBase to provide next-generation analytics and data warehousing solutions.

If you’re not intrigued yet, hopefully our Infochimps Joseph Kelly and Dhruv Bansal can perk your interest:

Joseph Kelly is co-founder and COO of Infochimps. He is an experienced serial entrepreneur having started ventures ranging from a distributor business for Chinese goods to an adventure travel company. In addition to his longstanding entrepreneurial background, Joseph spent three years sailing in the Caribbean, an experience to which he credits a majority of his entrepreneurial knowledge.

Dhruv Bansal is the Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Infochimps and was driven to programming and data analysis through his research. Working with data directly helped him understand how difficult data can be to find, to ingest, to visualize, to reason with, and to learn from. Solving these problems was the rationale behind starting Infochimps. He holds a B.A. in Math and Physics from Columbia University in New York and attended graduate school in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin.

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SXSW Panels: Vote Today for Infochimps

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One. Week. Left.

You’re familiar with South by Southwest (SXSW) held in Austin each March, yes?

SXSW panels are up for voting and we’d love your support. Read the panel submissions below and be sure to vote!

Voting ends August 31st.

A huge thank you to those of you who supported us on Twitter:

  • @hashonomy_gus: SXSW PanelPicker #bigdata #sxsw (via @infochimps)
  • @dteten: RT @ffvc RT @infochimps: SXSW 2013 PanelPicker: Vote Today for @josephkelly: The Tao Te Chimp: A Principle Driven Approach
  • @eldonnn: SXSW 2013 panelpicker under way. wanna go! waah! this panel by @infochimps

 SXSW Panels: Vote Today for Infochimps

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Upcoming Webinar on High-Speed Retail Analytics

retailer Upcoming Webinar on High Speed Retail AnalyticsGet excited about next week’s webinar on Thursday, August 23rd at 11am CST.  Infochimps‘ Co-Founder, and Chief Science Officer Dhruv Bansal, and BlackLocus’ VP of Customer Development Amos Schwatzfarb, will present a quick webinar on how retailers are increasing their bottom lines with BlackLocus, the leading SaaS eCommerce competitive analytics company, and with Infochimps, the #1 Big Data platform-as-a-service.

Join us on August 23, 2012 at 9:00am PST / 11:00am CST / 12:00pm EST.

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