Join us at Cloudera Sessions as like-minded data innovators from around London come together for a comprehensive day of exploring the different stages of the data journey.
Whether you are trying to increase operational efficiencies, discover and automate analytics, or transform your industry through unique data applications, we will walk you through our first hand experience of helping organisations build a modern architecture in order to make analytics pervasive across their organisation.
Regional VP North EMEA Cloudera
Principal Analyst Forrester
Martha serves the CIO role, covering business intelligence (BI), analytics, and big data. Her current research has two main areas of focus: 1) the investigation of best practices for making the most of an organization's data, as well as building appropriate processes and organizational structures; and 2) analyzing the effect of emerging technologies and business pressures on the way BI capabilities are managed and delivered. Other key research areas include BI in the cloud, mobile BI, blockchain, and the impact of the Internet of Things. Known for her down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to making sense of the latest hot technology area, she has provided input on technology strategy and IT governance structures to clients all over the world. She is a sought-after conference speaker and is also frequently retained as an independent voice by technology companies seeking to optimize their approach to the market. Previous Work Experience Martha has over 20 years of technology experience and has held a number of senior positions involving the investigation of new technologies and their introduction to the enterprise. Her main focus has been helping her clients make sense of the impact of new and emerging technologies on existing IT systems and business processes, as well as the security, risk, and regulatory implications. Most recently, Martha provided custom research studies for tier 1 CIOs, covering topics ranging from big data to the role of the CIO in the transition to the digital economy. Prior to that, she held a variety of senior management and individual contributor positions at Freeform Dynamics, as well as various companies within the Datamonitor Group. Martha's first analyst role was as a vice president at Giga Information Group, which was later acquired by Forrester, where she became research director for financial services. Before joining Giga, Martha's roles included head of advanced technology at Prudential and manager at Price Waterhouse's World Multimedia Unit. Education Martha earned an M.A. in English literature, American studies, and modern history from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. A qualified translator, Martha is fully bilingual in English and German.
Best-Selling Author, Leading Business & Data Expert
VP Global Strategic Initiatives - SNYPR, Securonix
Cristina Roa has been with Securonix since 2012. Her current role is VP Global Strategic Initiatives at Securonix and she is responsible for driving our Big Data Security Analytics adoption across the globe working with customers and partners and internally with Product Development, Marketing and Sales. In her previous role at Securonix, Cristina was VP of Eastern North America, EMEA and APJ and helped grow the company from its initial revenues to market dominance in the UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) space. Prior to Securonix, Cristina held sales and sales leadership positions at SailPoint (Identity and Access Management), Credent (EndPoint Encryption – bought by Dell), Mercury Interactive (IT Governance and Performance Testing – bought by HP), BEA (Web Infrastructure – bought by Oracle), Bowstreet (Web Services Application Development – bought by IBM), Tivoli (Enterprise Systems Management – bought by IBM), Sun Microsystems (Unix Systems – bought by Oracle) and NCR (Unix Systems).
Dr. Chris Royles
Chris holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, having interests in Linked, Open and Big Data domains. This has lead to a passion for machine learning, user experience and delivering insight from complex questions. Chris focuses on UK Government, as well as Energy and Utilities and has implemented a broad range of solutions where data is key to making the very best decisions.
Co-Founder & CTO Arcadia Data
Jeff Rothwell is a Sales Engineer at Cloudera, where he helps customers architect Big Data solutions that reveal insight from all types of data and all types of systems. He has a background in Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics and over 20 years experience in the software industry across a diverse range of vertical markets.
Principal Systems Engineer
Mark Samson is a Principal Systems Engineer at Cloudera, helping customers solve their big data problems using enterprise data hubs based on Hadoop. Mark has 18 years’ experience working with big data and information management software in technical sales, service delivery, and support roles.
Systems Engineering Manager, UK & Ireland, Cloudera
Brendan Moran is the Systems Engineering Manager for the UK & Ireland and Cloudera, whose team of talented engineers helps customers choose and design the right mix of cloudera and partner solutions, build amazing data and analytic driven products to transform their businesses. Brendan has a background in creating and monetising big data analytic products whilst at WGSN and over 20 years in high technology companies across a diverse range of verticals.
Sr. Sales Engineer Trifacta
Head of Data Solutions
Cox Automotive UK
Allison is a highly driven and self-motivated big data/analytics/product executive with a proven track record in transforming businesses and driving strategic growth through data and analytics.
Managing Director, Accenture Security
Vikram Desai is responsible for leading Accenture Security’s global security platform agenda, driving the development of solutions that help clients across industries fight cyber threats. Desai has more than 25 years of analytics and security experience, with in-depth knowledge of the managed service space and special expertise in cybersecurity, data analytics, IT infrastructure, application networking and communications. Prior to joining Accenture, Vikram was Chief Executive Officer or President of several technology pioneers, including Radware, Kavado, Liquid Computing, and Global Crossing.
UK Country Manager Datameer
Omar Agha is the UK Country Manager at Datameer, where he is responsible for the UK operation. Omar has worked in the Big Data space for more than 8 years and is an experienced sales leader achieving significant incremental growth year on year. His commitment to consistently over-achieving in his sales roles currently within Datameer and previously Talend and throughout his career are paramount. Omar has a passion, drive and tenacious approach in his dedication to supporting his team and his customers. He has gained his success by also working closely with customers across all verticals to gain an understanding of their goals and issues, turning them into positive outcomes and benefits.
Founder and Director
Justin is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of advanced computer simulation and analytics. Justin’s talks explore the applications of AI and machine based predictive analytics on decision making. He attracts audiences of experts and industry thought leaders who are interested to hear about analytics, system dynamics and network modelling. We live in a complex world and Justin examines the ways in which these technologies will enable the world's business, government and civic leaders shape a better world for the next generation. Justin has presented at Bloomberg, FT Innovate, World Cities Conference, given a TedX talk, appeared on CNBC, BBC World Service and been featured in publications including Wired, The Guardian, ITProportal, TechUK, The Risk Universe and Dow Jones He is the founder of the pioneering technology company, Simudyne, whose clients have included The Bank of England, Shell, Arup and PWC. He is also Director of Ordach a cybersecurity solution at the cutting edge of cyber risk diagnostics.
EMEA Presales Director
Chief Technical Architect
I am a versatile and self-motivated application and data specialist with 20 years’ experience of delivering application, data and reporting solutions with complex technical requirements in a vast range of business environments including Banking, Regulatory, Payments, Fintech and Manufacturing. Over the years I have been providing consultancy and advice on Data Management, Data Warehousing, Analytical Platforms, Governance, Architecture and Security.
Head of Big Data Solutions
Marks & Spencer plc
Michael Whitelegge heads up the Big Data Solutions team within Marks & Spencer’s Information Management department. During his time at M&S, Michael has been responsible for developing and implementing innovative data solution processes to support analytical applications from store location analysis to customer insight. Michael has been involved in the M&S Big Data journey throughout. Following his Geography BSc and Masters in Geographic Information Systems at the University of Leicester, he has held previous roles in different consultancy companies ranging between natural resources, transportation, oil and telecommunications applications spanning over 25 years.
Lead Data Scientist