Cloudera Technology Day
Maryland | October 20, 2016

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve
7795 Arundel Mills Blvd.
Hanover, MD 


Following a successful Cloudera Technology Day in Washington, DC this spring, Cloudera welcomes technical professionals to attend its forward-looking companion session on the most recent and upcoming Apache Hadoop™ developments.

Kicking off with an overview of current Cloudera product announcements, the program will feature technologies currently in development, as well as the Cloudera Product Roadmap. Cloudera’s product management organization will share priorities and strategic direction for Apache Hadoop and how these advancements apply to your operating environment.  

Attendees will receive a briefing on how big data technologies are extending the capabilities of cybersecurity applications as well as an overview of how Cloudera data science professionals collaborate with customers to address advanced data management and analytics challenges.  The morning concludes with a brief presentation on how to engage Cloudera in leveraging the services, support, and training needed for mission success.

Following a networking lunch, participants can select from breakout topics including:

  • A deeper dive into cybersecurity and the role of data analytics
  • RecordService for unified access control enforcement
  • Matrix Decomposition at Scale
  • Using CSS to save time and work—How it works

For those focused primarily on running the Hadoop stack in a production environment, a three-hour tutorial will be offered on Apache Hadoop Operations that addresses installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and enterprise considerations.

This one-day, technical agenda is designed for industry and government practitioners, particularly developers, data engineers, security architects, data scientists, and system administrators who are working with, or would like to know more about, Apache Hadoop, its capabilities, functionality, and advanced applications.

Registration for the Fall 2016 Cloudera Technology Day is open and complimentary.

Reserve your space today, bring a colleague, and anticipate gaining actionable knowledge of the latest tools and methods needed to support your agency data management and analytics initiatives in 2017.

See you in Maryland on October 20, 2016.


Time Event
8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:30 AM Advanced Data Insight: The Latest Innovation in Hadoop 
9:30 – 10:15 AM What's on the Horizon: An Open Source Road Map 
10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 10:50 AM Secure Data - Why Encryption and Access Control Are Game Changers  SLIDES
10:50 – 11:10 AM From Insight to Action: Using Data Science to Transform Your Organization  SLIDES
11:10 – 11:30 AM Engaging With Cloudera & Morning Wrap Up  SLIDES
11:30AM – 12:30PM Lunch 
12:30 – 1:30 PM  Breakout A
A Deeper Dive into Cybersecurity and the Role of Data Analytics

Breakout B
Matrix Decomposition at Scale

Breakout C (Workshop)
Hadoop Operations  SLIDES
1:30 – 2:30 PM Breakout A
Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Encryption with Cloudera Navigator Key Trustee SLIDES

Breakout B
Large-scale Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation on High-Performance Computers

Breakout C (Workshop)
Hadoop Operations  SLIDES
2:30 – 3:30 PM Breakout A
RecordService for Unified Access Control  SLIDES

Breakout B 
Random Decision Forests at Scale  SLIDES

Breakout C (Workshop)
Hadoop Operations  SLIDES
3:30 PM

**Agenda is subject to change**


  • Dr. Robert Axtell

    Professor, Computational Social Science, George Mason University

  • Todd Boetticher

    Solutions Consultant,

  • Sam Heywood

    Director, Cybersecurity Strategy, Cloudera

  • Morris Hicks

    Strategic Enablement Expert, Cloudera

    Mr. Hicks is a security intelligence expert adept at helping organization’s collect and analyze vast amounts of “big data” to successfully identify and respond to cyber threats. He is also a seasoned business leader with a proven track record of helping high growth delivery organizations scale through consistent and repeatable service delivery. Mr. Hicks has presented on security intelligence best practices at many industry conferences and events over the last 10 years.

  • Juliet Hougland

    Data Scientist,

    Juliet is a data scientist at Cloudera. Her commercial applications of data science include developing predictive maintenance models for oil & gas pipelines at Deep Signal, and designing/building a platform for real-time model application, data storage, and model building at WibiData. Juliet was the technical editor for Learning Spark by Karau et al. and Advanced Analytics with Spark by Ryza et al. She holds an MS in Applied Mathematics from University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College with a BA in Math-Physics.

  • Sean Kane

    Senior Solutions Architect, Cloudera

    Sean is an experienced solutions architect with an extensive background in software engineering and development. During his three-year tenure with Cloudera, he has assisted many customers with system architecture development, installation, configuration, performance-tuning, and development. During the past twelve years, Sean has developed an excellent mix of enterprise information integration experience. With Spry, he led the software development team and developed solutions using Hadoop and semantic web technologies. While with Oracle, Sean worked on a team that supported pre-sales with architecture, POCs, and reusable technical product demonstrations. Prior to being acquired by Oracle; at BEA, he developed solutions for customers using SOA middleware products and open source software. He also worked at Preferred Systems Solutions and MetaMatrix where he developed reusable components for the federated query and metadata management product, developed and delivered the product training courses, and provided general information technology support. Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. He is certified in service-oriented-architecture (SOA) and has taken numerous courses covering Oracle and BEA software.

  • Jake Miller

    Customer Operations Engineer, Cloudera

    Jake Miller is a Customer Operations Engineer working in the public sector. Jake helps public sector customers to identify and solve issue that arise during cluster operations. He has a solid background in Linux systems administration and enjoys solving technical problems. Prior to work with Cloudera, Jake spent 14 years working in the public sector as a systems integrator solving challenging technical problems. Jake holds a Master of Science Degree in Cyber Security from NYU-Poly.

  • Rob Morrow

    Chief Technologist, U.S. Public Sector, Cloudera

  • Greg Phillips

    Solutions Consultant, Cloudera Government Solutions

    Greg Phillips helps public sector customers optimize their computing resources by implementing current data management and analytics capabilities. His focus is on developing ETL pipelines to meet customer requirements, and enable extraction, transformation, and delivery of intuitive methods for analysts to interact effectively with live data. Prior to his tenure with Cloudera, Greg spent seven years working with the U.S. Government, where in his final assignment, he served as Data Science Analytics Technical Team Lead. He supported enterprise programs for cloud processing architecture, implementation of a Cloudera Hadoop system, and in-depth training for new users to gain immediate value from the available datasets and dashboards. Greg has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, holds Cloudera Administrator and Cloudera Developer certifications, and is proficient with a number of commonly-used programming languages and data management and analytics applications.

  • Bill Sullivan

    Vice President, U.S. Public Sector, Cloudera

  • Charles Zedlewski

    Senior Vice President, Products, Cloudera

    Charles joined Cloudera from SAP where he held various management roles in product strategy, management and operations. During his time at SAP Charles led the development of a half a dozen new and follow-on releases for products that supported some of SAP’s major growth initiatives in GRC, Sustainability, and EPM. Many of these products received substantial critical acclaim and collectively generated more than a hundred million dollars in new product revenues. Prior to SAP Charles held product roles at BEA Systems and venture backed software startups. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and an MBA from MIT.

  • Dr. Robert Axtell

    Professor, Computational Social Science, George Mason University


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