It happens in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 29, 2017

Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN
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Join us for Cloudera Sessions 2017, where Minneapolis's smartest data professionals will be discussing many of the newest use cases for machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)—ranging from predictive maintenance and fraud detection to product recommendation engines and proactive customer support. Come gain firsthand experience into how experts like yourself are using data-driven insights to grow businesses, improve efficiencies, and manage risk.

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Agenda

Morning Session - for business decision-makers

 

8:00am - Breakfast in the Partner Pavilion

8:30am - Cloudera Keynote: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Future of Big Data Analytics

Presented by Amy O'Connor, Big Data Evangelist, Cloudera

Businesses and organizations of all sizes are suddenly flooded in data from a hyper-connected world and need solutions to analyze and act upon it. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have emerged to help understand patterns in the data, predict outcomes, and prescribe the optimal actions to impact those outcomes. New use cases for machine learning are emerging every day – ranging from predictive maintenance and fraud detection, to product recommendation engines and proactive customer support. Gain first-hand experience into how some of the world’s best organizations are using data-driven insights to grow their businesses, operate more efficiently and manage risk.

9:10am - A Community Approach to Fighting Cyber Threats

Presented by Rocky DeStefano, Subject Matter Expert - Cyber, Cloudera

Learn how Cloudera's cybersecurity solution, based on Apache Spot, empowers security operations centers to accelerate threat detection, investigation, and response through machine learning and complete enterprise visibility. 

9:30am - Customer Success Story: National Marrow Donor Program

Presented by Tony McAllister, Director, Enterprise Architecture, National Marrow Donor Program

10:00am - Coffee break in the Partner Pavilion

10:20am - Customer Success Story: General Mills

10:40am - Customer Success Story: Boston Scientific

Presented by Jessica Brion, Business Analyst, Boston Scientific

11:00am - Panel Discussion: IT Modernization

Speakers:
  • Jessie Brion, Business Analyst, Boston Scientific
  • Tony McAllister, Director, Enterprise Architecture, National Marrow Donor Program
  • Brock Noland, CoFounder and Chief Architect, phData
  • James Vollmer, Principal Data Platform Engineer, Cargill
  • Amy O’Connor, Big Data Evangelist, Cloudera (moderator)

11:30am - Lunch

 

Afternoon Session - for technical decision-makers

 

11:30am - Lunch

12:10pm - Cloudera Technical Keynote: Let's Tech This Up a Notch

Presented by Steven Fuller, Senior Manager, Sales Engineering, Cloudera

Data is the fuel for strategic differentiation in today’s market. However, legacy systems weren’t designed to keep up with the influx of data from a hyper-connected world, nor can they  support the real-time insights that provide value to the business. Companies must evolve or risk being left behind by competitors that are implementing machine learning and artificial intelligence or migrating applications and infrastructure to the cloud. Find out how a modern platform for data science, analytics, operations, and real-time applications can transform data into your most valuable business asset.

12:50pm - Ask the Experts Partner Panel

Join this open Q&A session with a few of our strategic partners who are instrumental in helping our customers make the impossible today, possible tomorrow.

Speakers:

  • Michael Distler, Director, Product Marketing, Qlik
  • Murthy Mathiprakasam, Director, Product Marketing, Informatica
  • Dave Normandeau, Sales and Global BD, Big Data, Syncsort
  • Clarke Patterson, Head, Product Marketing, Streamsets
  • Michael Destein, Account Manager, Cloudera (moderator)

1:20pm - Coffee break in the Partner Pavilion

1:45pm - Breakout Sessions (Track A: Cloudera in the Cloud; Track B: Modernizing BI & Analytics)

Track A: Cloudera in the Cloud

Presented by Sundar Raghavan, Sales Engineer, Cloudera

From speeding deployment times, to lowering TCO, to driving greater workforce agility, cloud infrastructure can deliver a number of benefits back to your business. In this session, we will cover how to run your Hadoop workloads on public cloud, optimizing for cluster transience, elasticity, object-store integration, and flexible pricing.

Track B: Modernizing BI & Analytics

Presented by Ryan Wieber, Sales Engineer, Cloudera

Business intelligence and analytics continue to be the lifeblood of business. But many enterprises are stuck in a pattern of simply trying to keep up with the status quo, instead of shifting for the future to take on new and changing data types, get real-time insights, and optimize for the cloud. In this session, we will cover the key drivers for modernizing the analytic database, the technologies that bring high-performance SQL to big data, and how you can ultimately get more value from your data all at a lower cost.

 

2:40pm - Breakout Sessions (Track A: Data Science in the Enterprise; Track B: Cloudera in the Cloud)

Track A: Data Science in the Enterprise

Presented by Matt Harris, Director, Sales Engineering, Cloudera

Self-service data science is easier said than delivered, especially on Apache Hadoop. Most organizations struggle to balance the diverging needs of the data scientist, data engineer, operator, and architect. This talk will cover the underlying root causes and introduce new capabilities being developed to make self-service data science a reality.

Track B: Cloudera in the Cloud

Presented by Sundar Raghavan, Sales Engineer, Cloudera

From speeding deployment times, to lowering TCO, to driving greater workforce agility, cloud infrastructure can deliver a number of benefits back to your business. In this session, we will cover how to run your Hadoop workloads on public cloud, optimizing for cluster transience, elasticity, object-store integration, and flexible pricing.

3:30pm - Happy Hour

4:30pm - Adjourn

Speakers

Tony McAllister Director, Enterprise Architecture at Be The Match, National Marrow Donor Program
Katie Howe Manager, Immunogenetics Operations & Research, Be the Match, National Marrow Donor Program
Joshua Moe IT - Data Architect, General Mills
Wayde Fleener Senior Manager Decision Sciences, General Mills
Jessica Brion Business Analyst, Boston Scientific
Amy OConnor Big Data Evangelist, Cloudera
Rocky DeStefano Subject Matter Expert - Cyber, Cloudera
Sundar Raghavan Sales Engineer, Cloudera
Ryan Wieber Sales Engineer, Cloudera
Clarke Patterson Head, Product Marketing, Streamsets
Murthy Mathiprakasam Director, Product Marketing, Informatica
Matt Harris Director, Strategic Systems Engineering, Cloudera
Michael Distler Director, Product Marketing, Qlik
Josh Clifford Regional Sales Director, Cloudera
David Normandeau American Sales & Global Business Development, Big Data, Syncsort
Michael Destein Account Manager, Cloudera

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Top 5 reasons to attend Cloudera Sessions 2017

Why should you spend the day with us? Here are the top 5 reasons to attend Cloudera Sessions…

Learn
Your machines are learning–don’t be left out. Discover how to manage and analyze the data coming from them.

Hear
Local companies are deriving real value from their data. They’ll share their stories on how they did it.

 

Empower
There's buzz and then there's information you can use back at work. You'll get the latter with 3 hands-on breakout sessions and a deep dive keynote on machine learning and AI.

Participate
There will be plenty of opportunity to interact with technical experts and our partners at the Ask The Expert panel.

 

Network
Meet the who’s who of local and like-minded data innovators.