It happens in Toronto, Ontario on October 12, 2017

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada
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Join us for Cloudera Sessions 2017, where Toronto'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 Amr Awadallah, Co-founder and CTO, 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 - Customer Success Story: TD Bank

Presented by Joseph DosSantos, VP, TD Bank Group

9:30am - Turning Digital Disruption into Digital Transformation

Presented by Armughan Ahmad, SVP & GM, Hybrid Cloud & Ready Solutions, DellEMC

The age of digital disruption has arrived. But disruption is not necessarily negative. We at Dell EMC have worked with customers to make sense of approaching what can be an overwhelming transformation. Hear how we customize our solutions and approaches to digital transformation. Then, don’t just take our word for it. Dell EMC & Cloudera customer, MasterCard, will be joining us in this session to talk through how they worked with us to turn disruption into business outcomes.

9:50am - Coffee break in the Partner Pavilion

10:20am - Beyond Data Ingestion to Air Traffic Control for Data

Presented by Arvind Prabhakar, Co-Founder and CTO, Streamsets

Modern data infrastructures are dynamic and ever-changing due to operation, growth and evolution of everything from business requirements to deployment infrastructures. Such complex environments need an extraordinary approach to ensure its success, much like the need for world-wide Air Traffic Control for guaranteeing smooth operations of air travel. Learn how StreamSets enables Enterprises to achieve this control by building on the solid foundation of data ingestion and beyond. 

10:40am - Customer Success Story: Ubisoft

Presented by Tsvetan Petkov, Online Architect, Ubisoft

11:00am - Panel Discussion: IT Modernization

Speakers:

  • Joseph DosSantos, VP, TD Bank Group
  • George Iskenderian, Director, Big Data Center of Excellence, Bell Canada
  • Tsvetan Petkov, Online Architect, Ubisoft

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 Mark Donsky, Director, Product Management, 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.

Moderator:

  • Tia Watson, Partner Sales Manager, Cloudera

Speakers:

  • Nikhil Kumar, Global Partner Account Manager and Sr. Big Data Solutions Engineer, Datameer
  • Ashwin Ramachandran, Product Manager, Data Integration, Syncsort
  • Cindy Sood, Senior Sales Engineer, Trifacta
  • David Vancina, Big Data Domain Expert, Emerging Products & Technologies, Informatica

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 Joon Kim, Sales Engineer, Cloudera and Ron Abellera, Azure Global Black Belt, Microsoft

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 Doneyli De Jesus, Sales Engineer, Cloudera and Shant Hovsepian, Co-founder and CTO, Arcadia Data

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: IoT & Connected Cars)

Track A: Data Science in the Enterprise

Presented by Will Chow, Sales Engineer, Cloudera and Jonathan Dahlberg, Customer Facing Data Scientist, DataRobot

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: IoT & Connected Cars: Delivering Real-time Insights

Presented by Vincent Fortier, Sales Engineer, Cloudera

This session will showcase Kafka, Spark Streaming, as well as Kudu to analyze streaming data from connected cars to predict driving behavior. 

 

3:30pm - Happy Hour

4:30pm - Adjourn

Speakers

Amr Awadallah Chief Technology Officer, Cloudera
George Iskenderian Director, Big Data Centre of Excellence, Bell Canada
Joseph DosSantos Vice President, TD Bank Group
Mark Donsky Director, Product Management, Cloudera
Armughan Ahmad SVP & GM Hybrid Cloud & Ready Solutions, DellEMC
Shant Hovsepian Co-founder and CTO, Arcadia Data
Arvind Prabhakar Founder and CTO, Streamsets
David Vancina Big Data Domain Expert, Informatica
Ron Abellera Azure Global Black Belt, Microsoft
Jonathan Dahlberg Customer Facing Data Scientist, DataRobot
William Chow Sales Engineer, Cloudera
Doneyli De Jesus Sales Engineer, Cloudera
Joon Kim Sales Engineer, Cloudera
Vincent Fortier Sales Engineer, Cloudera
Tia Watson Partner Sales Manager, Cloudera
Ashwin Ramachandran Product Manager, Data Integration, Syncsort
Nikhil Kumar Global Partner Account Manager and Sr. Big Data Solutions Engineer, Datameer
Cindy Sood Senior Sales Engineer, Trifacta
Jeremy Ramsey Regional Sales Director, Strategic, East, Cloudera
Nick Curcuru VP, Big Data Consulting, MasterCard

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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.