Join us at Cloudera Sessions as like-minded data innovators from around Boston 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 organizations build a modern architecture in order to make analytics pervasive across their organization.

Cloudera Sessions 2016
Boston | 3.9.16

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA


8:00AM - Breakfast in the partner pavilion

9:00AM - Keynote: Big Value with Big Data

Data is transforming industries and creating massive value for businesses. It can help us better understand our world, build innovative products and services, and manage operational risk and compliance. Taking advantage of these opportunities, including the internet of things, requires a modern approach to working with data, and success takes more than just applying new technologies like Apache Hadoop. Join us to learn how to get started on your journey to a data strategy.

10:00AM - Break

10:30AM - Customer speaker

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, uses Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub to store, analyze, and serve data collected on board thousands of helicopters around the world.  The data is used to provide data-driven decision support relating to the health and usage of the aircraft.

11:00AM - Customer Speaker

As a world leader in security solutions, Dell SecureWorks goes to great lengths to provide clients with an early warning system for evolving cyber threats, enabling you to prevent, detect, rapidly respond to and predict cyberattacks. At Dell SecureWorks we process over 160 billion logs each day looking for new attacks, evidence of ongoing threat activity, and to learn about emerging threats.  Cloudera Hadoop is the workhorse that enables us to protect more than 4,100 clients in 61 countries worldwide from today’s most advanced security threats.

11:30AM - Customer speaker

12:00PM - Lunch

1:00PM - Breakouts

Hadoop and Spark Essentials

New to Hadoop and Spark or still need to sharpen your understanding? Trying to figure out what Sqoop, Flume or Hive are and what they can be used for? If so, you're not alone. Hands on Hadoop and Spark is the ultimate guide to help you take your understanding to the next level. Join Cloudera as we take you through the origins of Hadoop, discuss existing and new projects, what they are used for, and how you can apply Hadoop and Spark to modernize your data architecture.

Apache Hadoop Meets Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become the topic of conversation for organizations across every industry as attack surfaces have expanded with the digital, social, and mobile world. As it becomes more difficult to protect organizations, professionals are turning to new technologies in order to avoid massive reputational, monetary, and intellectual property losses. In recent years a convergence of factors have occurred that is putting Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark at the forefront of the cybersecurity arms race.

Driving a True Customer 360 with Apache Hadoop

Organizations spanning all industries are in pursuit of Customer 360, which aims to integrate and enrich customer information across multiple channels, systems, devices and products in order to improve the interaction experience and maximize the value delivered. With an Enterprise Data Hub, powered by Apache Hadoop, organizations can effectively stitch together a true 360-degree view of their customer base that goes beyond the traditional segmentation attributes in order to deliver personalized offerings, improve marketing effectiveness and drive down churn.

3:00PM - Happy Hour Reception


  • Rahul Deshmukh

    Sr. Director Product Marketing, Cloudera

    Rahul Deshmukh is Head of Industry and Solutions Marketing at Cloudera. Rahul and his team lead marketing activities that highlight customer, partner success and showcase how Hadoop can transform businesses in various solutions areas and industries. Prior to joining Cloudera, Rahul was an early employee in the marketing team at Splunk. Previously, Rahul spent his career as an analytics practitioner with roles at eBay, Dell. An avid follower of the latest trends in analytics, Rahul can be found on twitter at @thedeshmukhs.

  • Jeremy Ramsey

    Regional Sales Director,

    Jeremy Ramsey leads the Cloudera field teams in managing New England's largest customer accounts. He has built multiple teams from the ground up and has received many accolades for growing customer adoption. Jeremy is a native Texan, proud Northeastern MBA, geek at heart and father of two active boys.

  • Mike Koelemay

    Supervisor, Data Science Team, Advanced Analytics,

    Mike Koelemay is the Supervisor of the Data Science team in Advanced Analytics at Sikorsky, with more than 10 years of experience in applied Data Analytics for Integrated System Health Management technologies. Mike is an expert in the implementation of distributed analytics systems that support the execution of advanced algorithms, data mining, signal processing, system optimization, and advanced diagnostics and prognostics technologies, with a focus on rapidly generating information from large complex data sets.

  • Jim Birmingham

    Director, Engineering
    Dell SecureWorks



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