It happens in Boston, Massachusetts on June 8, 2017

The Langham, 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA
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Join us for Cloudera Sessions 2017, where Boston'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 Eli Collins, Chief Technologist, 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 - Five Considerations to Modernizing Your Data Architecture

Presented by Chuck Yarbrough, VP, Solutions, Pentaho

Everyone is talking about modernizing data architectures. For most part, everyone agrees a data hub forms the central component of this strategy, but practical questions and challenges in the getting it right, remain. The key to a successful transformation comes down to how data hubs are implemented and managed.

9:50am - Coffee break in the Partner Pavilion

10:20am - Customer Success Story: Altisource

Presented by Hariram Ananthasubramanian, VP, Enterprise Information Management, Altisource

10:40am - Data Science Solutions for the Modern Enterprise

Presented by Manav Misra, Chief Science Officer, CenturyLink

As modern enterprises look to transform their business, it is extremely critical that they are able to monetize their data as a strategic asset.  Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning/Deep Learning technologies can provide enterprises with a distinct competitive advantage.  In this talk, we will discuss how the growth of data, and the arrival of new technologies and algorithms are impacting these efforts.  We will explore case studies that have successfully leveraged Big Data and Advanced Analytics, as well as how CenturyLink’s strategic partnership with Cloudera is allowing our customers to create state of the art Data Science Solutions.

 

11:00am - Customer Panel: Turning Data into Real Business Value

Speakers:

  • Geraldine Van der Auwera, Associate Director, Broad Institute
  • Greg Forrest, Manager, Database Development and Administration, Granite Telecommunications
  • Mukund Gopalan, Senior Director, Technology, Priceline
  • Steve Totman, Financial Services Industry Lead, Cloudera (moderator)

11:40am - Lunch

 

Afternoon Session - for technical decision-makers

 

11:40am - Lunch

12:35pm - Cloudera Technical Keynote: Let's Tech This Up a Notch

Presented by JJ Sakey, Director, Systems 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.

1:15pm - 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 Ifigeneia Derekli, 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 Doneyli de Jesus, 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 David Whitehouse, Sales Engineer, Cloudera and Phil Gurbacki, VP, Product Management, 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: Cloudera in the Cloud

Presented by Ifigeneia Derekli, 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.

3:25pm - Happy Hour + Ask the Experts Panel

Grab a beer and 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:

  • Hjalmar Gislason, VP, Data, Product Management, Qlik
  • Steve Huber, SVP, Sales, Cask
  • Dave Normandeau, American Sales & Global Business Development, Big Data, Syncsort
  • Steve Tramack, Director, Data & Analytic Stacks & Automation and Tools, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
  • Jeremy Ramsey, Regional Sales Director, Strategic, East, Cloudera (moderator)

4:25pm - Adjourn

Speakers

Eli Collins Chief Technologist, Cloudera
JJ Sakey Director, Systems Engineering, Cloudera
Hariram Ananthasubramanian VP, Enterprise Information Management, Altisource
Steven Totman Financial Services Industry Lead, Cloudera
Greg Forrest Manager, Database Development and Administration, Granite Telecommunications
Jeremy Ramsey Regional Sales Director,
Cloudera
Hjalmar Gislason VP, Data, Qlik
Geraldine Van der Auwera Associate Director, Outreach & Communications, Broad Institute
Chuck Yarbrough VP, Solutions, Pentaho
David Normandeau American Sales & Global Business Development, Big Data, Syncsort
Steve Tramack Director, Data and Analytics Stacks & Automation and Tools, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Manav Misra VP, Chief Knowledge & Science Officer, CenturyLink Cognilytics
Phil Gurbacki VP, Product Management, DataRobot
Karla Ferry Regional Sales Director, 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.