Join us at Cloudera Sessions as like-minded data innovators from around Philadelphia 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
Philadelphia | 7.20.16

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA



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 - Customer speaker: Comcast

Lessons learned on EDH Implementation across the Enterprise

10:30AM - Partner Pavilion

11:00AM - Customer speaker: Early Warning

Mark Pender and Dr. David Castillo discuss the development of the Early Warning Data Management Platform (DMP) using the Cloudera big data stack. They highlight the concept of the Consumer Profile and Consumer Graph as a foundational strategy on how they approach risk modeling.  They discuss challenges around data collection, data processing, entity resolution, and operationalizing the consumer profile. They provide insights on best practices, potential pitfalls, and lessons learned in developing and operationalizing a Consumer Graph and Data Management Platform.


11:30AM - Panel: How Do I Get Started?

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.

Architecture Modernization -Kafka and Spark 101

As organizations become dependent on bringing in more data for analysis new demands are placed on the systems that process and ingest data.  Slow performance and data format restrictions can cause delays in delivering insights to the business or prohibit data from even being captured.  Cloudera Enterprise offers a modern solution for ingesting and processing data quickly and securely.  Users are leveraging our tools to build end-to-end pipelines to power their business.  Learn in-depth about how Kafka and Spark's operate in accelerating data delivery.   


3:00PM - Happy Hour reception


  • Alex Gutow

    Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cloudera

  • Al Domingo

    Sr Manager, Sales Engineering, Cloudera

  • Ted Coyle

    Sales Engineer

  • Sridhar Alla

    Director, EBI Solutions Architecture, Big Data Architect, Comcast

  • Mark Pender

    Chief Architect
    Early Warning

  • David Castillo

    Data Sciences, Data Management, & Innovation Labs, Early Warning



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