Program Matrix

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Click on the tracks below for a list of abstracts.

Keynote Presenters

  • Accenture – Michael Svilar, Managing Director, Advanced Analytics
  • Teradata Corp. – Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer


Track: Big Data Case Studies

  • U.S Census Bureau - Cavan Capps CISSP, Big Data Lead
  • Merck & Co., Inc. - John E. Koch, MS, Director of Informatics
  • Intel Corp. – Link C. Jaw, PhD, Fellow, Internet-of-Things Solutions Group
  • JP Morgan Intelligent Solutions - Mike Aguiling, Head of Big Data Technology CANCELLED
  • Analytics Media Group (AMG) - Alan Papir, MS, Software Engineer
  • Teradata Aster - Lee Paries, BS, Vice President, Central & Western US
  • Bell Laboratories - Marina Thottan, PhD, Director
  • Alpine Data Labs - Joel Horwitz, Director of Products and Marketing
  • Google- Behdad Masih, Quantitative Analyst
  • HERE, a Nokia Business - Toby Tennent, Product Development Manager
  • Exponent®, Inc.- Juergen Klenk, Principal Scientist
  • Kabbage, Inc.- Pinar Donmez, Chief Data Scientist


Track: Big Data 101

  • Kaiser Permanente - Anton J. Mobley, MS, Security Data Scientist
  • Booz Allen Hamilton - Steve Mills, Senior Associate
  • IBM - Kevin Foster, MS, Big Data Solutions Architect
  • Koverse, Inc. - Paul Brown, MS, CEO and Founder
  • Verizon Wireless - Anne Robinson, PhD, Director, Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics
  • Booz Allen Hamilton – Brian Keller, PhD, Data Scientist
  • Amazon- Vikram Garlapati, Manager,  Solutions Architect
  • Northwestern University- Diego Klabjan, Professor, Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences; Director, Master of Science in Analytics Program


Track: Emerging Trends in Big Data

  • IBM - Rob High, BA, Chief Technology Officer, Watson Solutions, IBM Fellow and Vice President, IBM
  • LinkedIn Corp. - Simon Zhang, M.D. & MBA, Senior Director, Business Analytics
  • SAS - Paul Kent, B Commerce (WITS), Vice President, Big Data
  • Univ. of California-Berkeley - Ion Stoica, PhD, Professor, Univ. of California-Berkeley; CEO, Databricks; CTO-Conviva
  • Kaggle - Anthony Goldbloom, B Commerce, Founder and CEO
  • SAP- Chris Hallenbeck, Global Vice President
  • Pivotal- Kaushik Das, Senior Principal Data Scientist
  • GraphLab- Shawn Scully, Data Scientist