Next week, thousands of Big Data practitioners, experts and influencers will gather at New York’s Javits Center to attend the newly-branded Strata Data Conference. According to event organizers, the conference, which debuted in 2012 as Strata + Hadoop World, has been rebranded to more accurately reflect the scope of the conference beyond Hadoop.
The simplicity of the name belies the increasingly diverse and complex ecosystem of Big Data tools and technology that will be covered during three days packed with tutorials, keynotes and track sessions. It can be quite overwhelming – but here’s a sampling of what’s going on to help you plan your week.
Strata Data Conference Keynotes
Keynotes are always a great way to get energized for the day ahead, and this year looks to be no different, with titles including “Wild, Wild Data,” “Weapons of Math Destruction,” the cautionary “Your Data is Being Manipulated,” and the upbeat “Music, the window into your soul.”
We’re also looking forward to the presentation by Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson and Cesar Delgado, the current Siri platform architect at Apple.
Expanded Session Topics Connect Technology to the Business
While the main driver for dropping “Hadoop” from the conference title was to be more inclusive of the breadth of technology discussed, the new name appears to coincide with an expansion of topics that connect the technology to the business. In addition to Findata Day – a separate event curated for finance executives held on Tuesday – there is a “Strata Business Summit” track within the main conference, tailored for executives, business leaders and strategists.
Looking for more sessions that marry technology and business? You can filter on topics for Business Case Studies, Data-driven Business Management, Enterprise Adoption, and Law, Ethics & Governance.
Speaking of Governance … if you want to make sure the Big Data in your organization is actually trusted by the people who need and use it, be sure to attend “A Governance Checklist for Making Your Big Data into Trusted Data,” presented by our VP of product management, Keith Kohl, on Thursday at 2:05 pm.
Strata Data Conference Events You Won’t Want to Miss
Last, but not least, what’s a great conference without some great events? Here are a few favorites:
- Ignite: Presenters get 5 minutes to present on an interesting topic – from technology to philosophy – that touch on the wonder and mysteries of Big Data and pervasive computing. Always a favorite, this event is free and open to the public. So stop by even if you don’t have a conference pass!
- Strata Data Gives Back: Join Cloudera Cares and O’Reilly Media in assembling care kits for New York’s homeless and at-risk youth, in partnership with the Covenant House NY. Visit the Cloudera stand in the Expo Hall to get involved.
- Booth Crawl and Data After Dark: Unwind after a day of sessions by with fellow attendees, speakers and authors while you enjoy a vendor-hosted cocktail hour in the Expo Hall. Be sure to stop by Syncsort Booth #715 where you can enjoy a Mexican Fiesta and get our latest t-shirt! Ask our data experts how you can unlock valuable – and trusted – insights from your mainframe and other legacy platforms using our innovative Big Data Integration and Data Quality solutions! Then head to 230 Fifth, New York’s largest outdoor rooftop garden, for Data After Dark: City View.
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