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2013 Confirmed Speakers:

 Aneesh Chopra
Aneesh Chopra
First Chief Technology Officer
The United States
 Sam Hamilton
Sam Hamilton
Vice President, Data Technology
 Scott Nicholson
Scott Nicholson
Chief Data Scientist
Accretive Health
 John Reynders
John Reynders
Chief Information Officer
Moderna Therapeutics
 David Levine
David Levine
Vice President Informatics/ Medical Director
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)
 Jean-Paul Isson
Jean-Paul Isson
Global Vice President of Predictive Analytics & Business Intelligence
Monster Worldwide
 Mike Olson
Mike Olson
Co-Founder & Chief Strategic Officer
 Mario Faria
Mario Faria
Chief Data Officer & Big Data Technology Advisor
Formerly Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 Tony Flanery Rye
Tony Flanery Rye
Director, Global Analytics
 Arek Kaczmarek
Arek Kaczmarek
Big Data Solution Architect
 Dana Zuber
Dana Zuber
Enterprise Data & Analytics Leader
Wells Fargo Bank
 Brian Schmucker
Brian Schmucker
Director – Analytics, Sales Process Improvement
Kelly Services
 Joel Warady
Joel Warady
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Enjoy Life Foods
 Rahul Todkar
Rahul Todkar
Head Of Marketing Analytics
Intuit, Inc.
 Jim Smith
Jim Smith
General Partner
Mohr Davidow
 Shira Guil Witelson
Shira Guil Witelson
Director Analytics Modeling
 Brian Hopkins
Brian Hopkins
Principal Analyst, Enterprise Architecture
Forrester Research
 Kira Chuchom
Kira Chuchom
Data Governance
Data Management Organization, Microsoft
 Natasha Balac
Natasha Balac
Ph.D., Director
Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence San Diego Supercomputer Center University of California San Diego
 Toa Charm
Toa Charm
Founder & Chairperson
Business Intelligence Special Interest Division - Hong Kong Computer Society
 John M. Coe
John M. Coe
The Sales & Marketing Institute
 Kerstin Kleese van Dam
Kerstin Kleese van Dam
Associate Division Director
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
 James Obermayer
James Obermayer
Executive Director
The Sales Lead Management Association
 Jim Wheaton
Jim Wheaton
 Donald Hinman
Donald Hinman
Senior Vice President, Data Strategy
 Eric Frenkiel
Eric Frenkiel
 Ivan Casanova
Ivan Casanova
Vice President of Marketing
TIBCO Spotfire
 Luc Bergleman
Luc Bergleman
Chief Executive Officer
 Shree Dandekar
Shree Dandekar
Chief Strategist, Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics
 Raghunath Nambiar
Raghunath Nambiar
Distinguished Engineer
Cisco Systems

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Sponsors & Exhibitors
2013 Sponsors and Exhibitors
Big Cloud Analytics
Context Relevant
Dell Software
Narrative Science
Tiger Analytics
Toovio Software
TIBCO Software, Spotfire
YarcData LLC
Media Partners
Social Media Partner
Business Intelliegence Group
Data Mining, Statistics, Big Data, and Data Visualization
2013 Media Partners
IT Marketing World
Data Science Central
Data Center Journal
Software Developer's Journal
Mind Commerce
The Big Data Institute (TBDI)
Customer Management IQ
IQ Partner
Big Data IQ

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Welcome to the 2nd Annual Big Data Business Forum

Optimizing Big Data Analytics to Propel Business Results

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Big Data Business Forum, the industry preferred platform that arms you with the tools to cut through the hype and uncover the real business value of your big data investments. We understand that central to the success of a Big Data strategy is the collaboration and coordination between key stakeholders in an organization. This year's event offers a unique three day program that brings together top technologists, analysts and business executives under one roof to share best practices through practical and proven Fortune 500 case studies. Leave with the skills and insights needed to accelerate the path from analytics and insights to action.

The Big Data Business Forum has been designed to provide you with what you need no matter where you are in the journey! With an underlying theme of Value! Value! Value!

Have you noticed we’re getting bigger and better?

What to expect this year!

  • Network with +180 big data analysts, technologists and top level business executives
  • 6 + hours of creative networking & one-on-one meeting opportunities
  • More focus on easy to use applications for interacting and visualizing big data for non "data scientists"
  • Over 35 user case studies from leading organizations! Less of the ‘what is’ and more of the ‘how to’!
  • +25 hours of interactive presentations - We have invited only the best speakers in this space!
  • More tracks and more specialized content! This year we have added a focus day, 3 workshops and 5 panels
  • Find out the latest in innovative and emerging solutions at our exhibition & innovators panel

360 Degree View of Agenda:

Day One: Pre-Conference Workshop & Focus Day:

  • Track One - 3 Interactive Workshops:
    Workshop A: Big Data And Analytics Crash Course
    Workshop B: Building a Big Data Platform
    Workshop C: Developing The Ability And Capability For High-Performance Data Processing

  • Track Two – Focus Day: B2B Data-Driven Marketing and sales

Day Two & Three: Main Conference Days:

  • Track One: C-suite Business Executives
  • Track Two: Analytics User Case Studies

THE BIG DATA event FOR ALL Stakeholders

  • Technologists
    • Engineer a new IT business model
    • Evaluating solutions: What you need, what you don't
    • Becoming a big data change agent
    • Aligning with business to ensure business usability
  • Analysts
    • Keeping up with the advances in analytics
    • Ensuring data security, privacy and compliance
    • Ensuring validity and quality of data
    • Uncovering the answers to questions critical to business success
  • Business Leaders
    • Turning the data explosion into informed decisions
    • Driving the transformation to become data-driven organizations
    • Leveraging insights to optimize business operations
    • Investing in developing and acquiring the people required to drive a successful big data strategy
    • Developing an enterprise-wide big data framework

Why has The Big Data Business Forum become the preferred stage of leading organizations?

  • Case-studies from corporate practitioners who are already succeeding using analytics as a platform for growth.
  • Customizable learning – personalize your experience by choosing between two unique tracks – C-Suite Business Executives & Analytics
  • Cross-industry speakers – Listen to a diverse group of speakers.
  • Skills-based workshops – to ensure you dive deep on methodologies and tools.
  • Get a year’s worth of technology vendor research done in a matter of three days.

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On The Podium..

Billy Beane, GM, Oakland A's                           Rayid Ghani, Chief Scientist, Obama for America

The Audience..