We’ve got an incredible speaker line up for StampedeCon 2013! Please join us and register today!
- John Lucker, Partner and Principal at Deloitte Consulting
- Paul Doherty, President and CEO of the digit group, inc.
- Anthony Martin, Chief Privacy and Information Security Counsel – Walmart
- Michael Cavaretta, Ford Motor Company – Lead of Predictive Analytics group in Research
- Eric Kavanagh, Host of DM Radio for Information Management
- Bill Shannon, Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine, Washington University, and Founder and President, BioRankings, LLC
- Radhika Subramanian, CEO of Emcien
- Bruno Kurtic, Founding VP of Product Management and Strategy at Sumo Logic
- Kilian Weinberger, Assistant Professor of Machine Learning (Department of Computer Science), Washington University
- Jerome Boulon, Technical Director of Data Services for Riot Game’s Big Data team
- Ryan Brush, Distinguished Engineer with Cerner Corporation
- Vinod Vydier, Middleware Specialist at Oracle
- Adam Kocoloski, CoFounder & CTO of Cloudant, CouchDB Expert
- Anant Jhingran, VP of Products at Apigee
- Jeff Melching, Big Data Engineer and Architect at Monsanto
- Matthew Goeke, Big Data engineer at Riot Games
- Shrikanth Shankar, Head of Engineering at Qubole
- more to be added soon.
John Lucker, Partner and Principal at Deloitte Consulting
John Lucker is a principal and the Global Advanced Analytics and Modeling Market Offering Leader in Deloitte Consulting LLP. He is also a U.S. leader in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Deloitte Analytics Institute. Jon has written and presented internationally on the topics of Big Data, Analytics, and Data Science.
Paul Doherty, President and CEO of the digit group, inc.
Paul is the President and CEO of the digit group, inc., a global leader of cloud based solutions for the built environment. He is one of the global real estate industry’s most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology and business. His experience as an author, educator, analyst and advisor to Fortune 500 organizations, global government agencies, prominent institutions and the most prestigious architectural, engineering and contracting firms in the world provides the digit group with world class leadership. He is a prominent and highly rated speaker at numerous industry events around the world each year and has been appointed as a guest lecturer at leading universities throughout the world. A former Board of Director of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Paul is a cofounder of IFMA Shanghai, the first Western professional industry association in the People’s Republic of China and to cofounder of IFMA’s Building Information Modeling Lifecycle Operations Community of Practice. He is currently writing his third book, called “From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities”.
Michael Cavaretta, Ford Motor Company – Lead of Predictive Analytics group in Research and Advanced Engineering
Leader for the Predictive Analytics group in Research and Advanced Engineering. We work as internal consultants using technologies in Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Text Mining, and Information Retrieval to improve business processes across the enterprise.
Eric Kavanagh, Host of DM Radio for Information Management
Eric Kavanagh is a career media professional, with more than two decades of experience in print, broadcast, and New Media. He has interviewed such influential world figures as Michael Jordan and the late Captain Jacques Cousteau. His editorial series in 2005 helped to inspire the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, in particular his evangelist role in promoting Citizen Auditors. Currently, he moderates Webcasts for several prominent organizations, including The Bloor Group, SourceMedia and the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
Bill Shannon, Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine, Washington University, and Founder and President, BioRankings, LLC
Dr. Shannon is a professional who is passionate about using data to solve real world problems in science and business. By working closely with clients he learns what problems they are working on, and then develops an analytical strategy to extract information from their data to help solve them. He is particularly skilled at developing innovative statistical methods to solve difficult and unique problems.
Bill Shannon, PhD, MBA, is a tenured Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, and Founder and President of BioRankings LLC, a biostatistical firm providing innovative statistical solutions to big data challenges. Dr. Shannon has over 25 years of applied biostatistical expertise in biomedical, pharmaceutical, and biotech research with about 120+ academic publications of his lab’s work in statistics and applied biomedical areas such as oncology, genetics, cardiology, pulmonology infectious disease, sleep medicine, and health care delivery.
Radhika Subramanian, CEO of Emcien
Emcien CEO Radhika Subramanian is a seasoned entrepreneur with decades of experience helping large organizations utilize the insight buried within their data. Before cofounding Emcien, Radhika was President and CEO of Idmon Corporation, which was funded by Cordova Ventures and Imlay Investments and ultimately sold to Swissair Group in 2001. Numerous associations have recognized her as an innovator and pioneer in analytics, with a proven track record with global giants such as Porsche, John Deere, NCR, Dell and more. She is recognized as a Leading Woman in Technology by WIT, was a finalist for the Franz Edelman Prize in Excellence in Management Science, and more. A soughtafter presenter and speaker, she is a regular contributor to trade and national publications, including Forbes, SmartData Collective and IndustryWeek.
Bruno Kurtic, Founding VP of Product Management and Strategy at Sumo Logic
Bruno joined Sumo Logic from SenSage, where he was the Vice President of Product Management. Before joining SenSage, Bruno was with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he developed and implemented growth strategies for large high-tech clients. Prior to BCG, he spent six years at webMethods where he was a Product Group Director for two product lines. At webMethods he started the west coast engineering team and played a key role in the acquisition of Active Software. He was also with Andersen Consulting’s Center for Strategic Technology in Palo Alto and founded a software company that developed handwriting and voice recognition software. Bruno holds an undergraduate degree in Quantitative Methods and Computer Science from University of Saint Thomas and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Kilian Weinberger, Assistant Professor of Machine Learning (Department of Computer Science), Washington University
Kilian Q. Weinberger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Machine Learning under the supervision of Lawrence Saul. Prior to this, he obtained his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Oxford. During his career he has won several best paper awards at ICML, CVPR and AISTATS. In 2011 he was awarded the AAAI senior program chair award and in 2012 he received the NSF CAREER award. Kilian Weinberger’s research is in Machine Learning and its applications. In particular, he focuses on high dimensional data analysis, metric learning, machine learned web-search ranking, transfer- and multi-task learning as well as bio medical applications. Prior to joining Washington University, he was a member of the Yahoo! Research Lab in Santa Clara, where he actively worked on the web search engine, the email spam filter and various other large scale machine learning algorithms.
Jerome Boulon, Technical Director of Data Services for Riot Game’s Big Data team
Jerome Boulon is Technical Director of Data Services for Riot’s Big Data team. His work involves expanding the Honu framework to leverage Big Data for strategic insight on League of Legends’ 32 million monthly active players. Before Riot, Jerome was instrumental in building Honu for Netflix, where the main Honu pipeline collects over 70 billion events per day, providing key metrics to the data science team. Jerome was also on the Hadoop team at Yahoo!, where he opensourced Chukwa, a data collection pipeline designed for regular data centers. Over the past 15 years, he’s also worked for companies like Convera, Fast Search & Transfer, and Vidéotron, the largest cable modem provider in Quebec. At Vidéotron, he built the first Network Monitoring System for Docsis cable modem, and at Fast Search & Transfer he built key components fortheir Semantic Web search solution. Basically, if computers ever become selfaware and nuke the earth from orbit, he’s at least partially to blame.
Ryan Brush, Distinguished Engineer with Cerner Corporation
Ryan is a Distinguished Engineer with Cerner Corporation, one of the leading healthcare technology companies worldwide. He has built infrastructure for healthcare systems over the past decade, and currently is leading the design of Cerner’s big data infrastructure. Ryan has spoken at Hadoop World + Strata New York, ApacheCon, and also has dabbled in writing, contributing to the book 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know.
Vinod Vydier, Middleware Specialist at Oracle
I have been working with different kinds of middleware technologies for the last 20 years RPC, CORBA, Tuxedo, Tibco and JEE technologies. I worked with BEA during its early days and was with a SaaS start up (castiron.com) doing salesforce.com and Oracle CRM on demand integrations, before joining Oracle. I have worked with Oracle’s BigData solutions, Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution and inmemory processing engines for some time now.
Adam Kocoloski, CoFounder & CTO of Cloudant, CouchDB Expert
Adam is an Apache CouchDB developer and one of the founders of Cloudant. He is the lead architect of a Dynamoflavored clustering solution for CouchDB that serves as the core of Cloudant’s distributed data hosting platform. Adam received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT in 2010, where he studied the gluon’s contribution to the spin structure of the proton using a motley mix of server farms running Platform LSF, SGE, and Condor. He and his wife Hillary are the proud parents of two beautiful girls.
Anant Jhingran, VP of Products at Apigee
Dr. Anant Jhingran (Ph.D Berkeley) joined Apigee from IBM where he was VP and CTO for IBM’s Information Management Division and CoChair of IBM wide Cloud Computing Architecture Board. He was responsible for the technical strategy for databases, information integration, analytics, Big Data, and helped deliver IBM’s PaaS capabilities. Anant has received several awards including IBM Fellow, IIT Delhi Distinguished Alumnus Award, President’s Gold Medal at IIT Delhi, IBM Academy of Technology, and has authored over a dozen patents and over 20 technical papers.
Jeff Melching, Big Data Engineer and Architect at Monsanto
Jeff Melching is currently a Big Data Engineer and Architect at Monsanto, an agricultural company focused on producing more while using less. He has nearly 15 years of experience in IT ranging from working on some of the first IP telephony solutions at Bell Labs, to his current interest areas around leveraging platforms like hadoop, solr, and storm to increase analytic efficiency and answer questions that were never before possible in genomics. He holds an M.S. in Telecomunications and Computer Science from Depaul University in Chicago, IL and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.(Especially at the beach with beer in hand!)
Matthew Goeke, Big Data engineer at Riot Games
Matt Goeke works on the Big Data engineering team at Riot Games, where he’s responsible for maintaining the enterprise data warehouse and data collection pipelines. Since working on these pipelines involves splitting his time between physical datacenter clusters and cloud computing resources in Amazon Web Services, there’s an ongoing debate over whether he’s more machine than man. Matt also works on improving workflows in the traditional ETL space and increasing the accessibility of nonrelational data to internal teams. Prior to Riot, Matt helped build Monsanto’s first Hadoop cluster and compute pipeline using MR and HBase.
Before coming to Qubole, Shrikanth Shankar worked at Oracle for over a decade, rising to become Director of Development in the BI team. Shrikanth was one of the leaders of the Oracle Exalytics effort and helped drive the product from conception to release. Before that, Shrikanth was on the Database team in the SQL/DSS group, where he made significant contributions to many different portions of the Oracle stack, ranging from Partitioning, SQL Optimization, and SQL/Parallel Execution all the way to the Indexing and Data layers. Now Shrikanth is the Head of Engineering for Qubole, a pioneering startup in Big Data.