2015 Big Data Day LA

Big Data Day LA 2015 Slides

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Keynote Speakers / 2015 Keynotes

Alan Gates

Alan, one of the founders of Hortonworks, is an original member of the engineering team that took Pig from a Yahoo! Labs research project to a successful Apache open source project. Alan also designed HCatalog and guided its adoption as an Apache Incubator project. Alan has a BS in Mathematics from Oregon State University and a MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Programming Pig, a book from O`Reilly Press.

Karen Lopez

Karen is a senior project manager with an extensive background in development processes and information management. She specializes in taking practical approaches to systems development. She has helped many IT departments choose appropriate methods and standards, based on the department’s culture, experience, and focus. Karen is an international speaker on the Zachman Framework, information privacy, IT certification and licensing, data modeling and process modeling (DAMA, Enterprise Data World, EDF, EIM, DAMA Australia, CIPS, ZIFA, IRMUK/DAMA Europe, SQLPASS, SQLSaturdays). She has authored several white papers on better collaboration with business and development resources.

Michael Stack

Michael is an engineer on Cloudera's HBase team. He was the first project chair for HBase and is currently a committer/PMC member for that project, as well as a member of the Hadoop PMC.

Abhi Nemani

Abhi Nemani is a writer, speaker, organizer, and technologist. He is currently serving as the first Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles, where he leads the city's efforts to build an open and data-driven LA.

Reynold Xin

Co-Founder, Databricks 9:40 AM  FA-100
Reynold Xin is an Apache Spark PMC member and Chief Architect for Spark and co-founder at Databricks.

Mike Limcaco

Senior Technical Advisor at Agilisium ConsultingAdvisor / Principal Architect at Agilisium Consulting
Mike is a senior technology adviser for the team - he is passionate about advanced analytics, including streaming analytics, ML & AI and brings over 25 years of large-scale systems design, development, and operations.  Mike, previously was the Technology Leader for the AWS Solutions Architecture team here in Los Angeles, and also worked as a management consultant at various firms including Ernst & Young, & Deloitte Consulting. Mike's experience include providing large-scale systems design and advanced analytics expertise for the Defense Intelligence community. Mike has been a featured speaker at Amazon, Gartner and UCLA Anderson School of Management events. (Sponsored)

Speakers / 2015 Speakers

Aaron Wepler

Field Engineer At Pivotal

Abraham Elmahrek

Founder, Stealth Mode Startup Company

Adam Mollenkopf

Real-Time & Big Data GIS Capability Lead at ESRI

Adam Tourkow

Solutions Engineer At DataStax

Amelia McNamara

Statistics PhD Candidate, UCLA

Arvind Prabhakar

CTO At StreamSets, Inc.

Ashish Singh

Software Engineer At Cloudera

Benjamin Uminsky

Data Analytics At LA County Registrar-Recorder

Bikas Saha

Software Engineer At Hortonworks

Brian Kursar

VP, Data Strategy & Architecture At Warner Bros

Bryan Reinero

US Developer Advocate At MongoDB Inc.

Chris Fregly

Research Scientist at PipelineIO

David Chaiken

CTO At Altiscale

Edward Ma

Software Engineer At HP Vertica

Felix Chern

Senior Engineer At OpenX

Gian Gonzanga

Director Of Content Algorithms And Data Science At Netflix

Hyunsik Choi

Research Director At Gruter Inc.

Jeff Morris

Software Engineer At Couchbase

Jim McGuire

Head Of Modeling At ZestFinance

John De Goes

De Goes Consulting Inc.

Jonathan Gray

CEO At Cask

Josh Wills

Director Of Data Science At Cloudera

Josiah Carlson

VP Of Technology At OpenMail

Khanderao Kand

Senior Director Big Data Cloud At Oracle

Kyle Polich

Principal Data Scientist At DataScience, Inc

Lawrence Trinh

Systems Development Manager At Fandango

Martin Zerbib

Developer Evangelist At HP SW Big Data

Maxim Lukiyanov

Program Manager At Microsoft

Minesh Patel

Solutions Architect At Qubole

Molly O’ Connor

Software Engineer At Factual

Peyman Mohajerian

Sr. Architect At Teradata

Rachel Pedreschi

Technical Evangelist At Datastax

Raj Babu

CEO At Agilisium

Romain Rigaux

Software Engineer At Cloudera

Ryan Betts


Sabri Sansoy

CEO & Roboticist at Sansoy Robotics

Saritha Ivaturi

Director Product Management At Velocify

Seshadri Mahalingam

Software Engineer At Trifacta

Szilard Pafka

Chief Scientist At Epoch

Tim Fulmer

VP Engineering At HopSkipDrive

Ulas Bardak

CDO Of Whisper

Vinayak Borkar

CTO At X15 Software

Will Gage

Software Architect At Connexity, Inc.

Will Ochandarena

Director Of Product Management At MapR Technologies

Zain Asgar

Sr. Software Engineer At Trifacta

Organizers / 2015 Organizers

Joe Devon

Entrepreneur, CXO & Advisor

Subash D’Souza

Big Data/Hadoop/Spark Evangelist

Szilard Pafka

Sessions (Data Science) Chair

Volunteers / 2015 Volunteers

Abraham Elmahrek

First Employee at FOSSA, Inc.

Adra Graves

Senior Data Analyst at DogVacay

Alex Hammer-Barulich

Data Visualization & Cartographic Design

Andy Seltzer

CTO / Sales Mngt. at Even Enterprises

Ani Teroganesyan

Technical Recruiter at Crescent Solutions

Byron Dover

Skunkworks at Wiredrive

Christina Hoang

Technical Recruiter at Crescent Solutions

Cristina Salajan

Project Manager at Farmers Insurance

Dami Osoba

Data Scientist/Quantitative Researcher

Dan Gutierrez

Data Scientist at AMULET Analytics

Daniel A. Ochoa

Help Desk/Systems Engineer at Factual Inc

Dave Nielsen

Cloud Computing Evangelist & Consultant

David Comfort

Data Scientist/ Computational Biologist

Dean Okamura

Engineer at IBM Corporation

Eduardo Arino de la Rubia

VP of Product at Domino Data Lab

Eric Lui

VP, Engineering at Second Spectrum

Eswara Prasad

Data Engineer at Cognizant

Franklin Horn

Product Manager & Anthropologist

Jae Lim

Analytic Programmer/ Investor/ Thinker

Jimmy Kim

Enterprise Account Executive at Spectrum Enterprise

John Kim

VP, Operations at Captive Eight

Julia Davidovich

Inbound Marketer at Diamond

Kaloyan Todorov

Senior Data Scientist at Fama

Kyle Walker

Lead Engineer at ZEFR

Linda Dougherty

User Experience Designer at TV4 Entertainment, Inc

Luke Lipan

Enterprise Sales Manager at DataStax

Mahmoud Kamalzare

Researcher At USC

Matti Siltanen

Executive Consultant at NDA

Michael Chiang

Founder at Eleven Recruiting

Natasha Drayson

Vice President of Client Services at OrangePeople

Nazli Dereli

Data Scientist at Live Nation

Omar Atayee

Sales Engineer at Mashape

Oswald Jones

Lead Engineer at Griddy

Oszie Tarula

Digital Media Director at UCLA

Priyanka Biswas

PhD candidate at USC

Raj Babu

CEO at Agilisium

Rich Ung

Data Engineer at Disney ABC Television Group

Rita Kuo

Senior Systems Engineer at Raytheon

Siva Bhavanari

Senior Data Engineer

Sooraj Akkammaddam

ETL Architect at Core Digital Media

Tseng Chan Saechao

Academic Manager at Franklin Educational Services, Inc.

Tuck Ngun

Data Analysis

Vikki Appel

Technical Product Management

Weixiang Chen

Founder at NewMet Data

Yee Fung

Front-end Wordpress Developer at Diamond

Zhihui Xie

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Children's Hospital Los Angeles