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Summit: The Big Data Disruption

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Summit: The Big Data Disruption

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On-line registration is now closed.  This event is sold out. Due to the overwhelming response for this event, we will not be accepting Walk-Ins.

Due to our overwhelming response for the Big Data Disruption, we are not taking any more registrations at this time. However, we have started a waiting list and should spots become available we will reach out to those on the list, giving MassTLC members first priority. Our next Big Data event will be in April - be sure to add your name and contact information so you will be the first to hear about the event.  

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Summit: The Big Data Disruption

 When: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm

Where:  Microsoft NERD, Cambridge

Tweet it out! @MassTLC #BigData


Join us as we take a deep dive into the future outlook of big data and how it is going to impact the tech industry down the road.  

Keynote: Deepak Advani, Vice President, Business Analytics, Products and Solutions, IBM

With his breadth of experience in data analytics, Deepak will share his vision for the future of Big Data. He will provide insights into where he sees the most movement and advances as data continues to grow and shapes how business is conducted.


Session 1 – Crossing the Big Data Chasm

Moderated by: Mike Stonebraker, Professor, MIT


Christopher Ahlberg, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder, Recorded Future

Fritz Knabe, Distinguished Engineer, Netezza

Mark Watkins, GM of Entertainment Content, Telenav

This session will explore the hype versus reality of Big Data. Discussion will include the transformational opportunity it represents for the technology industry and offer a true perspective on why One Size Doesn’t Fit All. Panelists will discuss the different tools and approaches for a variety of outcomes. 


Session 2 – From Hype to Reality

Moderated by:  Andy Palmer, Startup Specialist


Puneet Batra, Chief Data Scientist, Kyruus

Alan Hoffman, Founder & President, Cloudant

George Radford, Field CTO, EMC Greenplum

Bill Simmons, CTO, DataXu

This panel session will take a deep dive into the challenges, successes, failures and lessons learned of the early adopters of big data initiatives. The panelists will give insight using their own case studies as evidence of what has and has not worked. 


Thank you to our Platinum Event Sponsor:


Please be sure to visit the Exhibiting Company Tables:




Thank you to our Big Data Cluster Sponsors:



Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable. Credit toward another MassTLC event will be issued if cancellation is 5 days prior to the event


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Microsoft NERD Center
1 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, 02142

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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