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Chicago Big Data

Ron Gerber

Monday, July 15, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT)

Chicago, IL

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Big Data is one of the most important issues in today's technology-centric world. Data is being created at an exponential rate, not just through website traffic but also Facebook likes, Twitter retweets, cellular location-based statistics, etc. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created, with 90% of the data in the world today created in the last two years. Big data is more than simply a matter of size; it is an opportunity to find insights in new and emerging types of data and content, to make your business more agile, and to answer questions that were previously considered beyond your reach.

Ogilvy, Dell and Angelbeat are hosting this free afternoon Big Data workshop, plus cocktail reception and networking hour, at the beautiful Metropolitan Club (66th floor of the Willis Tower) on Monday July 15th. This program will help you capture, analyze and understand Big Data, enabling you to make fact-based decisions that boost customer loyalty, enhance customer service, increase revenue, grow market share and raise profits. It will be very useful for sales/marketing/social media/advertising professionals and business executives, plus IT staff working in CRM, databases, business intelligence/analytics and data warehousing. Join your peers from the Tribune Company, Wolters Kluwer, Wheels.com, Arc Worldwide, Leo Burnett, R/GA, Rewards Network, Zacks, American Medical Association, Northwestern University, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GSA and many more leading employers who are confirmed attendees.

Steve Shaw from Dell will help you understand underlying hardware, software and technology issues. Brandon Berger, Chief Digital Officer Worldwide at Ogilvy & Mather (follow him on Twitter at @brandonberger), one of the world's leading advertising/marketing agencies, will discuss how its clients and other organizations use Big Data to improve customer service/loyalty and refine marketing programs, creating better financial performance and sustainable competitive advantage. Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber, who is organizing this seminar, will serve as emcee. Their biographies are shown below, plus a description of the four main attributes of Big Data and Angelbeat's privacy policy.

There is no fee to attend and a raffle drawing for an iPad will be held at the end. Registration and peer networking/interaction begins at 4:30 pm. Presentations and Panel Discussions/Q&A goes from 5:15 to 6:30, followed by a cocktail reception from 6:30 to 7:30. Thank you for your consideration. FYI there is a separate morning workshop on security, networking and IT infrastructure issues; your colleagues who work in these areas can signup at www.angelbeat.com.


Brandon Berger is Chief Digital Officer Worldwide for Ogilvy & Mather, where he leads Digital@Ogilvy across North America, Latin America, EAME and Asia Pacific. Brandon is also a member of the Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Board. As one of the few global digital media executives in the industry, Brandon is responsible for establishing and leading the digital agenda across the network. He leads the network’s global digital strategy, M&A and offer development - building new capabilities and practice areas to bring to clients.

Under Brandon's leadership, Ogilvy has built the largest global digital network. As a platform that can mobilize worldwide resources for any client regardless of location Ogilvy has also made digital core to the entire business. This includes establishing key global practices around mobile, ecommerce, data and social, launching Social@Ogilvy, the largest social agency network in the world.

Prior to his role as Chief Digital Officer at Ogilvy & Mather, Brandon was head of digital for MDC Partners (MDCA) the advertising and marketing holding company. His responsibilities included digital corporate strategy, M&A, and portfolio optimization. Brandon played an instrumental role in growing the organization’s total digital revenue from 10% to over 40%.

Brandon started his career building areas of Netscape’s Netcenter. After that, he co-founded WideRay Corp a wireless technology company funded by Sequoia, Enterprise and others. Then during his first tenure at Ogilvy, Brandon created Ogilvy’s Innovation practice, leading Mobile, Social, Games, Video and emerging media.

Known for bridging Advertising, Technology, Digital Media and Capital, as well as having a global digital perspective, Brandon is a frequent industry expert in the press and conferences. Brandon is a board member, investor and advisor to some of the top digital media companies and venture funds in the industry.


Steve Shaw is a Director within Dell's Software Group. He has broad experience in sales, P&L management, team leadership, direct and indirect coverage models, and managing strategic relationships. 

His career highlights include founding start-up companies, managing sales and pre-sales technical teams, M&A planning and post-acquisition integration, developing GTM & RTM strategies, managing software development teams, and developing marketing strategies.

His diverse experience and my talent for quickly building a trusted advisory relationship at all levels of cross functional teams helps him help others to discover gaps, identify solutions, and streamline processes. Discovering parallel efforts and helping tie these efforts together to get better overall outcomes is his forte. This applies to internal, partner and customer organizations.

Shaw is a dual Swiss/US Citizen proficient in English and German.

Specific technical specialties include:

• Cloud Management, Converged Infrastructure, Disaster Recovery, Business Intelligence, Database Management, Compilers, Open Source, Linux, Identity and Access Management & Security
• Turnkey Appliance Design
• ITIL Certification
• Holistic Process Management Certification


Ronald J. Gerber is the CEO of Angelbeat, Founder of Gerber & Company, and serves on the Board of Directors and is a former President of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. Angelbeat has held over 750 technology symposiums on throughout North America since its founding in 1999. Angelbeat is the largest technology event company in North America based on its 66-city geographic coverage. These forums bring together IT professionals with global technology leaders from Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, VMware, Google, IBM, Dell, EMC and many others. Through these activities Ron Gerber has an unmatched level of knowledge, contacts and credibility among both technology vendors and their CTO/CIO customer base. Based on his industry reputation, he was selected to write six supplements on the mobility and security topics for the New York Times. Further details are available at www.angelbeat.com.

Before starting Angelbeat, Ron Gerber founded and managed Gerber & Company (“GC”), a specialized event firm holding sponsor-funded training in non-IT fields. GC held seminars for government inspectors on new building codes that were supported by construction firms, for example.

Ron Gerber served as an M&A/restructuring consultant to $4 billion Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), leading to a spin-off of its Authentec (NASDAQ:AUTH) biometric fingerprint unit, Terion wireless two-way dispatch system for fleet management, and Intersil semiconductor operations specializing in Wi-Fi 802.11 chipsets. For $2 billion Systemax (NYSE:SYX), Gerber negotiated and implemented their ISP partnership with MSN, auction alliance with Amazon and on-line financial services tie with USABancShares.com.

From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Gerber worked for Pittway Corporation (now owned by Honeywell), holding senior management positions including Vice President of Marketing, Vendor Relationships and Purchasing for its $1.2 billion ADI distribution subsidiary and Vice President, Business Development for its Ademco manufacturing subsidiary. He launched their website, adapted EDI linkages to IP-based Internet applications, coordinated biometric initiatives such as incorporating voice recognition technology in alarm equipment, expanded sales of wireless alarm systems using low-cost, high-reliability and low-data-content transceivers, created new marketing programs for its Alarmnet wireless/cellular alarm monitoring network, developing an OEM spread spectrum product for high-reliability, low cost and low data content applications, advised its Cylink affiliate on new markets for its encryption technology and divestiture of its high data content wireless transmission business unit and structured an innovative home networking joint venture with Microsoft, Comcast and PG&E.

From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Gerber worked for the AVX Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:AVX). Gerber was in charge of and led a successful turnaround of its $400M Surface Mount Manufacturing Division, reversing a (10%) loss to 9% profitability in just two years while growing sales by 30%. Key customers included the world’s leading telecommunication firms such as Lucent, Nortel, IBM, Motorola, etc. Many of its products were used for military and NASA/satellite applications. He has also worked for Accenture. Mr. Gerber received a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as Director of the Harvard Business School Club of New York and previously served as President of both the Harvard Business School Club of New York and the Harvard Business School Club of Dallas.

Ron Gerber can be reached at rgerber@angelbeat.com or 516-277-2057 . He is married to Andrea and they have three children, Harry, Amanda and Sydney. The Gerber’s reside in Long Island, New York.


Big Data Four Components
Big data spans four dimensions: Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity.

Volume: Enterprises are awash with ever-growing data of all types, easily amassing terabytes—even petabytes—of information.

Velocity: Sometimes 2 minutes is too late. For time-sensitive processes such as catching fraud, big data must be used as it streams into your enterprise in order to maximize its value.

Variety: Big data is any type of data - structured and unstructured data such as text, sensor data, audio, video, click streams, log files and more. New insights are found when analyzing these data types together.

Veracity: 1 in 3 business leaders don’t trust the information they use to make decisions. How can you act upon information if you don’t trust it? Establishing trust in big data presents a huge challenge as the variety and number of sources grows.

Angelbeat Privacy Policy
Sponsoring organizations – whose financial support allows Angelbeat to put on these very informative programs at no charge – are given the registration list for telephone & email followup. At the event however, you will be given the option of opting out from this post-event contact, plus you can always contact Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber at rgerber@angelbeat.com or 516-277-2057 and request to have your email address removed.

Angelbeat is very sensitive to our attendees’ privacy concerns. Thank you for your understanding.

Have questions about Chicago Big Data? Contact Ron Gerber

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Metropolitan Club, 66th Floor Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Monday, July 15, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT)


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Ron Gerber

Ronald J. Gerber is the CEO of Angelbeat, Founder of Gerber & Company, and serves on the Board of Directors and is a former President of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. To get the latest updates on Gerber and Angelbeat, you can follow him on Twitter at @angelbeat, join Angelbeat social media groups on either Linkedin or Facebook, plus read Gerber's widely-respected blog at www.angelbeat.com.

Angelbeat has held over 800 technology symposiums on throughout North America since its founding in 1999. Angelbeat is the largest technology event company in North America based on its 74-city geographic coverage. These forums bring together IT professionals with global technology leaders from Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, VMware, Google, HP, Dell and many others. Through these activities Ron Gerber has an unmatched level of knowledge, contacts and credibility among both technology vendors and their CTO/CIO customer base. Based on his industry reputation, he was selected to write six supplements on the mobility and security topics for the New York Times. Further details are available at www.angelbeat.com.

Before starting Angelbeat, Ron Gerber founded and managed Gerber & Company (“GC”), a specialized event firm holding sponsor-funded training in non-IT fields. GC held seminars for government inspectors on new building codes that were supported by construction firms, for example.

Ron Gerber served as an M&A/restructuring consultant to $4 billion Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), leading to a spin-off of its Authentec biometric fingerprint unit (purchased by Apple in 2012), Terion wireless two-way dispatch system for fleet management, and Intersil semiconductor operations specializing in Wi-Fi 802.11 chipsets. For $2 billion Systemax (NYSE:SYX), Gerber negotiated and implemented their ISP partnership with MSN, auction alliance with Amazon and on-line financial services tie with USABancShares.com.

From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Gerber worked for Honeywell, holding senior management positions including Vice President of Marketing, Vendor Relationships and Purchasing for its $1.2 billion ADI distribution subsidiary and Vice President, Business Development for its Ademco security manufacturing subsidiary. He launched their website, coordinated biometric initiatives such as incorporating voice recognition technology in alarm equipment, expanded sales of wireless alarm systems using low-cost, high-reliability and low-data-content transceivers, created new marketing programs for its Alarmnet wireless/cellular alarm monitoring network, developed an OEM spread spectrum product for high-reliability, low cost and low data content applications, advised its Cylink affiliate on new markets for its encryption technology and divestiture of its high data content wireless transmission business unit and structured an innovative home networking joint venture with Microsoft, Comcast and PG&E.

From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Gerber worked for the AVX Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:AVX). Gerber was in charge of and led a successful turnaround of its $400M Surface Mount Manufacturing Division, reversing a (10%) loss to 9% profitability in just two years while growing sales by 30%. Key customers included the world’s leading telecommunication firms such as Lucent, Nortel, IBM, Motorola, etc. Many of its products were used for military and NASA/satellite applications. He has also worked for Accenture.

Mr. Gerber received a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as Director of the Harvard Business School Club of New York and previously served as President of both the Harvard Business School Club of New York and the Harvard Business School Club of Dallas.

Ron Gerber can be reached at rgerber@angelbeat.com or 516-277-2057 . He is married to Andrea and they have four children, Lamarcus, Harry, Amanda and Sydney, plus their dog Scout, an Australian Shepherd. The Gerber’s reside in Long Island, New York.

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