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Convergence Bay Area

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521 Charcot Ave

San Jose, CA 95131

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Big data comes with big myths. Convergence, a full-day seminar, focuses on busting through those myths and getting to the truth so you can make informed decisions. Learn from executives, practitioners, myth busters, and technical experts how to solve real-world problems by harnessing disruptions in data, artificial intelligence, cloud, containers, and edge technologies.

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Areas of Focus:

Use cases, artificial intelligence, data analytics, edge analytics, analytics in cloud, hybrid and multi cloud, containers, microservices, data and cyber security, intelligent applications, global event systems, Hadoop and friends, IoT transformation


8:00a-9:00a | Breakfast/ Registration

9:00a-9:10a || Intro to the Day

9:10a-9:35a || Three Problems, Three Myths, Three Realities || Jack Norris, Senior Vice President Data & Applications, MapR

9:35a-10:00a || Customer Break-through Presentation

10:00a-10:20a | Break

10:20a-10:45a || Customer Break-through Presentation

10:45a-11:15a || Featured Keynote Speaker

11:15a-11:40a || Platinum Session

11:40a-12:00p || Discussion Round

11:40a-12:40p | Lunch

12:40p-1:20p || Can Video Push Pub/Sub Streaming to the Brink? || Ian Downard, Sr. Technical Engineer, MapR

1:20p-1:40p || Gold Session

1:40p-2:05p || Technical Advocate Presentation

2:05p-2:25p | Break

2:25p-2:50p || Putting it into Action: A Slightly More Technical Look at Speeding Time to Value || Tom Fisher, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, MapR

2:50p-3:20p || Silver Sessions

3:20p-3:50p || Expert Panel

3:50p-5:20p | Meet the Experts Happy Hour

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Featured Speakers

Tom Fisher, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at MapR Technologies

As CTO, Tom works with enterprise customers to ensure they take full advantage of MapR technology. He also leads initiatives to advance the company’s innovation agenda globally.

Tom was previously with Oracle, where he was a senior executive in engineering and operations for over five years, supporting the company’s top 40 cloud customers globally. He was also Oracle’s senior vice president and CIO for global commercial cloud services, focusing on improving service delivery through automation and direct action with customers. Prior to Oracle, Tom served as CIO and vice president of cloud computing at SuccessFactors (now SAP), where he ran cloud operations as well as emerging technologies in product engineering. Additionally, Tom led technology teams at Qualcomm as CIO of CDMA technologies and with eBay Inc. where he was vice president and acting CTO.

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Jack Norris, Senior Vice President Data & Applications at MapR Technologies

Jack drives understanding and adoption of new applications enables by data convergence. With over 20 years of enterprise software marketing experience, he has demonstrated success from defining new markets for small companies. Jack’s broad experience includes launching and establishing analytic, virtualization, and storage companies and leading marketing and business development for an early-stage cloud storage software provider. Jack has also held senior executive roles with EMC, Rainfinity (now EMC), Brio Technology, SQRIBE, and Brain and Company. Jack earned an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a BA in Economics and honors and distinction from Stanford University.

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Featured Sessions

Three Problems, Three Myths, Three Realities

Speaker: Jack Norris, Senior Vice President Data & Applications, MapR

This session explores the hottest problems customers are struggling to sort out given the advent of many new breakthrough technological tools. It also addresses conventional wisdom and myths and highlights the reality around three hot issues with best practice guidance and recommendations for each.

Can Video Push Pub/Sub Streaming to the Brink?

Assessing the practicality of distributed streams for delivering video to GPUs for real-time face recognition.

Speaker: Ian Downard, Senior Technical Engineer at MapR Technologies

Deep learning with GPUs is often used to accelerate model development and performance in production. However, the challenge is feeding data to GPUs as fast as their ability to process it. Integrating GPUs natively into a data platform creates a breakthrough that allows for ingestion of high-quality data into GPUs. This presentation busts the myths that bringing data to GPUs is hard and requires specialized data clusters. The demo application for real-time face detection from live video feeds builds on a sound but simple GPU based-architecture and uses the same platform that is used for your data analytics.

Putting it into Action: A Slightly More Technical Look at Speeding Time to Value

Speaker: Tom Fisher, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, MapR

Myth: Only big teams with lots of funding have the advantage of using all this new tech.

This session provides a deeper look at how to put ideas into action and discusses selecting the right first use cases; architectural, design, and implementation best practices; and driving successful change for the big data journey.

Title: Expert Panel

Description: Turn ideas from the day into your own practical course of action. This panel of experts applies the insights from the day’s sessions to real-world challenges by engaging the audience in a spirited discussion.

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