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Convergence Detroit

Wednesday

Jun 28, 2017 – 8:00 AM

20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124 Map

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Convergence - Solving Data Challenges Together  Join us for a one-day conference focused on enterprise data. Customers, partners and technical experts share their expertise on using data to build converged applications. Whether you are looking to leverage your data to innovate, reduce costs, or both, at Convergence we will solve data challenges together. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for each attendee. Featured Speakers Tom Fisher, EVP and CTO 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. Bill Peterson, Senior Director, Industry Solutions at MapR Technologies William “Bill” Peterson is Senior Director, Industry Solutions for MapR. Prior to MapR, Bill was the Director of Product and Solutions for CenturyLink. Prior to CenturyLink, Bill ran Product and Solutions for NetApp’s Analytics and Hadoop solutions. In addition to his role at NetApp, Bill was the Marketing Co-Chair for the Analytics and Big Data committee, SNIA. Bill has also served as a research analyst at IDC and The Hurwitz Group, covering the operating environments, content management and business intelligence markets. Jordan Martz, Director of Technology Solutions at Attunity Jordan Martz is the Director of Technology Solutions at Attunity, a leading provider of data integration and data management software. In this role, Jordan works closely with both the alliances team and the product management team at Attunity with Big Data/Hadoop, IoT and cloud solutions. More coming soon... Featured Talks  Clouds, Neutrality and the Integration of Data  Tom Fisher, EVP and CTO, MapR Cloud computing seems simple, but it raises almost as many issues as it solves. For instance, can we use on-premise computing systems together with cloud systems (hybrid cloud systems)? Or can we build cloud-neutral systems that let us treat cloud providers as commodity producers? Can we integrate data in multiple cloud and on-premise data centers into a cohesive whole? The answer to all of these is yes. Drawing on his experience as a CIO, a CTO, and having managed the cloud offering of a major software vendor, Tom Fisher will explain why, how to get started, the role of streaming data and how to tell when cloud is the optimal solution. Identifying and Exploiting the Keys to Digital Transformation  Bill Peterson, Senior Director, Industry Solutions at MapR  When discussing big data, we tend to focus on the end state—the massive scale and variety of data. But big data is created one event at a time, whether from sensors, log files, or customer interactions. Historically, one of the obstacles to leveraging this data has been the processing time and effort to extract/transform/load (ETL) the data, getting it into the analytical database, warehouse, or, more recently, big data platform for analysis. Streaming makes it possible to better manage, analyze, and distribute events across locations and subscribers. Examples of data flow include web events, machine sensors, and biometric data. Operational agility requires flowing data to be quickly analyzed and understood in context—context that could benefit from understanding long-term trends and patterns and leveraging newly arriving data. This session will discuss how companies are using streaming and IoT to perform real-time analysis and adjust to impact business function. Best Practices for Building a Data Lake in the Cloud - Jordan Martz, Director of Technology Solutions at Attunity In today’s world of data proliferation, data-driven companies like yours want to aggregate disparate data sets so that you can get the most value from them. Many companies are migrating data to data lakes in the cloud as a logical approach providing scalability and affordability. Some are finding that integrating and ingesting data from various, heterogeneous platforms into data lakes can be a complex undertaking, especially when real-time data is a requirement. Join this session to learn about the latest trends, challenges – including data latency, heterogeneity, and data security – and best practices for building a data lake in the cloud. Data Management in a Web-Scale World  Bill Peterson, Senior Director, Industry Solutions at MapR  The industry is in the middle of an architectural shift. This once is a 30-year shift is driven by the massive scale and increasing heterogeneity of unstructured data. However, today’s purpose-built rigid infrastructures struggle to deliver in a cloud-scale, distributed, IoT world. What’s needed is the ability to deliver data in a multi-temperature, multi-infrastructure (on-premises, multi-cloud and at the edge) environment while providing enterprise grade features for high-availability, multi-tenancy, security, disaster recovery and more. This session will look at market opportunity, drivers, disruptions, workloads and uses cases that are changing the data managment market. More coming soon... Agenda 8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Networking Breakfast 9:00am - 9:10am - Introductions and Welcome 9:10am - 9:50am - MapR - Opening Keynote - Clouds, Neutrality and the Integration of Data - Tom Fisher, EVP and CTO at MapR  9:50am - 10:20am - Identifying and Exploiting the Keys to Digital Transformation - Bill Peterson, Senior Director, Industry Solutions at MapR  10:20am - 10:45am - Morning Networking Break 10:45am - 11:30am - Retail Customer Business Intelligence & Analytics Core Team  11:30am - 12:00pm - Are You Using All of Your Data? - Tom Fisher, EVP and CTO at MapR Technologies 12:00pm - 12:30pm- Birds of a Feather Lightning Round - Tom Fisher, Bill Peterson, Marc Fabbo - MapR, Ryan Berry - Microsoft 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Networking Lunch  1:30pm - 2:00pm - Best Practices for Building a Data Lake in the Cloud - Jordan Martz, Director of Technology Solutions, Attunity 2:00pm - 2:45pm -  IoT in Manufacturing Driving Business Outcomes – Ryan Berry, Sr. Cloud IoT Architect, Microsoft Azure 2:45pm - 3:15pm - Closing Keynote - Unstructured Storage and Data Management in a Web-Scale World - Bill Peterson, Senior Director, Industry Solutions at MapR  Co-presented by: Sponsored by:

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