2014

IEEE Computer Society to Host Rock Stars of Big Data Analytics Event in Silicon Valley October 21 conference will feature leading data analytics experts from top companies

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Industries and organizations from healthcare and finance to technology and government are currently struggling to stay afloat in a rising tide of data. But the bigger struggle emerging is the need to analyze and leverage all that data in order to move into the future and succeed.

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IEEE Computer Society, the global community for technology leaders, will host a one-day gathering of well-known data analytics authorities who will explore all aspects of analytics, including building a data-driven culture, launching data platforms, and ensuring privacy. The Rock Stars of Data Analytics conference on 21 October in San Jose, California, will introduce attendees to case studies and discussions from leading experts working in top data-driven companies.

The speakers include:

  • Grady Booch, Chief Scientist of Software Engineering, IBM
  • Greg Arnold, Data Infrastructure Engineering Director, LinkedIn
  • Chris Pouliot, VP Lyft, Netflix Former Director of Analytics
  • Guido Schroeder, Senior Vice President of Products, Splunk
  • Matthew Denesuk, Chief Data Science Officer, GE Software
  • Mike Ames, Director of Analytics, Product Management, and Hadoop Strategy, SAS
  • Mark Davis, Former CTO, Kitenga
  • Shivani Govil, Vice President, Business Analytics Solutions, SAP North America
  • Nigel King, Chief Information Officer of Portfolio Management, Oracle
  • Mike Rosenbaum, CEO, Catalyst IT Solutions

For a limited time, attendees can take advantage of Early-Bird registration  and save more than 20 percent off full price. Register now at the affordable rate of $299 ($229 for IEEE Computer Society members)— for an entire day's worth of presentations, networking, and more. Team, member, and student pricing are also available.

Speakers will discuss the trends, the challenges, the solutions, and how they've used big data analytics to:

  • respond to changing business conditions
  • predict future outcomes
  • make decisions using 100 percent of data in every decision rather than instinctive guesses
  • develop a big data platform that handles all types of data and analytics
  • create a "culture of analytics," and
  • assure privacy and security while leveraging the power of big data.

The Data Analytics event builds on the success of last year's sold-out Rock Stars of Big Data conference at the Computer History Museum in San Jose.

About IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferencespublications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars, professional training, and the TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.

Media Contact: Margo McCall, IEEE Computer Society, (714) 816-2182, mmccall@computer.org

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