Big Data Track

Day -1 ( May 13 Friday 7:30AM-7:30PM )

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Machine Learning with Spark (Paul Hargis, Solutions Engineer, Hortonworks) (Check Out Speaker Interview)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Putting Together the Platform: Riak, Solr, Redis and Spark (Alexander Sicular, Solution Architect, Basho Technologies)
11:45 AM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 3:00PM Introduction And Fundamentals Of R (Larry D'agostino, Sr. Statistician, Exeter Finance Corp & Founder of Dallas R Users Group)
3:00PM - 3:10PM Break
3:10PM - 3:50PM Value Analytics - Journey to Big Data & Insights Driven Business (Sinan Gurman, Director, Capgemini)
3:50PM - 4:50PM Deep Learning with TensorFlow: Understanding Tensors, Computation Graphs, Images, Text (Viswanath Puttagunta, Manager, Linaro)
4:50PM - 7:30PM IBM Watson And R: Put Watson To Work For You Data Scientist (Derek Franks, Data Scientist, IBM)


Day -2 ( May 14 Saturday 7:45AM - 8:00PM )

7:45AM - 8:00AM Registration 
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make In Forming Enterprise Data Governance (William Mcknight, President, McKnight Consulting Group) (Check out Speaker Interview)
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM Data Wrangling - What, Why and How? [Industry state, business applicability] (Ashwini Kuntamukkala, Software Architect, Vizient) (Check out Speaker Interview) ( Webinar )
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Transform your Enterprise into Data-Driven Digital Business (Ashwini Kuntamukkala, Software Architect, Vizient) (Check Out Speaker Interview)
11:45AM -- 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spark Workshop(Srini Penchikala, Lead Editor, InfoQ) (Check out Speaker Interview):
Spark Core, RDD (30 min)
Spark SQL, Data Frames, Spark SQL Exercise - Exploratory Data Analysis Use Case (1 hr)
Graph Data Analytics, Spark GraphX Exercise - Page Rank (1 hr)
Spark MLlib Exercise - Language Prediction (1 hr)
Spark ML Exercise - Spam Data Classification (30 min)
5:00 PM - 7:00PM

Building Real Time Search Dashbaords using Solr, Spark Streaming & Kafka : Workshop (Madhu Ganta, Big Data Architect, Cloudera)

7:00 PM - 8:00PM

Ask me anything: Big Data Best Practices, Selecting the right tool for solving business problems, Hadoop application architectures, Spark, Storm, Hadoop/Spark operations for production systems, Developing a modern enterprise data strategy (Madhu Ganta, Big Data Architect, Cloudera)

Day - 3 ( May 15 Sun 8AM - 6:30PM )
SPARK Workshop

8:00AM - 8:15AM Introduction to NoSQL 
8:15 AM - 11:45 AM Cassandra Workshop & Solving Use Cases through brain storming (Srini Penchikala, Lead Editor, InfoQ) (Check out Speaker Interview):
Cassandra Introduction & Setup Lab (1 hr)
Cassandra Data Modeling (1 hr)
Data modeling exercise - group brainstorming (1 hr)
Cassandra Architecture (30 min)
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM More “Edge”-Y Big Data With Graph Databases (Dave Bechberger, Architect, Expero)
12:30 PM - 1:30PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM Cassandra Use Case For Email Messaging System (Rafael Caraballo, Technical Architect, Time Waner Cable)
2:10 PM - 4:30 PM Microservices Workhop (Srini Penchikala, Lead Editor, InfoQ) (Check out Speaker Interview)
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Containers and Docker Tutorial (Srini Penchikala, Lead Editor, InfoQ) (Check Out Speaker Interview)

NOTE: Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice