Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa, North San Diego, CA, June 5-7, 2016
LEVERAGE BIG DATA'16

Taming the Wild West : Establishing ROI in the Big Data Frontier

5 - 7 June 2016
/
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
/
North San Diego
Leverage Big Data’16 is an invitation-only event

EXCLUSIVE

INVITATION-ONLY

Relationship-building event

in a VIP setting

INSIGHTFUL

MARKET KNOWLEDGE

Business intense content from 

Thought leaders & industry experts

EXCEPTIONAL

NETWORKING

1:1 meetings, boardrooms, case studies, network receptions, etc.

 

RESULTS

ATTENDEES AND SPONSORS

Both get what they came for advancing their business

What is Leverage Big Data 2016?

Leverage Big Data is an invitation-only, hosted summit designed for senior business and data technology professionals who want to understand how current and future Big Data technology trends will impact their business vision and strategies.  This summit will offer strategic-level insights into what enterprise leaders should do to harness Big Data technology solutions for maximum business value.

View the Program
View the Summit Themes

Our Unique Format

Leverage Big Data brings together the IT elite and solution provider thought leaders for a unique 3-day summit aimed at exploring the panoply of Big Data phenomena and how businesses are leveraging these technologies to establish ROI for themselves and their customers. Leverage Big Data creates an intimate environment for in-depth discussion where you will learn how to tame the Wild West, extract more “Gold” and establish better ROI at the Big Data frontier.

This summit is more business-intensive than any other event focusing on Big Data. Every day is packed with plenary sessions, BOF boardroom sessions exploring case studies and approaches, as well as one-on-one sessions with solutions leaders to help you architect the right solutions. The Leverage Big Data summit brings community experts together to build a program that is business-intensive, actionable, and provides summit delegates with a truly rewarding experience.

The Leverage Big Data Experience…

Attending the Summit

Conference expenses are fully paid for qualified attendees, including flight, hotel, meals, and summit badge.

Request an Invite

Summit Format

Plenary Sessions

During the plenary session, summit delegates across a broad spectrum of industries will hear insights from subject matter practitioners who are using Big Data solutions to achieve returns. Presentations are tailored by conference chair, Datanami’s Managing Editor Alex Woodie, and by an advisory board engaged with the challenges and opportunities at this level of computing. The content is designed to provide the audience with in-depth information that addresses Big Data trends and opportunities facing today’s organizations all with the goal of taming the Big Data Frontier.

Board Room Solution Sessions

This second phase of the summit offers summit delegates with BOF boardroom sessions that put similarly profiled attendees into boardrooms that examine case studies in big data solutions by leading solutions providers, followed by open discussion. These engaging sessions encourage dialogue and create real engagement that helps with information sharing and networking.

1:1 Meetings

The most powerful part of the summit — the 1:1 meetings — puts users across the table with leading solution providers to discuss challenges and solutions. Executives will sit down for private round-robin discussions with pre-selected vendors who are able to help with their current challenges. These meetings are designed to create the opportunity to explore new possibilities and discover new solutions for solving Big Data challenges.

Networking and Entertainment

Hard work deserves reward, and Leverage Big Data offers multiple opportunities to unwind and build rapport with peers through exquisite dining, entertainment, and networking events. The event kicks off with an optional round of golf and each day consists of breakfast, lunch and breaks for continued networking opportunities.  Each day will conclude with a night full of networking and entertainment designed for delegate and sponsors to break bread, relax and get to know one another on a social level – creating a networking environment that is second to none.

Conference Themes

Taming the Wild West: Establishing ROI in the Big Data Frontier

Operationalizing Data Science

Big Data ROI – Creating Big Data Monetization Strategies

Governance and Processes – The Democratization of Data

Finding and Creating The Right Talent – The Data Scientist

Putting it all Together – Managing Big Data

Storage Strategies - Cloud, Disk, Flash and Even Tape

What’s Driving Big Data – Recording the Status of the World

The Rise of Real Time Analytics

6Days
7Hours
6Mins
1Secs

Leverage Big Data '16 Advisory Board

Asif Alam

Global Business Director, Thomson Reuters

Kirk Borne

Prinicipal Data Scientist, Booz Allen

Steve Conway

Research VP, IDC

Shane Corder

Systems Engineer, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Kevin Soo Hoo

Senior Director of Big Data Technologies, NBC Universal

Steve Yatko

CEO & Founder, Oktay Technologies

Program

This conference run through all 3 days from 5 - 7 June 2016.
Day 1
05 Jun 2016
Day 2
06 Jun 2016
Day 3
07 Jun 2016

Conference Chair: Overview

Alex Woodie, Datanami Managing Editor, gives brief overview of the conference, its goals, and resources that attendees have for gaining additional insight into the complex and evolving world of Big Data.
Alex Woodie

Keynote Session: Operationalizing Big Data at Thomson Reuters – Building Value Through Data

Today’s enterprise gathers and stores all kinds of data in hopes of one day extracting the information necessary for the next big breakthrough. But any insights gleaned should not exist in a vacuum. To succeed in this big data world,...
Read More
Asif Alam

Keynote Session: Achieving Big Data ROI – Delivering on Big Data Monetization Strategies

Identifying Needs, Technology and Talent to Deliver on the ROI Promise of Big Data The challenge for organizations has been the same for decades: how to get ahead of the competition. Today organizations are looking at the data for a...
Read More

Conversation Starter: Rethink Big Data

Big Data has grown tremendously in the past few years. Interestingly, the Big Data term is typically tied with 3Vs as defined about 15 years ago, way before NoSQL, MapReduce, Hadoop, Storm or Spark ever started life. Obviously this kind...
Read More
Tony Shan

Welcome Reception & Dinner

A networking reception and dinner for all attendees designed to foster interaction among executives and build relationships. Sponsored by Cray

Day 2 Kick Off

Alex Woodie

Keynote Session: State of the State – Real Time Data : How Netflix Built a 1T/day Stream Processing Cloud Platform (Keystone) in a Year

Creating efficiencies that maximize results, minimize costs, and increase returns is important in today’s business/data environment. As data volumes grow, as the time-to-insight window shrinks, and as technology continues to improve, many companies who wish to remain competitive will have...
Read More
Peter Bakas

Case Study Presentations

25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

General Session Panel: Operationalizing Data Science – Strategies for Leveraging Big Data Opportunites

Moderator: Alex Woodie, Datanami Managing Editor, Conference Chair Panelists: Tassos Sarbanes, Data Architect, Credit Suisse; Vivek Sakhrani, Senior Consultant, CPCS Transcom Inc.; Sanjeev Kapoor, Senior Project Manager, Ford Motor Company; Radhika Subramanian, CEO, Emcien
Alex Woodie

Case Study Presentations

25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

Day 3 Kick Off

Alex Woodie

Keynote Session: Data Integration and Governance for Big Data with Apache Avro

Big Data solutions like NoSQL databases and data lakes make it easy for anyone to contribute data to the enterprise data store.  Integrating previously siloed data streams with other sources across the enterprise makes it possible to uncover otherwise hidden...
Read More
Barbara Eckman

General Session Panel: Understanding Storage Strategies – Striking the Right Balance between the Technology and Economics of Big Data

Moderator: Alex Woodie, Datanami Managing Editor, Conference Chair Panelists: Suran Singili Surandran – Lead Tech Architect – American Express; Vishnu Alavur Kannan – Application Architecture Lead – Monsanto; Tony Shan – Chief IoTologist – WiPro; Shane Corder – HPC System...
Read More
Alex Woodie

Case Study Presentations

25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

Closing Keynote: Big Data Governance and Process – Mission Possible?

Establishing Order in the Chaotic World of Data (and Analytics) Democratization For years, a compelling future vision was the attainment of the “democratization of data,” in which data analytic power is available and easily accessible at all levels of the...
Read More

Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment

Leverage BIGDATA’16 reception & dinner with awards presentation followed by entertainment

The Destination

Location

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Conference expenses are fully paid for qualified attendees, including flight, hotel, meals, and summit badge. 

 

Request an Invite

Bad Authentication data.

    This Year's Sponsors

    Diamond Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors

    Bronze Sponsors

    Network Sponsors

    Partners