Events

Big Data Nation 2013 Tour

June 5, 2013 - June 25, 2013

Big Data Nation 2013 – CINCINNATI

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

As our panelists David Steiner, Pat Conniff, Prof. Sriham Mohan and Ken Krupa emphasized, Big Data is really about the nexus of three instances – New Data Sources that require New Infrastructures and New Applications to leverage that data. The right ecosystem will allow you to act on what you envision.

Organizations as varied as LexisNexis, Cengage, BBC, and JPMC are using MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database to house all these new data sources and tie in with new “Big Data” technologies like HPCC and Hadoop, text analytics and powerful BI tools. The results are:
  • Refined business processes that save money
  • Harnessing of dark data to gain competitive insights
  • Getting new applications and products to market faster
  • New revenue streams
  • An agile infrastructure that allows you to keep up with changing business conditions

Continuing the discussion on how MarkLogic is keeping pace, here are three helpful resources:

To view other presentations, please visit our resource center.

 

Time Activity
4:00pm Registration & Networking
4:30pm Keynote: Imagine What You Could Do with Enterprise NoSQL
Data can be an enabler — or an inhibitor – depending on the tools you have to manage and manipulate it. As new data types flood organizations, the pressure is on to take all this any structured data and find value in it.
Learn how organizations of all sizes, across all industries, are using the power of Enterprise NoSQL to create an agile database platform that allows them to quickly turn data into actionable information to make better decisions, create new products, comply with laws or provide access to their citizens and customers.
5:15pm Panel Discussion: Enterprise NoSQL – So How Do You Get Started?
The world of enterprise management has been tremendously impacted by Big Data. Legions of IT pros are trying to make legacy technology go against its nature. Money is spent, deadlines are missed, pressure is mounting and line of business executives don’t quite get it. So how do you really get started?
Our panel of experts have been there and done that and will explain how they found the right “low-hanging fruit”— the right partners, the right operational areas, and the right business owners to start on the Big Data success path.

Our panel will discuss:

  • How they were able to get those first Big Data success stories
  • How technologies like Hadoop, HPCC, Cloud and Semantic Enrichment all work with MarkLogic
  • How to set realistic goals — and define success
  • How Enterprise NoSQL and Agile have made them more market responsive
  • How developing Big Data solutions have impacted top and bottom lines – and helped their careers.
6:30pm Networking Reception
7:10pm First Pitch
Join us as the Cincinnati Reds take on the Colorado Rockies!


Speakers

 
John Shap

John Shap, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, MarkLogic

John has over 25 years’ experience leading enterprise software companies where he has built an exceptional track record for sales growth, generating new business, opening new markets, and team leadership in the U.S. and internationally. John has held a number of executive leadership positions with companies that include Hyperion Solutions, Siebel Systems, SPSS Inc., and Chordiant Software. At SPSS (acquired by IBM), he was part of the team that drove top-line growth with a 5X increase in market capitalization. This increase was widely attributed to sales execution and operating efficiencies under Shap’s direction.Most recently, John served on the board of directors for SAVO Group, a SaaS sales enablement platform. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Northern Illinois University.

 
Sriram Mohan

Sriram Mohan, Associate Professor, RHIT

Sriram Mohan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. His research interests include relational, XML and document oriented database systems and human computer interaction. He has led the development of native XML database systems, introduced security models for XML databases and trained software engineers in designing and developing relational and NoSQL systems. He is currently on sabbatical from Rose-Hulman and is working as a Senior Consultant at Avalon Consulting, LLC. He is also associated with the Database Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University. Sriram holds a Ph.D. and a masters degree in computer science from Indiana University.

 
David Steiner

David Steiner, Research Scientist, LexisNexis

David Steiner joined LexisNexis in 1989 as a software engineer. He specializes in content and content-related processing technologies and systems. He has supported content fabrication and online search systems. He managed a team of engineers, responsible for delivering all News and Business content. He moved to Elsevier in 2003 and architected a XML content repository and its content processing system. He moved back to LN in 2009, joining the Research lab. He works with other scientists to produce some valuable experiments, co-submitting a few patents, one of which has been granted.

 
Ken Krupa

Ken Krupa, Chief Architect, Worldwide Sales Engineering, MarkLogic

With 24 years of professional IT experience, Mr. Krupa has a unique breadth and depth of expertise within nearly all aspects of IT architecture. Prior to joining MarkLogic, Ken consulted at some of the largest North American Financial institutions during difficult economic times, advising senior and C-level executives. Prior to that, he consulted with Sun Microsystems as a direct partner and also served as Chief Architect of GFI Group, a Wall St. inter-dealer brokerage. Although his work primarily involves high-level technology strategy, Mr. Krupa remains an active hands-on engineer.

 
Pat Conniff

Pat Conniff, Director, Web Hosting, Cengage Learning

 
Diane Burley

Diane Burley, Chief Content Strategist, MarkLogic

Burley is the Chief Content Strategist for MarkLogic Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information to impacts top and bottom lines. A former business & technology reporter and online media executive, Burley believes that regardless of industry or audience, be it internal or external communication, “engagement is engagement, and unless the content is highly relevant – and perceived to be valuable by the individual – it is worthless.”

Big Data Nation 2013 – DALLAS

Thursday, June 6, 2013

As our panelists Dave Copp, Tony Jewitt, Greg Khairallah, Jason Hunter and Diane Burley emphasized, Big Data is really about the nexus of three instances – New Data Sources that require New Infrastructures and New Applications to leverage that data. What was clear from the group was that the definition of Big Data is not static – and as such, a flexible environment is critical.

Organizations as varied as LexisNexis, Cengage, BBC, and JPMC are using MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database to house all these new data sources and tie in with new “Big Data” technologies like HPCC and Hadoop, text analytics and powerful BI tools. The results are:
  • Refined business processes that save money
  • Harnessing of dark data to gain competitive insights
  • Getting new applications and products to market faster
  • New revenue streams
  • An agile infrastructure that allows you to keep up with changing business conditions

As Jason said, the best way to get started is to download the FREE version of MarkLogic Server and start exploring the art of what’s possible in your organization. Continuing the discussion on how MarkLogic is keeping pace, here are three helpful resources:

For more information, please visit our resource center.

 

Time Activity
4:00pm Registration & Networking
4:30pm Keynote: Imagine What You Could Do with Enterprise NoSQL
Data can be an enabler — or an inhibitor – depending on the tools you have to manage and manipulate it. As new data types flood organizations, the pressure is on to take all this any structured data and find value in it.
Learn how organizations of all sizes, across all industries, are using the power of Enterprise NoSQL to create an agile database platform that allows them to quickly turn data into actionable information to make better decisions, create new products, comply with laws or provide access to their citizens and customers.
5:15pm Panel Discussion: Enterprise NoSQL – So How Do You Get Started?
The world of enterprise management has been tremendously impacted by Big Data. Legions of IT pros are trying to make legacy technology go against its nature. Money is spent, deadlines are missed, pressure is mounting and line of business executives don’t quite get it. So how do you really get started?
Our panel of experts have been there and done that and will explain how they found the right “low-hanging fruit”— the right partners, the right operational areas, and the right business owners to start on the Big Data success path.

Our panel will discuss:

  • How they were able to get those first Big Data success stories
  • How technologies like Hadoop, Cloud and Semantic Enrichment all work with MarkLogic
  • How to set realistic goals — and define success
  • How Enterprise NoSQL and Agile have made them more market responsive
  • How developing Big Data solutions have impacted top and bottom lines – and helped their careers.
6:30pm Networking Reception


Speakers

 
Gary Bloom

Gary Bloom, CEO, MarkLogic

Gary brings an exceptional background that includes more than two decades of successful leadership in enterprise software. Gary most recently was the CEO and president at eMeter, which provides smart grid management software for electric, gas, and water utilities. eMeter was recently acquired by Siemens Corporation. Prior to that, Gary was a consultant of TPG, a leading global private investment firm. Gary was also the former vice chair and president of Symantec Corporation, where he led the company’s line of business organizations and the company’s corporate development efforts. Gary joined Symantec through the company’s merger with Veritas Software where he was the chairman and CEO. Before joining Veritas, Gary held senior executive positions at Oracle. During his 14-year career at Oracle, Gary led Oracle’s database business, worldwide marketing, support, education, and alliance organizations, and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions.

Gary earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, where he currently serves on the President’s Cabinet and the Board of the Cal Poly Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors of BMC Software and Turn.

 
Tony Jewitt

Tony Jewitt, VP, Big Data Solutions, Avalon Consulting, LLC

Tony Jewitt has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and business development within the information technology industry. Prior to joining Avalon, Jewitt was CEO of The Hive Group, a leading data visualization software company, where he led the firm from its start-up phase with three pilot projects to profitability with over 100 major customers. During his tenure with Business Objects, Jewitt grew the extranet division from start-up to over $40m in annual revenues in three years. Jewitt holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

 
David Copps

David Copps, CEO, PureDiscovery

Dave Copps is best known for his pioneering work in semantic discovery and the commercialization of large scale machine learning and semantic search. As Chairman and CEO of PureDiscovery Corporation, Dave leads a talented team that is pioneering Post-Search technology with their Brainspace platform. Using machine learning, Brainspace transforms the documents and conversations inside an organization into a system which allows users to rapidly connect to their interests. PureDiscovery technology is quickly growing in the Legal industry: LexisNexis has chosen Brainspace to power all patent search globally, and many top Legal Service Providers have selected Brainspace for their eDiscovery businesses.

 
Greg Khairallah

Greg Khairallah, Business Development Manager, Intel

Greg is the Business Development Manager for Big Data at Intel Corporation. He has over 10 years of in-depth experience in business intelligence and data warehousing at Oracle and Business Objects (now SAP). A former U.S. Army officer, Greg holds a master’s degree in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

 
Jason Hunter

Jason Hunter, Chief Architect, MarkLogic

Jason Hunter is the co-inventor of MarkMail.org. Jason is the author of “Java Servlet Programming” (O’Reilly Media) and the creator of the JDOM open source project for Java-optimized XML manipulation. He’s also an Apache Software Foundation Member and former Vice-President, and as Apache’s representative to the Java Community Process Executive Committee he established a landmark agreement for open source Java. He’s an original contributor to Apache Tomcat, a member of the expert groups responsible for Servlet, JSP, JAXP, and XQJ API development, and a recognized Java Champion.

 
Diane Burley

Diane Burley, Chief Content Strategist, MarkLogic

Burley is the Chief Content Strategist for MarkLogic Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information to impacts top and bottom lines. A former business & technology reporter and online media executive, Burley believes that regardless of industry or audience, be it internal or external communication, “engagement is engagement, and unless the content is highly relevant – and perceived to be valuable by the individual – it is worthless.”

Big Data Nation 2013 – ATLANTA

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

As our panelists Chris Anderson, Jeremy Bentley, Tony Jewitt, Fernando Mesa and Diane Burley emphasized, Big Data is making all of us ask ourselves: Is there a different way to do things? And we say yes. New Data Sources require New Infrastructures and New Applications to leverage all that data. And as Chris Anderson from Reed Construction Data pointed out: It’s a great way to position yourself as a thought leader in these exciting times.

Chris’ sister companies, Elsevier, Reed and Lexis-Nexis join organizations like Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, BBC and JPMC that are relying on MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database to house any and all types of data sources and tie in with new “big data” technologies like Hadoop, text analytics and powerful BI tools. The results are:
  • Refined business processes that save money
  • Harnessing of dark data to gain competitive insights
  • Getting new applications and products to market faster
  • New revenue streams
  • An agile infrastructure that allows you to keep up with changing business conditions

Inspired? The best way to get started is to download our FREE version of MarkLogic Server and start exploring the art of what’s possible in your organization. We also have put together a list of resources that further answer some of the discussion points brought up in the room:

To view other presentations, please visit our resource center.

 

Time Activity
4:00pm Registration & Networking
4:30pm Keynote: Imagine What You Could Do with Enterprise NoSQL
Data can be an enabler — or an inhibitor – depending on the tools you have to manage and manipulate it. As new data types flood organizations, the pressure is on to take all this any structured data and find value in it.
Learn how organizations of all sizes, across all industries, are using the power of Enterprise NoSQL to create an agile database platform that allows them to quickly turn data into actionable information to make better decisions, create new products, comply with laws or provide access to their citizens and customers.
5:15pm Panel Discussion: Enterprise NoSQL – So How Do You Get Started?
The world of enterprise management has been tremendously impacted by Big Data. Legions of IT pros are trying to make legacy technology go against its nature. Money is spent, deadlines are missed, pressure is mounting and line of business executives don’t quite get it. So how do you really get started?
Our panel of experts have been there and done that and will explain how they found the right “low-hanging fruit”— the right partners, the right operational areas, and the right business owners to start on the Big Data success path.

Our panel will discuss:

  • How they were able to get those first Big Data success stories
  • How technologies like Hadoop, Cloud and Semantic Enrichment all work with MarkLogic
  • How to set realistic goals — and define success
  • How Enterprise NoSQL and Agile have made them more market responsive
  • How developing Big Data solutions have impacted top and bottom lines – and helped their careers.
6:30pm Networking Reception


Speakers

 
Patrick Quigley

Patrick Quigley, Vice President, Commercial Sales, MarkLogic

Patrick Quigley provides leadership and strategy for the company’s Commercial division. He has 20 years providing business development, leadership and strategy in sales specifically in data, analytics and enterprise information solutions. Patrick enjoys helping to empower customers to grow their businesses in complex markets.

 
Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson, Head of Technology, Reed Construction Data

 
Jeremy Bentley

Jeremy Bentley, CEO, Smartlogic

Jeremy Bentley is founder and CEO of Smartlogic. An engineer by training he has spent his career in enterprise software, specifically with information management systems ranging from business process workflow, documents and records management, search and now Content Intelligence.

 
Tony Jewitt

Tony Jewitt, VP, Big Data Solutions, Avalon Consulting, LLC

Tony Jewitt has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and business development within the information technology industry. Prior to joining Avalon, Jewitt was CEO of The Hive Group, a leading data visualization software company, where he led the firm from its start-up phase with three pilot projects to profitability with over 100 major customers. During his tenure with Business Objects, Jewitt grew the extranet division from start-up to over $40m in annual revenues in three years. Jewitt holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

 
Fernando Mesa

Fernando Mesa, CTO, Enterprise Markets, MarkLogic

Fernando Mesa is a technology leader with 20+ years of experience in the IT industry. At Marklogic Fernando is responsible for the creation, communication and implementation of the technical vision for the company in the Enterprise space. He also provides strategic guidance to Enterprise organizations of all sizes from small startups to fortune 500 organizations. He has expertise in the implementation of emerging technologies in large scale systems and is a frequent speaker at technology events and conferences.

Prior to joining MarkLogic, Fernando worked at United Health Group, where he served as Vice President of Enterprise Architecture. He has also held a variety of senior roles in Media and Healthcare corporations.

 
Diane Burley

Diane Burley, Chief Content Strategist, MarkLogic

Burley is the Chief Content Strategist for MarkLogic Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information to impacts top and bottom lines. A former business & technology reporter and online media executive, Burley believes that regardless of industry or audience, be it internal or external communication, “engagement is engagement, and unless the content is highly relevant – and perceived to be valuable by the individual – it is worthless.”

Big Data Nation 2013 – CHICAGO

Thursday, June 13, 2013

As our panelists Mark Rodgers, Dan McCreary, Fernando Mesa and Diane Burley emphasized that Big Data is making all of us ask ourselves: Is there a different way to solve problems? And we say YES. New Data Sources require New Infrastructures and New Applications to leverage all that data. As Mark Rodgers from Reed Elsevier (who manages the technology for Lexis Advance) stated, dealing with outdated technologies meant delays in getting new products to market. They needed a next generation technology to help them gain that competitive edge.

Mark’s company Reed Elsevier and organizations like the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), BBC, and JPMC are part of the growing number that are relying on MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL Database to house any and all types of data sources and tie in with new “Big Data” technologies like text analytics and powerful BI tools. The results are:
  • Refined business processes that save money
  • Harnessing of dark data to gain competitive insights
  • Getting new applications and products to market faster
  • New revenue streams
  • An agile infrastructure that allows you to keep up with changing business conditions

Inspired? The best way to get started is to download our FREE version of MarkLogic Server and start exploring the art of what’s possible in your organization. We also have put together a list of resources that further answer some of the discussion points brought up in the room:

To view other presentations, please visit our resource center.

 

Time Activity
8:30am Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00am Keynote: Imagine What You Could Do with Enterprise NoSQL
Data can be an enabler — or an inhibitor – depending on the tools you have to manage and manipulate it. As new data types flood organizations, the pressure is on to take all this any structured data and find value in it.
Learn how organizations of all sizes, across all industries, are using the power of Enterprise NoSQL to create an agile database platform that allows them to quickly turn data into actionable information to make better decisions, create new products, comply with laws or provide access to their citizens and customers.
9:45am Panel Discussion: Enterprise NoSQL – So How Do You Get Started?
The world of enterprise management has been tremendously impacted by Big Data. Legions of IT pros are trying to make legacy technology go against its nature. Money is spent, deadlines are missed, pressure is mounting and line of business executives don’t quite get it. So how do you really get started?
Our panel of experts have been there and done that and will explain how they found the right “low-hanging fruit”— the right partners, the right operational areas, and the right business owners to start on the Big Data success path.

Our panel will discuss:

  • How they were able to get those first Big Data success stories
  • How technologies like Hadoop, HPCC, Cloud and Semantic Enrichment all work with MarkLogic
  • How to set realistic goals — and define success
  • How Enterprise NoSQL and Agile have made them more market responsive
  • How developing Big Data solutions have impacted top and bottom lines – and helped their careers.
11:00am Wrap-Up & Networking


Speakers

 
John Shap

John Shap, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, MarkLogic

John has over 25 years’ experience leading enterprise software companies where he has built an exceptional track record for sales growth, generating new business, opening new markets, and team leadership in the U.S. and internationally. John has held a number of executive leadership positions with companies that include Hyperion Solutions, Siebel Systems, SPSS Inc., and Chordiant Software. At SPSS (acquired by IBM), he was part of the team that drove top-line growth with a 5X increase in market capitalization. This increase was widely attributed to sales execution and operating efficiencies under Shap’s direction.Most recently, John served on the board of directors for SAVO Group, a SaaS sales enablement platform. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Northern Illinois University.

 
Dan McCreary

Dan McCreary, Technology Consultant, Kelly-McCreary & Associates

Dan is an enterprise data architect and IT strategist specializing in standards and NoSQL technologies. He’s worked at Bell Labs and Steve Job’s NeXT Computer as well as founding his own consulting firm of over 75 people. His background includes topics such as high performance computing, programming languages, databases and XML standards. He has published articles on the semantic web, metadata registries, US Federal XML standards, XForms and XQuery. He is a co-author of the book Making Sense of NoSQL by Manning Publications.

 
Mark Rodgers

Mark Rodgers, Vice President Dedicated Infrastructure, Reed Elsevier

Mark is responsible for the Lexis Advance infrastructure within the Reed Technology Services organization, including 24×7 support of data loading, searching, and retrieving of LexisNexis legal and news data. He participated on the core team working to build Lexis Advance and played a key role in creating the Lexis Advance search engine. Mark has 23 years of experience in the technology industry.

 
Fernando Mesa

Fernando Mesa, CTO, Enterprise Markets, MarkLogic

Fernando Mesa is a technology leader with 20+ years of experience in the IT industry. At Marklogic Fernando is responsible for the creation, communication and implementation of the technical vision for the company in the Enterprise space. He also provides strategic guidance to Enterprise organizations of all sizes from small startups to fortune 500 organizations. He has expertise in the implementation of emerging technologies in large scale systems and is a frequent speaker at technology events and conferences.

Prior to joining MarkLogic, Fernando worked at United Health Group, where he served as Vice President of Enterprise Architecture. He has also held a variety of senior roles in Media and Healthcare corporations.

 
Diane Burley

Diane Burley, Chief Content Strategist, MarkLogic

Burley is the Chief Content Strategist for MarkLogic Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information to impacts top and bottom lines. A former business & technology reporter and online media executive, Burley believes that regardless of industry or audience, be it internal or external communication, “engagement is engagement, and unless the content is highly relevant – and perceived to be valuable by the individual – it is worthless.”

Big Data Nation 2013 – SAN FRANCISCO

Thursday, June 13, 2013

As our panelists Christopher Lindblad, Palanivelu (Bala) Balasubramian, Greg Shepherd and Jason Hunter said, Big Data is making all of us ask ourselves: Is there a different way to do things? And we say yes! New Data Sources require New Infrastructures and New Applications to leverage all that data. And as Greg Shepherd from Sony eReader pointed out, start with a big win for a small project and then branch out to other areas.

Sony and other organizations like Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, BBC and JPMC are relying on MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL Database to house any and all types of data sources and tie in with new “Big Data” technologies like Hadoop, text analytics and powerful BI tools. The results are:
  • Refined business processes that save money
  • Harnessing of dark data to gain competitive insights
  • Getting new applications and products to market faster
  • New revenue streams
  • An agile infrastructure that allows you to keep up with changing business conditions

Inspired? The best way to get started is to download our FREE version of MarkLogic Server and start exploring the art of what’s possible in your organization. We also have put together a list of resources that further answer some of the discussion points brought up in the room:

To view other presentations, please visit our resource center.

 

Time Activity
8:30am Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00am Keynote: Imagine What You Could Do with Enterprise NoSQL
Data can be an enabler — or an inhibitor – depending on the tools you have to manage and manipulate it. As new data types flood organizations, the pressure is on to take all this any structured data and find value in it.
Learn how organizations of all sizes, across all industries, are using the power of Enterprise NoSQL to create an agile database platform that allows them to quickly turn data into actionable information to make better decisions, create new products, comply with laws or provide access to their citizens and customers.
9:45am Panel Discussion: Enterprise NoSQL – So How Do You Get Started?
The world of enterprise management has been tremendously impacted by Big Data. Legions of IT pros are trying to make legacy technology go against its nature. Money is spent, deadlines are missed, pressure is mounting and line of business executives don’t quite get it. So how do you really get started?
Our panel of experts have been there and done that and will explain how they found the right “low-hanging fruit”— the right partners, the right operational areas, and the right business owners to start on the Big Data success path.

Our panel will discuss:

  • How they were able to get those first Big Data success stories
  • How technologies like Hadoop, Cloud and Semantic Enrichment all work with MarkLogic
  • How to set realistic goals — and define success
  • How Enterprise NoSQL and Agile have made them more market responsive
  • How developing Big Data solutions have impacted top and bottom lines – and helped their careers.
11:00am Wrap-Up & Networking


Speakers

 
Gary Bloom

Gary Bloom, CEO, MarkLogic

Gary brings an exceptional background that includes more than two decades of successful leadership in enterprise software. Gary most recently was the CEO and president at eMeter, which provides smart grid management software for electric, gas, and water utilities. eMeter was recently acquired by Siemens Corporation. Prior to that, Gary was a consultant of TPG, a leading global private investment firm. Gary was also the former vice chair and president of Symantec Corporation, where he led the company’s line of business organizations and the company’s corporate development efforts. Gary joined Symantec through the company’s merger with Veritas Software where he was the chairman and CEO. Before joining Veritas, Gary held senior executive positions at Oracle. During his 14-year career at Oracle, Gary led Oracle’s database business, worldwide marketing, support, education, and alliance organizations, and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions.

Gary earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, where he currently serves on the President’s Cabinet and the Board of the Cal Poly Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors of BMC Software and Turn.

 
Christopher Lindblad

Christopher Lindblad, Founder & Chief Architect, MarkLogic

Before founding MarkLogic, Chris was the architect of Ultraseek Server, Infoseek’s enterprise search application, now one of Autonomys principal products following the acquisition of Verity. He had overall responsibility for the creation of Ultraseek Server, including the architecture, design, and development. Prior to Infoseek, Chris pursued post-doctoral research in high-speed networks and real-time video processing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During his research tenure at MIT, he authored over 15 publications in internet and multi-media technologies. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.

 
Bala Subramanian

Palanivelu Balasubramanian (Bala), Business Development Manager, Big-Data, Intel

Bala’s expertise is in the information management (IM) and analytics domain. As a consultant for 25 years, he has excellent track record of influencing customers and architecting solutions for fortune 100 customers in the complete IM portfolio (business intelligence, data warehousing, data integration, data governance, master/meta data management and information delivery). He has held leadership roles in various capacities supporting sales and delivery organizations. Prior to joining Intel, he was the Practice Principal (FSI) within the Information Management & Analytics division at HP. He joined HP with the acquisition of Knightsbridge Solutions in 2007.

 
Greg Shepherd

Greg Shepherd, Senior Manager, Content Operations, Sony

Greg Shepherd is an accomplished operations and supply chain leader with a passion for reducing costs, re-engineering business processes and a consistent track record of creating and implementing scalable, standardized and efficient supply chains. Prior to managing the operations and supply chain for Sony eReader, Greg spent over a decade in professional publishing managing architecture and tools.

 
Jason Hunter

Jason Hunter, Chief Architect, MarkLogic

Jason Hunter is the co-inventor of MarkMail.org. Jason is the author of “Java Servlet Programming” (O’Reilly Media) and the creator of the JDOM open source project for Java-optimized XML manipulation. He’s also an Apache Software Foundation Member and former Vice-President, and as Apache’s representative to the Java Community Process Executive Committee he established a landmark agreement for open source Java. He’s an original contributor to Apache Tomcat, a member of the expert groups responsible for Servlet, JSP, JAXP, and XQJ API development, and a recognized Java Champion.

Big Data Nation 2013 – FT HUACHUCA

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Our speakers Clark Richey and Matt Dinola focused on technologies that can help create operational efficiencies with Big Data. And, they didn’t forget about the plight of the user who is disconnected from the network – and therefore the Cloud. Clark Richey shared how to maintain access to key mission data and analytic functions, while Matt provided an overview of some innovative hardware solutions that DCGS-A and INSCOM have already adopted to ensure they are fulfilling mission capabilities around the globe.

We spent some time talking about how organizations and programs like US Army NETCOM, DCGS, and DISA are part of the growing number that are relying on MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database to house any and all types of data sources and securely search, analyze, and share mission-critical information. The results are:
  • Refined organizational processes that save money
  • Harnessing of data from both internal and external sources for more up-to-date, accurate situational awareness
  • Getting new applications and data to end users faster
  • An agile infrastructure that allows you to keep up with changing conditions

Inspired to try the only Enterprise NoSQL database? The best way to get started is to download our FREE version of MarkLogic Server and start exploring the art of what’s possible in your organization. We also put together a list of resources that further answer some of the discussion points brought up in the room:

For more, please visit our resource center.
 

Time Activity
8:00am Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:30am Welcome & Introductions
8:40am Addressing the Gap Between the Cloud and the User
The cloud holds great promise for effectively managing and delivering data on a global scale, but the Army has a variety of unique requirements it must take into account to ensure the technology effectively supports the mission. Captain Nelson-Fischer will discuss the criticality of process interdependency mapping and end user involvement in cloud development, including incorporation of capabilities for disconnected operations.
9:20am Yes, You Can Take it With You
While advances in Cloud technologies have helped to address many of the challenges facing IT organizations, they have highlighted the plight of the user who is disconnected from the network – and therefore the Cloud. Clark Richey of MarkLogic will discuss real world architectures and technologies that make it possible for disconnected operators to maintain access to key mission data and analytic functions. And, when connectivity is re-established, automatic bi-directional information exchange allows new mission relevant information to be locally available and all field changes / additions to be propagated up echelon.
9:50am Mission Driven Solutions Architecture for the U.S. Army
When choosing hardware to support its mission, the Army needs to consider a wide variety of use cases around the globe, from data centers to edge nodes. Each of these has different size, weight, and power restrictions, and they all need to work together in a secure, highly available environment. Matt Dinola of SGI will give an overview of SGI’s solutions and the architecture that has been deployed for DCGS-A and INSCOM. He will also discuss the partnership between SGI and MarkLogic, and what new technology capabilities this partnership brings to support the Army’s mission.
10:20am Closing


Speakers

 
Clark Richey

Clark Richey, Technical Director, Public Sector, MarkLogic

Clark manages all pre-sales engineering for MarkLogic’s public sector business. He has over 12 years’ experience in software engineering and system architecture with an emphasis on delivering large scale systems to Government customers. Clark is an active MarkLogic Community member, contributing to several open source projects. In addition to working at MarkLogic, Clark teaches computer science and Big Data at Loyola’s master’s program. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from U.M.U.C. and a Masters in Computer Science from American University.

          

Captain David Nelson-Fischer, CPT, MI TCM-SP

Captain Nelson-Fischer is an architecture technologist, TRADOC Capability Manager Sensor Processing (TCM SP) at U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE).

          

Matt Dinola, SGI

Matt has 12 years of Business Development experience working with Government in the areas of Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Networking. For the past six years, he has been with SGI Federal, Defense and Strategic Systems, focused on Modular, Deployable solutions for DoD.

Sponsors

Carahsoft Technology Corp.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is a trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver products and services from MarkLogic.

SGI
SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit sgi.com for more information. An integrated and optimized hardware and software solution, SGI DataRaptor is designed to make it faster and easier for organizations to generate reliable, scalable and secure Big Data results.

 

Big Data Nation 2013 – BOSTON

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Our panelists John Paty, Bala Balasubramanian, Amir Halfon and Diane Burley emphasized that Big Data is making all of us ask ourselves: Is there a different way to solve problems? And we say yes. All the New Data Sources require New Infrastructures and New Applications to leverage all that data. No matter the industry, the purpose-built databases that have to align and interact with one another have created a spaghetti infrastructure. A unified database allows the searching and sharing of data.

We spent a lot of time talking about how companies like the BBC and JPMC are part of the growing number that are relying on MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database to house any and all types of data sources and tie in with new “Big Data” technologies like text analytics and powerful BI tools. The results are:
  • Refined business processes that save money
  • Harnessing of dark data to gain competitive insights
  • Getting new applications and products to market faster
  • New revenue streams
  • An agile infrastructure that allows you to keep up with changing business conditions

Inspired? The best way to get started is to download our FREE version of MarkLogic Server and start exploring the art of what’s possible in your organization. We also have put together a list of resources that further answer some of the discussion points brought up in the room:

To view other presentations, please visit our resource center.

Time Activity
4:00pm Registration & Networking
4:30pm Keynote: Imagine What You Could Do with Enterprise NoSQL
Data can be an enabler — or an inhibitor – depending on the tools you have to manage and manipulate it. As new data types flood organizations, the pressure is on to take all this any structured data and find value in it.
Learn how organizations of all sizes, across all industries, are using the power of Enterprise NoSQL to create an agile database platform that allows them to quickly turn data into actionable information to make better decisions, create new products, comply with laws or provide access to their citizens and customers.
5:15pm Panel Discussion: Enterprise NoSQL – So How Do You Get Started?
The world of enterprise management has been tremendously impacted by Big Data. Legions of IT pros are trying to make legacy technology go against its nature. Money is spent, deadlines are missed, pressure is mounting and line of business executives don’t quite get it. So how do you really get started?
Our panel of experts have been there and done that and will explain how they found the right “low-hanging fruit”— the right partners, the right operational areas, and the right business owners to start on the Big Data success path.

Our panel will discuss:

  • How they were able to get those first Big Data success stories
  • How technologies like Hadoop, Cloud and Semantic Enrichment all work with MarkLogic
  • How to set realistic goals — and define success
  • How Enterprise NoSQL and Agile have made them more market responsive
  • How developing Big Data solutions have impacted top and bottom lines – and helped their careers.
6:30pm Networking Reception


Speakers

 
Eric Austvold

Eric Austvold, Director, Sales, MarkLogic

Eric has a strong background in enterprise software applications and more than 25 years of high technology experience. Prior to MarkLogic, Eric was a Research Director at AMR Research in the area of enterprise software architecture, Vice President at Precipio Partners, and Director of Product Planning and Management at Infinium.

 
Amir Halfon

Amir Halfon, CTO, Financial Services, MarkLogic

Amir Halfon oversees the development of technology strategy to address Big Data challenges across the industry. Before joining Marklogic, Amir was the CTO for Global Financial Services at Oracle, as well as Sun Microsystems. He possesses a wealth of technical and industry experience, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and contributed to several publications.

 
John Paty

John Paty, VP Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, TEMIS

John is in charge of building new markets for TEMIS, with special focus on financial services, public sector and medical/pharmaceutical enterprises. Prior to TEMIS, John represented ORACLE with major enterprises and government agencies on NLP search, customer experience and web commerce. John founded and ran, GeoStrategic Consulting, and held political appointments in The White House and Department of Labor.

 
Bala Subramanian

Palanivelu Balasubramanian (Bala), Business Development Manager, Big-Data, Intel

Bala’s expertise is in the information management (IM) and analytics domain. As a consultant for 25 years, he has excellent track record of influencing customers and architecting solutions for fortune 100 customers in the complete IM portfolio (business intelligence, data warehousing, data integration, data governance, master/meta data management and information delivery). He has held leadership roles in various capacities supporting sales and delivery organizations. Prior to joining Intel, he was the Practice Principal (FSI) within the Information Management & Analytics division at HP. He joined HP with the acquisition of Knightsbridge Solutions in 2007.

 
Diane Burley

Diane Burley, Chief Content Strategist, MarkLogic

Burley is the Chief Content Strategist for MarkLogic Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information to impacts top and bottom lines. A former business & technology reporter and online media executive, Burley believes that regardless of industry or audience, be it internal or external communication, “engagement is engagement, and unless the content is highly relevant – and perceived to be valuable by the individual – it is worthless.”

Big Data Nation 2013 – WASHINGTON DC

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Steve Cooper, former CIO at DHS and FAA, provided a government perspective on Big Data challenges – and “challenged” both government and industry to think differently on how to work together to create and utilize new technologies. Attendees also heard from Will Lawrence at CodeFry who has worked with a government organization to create a solution to support information aggregation and analysis in emergency operations. And, TIBCO provided an overview of work they have done for DHS and other government organizations to provide a “2 second advantage” and leverage the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database to support information sharing.

Ken Krupa, Chief Architect at MarkLogic, spent some time talking about how organizations like CMS, USPTO, and the US Army are part of the growing number that are relying on MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database to house any and all types of data sources and securely search, analyze, and share mission-critical information. The results are:
  • Refined organizational processes that save money
  • Harnessing of data from both internal and external sources for more up-to-date, accurate situational awareness
  • Getting new applications and data to end users faster
  • Fulfillment of “open government” mandates to provide data to the public
  • An agile infrastructure that allows you to keep up with changing conditions

Inspired to try the only Enterprise NoSQL database? The best way to get started is to download our FREE version of MarkLogic Server and start exploring the art of what’s possible in your organization. We also put together a list of resources that further answer some of the discussion points brought up in the room:

For more, please visit our resource center.
 

Time Activity
8:00am Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:35m Welcome & Introductions
8:40am What’s the Big Deal with Big Data? What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You…
Steve Cooper, former CIO of DHS and FAA, will provide a government focused perspective on big data and the problems associated with capturing and managing it so that it can create value for agencies and taxpayers alike. Specifically, he’ll be talking about issues that traditional, legacy technologies can’t solve – and what types of capabilities agencies should be looking for in order to avoid the schedule delays and cost overruns that often plague government IT projects.
9:20am Imagine What You Could Do with Enterprise NoSQL
Data can be an enabler — or an inhibitor – depending on the tools you have to manage and manipulate it. As new data types flood organizations, the pressure is on to take all this any-structured data and quickly find value in it. Learn why organizations in both the public and private sector are using the power of Enterprise NoSQL to create an agile database platform that allows them to quickly and cost-effectively turn multi-structured data into actionable information to make better decisions, create new products, comply with laws or provide access to their citizens and customers.
10:00am Case Study: Federal Agency
A Federal agency has deployed a system to monitor and track key information, with a dashboard that is updated in real-time for situational awareness and crisis management. The system brings together a mix of structured and unstructured information from multiple sources and makes it searchable and discoverable for a variety of users. It also includes workflow, visualization, and mapping features to help users turn new data into actionable information.

Will Lawrence from CodeFry, the IT lead for the Federal partner’s system, will provide an overview of the system architecture and application, and explain how using nontraditional technologies such as a NoSQL database platform helped reduce development time and cost for this mission-critical system.

10:20am Big Data Solutions for Homeland Security
Fulfilling the promise of Big Data requires solutions that facilitate real-time access to diverse data sources in a secure and reliable manner for the enterprise. TIBCO is a leader in delivering infrastructure that helps the National Security community to access data, automate processes, identify patterns of interest and share information securely. This session will survey the solutions TIBCO has delivered to Government customers, and provide a vision of how TIBCO software, combined with the flexibility of an Enterprise NOSQL Database, will create powerful Big Data solutions.


Speakers

 
Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

Mr. Cooper is the former Executive Director of Information and Technology Services, and Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this role he was responsible for the strategic direction of and innovation in the use of information and technology in support of the FAA missions. As the Director, Information Technology, and CIO of the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) he led a team of 400 professionals who ensured operational excellence of mission support and business systems of the ATO and the underlying technology infrastructure.

In early in 2002, Mr. Cooper served as the Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and also served as Senior Director for Information Integration in the White House Office of Homeland Security. In this role, he initiated the integration of the Terrorist Watch Lists, and launched the development of the National Enterprise Architecture for Homeland Security to address information integration within the federal government and the sharing of homeland security information with State, Local, and relevant Private-Sector entities.

 
Will Lawrence

Will Lawrence, CodeFry, IT Lead of Federal Partner System

Mr. Lawrence has ten years of experience in the field of information technology and information systems, including six years in SharePoint architecture, development, and related technologies. After earning a Master’s degree in Information Networking at Carnegie Mellon, Mr. Lawrence’s focus has been on client strategy, R&D, system architecture, knowledge management, business process improvement consulting, and solutions integration.

          

Atif Chaughtai, TIBCO Software Federal Inc, Technology Executive

Mr. Chaughtai has more than 15 years of experience in the field of information technology and over 7 years at the National Institutes of Health as an Enterprise Architect, where he was tasked with solving some of the most critical challenges faced by the agency. While at NIH, he received several awards for outstanding contribution to the agency mission and strategic plan. At TIBCO, he has been leading the effort of creating real-time innovative solutions to solve government business problems in healthcare and homeland security. He has been recognized twice at TIBCO for his outstanding contribution.

 

Sponsors

Carahsoft Technology Corp.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is a trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver products and services from MarkLogic.

 

Big Data Nation 2013 – NEW YORK

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

As panelists Howard Ratner, Guillaume Mazières, Michael Moretti, Amir Halfon, and Diane Burley emphasized, Big Data is making all of us ask ourselves: Is there a different way to solve problems? And we say yes. All the New Data Sources require New Infrastructures and New Applications to leverage all that data. No matter the industry, the purpose-built databases that have to align and interact with one another have created a spaghetti infrastructure. A unified database allows the searching and sharing of data. And as one guest commented “The massive amount of different types of data you can correlate to get actionable insights from is a direct result of this.”

Many folks are stunned that so many companies are already handling Big Data projects. LexisNexis, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, BBC, and JPMC are just a few of the organizations relying on MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database to house all data sources – from unstructured to relational and tie in with new “Big Data” technologies like Hadoop, text analytics, and powerful BI tools. The results are:
  • Refined business processes that save money
  • Harnessing of dark data to gain competitive insights
  • Getting new applications and products to market faster
  • New revenue streams
  • An agile infrastructure that allows you to keep up with changing business conditions

Inspired? The best way to get started is to download our FREE version of MarkLogic Server and start exploring the art of what’s possible in your organization. We also have put together a list of resources that further answer some of the discussion points brought up in the room:

To view other presentations, please visit our resource center.

Time Activity
4:00pm Registration & Networking
4:30pm Keynote: Imagine What You Could Do with Enterprise NoSQL
Data can be an enabler — or an inhibitor – depending on the tools you have to manage and manipulate it. As new data types flood organizations, the pressure is on to take all this any structured data and find value in it.
Learn how organizations of all sizes, across all industries, are using the power of Enterprise NoSQL to create an agile database platform that allows them to quickly turn data into actionable information to make better decisions, create new products, comply with laws or provide access to their citizens and customers.
5:15pm Panel Discussion: Enterprise NoSQL – So How Do You Get Started?
The world of enterprise management has been tremendously impacted by Big Data. Legions of IT pros are trying to make legacy technology go against its nature. Money is spent, deadlines are missed, pressure is mounting and line of business executives don’t quite get it. So how do you really get started?
Our panel of experts have been there and done that and will explain how they found the right “low-hanging fruit”— the right partners, the right operational areas, and the right business owners to start on the Big Data success path.

Our panel will discuss:

  • How they were able to get those first Big Data success stories
  • How technologies like Hadoop, Cloud and Semantic Enrichment all work with MarkLogic
  • How to set realistic goals — and define success
  • How Enterprise NoSQL and Agile have made them more market responsive
  • How developing Big Data solutions have impacted top and bottom lines – and helped their careers.
6:30pm Networking Reception


Speakers

 
Patrick Quigley

Patrick Quigley, Vice President, Commercial Sales, MarkLogic

Patrick Quigley provides leadership and strategy for the company’s Commercial division. He has 20 years providing business development, leadership and strategy in sales specifically in data, analytics and enterprise information solutions. Patrick enjoys helping to empower customers to grow their businesses in complex markets.

 
Howard Ratner

Howard Ratner, former CTO, Executive Vice President

Howard Ratner was most recently Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group. Based in New York, Howard had global responsibilities for web and mobile development and operations, content management, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products. Howard’s earlier positions included Director, Electronic Publishing & Production for Springer and a member of the production staff at John Wiley & Sons. He co-founded ORCID and was the chairman for three years. Howard currently serves as the President-Elect for the Society for Scholarly Publishing, an active member of the CrossRef and ORCID executive committees and boards and STM Future Labs.

 
Michael Moretti

Michael Moretti, Executive Director of Sales, Eastern US and Canada, SGI

Michael is a seasoned and well respected technology industry professional. His career spans 25 years and ranges in experience from technician and consulting, to managing high performing sales and engineering teams.

 
Amir Halfon

Amir Halfon, CTO, Financial Services, MarkLogic

Amir Halfon oversees the development of technology strategy to address Big Data challenges across the industry. Before joining Marklogic, Amir was the CTO for Global Financial Services at Oracle, as well as Sun Microsystems. He possesses a wealth of technical and industry experience, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and contributed to several publications.

 

Guillaume Mazières, Executive Vice President, North America and Worldwide Publishing, TEMIS

 
Diane Burley

Diane Burley, Chief Content Strategist, MarkLogic

Burley is the Chief Content Strategist for MarkLogic Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information to impacts top and bottom lines. A former business & technology reporter and online media executive, Burley believes that regardless of industry or audience, be it internal or external communication, “engagement is engagement, and unless the content is highly relevant – and perceived to be valuable by the individual – it is worthless.”