MarkLogic Summit Series: EMEA

October 15, 2013 - March 30, 2016

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30 Euston Square
Home of the Royal College of General Practitioners
London, UK

How do you stay one step ahead? How do you ensure your infrastructure and systems can stand up to today’s business requirements – and stay within budget? How do you prepare for tomorrow’s challenges, and ensure you can respond with speed and agility?

The Leading Edge

There is a sea of change happening as a new generation of Enterprise NoSQL database technology moves into the mainstream. This change was driven by the need for organisations of all sizes, across all industries, to leverage new types of data in new ways and at scales that older technology was simply never designed to handle. For more than a decade, MarkLogic customers and partners like you have been at the vanguard of this trend.

No Compromises

Regardless of the application, MarkLogic has helped you deliver better results, faster. With MarkLogic, you haven’t had to sacrifice the power of an enterprise-class database for the agility of NoSQL. MarkLogic delivers both without compromise, and has for years.

But we aren’t stopping there:

  • Imagine if you could take the context about the world that was previously available only in people’s heads and encode that context into your applications to give you more accurate and meaningful insights.
  • If you had access to a virtually unlimited pool of resources on-demand to scale up and scale down your infrastructure to react quickly to changing priorities, what incredible things could you do? 
  • What if you could mix batch analytics on a massive scale with a real-time database?
  • What if this database could continually refactor your data to optimize storage cost, archiving older data on cheaper storage while keeping it available so that it can be brought back online in seconds? 
  • What questions could you answer if you never had to delete anything?

You won’t have to imagine it for long. Join us on 15 October, and we’ll show you how to take the power and agility of MarkLogic and help your organisation go further, faster.

Time Activity
9:00am – 9:30am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

Expert 1:1 Meetings

9:30am – 10:15am

Intro to Enterprise NoSQL: Rev Up for Today’s Data Race

David Gorbet, Vice President Engineering, MarkLogic

We’re all in a race to make the most of our data. But, so much of what we do is sitting on relational technology that was invented 40 years ago based on 1970’s data. More agility and power is needed for today’s fast-changing business requirements, complex data and variety. Find out how Enterprise NoSQL technology can help ensure you have the best possible advantage in the data race. This morning session will also explore how flexible indexes, schema-agnostic architecture, massive scalability, ACID transactions, robust reliability and government-grade security all work together to power some of today’s most interesting and critical information applications.

10:15am – 10:30am

Coffee Break & Networking

Expert 1:1 Meetings

10:30am – 11:00am

Go Further, Faster with More Power & Agility

Gary Bloom, CEO & President, MarkLogic

Today’s Enterprise NoSQL database technology gives you the power and agility to help you go places you never could before. You’re able to solve problems previously unsolved. You can deliver more functionality – faster and at a lower cost. You can combine data in ways previously impossible. But before you start down this new path, you need to open your mind and rethink everything from data to data models, search and applications, storage and infrastructure because you’re no longer limited by the boundaries of relational technology. For over a decade, our customers have been challenging the status quo and reimagining the possibilities with incredible results, and they’re ready to take on new frontiers now made accessible with MarkLogic 7. Are you ready to join them?

11:00am – 11:45am

Fuel Applications with Integrated Database, Search, & Semantics

Joe Pasqua, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, MarkLogic
Stephen Buxton, Director, Product Management, MarkLogic

How do you get a head start on building information applications? How do you get valuable information to business users, customers and partners when data sits in disperse data silos? How do you create applications that seem to know what you’re searching for? Database + Search + Semantics are the building blocks for comprehensive, contextually relevant information applications – letting you do powerful combination queries across documents, values, and triples to gain new insights. And, when they’re all integrated in one data platform, you can be certain development and delivery is speedy, too!

11:45am – 12:30pm

Learn from the Leaders of the Pack: Customer Panel

Mike Bowers, Principal Engineer, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints
David Leeming, Manager, Solutions, Royal Society of Chemistry
Jon Billings, CTO of Programmes and On Demand in Future Media, BBC
Moderated by: Diane Burley, Chief Content Strategist, MarkLogic

Join some of the earliest users of NoSQL technology to discover how they have reimagined their business applications. They’ve found better, faster ways to identify fraud and catch bad guys. They’ve created new ways to deliver content and information. They’ve discovered new ways to partner and innovate, and they’re ready to share with you!

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch & Networking

Expert 1:1 Meetings

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Under the Hood: Using Cloud, Hadoop and Tiered Storage for
Peak Performance

David Gorbet, Vice President Engineering, MarkLogic
Aaron Rosenbaum, Senior Director, Product Strategy, MarkLogic

If you think the applications and analytic dashboards are impressive…wait ‘til you see what’s under the hood. Using new generation infrastructure, you can gain a sustainable cost and performance advantage. You can store data in the most economical storage – and search it with ease. You can build agility into your architecture allowing you to leverage Hadoop and cloud computing as part of your well-tuned data management machine. Making the most of scalable infrastructure with elasticity, tiered storage, and programmatic resource utilization without downtime – pure computing pleasure.

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Featuring The Top Drivers: Customer Application Spotlight

Mike Bowers, Principal Engineer, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints
Michel de Ru, Commercial Manager, Dayon
Stephen McKearney, Principal Software Engineer, BBC
Tom Yandell, Senior Technical Architect, BBC
Moderated by: Jon Bakke, Senior Vice President, Global Services, MarkLogic

Who has the best odds of winning the data championship? We’ll introduce you to some of the fan favorites who have entered the Big Data race. See how they maneuver through the challenging landscape of changing requirements and fast-paced competitors.

3:00pm – 4:00pm

The Road Ahead: Panel Discussion

Christopher Lindblad, Founder & Chief Architect, MarkLogic
Jon Bakke, Senior Vice President, Global Services, MarkLogic
Ken Krupa, Chief Architect, Worldwide Sales Engineering, MarkLogic
Moderated by: Adrian Carr, Vice President, Sales, MarkLogic

Join MarkLogic experts as they explore the data and computing trends they see, and how we are reacting to them. They’ll explore how to overcome emerging challenges; give you a sneak peek into what’s ahead in the roadmap; and give you their tips about how to ensure your organization operates at peak performance.

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Networking Reception

Expert 1:1 Meetings


Gary Bloom

Gary Bloom, CEO & President, 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. Read More »

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, 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). Read More »

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.

Jon Billings

Jon Billings, CTO of Programmes and On Demand in Future Media, BBC

Jon Billings is the Chief Technical Architect of BBC Future Media Programmes & On-demand. His current focus is on modernizing the metadata systems behind iPlayer and introducing Continuous Delivery.

Mike Bowers

Mike Bowers, Principal Engineer, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints

Michael Bowers has been working in high tech for over 25 years as an architect, developer, database administrator, and consultant. He is currently a principal engineer at the LDS Church. He has a Bachelors of Music Composition at Brigham Young University and an ABD PhD in Music Theory from Florida State University. He is the author of Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns published by Apress in April 2007.

David Leeming

David Leeming, Manager, Solutions, Royal Society of Chemistry

Working in technology for over 20 years David is an experienced leader, project manager and business analyst in Digital Publishing. Currently the Manager of the Solutions team at The Royal Society of Chemistry building innovative platforms and solutions involving a number of technologies with specific interest in innovative, online and agile development. In his spare time David supports his local village football team Histon.

Stephen McKearney

Stephen McKearney, Principal Software Engineer, BBC

Stephen Mc Kearney is a Principal Software Engineer in the Future Media and Technology division of the BBC. He is technical lead for the BBC’s next generation Programmes API that is used by many of the BBC’s online products.

Michel de Ru

Michel de Ru, Commercial Manager, Dayon

Michel has been active in the area of content technology for more than 15 years, operating through Dayon, which offers on Content Strategy and Content Technology solutions. In cooperation with customers like Kluwer, Sdu and Dutch Railroads, Michel mapped out and implemented the business publishing process. Michel specializes in content solutions that deliver Big Data challenges. By combining Big Data and Semantic Technology, he is able to turn implicit knowledge in content towards new products and services.

Tom Yandell

Tom Yandell, Senior Technical Architect, BBC

Tom Yandell is a Senior Technical Architect in the Future Media division of the BBC. He has worked on many of the key systems that power the BBC’s online presence, and is currently focused on designing their next generation platform running in the cloud.

Jon Bakke

Jon Bakke, Senior Vice President, Global Services, MarkLogic

Jon has 20 years in enterprise technology delivery and management, with an exceptional track record in innovation, solution development, and global team leadership. He is an industry expert in data management and software development, having worked at companies that include Oracle, Hewlett Packard (EDS), Northrop Grumman, and Sprint/Nextel. At Oracle, Jon led a team that developed revolutionary, secure, text analytical database architectures adopted by governments, aerospace suppliers, and financial services companies. Read More »

Prior to that, he was instrumental in transforming Nextel’s (now Sprint’s) wireless application infrastructure. Jon has also worked on scores of US and UK Government programs in the capacities of systems architect and software developer.

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.”

David Gorbet

David Gorbet, Vice President Engineering, MarkLogic

David brings two decades of experience bringing to market some of the highest-volume applications and enterprise software in the world. David has shipped dozens of releases of business and consumer applications, server products and services ranging from open source to large-scale online services for businesses, and twice has helped start and grow billion-dollar software products. Read More »

Prior to MarkLogic, David helped pioneer Microsoft’s business online services strategy by founding and leading the SharePoint Online team. In addition to SharePoint Online, David has held a number of positions at Microsoft and elsewhere with a number of products, including Microsoft Office, Extricity B2Bi server software, and numerous incubation products.

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. Read More »

In 2005, Ken was awarded patent #6,915,304 – “System and method for converting an XML data structure into a relational database.” Today Ken continues to pursue both individual and community-based engineering activities.

Joe Pasqua

Joe Pasqua, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, MarkLogic

Joe brings over three decades of experience as both an engineer and a leader. He has personally contributed to several game changing initiatives including the first personal computer at Xerox, the rise of RDBMS in the early days of Oracle, and the desktop publishing revolution at Adobe. In addition to his individual contributions, Joe has been a leader at companies ranging from small startups to the Fortune 500. Read More »

Most recently, Joe established Neustar Labs which is responsible for creating strategies, technologies, and services that enable entirely new markets. Prior to that, Joe held a number of leadership roles at Symantec and Veritas Software including VP of Strategy, VP of Global Research, and CTO of the $2B Data Center Management business.

Joe’s technical interests include system software, knowledge representation, and rights management. He has over 10 issued patents with others pending. Joe earned simultaneous Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics in 1981 from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo where he is a member of the Computer Science Advisory Board.

Meet the Experts

Take advantage of onsite MarkLogic experts at the 2013 MarkLogic Summit Series. We will have product engineers, consulting services and SE’s available onsite to answer your questions!

  • Need to talk through a challenge?
  • Looking to get more out of your data?
  • Want to speed up your application development time from years to months?
  • Upgrading to MarkLogic 7?

We’ll have experts available during all networking hours (Breakfast, morning break, lunch & evening reception) on 15 October at 30 Euston Square. Please send us an email to sign up to meet with an expert. Please let us know which city you have registered for, what you wish to talk to the expert about, and your desired time to meet. We’ll get back to you within 2 business days to confirm. Sign-ups are based on a first come, first served basis, so register today so you can get your appointment confirmed!

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