Sessions at Strata Summit 2011 with video on Wednesday 21st September

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  • Startup Launch Pad

    The first three of the five startups that were selected as Launch Pad finalists will deliver their pitches.

    • Datadog
    • iChart
    • Fanbridge

    At 11:00am to 11:20am, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Big Data In Banking

    by Abhishek Mehta, Richie Prager, Allen Weinberg and Roy E. Lowrance

    Coming off the worst financial crisis of our generation, an entire industry (and the global economy) is not just rebuilding the very foundations of a robust banking system, but also rethinking the ‘new normal’ for Banking. Data has rapidly emerged as a key lever for this reboot. Hear from some of the leading business practitioners in the industry:

    How tectonic shifts driven by Big Data technologies, emerging Business Models, and Macro Socio-Economic conditions is unleashing an unprecedented redesign of the Global Financial System? and Who are the emerging BIg Data players at the forefront of this shift?

    At 11:20am to 11:40am, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Money Talks (And What It Says)

    by Coco Krumme

    What billions of credit card transactions can tell us about the nature of habits, patterns of human movement, and the structure of urban economies.

    At 11:40am to 11:50am, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • One Billion Rows per Second: Analytics for the Digital Media Markets

    by Michael E. Driscoll

    Digital media publishers sit astride torrents of data about their content, audiences and advertisers. Every day, the world’s two billion internet users visit millions of pages, and are exposed to more than one hundred billion online advertising impressions. Publishers of digital content need to crunch this data to predict who will visit tomorrow, and how to price the ads those visitors see.

    In the past year, Metamarkets has developed a Big Data stack for the media markets, comprised of three pieces:

    • a stream-based aggregation and processing service, built on top of the Kafka messaging system
    • a distributed, in-memory OLAP store, hosted on Amazon’s web services, that can scan and aggregate over one billion rows per second
    • a real-time web console, served by node.js, with dynamic data visualizations powered by D3, the successor to Protovis.

    Our platform is in currently in production with three of the largest media publishers in Europe and United States.

    At 11:50am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Big Data Analytics Is Changing The World – And Your Business

    by Bill Cook

    The most important question to ask about big data is: what’s in it for my organization? Does it create net-new economic value, increase enterprise agility, improve collaboration, or enable new efficiencies? And if so, in which scenarios? What are the implications for people, process and technologies in any given organization?

    In this keynote, Bill Cook, President of EMC Greenplum, will provide insight into today’s business opportunity with big data analytics and three key steps to consider as you begin your journey.

    This keynote is sponsored by EMC Greenplum

    At 12:00pm to 12:10pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Creating a National Data Utility: Dodd-Frank Financial Reforms

    by Mark Bolgiano, John Bottega and Donald F. Donahue

    Donald F. Donahue, President and CEO of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), and Paul Sforza, CTO of the US Treasury Department, will discuss America’s first public financial services data utility.

    This project, led by Richard Berner and others working under the Office of Financial Research (OFR) provisions of the Dodd-Frank regulatory reform legislation, is being incorporated into our country’s existing information infrastructure to provide consistent, quality data to investors, institutions, and regulators.

    At 12:10pm to 12:25pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Google+ — The Power of Social Data

    by Tim O'Reilly and Bradley Horowitz

    An interview with Bradley Horowitz, VP Product for Google+

    At 1:50pm to 2:20pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Atmospheric Analytics

    by Michael Ferrari

    This is not your father’s weather forecast. Businesses across the commercial spectrum can be positively and negatively affected by weather conditions in deep and sometimes unanticipated ways. Whether they are surprise acute weather events (ie., weather black swans) or prolonged patterns that slowly enhance or curtail product demand, it is hard to find an industry that does not have some sort of operational or financial exposure to the atmosphere.

    Hear how companies in sectors ranging from banks managing commodity risk to home centers staging seasonal demand driven products are are analyzing weather in different ways to get ahead, and how they can tap into the unexploited possibilities of the treasure trove of government maintained weather data.

    At 2:20pm to 2:35pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Startup Launch Pad

    The remaining two of the five startups that were selected as Launch Pad finalists will deliver their pitches.

    • Mineful
    • Chart.io

    At 2:35pm to 2:45pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Understanding Sentiment: The Future of Natural Language Processing

    by Jennifer Zeszut

    Consumers are generating an immense amount of text-based data via social and other channels. That’s a treasure trove of insight IF we can can unlock intention, emotion and meaning. How well do computers do it today and what are some of the cutting-edge ways to improve accuracy in the near future?

    At 2:45pm to 2:55pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Big Data -- Strategies For Generating Money In Data-driven Startups

    by Todd Papaioannou, Clint Johnson, Paul Kedrosky, Robert D Thomas and David Schwabs

    Startups are in it to make money—whether by breaking even, being acquired, or finding some other exit. But for data-driven startups, turning bits into dollars can be a challenge. There are privacy issues, data ownership concerns, and questions about how to monetize the business. This panel of investors and entrepreneurs will look at strategies for generating money in data-driven startups.

    At 2:55pm to 3:20pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Startup Launch Pad Judging

    by Roger Ehrenberg, Alistair Croll and Gamiel Gran

    Five startups will be selected to deliver their pitches to the Strata Summit audience, to be judged on Wednesday afternoon.

    At 3:50pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • Data At The Scale Of The Universe

    by Kyle Cranmer

    Even the biggest commercial datasets can’t rival those produced at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. As scientists research the conditions that created our universe, the volume of data captured is truly staggering.

    At 4:00pm to 4:10pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video

  • The Business Of Illegal Data: Innovation From The Criminal Underground

    by Marc Goodman

    While businesses around the world struggle to understand the how to profit from the information revolution, one class of enterprise has successfully mastered the challenge—international organized crime. Globally crime groups are rapidly transforming themselves into consumers of big data. Lessons in how organized crime and terrorists are innovatively consuming both illegal and open source data will be presented.

    At 4:20pm to 4:35pm, Wednesday 21st September

    In Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

    Coverage video