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Discount Code for Strata and Hadoop World NYC is 28-30 Oct 2013

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Strata and Hadoop World is coming!  It will be held 28-30 Oct in NYC.

If your organization uses information and if you play a role in collecting, moving, storing security and/or analyzing it, come interact with your peers from other information intensive organizations and learn cutting edge concepts for enhancing your ability to sense make over data.

If you can make it, please use my discount code when you register to receive a 20% discount off the registration fee. Every dollar counts at times like these.

To receive your discount register at: Hadoop World and enter the code: CTOVIZ

More on the conference from their website:

Strata + Hadoop World is where big data’s most influential decision makers, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. Since joining forces last year, Strata + Hadoop World is also one of the largest gatherings of the Apache Hadoop community in the world, with emphasis on hands-on and business sessions on the Hadoop ecosystem. If you want to tap into the opportunities brought by big data, data science, and pervasive computing, you’ll want to be there.

The future belongs to those who understand how to collect and use their data successfully. And that future happens at Strata.

Why You Should Attend

  • Be among the first to understand how to take advantage of this change, and survive the resulting disruption
  • Find new ways to leverage your data assets across industries and disciplines
  • Learn how to take big data from science project to real business application
  • Discover training, hiring, and career opportunities for data professionals
  • Meet-face-to face with other innovators and thought leaders

The Strata Experience

  • Three days of inspiring keynotes and intensely practical, information-rich sessions exploring the latest advances, case studies, and best practices
  • A Sponsor Pavilion with key players and latest technologies
  • A vibrant “hallway track” for attendees, speakers, journalists, and vendors to debate and discuss important issues
  • Plenty of events and networking opportunities to meet other business leaders, data professionals, designers, and developers

Kudos from Previous Strata + Hadoop World Attendees

“In a crowded market place of “Big Data” conferences, Strata has firmly established itself as the place where you go to meet people who think and do data science.”

“One of the most valuable events to advance my career.”

“Everyone in big data is there”

“A must for anyone who wants a peek into the future of Big Data.”

“At first I was dizzied by the scope of the discussion. The technology gets very deep. The analytical techniques go quite far. You can be anyone—from a person like me who is just learning, to someone who has a PhD in machine learning. The difference in expertise is great, and people are coming from all kinds of different spaces with different research agendas. I found that both dizzying and fascinating. Strata helped me to develop a vocabulary for what I was getting into, and helped me to see where the horizons were and how to map out the space in front of me.”

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Who Attends Strata

Strata attendees have job titles including:

  • Analytics Manager, Analytics Director
  • Big Data Lead / Director of Big Data
  • Big Data Architect / Big Data Systems Engineer
  • Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst / BI Director
  • Business Systems Director
  • CEO / CIO / COO / CTO
  • Chief Architect, Chief Data Architect
  • Chief Data Officer / Chief Data Scientist
  • Cloud Architect / Cloud Engineer
  • Software Engineer / Lead Engineer
  • Software Architect / Sr. Software Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst / Sr. Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer / Sr. Systems Engineer
  • Technology Director
  • Venture Capitalist / Investor
  • Visual Designer
  • Web Analyst
  • Web Applications Developer / Web Developer

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Strata attendees are from organizations such as:

  • Accenture
  • Adobe Systems
  • AKQA
  • Allstate
  • Amazon Web Services
  • American Express
  • American Public Media
  • Apple
  • ATT Interactive
  • Bank of America
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • eBay
  • Edmunds
  • Etrade
  • Etsy
  • Experian
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Gartner
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • Lawrence Berkeley Labs
  • Opera Solutions
  • Orbitz Worldwide
  • Paypal
  • Raytheon / Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Salesforce.com
  • Samsung
  • SEOMoz
  • Shopzilla
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Skype
  • Stanford University

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Program Chairs

Edd DumbillEdd Dumbill
is program chair for Strata and the O’Reilly Open Source Convention. A technologist and writer, he also leads the design and implementation of conference software at O’Reilly. Edd was the editor of XML.com for many years, and program chair for the XML Europe and XTech conferences.

Alistair CrollAlistair Croll
is the founder of Bitcurrent, a research firm focused on emerging technologies. He’s founded a variety of startups, and technology accelerators, including Year One Labs, CloudOps, Rednod, Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and Networkshop. He’s a frequent speaker and writer on subjects such as entrepreneurship, cloud computing, Big Data, Internet performance and web technology, and has helped launch a number of major conferences on these topics.

Alistair has co-authored three books on Internet technology, including Web Operations (2010, O’Reilly),Complete Web Monitoring (2009, O’Reilly), and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks (1999, Prentice-Hall). A product manager by trade, he’s also an advisor to a number of venture firms and the founder of the Bitnorth conference.

Most of what he says winds up on his blog, solveforinteresting.com, or on Twitter (@acroll).

Committee Members

  • Michael Abbott, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Joseph Adler, LinkedIn
  • Amr Awadallah, Cloudera
  • Dave Beckett, Zite/CNN
  • Matt Biddulph, Product Club
  • Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics
  • Carla Borsoi, AOL
  • Edward Capriolo, Media6Degrees
  • Drew Conway, New York University
  • Alistair Croll, Solve for Interesting
  • Paul Dix, Flurry
  • Edd Dumbill, O’Reilly Media
  • Kellan Elliott-McCrea, Etsy
  • DJ Patil, Greylock Partners
  • Nick Grossman, Open Plans
  • Martin Hall, Coreservlets.com
  • Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera
  • Mark Hansen, UCLA
  • Mike Hendrickson, O’Reilly Media
  • J. C. Herz, Batchtags LLC
  • Coco Krumme, MIT Media Lab
  • Noah Iliinsky, Complex Diagrams
  • Adam Laiacano, Tumblr Inc.
  • Maribel Lopez, Lopez Research
  • Ben Lorica, O’Reilly Media
  • Michael Loukides, O’Reilly Media
  • Hilary Mason, Bit.ly
  • Sarah Novotny, Blue Gecko
  • Claudia Perlich, Media6Degrees
  • Jake Porway, DataKind
  • John Rauser, Amazon
  • Toby Segaran, Google
  • Maxwell Shron, OKCupid
  • Peter Skomoroch, LinkedIn
  • Julie Steele, O’Reilly Media
  • Bradford Stephens, Drawn to Scale
  • James Stogdill, O’Reilly Media
  • Kaitlin Thaney, Digital Science
  • Matt Turck, Bloomberg Ventures
  • Joseph Turian, Ph.D., MetaOptimize
  • Andrew Vande Moere, Infosthetics
  • Simon Wardley, LEF (Leading Edge Forum)
  • Chris Wensel, Concurrent
  • John Myles White, Princeton University
  • Chris Wiggins, Hackny.org & Columbia.edu
  • Chrys Wu, Hacks/Hackers NYC
  • Charles Zedlewski, Cloudera

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