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Keynote Presentations

Marc Demarest
Marc Demarest
CEO and Principal,
Noumenal, Inc.
Mark Madsen
Mark Madsen
President,
Third Nature, Inc.

The Shiny Objects Show

Mark Madsen and Marc Demarest, in their respective roles as CIO and industry shill, take a humorous and pointed look at some of the trends, buzzwords, and big ideas that fill our lives and our inboxes and keep us up at night. Decision management, memory-resident DBMS, cloud BI, predictive analytics—no shiny object will escape their notice, as these two jackdaws scour the landscape for the strategic, the distracting, and the just plain silly. In case you enjoyed their cockeyed take on big data, The Shiny Objects Show promises to to be even more irreverent, controversial, and clarifying. Water balloons and tomatoes will be handed out as you enter.

Fern Halper
Fern Halper
Director of Research for Advanced Analytics,
TDWI
Krish Krishnan
Krish Krishnan
Founder,
Sixth Sense Advisors, Inc.

Big Data Maturity: Moving beyond Hadoop

Big data analytics is one of today's biggest market trends. But it's still relatively early in the big data journey for most companies. We created the TDWI Big Data Maturity Model and Assessment to respond to requests from organizations to understand how their big data deployments compare to others in order to provide best-in-class insight and support. The model provides a framework for companies to understand where they are, where they've been, and where they still need to go with their big data deployments.

This keynote presentation provides an overview of the big data maturity model and the patterns that we see emerging around big data deployments. And we'll discuss some best practices that companies are using to move to the next stage. We'll reveal research-driven insight on where companies stand in terms of organization, infrastructure, data management, analytics, and governance. We'll also describe a great feature of the big data maturity model: the interactive online assessment set to go live in October 2013.