Headline Speakers Announced for GigaOM Structure:Data 2012

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Leaders from EMC, VMware, IBM, comScore, Cloudera, PayPal, Trend Micro, Rocket Fuel, Match.com, and more to speak at industry’s number one conference on Big Data

GigaOM, a leading business and technology media company, today announced headline speakers for GigaOM Structure:Data, the only conference to bring together the world’s leading Big Data technologists, practitioners, and business leaders. The second-annual Structure:Data will take place March 21-22, 2012 in New York City – this year expanded to two full days of interactive panels, thought-provoking keynotes, and hands-on workshops.

“The deluge of Big Data being created every day is transforming every aspect of business and society, and organizations continue to struggle with how to store, manage, and gain insights from petabytes of data,” said Derrick Harris, infrastructure analyst at GigaOM Pro and chair of Structure:Data. “At Structure:Data, the top thinkers of our time will gather to debate the questions posed by Big Data, from storage and data analytics, to infrastructure and applications.”

Speakers at Structure:Data are a veritable who’s-who of the data industry, and will deliver insightful keynotes, interactive panel sessions, and fireside chats that invite attendees to engage in a two-way debate. Interviewed by GigaOM editors and GigaOM Pro analysts, speakers will dig deep into the technological and business strategies organizations can use to better analyze and capitalize on their existing data.

Top speakers at Structure:Data include Mike Brown, CTO of comScore; Mark Lewis, president and CSO of EMC; Cameran Evans, data scientist at Socialcast by VMware; Currie Boyle, distinguished engineer at IBM; Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera; Dr. Bill Simmons, CTO and co-founder of DataXu; Mok Oh, chief scientist at PayPal, Dave Asprey, VP of cloud security at Trend Micro; George John, CEO and co-founder of Rocket Fuel; David Gutelius, chief social scientist at Jive Software; Amarantha Thombre, VP of strategy and analytics at Match.com; and Arnab Gupta, CEO and founder of Opera Solutions.

As the volume of enterprise data being created every day has moved past terabytes into the petabyte scale, companies are struggling to determine the best methods to store, manage, and analyze all this information to derive meaningful insights into their businesses and industries. Structure:Data is the only conference to bring together Big Data experts from across industries to discuss innovative solutions to the challenges of information overload. After a sold-out inaugural Structure:Data last year, GigaOM expanded this year’s conference to two full days. Some of the main themes explored at Structure:Data will include:

●    Infrastructure
Where will your data reside? What teams and technology do you need to make it work? We’ll look at hard drives, network storage, appliances, and the cloud as potential repositories where data can be stored and accessed.

●    Algorithms
All that data you’re storing should be making you smarter and customers happier. We’ll take a closer look at algorithms built on top of Hadoop and other big data tools. From slicker recommendation engines to machine-learning to predictive analytics, the value in big data is all in how your software processes it.

●    Putting Big Data to Work.
How are businesses creating the “business of information” to deliver new products to their customers? Hear companies discuss the benefits of Big Data, and participate in workshops to learn how to best deploy Big Data technologies across your own company to improve profits.

●    Startups
What are the most promising startups in the Big Data arena and how do they play with the established enterprise leaders? Meet some of the most disruptive startups tackling Big Data issues.

Headline sponsors Greenplum and EMC will be joined by dozens of other sponsors such as Oracle, eTrade, Aspera, Sybase, Aster Data, Avere, Softlayer, Mark Logic, Splunk, and Lexis Nexis to support Structure:Data. Sponsorships are still available, but selling quickly. To learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Mike Sly at eventsales@gigaom.com or 415-235-0358.

Register Now
GigaOM expects a sold-out crowd at Structure:Data. Anyone interested in learning more about how organizations can better gather, store, and analyze large quantities of mission-critical data to create more profitable business outcomes should register now to not miss Structure:Data.

About GigaOM
Founded in 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading provider of online media, events and research for global technology innovators. The company is one of the most credible and insightful voices at the intersection of business and technology, with an online audience of more than 4 million monthly unique visitors; industry-leading events, including Structure, Mobilize, GigaOM RoadMap, Structure:Europe, Net:Work, and Structure:Data; and a pioneering market research service and digital community, GigaOM Pro, which provides expert analysis and research on emerging technology markets.

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