IBM Big Data Expert to Give Keynote At Knowledgent’s “The Business of Big Data” Event

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Award-winning IBM speaker and writer Paul Zikopoulos will be the featured keynote speaker at “The Business of Big Data” event hosted by industry information consultancy Knowledgent, the firm has announced. The event, The Business of Big Data: Maximizing the Value of Information, will be held on Tuesday, December 11th, 3:00PM at the Sheraton New York Hotel.

Award-winning IBM speaker and writer Paul Zikopoulos will be the featured keynote speaker at “The Business of Big Data” event hosted by industry information consultancy Knowledgent, the firm has announced. The event, The Business of Big Data: Maximizing the Value of Information, will be held on Tuesday, December 11th, 3:00PM at the Sheraton New York Hotel.

With more than 19 years of experience in information management, Zikopoulos was picked by SAP as one of its Top 50 Big Data Twitter influencers and Technopedia named him as an expert to follow on this topic. He has written more than 350 magazine articles and 16 books that include “Harness The Power of Big Data”, “Understanding Big Data: Analytics For Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data”, “Warp Speed, Time Travel, Big Data and More: DB10 New Features”, DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling”,”DB2 Certification for Dummies”, and “DB2 For Dummies”.

Zikopoulos is the Director of Technical Professionals for IBM Software Group’s Information Management Division and also leads the World Wide Competitive Database and Big Data Technical Sales Acceleration teams at IBM. He is a DB2 Certified Advanced Technical Expert (DRDA and Clusters) and a DB2 Certified Solutions Expert (BI and DBA).

The rescheduled event, due to Super Storm Sandy, will help C-level, vice president and director-level managers who are thinking of implementing Big Data programs and solutions, no matter where they are in the process, better understand three key areas: Big Value from Big Data, Big Data best practices, and Industrializing Big Data.

“The marketplace discussion around Big Data has largely centered on the challenges it has posed from an IT system and data management perspective,” said Shail Jain, Co-CEO of Knowledgent. “While those challenges remain very real to organizations across industries and particularly data-heavy sectors like health and life sciences and financial services, new approaches for using it as a business growth tool are starting to emerge. We are hosting this event to bring leading ideas and practices forward to generate a fruitful dialogue.”

Moderated by Knowledgent’s Chief Informationist, Dave Schuette, the business focused expert panel will be powered by CTO, CDO, CMO & CXO industry leaders from world class Fortune 500 Corporations that include:

o    Rik Tamm-Daniels, Vice President of Technology, Attivio, which offers products and services that integrate and correlate disparate silos of structured data and unstructured content
o    Matt Pfeil, Co-founder of DataStax, which offers products and services based on the popular open-source database, Apache Cassandra™, which solve today’s most challenging big data problems
o    Representative from Informatica, which provides data integration software and services that enable organizations to gain a competitive advantage in today’s global information economy.
o    Fernando Mesa, CTO Enterprise Markets, MarkLogic Corporation, which offers next generation database solutions that enable organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information.
o    Mike Lang, CEO of Revelytix, a provider of semantic-based analytical tools capable of operating over vastly distributed enterprise data stores with ease.
o    Gary Barr, Chief Data Officer, Large Hedge Fund

The Business of Big Data will also include Knowledgent’s Alliance Partners showcasing their offerings in a Big Data Pavilion exhibit and cocktail, employing use cases as a best-practice for deriving business value from information (see full program agenda at http://www.knowledgent.com/business-of-big-data).
For more information on how to register for this free event, or if you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Leslie Arturi at leslie.arturi@knowledgent or 646-398-5170.

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