How will you avoid Big Data Traps

David Menninger, Analyst at Ventana Research, Josh Klahr, VP of Product, AtScale

Have you conquered big data? Ventana Research reports 4 out of 5 organizations agreed analytics on big data is essential to future company success, however, in that same study, they found companies that succeeded in capturing all that data in one place didn’t always succeed in getting value out it. How can you ensure if you go ‘big data’ that you get the immediate return on your latest investment?

Join this engaging session with David Menninger of Ventana Research as he shares:

- Why analytics is your best bet to extract maximum value from big data (on-prem or cloud)
- How new big data technology can complement existing platforms (no rip n replace)
- How to capitalize on current analytics tools and skills (analysts and users, not just data scientists)
- What you can do now, and next, to drive value from your big data (with real-life customer stories)

About the presenters:

David Menninger, Director, Ventana Research

David is responsible for the overall research direction of data, information and analytics technologies at Ventana Research covering major areas including Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence and Information Management along with the additional specific research categories including Information Applications, IT Performance Management, Location Intelligence, Operational Intelligence and IoT, and Data Science.

Josh Klahr, VP of Product, AtScale

Josh is responsible for driving AtScale’s product roadmap and strategy to deliver what customers need to succeed, and has worked with data and analytics since 2000. He started his career as product manager for the first “Datamart in a Box” at Broadbase, and ran product management for one of the largest Data and Analytics operations in the world at Yahoo!. Before AtScale Josh was VP of Product Management at Pivotal, where he was responsible for Greenplum, Pivotal HD, and HAWQ. Josh received his undergraduate degree in Ferrous Metallurgy at Brown University and his MBA from Stanford.

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