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Managing Uncertainity with Agile

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data at EMC. Previously she worked at Juniper Networks in Technical Marketing for the Security Business Unit. She has also worked at VMware and EMC as an SE in the Federal Division, focused on Virtualization and Security. She holds both CISSP and CISA accreditations. Erin has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is an author, blogger, and avid runner. You can find her on social media at @Banksek

Note that this blog post was originally posted on the Agile Marketing Blog on June 21st, 2016

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Rob Corbin ( @robcorbin ) is a senior manager at EMC where he runs a marketing data science team. As with many data science professionals he comes to his current role from a technical background and with an understanding of Agile. During his tenure at EMC, he’s supported a lot of business transformation with the help of the EMC Big Data portfolio. He was also able to use these same Big Data technologies from EMC to assist with Marketing Analytics efforts.

He’ll tell us how he used agile techniques to drive business transformation at a big company, in a dynamic industry and how he is dealing with future uncertainties.

“Uncertainty” is the theme of our conversation in this podcast:

  • How does Agile help manage uncertainty?
  • How can marketing leadership embrace uncertainty?
  • How do different parts of the business adapt their approach in the face of varying degrees of uncertainty?
  • And, will Rob answer any questions about with EMC acquisition before the deal is sealed? (we promised not to get Rob in any hot water 🙂 )

Data is at the heart of what makes the Agile approach work so we hope you’ll take away some ideas about how to engage more effectively with the data scientists in your organization. If you don’t yet have a data science practice we hope that Rob’s insights might help you get started.

EMC at Hadoop Summit San Jose 2016

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data at EMC. Previously she worked at Juniper Networks in Technical Marketing for the Security Business Unit. She has also worked at VMware and EMC as an SE in the Federal Division, focused on Virtualization and Security. She holds both CISSP and CISA accreditations. Erin has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is an author, blogger, and avid runner. You can find her on social media at @Banksek

Once again another Hadoop Summit conference is upon us and this time it is in San Jose and of course we will be attending. We will be in Booth # 703 and we have several sessions, Including a keynote that we hope you will be able to attend. Here is a quick snapshot of the sessions

Hadoop Summit San Jose

Navigating the World of User Data Management and Data Discovery

on June 29th at 11:30 AM

 

Building a Data Analytics PaaS for Smart Cities

on June 29th at 4:10 PM

 

Gaining Richer Insights and Business Outcomes with the EMC Big Data Portfolio (Keynote) on June 30th at 10:15 AM

A recent study by IDC suggests that world data growth is expanding at a 5x rate, and will lead to as much as 40,000 exabytes by 2020. With data generation at such enormous rates, it is becoming essential that our interaction and understanding of these sets must bring out the value in a way that reveals rich insights and truly enhances business outcomes.  However, faced with obstacles from ingesting and indexing the right data from multiple sources, to not being able to retain data long enough, and waiting on IT to spin up sufficient resources, businesses can struggle in their Big Data initiatives early on. EMC knows these challenges first-hand as we have been through them ourselves. From this experience, we have learned two things: the power of data is a game changer and the power of infrastructure is essential to discovering actionable insights. In this session, we will review the EMC Big Data Portfolio and related services that will help get your own initiatives off the ground– no matter where you are on your Big Data journey.

 

We also have a 40-minute technical session on June 28th at 2:50 PM in Liffy Hall 1

Increasing Hadoop Resiliency and Performance with EMC Isilon

Isilon is a core platform for EMC Big Data Solutions that improves Hadoop Resiliency, Operations and Performance.  There has been limited analysis on the impact failures (disk, compute, namenode, datanode) have on Hadoop Performance and data driven operations.  Even if you are not an EMC customer today, this lecture will provide valuable insights on why such failures affect Hadoop’s performance and operations and how EMC Isilon better addresses these issues to limit impact of various failure scenarios.

We look forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to tweet with hashtag #HS16SJ

Visit EMC – Exclusive MongoDB Storage Partner @ MongoDB Conference

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data at EMC. Previously she worked at Juniper Networks in Technical Marketing for the Security Business Unit. She has also worked at VMware and EMC as an SE in the Federal Division, focused on Virtualization and Security. She holds both CISSP and CISA accreditations. Erin has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is an author, blogger, and avid runner. You can find her on social media at @Banksek

EMC Storage - MongoDB
On June 28 – 29, 2016 EMC, we will be at the MongoDB conference and on the expo floor in Booth #3. This year we will be focusing on “Modernize and Innovate” and will have a great session that you we hope you can attend. We will have a

45 minute – Lunch and Learn on June 29 @ 1240 – 1410

Title: Modernize to Innovate, Operating Infrastructure at Scale.

Abstract: MongoDB is the next generation database allowing you to build modern applications.  However, managing the underlying infrastructure as you attempt to scale presents a daunting challenge.  Modernizing your storage architecture by leveraging flash, software defined storage, converged infrastructure, and rack scale systems, companies can ensure they drive high efficiencies and gain the most agility for their MongoDB applications.  In this session we will go into detail around this strategy and highlight a few customer use-cases.

As the Exclusive Strategic Storage Partner of MongoDB we are truly excited to have this opportunity to show you our portfolio and ways that it helps you modernize and innovate.

Don’t forget to tweet using the #MDBW16 hashtag

 

Strata+Hadoop London 2016

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data at EMC. Previously she worked at Juniper Networks in Technical Marketing for the Security Business Unit. She has also worked at VMware and EMC as an SE in the Federal Division, focused on Virtualization and Security. She holds both CISSP and CISA accreditations. Erin has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is an author, blogger, and avid runner. You can find her on social media at @Banksek

London here we come… starting June 1 through June 3, we will be at the SOLD OUT Strata+Hadoop World at ExCel LondonSHW london banner

We will be in stand #408 over the three days and on Tuesday, June 2 at 1455, Sebastian Darrington, CTO for Big Data and Analytics in EMEA will be presenting “Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy”. This session will take place in Capital Suite 7 and here is an abstract for the session:

Many businesses have undertaken Big Data projects, but for every successful project, there are dozens that have failed or have stagnated. Customers are realizing they need to understand both the business outcomes and technology in order to target their goals more accurately. They need to tackle the challenges of Hadoop at scale, the maturity of the organization, and how it affects their strategy. Whether you are an innovator, a late adopter, or somewhere in between, join us as we explore the reasons why such projects hit obstacles, what typical challenges are experienced, and how to overcome them along your own Big Data journey.SHW London booth

If you want more information on this conference, check out our ECN page for this conference

 

 

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