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EMC World 2016 – Big Data and Analytics Sessions

Erin K. Banks

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at Dell EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data and Data Analytics at Dell 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
Erin K. Banks

EMC World 2016 is only a few weeks away and I am really excited this year because this is the first time I have had an opportunity to pick sessions and work with business units on the message and I have no booth duty. I can’t tell you the last time I got to attend a conference and didn’t have booth duty. This is also exciting for me because I led the Modern Analytics and Big Data IT Leadership track and I feel that we have a great selection of sessions. We also have some great Data Lake Technology tracks with focus on the infrastructure that is available from EMC to assist you in getting faster and richer insights from your data. There are 10 IT Leadership tracks and 35 Technology tracks focused on Big Data and the analytics required to make your data valuable. 
EMC World 2016

 

All the Modern Analytics and Big Data IT Leadership tracks will be in Venetian C and here is the schedule of the 10 sessions:

 

Monday May 2, 2016

8:30 – 9:30 AM:          EMC Big Data Portfolio and How It Impacts Analytics

12:00 – 1:00 PM:         Think Like a Data Scientist

1:30 – 2:30 PM:           Big Data Patterns For The Internet of Things

4:30 – 5:30 PM:           NoSQL and Modern Analytics

 

Tuesday May 3, 2016

8:30 – 9:30 AM:          Future Smart Cities Today

12:00 – 1:00 PM:         Modern Analytics for Security: Security the Smart Grid and IoT

1:30 – 2:30 PM:           Big Data, Big Deal: How to Revolutionize Product and Service Experiences to Unlock Customer Value

 

Wednesday May 4, 2016

8:30 – 9:30 AM:          IoT@EMC: Using the Internet of Things as a Digital Transformation Catalyst

12:00 – 1:00 PM:         Modern Data Analytics

1:30 – 2:30 PM:           The Connected Consumer: Real-Time Customer 360

If you are interested in getting more information on any of these session, check out the session catalog that includes all the session at EMC World 2016. We look forward to see you there!

Hadoop Summit 2016 – Dublin, Ireland

Erin K. Banks

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at Dell EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data and Data Analytics at Dell 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
Erin K. Banks

The conference season is upon us and this time we will be traveling to beautiful Dublin, Ireland for Hadoop Summit 2016 on April 13th and 14th, 2016. Of course we are thrilled to be a Diamond Sponsor and we hope that you will stop by Booth #301 to talk to us about your Big Data and Analytics journey and how our Big Data Portfolio can help you along the way. We have great information to share with you about a Data Lake from EMC and why we feel that it is essential to the foundation for your analytics ecosystem. Our capabilities don’t end at the Data Lake though, we continue the Big Data Journey by utilizing Data Lake Extensions, Big Data Systems, and Big Data Solutions. Stop by to find out more about the capabilities in our portfolio as well as the Global Services we can provide to assist you with your Big Data use cases. Hadoop summit booth

We wanted to provide you with an overview of the sessions we will be speaking at over the two days

General Session: April 13th @ 0945 – 0955

Speaker: Carey James, Director Business Development, EMC Big Data Solutions

Abstract: Gaining Richer Insights and Business Outcomes with the EMC Big Data Portfolio

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.

Breakout Session: April 13th @ 1220 – 1300 in Liffey Hall 1

Title: Tame that Beast: How to bring Operations, Governance, and Reliability to Hadoop

Speaker: Dr. Stefan Radtke, CTO EMEA, Emerging Technologies Division

Abstract: Many companies have created extremely powerful Hadoop use cases with highly valuable outcomes. The diverse adoption and application of Hadoop is producing an extremely robust ecosystem. However, teams often create silos around their Hadoop, forgetting some of the hard-learned lessons IT has gained over the years. One often overlooked feature is governance.

Does your company have good KPIs and measurements around what gets loaded into Hadoop? Do you have a good taxonomy and metadata tool? As your business grows, are you able to support 99.99% operations that your Hadoop instance can support? If your primary data center goes down, can you replicate models and data into another facility? As the prevalence of Hadoop usage grows, these questions are becoming increasingly common—and urgent.

Breakout Session: April 14th @ 1500 – 1540 in Wicklow Hall 2B

Title: Hadoop Everywhere: Geo-Distributed Storage for Big Data

Speakers: Nikhil Joshi, Consultant Product Manager and Vishrut Shah, Director of Engineering

Abstract: Traditionally, HDFS provides robust protection against disk failures, node failures and rack failures. The mechanisms to protect data against entire datacenter failures and outages leave much to be desired. Neither the storage substrate (HDFS), nor the applications on top (MapReduce, Hive, HBase…etc) are capable of running across geographies/data-centers. With Hadoop’s increased enterprise adoption, there is greater need to protect business critical datasets in Hadoop clusters. This is motivated in large part by compliance, regulation, data protection and business continuity planning. ‘distcp’, which has been the foundation for most Hadoop vendor backup and recovery solutions, just doesn’t cut it when strong consistency is required or when there are more than 2 sites. Cloud-native applications (especially in IoT scenarios) generate humongous amounts of data all across the globe. There is a need for global storage infrastructure to reason over this corpus of data. It’s time for Hadoop storage to break out of its single datacenter confines. In this talk, we will discuss the challenges, approaches and architectures to take Hadoop storage global! *Topics Covered*: Hadoop Compatible Filesystems (HCFS), Geo-distribution of data, Disaster Recovery, Storage Overhead, Strong Consistency, Multi-protocol Data Access, Shared Storage Architectures

Follow us on @EMCbigdata and get social with us on twitter by using #EMC #HS16Dublin

Inspiring New Approaches To Customer Satisfaction With A Data Lake

Mona Patel

Senior Manager, Big Data Solutions Marketing at EMC
Mona Patel is a Senior Manager for Big Data Marketing at EMC Corporation. With over 15 years of working with data at The Department of Water and Power, Air Touch Communications, Oracle, and MicroStrategy, Mona decided to grow her career at EMC, a leader in Big Data.

EMC didn’t grow to be a $25 billion global technology leader without a keen focus on customer satisfaction. In fact, EMC has dedicated a program called Total Customer Experience (TCE) to drive continuous innovation in enhancing customer experience.  For example, one strategy has been for our customer service organization to conduct surveys on tens of thousands of service events each month.  But with only 1.2% of surveys returned, we knew we were missing some important feedback.

Customer Satisfaction with EMC Data Lake

Total Customer Experience Global Celebration with EMC

Enter Brad Barker, Consultant Customer Advocate for EMC’s Voice of the Customer program. Through valuable insights derived from a data lake, Brad developed the Customer Services Predictive Follow-up Program as a new way to identify and connect with potentially dissatisfied customers. To support this week’s global celebration of TCE, I had the opportunity to speak with Brad about the impact this new program is having on customer satisfaction

1.   What is the Customer Services Predictive Follow-up Program?

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Destination Data Lake: Accelerating the Big Data Journey

Mona Patel

Senior Manager, Big Data Solutions Marketing at EMC
Mona Patel is a Senior Manager for Big Data Marketing at EMC Corporation. With over 15 years of working with data at The Department of Water and Power, Air Touch Communications, Oracle, and MicroStrategy, Mona decided to grow her career at EMC, a leader in Big Data.

Most people understand that big data and analytics can have a positive impact on their business. What trips them up is how to make that happen. EMC’s answer to that complex challenge is the EMC Business Data Lake, the industry’s first fully engineered, enterprise-grade data lake that’s redefining big data.  For details, check out the virtual launch event.

Federation Business Data Lake Infrastructure

Federation Business Data Lake Infrastructure

I spoke with Aidan O’Brien, Senior Director of EMC’s Strategic Big Data Initiative, and asked him why he’s excited about EMC Business Data Lake and why it sets precedence in the world of big data analytics.

1.  What are extraordinary outcomes companies may achieve with big data analytics?

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