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Monday, September 28


Keynote: The State of the Feather - Shane Curcuru, VP Brand Management, The Apache Software Foundation
An update on the Apache Software Foundation and an overview of its projects. A quick look at how the ASF works and the key events affecting the foundation in recent history.


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Shane Curcuru

Founder, Punderthings Consulting
Shane serves as V.P. of Brand Management for the ASF, setting trademark and brand policy for all 250+ Apache projects, and has served as five-time Director, and member and mentor for Conferences and the Incubator. Shane's Punderthings consultancy is here to help both companies and... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2015 09:00 - 09:20
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: Big Science and Big Data at CERN - Dirk Duellmann, CERN
Dirk Duellmann, deputy leader of the data and storage services group in the IT department at CERN, will discuss the large scale (100 PB) data management and analysis infrastructure for physics data at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

He will compare the established scientific workflow with more recent deployments of hadoop ecosystem components at CERN, which are rapidly gaining popularity for computing infrastructure analytics / optimisation studies and as an alternative to traditional
database deployments. The presentation will conclude with an outlook on how big data analysis experience from scientific and mainstream applications may further complement each other.


Dirk Duellmann

deputy leader of the data and storage services group in the IT department at CERN, CERN

Monday September 28, 2015 09:20 - 09:40
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: Apache's Key Role in the Big Data Industry - Arun Murthy, Hortonworks

Arun Murthy

Co-Founder, Hortonworks
I am the Founder and Architect of the Hortonworks Inc., a software company that is helping to accelerate the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop. Hortonworks was formed by the key architects and core Hadoop committers from the Yahoo! Hadoop software engineering team in June 2011 in order to accelerate the development and adoption... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2015 09:40 - 10:10
Grand Ballroom
Tuesday, September 29


Keynote: How Apache Drives Spotify's Music Recommendations - Josh Baer, Spotify
Hear from Josh Baer, Hadoop Product Owner at Spotify on how Apache drives Spotify's music recommendations.

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Josh Baer

Hadoop Product Owner, Spotify, Spotify
Since 2013, Josh has been working on Spotify's Hadoop infrastructure, growing their cluster from 190 nodes to 1700 and obsessing about reliability as the Hadoop team product owner in Stockholm, Sweden. In early September, he began a team in NYC which aims to build and support near... Read More →

Tuesday September 29, 2015 09:00 - 09:20
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: Keeping the Elephant in the Room - Gary Richardson, KPMG UK
Gary Richardson, Head of Data Engineering for KPMG in the UK will discuss strategies for keeping the elephant in room; moving from proof of concept to full scale enterprise Hadoop adoption.

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Gary Richardson

Director, Head of Data Engineering, KPMG UK
Gary leads a team of data scientists and data engineers in the agile development of big data science solutions. The focus of the team is raising the bar in terms of industrialising big data science solutions and getting the science into business as usual functions.  He believes... Read More →

Tuesday September 29, 2015 09:20 - 09:40
Grand Ballroom


Keynote Panel: ODPi: Advancing Open Data for the Enterprise Panel - Anjul Bhambri, IBM; Konstantin Boudnik, WANdisco; Owen O'Malley, Hortonworks; Roman Shaposhnik, Pivotal - Moderated by Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation
This panel will be an opportunity for members of the Open Data Platform Initiative to share the benefits of ODP with the Apache community.


Anjul Bhambri

VP, Big Data, IBM
Anjul Bhambhri is the Vice President of Big Data Products at IBM. She was previously the Director of IBM Optim application and data life cycle management tools. She is a seasoned professional with over twenty-two years in the database industry. Over this time, Anjul has held various... Read More →
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Konstantin Boudnik

CEO, Memcore
Dr.Konstantin Boudnik, co-founder and CEO of Memcore Inc, is one of the early developers of Hadoop and a co-author of Apache BigTop, the open source framework and the community around creation of software stacks for data processing projects. With more than 20 years of experience in... Read More →
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Owen O’Malley

Co-founder & Sr Architect, Hortonworks
Owen O’Malley is a co-founder and architect at Hortonworks, which develops the completely open source Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). HDP includes Hadoop and the large ecosystem of big data tools that enterprises need for data analytics. Owen has been working on Hadoop since 2006... Read More →

Tuesday September 29, 2015 09:40 - 10:10
Grand Ballroom
Wednesday, September 30


Keynote: Creating a Market for Rapid Shared Innovation in Analytics - Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical
The focus of this talk will be to help the community and the many startups around the field
reduce the friction in the ecosystem, spreading their ideas and their code faster, and reducing the time to commercial success. 

Wednesday September 30, 2015 09:00 - 09:20
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: It Takes a Community to Build a Platform - Greg Chase, Pivotal
This era of IT is full of stories of fast growing startups disrupting
industry stalwarts leveraging big data new user experiences built from
open source software. While these startups merely need to find
engineers with the talent to build these new services, existing
enterprises need to find this expertise while helping bridge their
existing business and customer relationships into these new

Large enterprise customers turn to Pivotal to create innovation
platforms because they recognize Pivotal's leadership in open source
and openly governed communities, ranging from the self-governed Spring
Source community, to creating the Cloud Foundry Foundation, and most
recently making some significant contributions of new projects to ASF.

Hear the latest about how Pivotal is working with ASF to grow
in-memory computing with Apache Geode, SQL on Hadoop with Apache HAWQ,
Data Science with Apache MADlib. Find out about the Open Data Platform
(ODP) and how this community of communities enhances the core mission
of ASF for the betterment of big data technology users.


Greg Chase

Biography coming soon..

Wednesday September 30, 2015 09:20 - 09:30
Grand Ballroom


Apache Spark - Making the Unthinkable Possible - Anjul Bhambhri, Vice President, Big Data, IBM Silicon Valley Lab
In this keynote, IBM's Anjul Bhambhri will highlight how Spark is stretching the boundaries of big data thinking, and how IBM is contributing to the movement.

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Anjul Bhambhri

Anjul Bhambhri is IBM’s Vice President of Big Data Products, overseeing product strategy, development and business partnerships. Previously at IBM, Anjul focused on application and data lifecycle management tools and spearheaded the development of XML capabilities in DB2 database... Read More →

Wednesday September 30, 2015 09:30 - 09:40
Grand Ballroom