In 1996, Bill Gates popularized the saying “content is king.” Twenty years later it’s data that’s king, and those able to harness it for better insights, predictions and experiences are the new kingmakers. To help give you a view into the next twenty years of data, and how to take advantage of it today, I’ve partnered with the team at Interop ITX to create the Future of Data Summit.

This 2-day event will bring together noted experts and practitioners to discuss the future of enterprise data from a variety of technology perspectives. We’ll be exploring the innovation and opportunity being offered in areas such as, of course, ML, AI and cognitive services, but also IoT and edge computing, AR/VR, blockchain, algorithmic IT operations, data security and more. I’ve hand-picked the speakers to both inspire Summit attendees with a view into what’s possible, as well as provide practical insights into how to get there.

Here’s our agenda for the Summit:

Day 1 – 5/15 Day 2 – 5/16
Opening Remarks Opening Remarks
Enterprise AI & the Future of DataSam CharringtonPrincipal Analyst, CloudPulse Strategies Understanding Deep LearningJames McCaffreyResearch Engineer, Microsoft Research
Living on the Edge: Fog and Edge Computing for a World of Ubiquitous DevicesJanakiram MSVPrincipal, Janakiram & Assoc. Building AI ProductsJosh BloomCTO, Chairman & Founder, (GE)
Break Break
Data Gravity and Archimedes’ Lever for IoT (10:45 – 11:45)Dave McCroryCTO, Basho AI in Financial Services at Capital One (10:45 – 11:22)Zachary HanifDirector of Machine Learning at Capital One
The Intersection of Big Data, Cloud, Mobility and IoT: Making the Connections Bob Friend Director, National Practice, BlueMetal Marketing in the Age of AI (11:22 – 12:00) Srividya Kannan RamachandranPrincipal, Marketing & Data Science, Level 3 Communications
Lunch Lunch
Cloud, IoT and Big Data SecurityDiana KelleyGlobal Executive Security Advisor, IBM Big Data and the Advent of Data MixologyJennifer PrendkiSr. Data Science Manager, WalmartLabs
How the Future of Hardware Enables the Future of DataAssaf ArakiSr. Big Data Architect, Intel AI in the Enterprise Panel DiscussionSam Charrington (moderator)
Zach Hanif, Capital One
Srividya Kannan Ramachandran, Level 3
Jennifer Prendki, Walmart Labs
Break Break
Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps)Eric SammerCTO & Co-Founder, Rocana Virtual and Augmented Reality in the EnterpriseAmy PeckFounder & AR/VR Consultant, EndeavorVR
Unlocking the Data Lake with AIAshley FidlerHead of Product, Versive IoT and the Bitcoin BlockchainAndre De CastroCEO & Co-Founder, Blockchain of Things

Summit Details:

  • Date: May 15-16, 2017
  • Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas

A brief word about the parent event, Interop ITX. Interop ITX is one of the largest and longest running conferences providing education and networking opportunities to enterprise technology leaders and practitioners. The conference hosts 3-4,000 attendees. In addition to my Future of Data Summit, which is part of the pre-conference program, the regular conference offers dedicated tracks on Data & Analytics, Cloud, Infrastructure, Security, DevOps and Leadership & Professional Development.

I hope you can join me for the great presentations and discussion we’ll be having at the Summit. Registration for the Future of Data Summit is done via the Interop ITX web site, and you’ll need a package that includes the summits in order to attend. Please use my promo code CHARRINGTON for a 20% discount and to let the folks at Interop ITX know that you’re coming for the Summit.