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 so far. I’ll be announcing additional speakers in the weeks to come.
|Time||Day 1 – 5/15||Day 2 – 5/16|
|9:00 – 9:10||Opening Remarks||Opening Remarks|
|9:10 – 9:45||TBA||Vertical and Industrial AISam CharringtonFounder, CloudPulse Strategies|
|9:45 – 10:30||TBA||Building AI ProductsJosh BloomCTO, Chairman & Founder, Wise.io (GE)|
|10:30 – 10:45||Break||Break|
|10:45-11:30||How the Future of Hardware Enables the Future of DataAssaf ArakiSr. Big Data Architect, Intel||Understanding Deep LearningJames McCaffreyResearch Engineer, Microsoft Research|
|1:00-1:45||Cloud, IoT and Big Data SecurityDiana KelleyGlobal Executive Security Advisor, IBM||Big Data and the Advent of Data MixologyJennifer PrendkiSr. Data Science Manager, WalmartLabs|
|1:45-2:30||Living on the Edge: Fog and Edge Computing for a World of Ubiquitous DevicesJanakiram MSVPrincipal, Janakiram & Assoc.||IoT and the Bitcoin BlockchainAndre De CastroCEO & Co-Founder, Blockchain of Things|
|3:00-4:00||Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps)Eric SammerCTO & Co-Founder, Rocana||Virtual and Augmented Reality in the EnterpriseAmy PeckFounder & AR/VR Consultant, EndeavorVR|
|4:00-5:00||Data Privacy & Algorithmic Ethics PanelSam CharringtonRumman Chowdhury, Accenture AI Jonathan KingEricsson||The Future of Data: CIO PerspectiveTim CrawfordCIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA|
- 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.