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    The Future of Data Summit

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    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 – 5/15Day 2 – 5/16
    Opening RemarksOpening Remarks
    img Enterprise AI & the Future of DataSam CharringtonPrincipal Analyst, CloudPulse Strategiesimg Understanding Deep LearningJames McCaffreyResearch Engineer, Microsoft Research
    img Living on the Edge: Fog and Edge Computing for a World of Ubiquitous DevicesJanakiram MSVPrincipal, Janakiram & Assoc.img Building AI ProductsJosh BloomCTO, Chairman & Founder, Wise.io (GE)
    BreakBreak
    img Data Gravity and Archimedes’ Lever for IoT (10:45 – 11:45)Dave McCroryCTO, Basho img AI in Financial Services at Capital One (10:45 – 11:22)Zachary HanifDirector of Machine Learning at Capital One
    img The Intersection of Big Data, Cloud, Mobility and IoT: Making the Connections Bob Friend Director, National Practice, BlueMetalimg Marketing in the Age of AI (11:22 – 12:00) Srividya Kannan RamachandranPrincipal, Marketing & Data Science, Level 3 Communications
    LunchLunch
    img Cloud, IoT and Big Data SecurityDiana KelleyGlobal Executive Security Advisor, IBMimg Big Data and the Advent of Data MixologyJennifer PrendkiSr. Data Science Manager, WalmartLabs
    img 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
    BreakBreak
    img Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps)Eric SammerCTO & Co-Founder, Rocanaimg Virtual and Augmented Reality in the EnterpriseAmy PeckFounder & AR/VR Consultant, EndeavorVR
    img Unlocking the Data Lake with AIAshley FidlerHead of Product, Versiveimg 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.