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June 10, 2015: Hadoop Part 2 – Business Applications and Value

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Dear TDWI NYC Tri-State Chapter BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI NYC Tri-State Chapter meeting on June 10, 2015.  As a follow-on to our Q1 meeting topic – Hadoop Technology, Vendors and Marketplace – the June 10th meeting will focus on business value, and real-life use cases applying this technology. Hadoop continues to generate broad interest in the business intelligence, analytics and data management industry as a workhorse to address a new class of business opportunities and insight. Please join us for presentations by: Mr. Mark Grabb -  Technology Leader for Analytics at the General Electric Global Research Center in New York and Mr. Priya Ranjan -- Enterprise Data Architecture Leader in financial services.

Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speakers will be DW/BI end-users reporting on their success and lessons learned implementing various BI tools or projects. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015
8:30am - Noon


Information Builders
Two Penn Plaza
New York, New York, 10121


“Hadoop Part 2: Business Applications and Value”. Presentations by Mr. Mark Grabb - Technology Leader for Analytics at the General Electric Global Research Center in New York and Mr. Priya Ranjan -  Enterprise Data Architecture Leader in financial services. Mark and Priya will compare and contrast their different experiences for very rich presentations that are sure to be very interesting and very practical.   Presenters will open the discussion for questions.
Key topics and questions addressed in these presentations will include:

  • Business Opportunities & New Applications
  • What are the new business opportunities addressable by Hadoop?
  • Which users can be served, and what is the user experience?
  • What types of technology problems can be solved?
  • Senior Management Selling Points
  • What are the main selling points your executives are hearing?
  • What are likely to be the practical advantages derived?
  • Obstacles to Adoption
  • What are the major management concerns? 
  • From experience, what are the ‘lessons learned’?

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8:15am – 9:00

Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15

Call to order & Introductions

 9:15 – 10:15

Presentation: "Business Applications and Value” by Mark Grabb
Mark Grabb has experience with analytics using Hadoop across a breadth of different industries and use cases. He will discuss his approach and experience, and discuss the efficiencies over legacy approaches as well as examples of other upside benefits. Mark will speak to how Hadoop has allowed GE to transition from a big iron company to services around big data. Some fascinating examples of the “internet of things” and the relationship to big data will be discussed.

10:15– 10:45

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45

Presentation: “Big Data Usage of Trade Data” by Mr. Priya Ranjan
Priya will discuss big data usage of trade data at a major financial and how Hadoop was used to augment existing systems to achieve the velocity and efficiencies driven by the modern explosion of data. He will address how this can be done in a legacy environment with significant compliance constraints. Priya will also discuss some of the major pitfalls that should be avoided.

11:45 - Noon

Door Prize Drawing by Vendor Sponsors

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Bios of Presenters

Mark Grabb is the Technology Leader for Analytics at the General Electric Global Research Center in New York. The Analytics Technology Organization includes labs with expertise in Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, Operations Research, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Image Analysis, and Computer Vision. Analytics Research at GE and for GE is primarily focused on the company’s services businesses in the industrial sectors as well as GE Capital in financial services. Mark and his teams invent and develop big data analytics that are key components within larger GE Software solutions that enable GE’s customers to generate profit by increasing their revenues, lowering their costs, and managing their risks.  Mark holds over 26 issued US patents. He is a registered patent agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

Priya Ranjan is an Enterprise Data architecture Leader. In the financial services industry, Priya has been a technology leader with global enterprise expertise in Database Architecture and Data Warehousing. Priya’s specialties include Big Data, Database Architecture, Data Warehousing, Financial Books and Records, Managing Global Teams, and Offshore Team Development.  As an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, Priya managed a team that developed and managed a large financial data warehouse, evolving it through several technological migrations. At the New York Stock Exchange, Priya was involved with evaluating and developing Big Data technologies. Currently, Priya is involved with Hadoop as a Big Data solution at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in the Consumer and Community Banking division.

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