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Thursday, May 28, 2015: “Hadoop for Business: Enabling Success”

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Dear Los Angeles/Orange County BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming Los Angeles-Orange County TDWI Chapter meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to a quality presentation in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speaker will be a Hadoop end-user reporting on his success and lessons learned implementing various Hadoop tools or projects.  Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.



Thursday, May 28th
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA  92657
Phone 949.467.6825


“Hadoop for Business: Enabling Success” presented by Ron  Bodkin, President and Founder of ThinkBig.

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2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Arrivals and Networking

2:30– 2:45 p.m.

Welcome and Sponsor Introductions

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

“Hadoop for Business: Enabling Success” presented by Ron Bodkin, President and Founder of ThinkBig.

Hadoop has landed in many organizations as an important new capability with the promise of enabling deeper insight into data. As enterprises move from experimentation to production, there is tremendous opportunity to do more with data and enable business value. In this talk Ron will discuss the key requirements for success: how to build momentum with a pilot cross-functional team, the right use cases, how to build a data lake where you have confidence in your data, and how to provide access to data in Hadoop for the business. He will draw on examples of his experience implementing Hadoop at scale for dozens of companies to illustrate the patterns and approaches to success.

He will also look at building the lake with batch and streaming ingestion approaches and how to track lineage and security of data across the lake.  For providing access to the business, we explore the role of SQL-on-Hadoop, OLAP-in-Hadoop, data science analytics and downstream access in databases and what capabilities to integrate.

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsor Giveaways

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Networking Event

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Space is limited so sign up early!

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Bio of Presenter

Ron Bodkin
Ron founded Think Big Analytics, the leading professional services firm that's purpose-built for Big Data. Ron leads a team of experts who work with premium customers to create sustained competitive advantage from data science applications built on Hadoop and real-time Big Data technologies.

Previously, Ron was the VP of Engineering for Quantcast where he led the data science and product development teams which processed two petabytes of data daily using Hadoop. Prior to that Ron was a founder of enterprise consulting companies C-bridge and New Aspects. Ron was CTO of C-bridge as it delivered B2B applications to the enterprise, growing to 900 consultants and a successful IPO.

Specialties: Large scale data processing, analytics, data mining and machine learning, metrics-driven management, Hadoop, NoSQL databases, leading high performance teams, agile development, Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP), software architecture, OO design, agile development, adopting leading edge technologies to achieve differentiation, business solutions.

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