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June 9, 2015: Strategies for leveraging Big Data

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Minneapolis BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Minneapolis Chapter meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. 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.

When:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Where:

 

Unisys
3199 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN 55121
651-687-2200

Topics:

"High performance systems for Big Data” presented by Jesse Shaw, consulting software engineer at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

 "Big Data needs Big Search – But what does that mean?” presented by Mark Unak, CTO of Codifyd.


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Agenda:

8:00 – 8:30 am

Networking and Registration

8:30 – 8:45 am

Introductions and Chapter Business

8:45 – 9:45 am

Presentation: "High performance systems for Big Data” presented by Jesse Shaw, consulting software engineer at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

 

Abstract
Many organizations now have the need to process and analyze massive volumes of data. These data-intensive computing requirements can be addressed by scalable systems based on hardware clusters of commodity servers coupled with system software to provide a distributed file storage system, job execution environment, online query capability, parallel application processing, and parallel programming development tools. The HPCC Systems platform provides all of these capabilities in an integrated, easy to implement and use, open source high performance computing environment. This session will provide an overview of the HPCC Systems platform and present case studies of its use.

9:45 – 10:00 am

Break and Networking

10:00 – 11:30 am

Presentation: "Big Data needs Big Search – But what does that mean?” presented by Mark Unak, CTO of Codifyd.

 

Abstract
As organizations continue to embrace the concepts of higher volume and more heterogeneous data, how easily data consumers can search and discover across these data stores remains a core challenge. This is applicable for both internal and external facing applications but everyone shops online and everyone understands the frustration of getting too many search results or recommendations that are simply out of context or worse, completely unrelated to the query.

Codifyd is a company that grapples with these challenges every day and their solutions within the Products Metadata arena shine a light on some new methods for achieving rich and insightful query results. Mark Unak, Codifyd’s CTO will discuss various strategies for describing and categorizing data touching on topics such as data modeling, meta-data definition and search optimization. If you have ever searched online for a “17 inch laptop computer” or a “1/4 inch magnetic screwdriver” and wondered if the online retailer is actually going out of their way to hide these products from you, you will find Mark’s presentation illuminating.

11:30 – Noon

Q&A and Wrap-up


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Bios of Presenters

Jesse Shaw
Jesse Shaw is a consulting software engineer at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He has responsibilities to leverage the four petabyte core of LexisNexis data assets as well as spearheads big data R&D using the LexisNexis Public Data Graph, for various industries to help customers target fraud, collusion and other red flag social indicates. His special areas of interest include: digital identity emergence and classification, address and neighborhood data aggregation, fraud scheme propagation, and fraudster psyche. Prior to his R&D position at LexisNexis, Mr. Shaw worked in customer integration, product development, data security, and privacy compliance.
Mark Unak
Mark Unak, CTO of Codifyd, manages the design and architecture of Codifyd’s technology and leads the company’s development and QA teams. Mark has over 30 years of experience in software development, technical architecture, and product design leadership across many technologies and industries, including serving as CTO of Virgin TV, CTO of OSS in North America for Amdocs, Chief Technical Architect at Fujitsu Consulting, and VP Development & Integration at Lighthouse Systems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University.

 

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