Making Big Data Work: Indy Big Data Conference

big data conference logoINDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 21, 2014) – Many of Indiana’s top business and government leaders are making it one of their New Year’s resolutions to attend the Indy Big Data conference on February 11, 2014 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. Why? To find out how Big Data is the key to enterprise growth and success.

Technology experts will be sharing their Big Data success stories that impact all industries ranging from healthcare, to professional sports to U.S. national security. Thanks to advancements in cloud computing that make the cost of data storage more affordable, companies are able to find out actionable insights based on real-time data information.

This one-day event is being presented by STLogics, a leading information technology solutions company with offices in Indianapolis and Boston.  The Indy Big Data conference is the first of its kind event to be held in Indianapolis. Over 500 business stakeholders are expected to attend the conference.

“Size doesn’t matter when it comes to the amount of data that a business or organization generates. It’s about how you can leverage and analyze what data you do have to gain valuable business intelligence,” said Sandeep Allam, CEO of STLogics. “We organized this conference to demonstrate how IT professionals in the Midwest, like STLogics and our new spin-off company Beyond Predictive, are offering Big Data solutions to all companies, both large and small, to make smarter decisions.

Peng Wong, CIO of Beyond Predictive added, “If you ask business leaders what are the three top challenges that their companies are facing, one of them will be data related.” Beyond Predictive will be taking an in-depth view of a company’s goals to customize a scalable Big Data solution for them.

“It’s time to move beyond the buzz surrounding Big Data and define a pragmatic approach to using data and advanced analytics to reveal actionable insights that can boost your bottom line,” said Troy Burk, CEO of Right On Interactive. “Like any business initiative, there are strategies, technologies and processes that must be in place before you can realize the true value of Big Data.”

With IT industry forecasters expecting that worldwide data will grow 800 percent in the next five years, STLogics wanted to educate decision makers about best practices using predictive analytics. To date, the conference speaker lineup consists of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, university professors and other C-level professionals including:

Conference Kickoff Speaker: Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard

Keynote Speakers:

  • Tamara Schwartz – Founder & CEO of Llamrai. (Former Air Force CTO International Cyber Strategist)
  • Lisa Arthur – Chief Marketing Officer of Teradata

Panel Speakers:

  • Jeff Spires, Senior Manager of Technology at National Government Services
  • Nitesh Chawla, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences & Engineering at the University of Notre Dame
  • Brian Rowe, Founder & CEO of Perceivant
  • Jeremy Stierwalt, BI Solutions Director of Optimal Solutions – SAP
  • Sarath Janga, Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at Indiana University & Purdue University
  • Tim Horoho, SVP Global Infrastructure & Support at ExactTarget
  • Satya Bhamidipat, Director, Big Data & Advanced Analytics at Oracle
  • Brian Hunt, Chief Information Officer at OurHealth
  • Abdel Tefridj, VP of Analytics and Business Development at CareerBuilder
  • Marty Muse, VP of Client Solutions & Success at DigitalRelevance and Sling Shot SEO
  • Satya Bhamidipati, Director of Big Data and Advanced Analytics at Oracle
  • Troy Burk, CEO and Founder of Right On Interactive
  • Peng Wong, CIO at Beyond Predictive

Conference sponsors so far include: Check Point, Teradata, CareerBuilder, National Government Services, TechPoint, Comcast Business, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Oracle, the Indiana Office of Technology, Percievant, Vision Solutions, Xerox, MeBox Media, Expedient, 1st Class Solutions, Right On Interactive, Social Health Insights, Sogeti USA, BellaDati and DigitalRelevance.

“Our Indy Big Data conference has all the same offerings and more as similar conferences found on the East or West Coasts. But our conference is a much shorter driving distance for any attendees coming from surrounding states,” Wendy Maple, Vice President of STLogics added, “It’s a conference that you should attend to get tips on improving your business’ bottom line though Big Data.”

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