Big Data – Impact on How We Live, Work & Play

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Cloudera
395 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306



In the early years Big Data was a topic of interest only for large social media companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook. Today, however, technologies like smart phones, intelligent sensors, driver-assisted cars and machine learning have made big data an integral part of everyday life. It has changed business processes (work), enabled personal flexibility (live) and enhanced entertainment (play) that have forever changed our lives.

Please join ACG Silicon Valley’s expert Keynote panel and learn what the future has in store for society with Big Data involving medicine, industry, transportation, business and your own personal lives.


Our Distinguished Panel


Arnab Chakraborty

Managing Director
Accenture Applied Intelligence

As a Managing Director at Accenture Applied Intelligence, now part of Accenture Digital, Arnab Chakraborty speaks analytics and Artificial Intelligence fluently. He is a key member of the global leadership team of Accenture Digital. Arnab is responsible for driving Applied Intelligence in US West Coast clients out of the San Francisco office and prior to that led the Applied Intelligence business in Europe for ASG region (Austria, Switzerland & Germany). Arnab brings a lot of drive and experience to develop the Artificial Intelligence capabilities in Silicon Valley.

Arnab has over 20+ years of experience in Analytics and AI and has been instrumental in rapidly scaling the Analytics business with clients in Europe and North America as well as developed innovative predictive analytics solutions. Arnab is recognized as an Edelman Laureate by the prestigious Franz Edelman Committee/INFORMS for his contributions in the field of Analytics.

Arnab was voted by Analytics India Magazine as one of the 10 Most Influential Analytics Leaders in India in 2014. Arnab is a regular author in the field of analytics, Artificial Intelligence and operations research in leading journals and magazines. He is also representing Accenture at Bitkom in Europe on the Analytics and AI topic and also driving the partnership on Artificial Intelligence with DFKI. Arnab has two patents granted in the area of Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning.


Chandhu Yalla

Big Data/AI Capability Group Director
Intel IT

Chandhu is a Senior Leader and Capability Group Owner within Enterprise Data Platforms at Intel IT. He currently oversees Big Data, SAP Analytics and AI/AA products responsible for spearheading platform design, architecture, implementation and capability guidance development.

Chandhu is regarded as a thought leader and expert in Business Intelligence and Big Data/AI architecture spanning several products (SAP HANA, SAP BW, BOBJ, Cloudera Hadoop, Teradata, Saffron etc.). Chandhu is a recipient of Manager Excellence Award and an inductee to IT Engineering Hall of Fame. Chandhu has presented at numerous Intel & external vendor forums and co-authored several IT@Intel & IIA white papers.

Chandhu has over 20+ years of experience in IT and has an MS in Information Technology and Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.


Dr. Monique H. Lambert

Monique H. Lambert & Associates

Dr. Monique H. Lambert is an ethnographer, engineer, and Silicon Valley serial intrepreneur with over 20 years of experience driving product, service and practice innovation in the healthcare and high-tech verticals.

Monique is Principal of Monique H. Lambert & Associates, a boutique consulting practice specializing in medical ethnography and human-centered design of next- generation health IT products and services. Monique previously worked as Senior Healthcare User Experience Architect in Intel Corporation’s Health Innovation and Pathfinding Group where she focused on implementation of user experience strategies aimed at driving adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), client computing, and distributed analytics technologies into the healthcare vertical.

Monique is a member of Sand Hill Angels and holds a doctorate in Engineering Management from Stanford University.


Pete Averill

Co-founder & Managing Principal
Quanta Networks, LLC

Pete Averill is a long-time Silicon Valley veteran entrepreneur who has mentored dozens of companies through inventive digital initiatives and creative operational changes across nearly every industry.

Pete started his career in aviation at Boeing where he learned the foundational skills of process management and operational efficiencies. He quickly moved into high-tech and was the driving force that lead many small companies and large enterprises through a variety of transformational technology shifts. This started with the adoption of IP and has since evolved through mobility, cloud, data analytics and most recently machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Pete is the co-founder and managing principal of Quanta Networks, LLC. He has expanded the company’s capabilities and is a leading influence behind big data solutions. This includes transformational business solutions that encompasses predictive business analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles/systems, predictive fraud detection, cloud migration and much more.

His career portfolio of clients is a who’s-who of Silicon Valley that includes Cisco, eBay, Hortonworks, McAfee, Oracle, Intel, Intuit, Symantec, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and Yahoo. Pete also provides emissary services for foreign companies, domestic businesses, and government agencies on how to conduct business and leverage partnerships and resources within Silicon Valley.


Mark Schreiber

General Manager

Mark is Cloudwick’s general manager. He is responsible for Cloudwick’s big data, machine learning and cybersecurity business. He has over 20 years of experience in various leadership capacities at enterprise-focused data and infrastructure companies.

Prior to Cloudwick, Mark served as Vice President, Business Development, at WanDisco, responsible for managing and growing its Live Data portfolio for big data and cloud. Before WanDisco, he founded several start-ups and worked for HP, Wipro and Cisco in executive sales leadership positions.

Mark holds a bachelor of business administration, entrepreneurial studies from the Marshall School of Business at USC.


Our Distinguished Moderator


Daniel Sturman, Ph.D.

Sr. Vice President, Engineering & Support

Daniel Sturman is Sr. Vice President, Engineering & Support at Cloudera. Prior to Cloudera, Dan was at Google where he led development of cloud products including Google Computer Engine, Google App Engine, and Kubernetes as well as the internal cluster management systems that manage all computation across Google’s fleet of servers. Daniel was also closely involved in the growth of Google’s New York office, leading a team working on a range of challenges faced by Google’s internal software infrastructure.

Previous to Google, Daniel was director of development for DB2 on Linux, Unix and Windows in IBM’s Information Management division. Daniel started at IBM as a researcher at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where his research focused on revolutionizing the way people build and use distributed systems. His research concentrated on technologies for enterprise messaging and cluster computing.

He holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cornell University.