Can Big Data Mean Big Money?

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 9:00am-9:00am
Location: EMC
2421 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054



There is no doubt that over the last few years the market, opportunity and focus on Big Data is truly Big. But, can that mean companies can make money from it? Listen in to learn how companies are taking advantage of the newest technologies and innovations while organizing around analytics and hadoop to truly make both better and more strategic business decisions thus enabling their internal business, customers and suppliers to be in a position to truly generate great value. In other words, make money.






Head of Analytics,

Ken leads Analytics at Facebook, where he’s focused on leveraging Facebook’s massive analytics platform to generate high-impact insights that optimize both the Facebook user experience and Facebook’s overall business.

Prior to Facebook, Ken was the VP of Analytics and Platform Technologies at Zynga. Before that, Ken was the founder and CEO of LucidEra, a company that pioneered the creation of the on-demand analytics market. Before founding LucidEra, Ken was VP and General Manager of Siebel CRM OnDemand and also VP of Marketing for Siebel Analytics (now Oracle Analytics) at Siebel Systems. Before Siebel, Ken served as Senior VP of Products at, and prior to that was co-founder and CEO of Emergent Corporation, a consulting company focused on building large-scale data warehousing solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Ken started his career at the Scalable Systems Division at Oracle, where he focused on large scale data warehouses.

Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Harvard University and a master’s degree in business from Stanford University.





Chief Executive Officer,

Tom has a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Prior to Cloudera, his most recent role was as vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP. Previous to HP, Tom served as CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight , which HP acquired in 2010. Tom led ArcSight through a successful initial public offering and subsequent sale to HP. Before ArcSight, Tom was vice president of business information services for IBM, following the acquisition of Trigo Technologies Inc., a master data management (MDM) software company, where he had served as CEO. Tom currently serves as a Board Member for Jive Software, privately held Ombud Inc., ThreatStream Inc., and Cloudera. Tom graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.





VP of R&D for Data,

Gavin Sherry is VP of R&D for Data at Pivotal. At Pivotal, he has been instrumental to the creation of HAWQ, Pivotal’s SQL on Hadoop engine, MADlib, Pivotal massively parallel machine learning system, and more recently the Open Data Platform. Prior to Pivotal, Gavin was an early member of the Greenplum Database team, which he drove significant innovations in parallel database technology.





Global Vice President – Big Data,

Steve Jones is accountable for managing and growing Capgemini’s global Big Data business, including the development of partnerships and new Big Data solutions. The new generation of Data Infrastructures are based on the challenge of integrating insight directly into the operation of the business to deliver better business value. Our role at Capgemini is to help our clients to get the value out of information and create a new business foundation for better business outcomes.






Co-Founder, CrowdChat,
Founder, SiliconANGLE

Since 2010 John Furrier started two companies, one in online converged media and another one in data science and big data. He has also been part of building @theCUBE a live web TV program where he interviewed over 3,200 industry leaders in technology. John has a Computer Science Degree from Northeastern University in Boston and a master’s degree in Business from Babson College in Wellesley Mass.

John is currently focused on developing social web/social media/online products. His specialty is conceiving and building new products then leading the execution of business teams to launch the go to market plans. Success areas: John has had the most success in identifying, designing, and deploying new solutions for new markets – entering new markets then handing if off to operational teams.