Confirmed Sessions & Titles thus far...
Day 1: Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
- Session 1: Welcome and Introduction Chairman: Sverre Jarp, CERN
Keynote 1: "Big Data - Hype or Disruptive innovation?" Prof. Dr. Felix Wortmann, Uni-Sankt Gallen
Opening session and the first keynote address:
The conference will start with a welcome address by the Chairman, Sverre Jarp, followed by an enlightening keynote by Prof. Dr. Felix Wortmann from the University of Sankt-Gallen. He is a renowned authority on Big Data, having given talks at multiple international conferences before. He will provide an in-depth analysis entitled “Big Data – Hype or Real Innovation” which will set the stage for the rest of our two-day conference on Big Data.
- Session 2: Big Data Technology
"Data analytics with NeuroBayes in the two worlds" Dr. M.Feindt, KIT
New Theoretical and Computational Models for Big Data: The session will review novel computational models that enable us to explore Big Data in more depth. As we all probably know, advanced approaches are needed to perform the capture and transformation of the data, as well as the data extraction and analysis. We will review several such avenues that are helping us to sharpen our approach to Big Data.
- Session 3: Big Data in Enterprise
"Big Data & Hadoop at British Telecom", Dr. Simon Thomson, BT -Head of Research
"Big Data, So What", Max Kelly, Former Managing Director, Virgin Insight
"Google Solutions for BD" Wojciech Gajewski, Google, ZH
Real-life Studies of Return of Investment through Big Data Analytics:
In the third session of the conference we will do a deep dive into the use of Big Data in commercial enterprises. We will have several speakers explaining how they are preparing to introduce or have already introduced the Big Data concept to accelerate the efficiency improvements in their enterprises. As we will hear, the potential of Big Data is tremendous since it enables the enterprises to drill all the way down to a thorough understanding of the individual customer based on the data that is recorded and analysed.
- Session 4: Big Data in Science
''Big Data at EBML'' (Title TBC) R.Lück, EMBL
"From Big Science to Big Data" P.vande Vyvre, CERN
Complex Big Data Applications in Science:
Big Science has always been involved with “Big Data”, long before the term became popular. In this session, we will hear how sciences, such as biology, genomics and physics manage to cope with ten (and hundreds) of Petabytes in total volume. The speakers will help us understand how such volumes of data are being stored but also how the Laboratories have established world-wide massive grid or cloud aggregations for analysing the data. There will also be an outlook into the next data “deluge” by experiments, such as the upgraded LHC experiments at CERN or the forthcoming Square Kilometer Array.
Day 2: Thursday, September 26th, 2013
- Session 5: Opening & Keynote
Keynote 2: "HPC and Data Intensive Computing: the road to convergence" Flavio Villanustre, LexisNexis
Second keynote session and TOP100:
In the first session on the second day, Dr. Flavio Villanustre, who is Vice President of LexisNexis and an authority in the Big Data community will deliver our second keynote where he will discuss the paths to Big Data taken by scientific institutes on one hand and commercial enterprises on the other. Although there was initially a solid gap between the two worlds, he will argue in his keynote that the differences are now blurring and can therefore lead to increased synergies between them. From a second speaker in this session we will learn more about Big Data Top100 which is an initiative to rank sites on a world-wide basis (very much like the TOP500 for supercomputers).
- Session 6: Vendor Session - Chair: Addison Snell, Intersect360
Vendor Platforms in support of Big Data Challenges:
In this session, several companies will get the opportunity to present technologies and techniques that have not yet been sufficiently highlighted in the conference. Under the chairmanship of Addison Snell we will hear from a broad set of Big Data vendors.
- Session 7: Big Data Analytics
Efficient and Scalable Big Data Architectures for Search and Mining:
In the first afternoon session, we will return to Big Data Analytics since it plays such an important role in the overall landscape. Several speakers will talk about the architectures and the approaches they have taken to search and mining of the data.
- Session 8: Panel Session
Big Data Panel Discussion:
This panel session will be the last one of the conference and several speakers, including the two keynote speakers, will debate several topics related to Big Data under the coordination of Steve Conway who will start by a short presentation on the Big Data market. We will return to questions, such as “Big Data, hype or disruptive innovation?”, “Are we on the road to convergence between HPC and Enterprises”, as well as other important questions that have arisen during the two-day conference which will come to a close after this session.