Strata 2012, the leading big data conference, happens February 28 – March 1, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Strata debuted to a sold-out crowd last year and has become the leading event for the people and technology driving the data revolution. Strata delivers the nuts-and-bolts of building a data-driven business—the latest on the skills, tools, and technologies you need to make data work.
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The home of data science, Strata brings together practitioners, researchers, IT leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss big data, Hadoop, analytics, visualization and data markets. Get control of the new data opportunity at Strata—immerse yourself in three full days of hands-on training, information-rich sessions, and an Expo Hall filled with the key players and products.
Strata’s topics and programs include Data Science, Business & Industry, Visualization & Interface, Hadoop & Big Data, Policy & Privacy, and Domain Data. Plus, new for 2012 are two all-day Intensive Programs: Jumpstart – the missing MBA for Big Data; and Deep Data – a no-holds-barred program with advanced technical content.
The Strata experience is made up of intensely practical sessions for both business users and hardcore technologists; success stories (and cautionary tales) from startups making data their business and established companies that are saving millions and creating new revenue streams; great networking opportunities; and keynotes that snap the big picture into focus. We hope you join us for the latest on the skills, tools, and technologies you need to make data work.
To get a sense of what this conference is about, check the video below, it features an interview at Strata Jumpstart 2011 with Cathy O’Neil, Lead data Scientist at Intent Media. Find more Strata videos on the Strata YouTube channel.
Information about the speaker from Strata YouTube channel
Cathy O’Neil earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was postdoc at MIT in the math department, and a professor at Barnard College where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She then chucked it and switched over to the private sector. She worked as a quant for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle of the credit crisis, and then for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge funds and banks. Since this spring she’s been a data scientist for the startup media company “Intent Media”; http://www.intentmedia.com/.