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Big Data Strategies

Strategies to help the business and IT to understand how best to leverage big data soon, since the amount of data being generated shows no signs of slowing down.

May 23, 2013


7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois


Big data continues to be the topic of much discussion and hype, and companies that have pioneered ways to analyze big data and integrate it with traditional data are finding that the benefits are very real.

But still many do not understand at its basic level a true definition of Big Data. What is it? How do you make sense of it? Who are the different stakeholders? How do you leverage Big Data to help reap gold for the enterprise?

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • How to define Big Data as it relates to your organization

  • What are the drivers of Big Data

  • How to involve the different stakeholders

  • How to design your architecture

  • How to build a project plan for handling this disruptive technology

  • How to implement Big Data in your infrastructure

  • How to modify your DR and Security plans

  • How to avoid implementation and management pitfalls

  • How other IT departments are working through these challenges

  • How to implement a comprehensive risk management strategy to support the needs of the enterprise

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast



Leveraging & Transforming Big Data: What Every CIO/IT Executive Needs to Know

Jim Vaselopulos, Partner, PSC Group

Effectively managing ‘Big Data’ presents huge opportunities for IT to deliver business value. By leveraging a continuously connected community of buyers and sellers, data can be mined to deliver relevant offers to an enterprise’s target base of customers. IT can show tremendous value to the business by having a well implemented big data program.

In this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Convince business leaders that the cloud will not put the organization at risk
  • Design a framework to target responses to customer behavior
  • Leverage technologies that are designed to support Big Data
  • How to work with business leaders to derive value from the data

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break



Where to Start and How to Succeed: Answers from Around the World

Eng Lim Goh, Ph.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SGI

Organizations globally are faced with the challenges of managing the deluge of data from a myriad of sources. There are many factors causing this but the solution lies in identifying all the different sources and then finding a breakthrough in dealing with them.

Dr. Goh, CTO, of SGI, a well renowned researcher, engineer and architect, will share his experiences of managing this challenge and how global enterprises are getting ahead of the problem.



Enterprise Big Data Architecture: How to Integrate Structured and Unstructured Data

Rob Peglar, CTO-Americas, EMC Isilon

The promise of Big Data technologies is that they can bring all of the unstructured data to help empower better decision making.

What considerations should your organization make with respect to its IT architecture to support and integrate structured and unstructured data?

In this session attendees will learn:

  • Why is unstructured data & content required to derive business value from Big Data?
  • How CIOs and their teams need to create a shared data vision for the organization to improve the bottom line
  • How to get the data structure right
  • How to create a data access layer to make the data useful to internal end customers
  • How to integrate independent sources of data
  • How to develop a checklist for strategic Big Data management

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon



Big Data and DR/BC: Rethinking Your Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Strategies

Ed Narvaez, CMM, Dot Hill Systems

The explosion of big data is having a tremendous effect on organizations both domestically and internationally. Given the exploding data volumes, IT business and leaders are struggling with how to specifically store all the information required for regulatory compliance and daily operations.
In this session, attendees will learn how they should refine their storage, backup and recovery approaches due the big data onslaught.

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break



Era of Big Data: How to Parse Fact from Fiction

Brian Greenberg, VP of Technology Operations, Total Attorneys

In this session attendees will learn from a leading expert in this area.  Brian Greenberg will cover the international issues surrounding Big Data in light of recent events.  Content will include:

  • Big Data Under Attack
  • Hacking Today
  • The Data Drain
  • Data Hoarding




Big Data Security- Didn't We Used to Call it SIM?

Derek Milroy, Senior IS Security Engineer, US Cellular

This presentation will examine what Big Data is/may be as it relates to Information Security. Many times, there is a lot of data that must be optimized/put in use, prior to implementing Big Data. The presentation will then focus on steps to reaching a point where Big Data analytics may be possible.

A structured approach will be presented so that Organizations can optimize and use existing data while preparing for a Big Data initiative or implementation.

Conference Price: $269.00 per person

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)˛, Inc.


As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.