The Analytics Revolution Conference



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    Venture Panel
    Ronny Kohavi     
    Analytics Crowd

    How will Analytics Shape Business by Michal Lenchner 
    Experimentation and Analytics - Closing the loop from strategy to execution by Michal Lenchner 
    DJ Cline's Blog
    Janice Williams Oliver's Blog


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    Welcome Slides
    Opening Keynote: Ronny Kohavi, Microsoft
    Morning Keynote: Sanjay Poonen, SAP
    Short Pitches– Karmasphere
    Short Keynote:  Jeff Kreulen, IBM
    Closing Keynote: Jaap Suermondt, HP Labs

    How are analytics changing the way we do business? Advances in analytics are creating new business models and supporting the rise of new companies.  Existing businesses and companies are being transformed as they take advantage of new breakthrough analytics technologies.  This one day conference will explore recent advances in analytics, new opportunities afforded by these advances, and ways companies can take advantage of the analytics revolution in progress.


    8:30am - 9:15am

    Registration/Continental Breakfast & Networking

    9:15am - 9:30am

    Welcome and Introductions
       Dan'l Lewin, Microsoft

    9:30am - 10:00am

    Opening Keynote: Online Controlled Experiments: Listening to the Customers, not to the HiPPO
       Ronny Kohavi, Microsoft

    10:00am – 11:00am

    Panel Discussion: “Competing on Analytics at the Highest Level”
    Representatives of analytics-intensive companies talk about how they use data and analytics to compete.  Do they "compete on analytics" at the highest level? How do they use analytics to differentiate themselves from their competitors? How did they get where they are and what challenges remain?  What are their plans for the future?

    Panelists Include:
       DJ Patil, LinkedIn
       Ken Rudin, Zynga
       Neel Sundaresan, Ebay
    Kevin Weil, Twitter
     Moderated by: David Steier, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    11:00am - 11:25am

    Morning Keynote: “Leading the Analytics Revolution”
       Sanjay Poonen, SAP

    11:25am – 12:25pm

    Panel Discussion: “Analyzing Big Data”
    Many companies now have large, ill-structured datasets that can only be stored and analyzed using clusters of computers. This panel will describe how Cloud Computing, distributed storage systems and MapReduce are used to process "big data." Several companies with huge (even awesome) data collections will describe the data they collect and how they store and analyze their data.

    Panelists Include:
       Amr Awadallah, Cloudera 
       Joshua Klahr, Yahoo 
       James Phillips, Northscale
       Joydeep Sen Sarma, Facebook
    Moderated by: Owen Thomas, VentureBeat

    12:25pm – 12:35pm

    Short Pitches– Karmasphere, Accept Software, Agilis Solutions, Aster Data, CTPartners, Dyyno, Execustaff, IBM, KXEN, Medallia, MergerTech

    12:35pm – 1:25pm

    Lunchtime with Short Pitches and Exhibits

    1:25pm – 1:55pm

    Afternoon Keynote : "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data"  
       Peter Norvig, Google

    1:55pm – 2:55pm

    Panel Discussion: “New Frontiers for Analytics”
    Analytics are embedded in virtually every business and consumer application reshaping the types and speed of decision making. What new markets and products are being created out of this burgeoning field? How are next generation analytics reshaping product lifecycles and the associated revenue potential? What are the new business models emerging and what’s next on the horizon?

    Panelists Include:
       Jie Cheng, Acxiom
       Vispi Daver, Sierra Ventures
       Peter Farago, Flurry
       Tom McLaughlin, Accept Software 
       Jeff Minich, CalmSea
       Moderated by: Brett Sheppard,

    2:55pm - 3:20pm

    Short Keynote:  "Analytics: An Applied Researcher's Perspective" 
       Jeff Kreulen, IBM

    3:20pm - 3:35pm

    Afternoon Break

    3:35pm- 4:20pm

    Panel  Discussion: “The Investor Perspective”
    Panelists Include:
       Stacey Curry Bishop, Scale Ventures
       Asheem Chandna, Greylock
       Kevin Efrusy, Accel
       Sumeet Jain, CMEA
       Lars Leckie, Hummer Winblad
       Moderated by: Harold Yu, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    4:20pm – 4:50pm

    Closing Keynote
       Jaap Suermondt, HP Labs


    End of Conference