GigaOm | Structure Data 2014

February 24, 2014

The world’s biggest and most innovative companies are using data to make better products, build bigger profits and even change the world. Join 900+ big data practitioners, technologists and executives as they examine how big data can drive business success. From grand new uses to the nuts and bolts of capturing, storing, analyzing and serving it, get the bottom line on big data now.

At this year’s Structure Data we’ll explore:

  • Changing the World with Big Data: Learn how organizations like Google are leveraging big data for the greater good.
  • Toeing the Line between Privacy, Profit and Protection: Is the right to privacy paramount? Or are we putting the public at risk to protect an ideal? What will the outrage about consumer privacy mean for businesses’ bottom line?
  •  Deep Learning: The Holy Grail for Big Data: From automated text analysis to natural-language processing to image recognition, new applications are delivering rich new insights.
  •  The Industrial Internet: As the Internet of Things takes off, companies like Ford and McLaren are using big data to transform the way consumers interact with their products—and the way products interact with consumers.
  • Do You Need Data Scientists? What should they look like? We’ll take a deep dive into the methods companies are using to capture, store, analyze and serve the data that’s driving their businesses.

2014 confirmed speakers include:

  • Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder and CEO, Foursquare
  • Julie Brill, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Paul Maritz, CEO, Pivotal
  • Jalak Jobanputra, Founder, Future\Perfect Ventures
  • Geoff McGrath, Managing Director, McLaren Applied Technologies
  • Michael Cavaretta, Data Scientist Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Gary Hoberman, CIO and SVP of Regional Application Development, MetLife
  • Lew Cirne, Founder and CEO, New Relic
  • Patrick Keefe, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
  • Justin Kosslyn, Product Manager, Google Ideas
  • Colin Coleman, Sr. Director Analytics Products Strategy and Data Governance, Turner Broadcasting System
  • Elliot Turner, CEO, AlchemyAPI
  • Stephen Gold, Vice President, Watson Ecosystem & Market Development, IBM Corporation
  • Mike Curtis, VP of Engineering, Airbnb
  • Yael Garten, Manager, Mobile Data Science, LinkedIn
  • Sean Gourley, CTO, Quid
  • Ari Gesher, Engineering Ambassador, Palantir Technologies
  • Jason Jacobs, Founder and CEO, RunKeeper
  • Anno Saxenian, Professor and Dean, UC Berkeley
  • Justin Kosslyn, Product Manager, Google Ideas
  • Mike Cavaretta, Data Scientist Manager, Ford Motor Company