Big Data TechCon | April 26-28, 2015 | Boston, MA
Chicago 2015 Keynotes



Chicago apache apex meetup: monday, november 2, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Capital One’s Evaluation of Stream Processing Platforms for Threat Detection

Join us at the Capital One Office in Chicago, where Capital One will take us through their evaluation of open source platforms for real-time streaming. Learn how they evaluated these technologies for modernizing an aging core decisioning system and their selection of Apache Apex.  This talk will present their requirements, findings, and technology selection process, and of course, some fantastic results.

Location: 77 W. Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
KEYNOTE: tuesday, november 3, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

The Future of Hadoop

Keynote-Owen O'Malley

Owen O'Malley has been contributing patches to Hadoop since before it became an independent Apache project. He was the first committer added and still remains one of the most active contributors to Apache Hadoop. He was also the founding chair of the Apache Hadoop Project Management Committee. Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, Owen worked on Yahoo! Search's WebMap project, which built a graph of the known web and applied many heuristics to the entire graph. Once ported to Apache Hadoop, it became the single largest known Hadoop application. He has a PhD in Software Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Follow Owen on Twitter: @owen_omalley


KEYNOTE: Wednesday, november 4, 11:30 Am - 12:00 pm

Fast Forward
Risk and Opportunites in Future Data

Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the food of ungoverned and risk laden information.  

Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day.  Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.

Governance and Risk are the buzz words for tomorrow's organizations, but what do they mean? Each of you is in a powerful demanding position of great responsibility.  What are the implications of the enormous acceleration of data that compounds each minute?

Join Eric as he walks through this complex data conversation and empowers you to mitigate risks and make the most of the opportunities.  You'll be inspired, energized and informed by this speech.

Keynote-Eric Riz

Eric Riz is the Founder & CEO of Empty Cubicle, an HR platform connecting employers to candidates through verified data.  A true visionary with an extraordinary ability to find needles in the data haystack, Eric guides leading organizations on sorting  through and staying atop the complexities not only of today’s market but of the meteoric changes coming in tomorrow’s.  As a thought leader, Eric is a sought after keynote speaker and author, delivering speeches on business and technology topics around the world.  Eric sits on the Microsoft Solution Advisory Board and is a 3-time recipient of the SharePoint MVP award.

You can follow Eric on twitter @RizInsights and read his blog at