Hadoop Summit 2015

Posted: May 18, 2015 in Events, Uncategorized

hadoop_summit_logoI am pleased to report that I will be attending the upcoming Hadoop Summit 2015 in San Jose on June 9-11. I’ll be the guest of Hortonworks (host of the show and one of the leading Hadoop distributions) and will be covering the conference for insideBIGDATA. Check out insideBIGDATA’s new Hadoop 101 learning channel where I shall publish many of the new presentations I find at the Hadoop Summit.

SCE_logoThis week I started a boot camp style corporate training gig over at Southern California Edison in Irwindale. The title of the 7 week course is “Introduction to R Programming,” although I’m teaching it like an intro to data science class. The contract was arranged through UC Irvine as part of their popular data science certificate program.

The SCE group attending the class is from a broad spectrum of SCE departments including IT, business intelligence, customer analytics, power supply, and business analysis. The participants see very capable and are anxious to move into the data science realm. I’m quite pleased to take some time off my busy project work schedule for a serious teaching assignment like this. Very rewarding!

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Toyota_Financial_ServicesI just completed a short Boot-Camp style corporate training gig for Toyota Financial Services. The 3 full-day session was organized by UC Irvine Extension as part of their Data Science program. I had a blast with the Toyota group consisting of Big Data and BI managers, analysts, IT personnel, and programmers. It was a very insightful group with a sincere desire to learn R, data science and machine learning. I came away quite impressed with Toyota (too bad they’re moving to Texas).

Economist_logoI was recently recruited by the Economist, “Look Ahead powered by GE” to write an article on the rise of data lake technology to further enable the industrial Internet. You can check out my non-bylined piece HERE.

insideBIGDATA_Guide_MfgI’m pleased to announce that I was contracted to research, develop and write a new technology guide “insideBIGDATA Guide to Manufacturing” sponsored by Dell and Intel. The goal for this Guide is to provide strategic direction for enterprise thought leaders in the manufacturing sector for ways of leveraging the big data technology stack in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of striving to increase the value of corporate data assets.

You can download a copy of the guide HERE.

GridGain_webinarI’m pleased to announce that my new technology guide is now available for download HERE. I was contracted to research, develop and write “insideBIGDATA Guide to Hyperscaling your SaaS Infrastructure” sponsored by GridGain Systems, Inc. The technology guide is targeted at Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies wishing to increase scalability and performance of their applications using in-memory computing with a specific emphasis on GridGain’s products and solutions.

[Update 3/31/2015: I moderated a webinar with GridGain on this topic. You can access the slides and audio HERE.]

 

UCLA Statistics Career Night

Posted: February 9, 2015 in Events, News, Uncategorized

Stat_UCLA2I was pleased to receive an invitation to be on a panel discussion for the upcoming UCLA Statistics Career Night. Hosted by the UCLA Undergraduate Statistics Club, the panel of experts in the field will convey their insights into statistics as a profession. As a practicing data scientist who routinely uses mathematical statistics in my work with machine learning, I’m looking forward to a lively discourse about this quickly growing field. As a UCLA alumnus, it will be great to interact with the next generation of data scientist.