Rock Stars of Big Data

29 October, 2013
Mountain View, California


Rock Stars of Big Data

Hear how Google, Netflix, Kaiser, Intel, GE, IBM and others unleashed the power of Big Data

Rock Stars of Big Data

Big Data case studies, solutions, and what's next


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Inaugural Rock Stars of Big Data a Success

Event Returns to Silicon Valley Next Year with Focus on Data Analytics

Rock Stars of Big Data at the Computer History Museum on October 29 was a sold-out event, attracting more than 325 attendees, nine speakers, and nine sponsors. Presentations from industry speakers covered the ethics, logistics, and challenges of big data, as well as future opportunities.

"We are very pleased with the turnout at Rock Stars of Big Data, and are already beginning preparation for another Rock Stars event in the Silicon Valley next fall, this one focusing more closely on data analytics," said Chris Jensen, director of marketing and sales at IEEE Computer Society, producer of the event. "We thank everyone, from attendees to speakers and sponsors, for their support and interest in making the event such a tremendous success."

Because of the strong interest, IEEE Computer Society is holding another big data event for 2014. Rock Stars of Big Data Analytics will be held in San Jose, Calif., on October 21. Register by October 15 and save up to 30 percent.

Participants in the 2013 event came from a variety of sectors, including computing, telecom, retail, and entertainment. Among the companies represented were: Amazon, Bank of America, Broadcom, China Mobile USA, Cisco, Cray, Ericsson, Fujitsu, GE Software, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Siemens, Sony, VMware, and Wells Fargo.

Among the sponsors were Cray Inc., GE Software, AMAX, FairCom, Aerospike, and Mark Logic. 

Featuring big data experts from Google, Netflix, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, GE Software, and other companies, Rock Stars of Big Data was intended to empower attendees to understand the potential for big data in their business, create a big data culture, make big data projects succeed, and use big data analytics to make the right decisions.

Featuring Industry-Leading Experts


Grady BoochGrady Booch
Chief Scientist of Software Engineering
IBM Research

Author of six best-selling books, Grady is known internationally for improving the science and art of software development.

Michael S. JohnsonMichael S. Johnson 
Director, Utility for Care Data Analysis
Kaiser Permanente

Since 2005, Michael has led Kaiser Permanente's Utility for Care Data Analysis, a national team that serves as a focal point for the clinical data development and analytics.

William RuhWilliam Ruh
Vice President
GE Software

William sets and leads the software services and solutions portfolio strategy, development, and operations across all of GE Software.


Managing big data

Companies today, from healthcare and financial services firms to traditional enterprises and government institutions, are grappling with how to manage the flood of big data. Coming in all sizes and formats, and with a volume too big for traditional databases, big data is having a crippling effect.


Rock Stars of Big Data is the place to come to get solutions to these increasingly important challenges all in one place. 

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