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Get Ready for a Day Full of Information and Insights

After months of preparation and planning, the day has finally arrived for the must-attend big data event of the year. If you are preparing your itinerary for Rock Stars of Big Data at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, get ready for a day packed full of information and insights from leaders in the field.

Follow Rock Stars of Big Data with the #RSBD hashtag at for continual news and updates throughout the day. Also visit this blog for photos and coverage of any sessions or information you may have missed.

The day kicks off with breakfast in the Hahn Auditorium Lobby exhibition area from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Get some nourishment and meet the Rock Stars of Big Data exhibitors before heading off to hear the first presentation by IBM Research Chief Scientist of Software Engineering Grady Booch, who will discuss “The Human/Ethical Aspects of Big Data.”

Grady Booch will be followed by GE Software Vice President William Ruh, who will discuss “The Industrial Internet”; and Michael S. Johnson of Kaiser Permanente, speaking about "Big Data in Healthcare: Problems, Progress, and Promise.” After a break from 10:30-10:45 a.m., the morning session will resume with Intel’s Mark Seager, discussing “Approaching Big Data as a Technical Compute Usage Model: What Shall We Do?” and Bill Franks from Teradata sharing his insights on “Putting Big Data to Work.”

Lunch will take place from 12:30-2 p.m., during which attendees can also view demos and exhibits.

Netflix’s Chris Pouliot will begin the afternoon session at 2 p.m. by sharing his experience in “Building a Data Science Team From Scratch." Peter Ungaro, CEO of Cray—a company in the news lately for increasing sales of its supercomputers-- will provide his insights on “The Fusion of Supercomputing and Big Data," followed by analyst and consultant Joshua Greenbaum talking about “Imagineering Big Data: How to Bring Rock Star Analysis to Your Company”; IBM’s Stephen Brodsky, discussing “Big Data, Analytics, and Watson”; and Google’s Dan Sturman, who will provide expertise in “Building Big Data Processing Into Your Business.” A break is scheduled from 4:15-4:30 p.m.

And to provide a relaxing and invigorating forum to discuss and integrate everything you’ve learned during an information-packed day, please join us for the cocktail reception from 6-8 p.m. We hope you will enjoy Rock Stars of Big Data from start to finish. If you need assistance, please reach out to event staff at the venue or email

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