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Federal Big Data Community Convenes 6 Feb at Apache Hadoop Forum


us-capitol-rotundaIf you are an analyst or executive or architect engaged in the analysis of big data, this is a “must attend” event. We will be there engaging with the community and hope to see you there.

Registration is now open for the third annual Federal Big Data Apache Hadoop Forum!

Register here.

Join us on Thurs., Feb. 6, as leaders from government and industry convene to share Big Data best practices. This is a must attend event for any organization or agency looking to be information-driven and give access to more data to more resources and applications. During this informative event you will learn:

  • > Key trends in government today and the role Big Data plays in driving transformation;
  • > How leading agencies are putting data to good use to uncover new insight, streamline costs, and manage threats;
  • > The role of an Enterprise Data Hub, and how it is a game changing data management platform central to any Big Data strategy today.

Get the most from all your data assets, analytics, and teams to enable your mission, efficiently and on budget. Register today and discover how Cloudera and an Enterprise Data Hub can empower you and your teams to do more with Big Data.


The Hotel at Arundel Preserve
7795 Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover, MD

Here is the agenda:

8:00 AM Opening Remarks
Tom Reilly – Chief Executive Officer, Cloudera
8:15 AM Morning Keynote
8:45 AM Hadoop’s Impact on the Future of Data Management – Introduction of the Enterprise Data Hub
Mike Olson – Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudera
9:15 AM The Building Blocks of the Enterprise Data Hub
Eli Collins – Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO, Cloudera
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM EzBake, DIAs Technology Agnostic Framework Under ORION that Enables Seamless Transition into ICITE
Matt Carroll – General Manager, 42Six, a CSC Company
11:00 AM Government Panel
Moderated by LTG (R) Richard Zahner
12:00 AM Morning Wrap Up
Mercedes Westcott – Vice President, Public Sector, Cloudera Government Solutions, Inc.
12:15 AM Lunch

Track One:

1:00 PM Tracking Provenance in Hadoop Clusters
Sudhanshu Arora – Software Engineer, Cloudera
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM The Evolution of Machine Learning from Science to Software
Josh Wills – Sr. Director of Data Science, Cloudera
2:45 PM Configuring Hadoop in a STIGGED Environment
Andrew Zimmerman, Matt Shapiro – PERSEREC Division of DMDC – “Invited”
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM EzBake: Integration in the Cloud
Sapan “Soup” Shah – Technical Director, 42Six a CSC Company
4:15 PM Adjourn/ Networking Social

Track Two:


1:00 PM Hadoop-Powered Solutions for Cybersecurity
Joey Echeverria – Director, Federal Field Technical Services, Cloudera Government Solutions, Inc.
1:30 PM Attacking Fraud, Waste, and Abuse with Big Data
Richard Im – Systems Engineer, Cloudera Government Solutions, Inc.
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM Cloud Deployment for the Enterprise Data Hub
Eli Collins – Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO, Cloudera
3:00 PM No String Attached: Operational Efficiency and the EDH
Webster Mudge – Sr. Director, Technology Solutions, Cloudera
3:30 PM The Art and Application of Hadoop
Amy O’Connor – Big Data Evangelist, Cloudera
4:15 PM Adjourn/Networking Social


Track Three:

1:00 PM Hadoop App Development Lab
Ryan Blue – Product Engineer, Cloudera,
Sean Busbey – Solution Architect, Cloudera Government Solutions, Inc.,
Eric Sammer – Engineering Manager, Cloudera Cloudera
4:15 PM Adjourn/Networking Social


Speakers Include:

Tom Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, Cloudera

Tom has a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Prior to Cloudera, his most recent role was as vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP. Previous to HP, Tom served as CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight , which HP acquired in 2010. Tom led ArcSight through a successful initial public offering and subsequent sale to HP. More

Mike Olson, Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudera

Mike (@mikeolson) co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013 when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer (CSO.) As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers. Prior to Cloudera Mike was CEO of Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB, the open source embedded database engine. Mike spent two years at Oracle Corporation as vice president for Embedded Technologies after Oracle’s acquisition of Sleepycat in 2006. More

Matt Carroll, 42Six

Mr. Matthew Carroll is the General Manager of 42six, CSC’s public sector Big Data and Distributed Computing division. He holds the responsibility for delivering high-end software solutions to customers within the Intelligence and Defense communities and currently provides engineering support to cloud computing initiatives at NSA, Army and DIA. Furthermore, 42six maintains 7x open-source programs and is a contributor to key programs for the Intelligence Community such as Accumulo, Titan and Ozone. More


Eli Collins, Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO, Cloudera

Eli is Cloudera’s Chief Technologist. He previously lead Cloudera’s Platform team, is an active contributor to Apache Hadoop and is a member of its project management committee (PMC) at the Apache Software Foundation. Prior to Cloudera, Eli worked on processor virtualization and Linux at VMware. Eli holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from New York University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively.

Joey Echeverria, Chief Architect, Cloudera Government Solutions, Inc.

Joey Echeverria is Director of Federal Field Technical Services at Cloudera where he oversees the public sector Professional Services and Systems Engineering organizations. Joey was previously a Principal Solutions Architect where he worked directly with customers to deploy production Hadoop clusters and solve a diverse range of business and technical problems.

Joey joined Cloudera from the NSA where he worked on data mining, network security, and clustered data processing using Hadoop. Prior to working full time for NSA, Joey attended Carnegie Mellon University where he attained an M.S. and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Bob Gourley, Editor, CTO Vision

Bob Gourley is the publisher of CTOvision.com and is the founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm. Bob’s first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. He was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DoD’s cyber defense organization JTF-CND. Following retirement from the Navy Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).


Webster Mudge, Sr. Director, Technology Solutions, Cloudera

Webster Mudge is Sr. Director of Technology Solutions at Cloudera where he strives to bring Hadoop technologies and business objectives together. Previously, Webster held positions in sales and services at companies like Microsoft and FAST Search and Transfer and in software development at firms like Time Inc.

Webster has a deep background in the content management and search industries, and brings more than 20 years of hands-on software and services management.


Amy O’Connor – Big Data Evangelist, Cloudera

Amy is an accomplished cross-functional leader with demonstrated success in Software, Services, Marketing and Information Technology. She is a multi-faceted leader who is decisive, solutions-focused and results-oriented, with rich expertise in building and revitalizing teams, product/services portfolios and processes, and in delivering measurable marketing/technical results that affect real change. More

Eric Sammer, Engineering Manager, Cloudera

Eric manages multiple teams within the engineering organization, focused on platform accessibility for partners and customers. Previously, Eric helped design and build some of the largest systems and clusters with Cloudera customers. He has a background in distributed systems and data center operations and is the author of Hadoop Operations from O’Reilly Media.


LTG (R) Richard Zahner

Richard P. Zahner was the the 43rd Deputy Chief of Staff, G 2 (Intelligence) of the United States Army. His distinguished 36 year military career included assignments in peace and war, at the tactical and national levels, in both conventional and Special Operations, and within the Army and at Joint and Combined Commands. A 1980 plank owner of the Joint Special Operations Command, he was a cornerstone in the foundation that created the culture of excellence and achievement that exists to this day.


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