“The Power of Big Data for Business” – eSynergy Solutions

“The Power of Big Data for Business”

Following on from our highly successful conference in March, eSynergy are proud to host our next Big Data Breakfast Conference where we will have a group of amazing speakers presenting on how Big Data can leverage tremendous results for today’s forward thinking businesses.

With more and more companies turning to Big Data to add products, services, previously unknown data, information and revenues to their bottom-line, our presenters will show you how you can use these technologies to improve your company’s performance.

The event is aimed at IT decision makers, Managers and CXO’s looking to or implementing Big Data Strategies in 2013/2014.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to conference@esynergy-solutions.co.uk

Date and Time: 27th June 2013 8am-12pm

Location: Novotel Hotel, 10 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 2NR

Agenda for the morning;

Breakfast                  8am-9am

Presentations          9am- 11:30am

Panel Q&A                11:30 am -12:00pm

 

 

Amr Awadallah – Cloudera

 

Before co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Amr (@awadallah) was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Prior to joining Accel he served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, and ran one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence.

John Glendenning – DataStax

John leads DataStax’s field operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa and has spent over 19 years within the enterprise  infrastructure software and hardware industry for companies such as Citrix, XenSource, Platform Computing and Compaq.

Steve Jenkins – MapR Technologies

Steve Jenkins is vice president of EMEA at MapR Technologies. Steve is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience within the industry. He has worked with a number of market breaking USA companies, including, Q1 Labs, Isilon, and F5 Networks,  where he guided the successful creation, growth and expansion of a European presence.

 

Peter Elleby – Greenlight

Peter is Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Greenlight, one of the UK largest independent digital agencies, and is also responsible for the Hydra search engine marketing platform. He was previously VP of Engineering for Touch Clarity, the behavioural targeting company acquired first by Omniture, and then by Adobe. Peter was also part of the management team of the company that created the Clementine data mining platform, acquired first by SPSS, and then by IBM. Apart from his interest in Artificial intelligence and Big Data, Peter is an expert on Industrial Automation and Robotics from his time as Chief Technologist at Brooks Automation. Peter is a graduate of the Technical University of Denmark, and was a research fellow at the University of Reading.

 

 

Ben Marden – HortonWorks

Benedict Marden is a software executive with over 15 years of sales experience working and building data management solutions with some of the largest Financial Market, Telecommunications and retail organisations in the world. Benedicts last twelve years have been predominately spent advising enterprises on the appropriate software to solve specific business requirements. He previously worked for IBM, EMC & Quest Software before joining Hortonworks as the Enterprise Sales Manager based in the UK.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to conference@esynergy-solutions.co.uk

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“The Power of Big Data for Business” – eSynergy Solutions

“The Power of Big Data for Business”

Following on from our highly successful conference in March, eSynergy are proud to host our next Big Data Breakfast Conference where we will have a group of amazing speakers presenting on how Big Data can leverage tremendous results for today’s forward thinking businesses.

With more and more companies turning to Big Data to add products, services, previously unknown data, information and revenues to their bottom-line, our presenters will show you how you can use these technologies to improve your company’s performance.

The event is aimed at IT decision makers, Managers and CXO’s looking to or implementing Big Data Strategies in 2013/2014.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to conference@esynergy-solutions.co.uk

Date and Time: 27th June 2013 8am-12pm

Location: Novotel Hotel, 10 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 2NR

Agenda for the morning;

Breakfast                  8am-9am

Presentations          9am- 11:30am

Panel Q&A                11:30 am -12:00pm

Amr Awadallah – Cloudera

Before co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Amr (@awadallah) was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Prior to joining Accel he served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, and ran one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence.

John Glendenning – DataStax –

“Real-time data driven services in the Cloud”

John leads DataStax’s field operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa and has spent over 19 years within the enterprise  infrastructure software and hardware industry for companies such as Citrix, XenSource, Platform Computing and Compaq.

Steve Jenkins – MapR Technologies

“Business Opportunities for Big Data in the Enterprise”

Steve Jenkins is vice president of EMEA at MapR Technologies. Steve is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience within the industry. He has worked with a number of market breaking USA companies, including, Q1 Labs, Isilon, and F5 Networks,  where he guided the successful creation, growth and expansion of a European presence.

Peter Elleby – Greenlight

Peter is Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Greenlight, one of the UK largest independent digital agencies, and is also responsible for the Hydra search engine marketing platform. He was previously VP of Engineering for Touch Clarity, the behavioural targeting company acquired first by Omniture, and then by Adobe. Peter was also part of the management team of the company that created the Clementine data mining platform, acquired first by SPSS, and then by IBM. Apart from his interest in Artificial intelligence and Big Data, Peter is an expert on Industrial Automation and Robotics from his time as Chief Technologist at Brooks Automation. Peter is a graduate of the Technical University of Denmark, and was a research fellow at the University of Reading.

 

Ben Marden – HortonWorks 

“Making sense of Big Data”

Benedict Marden is a software executive with over 15 years of sales experience working and building data management solutions with some of the largest Financial Market, Telecommunications and retail organisations in the world. Benedicts last twelve years have been predominately spent advising enterprises on the appropriate software to solve specific business requirements. He previously worked for IBM, EMC & Quest Software before joining Hortonworks as the Enterprise Sales Manager based in the UK.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to conference@esynergy-solutions.co.uk

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Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Microsoft, Savvis all expand their international cloud footprints

Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Microsoft, Savvis all expand their international cloud footprints.

As competition in the cloud computing market intensifies, some of the biggest players are looking beyond their domestic borders to gain an international advantage.

Just this week Savvis, which is owned by telecommunications provider CenturyLink, announced 85,000 square feet of new data center space across 10 locations around the world, including two brand new data centers opening in London and Hong Kong, bringing the company’s global footprint to 2.4 million square feet across 50 centers.

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Microsoft, a sneakily robust vendor in the cloud market, announced this month the expansion of its services across Japan, opening two data centers in the region. Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Google, IBM, and others each have had their own announcements during the past half-year expanding their data center footprints not just in the U.S., but with a particular focus on emerging international markets.

“To date, the U.S. is an early adopter of public cloud computing, and is generating significant revenue for U.S.-focused vendors,” says Jillian Mirandi, an analyst at Technology Business Research. “Now that public cloud computing is maturing, customers are seeking cloud on a more global level and vendors are looking to monetize this demand.”

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The focus on building out data centers in international locales is being fueled not only by vendors looking to outgun each other, but also because of customer demand in these regions. In emerging markets, the economics of using cloud computing resources can be attractive for startups because it requires much less investment in upfront capital expenses.

Data privacy rules and regulations are playing a role here too though, Mirandi points out. Many countries have data privacy laws that require certain types of information to be given safe harbor within that country’s domestic borders. Australia, for example, has seen investments by a handful of providers opening up data center space there, both as a launching point to service the Asia Pacific region, but also to comply with laws to store data on the island nation.

Amazon and Rackspace have specifically expanded in Australia recently, for example. Fujitsu recently signed an agreement with a university in Singapore to create a healthcare cloud in the country.

By Brandon Butler

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First look: Microsoft Office 2013

First look: Microsoft Office 2013.

Ever since the first beta editions of Windows 8 appeared, rumors have circulated over how Microsoft would revamp its other flagship consumer product, Office, to be all the more useful in the new OS. Would Office become touch-oriented and Metro-centric, to the exclusion of plain old Windows users?

Now Microsoft has whipped the drapes off the preview edition of Office 2013, providing the short answer to the above question: no. Office 2013 has clearly been revised to work that much better in Windows 8 and on touch-centric devices, but the vast majority of its functionality remains in place. The changes made are mostly cosmetic — a way to bring the Metro look to Office for users of versions of Windows other than 8. Further, Office 2013 has been designed to integrate more closely with online storage and services (mainly Microsoft’s), although those are thankfully optional and not mandatory.

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The new look and feel
Microsoft has demonstrated before how the Metro look can be ported to apps that don’t run on the Metro desktop — such as the ill-fated Zune client. Office 2013 is the latest test case, but for the most part, the Metro look is confined to places where it makes sense: the File tab, for instance, or what Microsoft has called the “backstage areas” of Office. Even when Office 2013 is installed on Windows 8, it runs on the conventional Windows desktop — yes, even when Windows 8 is itself installed on a slate PC.

Aside from the Metro makeover, you’re likely to notice a certain detail about Office 2013, one that many people also noticed with Windows 8 itself: an expanded degree of integration with Microsoft’s Windows Live. Office can be used in a local mode, without being attached to any online service. Sign into Windows Live via Office, however, and the “open or create documents” pane that appears upon opening an Office app will contain a link to your SkyDrive account, where users get a handy 25GB of storage for starters. The hard part, at least in the preview beta, is signing back out; the Office preview only lets you switch Live IDs, not sign out completely and use Office only in local mode again.

The Account pane shows all the online services (Microsoft and otherwise) currently connected to your copy of Office. Additional services at this time include LinkedIn, Flickr, and YouTube.

The Account pane shows all the online services (Microsoft and otherwise) currently connected to your copy of Office. Additional services at this time include LinkedIn, Flickr, and YouTube.

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Thoughts from our Big Data Conference

Thoughts from our Big Data Conference

via Thoughts from our Big Data Conference.

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