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Press Release: February 1, 2018

Turn algorithms into advantage at Strata Data Conference

Practical knowledge on making data work for business

Boston, MAStrata Data Conference brings the world's largest data conference series back to Silicon Valley March 5–8, 2018, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Recognized as the only gathering in big data and data science that cuts across vendors, technologies, and frameworks, Strata offers practical knowledge about how to implement technologies and techniques. O'Reilly Media and Cloudera present Strata Data Conferences, where thousands of the world's smartest data scientists join executives and alpha geeks every year.

Data drives business transformation everywhere, spanning banking to biotech, retail to energy, government to nonprofit, news to entertainment. As the data industry's growth has accelerated, Strata has expanded its program with new sessions and tracks reflecting emerging challenges, including security, ubiquitous computing, collaboration, reproducibility, new interfaces, emerging architecture, building data teams, machine data, and more.

Created for executives, business leaders, and strategists who need to make data serve the imperatives of their business, Strata Business Summit presents critical information for nontechnical leaders, as well as data experts. The Summit program encompasses Data Case Studies, executive briefings, and sessions rich in practical strategic information shared by leaders at household brands and global companies including Microsoft, BP, Kaiser Permanente, Freddie Mac, General Mills, McKinsey Global Institute, and GoPro.

Media and Ad Tech Day launches this year, with innovators from businesses such as Comcast, Disney, Nielsen, Caesars, and UC Davis exploring ad tech, measurement, automation, and audience engagement in the fast-changing media landscape.

Strata also offers an expanded program and training in Data Science and Machine Learning, as well as Data Engineering and Architecture. Intensive two-day training courses include Apache Spark programming, Real-time systems with Spark Streaming and Kafka, Machine learning with TensorFlow, Data science and machine learning with Apache Spark, Data science for managers, Machine learning with PyTorch, and Hands-on data science with Python.

Program Chairs Doug Cutting, Ben Lorica, and Alistair Croll have created a program that examines today's full landscape of big data tools and technologies and anticipates the future. Featured speakers include:

  • Li Fan, Pinterest
  • Eric Colson, Stitch Fix
  • Nancy Lublin, Crisis Text Line
  • Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Everybody Lies/NY Times
  • Natalie Evans Harris, BrightHive
  • Jeff Dean, Google
  • Mike Olson, Cloudera
  • Jennifer Prendki, Atlassian
  • Michael Chui, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Dorna Bandori, Jetlore
  • Josh Wills, Slack
  • Janelle Shane, aiweirdness.com
  • Rodney Mullen, Almost Skateboards
  • David Boyle, MasterClass
  • Rajat Monga, TensorFlow
  • K. Wayne Peacock, Blizzard Entertainment

Strata offers a unique opportunity to tap into the leading minds in technology, and network with thousands of data scientists, engineers, analysts, and business managers. Registration remains open and a limited number of media passes are available for qualified journalists and analysts. For more information and to request an interview, please contact maureen@oreilly.com.

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