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Thursday, September 1


Registration, Networking and Exhibitor Hall Open!
Thursday September 1, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium Sagamore Ballroom 100 S Capitol Ave Indianapolis, IN 46225 DOWNTOWN


Welcome to the 3rd Annual Indy Big Data Conference!
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Joe Hogsett

Mayor, City of Indianapolis
Born in Rushville, Indiana, Mayor Joe Hogsett has lived and worked in Indianapolis now for more than thirty five years. Joe served six years as Indiana’s Secretary of State and four as United States Attorney, cracking down on gun crimes and street gangs while breaking all-time records for the number of criminal convictions and the length of sentences. On November 3, 2015, Joe was elected to serve as the 49th Mayor for the City of... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 9:00am - 9:05am
General Session Indiana Convention Center


A Preview of the Day's Events, CEO of Conference Ventures, proud host of Conference!
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Christine Van Marter

Prior to her newest ventures, as the CEO of Conference Ventures and her PR Company, Christine Van Marter Consulting, LLC, for more than 10-years, Christine worked at Eli Lilly and Company. Nearly seven of those ten years, as the director of Research and Development (R&D) Communications. In her role, she supervised a talented team of people, along with a New York-based communications agency. Her team’s deliverables included internal... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 9:05am - 9:20am
General Session Indiana Convention Center


Indy Big Data Conference 3.0 in his own words, from the Creator of the Conference!
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Sandeep Allam

CEO, STLogics
Mr. Sandeep Allam is the CEO of STLogics a Technology Holding Company. A well-known IT executive and entrepreneur, Sandeep is widely called upon as a thought leader in the field of emerging information technologies and he is the visionary for INDY BIG DATA Conference | | He was the one who recognized the importance of Big Data before it was “big” and formed a company, under the well-respected parent company STLogics, called... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 9:20am - 9:30am
General Session Indiana Convention Center


Smart Cities - Using Big Data to Make Our Cities Smarter
Former Indiana Lieutenant Governor

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Kathy Davis

City Systems Engineer, City of Indianapolis
Kathy Davis serves as City Systems Engineer for the city of Indianapolis working on finance, management, and information systems. With the city team, Kathy is charged with eliminating the city’s structural budget deficit and developing information and management systems that help the city and its partners plan and mobilize to meet goals.  Kathy owns Davis Design Group LLC, providing data analysis and computer simulation environments... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 9:30am - 9:45am
General Session Indiana Convention Center


Keynote Presentation - How Google Cloud is Shaping the Next Wave of Big Data Technologies
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Tino Tereshko

Big Data Lead, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud Platform
Tino is a Big Data Technical Program Manager for Google Cloud Platform, focusing on product management and internal and external growth and awareness of Google´s fully-managed Big Data services - BigQuery, Dataflow, PubSub, Bigtable, and Dataproc. Prior to Google, Valentino spent his time at several startups, ranging from Streaming Big Data to Cloud Monitoring and Financial Analytics, and he began his career as a trader and quant developer... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
General Session Indiana Convention Center


Keynote Presentation - How P&G is Using Analytics to Increase Productivity, Consumer Understanding and Consumer Connections
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Guy Peri

Vice President, Chief Data Officer and Business Intelligence, P&G
Guy Peri leads Procter & Gamble’s enterprise data strategy to enable strategic/operational insights and new business models.  He also has responsibility for P&G’s data science team which applies advanced analytics against P&G’s largest business opportunities across marketing, sales, eBusiness, product innovation and supply chain. In previous roles, Guy led P&Gs global analytics organization responsible for... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
General Session Indiana Convention Center


Keynote Presentation - How Lilly Innovates its Business Through Effective Use of Big Data from Discovery to Marketing
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Mike Meadows

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Eli Lilly and Company
As Vice President and CTO, Mike Meadows leads the Global Information Services organization at Lilly responsible for business technology direction and delivering IT infrastructure and enterprise application services to over 50,000 employees and collaborators globally. In addition, Mike is the CIO for Lilly’s animal health business, Elanco. He has overseen enterprise-wide strategic sourcing to consolidate and transform infrastructure and... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 10:45am - 11:15am
General Session Indiana Convention Center


Visit Exhibitors and Email Break
Thursday September 1, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium Sagamore Ballroom 100 S Capitol Ave Indianapolis, IN 46225 DOWNTOWN


Lunch - Sponsored by Moser Consulting
Utilizing Big Data Solutions to Solve Societal Problems

Today, conversations about big data often drift over to the area of analytics and this is no surprise. The computational power afforded by big data infrastructure is a very good place to launch analytical efforts, but this same power is still being used to process large amounts of data at scale in ways that are still unrivaled by scaling vertically. Big data applications in the Federal Healthcare space do indeed perform analytics but the story we wish to tell is of the tried and true approach of harnessing big data for running distributed applications in a resilient manner for production workloads where the show must go on, and the cost of not doing so is best left unstated. 

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Shaun McAdams

Principal Consultant, Moser Consulting
Shaun McAdams is a principal consulting at Moser Consulting specializing in big data strategies.  Before joining Moser Consulting, Shaun spent over 15 years in the federal health care space focusing on data transformation, management, processing and delivery.  The last five years he served as the solution engineer senior advisor for the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Fraud Prevention System (FPS).  There he... Read More →
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Dr. Keith Rufener

Corn Breeder, Beck's Hybrids
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Jeff Spires

Manager, National Government Services
Mr. Spires has over 20 years of experience in health care technology, software development, infrastructure operations, strategic planning, process improvement and IT governance. At WellPoint (a Fortune 50 Corporation) Mr. Spires guided WellPoint’s Technology Steering Board for 5 years managing and overseeing technology selection and adoption decisions for WellPoint. He has managed large scale enterprise systems, like the CRM solution behind... Read More →
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Patrick Toole

Practice Manager Big Data, RoundTower Technologies
As the Practice Manager for Big Data, Patrick Toole brings over 15 years of experience in systems engineering and leadership in delivering, architecting, and implementing MPP and software solutions for RoundTower Technologies (“RTT”). Patrick spent 2 years with MapR, where he was responsible for integrating and bringing to market partnerships for MapR. As the Senior Director of Business Development, he resurrected relationships... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium Sagamore Ballroom 100 S Capitol Ave Indianapolis, IN 46225 DOWNTOWN


Balance: Data Transparency and Data Security
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John Roach

Director of Data Analytics, KSM Consulting
John Roach is the director of the data analytics at KSM Consulting. John’s responsibilities include helping clients better use technology and data to achieve their organizational goals and developing products and tools to produce data-driven decisions. Focused on solving clients’ strategy, structure, and process challenges, John’s skillset includes an impressive ability to break down highly complex technical problems to their... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Breakout Room #243 Indiana Convention Center


Beyond Health Information Exchange as We Know It: From Disease to Health
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Titus Schleyer

Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Titus Schleyer is focused on applied clinical informatics research at the Regenstrief Institute, with a particular emphasis on how health information exchange can help promote and maintain health, as well as prevent and treat disease. How can Indiana be one of the most wired states in the US and still be near the bottom in major health outcomes and measures? Dr. Schleyer is trying to help solve this problem with innovative uses of health... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Breakout Room #240 Indiana Convention Center


Covering Your Assets; A Guide to Protecting Your Data and How to Sell the Proper Security Solutions to Your Board
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Yan Ness

CEO, Online Tech
Yan has more than 30 years of experience launching and managing high tech companies, from startup to scale. In 2003, he led a group of investors to acquire Online tech and has since served as the CEO, growing the company from a small ISP with a single data room to a full service secure, compliant enterprise cloud and colocation provider. Prior to Online Tech, Yan was co-founder of Company Crafters and WorkWell Health and Safety Systems, which was... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Breakout Room #242 Indiana Convention Center


Cutting Through the Hype: Case Studies Identifying Business Opportunities, Overcoming Data Problems, and Driving Indisputable Value from Analytics

We’ve all heard the hype – but the business needs results! Join us for a discussion and demonstration of how the process of utilizing big data can help your organization attract and retain more high value customers at the lowest acquisition cost. We will identify the pitfalls, challenges and successful methodologies in every step of the analytics journey from infrastructure to insights across a variety of industries and sizes of organizations. Whether you are technical, analytical, neither, or both this presentation will encompass the entire journey of the data-driven organization with something for everyone!

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Rich Carlton

President & COO, Data Realty
Rich Carlton is passionate about empowering organizations to utilize data for dramatic results. A frequent speaker, Mr. Carlton has spoken to hundreds of business executives about their overall data management strategies. In the high velocity world of IT and data management, he is passionate about helping businesses harness the power of data and use it to fuel the economic engine of growing companies, communities and people.   He... Read More →
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Nitesh Chawla, PhD

Co-Founder, Aunalytics
Nitesh Chawla, Ph.D., is passionate about Big Data for the Common Good. An internationally recognized and award-winning scholar, Chawla has authored or co-authored over 150 research papers and innovated novel technologies. His papers have been cited over 7,600 times, according to Google Scholar. He is a prolific and frequent speaker at national and international events. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including: the IEEE CIS... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Breakout Room #244 Indiana Convention Center


Data & IoT in Emergency Services
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Tom Arkins

Chief of IT and Informatics, Indianapolis EMS
Chief Arkins has been in public safety since 1986 starting his career with White River Fire Department.  He has been with Wishard/Indianapolis EMS since 1994 serving as an EMT, Paramedic, EMS Supervisor, and Tactical Paramedic.  Currently he serves as the Section Chief of IT and Informatics for Indianapolis EMS.

Thursday September 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Breakout Room #241 Indiana Convention Center



Learning the Latest Big Data Tools of the Trade - Hadoop Essentials Training Course
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John Howey

Senior Systems Engineer, Cloudera
John Howey is a Senior Systems Engineer at Cloudera.  He has over 20 years of experience with software architecture, design and engineering with companies such as Oracle, Sun, Netscape, Ciber and Ford.  John has a Bachelors of Science of Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Thursday September 1, 2016 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout Room #245 Indiana Convention Center


Advanced Analytics for Healthcare Strategy and Operations
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Vipin Gopal, Ph.D.

Enterprise Vice President, Clinical Analytics, Humana
Vipin Gopal is the Enterprise Vice President of Clinical Analytics at Humana. In this role, he is responsible for the organization that develops and applies analytics to advance Humana’s clinical strategy, operations, quality and outcomes. Dr. Gopal is an expert in developing differentiating analytic competencies and has led analytic organizations in multiple Fortune 100 companies ranging from industrial conglomerates to healthcare... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Breakout Room #244 Indiana Convention Center


Lessons Learned from Implementing the State’s Management Performance Hub
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David Matusoff

Executive Director, State of Indiana - MHP
David Matusoff is an executive at the intersection of technology and policy. He has expertise in the public sector, policy, start-ups and organizational transformation. In October, 2015 he became the Executive Director of the Management and Performance Hub (MPH) for the State of Indiana. MPH is the leading organization nationally helping state government transform through utilizing data, analytics, BI and consulting to improve efficiencies and... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Breakout Room #242 Indiana Convention Center



Rapid BI Prototyping
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Lucas Thelosen

Founder, DAS42
Lucas spearheaded data and analytics efforts in a number of successful start-ups. In 2015 he took the big leap and started his own company- DAS42. Partnering with thought leaders in the Business Intelligence (BI) arena, DAS42 has seen impressive growth. Constantly challenging the status quo in BI, Lucas and his team offer innovative and disruptive services in the industry ranging from data engineering to predictive analytics. Their clients span... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Breakout Room #240 Indiana Convention Center


Security Analytics
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Dewand Neely

Chief Information Officer, State of Indiana
“Dewand Neely was appointed by Governor Mike Pence as the Indiana’s Chief Information Officer in October 2015.  Dewand first joined Indiana state government in 2003.  Shortly after his was asked to be one of the initial employees to join the newly created Indiana Office of Technology to help assist with the statewide IT consolidation efforts.  He has served several managerial roles within the IOT before ultimately... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Breakout Room #243 Indiana Convention Center


Sophisticated IoT – From an Engineering Lens
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Michael King

President, Data Analytics Solutions, LHP Engineering Solutions
Michael King is currently President, Data Analytics Solutions, a new division for LHP Engineering Solutions. Along with LHP Telematics, LHP provides a full range of Internet of Things (IoT) and Engineering Services for major OEMs in the Automotive, Industrial, and Medical industries. In this position, Michael is responsible for implementing self-service business intelligence (BI), big data, and a variety of analytics capabilities. Prior to... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Breakout Room #241 Indiana Convention Center


Edge Analytics in the Internet of Things
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Siva Pullabhotla

Principal Technologist & Big Data Architect, STBigData
Siva Pullabhotla is currently a Principal Technologist & Big Data Architect with STBigData. STBigData offers IOT services and built frameworks for backend analytics for several clients in the space of Industrial pumps, Healthcare and Retail industries.  Most recently Siva and his team worked on building Edge Intelligence solution in IOT space for a start-up in Silicon Valley. In his position, Siva is responsible for advising on big data... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout Room #241 Indiana Convention Center


Enabling Big Data Informatics Capabilities for Ag Biotech
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Bino John

Computational Biology Group Leader, Dow AgroSciences
Bino John leads the Computational Biology Group at Dow AgroSciences, a division of Dow Chemical.  Dr. John earned an Integrated Master’s degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai) in 2000 and subsequently received his PhD from The Rockefeller University in Biomedical Sciences in 2003. His graduate research relating to computational protein sequence and structure analysis was followed by postdoctoral studies in... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout Room #240 Indiana Convention Center


Explains How Vital IP Security and Risk Mitigation is to the Field of Big Data
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Todd Vare

Trial and Appellate Lawyer, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Todd Vare is a trial and appellate lawyer with a national litigation practice focused on intellectual property and business disputes involving patents,trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, IP and technology licensing, software development, data protection and privacy matters. | | IP Litigation Experience | | Mr. Vare’s patent litigation experience includes a wide variety of technologies, including Internet-based systems and processes... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout Room #242 Indiana Convention Center


How Life Sciences Organizations are Leveraging Data & Watson to Improve Human Health
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Christine Kawiecki

Christine is a sales and account management professional dedicated to bridging the gap between life sciences organizations and healthcare providers to assist in the industry's evolution from Volume to Value.  Particular focus on the use of big data quantifying the cost and quality impact that pharma and med device manufacturers have on patient care through validated real world data and research.  She is currently a Sales Executive... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout Room #244 Indiana Convention Center


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Data-Savvy Businesses
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Bob Boehnlein

CEO, Perscio
Bob is the CEO of Perscio, has a life-long passion for innovating with data, and has been part of big data’s evolution into the business world since ground-zero. He is experienced in bringing ideas to life through teams of engineers, consultants, and creative problem-solvers. Bob works with clients at Perscio to answer big questions with data.
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Anurag Garg

Anurag Garg is the CEO of Dattus. DATTUS helps OEMs and manufacturers compete in the rapidly evolving industrial environment through a full IoT platform that enables data-driven intelligent decision making. Anurag received his B.S. and M.S. from Purdue University, both in electrical engineering. He is a published researcher in the field of reliability and micro/nano devices.

Thursday September 1, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout Room #239 Indiana Convention Center


Using Threat Intelligence to Learn and Build Defenses Against Hackers
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Alex Holden

President, CISO, Hold Security
Alex Holden is the founder and CISO of Hold Security.  Holden is credited with the discovery of many high profile breaches including Adobe Systems, initial vendor breach that led to the discovery of the JPMorgan Chase breach, and the independent discovery of the Target breach. Considered one of the leading security experts, he regularly voices his professional opinion in mainstream media.

Thursday September 1, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout Room #243 Indiana Convention Center


Visualization Challenge

The Indy Big Data Conference Visualization Challenge encourages all participating Gigabyte Sponsor Companies to visualize trends in cancer, such as side effects, medications, etc., based on the unstructured Twitter data. This data consists of more than 500,000 Twitter accounts filled with tweets (from 5 to many). Each file is one user and includes 3 columns – an identification number of the anonymous Twitter account, the date and time each tweet was posted, and the unstructured text of that tweet or retweet. Use only the amount of Twitter data you deem necessary.

The challenge requires that you have a hypothesis and then start looking at difference possibilities, i.e. phrases, words or hashtags. Link this data to the time period it was posted to build a trend or pattern and create your visualization solution.

Two-step process:
  1. Prepare the raw data for visualization. While any software can be used, you may want to investigate using Knime, Java, Python or Open NPL. You may also use any proprietary software you have available.
  2. Preprocess and visualize the prepared data, using as suggested Tableau, D3.JS Library or Knime. You may also use any proprietary software you have available.
What we are looking for:

Visualizations, animations, maps, numbers or time frame, heat maps or clouds, that show executives/decision makers something about the trends in cancer, and anything else interesting that this data may reveal. Each participating company will have up to 10 minutes to discuss their solution to the general session audience beginning at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 1, 2016 (the day of the Conference). The session will be guided by a moderator. All participating Gigabyte Sponsor Companies will be asked the same five following questions:

  1. What trends did you detect?
  2. How much of the data did you use?
  3. What tools did you use?
  4. How fast is your solution?
  5. Describe the ease of use of your solution.
Participating Companies:
Moser Consulting
Pinnacle Solutions

Thursday September 1, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium Sagamore Ballroom 100 S Capitol Ave Indianapolis, IN 46225 DOWNTOWN