Information On Demand Technical Unconference

IBM is hosting an unique industry event where YOU set the agenda. Make your voice heard at this participant-driven unconference to be held during Information On Demand 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The Technical Unconference is open to conference attendees, students, professors, as well as local IT pros, developers, and architects.

You and your fellow attendees will lead and participate in discussions around all facets of the future of data. We invite you to submit your ideas below for what topics should be on the Unconference agenda and vote on the best of your peers’ ideas. If your proposal is to give one of the lightning talks please say “Lightning” in the subject.

To kick off the participant discussions, here are some big questions to think about:

•How should APIs & Programming languages evolve to better serve developer needs?
•What’s so different about big data? How is big data changing your company?
•Should we control how big data is used? Is privacy by design possible?
•What skills & tools do data scientists need? How will the role evolve?

What is an Unconference??

An Unconference is an event where the participants create the agenda. The Information On Demand Technical Unconference is a participant-driven conference with little structure, where the attendees drive the agenda and freely form new discussions and sub-groups as ideas emerge. You and the other attendees will suggest and then select the topics through a voting process.

We’ll begin with an hour of lightning talks: each presenter gets 5 minutes to cover a timely and relevant topic. After the lightning talks, we will break into one or more open discussion groups to explore the topics you’ve chosen. This is the opportunity to share how you are shaping the future of data and learn how your peers are doing the same. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join – and create – the conversation.

Information On Demand 2012

Get more details about Information On Demand 2012. Separate registration for Information On Demand 2012 is required.

Let us know if you’ll be at the no-charge Unconference and choose whether you are also attending Information On Demand 2012. Register Here

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  1. Big data and the need for COEs

    Leverage of skills and methods make COEs a best practice - here is why.

    11 votes
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    • Data Warehousing on System z Best Practices

      Discuss how to get the most from a data warehouse hosted on System z under DB2 for z/OS

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      • DISCUSSION TOPIC: Hadoop uber-alles

        Hadoop uber-alles: Or is it MapReduce uber-alles?

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        • DISCUSSION TOPIC: Big Data's optimal deployment model

          Big Data's optimal deployment model: Federate it all?

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          • Lightning - Considering a scalable MPP like IBM Netezza, should we consider migrating away from traditional ETL?

            With in-the-box power far more scalable and efficient for large-scale data processing, the ETL tools are no longer able to keep up and are much more logistically complex. Even using an ETL tool to "pushdown" is too inefficient to honor the MPP's power

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            • Analytics: a key tool in the design of web and mobile interfaces

              A look at some of the emerging trends around analytics-based design and navigation systems using the popular IBM developerWorks site as the focus.

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              • Radically scalable data processing with IBM Netezza

                Processing tens of billions of rows invites MPP-level scalability for data processing. This has many facets, including pushing an MPP-platform to its most efficient threshold. Also to manage the resources, logistically and operationally scale without losing control of the logical flows, and dealing with capacity, data management and operational integrity.

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                • 3 votes
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                  • DISCUSSION TOPIC: Experience optimization

                    Experience optimization: Can you put a number on customers' love for you (or lack thereof)?

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                    • DISCUSSION TOPIC: Social sentiment as valuable market intelligence

                      Social sentiment as valuable market intelligence: Can you correlate sentiment with buying behavior?

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                      • DISCUSSION TOPIC: Crowdsourcing Big Data creativity

                        Crowdsourcing Big Data creativity: Is the Kaggle crowdsourcing model the wave of the data science's future?

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                        • Big data best practices and the laws of physics - can't break either and be successful

                          What summary level lessons learned do you ABSOLUTELY need to be are of for your first big data projects...

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                          • Going beyond sentiment: Is there still room left for improving NLP, or is it time to find a new way to understand language?

                            Social Analytics platforms in particular have been rabidly pursuing Sentiment since their beginning, but it seems the algorithms consistently leave something to be desired. Has anyone finally cracked the code? Are there new approaches that we should look at, beyond +/0/-?

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                            • DISCUSSION TOPIC: Petabytes in the palm of your hand

                              Petabytes in the palm of your hand: Will you want to cache your entire life on your gadget?

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                              • DISCUSSION TOPIC: Peta-governance

                                Peta-governance: How will you control the explosion of Big Data analytic models?

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                                • DISCUSSION TOPIC: Big Media

                                  Big Media: How will we scale to support real-time pattern recognition in media-saturated world?

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