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With Ken Krupa (CTO, MarkLogic), Vida Ha (Dir. Field Engg, Databricks), Deepak Vittal (Dir. Analytics & Information Mgmt, LTI).
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
WeWork Lounge at SoHo, 173 Lafayette St

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Most enterprise organizations fail to start, let alone deliver, successful data integration projects.
A 2017 Gartner study found that 60% of enterprise IT budgets will be spent on data integration projects, so it is critical that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiatives create business value.
Join us for an in-depth meetup co-hosted by O'Reilly Media & MarkLogic featuring talks by Ken Krupa, CTO at MarkLogic, & Vida Ha, Director of Field Engineering at Databricks. We'll discuss how the right database infrastructure will enable growth, eliminate data silos & bridge the gap between your enterprise operations & analysis. You'll see how an Operational Data Hub approach is a faster & more effective solution to the seemingly unreachable goal of ERP integration.
Besides insightful talks, we'll have good food & drinks, & the opportunity for you to connect with the New York data community.

Ken Krupa, CTO at MarkLogic
With more than 25 years of professional IT experience, Ken Krupa has a unique breadth & depth of expertise within nearly all aspects of Information Technology. Prior to joining MarkLogic, Ken worked at & consulted for some of the largest Global Financial institutions during difficult economic times, delivering technology solutions & advising senior & C-level executives on technology strategy. Prior to that, he worked with Sun Microsystems as a direct partner, supporting revenue growth for Sun within the Financial Services sector. Ken also served as Chief Architect of GFI Group, a Wall St. inter-dealer brokerage, for four years leading up to the company's IPO.
In his role at MarkLogic, Ken leads a team of industry-aligned & regional CTOs who are responsible for leading MarkLogic's growth strategies within specific industry verticals. Although his work primarily involves high-level technology strategy, Ken remains active with technology in a hands-on way. Today Ken continues to pursue both individual & community-based technology activities. Current intellectual pursuits include community science as well as the study of applying purely declarative, rules-based logic frameworks to complex business & IT problems.

Vida Ha,Director of Field Engineering - Enterprise East & Federal at Databricks
Vida is currently the Director of Field Engineering at Databricks. In her past, she worked on scaling Square's Reporting Analytics System. She first began working with distributed computing at Google - where she improved search rankings of mobile-specific web content & built & tuned language models for speech recognition using a year's worth of Google search queries. She's passionate about accelerating the adoption of Apache Spark to bring the combination of speed & scale of data processing to the mainstream.

Deepak Vittal, Sr. Director, Business Solutions, Analytics & Information Management at LTI
Deepak Vittal is a technologist at heart with an intent to solve business problems. He has over 20+ years of experience in Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics & Big Data products & solutions. He currently heads the Pre-sales & Business Solutions team for LTI's BFS & MFG verticals. Currently, he's leading a large 100+ country Cloud-based IoT Analytics program for a Dow 30 Manufacturing Conglomerate & Data Lineage & Trace for a large multi-national bank. Prior to LTI, he headed the Pre-sales team for a Silicon Valley startup that specializes in Big Data Analytics, working directly under the co-founder of Datameer & first product manager for Hadoop at Yahoo. Deepak is also a MicroStrategy veteran & worked in various capacities at the Services & Product groups.
He's currently working on leveraging Cognitive & Machine Learning capabilities to solve complex data management problems that many organizations are facing, especially with the explosion of unstructured data & organizations' appetite to consume & drive business outcomes out of it. He has an MBA in Finance from Arizona State University & Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering from Mysore University.
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