StampedeCon 2013 Announces Speaking Lineup

  StampedeCon 2013 Announces Speaking Lineup

Walmart, Ford Motor Company, Deloitte, Riot Games and other experts to discuss
                      Big Data challenges and solutions

StampedeCon 2013

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- April 29, 2013

StampedeCon 2013, the national Big Data conference hosted in St. Louis, is
announcing its conference agenda for this summer’s event. The conference will
bring some of the industry’s most advanced use cases together demonstrating
the impact of Big Data and providing in-depth analysis of tools.

“Big Data is growing exponentially. Understanding how to control the amount of
data available and create a strategy to leverage it is vital to today’s
workplace,” said Gary Stiehr, StampedeCon organizer. “Companies without an
understanding of Big Data are at a severe disadvantage in today’s marketplace.
StampedeCon’s goal is to provide that knowledge to everyone.”

StampedeCon runs July 30-31. The first day will provide insight into
developing data and analytics strategies. The second day presents a view into
the technologies available to implement data and analytics strategies.

StampedeCon 2013 training partners include Cloudera and Inferology. On July
29^th, Inferology is offering a pre-conference course on NoSQL databases. On
August 1^st, Cloudera is offering post-conference training workshops on
Hadoop, Hive and Pig.

StampedeCon features presentations benefiting both seasoned IT professionals
and those getting started with Big Data. The agenda includes twelve speakers
and a panel discussion, with the following agenda highlights:

Big Data Analytics: Inside and Out
Michael Cavaretta, Ford Motor Company
Cavaretta will present three areas of opportunity for Big Data Analytics:
improving internal processing, understanding customers though external data
(including social) and vehicle sensor networks. The presentation will include
tips for starting your own Big Data projects.

Big Data at Riot Games
Jerome Boulon, Riot Games
Riot Games sought to understand and improve the player experience for its 32
million users. Boulon will review the challenges they faced creating a Big
Data infrastructure that delivers the ability to provide continued insight.

Five Trends in Analytics… How to Take Advantage Today
John Lucker, Deloitte Consulting
Lucker will discuss the latest advancements in the world of analytics and
offer strategies for tapping into their potential. The topic areas include
visualization and design, mobile analytics and strategy analytics.

Big Data, Big Law
Anthony Martin, Walmart
This presentation will tell the story of one global, multi-channel company’s
walk through the increasingly complicated legal, compliance security maze
while trying to recognize the implicit value of Big Data programs.

For information on other speakers and a complete agenda, visit To become a sponsor, contact

StampedeCon sponsors currently include IBM, Cloudera, EMC Isilon and
Washington University’s Center for the Application of Information Technology

About Us

StampedeCon is a Big Data conference hosted in St. Louis, the fastest-growing
tech city in the US. Providing education for both novice IT professionals and
Big Data veterans is at the heart of StampedeCon. To learn more about
StampedeCon, visit and connect with StampedeCon on
Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

To register, visit


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