Strata Conference Wrap-Up: Big Ideas for Big Data

Strata Conference + Hadoop World is very different from a typical tech conference, where the focus is on sales and delivering corporate messaging. Instead, the Strata + Hadoop World gathering, held Oct. 28 – 30 in New York City, is where technologists go to get philosophical: It’s all about Big Ideas and Big Data. The discussion of technology’s social and cultural impact on people’s lives is as important to the pulse of this conference as is the latest product buzz.

One of the most mind-expanding presentations at the conference was the rapid-fire address by Tony Salvador called “Five Surprising Mobile Trajectories in Five Minutes.” Tony, a director of research at Intel Experience Insights Lab, manages to cover the evolution of data sharing from the time of medieval scribes to tomorrow’s personal data economy in just five minutes. Watch the video and learn why Tony thinks we will soon trade access to our personal data for services and information we value.

On Tony’s blog, you can dig a little deeper into how the personal data economy can help build truly personal computing, creating products and services by us and for us through the twin processes of hyper individualism and hyper collectivism. On the blog, you’ll also find links to a conversation between Tony and Roger Magoulas, Research Director of O’Reilly Media, which delves into the social science of big data and the need for transparency and trust in the personal data economy.

Tony also made an appearance on the CNBC and Yahoo! Finance program, Big Data Download. The topic was Personal Data: Who’s Willing to Share It, and When, and Tony discussed the need to boost data literacy and establish checks and balances in the digital world between technology and privacy.

The visionary scope of the Strata conference didn’t stop with Tony’s musings about the impact of Big Data on society. Intel announced the release of the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* 3.0, which adds critical new governance, security and disaster recovery features to Intel’s Big Data platform.

Intel has a big vision for Apache Hadoop, and it’s all about getting value out of Big Data.

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Tim is a strategic marketing manager for Intel with specific responsibilities related to the cloud, big data, analytics, datacenter appliances and RISC migration. Tim has 20+ years of industry experience including work as a systems analyst, developer, system adminstrator, enterprise systems trainer, product marketing engineer and marketing program manager. Prior to Intel Tim worked at Tektronix, IBM, Intersolv, Sequent and Con-Way Logistics. Tim holds a BSEE in computer engineering from BYU, PMP certification and a MBA in finance from the University of Portland. Specialties include - PMP, MCSE, CNA, HP-UX, AIX, Shell, Perl, C++