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Speaker Information

 Swapnil (Neil) Jadhav
Swapnil (Neil) Jadhav Chief Data Officer/Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics City of Carlsbad
Swapnil (Neil) Jadhav is Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics for the City of Carlsbad. Carlsbad is an affluent seaside resort city in Southern California that won Google’s eCity Award in 2013. Before joining the city, Neil worked with many private sector companies, including Adobe Systems, BP (formerly British Petroleum), Cadbury Australia, Fujitsu, and Beachbody.

Neil has a proven track record as a key member of many executive teams, providing them with insights and strategic vision. His technical expertise includes big data and statistical analysis, database management, data mining, data architecture, and data warehouse design. Neil has provided technical and organizational leadership for large consulting firms, dynamic startup organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and government organizations. His experience spans a wide variety of industries, such as Oil & Gas, Hi-Tech, Health & Fitness, FMCG, and state & local government.



January 29th, Day 3

9:00 AM Challenges and Opportunities with Big Data and Open Source Technologies

Chief Data Officers are tasked with determining how best to capitalize on an organization’s data to improve decision-making for business outcomes, fine-tune marketing programs, respond to changes in customer demand, and seize upon new business opportunities. The biggest challenge is that the new technologies — and new levels of data volume, variety and velocity — require an experimental approach. It's a learning exercise and time and resources are precious.

Many of the best and best known big data tools available are open source projects, but with the growing number of open source projects and supplementing vendors in this field, it is difficult to build an accurate strategy to leverage the right set of tools to drive analytics. This session will help narrow down the best-in-class open source tools and help you build or refine your big data strategy to kick start your projects with very little investment. The highlights of this session are:

  • What are the current trends in open source big data technology?
  • What are the top 10 open source big data technologies that can speed up your implementation?
  • What are the challenges you are having in dealing/implementing open source?
  • A quick 1 page strategy to implement in your organization
  • Case studies and success stories of open source big data implementation
  • Moving beyond barriers and challenges to successful outcomes