Rock Stars of Big Data: Must-Attend Big Data Event of the Year Hosted by Computer Society

Every day companies like Google, Netflix, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, GE, and others grapple with the demands and realities of Big Data.

Online PR News – 20-June-2013 – Washington – LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 19 June 2013 – Every day companies like Google, Netflix, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, GE, and others grapple with the demands and realities of Big Data. The experts in Big Data from these leading-edge companies will rock the Computer History Museum at IEEE Computer Society's Rock Stars of Big Data summit October 29, 2013 in Mountain View, Calif.

This high-level, one-day discussion aimed at business as well as technology leaders will empower attendees to understand the potential for Big Data in their business, create a Big Data culture, make Big Data projects succeed, use Big Data analytics to make the right decisions, and prepare employees and teams for Big Data projects.

The first 50 people to register for what is expected to be a sold-out event will receive an e-book version of "Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave: Finding Opportunities in Huge Data Streams with Advanced Analytics" by speaker Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer of Global Alliance Programs, Teradata. To register, visit

Other Rock star speakers include:

• Grady Booch, Chief Scientist of Software Engineering, IBM Research
• Stephen Brodsky, Technical Executive and Distinguished Engineer of Big Data Initiatives, IBM Silicon Valley Lab
• Josh Greenbaum, Principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting
• Robert Mangel, Director of Service Quality Research, Kaiser Permanente
• Chris Pouliot, Director of Algorithms and Analytics, Netflix
• William Ruh, Vice President, GE Software
• Dan Sturman, Engineering Director, Google
• Peter Ungaro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cray Inc.
• Stephen Wheat, General Manager, HPC Business Unit, Intel

"Big Data is a demanding reality impacting virtually every company in the world today. It represents an exponential increase of business intelligence which influences every aspect of a company's market and product strategy — if it can be harnessed and managed," said Chris Jensen, IEEE Computer Society Director of Marketing and Sales. "Rock Stars of Big Data provides a rare opportunity to meet this challenge head-on with both informative and inspiring solutions from the leaders in the field. We believe this will be a sold-out event, so attendees should register soon to guarantee their seats as well as to take advantage of the early registration e-book premium."

Team rates are available. Individuals and teams can register today at

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