Event

23

September 2014

The Big Deal about Big Data

11:45am-1:30pm | InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel - 225 Front Street W, Toronto

What is big data and how can the business industry benefit from it? We are new to this. We aren’t Google and Facebook, we don’t have legions of developers and top paying tech hires- how do we even get started? The industry has found that those who infuse analytics into their key business process outperform their competition. The panel will explore the future of Big Data, its value and how to properly govern the new phenomenon within the business industry.

Member Pricing:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $801 +HST
Guest Pricing:
Individual: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

The Big Deal about Big Data

Betty DeVita

President
Mastercard Canada

Betty DeVita

As president, MasterCard Canada, Ms. DeVita oversees all Canadian operations and sits on the global MasterCard operating committee.

Committed to furthering MasterCard’s position as the fastest growing payments brand in Canada, Ms. DeVita is dedicated to promoting the advantages of electronic payments, accelerating Canada’s cashless journey and advancing global commerce.

Prior to joining MasterCard in 2010, Ms. DeVita served as chairman and CEO of Citibank Canada and has worked in Citibank divisions in Latin America and Asia. She has served on the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers Association. In 2009 and 2011 Ms. DeVita was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network.
Ms. DeVita holds a B.S from St. John’s University in New York and is a graduate of the CEO Certificate program at Wharton-KMA in Seoul, South Korea. She recently earned the Institute of Corporate Directors certification from the Rotman School of Management.

Carolyn McGregor

Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Carolyn McGregor

Professor Carolyn McGregor is the Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics based at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. Dr McGregor has led pioneering research in Big Data, analytics, event stream processing, temporal data stream data mining, business process modelling, patient journey modelling and cloud computing. In the early 1990s she led the implementation of the first Executive Information Systems for one of the largest banks and the largest retailer in Australia. These were two of the earliest business analytics software implementations in Australia. She now progresses her research within the context of health and medicine for advanced support for clinical management and research. Dr McGregor is an international leading researcher in the area of critical care health informatics and in particular the use of Big Data in neonatal health informatics for which she has specialised for over 15 years. To date in her career, she has been awarded over $10 million in research, consultancy and infrastructure funding. She has led the establishment of two IT start-up companies internationally. To date she has published over 100 research publications and 3 patents. She has extensive collaborative relationships with healthcare organisations, researchers and industry in several countries around the world including Canada, Australia, USA, China and Ireland. In 2013 her Artemis project was awarded the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Ingenious Award in the Not for Profit Category. She is regularly called upon by the media as an international specialist in health informatics and Big Data.

Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A.

Vice President of Technical Professionals for IBM’s Information Management division
IBM

Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A.

Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A., is the Vice President of Technical Professionals for IBM’s Information Management division and additionally leads the World Wide Competitive Database and Big Data teams. Paul is an award winning writer and speaker with more than 20 years of experience in Information Management and is seen as a global expert in Big Data and Analytic technologies. Independent groups often recognize Paul as a thought leader with nominations to SAP’s “Top 50 Big Data Twitter Influencers”, Big Data Republic’s “Most Influential”, Onalytica’s “Top 100”, and AnalyticsWeek “Thought Leader in Big Data and Analytics” lists. Technopedia listed him a “Big Data Expert to Follow” and he was consulted on the topic of Big Data by the popular TV show “60 Minutes”. Paul has written more than 350 magazine articles and 18 books, some of which include “Hadoop for Dummies”, “Harness the Power of Big Data”, “Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data”, “New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data: DB2 10.5”, “DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling”, “DB2 Certification for Dummies”, “DB2 for Dummies”, and more. In his spare time, he enjoys all sorts of sporting activities, including running with his dog Chachi, swimming, and overall fitness training (he no longer worries about avoiding punches in his MMA training as an eventual understanding that he became too slow for full contact forced him into retirement). Ultimately, Paul is trying to figure out the world according to Chloë—his daughter.

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