Ok, maybe not the “Kid from Akron” you are thinking of 😉
I’m excited to be the featured speaker at this month’s Cleveland Hadoop User Group meeting. This is a very vibrant group, with a large array of developers, business users, and students who are looking to better understand the Big Data and Hadoop landscape in the Northeast Ohio area.
When I talk about tech in the midwest, people often roll their eyes at me. But let me tell you that Big Data is huge in this area. Progressive Insurance hadtwo keynote speakers at last month’s Hadoop Summit that dug into the technology behind predictive analytics for the insurance industry. And Explorys, a spinoff startup from the Cleveland Clinic that was acquired last year by IBM to lead their Watson Healthcare initiatives, is driving innovation on delivering personalized healthcare and great insight into disease prevention and cures. It’s the combination of foundational industries and new technology that is making former rust belt mainstays evolve into hot spots for technical innovation.
My talk will be focused on giving the audience a glimpse into the challenges in the Apache Hadoop market and how ODPi is looking to be an enabler for growing a large scale, yet easier to engage with ecosystem that benefits downstream consumers of this technology. And I’m looking forward to connecting more with local members of this community to help learn how they are using Apache Hadoop and how ODPi can make those investments go farther and make their businesses more effective.
If you are in the Cleveland area or will be in town to visit what this great city has to offer, then come to the meet up on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the Progressive offices in Mayfield Village, OH (map). Worst case, you’ll have some excellent pizza :-).