Social data is big, messy and hard to deal with, but presents enormous opportunities to unlock insights to change how people work. This panel of senior technologists and innovators will discuss the business challenges they are facing, how to capture value from the collision of big + social data, and provide insight on how to evolve both teams and technologies to deliver business value.
Mark Jeffries has become a much sought-after Keynote Speaker and leading event Moderator/MC across USA, Canada and Europe. Having spoken in front of more than 100,000 event delegates, published two books and appeared on Network TV numerous times, Mark has established an impressive brand and enviable following. His recently released e-learning course has taken his message to a whole new audience around the world.
Ju-kay is the product management lead for Google’s Cloud Big Data initiative. He focuses on creating enterprise-class services that enable businesses to harness Google’s data processing infrastructure and algorithms to tackle their growing Big Data needs. Prior to Google, Ju-kay led product management for SOA and Application Performance Management at Wily Technology and CA Technologies. Ju-kay holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds patents in the areas of data-centric interfaces and multi-modal sales applications.
Stuart (Stu) Ogawa oversees Marketwired’s product and technology organization and is responsible for setting the direction of the company’s product roadmaps. He brings 25 years’ experience leading large development, product and engineering teams at both VC-backed start-up companies and multi-billion dollar, public enterprises. Most recently he served as VP, Business Intelligence at Yahoo! Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif. where he led a team of 180-plus people overseeing Big Data platforms and the search and display ad monetization platforms. During his tenure he received The SuperStar Team Lead Award, one of the highest Yahoo! awards given to employees.
Prior to that, Stu was recruited to Teradata prior to its IPO, where he led a 275 person organization as its General Manager, VP of Applications. This organization built and delivered Big Data and analytic applications for the Global 1000. He founded two SaaS start-ups, including a financial information exchange and an early social network.
David Rowley is the CTO at Get Satisfaction, where he is responsible for technical and product direction and manages the teams that define, build, test and operate the company’s SaaS-based online community platform. Having spent nearly 30 years building software products and managing development organizations, David brings experience from a wide range of domains including social business systems, mobile media, digital commerce, web infrastructure, financial systems, and scientific computing.
Prior to Get Satisfaction, he served as Vice President of Products and Services for the Mobile business unit at Limelight Networks, and has held executive and technical roles at SNOCAP, Kenamea, Fair Isaac, Varian Associates, and Bio-Rad Laboratories. His professional interests include agile software development, product management, user experience, SaaS operations, and customer service. He received a BS in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.