Agenda

Interactive Sessions & Real-World Advice

Learn how to apply the latest Pentaho innovations, see how customers are applying Pentaho to solve real-world problems, gain insight into product roadmaps and strategic plans, and bring back practical knowledge and best practices. New this year is our Social Innovation breakout track presented by HDS. Attend to learn about the new solutions that will drive value in a world dominated by the Internet of Things.

Check the schedule often, as we continue to add more details to the agenda.

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

9AM - 11AM
Hands-On Training
(Morning Session)

1PM - 3PM
Hands-On Training
(Afternoon Session)

3PM - 7:30PM
Registration Opens

6PM - 7:30PM
Welcome Reception

*Agenda is subject to change

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

8AM - 12PM
Opening Keynote
General Sessions

Lunch

1PM - 5PM
Breakout Sessions

5PM - 6PM
SolutionExpo + Cocktails

7PM - 10PM
Evening Party

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

8AM - 10AM
SolutionExpo
Meet-the-Experts

10AM - 12PM
Breakout Sessions

Lunch

1:30PM - 3:30PM
Breakout Sessions

3:30PM - 5:00PM
Closing Keynotes

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Choose from close to 50 breakout sessions broken out into the following tracks: Big Data Today, Business Analytics Platform, Working With Data, Emerging Technologies and Use Cases, Embedded Analytics and Platform Extensions and Social Innovation.

Wednesday, October 14Already Registered? Build Your Agenda Now
8:00AM - 12:00PM Opening Keynote + General Sessions
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 1:45PM
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2015 has been a busy year at Pentaho. Attend this session to learn about new functionality that has been added to support enterprise infrastructure, improvements to our in-cluster configuration of Big Data Sources, and simplified deployment within YARN. You will hear about new sources such as SAP HANA and AWS EMR, improvements in PDI with Spark, and see what we can do with annotations to make it easier than ever before to blend data and deliver on the promise of the Streamlined Data Refinery.
Working with Data
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CTools already has built-in support for responsive design through the usage of the Bootstrap CSS Framework. In this session, you will learn how it can be used within the Community Dashboard Editor (CDE) interface to create a responsive dashboard. We will address the layout perspective, how Bootstrap CSS classes can model the same layout on different screen sizes, and how JavaScript events can deal with screen size changes.
Embedded Analytics & Platform Extensions
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Find out which technologies Pentaho Labs is evaluating and what's hot on our radar! Discover what the near-term technology landscape looks like for data transformation, orchestration, and analysis, and learn which up-and-coming open source projects to keep an eye out for.
Emerging Technologies & Use Cases
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Organizations that choose Pentaho know there’s incredible firepower in the platform, but not everyone prepares their environment to exploit all the platform has to offer. In this session, you’ll get field reports from numerous Pentaho deployments, and learn the 10 steps you need to take to ensure you’re capitalizing on your Pentaho investment. From application design, to Pentaho configuration, to data architecture, to organizational planning, we’ll show you how to evade the traps that prevent some organizations from realizing their full potential with the Pentaho platform.
Big Data Today
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Hear from CERN, the organization where the Web was born and recently discovered the Higgs particle, about how the Pentaho platform supports their business processes and has adapted to meet core BI needs. You will learn how CERN’s integrated Pentaho installation with a custom data access control layer not only exposes strategically relevant information for analysis by CERN’s leaders, but is also central to day-to-day activities delivering timely operational data to a worldwide community.
Business Analytics Platform
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Mobile and broadband service providers compete on delivering high quality video and other premium services, yet 50% of mobile operators in a recent survey indicated that service degradation has a significant or huge impact on subscriber churn. Learn how service providers can dramatically improve premium services delivery and reduce churn by accurately identifying service impairments on demand by leveraging Pentaho Data Integration tools with Hitachi Live Insight for Telecom, a powerful and scalable streaming analytics platform.
Social Innovation
Jens Bleuel
Senior Product Manager, Pentaho

Mark Burnette
Sales Engineer, Presales, Pentaho

Pedro Martins
Head of Implementation, Consulting, Pentaho

James Dixon
Founder, Pentaho

Will Gorman
VP Chief Architect, Architecture, Pentaho

PARTNER - INQUIDIA

Jan Janke
Deputy Group Leader, CERN

Derek Mathieson
Group Leader, CERN

Lukasz Janicki
Lead Developer, CERN

Laurent Guengant
Senior Director, Global Program Lead – Big Data and Analytics, Hitachi Data Systems

2:00PM - 2:45PM
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One of the most common activities in traditional ETL is joining multiple datasets. In the Big Data world, however, this takes different approaches and different design patterns. This session will show you three different design patterns for joining data with Hadoop and PDI.
Big Data Today
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This session picks up where last year's PentahoWorld “PDI Best Practices” session left off. It explains how you can improve your data integration solutions to be better, more scalable, easier to manage, and more transparent. To put it more in simpler words: we will discuss how to properly govern your solutions. You will hear details from existing projects regarding common mistakes and their appropriate fixes. This session dives into real examples of how PDI developers put principles mentioned in the talk in practice.
Working with Data
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Installation, configuration, lifecycle management and security are all key areas of interest for system and application administrators. Attend this session to gain insight into Pentaho’s Business Analytics Platform and Innovation Roadmap. Discussion will focus on areas of improvement in Pentaho 6.0, as well as the future vision for the Business Analytics platform.
Business Analytics Platform
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Learn how you can extend the Pentaho Platform to build a decision tree visualization for business users. This session will explore the technical details on how to build a custom D3 visualization and how to leverage the Analyzer JS APIs to build a custom UI container around Analyzer.
Embedded Analytics & Platform Extensions
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Learn how Docker and PDI can be used to create compelling solutions to real-world problems. See live demos, where we will introduce Linux containers (LXC) and Docker, showing some of the ways Pentaho engineers have leveraged Docker. We will detail more complex use cases and dive into technical discussion and demos. Please bring questions, and be ready for this exciting and interactive session!
Emerging Technologies & Use Cases
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Sensus, a global leader in utility infrastructure systems and resource conservation leveraged Pentaho for code free customer back office integration with the Sensus Analytics' Platform to enable field sales teams with limited technical skill requirements to onboard customers to the Sensus Analytics Platform. You will understand the challenges encountered and how Pentaho data integration was leveraged to dynamically build customer data integration maps that import data into MongoDB with no coding required.
Social Innovation
Oliver Nielsen
Director of Professional Services, Pentaho

Chris Skirde
Director Sales Engineering Enterprise, Pentaho

Matt Casters
Chief Architect of Data Integration, Kettle Project Founder, Pentaho

Matt Tucker
Technical Support Engineer, Pentaho

Michael Mrstik
Product Manager, Platform Services, Pentaho

Rachel Bland
Director, Product Management, Pentaho

Benny Chow
Analyzer Architect, Pentaho

Steve Szabo
Enterprise Architect, Pentaho

Pedro Vale
Head of Development, Pentaho

Michael D'Amour
Principal Software Engineer, Pentaho

Bryan Rosander
Senior Software Engineer, Development, Pentaho

Matt Ferguson
Sr. Director of Analytic Solutions, Sensus

3:00PM - 3:45PM
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Join us for the second annual viewing of the Pentaho Product Roadmap! This session will focus on our planned investments in Pentaho Data Integration. We’ll discuss emerging use cases that we're seeing, as well as technologies we plan to investigate for future release. Come and hear what we have to say, and let us know what you think!
Working with Data
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This session will discuss the journey from traditional BI tools and data warehouses of the old world to a today's modern platforms and approaches to Big Data storage and analysis. We will discuss key areas that need to be considered and managed, including: demos, stakeholders, metrics, users, decision-makers, problems, and lessons learned. You will hear about a major financial services account and their experience in navigating their Pre-Sales, Professional Services, and Sales teams from a very traditional ‘old world’ Oracle/BOBJ setup to a modernized Cloudera/Pentaho combination. Come away from this session knowing what you need to consider during the selection process and deployment journey.
Business Analytics Platform
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In 2014-2015, Pentaho heavily invested in improving and extending the capabilities and support for embedding Pentaho within other applications. Hear about how customers have harnessed the power of the newest embedding APIs within Pentaho. Take a look as we lift the hood on a live embedded application and discuss the nuances of developing a next gen application for big data with the flexibility of Pentaho’s embedded architecture.
Embedded Analytics & Platform Extensions
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Data scientists all have a favorite tool or language of choice for scientific computing. Software interoperability expands horizons and increases the size of the arsenal at hand by opening the door to algorithms implemented in other frameworks. This talk discusses how Weka can be accessed from R, Python and Octave/Matlab, as well as the reverse: accessing R and Python from Weka.
Emerging Technologies & Use Cases
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We are in the middle of a data rush and it can often feel like the center of a storm--overwhelming. Which direction should I go? What is the best long-term bet? On the other hand more data should be great news. More data means more insight, more guidance, and more strategic direction. However, more data doesn’t on its own rally your entire business around common goals and insights. You need the right team, technology, and process to support a thriving, analytic-driven business environment that results in pervasive analytics across the organization. Learn how Cloudera can guide you along on your journey to pervasive analytics.
Big Data Today
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The Internet of Things is expected to be a trillion dollar market over the next few years. Monitoring, predicting, prescribing, and visualizing millions of devices in real time is not easy. When you have to investigate a catastrophic cascade of thousands of events that unfolded within a few seconds it get harder. In this session, James Dixon, Pentaho Founder will present a vision for an IoT Analytic Architecture that solves all of these problems. 
Social Innovation
Jens Bleuel
Senior Product Manager, Pentaho

Rachel Bland
Director, Product Management, Pentaho

Jan Aertsen
Services Director EMEA/APAC, Pentaho

Gretchen Moran
Director of Engineering Services, Pentaho

Mark Hall
Data Mining Architect, Pentaho

Partner - Cloudera

James Dixon
Founder, Pentaho

4:00PM - 4:45PM
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Big Data! Everybody’s doing it, and the real world applications have never been so clear! Attend this session to gain insights into Pentaho's key areas of focus for its Pentaho Big Data Integration Product and Innovation Roadmap. Hear about some of the use cases we’ve explored and how the Internet of Things (IoT) is influencing our perspective on the next wave of innovation. Get your questions answered, and learn more about Pentaho's product direction.
Big Data Today
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Pentaho Data Integration is a very powerful tool for companies— large and small. However, designing and deploying solutions in an enterprise takes calculated consideration. During this session, we will explore those unique considerations for enterprise deployments of Pentaho Data Integration. You will hear specific best practices to follow for installation, upgrades, development, migration and general design, based on Pentaho expertise in the field. You will also learn about design patterns for multi-node cluster situations, monitoring a PDI cluster, and distributing a load across a cluster. This session will equip you with PDI knowledge to build a solution suitable for enterprise.
Working with Data
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Pentaho 6.0 will introduce a whole set of new features and improvements. We will be discussing the best practices for migrating to the 6.0 release that will help execute the upgrade process in the most efficient way. Identify the steps to follow, as well as other key points that will provide you with a solid and repeatable guideline.
Business Analytics Platform
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Deploying successful Big Data projects demand architectures that evolve over time. In this session, you will learn the history and evolution of Pentaho’s earliest and innovative big data customers. We will explore the common design patterns that have emerged, how they leverage technologies beyond Hadoop such as YARN and the Cloud, and scale and continue to deliver real business value while protecting existing technology and resource investments.
Emerging Technologies & Use Cases
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Learn to leverage Pentaho's ability to be easily customized and embedded. See how to integrate Pentaho into your existing products and infrastructure, from matching UI styling of our embedded tools to working with your existing authentication systems to deploying fully Multi-Tenanted solutions. Reduce upgrade friction by learning the proper embed techniques from the Nick Baker, Platform Architect and Anthony DeShazor, VP of Customer Care and longtime Enterprise Services Director. Stay afterwards for an in-depth Q&A on the topics discussed.
Embedded Analytics & Platform Extensions
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Social Innovation is the practical use of connected machines and sensors to improve business and society. This session will cover how Pentaho plays a critical role in the foundation for Social Innovation and discusses the key areas of focus for HDS and Pentaho in IoT emerging use cases.
Social Innovation
Doug Moran
Founder & Big Data Product Manager, Pentaho

Andy Grohe
Director, Implementation Services, Pentaho

Rodrigo Haces
Lead Architect, Enterprise Architecture Group, Pentaho

Andy Grohe
Director, Implementation Services, Pentaho

Greg Abellard
Support Team Lead, Pentaho

Dave Henry
SVP, Enterprise Solution, Pentaho

Donna Prlich
VP of Product & Solutions Marketing, Pentaho

Nick Baker
Software Architect, Pentaho

Anthony DeShazor
VP of Customer Care & Principal Architect, Pentaho

Sara Gardner
VP and Chief Technology Officer, Social Innovation and Global Industries Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems

Will Gorman
VP Chief Architect, Architecture, Pentaho

Thursday, October 15
8:00AM - 10:00AM SolutionExpo + Meet-the-Experts
10:00AM - 10:45AM
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The premise of Hadoop is a scalable distributed computing environment. Pentaho, through Pentaho MapReduce, can leverage this environment for your data transformation, enriching, and cleansing needs. In this session, we will share results of a scalability study performed by Pentaho, best practices learned from scaling Pentaho and Hadoop in the Cloud, and present the roadmap for other scalability studies.
Big Data Today
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Learn how you can make optimal use of existing corporate metadata using model driven data integration with PDI. Discover the benefits in a big data context, the overall architecture, and reference examples from customer projects.
Working with Data
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CTools are increasingly becoming an integral part of the Pentaho stack. This two part presentation will showcase the latest developments that allow for greatly expanded embedding capabilities. We will address topics such as embedding multiple dashboards in a single page, interacting with those dashboards at runtime, multiple servers, single sign-on (SSO) scenarios, and much more. The session will also shed light on forthcoming plans to make dashboard generation much simpler in the near future.
Business Analytics Platform
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This session will discuss the different approaches to embedding Pentaho Analytics into your applications and processes, as well as the business drivers for doing so. We’ll also demonstrate several examples of embedded analytics, with particular focus on the new Analyzer JavaScript APIs and CTools embedding techniques, as well as integrating data feeds into your applications. See the power of Pentaho analytics at the point of impact!
Embedded Analytics & Platform Extensions
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The most powerful insights come from blending data from various internal and external sources to create a 360 degree analytical view of an entity, such as a customer, employee, or financial investment. Pentaho and MongoDB are a powerful combination for building out an enterprise customer view that can be used for powerful analytics and operational dashboards. In this session, we will discuss the single customer view use case, what it is, and why it's worth talking about, as well as methods and technologies for implementation.
Emerging Technologies & Use Cases
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Learn how Hitachi’s new hyper-converged, scale-out, platform is designed to maximize Pentaho Data Integration in a blended data lake for both legacy and Hadoop environments, to help save time, IT resources and money. A demonstration of Hitachi’s TCO Calculator will show how Hitachi’s solution positively stacks up against DIY science projects.
Social Innovation
Anthony DeShazor
VP of Customer Care & Principal Architect, Pentaho

Steve Szabo
Enterprise Architect, Pentaho

Matt Casters
Chief Architect of Data Integration, Kettle Project Founder, Pentaho

Jan Aertsen
Services Director EMEA/APAC, Pentaho

Doug Moran
Founder & Big Data Product Manager, Pentaho

Pedro Vale
Head of Development, Pentaho

Ben Hopkins
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Pentaho

Gretchen Moran
Director of Engineering Services, Pentaho

Bo Borland
Vice President, Field Technical Sales, Pentaho

Fred Oh
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Big Data Infrastructure, Hitachi Data Systems

11:00AM - 11:45AM
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Attend this information-packed session to learn more about key investment areas in Embedded Analytics that Pentaho will be focusing on in its Product and Innovation Roadmap. This session will outline Pentaho's point of view on building scalable and secure embedded applications that deliver only trusted and compliant data to properly authenticated audiences, without sacrificing timeliness or expedience. Get your questions answered, and learn more about Pentaho's product direction in this domain.
Embedded Analytics & Platform Extensions
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ElasticSearch is a prominent distributed search indexing technology based on Apache Lucene. It is used in a variety of ways, but of particular interest is its capability to quickly and easily summarize and aggregate data stored in JSON documents. See how Pentaho Data Integration can be used to store and retrieve data from an ElasticSearch cluster, as well as how Pentaho Dashboards can be written to interact with the data directly.
Emerging Technologies & Use Cases
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Business Analytics Platform
Pentaho Customer Case Study
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Join us as we explore the journey of Borderfree (a Pitney Bowes company) in its evolution in leveraging Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) to bridge the gap of data demands, from both a business and technical perspective. This session reveals how Borderfree is changing its organization to be more data centric. You will hear how the worlds of relational and non-relational databases are connecting to provide reporting, actionable intelligence, and a new data architecture –while remaining completely seamless to the organization.
Working with Data
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In this session, learn how DISA DSO performs analytics on federated DoD and IC spectrum data sources to provide DoD customers (including senior leadership) the tools required to effectively access and manage the electromagnetic spectrum. DISA DSO, the primary DoD source for spectrum-related data to support spectrum management and E3 efforts uses Pentaho Business Analytics and Data Integration to design, develop, test, and deploy a Business Intelligence and Analytics solution.
Big Data Today
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As the transformative IoT industry emerges, our strategy for making sense of this data starts in the HDS wheelhouse - the data center. Together Pentaho & HDS have created a proof of concept showing howl data center sensor information such as temperature, signal quality, voltage and more can empower you to spot anomalies before they impact your business. You will also learn how these analytics techniques can be applied to the broader IoT arena.
Social Innovation
Ivana Naumovic
Senior Product Manager, Pentaho

Rachel Bland
Director, Product Management, Pentaho

Daniel Einspanjer
Architect, Pentaho

Will Gorman
VP Chief Architect, Architecture, Pentaho

Scott Wei
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, Borderfree, a Pitney Bowes Company

Lata Upadhyayula
Technical Data Analyst, Borderfree, a Pitney Bowes Company

Abir Ray
Director, Expression Networks

Oliver Nielsen
Director of Professional Services, Pentaho

Daryl Stanbery
Vice President Advanced Analytics, Hitachi Data Systems

Ashok Nirsoe
Master Data Scientist, Hitachi Data Systems

12:00PM - 1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM - 2:15PM
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Within the Big Data ecosystem, new big data technologies and data sources are continuously presenting themselves. In this session. Pentaho shares experiences of these from across our customer base. Find out who is using Presto, how companies leverage Phoenix, and learn from a host of use cases that include other bleeding-edge big data technologies of the day. You will learn about Pentaho’s early adoption paths, how we work with customers and partners to uncover the strengths and weaknesses, and the road to inclusion in the Adaptive Big Data Layer for some of the promising technologies we encounter.
Big Data Today
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Over the past year, Pentaho has seen a significant uptick in self service and end user driven data preparation in order to support both the analytic process and data discovery. This has resulted in data proliferating in the business with no accountability to IT or those responsible for data security and governance. Pentaho believes that data discovery cannot start “at the glass” but must be addressed from the data side and then made accessible to an end business user through a simple experience, thus guaranteeing governance to IT teams. Join this session to learn how Pentaho intends to address this now and in the future.
Business Analytics Platform
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Direct data monetization may be the biggest opportunity in this age of exploding information. With over 30% of enterprises expected to sell data products by 2016, we now, more than ever, see technology leaders held accountable for ROI on data assets. During this session, we will discuss how organizations, today, are monetizing data across different industries and how the Pentaho platform positions companies to launch new analytics-driven services.
Emerging Technologies & Use Cases
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Working with Data
Pentaho Customer Case Study
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Social Innovation
Internet of Things Use Case
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TriZetto’s software product, Modeler Analytics provides BI reporting capabilities for healthcare claim pricing models. Originally developed with an embedded BI engine that never fully met performance or functional expectations a thorough vetting process, lead to Pentaho Analytics as the chosen replacement. With a strong Pentaho partnership, training and consulting the team was able to incorporate the Pentaho analytics engine, effectively rebuilding the entire application from start to finish in one quarterly release cycle. Modeler Analytics is now a much more powerful, easy to install application giving users far more ability and flexibility than ever before.
Embedded Analytics & Platform Extensions
Anthony DeShazor
VP of Customer Care & Principal Architect, Pentaho

Gretchen Moran
Director of Engineering Services, Pentaho

Doug Moran
Founder & Big Data Product Manager, Pentaho

Ben Hopkins
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Pentaho

Jim Hall
Senior Product Manager, TriZetto

2:30PM - 3:15PM
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JDBC Data Services were added to PDI in version 5. This powerful feature made it possible to create a transformation that reads and joins data from any data source supported by PDI and expose the results as a JDBC data source. This session will introduce the new features and improvements to PDI JDBC Data Services that have been delivered in the Pentaho 6.0 platform. Most notably, learn how performance optimizations can be added by the ETL developer to the data service to push down SQL query constraints into the source databases or provide caching points. We will walk through a few different examples of data service transformations to demo readings from MongoDB, Postgres, and Hive, as well as blending and augmentation with other sources such as ElasticSearch. We will also cover adding optimizations to the data service and using the testing features to ensure it delivers the desired results for various queries.
Working with Data
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In this session, you will learn the different techniques and best practices for extending Pentaho’s authentication layer for custom single sign-on. We will cover the most common techniques successfully used by our customers and discuss new techniques available in 6.0, such as SAML authentication.
Embedded Analytics & Platform Extensions
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The Spark distributed processing framework is especially well suited for the demands of machine learning algorithms. This session discusses the adaptation of Weka's base distributed tasks to Spark and the recent addition of clustering methods. You will see a demo of Weka on Spark running alongside desktop Weka.
Emerging Technologies & Use Cases
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Social Innovation
Internet of Things Use Case
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Pentaho has over 1500 customers. Data about these customers exists in six different corporate, cloud-based systems: Salesforce, Intacct, Zendesk, Jira, Marketo, and PSA. Over a 90 day time period, Pentaho developed a system using its own Pentaho Business Analytics Suite to blend the data from these systems into a single dashboard with full drill down capabilities all the way into the source systems. Pentaho’s COO will talk about what drove Pentaho to build the Customer 360 and to solve specific business challenges. Pentaho’s principal BI Developer/Analyst will discuss the effort required and challenges encountered when launching the solution.
Business Analytics Platform
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Cloud empowers IT organizations to redefine the way services are produced and delivered for the business. In addition to becoming more efficient and reliable, Cloud enables a fundamentally different operation that is more flexible and aligned to key business objectives. At Logitech, IT’s goal is to become a driving force for business results, unlock vital revenue streams and business opportunities, and disrupt the competitive landscape. Join us as we discuss how we leverage Cloud to move away from being a cost center and closer towards becoming a strategic business partner.
Big Data Today
Jens Bleuel
Senior Product Manager, Pentaho

Daniel Einspanjer
Architect, Pentaho

Will Gorman
VP Chief Architect, Architecture, Pentaho

Anthony DeShazor
VP of Customer Care & Principal Architect, Pentaho

Mark Hall
Data Mining Architect, Pentaho

Minoo Bansal
Principal BI Developer/Analyst, Pentaho

Doug Johnson
COO, Pentaho

Avinash Deshpande
Principal, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, Logitech

Steve Perelli-Minetti
Principal Architect, Logitech

3:30PM - 5:00PM Closing Keynote

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