Program Planner

Registration, Breakfast, and Welcome: 7:00am - 8:30am

AM Session 1: 8:30am - 9:15am

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

IBM Bluemix Innovation Platform: The Art of the Possible, Part 1

David Krier

IBM | Senior Cloud Architect

45 mins

River Overlook C

Advanced

Symple Cell: A Computational Science Tool

Kevin Kesseler, Ph.D.

AdderStone Predictive Analytics LLC | Founder

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook B

Beginner/Overview

Introduction to Amazon Web Services Part 1

Mark Fei

Amazon Web Services | Senior Technical Instructor

45 mins

River Overlook B

Beginner/Overview

Let’s Get Started — A Big Data Primer

Patrick Bailey

Calvin College | Educator and Software Developer

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook C

Beginner/Overview

Clicking the Easy Button ☝, Using Hadoop for Business Intelligence Use Cases Session 1 Part 1

Shawn Hooton

Hortonworks | Solution Engineering Manager

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Intermediate

Statistical Machine Learning Part 1

David Zeitler, Ph.D.

Grand Valley State University | Associate Professor of Statistics

Transition: 9:15am - 9:20am

AM Session 2: 9:20am - 10:05am

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

IBM Bluemix Innovation Platform: The Art of the Possible, Part 2

David Krier

IBM | Senior Cloud Architect

20 mins

River Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

Searching for… “I’ll know it when I see it”

Brian Mullen

Steelcase | Senior Applications Engineer

45 mins

River Overlook B

Beginner/Overview

From Traditional to Exponential Intelligence

George Lupanoff

Gordon Food Service | North American IT Business Intelligence Team Manager

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Intermediate

Statistical Machine Learning Part 2

David Zeitler, Ph.D.

Grand Valley State University | Associate Professor of Statistics

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook B

Beginner/Overview

Introduction to Amazon Web Services Part 2

Mark Fei

Amazon Web Services | Senior Technical Instructor

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook C

Beginner/Overview

Clicking the Easy Button ☝, Using Hadoop for Business Intelligence Use Cases Session 1 Part 2

Shawn Hooton

Hortonworks | Solution Engineering Manager

Refreshment Break: 10:05am - 10:25am

AM Session 3: 10:25am - 11:10am

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

IBM Bluemix Innovation Platform: The Art of the Possible, Part 3

David Krier

IBM | Senior Cloud Architect

45 mins

River Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

Big Data Strategy – Meijer’s Journey to Becoming a Sentient Enterprise

Tim Zeitter

Meijer | Big Data Infrastructure Technical Manager

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook C

Beginner/Overview

Clicking the Easy Button ☝, Using Hadoop for Business Intelligence Use Cases Session 1 Part 3

Shawn Hooton

Hortonworks | Solution Engineering Manager

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Intermediate

Statistical Machine Learning Part 3

David Zeitler, Ph.D.

Grand Valley State University | Associate Professor of Statistics

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook B

Beginner/Overview

Introduction to Amazon Web Services Part 3

Mark Fei

Amazon Web Services | Senior Technical Instructor

45 mins

River Overlook C

Beginner/Overview

I’ve Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription is More Data

Eric Kort, MD MS

Van Andel Institute | Research Scientist

45 mins

River Overlook B

Beginner/Overview

Fit For Purpose Analytics: A Practical Approach to Big Data Adoption

Samra Sulaiman

ConsultData, LLC | Data Management & Analytics Consultant

Transition: 11:10am - 11:15am

AM Session 4: 11:15am - 12:00pm

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook G & H

Beginner/Overview

Keynote: Big Data’s Impact on AI’s Impact

Tanmay Bakshi

Darwin Ecosystem and IBM Watson | Algorithmist

Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

PM Session 1: 1:30pm - 2:15pm

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

Amway Agile Workshop, Part 1

TBD

TBD | TBD

45 mins

River Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

Private Cloud: Journey and Lessons from Adoption

Steve Schofield

Amway | Senior Systems Engineer

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

From Concept to Realization – A Big Data Journey Part 1

Bhaskar Gunda

Open Systems Technologies | Principal Consultant

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook C

Beginner/Overview

Clicking the Easy Button ☝, Using Hadoop for Business Intelligence Use Cases Session 2 Part 1

Shawn Hooton

Hortonworks | Solution Engineering Manager

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook B

Beginner/Overview

Introduction to Amazon Web Services Part 4

Mark Fei

Amazon Web Services | Senior Technical Instructor

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook F

Beginner/Overview

IBM Watson: Visual Recognition Workshop Pt 1

Tanmay Bakshi

Darwin Ecosystem and IBM Watson | Algorithmist

Transition: 2:15pm - 2:20pm

PM Session 2: 2:20pm - 3:05m

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

Amway Agile Workshop, Part 2

TBD

TBD | TBD

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook F

Beginner/Overview

IBM Watson: Visual Recognition Workshop Part 2

Tanmay Bakshi

Darwin Ecosystem and IBM Watson | Algorithmist

20 mins

River Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

How to Not Suck at Leading People in this Age

Ben Lichtenwalner

JRD Systems | Program Manager

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

From Concept to Realization – A Big Data Journey Part 2

Bhaskar Gunda

Open Systems Technologies | Principal Consultant

20 mins

River Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

Spark, Parquet, & PrestoDB for Greenfield Data Projects

Daniel Walter

Distil Networks | Data Scientist

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook C

Beginner/Overview

Clicking the Easy Button ☝, Using Hadoop for Business Intelligence Use Cases Session 2 Part 2

Shawn Hooton

Hortonworks | Solution Engineering Manager

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook B

Beginner/Overview

Introduction to Amazon Web Services Part 5

Mark Fei

Amazon Web Services | Senior Technical Instructor

45 mins

River Overlook B

Beginner/Overview

Business Use Cases with Hadoop

Sagar Kewalramani

Meijer | Data Architect

Refreshment break: 3:05pm - 3:25pm

PM Session 3: 3:25pm - 4:10pm

45 mins

Grand Gallery Overlook G + H

Beginner/Overview

Panel: Leveraging open-source technologies in an enterprise

Randall Pruim, Ph.D.

Calvin College | Mathematics and Statistics Professor, Department Chair

45 mins

River Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

Big Data Algorithms for Rank-Based Fitting and Analyses

Dr. Joseph McKean

Western Michigan University | Professor

45 mins

River Overlook D

Beginner/Overview

Unstructured Data Analysis – Demo Using Social Network Data

Bhaskar Gunda

Open Systems Technologies | Principal Consultant

20 mins

River Overlook B

Intermediate

Amway’s First IoT Product: SKY Air Treatment System

Alex Tweedy

Amway | Principal Data Architect

Transition: 4:10pm - 4:15pm

Entertainment: 4:15pm - 6pm