GigaOM Structure:Data: Over 700 Attendees Expected at Pivotal Event

March 12th, 2012 by bernadetteopine

GigaOM Structure:Data: Over 700 Attendees Expected at Pivotal Event

Leaders from Google, EMC, VMware, IBM, PayPal, Rocket Fuel, Match.com, and more speak at industry’s number one conference on Big Data; dozens of journalists from pubs such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch to cover the event

GigaOM, a leading business and technology media company, today announced that GigaOM Structure:Data, the only conference to bring together the world’s leading Big Data technologists, practitioners, and business leaders, has nearly sold out of tickets. Over 700 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors will gather to debate the future of Big Data on March 21-22, 2012 in New York City, hearing luminary speakers from Google, Opera Solutions, EMC, VMware, IBM, comScore, Cloudera, PayPal, Match.com, and many more.

Only a few tickets remain and sponsorships for this year’s Structure:Data – expanded to two full days of interactive panels, thought-provoking keynotes, and hands-on workshops – are already sold out. Anyone who wants to attend Structure:Data should register quickly to avoid missing out on the few remaining tickets. Business leaders from American Express, Amazon, Comcast, Credit Suisse, eBay, Fidelity Investments, General Electric, Mediabrands, Microsoft, Walmart, and hundreds of other companies will attend Structure:Data.

Top media have also lined-up to cover Structure:Data, with reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, paidContent, The Huffington Post, Wired, Dow Jones, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, The New York Observer, CNNMoney, eWeek, CNET, Information Week, and many others already confirmed to attend.

“The fact that Structure:Data is nearly sold out weeks before the conference, and has attracted unprecedented sponsor and media interest, is an astonishing indication of the interest in Big Data, which now touches every aspect of our work and personal lives,” said Derrick Harris, chair of Structure:Data and infrastructure analyst at GigaOM Pro. “With speakers that range from a former director of the CIA to founders of the hottest startups just emerging from garages – and sponsors ranging from EMC and Oracle, to Cloudera and eTrade, Big Data is on everyone’s agenda and will impact how we do work, collaborate, and communicate for years to come.”

Structure:Data is the only conference to bring together top industry experts to debate the challenges and opportunities posed by Big Data – and to provide actionable solutions organizations can use to store, manage, and gain insights from the data deluge. From infrastructure, to algorithms, applications, and storage, Structure:Data will explore every facet
of the enterprise data industry, and discuss solutions to the biggest Big Data challenges.

Speakers
Speakers at Structure:Data are a veritable who’s-who of the data industry, and will deliver insightful keynotes, interactive panel sessions, and fireside chats that invite attendees to engage in a two-way debate. Interviewed by GigaOM editors and GigaOM Pro analysts, speakers will dig deep into the technological and business strategies organizations can use to better analyze and capitalize on their existing data.

Top speakers at Structure:Data include: Mike Brown, CTO of comScore; Cameran Evans, Data Scientist at Socialcast by VMware; Currie Boyle, distinguished engineer at IBM; R. James Woolsey, Chairmano of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Former Director of Central Intelligence; Arnab Gupta, CEO and Founder of Opera Solutions; Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera; Mok Oh, Chief Scientist at PayPal, Dave Asprey, VP of cloud security at Trend Micro; George John, CEO of Rocket Fuel; David Gutelius, Chief Social Scientist at Jive Software; Amarantha Thombre, VP of strategy and analytics at Match.com; Gary Grider, Deputy Division Leader, HPC Division, at the Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Douglas Merrill, Founder and CEO of ZestCash.

Big Ideas
This year, four innovative startups will be featured at Structure:Data. These four companies, chosen by GigaOM editors for their groundbreaking Big Data business models and cutting-edge technologies, will present on stage as part of the Structure:Data Big Ideas program. The four companies are Cetas Software, metaLayer.com, NuoDB and SpaceCurve.

Sponsors
Sponsorships for Structure:Data are already sold out. Headline sponsors EMC will be joined by dozens of other sponsors such as Oracle, E*TRADE, Aspera, Sybase, Aster Data, Avere, SoftLayer, MarkLogic, Splunk, Canonical, Turn, Cloudera, NetApp, and LexisNexis to support Structure:Data. These and many more high-quality companies have lined up to sponsor Structure:Data, the most influential Big Data conference in the industry.

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