Monday, January 13, 2014

Earn your BIWA Oracle Data Scientist Certificate at BIWA Summit Jan 14-16, 2014

BIWA Summit 2014 starts tomorrow! While you are there (and yes you can still register for the event), you can earn your BIWA Oracle Data Scientist Certificate. In order to do this, you will have to attend the 4 recommended sessions. The suggested sessions to attend are (any 4):


Tue Jan 14

How UK Universities Are Using Oracle Data Science to Protect Their Income
Brendan Tierney, Oralytics Room 202

Introduction to Oracle's R Technologies
Mark Hornick, Oracle Room 202

Hadoop and Oracle DW. What should You Use and When?
Brian Macdonald, Oracle Room 202


Best Practices for In-Database Analytics
Charlie Berger, Oracle
  Room 202


Wed Jan 15

In-Database MapReduce for DBAs and 
Developers, using SQL and Hadoop
Kuassi Mensah, Oracle
  Room 102

Supercharge Data Warehousing with an Enterprise Data Hub
Clarke Patterson, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Cloudera
 Keynote

Big Data Analytics for the Industrial Internet of Things
Shyam Nath, GE Room 102 

Using Oracle’s BI Tools for Location-Aware Predictive Analytics
Jean Ihm, Abhinav Agarval, Oracle Room 103

Register here so Test link can be emailed to you when it is ready:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7VD8PGY
Take the online test here after the event (70% needed to pass), and pick the sessions you attended to fulfill the above requirements: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BiwaSummitDataScientistCertificate
For any questions contact ShyamVaran@Gmail.com or Brendan.Tierney@dit.ie

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Countdown to BIWA Summit Jan 14-16, 2014

The annual event - BIWA Summit is almost here.. The event takes place at Oracle HQ Conference Center from Jan 14-16, 2014. If you are not from Bay Area or out-of-state, then probably you would fly to San Francisco (SFO) airport which is close by. The SJC and OAK are the other airports in driving distance.

The highlights of the event this year is a strong lineup of keynote and other speakers, many of which are Oracle ACE or ACE Directors in the  BI and related space. The keynote speakers include:


  • Clarke Patterson from Cloudera
  • Balaji Yelamanchili from Oracle
  • James Taylor from DMS   and
  • Philippe Lions from Oracle.
The BIWA Summit will allow you plenty of networking opportunities, throughout the event as well as during the Reception on Jan 14 and Happy Hour at Jan 15.

More to come...