CME Group Technology Conference Information

 
 
CME Group Technology Conference Information
 

CME Group’s Technology Conference is a one-day event that hosts engaging speakers and expert practitioners with knowledge of relevant technologies and trends related to the financial industry.

Presentations aligned with each of the following topics:

  • Data Analytics
  • DevOps
  • Mobile Applications

This complimentary conference welcomes developers, technology managers and testers who are interested in learning about how and where to apply these new technologies.

Please contact jennifer.sondag@cmegroup.com with questions.

Time Event Track A - Data Analytics Track B - DevOps Track C - Mobile Applications
8:30am Registration      
9:15am Keynote Is Enterprise Java ready for Mobile and Cloud?
Mark Little, JBoss
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10:15am Break      
10:30am Session 1   Music, Cooking and DevOps
Derek Hammer, Thoughtworks
WATCH PRESENTATION
Getting to Mobile First - Enterprise Computing in the Post-PC Era
J Schwan, Solstice Consulting
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11:30am Lunch      
1:00pm Session 2 The 7 Myths of Big Data
Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics
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Automating Infrastructure and Continuous Deployment with Chef
Matt Ray, Opscode Inc.
WATCH PRESENTATION
Web-based v. Native Apps - Critical Considerations
C. Franklin & S. Singh, Maven Wave; T. Sokka, Google
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2:00pm Break      
2:15pm Session 3 Blog Sentiment Analysis Using NoSQL Analytical Techniques
Subramanian Kartik, EMC
WATCH PRESENTATION
  Mobile App Development for the Enterprise
Kris Borchers, Red Hat
WATCH PRESENTATION
3:15pm Break      
3:30pm Closing Datomic
Stu Halloway, Relevance
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4:30pm Reception      

 

 

 

Mark Little, JBoss

VP of Engineering, Middleware at RedHat
Dr. Mark Little serves as VP of engineering, middleware at RedHat, leading technical direction and R&D. Mark is also a Professor at Newcastle University. Previously, Mark was Chief Architect and co-founder at Arjuna, an HP spin-off. Mark has worked on reliable distributed systems since the mid-80's and has a PhD focused on fault-tolerant distributed systems, replication and transactions.

 

Is Enterprise Java ready for Mobile and Cloud?

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Dr. Mark Little reviews the hardware and software forces that led to today’s ubiquitous computing marked by mobile and cloud computing, and its impact on Java and middleware in the enterprise.  

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Derek Hammer, Thoughtworks

Senior Consultant
Derek Hammer is a senior consultant at ThoughtWorks. He works with organizations to deliver software and helps them achieve their goals by implementing organizational change: from large scale organizational movements from waterfall to Agile all the way down to coaching pair programming to individuals.

 

Music, Cooking and DevOps

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DevOps is a role and skill set that has always existed in technical organizations. Recently, the industry has started to take notice of these crucial roles and has begun to develop some best practices. In this talk, we will learn about many of these best practices and how it fits into current organizations.

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J Schwan, Solstice Consulting

Founder and CEO
J is the Founder and CEO of Solstice Mobile and Bottega Sol. His mission is to help make people's lives more engaging through the use of mobile technologies.

 

Getting to Mobile First - Enterprise Computing in the Post-PC Era

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Many enterprises are working on strategies to leverage mobile to differentiate their business. This fast-paced talk will highlight the major categories of mobile moments in the enterprise, sighting specific enterprise examples across marketing, sales, services, transaction processing and customer support use cases.

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Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics

CEO
Ron founded Think Big Analytics, the leading professional services firm that's purpose-built for Big Data. Ron leads a team of experts who work with premium customers to create sustained competitive advantage from data science applications built on Hadoop and real-time Big Data technologies.

Previously, Ron was the VP of Engineering for Quantcast where he led the data science and product development teams which processed two petabytes of data daily using Hadoop. Prior to that Ron was a founder of enterprise consulting companies C-bridge and New Aspects. Ron was CTO of C-bridge as it delivered B2B applications to the enterprise, growing to 900 consultants and a successful IPO.

 

The 7 Myths of Big Data

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Big Data buzz is in the headlines including lots of noise. How can you avoid being bit by misconceptions? Think Big is purpose built to create Big Analytics solutions. From our experience with leading enterprises we present the most important myths about usage, organizing teams, expectations, and value creation.

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Matt Ray, Opscode Inc.

Senior Technical Evangelist
Matt Ray is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Opscode and the open source systems integration platform Chef. He is also active in the OpenStack community and was the Community Manager for Zenoss Core. He has worked in a wide variety of industries and has a Software Engineering Masters from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a contributor in the open source community for well over a decade and was one of the founders of the Texas LinuxFest. He resides in Austin, blogs at LeastResistance.net and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub.

 

Automating Infrastructure and Continuous Deployment with Chef

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Opscode Chef is a configuration management and infrastructure automation platform. Continuous delivery is the process of reliably releasing high-quality software quickly, by automating the build, test, configuration and deployment. By fully automating your infrastructure, Chef enables developers and operations to continuously deploy new features and applications with minimal risk.

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Carl Franklin, Maven Wave
Sumeet Singh, Maven Wave
Thani Sokka, Google

Carl Franklin, Solutions Architect
Sumeet Singh, Solutions Architect
Thani Sokka, Solutions Architect

Carl Franklin has 17 years of experience in technology consulting. At Maven Wave, Franklin is a solution architect in Google enterprise technology helping customers integrate Google's cloud offerings into the enterprise. Prior to Maven Wave, Franklin was lead technologist and founder of Triton-Tek, a technology solutions company specializing in internet-based integrated systems. Franklin also served as a senior consultant for Metamor Technologies, a systems integration and software consulting firm. Franklin has achieved diverse certifications in systems integration, database technology, and development from Microsoft, Cisco, and Google.

Sumeet Singh is a Solutions Architect at Maven Wave Partners with extensive experience with Microsoft and Java technology stacks. Sumeet has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. For over 11 years, Sumeet has been involved in delivery of Web and Mobile based enterprise solutions. He has worked with a wide range of verticals including: manufacturing, e-governance, e-commerce, compliance, and financial analytics. Sumeet possesses a wide range of multidisciplinary technical knowledge including audio-visual and graphic design, web analytics, 3D design and firmware interaction design. Sumeet is engaged in multiple technology initiatives at CME.

Thani Sokka has over 15 years of experience in systems engineering, enterprise architecture, design and development, software project management, and data/information modeling, working with the latest IT systems technologies and methodologies. He has spent significant time designing solutions for the public sector, financial industry, and the biomedical industry. At Google, Thani is a solution architect of Enterprise Cloud Platform technologies for customers looking to leverage Google's IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions into their business. He also works closely with the Google Cloud Platform Product Management and Product Engineering teams to help drive the direction of Google's Enterprise Cloud Platform business. Prior to Google, Thani was an enterprise architect at Oracle focused on helping Federal organizations implement SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) solutions. Thani also worked as a senior IT consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, a lead software architect at Thomson Reuters, and a software engineer at MicroStrategy. Thani has achieved various IT certifications from organizations such as MicroStrategy, Oracle, and Open Group (TOGAF). He holds a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering from Duke University.

 

Web-based v. Native Apps - Critical Considerations

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It’s not hard to understand the interest in mobile technology: Gartner estimates that there will be 1.4 billion users of location based services by the end of 2014 and mobile technology end user spending is expected to approach $16 billion this year alone. In this field, there is a growing debate regarding the merits of tried-and-true native apps found in Apps Stores and the flexibility and speed to market of web-based apps developed in HTML5.

In this multi-faceted session, representatives from Maven Wave Partners and Google will share practical, real-world experiences in mobile development along with a look at new technologies that promise to transform the mobile world.

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Subramanian Kartik, EMC

EMC Distinguished Engineer
S. Kartik, Ph.D. is the Director of Systems Engineering in the mid-west U.S. at EMC, and an EMC Distinguished Engineer. He has been active in Information Technology for the past 15 years, having worked extensively in both academic circles and industry, designing, deploying and managing large infrastructures for Fortune 1000 customers. His experience in EMC has spanned Advanced Business Continuity architecture, enterprise solutions and emerging technologies. His current interests include BI and Analytics, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Virtualization and High Performance Computing. He holds a Masters and Doctorate in Physics from Indiana University , with over 75 publications to his name. He recieved his M.S in Physics (1984) in the 5-year program at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.

 

Blog Sentiment Analysis Using NoSQL Analytical Techniques

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With the advent of social media, a new venue has been made available to express one's thoughts and feelings about the world around us. Corporations are increasingly moving to mine this form of expression to learn more about what their customers are saying about their products and their company. The problem presents unique challenges as unstructured content needs analytic techniques that involve taking words and associating quantitative metrics with them to interpret the sentiment embodies in them - suggesting the use of Not Only SQL methods.

This presentation covers a case study involving the analysis of blog posts using both MapReduce and the Python Natural Language Toolkit, in combination with SQL analytics in an EMC Greenplum Database, using sparse vectors and k-means clustering algorithms to identify centroids of sentiments in the posts. It is meant to be an introduction to some of the general techniques that can be used to tackle such problems. The attendee can expect to hear how MapReduce and SQL can be used to:
  • Access text in blog posts
  • Parse the text into word lists
  • Create histograms of word frequencies
  • Transform blog terms into statistically meaningful measures
  • Derive blog clusters around iteratively defined clusters
  • Infer sentiment from the resulting clusters of blog posts

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Kris Borchers, Red Hat

Senior Software Engineer
Kris is a front-end/mobile web app developer, primarily focused on JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. He is a Senior Software Engineer on the AeroGear team at Red Hat where their goal is to help JBoss, and non-JBoss users alike, bring enterprise level web, hybrid and native applications to mobile devices. Kris is also a committer on the jQuery UI project and has been dabbling in open source projects for years.

 

Mobile App Development for the Enterprise

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This session will start with a brief intro to mobile apps including HTML5, hybrid, and native, then, we'll touch on some of the concerns enterprise developers need to be aware of when selecting one of those technologies. Finally, we'll dive into some demos from the AeroGear project and show how this set of tools can help enterprise and non-enterprise app developers get going.

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Stuart Halloway, Relevance

Founder and CTO
Stuart Halloway ( @stuarthalloway ) is a founder and CTO of Relevance. He is a Clojure committer, and a developer of the Datomic Database.

Stuart has spoken at a variety of industry events, including StrangeLoop, Clojure/conj, EuroClojure, ClojureWest, SpeakerConf, QCon, GOTO, OSCON, RailsConf, RubyConf, JavaOne, and NFJS.

Stuart has written a number of books and technical articles. Of these, he is most proud of Programming Clojure.

 

Datomic

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Datomic is a database of flexible, time-based facts, supporting queries and joins, with elastic scalability, and ACID transactions. Datomic queries run your application process, giving you both declarative and navigational access to your data. Datomic facts ("datoms") are time-aware and distributed to all system peers, enabling OLTP, analytics, and detailed auditing in real time from a single system.

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