Clash of the Data Titans

DATA in the 21st Century is like OIL in the 18th Century; an immensely untapped valuable asset. Like oil, for those who can feel, touch and see DATA’s fundamental value, they can unleash and reap huge rewards. DATA IS KING.

Every revolution has its counterrevolution �" that is a sign the revolution is for real. Who is going to come out on top of the Data war?

  • Relational SQL versus NoSQL
  • Big Data Processing
  • Latest Database Trends
  • Who is winning?
  • What skills do I need?
  • How sexy is the data scientist job?

Men are always welcome and encouraged to attend all WITI events!

Featured Speaker(s)

Qian Zhu is Engineering Lead at Trulia. Qian received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Ohio State University. She has published more than 20 papers in prestigious conferences and journals. Dealing with terabytes of data every day, Qian leverages machine learning approaches on distributed system. Qian has worked as a research manager in Accenture Technology Labs and a data scientist for Rakuten.

Lenka Vanek is Senior Director, Software Engineering at Quest Software. Lenka has a long standing technical background in software engineering and product lifecycle management, particularly in database and database technologies. Her high quality and innovative products are regularly recognized with numerous prestigious industry awards such as Database Trends and Applications: Winner �" Best Data Quality Solution, Best Change Data Capture Solution, Best Database Development Solution.

Barbara Forth most recently led the Information Architecture and Data Governance functions at Capital Group. She joined the Enterprise Architecture leadership team in 2012 in the role of Principal Information Architect focusing on data management and quality. Barbara has 25+ years of data mgmt. expertise in Financial Services. Prior to Capital Group, she was at Fidelity Investments.

Schedule of Events

6:30pm - 6:45pm Registration
6:45pm - 7:00pm Welcome
7:00pm - 8:15pm Clash of the Data Titans Panel Discussion with Q&A
8:15pm - 8:30pm Raffle and Wrap-up

Meeting Notes

Appetizers and beverages are provided. If you or your company wish to host or sponsor an event, please ask one of the leadership team members located on the Orange County home page.