Big Data has featured very prominently in business discussions in the last six months. This webcast brings together three prominent members of the business community from very different areas of business, The webinar addresses the following questions:
- What are the most compelling business opportunities that can be addressed with Big Data?
- How will Big Data impact the way we do business in 2012 and 2015?
- Can early adopters gain a competitive advantage in their business?
Mr. Ronnie Lott is co-founder of HRJ capital, a private equity investment firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York, Zurich and Shanghai that manages approximately $1.8 billion in assets. Mr. Lott also is a member of Young President’s Organization, an exclusive network of the world’s most influential corporate presidents. A first-round pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders, New York Jets, and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. Lott was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, and is widely considered one of the best defensive backs in NFL history.
Andre M Boisvert
Mr. Boisvert is a veteran of the software industry with more than 30 years of experience, including executive positions at IBM, Cognos, Oracle, Sagent and SAS Institute Inc., where he was president and chief operating officer. In 2004, Boisvert co-founded Pentaho Corporation, the world's most popular commercial open source business intelligence platform. Since then, Boisvert has gone on to invest in and serve as an advisor/director to several other leading companies, including River Logic, Clario Analytics, Infobright, Webtrends, Emailvision and Palamida.
Dr. Ravi Kalakota
Ravi Kalakota is a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal in New York. His broad focus is on IT renovation and IT innovation including Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, E-commerce and BI/Analytics. Dr. Kalakota has authored 10 best-selling books on e-commerce, e-business, m-business, service-oriented architecture and global outsourcing. The “Frontiers of E-commerce” was among the first books on this topic and is considered a reference even today. The “E-Business: Roadmap for Success” was a Amazon.com top 10 Business Books of 2000, sold over 200,000 copies and was translated into 10 languages. Dr. Kalakota is also a Faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) established by Tom Davenport. He is also an Industry Mentor for the Easton Technology Leadership Program at UCLA Anderson School of Business.