The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

What are your users doing on your website or in your store? How do you turn the piles of data your organization generates into actionable information? Where do you get complementary data to make yours more comprehensive? What tech, and what techniques?

The Fifth Elephant is a two day conference on big data.

Early Geek tickets are available from fifthelephant.doattend.com.

The proposal funnel below will enable you to submit a session and vote on proposed sessions. It is a good practice introduce yourself and share details about your work as well as the subject of your talk while proposing a session.

Each community member can vote for or against a talk. A vote from each member of the Editorial Panel is equivalent to two community votes. Both types of votes will be considered for final speaker selection.

It’s useful to keep a few guidelines in mind while submitting proposals:

  1. Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.

  2. Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.

  3. Buy a slot to pitch whatever commercial tool you are backing.

Speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event. Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the Early Geek price of Rs. 1800.

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The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more

Kalpana Krishnaswami

@kalpana

Open data and the life sciences: An open world

Submitted Jul 2, 2012

An example of building real world semantic web applications for the life sciences. Challenges, perspectives and our experiences.

Outline

Introduction to the semantic web. Dealing with data deluge and disparate data in the Life Sciences. What are the industry drivers? How can this data be mined to generate new hypothesis and forge new paths to better health care? Will end with a brief description of DIstilBio and specific use cases in pharma and health care.

Requirements

Internet access for a brief demo

Speaker bio

Kalpana is passionate about building robust applications in the science, technology and elearning space. Her extensive startup experience is backed by a strong technical background (co-founded Jigyasa - an NSF funded eLearning, Instantiations Inc. - now acquired by Google). Kalpana has over two decades of experience in developing, managing and bringing new products to the market. She has worked in places like UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Supercomputing Center, GE, CambridgeSoft. Kalpana has an integrated MS from IIT, Delhi and a second MS in computational chemistry from Wright State University.

Kalpana is currently the CEO of Metaome which she co-founded, where she helped envision the creation of DistilBio, a semantic search and discovery platform. Kalpana is an invited expert on the W3C special interest group on health care and life sciences.

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Hosted by

The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more