The Fifth Elephant 2013

An Event on Big Data and Cloud Computing

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Nimhans Convention Centre

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In 2013, commodity hardware and computing capacity for storing and processing large and small volumes of data are easily available on demand. The bigger issues pertain to questions of how to scale data processing, handle data diversity, manage infrastructure costs, decide which technologies work best for different contexts and problems, and build products from the insights and intelligence that the data is presenting to you.

The Fifth Elephant 2013 is a three-day workshop and conference on big data, storage and analytics, with product demos and hacker corners.

http://fifthelephant.in/

Event format, themes and submission guidelines

The Fifth Elephant 2013 invites proposals on use cases and real-life examples. Tell us what specific problem you faced, which technology/tools worked for your use case and why, how you have developed business intelligence on the data you are collecting, and analytics tools and techniques you employ. Our preference is for showcasing original work with clear take-aways for the audience. Please emphasize these in your proposal.

The conference will have two parallel tracks on 12th and 13th July:

  1. Storage: OLTP, messaging and notifications, databases and big data, NoSQL
  2. Analytics: Metrics and tools, cloud computing, mathematical modelling and statistical analysis, visualization

Workshops

This year we are adding a preliminary day of workshops, on 11th July, to provide attendees more in-depth, hands-on training on open source frameworks and tools (Pig, Hadoop, Hive, etc), commercial solutions (sponsored), programming languages such as R, and visualization techniques and tricks, among others.

Product demos and sponsored sessions

We have a demo track for startups and companies who want to showcase their product to customers at The Fifth Elephant 2013 and get feedback. Slots are also open for 4-6 sponsored sessions for companies who want to talk about their technologies and reach out to developers, CTOs, CIOs and product managers at The Fifth Elephant. For more information on demo and sponsored session proposals, write to info@hasgeek.com.

Commitment to open source

HasGeek believes in open source as the foundation of the internet. Our aim is to strengthen these foundations for future generations. If your talk describes a codebase for developers to work with, we require that it is available under a license that does not impose itself on subsequent work. This is typically a permissive open source license (almost anything that is listed at opensource.org/licenses and is not GPL or AGPL), but restrictive and commercial licenses are also considered depending on how they affect the developer’s relationship with the user.

If you’d like to showcase commercial work that makes money for you, please consider supporting the event with a sponsorship.

Proposal selection process

Voting is open to attendees who have purchased event tickets. If there is a proposal you find notable, please vote for it and leave a comment to initiate discussions. Your vote will be reflected immediately, but will be counted towards selections only if you purchase a ticket. Proposals will also be evaluated by a program committee consisting of:

Emphasis will be placed on original work and talks which present new insights to the audience.

The programme committee will interview proposers who have received maximum votes from attendees and the committee. Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure the talk is in line with the original proposal and to help the program committee build a coherent line-up for the event.

There is only one speaker per session. Attendance is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world. As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. If you are able to raise support for your trip, we will count that towards an event sponsorship.

If your proposal is not accepted, you can buy a ticket at the same rate as was available on the day you proposed. We’ll send you a code.

Discounted tickets are available from http://fifthelephant.doattend.com/

Dates

The program committee will announce the first round of selected proposals by end of April, a second round by end-May, and will finalize the schedule by 20th June. The funnel will close on 5th June. The event is on 11th-13th July 2013.

Hosted by

The Fifth Elephant - known as one the best #datascience and #machinelearning conference in Asia - is transitioning into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more

Mahesh Kumar

@tiger007

Predictive Analytics in Social Media and Online Display Advertising

Submitted May 10, 2013

The last decade has seen unprecedented growth in the space of online advertising and digital media marketing. The new wave of social media (facebook, twitter, etc.) is making it easier than ever for the marketers to reach right customers at the right time with the right products and offers. However, the marketers, online advertising platforms, and other stakeholders need to be equipped with suitable analytical tools and methodologies to maximize the potential of online and digital media. The traditional analytical tools are often insufficient due to the rapidly growing volumes of data as well as increasing importance of dealing with textual and unstructured data in this space. In this talk we will present three case studies on applying data analytics in social media and online display advertising to help our clients stay competitive in the marketplace.

Outline

The last decade has seen unprecedented growth in the space of online advertising and digital media marketing. The new wave of social media (facebook, twitter, etc.) is making it easier than ever for the marketers to reach right customers at the right time with the right products and offers. However, the marketers, online advertising platforms, and other stakeholders need to be equipped with suitable analytical tools and methodologies to maximize the potential of online and digital media. The traditional analytical tools are often insufficient due to the rapidly growing volumes of data as well as increasing importance of dealing with textual and unstructured data in this space. In this talk we will present three case studies on applying data analytics in social media and online display advertising to help our clients stay competitive in the marketplace.

Speaker bio

Dr. Mahesh Kumar is the founder and CEO of Tiger Analytics, a boutique consulting company that focuses on applying advanced data analytics in the fields of retail management, online advertising and social media marketing. Prior to founding Tiger Analytics, Dr. Kumar was on the faculty of the Smith School of Business and Rutgers Business School. Dr. Kumar has conducted research in the areas of data mining and statistical modeling and has successfully applied his research to solve problems related to forecasting, pricing, promotions, and customer segmentation. He has extensive consulting experience with companies such as McKinsey & Company, SAS, JC Penney, Levis, ProfitLogic, LucidMedia, CompassLabs, TTX and Predictix. Dr. Kumar holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT, a post-doc in Marketing from MIT Sloan, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

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Satnam Singh

Smart Analytics in Smartphones

The objective of this talk is to present the pros and cons of performing data mining on Smartphones vs. Server. I am intending to discuss state of the art use cases that can employ data mining and machine learning techniques on Smartphones. I will present a case study to demonstrate my thoughts. more

12 May 2013