TDWI Event : Big Data – Making It Work


The forecasts about the Big Data have come true, proving that this revolution is irreversible; ushering tremendous opportunities. The companies such as Yahoo, Google, Netflix, Facebook and LinkedIn deployed these technologies to a great effect. However, Fortune 500 companies are a tad slow to deploy their big data applications due to the skills shortage or caught up in funding cycles. There are IT decision makers also, who needs some education in terms of various use cases to create a compelling business case for Big Data projects. It could open up high end, non-trivial service employment opportunities worldwide and particularly in India, if we are prepared to embrace the opportunity. In this forum, we will deliberate and articulate how to make Big Data work from multiple viewpoints – Technological and Business.

Date & Venue:
22nd Sept’ 2012, Infosys Campus, Hyderabad

10:30am – 10:45am Welcome and theme Introduction
10:45am – 11:30 am Real life Use Cases
11:30am – 12:45 pm Panel – Big Data : Making it work
Chandra Katuri, SVP (IM), BoA
Srinivas Duvvuri, VP, Broadridge
Subra Duvvuri, AVP, Franklin Templeton
Smit Shanker, Formely IT head, Novartis
Moderator : Ram Chinta, SVP, Polaris
12:45pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where does Hadoop come handy? [Praveen Sripati, Head-Technology, ZettaMine Technologies]
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Big Data in Financial services [Srini Prabhala, CTO (Financial Services), Infosys]
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Wonderful Data Visualizations [Naveen Gutta, COO, Gramener]
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Community Connect : Cloud Stack & Apache Software Foundation [Ram Chinta, Director, Citrix]

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FREE Registration (Mandatory)

Webinar : FICO Analytic Learning Series


FICO has announced the FICO Analytic Learning Webinar Series, five free webinars from October 2011 through January 2012 devoted to helping financial services analytics professionals improve their use of predictive analytics and modeling.

The webinars focus on sharing advanced analytic techniques pioneered by FICO experts along with case studies demonstrating how financial services institutions around the world are using analytics and modeling to solve business problems and achieve growth.

The first webinar in the series, “A Clear Diagnosis: Managing Predictive Models in a Highly Regulated, Dynamic Economy,” is scheduled for October 19. It focuses on best practices to build, improve, and refine methodologies for achieving regulatory compliance while simultaneously spurring growth. FICO is presenting the webinar twice, in order to focus separately on North American and European compliance issues.

Learn more about the Analytic Learning Webinar Series, read about other upcoming webinars in the series and register for one or more webinars in the series at:

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TDWI Event : Infovision 2011, September 24 & 25 @ Bangalore


Infovision is an ISiM crafted initiative, started in 2005. First of its kind in terms of collaborative effort from the biggest industry forums like TDWI Chapter, CSI, DAMA, acm and IEEE.

Some of the themes of Infovision 2011 are :

  • CXO perspective on how to leverage Data for business differentiation and competitiveness.
  • Explore the latest Technology landscape, share best practices and technology workshops
  • Explore value proposition of BI from the perspectives of Businesses, Products/Technology, Service Providers, End user expectations with case studies, challenges and issues with the adoption of this technology

This ia a FREE 2-day conference with spectacular roster of experts and leaders.

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For questions or information, mail to : tdwi.india at gmail dot com

TDWI Chapter (India) Event on Big Data Technologies & Perspectives

TDWI Chapter (India) event (FREE) on Big Data in Hyderabad on 23rd July 2011 hosted by Infosys

Agenda :

09:00 10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00 10:15 Welcome Address – Srinivas Prabhala, CTO, Financial Services, Infosys
10:15 10:45 Data Deluge: Opportunities and challenges N T Arun Kumar, Managing Director, UBS
10:45 11:45 Technical Challenges of Handling big data Ramesh Bhashyam, CTO, Teradata (India R&D)
11:45 12:45 Hadoop and No SQL Approaches Nagaraj Kulkarni, Chief Architect, Compugence
12:45 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 14:45 Data Analysis through DW Appliances Satyanarayana Ranganatha, Sr. Manager, EMC
14:45 15:30 Innovations in Analytical Databases Vivek Bhatnagar, Country Director, Ingres
03:30 03:45 Tea Break
03:45 05:15 Panel: Some Perspectives on Big Data

  • Sreenivas Simhadri, General Manager, Microsoft
  • Ajit Nema, Director, Deloitte
  • Suresh Donepudi, CIO, ITC Bhadrachalam
  • Gurpreet Singh, CEO, DEFTeam
  • KVSN Sastry, Principal Architect, Infosys

5:15 5:30 Closing Keynote – Subbu Venkatraman, Vice President, CA

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Seminar @ Bangalore : Business Analytics 2011 – Be the Edge

Glad to share with you details of a seminar on Business Analytics conducted by Deloitte Consulting.

Business that can be analyzed accurately can be managed efficiently. In these volatile times, predictability and foresight are the key attributes that can keep an organization ahead of competition. Business analytics may not be the answer to stay ahead, but it can certainly help decipher the signals generated in a volatile environment and make decisions to maximize an organizations value proposition.

This Seminar on Business Analytics 2011 gives an opportunity for professionals in the Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Performance Management space to broaden their thought leadership to the next level. Leaders on Analytics and Performance Management will share their insights and industry trends on business analytics. This Global event is planned in two major cities in India – Bengaluru and Hyderabad during the 2nd week of April’11. Delegates will be given certificate of participation.

• 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Registration
• 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Keynotes by Analytics Lead – competitive strategy based on Biz Analytics.
• 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Future of advanced analytics, use of predictive analytics to stay ahead of competition
• 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Tea-Coffee Break / Networking
• 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm: Current state and future of Biz Analytics, Performance Management Technologies
• 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Discussion and Sharing of Ideas
• 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Dinner – Cocktail / Networking

• Jane Griffin, Principal, Global Analytics Lead
• Nimitt Desai, Principal, Global BI/DW Capability Lead
• Matt Schwenderman, Principal, Global PMT Capability Lead
• William Thomas, Principal, PMT
• Raj Chhabra, Director, PMT
• Ajit Nema, Director, IM Service Line Lead
• Chandu Mukkavalli, Director, Data Management Capability Lead

Since there is limited capacity, please hurry and send in your expression of interest by responding to the dcanalyticsseminarfy11 at on or before March 31, 2011. Once your interest is received, you will be shared additional details.

Apache Hadoop India Summit 2011

Hadoop has become the de-facto standard for ‘big data’ firms such as EBay, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and even Yahoo itself.  Hadoop is a software framework to build large scale, shared storage and computing infrastructures.  The share nothing and highly scalable Hadoop clusters offers the most wanted reliability and ability to perform analytics across humongous amount of data available with them.

Yahoo’s announcement of discontinuing its version of Hadoop distribution a couple of days ago and endorsing the Apache Hadoop makes this event even more significant.  Adding to the hype is integration, database and BI tool vendors endorsing Hadoop which has resulted in significant traction for Hadoop in the market place.

Yahoo is hosting the Apache Hadoop India Summit 2011 in Bangalore on 16th Feb 2011.  Informatica is sponsoring the event.

Whether you are a Hadoop developer or enthusiast, do make sure that you don’t miss this event.  Participation is by registration only and the space is limited.  Get yourself registered !!

Venue : J N Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore ( Location Map )

Date & Time : Wednesday, 16th Feb 2011 (8.30 AM to 6.30 PM IST)

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TDWI (India) Chapter Event : “Cloud BI” – 5th Feb 2011, Bangalore

We are happy to inform you a TDWI India Chapter event on “Business Intelligence in the Cloud” at Intel Campus, opp. Leela Palace, Old Airport Road, Bangalore on February 5th (Saturday) 2011. It is a day long event between 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. The seats are limited to 200. Preregistration is MANDATORY. This event is being hosted by Intel including Lunch, Coffee and snacks.

Cloud computing changes the way computing resources are delivered. It is disruptive as well as transformational. We will discuss and deliberate potential benefits and challenges of BI in external, virtual computing architectures, the future of cloud for BI, its applicability and availability of technology at present.

We have the following topics and speakers:

  • Welcome/Inaugural Address – Narendra Vaze, Country Manager, Intel IT
  • Visionary Keynote – Susheela Venkataraman, Managing Director, Internet Business Solutions, Cisco*
  • Intel IT Cloud Story – Aravind Doss, Head, Cloud Computing, Intel IT
  • What is BI on the Cloud? – Hari Devarapalli, Head, BI/PM Service Technology Office, TCS
  • Cloud Computing for BI/DW – Rohit Chattar, Architect, Yahoo
  • DW Infrastructure for Cloud -Praveen Hebbagodi, Director, Akamai Technologies
  • Cloud BI Case Study – Mukesh K L, Chief Operating Officer, TATA Sky
  • Perspectives: Transformational impact of Cloud on DW/BI
  • Rajesh Shenoy, BI Head, Intel
  • Nat Malupillai, BI Head, Target
  • Raghuram Mutya, Lead, BI CoE, Dell Services
  • Arup Dastigar, Senior Vice President, Citibank
  • Moderated by Vijay Ramachandran, Chief Editor (CIO, Computerworld)
  • Building BI Solution on Cloud- Mr. Satyanarayana Ranganatha, Head, DW Appliances, EMC
  • Advanced Analytics on the cloud – Mr. Arindam Bhattacharjee, Chief Architect, SAP Analytics.

As you are aware, our chapters are meant for knowledge sharing and are sales pitch free, vendor neutral, unbiased and always FREE. Here is the Pre-registration link for your quick reference :

We will get back to you with confirmation and directions to the venue, security details ONLY after the pre-registration.

Drop a mail to tdwi.india at gmail dot com for any clarifications.

SiliconIndia BI Conference on 22nd January 2011, New Delhi

At the Conference, you will learn about the challenges, solutions and future of BI from top industry experts and leading-edge peers. There will be exciting technical sessions, delivered by the people who know BI best. You’ll experience a complete technical immersion, shared with a developer community that is passionate about all exciting developments in the BI world.


  • Emerging Trends and Technologies in the Business Intelligence Market
  • BI Design and Implementation Challenges
  • Solution Centricity. The Pivot for Successful BI / DW Implementations
  • Integrating Search and Business Intelligence
  • SharePoint 2010 Insights: BI for Everyone
  • Building Interactive Dashboards
  • Microsoft BI : Vision & Strategy
  • Advanced Analytics: The Next Wave in Business Intelligence
  • Analyzing Data with Advanced Visualizations
  • Best Practices for Data Warehousing

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Abhishek Jee, Director e-Governance, Domestic IT & Green IT, NASSCOM
  • Ganesh Viswanathan Vice President-Global Head-Delivery & Quality,Quatrro Analytics and Management Services
  • Sanjay Raj Practice Director- BI/DW, Syntel inc
  • Sanjay Gupta Entrepreneur, Mentor and Incubator, mobiSolv
  • Sunil Singh ,Chief of Asia Pacific / Managing Director for India, GlobalLogic
  • Ashok Bhatt Head- Business Analytics,
  • Chandrashekhar Kaushik Dy General Manager & Director (EDWP), State Bank of India
  • Sanjay Rai Service Delivery Manager , ST Microelectronics
  • Vinay Kumar,CEO, Datawise

Venue : NCUI Convention Centre,3, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi

Time : 8.30 AM to 5 PM


There will be a nominal registration fee of Rs 500 which includes Access to Sessions, Refreshments and Lunch.

Event : IEEE Workshop on Business Applications of Social Network

Venue: IIIT Bangalore, (Opposite Infosys Gate No.: 1), 26/C Electronics City, Hosur Road,Bangalore 560 100, (India)

From To Agenda
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Registration, Breakfast
9:00 AM 9:10 AM BASNA Introduction
9:10 AM 10:10 AM Paper

Session 1: Applications of Social Network Analysis
10:10 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Keynote by Prof Y. Narahari, Indian Institute of Science – “Nash Stable Partitioning of Graphs with Application to Community Detection in Social Networks”
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Paper

Session 2: Community Detection in Social Networks
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Keynote by Dr Christian Posse, LinkedIn – “Operating smartly in a networked world”
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Keynote by Prof Suresh Bhagavatula, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore – “The role of social networks in entrepreneurship research”
3:45 PM 4:15 PM Poster Session with Coffee
4:15 PM 5:15 PM Paper

Session 3: Business Applications & Issues in Social Network Analysis
5:15 PM 5:30 PM Discussion & Closing

Paper Session 1: Applications of Social Network Analysis
– Randomized tag recommendation in social networks and classification of spam posts by Pradeep Prabakar Ravindran, Aditi Mishra (IIIT-Hyd); Prabakaran Kesavan, Mohavanalli S (SSN College of Engineering)
– How Social Is Social Bookmarking by Sudha Ram; Wei Wei (University of Arizona, USA)
– Business Intelligence From Twitter for the Television Media: A Case Study by JayanthMarasanapalle; Vignesh TS; Praveen Srinivasan; Angshuman Saha (GE Global Research, India)

Paper Session 2: Community Detection in Social Networks
– Community Detection via Semi-Synchronous Label Propagation Algorithms by Gennaro Cordasco; Luisa Gargano (University of Salerno, Italy)
– Discovering Unique Members from Mobile Social Network M. Saravanan (Ericsson R & D, India); K Vinodh, Elayaraja (Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd, India)
– Mapping communities in large virtual social networks: Using Twitter data to find the Indie Mac community Michiel van Meeteren; Ate Poorthuis; Elenna Dugundji (Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
– A quantitative methodology to identify relevant users in social networks Claudia Canali; Sara Casolari; Riccardo Lancellotti (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Paper Session 3: Business Applications & Issues in Social Network Analysis
– Analysis of click behaviour in social relationships extracted from URLs DhavalMakawana; BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan (InMobi, India)
– Trust based Dynamic Web Service Composition using Social Network Analysis Srividya K Bansal (Arizona State University, USA); Ajay Bansal (Georgetown University, USA); M. Blake (Notre Dame University, USA)
– Privacy Enhancing Collaborative Social Display Advertising Prosenjit Gupta (Yahoo!, India)

Poster Session
– Agile Knowledge Management System: Leveraging Intra Organizational Social Networking Platforms for augmenting Knowledge Management System Sekhar Vadari; Supriya Kummamuru (TCS, India)
– Community discovery in a growing model of Social Networks Sreedhar Bhukya (University of Hyderabad, India)
– The Sneeze Algorithm: A Social Network & Biomimetic approach for Intrusion Detection in Wireless Networks Raghav Sampangi; Saurabh Dey; Vighnesh Viswanath (ISiM, Mysore)
– A Proposal to Enhance Cross-marketing via Social Networks by Modelling and Analyzing Market Basket like Patterns across Social Network Groups Bharath C (International Institute of Information Technology, India); Jai Ganesh (Infosys Technologies Ltd., India)
– Digging Social Networks by Mashups to Support Recruitment and Selection Functions in University Student Intake Process Necmettin Ozkan (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
– Identifying key players in a Social Network: Measuring the extent of an individual’s Neighbourhood Connectivity Vivek Bhola (BIT, Mesra, Ext. Center – Jaipur, India)

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Event : Business Intelligence in the Cloud

There is a great deal of confusion over the definition of cloud computing and its benefits to organizations. Many analysts even feel that it has yet to live up to the hype. However, few argue about the cloud’s potential to change the way computing resources are delivered. We not only discuss the different definitions of the cloud but also the potential benefits and challenges of architecting BI solutions in external, virtual computing architectures. We will also share lessons learned and the best practices and pitfalls of BI in the cloud.

Date: Thursday, November 18th 2010
Time: 1:30 – 5:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Microsoft Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Who should attend?

  • Innovators, leaders, enterprise architects, technology managers, application developers and data modelers
  • BI Practitioners and/or those who work on or manage existing BI programs, Technologists; BI developers
  • Any one with interest in Cloud Computing


Inaugural Address – Sreenivas Simhadri, General Manager, Microsoft (IT)
Keynote : Cloud – Microsoft IT Story Raj Biyani, General Manager, Microsoft (IT)
What is a Cloud? – Prabhakar Kasu, Founder-CEO, Ortus Consulting
Conventional vs. Cloud BI – Ramesh Loganathan, MD, Progress Software
Building BI Solutions in the cloud – Ramesh Kumar Koona, Asst Vice President
Cloud BI Case Study – Bhavin Jayantilal Raichura, Technology Architect, Amiteshwar Dayal Seth, Delivery Manager, Infosys
Closing Address – Subbu Venkatraman, VP, Software Engineering, Computer Associates

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This event for FREE for all Professionals.  You may get additional details in

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