Wednesday, May 20

Track A: Building the Data-Driven Future

John O'Brien, Principal Advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors

A201. Winning With a Modern Data Strategy

10:45 AM2020-05-202020-05-20

Wednesday, May 20: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

New approaches exist to streamline and accelerate data management processes. It is critical to stay up-to-date with new ways to extract value from data with a modern data strategy.

Evolving Your Data Platform

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Being a data-driven company, Coupang, the largest online retailer in South Korea, relies heavily on data decisions—from the customer journey to the best algorithm to optimize space in a fulfillment center. The company uses data to find bottlenecks at each step of the process and move faster as a company. To keep up with the constant demand for excellence in scale, availability, latency, concurrency, and fast data growth, the company must constantly improve its data platform. Parihar explains how the data platform at Coupang has evolved and provide a glimpse of what is planned for the future.


, Director, Data Engineering, Coupang


A202. Building Smarter Systems

11:45 AM2020-05-202020-05-20

Wednesday, May 20: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Smarter capabilities are being sought by organizations to improve speed, flexibility, and scalability. AI and machine learning are on the rise at businesses seeking greater automation and intelligence.

Multilingual ‘Did You Mean’ Recommendation System in Big Data Search

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Online communities and multinational corporations maintain multimillion object data repositories/data lakes in multiple languages. The semantic diversity of data makes it difficult to ask “correctly phrased” questions in such large heterogeneous repositories. Often, it is not possible for users to ask questions in their native language, which exacerbates the problem. Komissarchik and Jones address different aspects of a “Did you mean” recommendation system that was built for the 300-plus languages of Wikipedia search and share the three major mechanisms that Wikipedia “Did You Mean” contains.


, VP, Product, & Co-Founder, Glenbrook Networks, Inc

, Senior Software Engineer, Wikimedia Foundation


A203. The Rise of Containers

02:00 PM2020-05-202020-05-20

Wednesday, May 20: 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

The rise of containers and orchestration technology enables applications and data to be transferred to the locations, platforms, or environments where they are needed or best-suited. However, there are important considerations that need to be addressed for successful implementations.

Understanding Database Containerization

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Container usage is now being applied by organizations of all sizes from small startups to huge established microservices platforms. Our experts are here to help practitioners navigate the minefield of database containerization and avoid some of the major problems that can occur. The presentation covers key issues, such as container configuration and homogeneous-versus- heterogeneous node types.


, Director of Product Management, Intersystems

, Product Manager, InterSystems


A204. Graph Databases to the Rescue

03:00 PM2020-05-202020-05-20

Wednesday, May 20: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Graph databases are becoming more widely used for a variety of use cases such as customer profiling, fraud detection, medical research, and recommendation engines. Graph databases are particularly well-suited for storing information about relationships and connecting that information to illuminate context in data.

Fraud Investigation Using a Graph Database

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Is fraud affecting your wallet? Kavala explains how Capital One is reimagining the way it tackles fraud investigations by utilizing the AWS Neptune GraphDB to capture every possible relationship. between customers and associates through multiple degrees of separation. Using a rich web UI tool, the company has built a one-stop shop to easily start, investigate, and conclude a fraud case, while also allowing operations teams to save and share the case details with partners for further investigation.


, Master Software Engineer, Capital One

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