SOURCE: Altiscale


February 19, 2016 07:00 ET

Altiscale to Discuss Data-Driven Business Transformation at 2016 Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) Conference

CTO David Chaiken Selected to Join Panels of Industry Experts

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2016) - Altiscale, the leading provider of Big-Data-as-a-Service, today announced that its CTO, David Chaiken, will join industry experts to discuss how to fully realize the business value of a data-driven culture at the 9th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) in San Francisco. The panel discussion, titled "How to Transform Business with Data Science", is set to take place on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. PST.

Data science and massive scale data processing have been the driving force behind large consumer tech companies. However, the promise of data-driven business transformation for enterprises in more traditional industries has been difficult to realize. In this panel, Big Data technology experts will discuss what enterprises should consider as they embark on the journey from reactive business intelligence and reporting systems to modern proactive systems. Chaiken and other industry experts will share their expertise and proven best practices for business leaders planning to drive data-driven business transformation.

WHAT: "How to Transform Business with Data Science" Panel Discussion at WSDM 2016


  • David Chaiken, CTO, Altiscale
  • Charles Zedlewski, CPO, Cloudera 
  • Ashok N. Srivastava, Ph.D., Chief Data Scientist, Verizon
  • Phil Mui, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Product, Heartflow (former Executive Vice President, Chief Technology & Product Officer, Acxiom)


  • TM Ravi, Founder, The Hive

WHEN: Monday, February 22, 2016, 2:45-3:30 p.m. PST

WHERE: Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco

WSDM is one of the premier conferences on web inspired research involving search and data mining.

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About Altiscale
Altiscale, a provider of Big Data as a Service, helps businesses maximize the value of their data without the challenge and expense of managing complex technologies on their own. Altiscale operations experts provide advisory services and support on top of an integrated big data platform that is comprised of leading technologies such as Hadoop and Spark. The combination of a secure, scalable big data platform, dedicated operational services, and a passion for results means that Altiscale customers experience performance that is up to 10x faster than alternatives. Altiscale customers include leading companies across financial services, media, marketing services, AdTech, and gaming.

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