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New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2012

GigaOM, a leading business and technology media company, today announced headline speakers for GigaOM Structure:Data, the only conference to bring together the worlds leading Big Data technologists, practitioners, and business leaders. The second-annual Structure:Data will take place March 21-22, 2012 in New York City this year expanded to two full days of interactive panels, thought-provoking keynotes, and hands-on workshops.

The deluge of Big Data being created every day is transforming every aspect of business and society, and organizations continue to struggle with how to store, manage, and gain insights from petabytes of data, said Derrick Harris, infrastructure analyst at GigaOM Pro and chair of Structure:Data. At Structure:Data, the top thinkers of our time will gather to debate the questions posed by Big Data, from storage and data analytics, to infrastructure and applications.


Speakers at Structure:Data are a veritable whos-who of the data industry, and will deliver insightful keynotes, interactive panel sessions, and fireside chats that invite attendees to engage in a two-way debate. Interviewed by GigaOM editors and GigaOM Pro analysts, speakers will dig deep into the technological and business strategies organizations can use to better analyze and capitalize on their existing data.

Top speakers at Structure:Data include Mike Brown, CTO of comScore; Mark Lewis, president and CSO of EMC; Cameran Evans, data scientist at Socialcast by VMware; Currie Boyle, distinguished engineer at IBM; Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera; Dr. Bill Simmons, CTO and co-founder of DataXu; Mok Oh, chief scientist at PayPal, Dave Asprey, VP of cloud security at Trend Micro; George John, CEO and co-founder of Rocket Fuel; David Gutelius, chief social scientist at Jive Software; Amarantha Thombre, VP of strategy and analytics at; and Arnab Gupta, CEO and founder of Opera Solutions.


As the volume of enterprise data being created every day has moved past terabytes into the petabyte scale, companies are struggling to determine the best methods to store, manage, and analyze all this information to derive meaningful insights into their businesses and industries. Structure:Data is the only conference to bring together Big Data experts from across industries to discuss innovative solutions to the challenges of information overload. After a sold-out inaugural Structure:Data last year, GigaOM expanded this years conference to two full days. Some of the main themes explored at Structure:Data will include:

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