The Fifth Elephant is a community-powered conference on the big data ecosystem, covering the technology and its applications in a range of industries
A perfect storm of commodity hardware, cloud infrastructure and open source software has made reams of data accessible to companies large and small. Explore the volume, velocity and variety of data processing possible today.
Lies, damned lies and statistics. Familiar? The truth in the data emerges from intelligent application of modeling techniques. Yet, how many of us really understand the coefficients in our regression analyses? Find out.
Reality is complex and multi-faceted. “What this means is that we shouldn’t abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation,” says Tufte. Learn to capture hearts and minds with a new paradigm of narrative design.
Industries like finance, media, technology, retail and healthcare consume and produce astronomical volumes of data. Hear their stories, challenges and opportunities, and share your own.
The Fifth Elephant features nearly 50 sessions over two days across three halls. Below is the final schedule. There is also an Open House held from 2:15pm to 5:15pm on Level 1.
Workshops were held one day prior (26 July) at CIS and TERI.
Rahul Kulkarni (Keynote)
Harish Pillay, Red Hat (Sponsor Keynote)
Ramesh Perumalsamy and Vishnu H. Rao
Rahul Deshmukh (Sponsor Session)
Biswajit Pal, Subhasish Mishra and Manav Shroff
Joydeep Sen Sarma
Anand Chitipothu and Noufal Ibrahim
Venky Shankar (Sponsor Session)
Kalpana Krishnaswami, Prithvijit Roy, Joydeep Sen Sarma, Anand S., Rohit Chattar, Navjot Sidhu
Moderator: Govind Kanshi
Ramesh Hariharan (Keynote)
Karthik Visweswariah (Keynote)
Ashok Banerjee (Tech)
Shourya Sarcar (Life Sciences)
Nikhil Pahwa (Governance)
Gaurav Agarwal (Tech)
Kalpana Krishnaswami (Life Sciences)
Joydeep Sen Sarma (Tech)
Prasad A N and Girish Chandramohan (Media)
Deepinder Dhingra (Tech)
Lucy Chambers (Media)
Sridhar Bollam (Retail)
Randhir Hebbar and Sanjeev (Media)
Amit Kapoor (Retail)
Arvind Saraf (Small Businesses)
Aditi Murthy and Onkar Hoysala (Misc, Surveys)
Anannya Deb (Finance)
Arvind K (Tech)
Deepak Shenoy (Finance)
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, taking a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux, and middleware technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. And as the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat enables the creation of relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Red Hat is an S&P company with more than 70 offices spanning the globe, empowering our customers' businesses. For more information, please visit our website.
Splunk® Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk software collects, indexes and harnesses the massive machine data continuously generated by the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 4,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk. To learn more, please visit our website.
Flipkart.com is India's largest e-commerce brand, and it functions in 14 verticals and counting today. Flipkart has the data about customer preferences, buying habits, buying time series, demographics, propensity to call customer support, inventory planning including local component, geographic distribution of data etc.
These needs demand a robust data platform to perform OLTP in an exponential growth and scale for Logs, Database, Messages and Cache layers. This leads to continuous innovation and improvement to enable system scaling. Similarly on an ever increasing data, performing Analytics for increasing personalization of recommendations, demand forecasting, inventory planning etc. At Fifth Elephant conference we will share some of our findings and learnings.
Strand Life Sciences is a specialty bio- and chem-informatics company that spun-off from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India in 2000. Strand leverages its core strengths and intellectual property in algorithms, data mining, data visualization, predictive modeling, bioinformatics and computational chemistry to develop products and solutions for drug discovery.
Avadis NGS is Strand's flagship product for the analysis of next-gen sequencing data. Strand’s software products are used by researchers worldwide for studying the expression of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), pathway analysis, and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).
Strand is currently working on solutions for storing, accessing, visualizing and analyzing whole genome data for the emerging area of personalized medicine. The whole genome data for each individual runs into 100s of GBs and we are actively involved in solving the complex architectural and algorithmic hurdles that arise in this big data challenge in the life sciences.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Our company has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, we’ve grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world.
ThoughtWorks is a global IT consultancy trusted by many of the world’s leading businesses with their most complex and critical systems. We deliver consulting grounded in reality, build custom applications and help organizations across all market sectors by bringing in business agility and enabling newer business models via technology solutions.
Neo4j is the world's leading graph database, an open source NoSQL solution for highly connected big data.
IBM is the only IT company in the world and also in India that offers end-to-end services and solutions – hardware, software, services and consulting – enabling clients to derive unmatched value by solving complex business and technical challenges.
In India IBM has offices in 22 cities, with headquarters in Bangalore and regional offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Today, the company has established itself as one of the leaders in the Indian Information Technology (IT) Industry, providing a wide range of hardware, middleware and services offerings.
India is also home to IBM’s largest global delivery teams across Infrastructure, Applications, Consulting, and Business Process Outsourcing. IBM India's solutions and services span all major industries, including financial services, healthcare, government, telecommunications and education, among others. It is the diversity and breadth of our portfolio -- spanning hardware, software, services, research, financing and technology -- that uniquely separates IBM India from other companies in the IT industry.
IBM developerWorks is an invaluable resource on IBM products and other key technologies. To stay updated, network with SMEs and gain access to free downloads and lots more, please visit and join developerWorks
To attend IBM’s most awaited technology conclave on 9th August at the Leela Palace in Bangalore covering the latest and hottest trends in technology, register now at ibm.com/in/techforum
Enthought specialises in scientific computing, providing powerful tools for quantitative data analysis and visualization through its Python language distribution "EPD". Enthought provides intensive training in all aspects of the use of Python in developing powerful applications for scientific computing. Enthought has worked with several blue-chip clients to produce turn-key solutions for various scientific data analysis tools.
Dairy Circle, Bangalore
The Nimhans Convention Centre is Bangalore’s best known venue for large tech events. The venue is on Marigowda Road, past the main Nimhans campus when you approach from Dairy Circle. View location in Google Maps.
The main event is on July 27-28 and is preceded by a data hacknight on July 14-15, free workshops on July 26 and a data meetup on July 7. The hacknight has two editions, in Bangalore at the Centre for Internet and Society, and in Pune at AmiWorks. The data workshops are hosted at The Energy & Resources Institute in Bangalore. The Chennai data meetup is at The Startup Centre.
HasGeek is a developer-led initiative, and has been re-organising the conference scene since 2010. HasGeek is an attempt to solve the problem of insipid conferences organised around buzzwords by uninterested, soulless corporate entities who pitch them as company training events or as places for companies to pick up hot developers.
We are attempting to build a new space, a space that is genuinely respectful of the communities and topics that we choose to engage with. We want to be a space for developers who are as excited as us about technology and the possibilities that it creates, not to be a recruitment fair (though we hope you do find partnership possibilities at our events).
We are community-driven — check out our speaker-selection funnel, where you decide what talks to listen to by voting up or down. There are just a handful of us running the show and are not in it for the money (not there is much left after paying the vendors and logistics providers). We are doing this because this is what we love: bringing a whole bunch of us geeks together, sharing our interests and expertise and hanging out later over $beverageOfChoice.
The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2004 which is dedicated to promoting open knowledge in all its forms. We build tools, projects and communities with a network of international leaders in this field.
‘Open knowledge’ is any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute — without any legal, technological or social restriction. We detail exactly what openness entails in the Open Knowledge Definition. The main principles are:
The Foundation’s activities are organized around individual working groups, regional communities and projects, each focused on a different aspect of open knowledge, but united by a common set of concerns, and a common set of traditions in both etiquette and process.
The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library that was founded in 1996 to provide permanent universal access to all knowledge. To accomplish this, the Archive actively collects, creates or provides access to archives of digital media. This includes millions of free books, audio, still and moving images and an archive of 170+ billion web pages.
Analytics India Magazine (AIM) serves the needs of Analytics professions and provides a focal point for all information related to analytics from the Indian context. It is a web-based magazine to promote, nourish and collect; ideas and thoughts on Analytics practice in India.
It is fairly evident that India at the moment is at an inflection wherein there are hitherto unforeseen shifts in industry’s attitude towards benefits and applications of Business Analytics. The radical emergence of Analytics as a serious subject of science and management presents with an opportunity to shape our sensibilities and appreciation within a very unique Indian context. It is equally evident that within the present Indian media, there is a severe need for a magazine wherein ideas of the highest order being expressed about this subject are presented and discussed.
It is within this space and context that AIM has a potential role to play, for the promotion and discussion of ideas and thought on the theme of Business Analytics in Indian perspective. Readers are invited to contribute articles, interviews, latest happening, job opening, company profiles and everything related to Analytics industry in India.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, provides businesses around the world with a reliable, scalable, low-cost computing platform in the cloud. To date, hundreds of thousands of customers across 190 countries have been using the AWS Cloud to power their business--everything from high performance computing, SaaS and enterprise applications to social networking sites. AWS allows businesses to focus on tasks that truly differentiate their business, rather than worrying about infrastructure. There are no up-front costs and no long term commitment, you simply use the resources you need as your business demands them. Imagine the possibilities with your IT infrastructure in the cloud.
CloudStory.in is India’s most credible voice in the world of Cloud Computing offering insights, news, analysis and reviews.
The Wikimedia India Chapter (Registered Name: Wikimedia Chapter) is an independent and not-for-profit organization that supports, promotes and educate the general Indian public about the availability and use of free and open educational content, which includes the ability to access, develop and contribute to encyclopaedias, dictionaries, books, images, etc.
Wikimedia India supports and promotes Wikimedia projects in India - Wikipedia, and Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews and Wikibooks. Wikipedia is available in 20 plus Indian languages. The Wikimedia Chapter is registered as a Non-profit Society vide Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District since 03 Jan 2011.
India Projects site: www.wikimedia.in