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The Fifth Elephant is India's largest gathering of big data and analytics practitioners. The theme of this year's edition is analytics. Speakers will share practical experiences with data mining, machine learning and building technology for analytics.

The conference has two tracks: infrastructure for analytics and applications.

Analytics infrastructure: platforms, tools and in-house solutions.

Data mining and machine learning: applications in different domains.

Confirmed Talks


Friday, July 25, 2014

Time Auditorium 1 Auditorium 2
08:30 – 09:15 Check-in and breakfast
09:15 – 09:30 Introduction to HasGeek and The Fifth Elephant
09:30 – 10:15

Unified analytics platform for Bigdata

Amareshwari Sriramadasu, Inmobi

'Know Your Customer!' - Advanced Data Science for Audience Segmentation

Prabhakar Srinivasan, Cisco

10:15 – 11:00

How to build a Data Stack from scratch

Vinayak Hegde, Helpshift

Data sciences (is) in fashion @ Myntra

Divya Alok, Myntra

11:00 – 11:30 Tea break
11:30 – 12:15

Sponsored session: Real-time analytics: market and technology perspectives

Srini Srinivasan, Aerospike and Mohit Saxena, InMobi

12:15 – 01:00

Serving user intent: Facebook style notifications using HBase and Event streams

Regunath Balasubramanian, Flipkart

How we do research on high frequency finance

Chirag Anand, IGIDR

01:00 – 02:00 Lunch
02:00 – 02:45

Circuitscape - A Case Study on Scientific Computing

Viral B. Shah, Co-creator at Circuitscape

Large Scale Modelling and Analytics Challenges at a Payments Company

Subhajit Sanyal, Amex Big Data Labs (cancelled)

02:45 – 03:30

Scaling Spatial Data - OpenStreetMap as Infrastructure

Sajjad Anwar

Why we built the most adopted Polyglot Object Mapper for NoSQL?

Vivek Shrivastava, Impetus Technologies

03:30 – 04:15


sponsored by Flipkart

04:15 – 05:00

Analytics on Large Scale, Unstructured, Dynamic Data using Lambda Architecture

Rajesh Muppalla, Indix

Using Cascalog and Clojure to make the elephant move!

Harshad Saykhedkar, Sokrati

04:35 – 05:00

Learnings from doing analytics on linked-data

Inder Pall Singh, InMobi

05:00 – 05:45

Keynote: Realizing Large-scale Distributed Deep Learning Networks over GraphLab

Dr. Vijay Srinivas A, Impetus Technologies

05:45 – 07:15

CIO Panel: Real-time analytics in the enterprise

Powered by HasGeek & Nexus Venture Partners

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Time Auditorium 1 Auditorium 2
08:30 – 09:15 Check-in and breakfast
09:15 – 09:30 Summary of day 1 & introduction to day 2
09:30 – 10:15

Keynote: Personalized Medicine and Big Data

Dr. Anu Acharya, Mapmygenome India Limited

10:15 – 11:00

Live analytical dashboards at scale - SQL style

Shashwat Agarwal, Flipkart

Lessons from Elasticsearch in production

Swaroop, Helpshift

11:00 – 11:30 Tea break
11:30 – 12:15

Scaling real time visualisations for Elections 2014

S. Anand, Gramener

Scaling SolrCloud to a large number of collections

Shalin Mangar, Lucene/Solr

12:15 – 12:30

Dr. Hadoop – Diagnose your Hadoop Jobs

Chandraprakash Bhagtani, Intuit

The state of Julia - a fast language for technical computing

Viral Shah, co-creator at Julia Language

12:30 – 01:00

De-dup on Hadoop

Neeta Pande, Intuit

Using Data for Art

Rasagy Sharma, Microsoft IDC

01:15 – 02:00 Lunch
02:00 – 02:45

Apache Tez: Accelerating Hadoop Data Pipelines

Gopal Vijayaraghavan, Hortonworks

Crafting Visual Stories with Data

Amit Kapoor, narrativeVIZ Consulting

02:45 – 03:15

Flash talks


Flash talks

03:15 – 03:30

Real Time User-Scoring for Bidding in Display Retargeting

Ambuj Singh, WalmartLabs

03:30 – 04:00 Tea break
04:00 – 04:45

Experimentation to Productization : developing a Dynamic Bidding system for a location aware Mobile landscape

Ekta Grover, AdNear Pte

Retail Analytics

Anindo Chakraborty, Target India

04:45 – 05:30

Closing talk: The ART of Data Mining - Practical Learnings from Real-world Data Mining applications

Shailesh Kumar

05:30 – 05:45 Feedback
05:45 – 07:15

Panel discussion: Horizon of real-time analytics technologies

Powered by HasGeek & Nexus

Conference Venue

NIMHANS Convention Centre

NIMHANS Convention Centre


July 25 & 26


NIMHANS Convention Centre
NIMHANS Hospital Premises,
Hosur Road / Marigowda Road, (Lakkasandra, Wilson Garden)
Bangalore, Karnataka 560029

Landmark: Near Dairy Circle

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