GigaOM’s Inaugural Event Nearly Sold Out

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – GigaOM, a leading business media company, today announced that the inaugural GigaOM Structure Big Data 2011 conference, the only event to focus on next-generation solutions to today’s “big data” challenges, has almost sold out. With fewer than 20 tickets left, the conference is shaping up to be a game-changing event in the data industry.

Hundreds of business leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, financial executives, and top technologists will gather for GigaOM Structure Big Data 2011 on March 23, 2011, set to take place at Pier Sixty at The Chelsea Piers in New York City.

Due to advances in cloud computing, virtual datacenters, and broadband infrastructure, a surge of data has been created and stored in the last two years – some estimates say 90% of data in existence today was generated in the last two years. With a clear focus on helping organizations put data at the center of every business decision, Structure Big Data will explore the latest innovations for storing and analyzing the petabytes of data inundating companies today. Many of the sessions at Structure Big Data will focus on “turning piles of data into mountains of money” – helping organizations get business insights from their data to improve bottom-line profits.

“We’ve had an overwhelming response to Structure Big Data and the conference is almost sold out. The conference will be jam-packed with talks, keynotes, and panels that give attendees practical knowledge about the tools and infrastructure needed to extract optimal insights from massive amounts of data,” said Stacey Higginbotham, Structure Big Data conference chair and senior writer at GigaOM. “We’re thrilled to launch such a successful inaugural Structure Big Data show in New York City – where finance, technology, and business know-how intersect to create a dizzying amount of thought leadership about how organizations can leverage their data for better ROI.”

To kick off its first conference to be held in New York City, GigaOM editors and business leaders will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square to ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on March 22, 2011.

Dozens of sponsors such as Dell, The New York Times, Aspera, and Mashable have lined up to support Structure Big Data, with sponsorship spots already sold out.

Speakers at Structure Big Data are veritable who’s-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. Speakers and attendees will dig deep into the technological, financial, and business problems facing companies today to come up with creative strategies organizations can use to better analyze and capitalize on their existing data.

Keynote speaker and panelists include: Andy Bechtolsheim, Founder and CDO of Arista Networks and former co-founder of Sun Microsystems; Jim Baum, CEO of Netezza; Thomas Chippas, Managing Director of Barclays Capital; Dave Hitz, founder and EVP of NetApp; Scott Yara, co-founder of Greenplum and VP of products at EMC’s Data Computing Products Division; Amr Awadallah, CTO and VP of engineering at Cloudera; Todd Papaioannou, VP of cloud architecture at Yahoo!; Hilary Mason chief scientist at; Michelle Munson, president and CEO, and co-founder of Aspera; and Lee Edlefsen, chief scientist at Revolution Analytics.

At the conference, GigaOM Pro member analyst Brett Sheppard will release a new report entitled “Big Data 2011”. The report will provide detailed analysis of the current state of the data industry, exploring ways businesses and organizations are leveraging technology to take control of their data and gain clear insights from patterns within it. The new report, available for the first time at Structure Big Data 2011, will include in-depth case studies from eBay, LinkedIn, and Netflix, along with insights from interviews conducted with dozens of technology mega-vendors and vibrant young startups.

With just a few spots left, anyone interested in attending Structure Big Data should register as soon as possible. Anyone interested in ways organizations can better gather, store, and analyze large quantities of mission-critical data to create more profitable business outcomes should not miss Structure Big Data.

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