Upcoming Events

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  • TDWI Accelerate Boston 2017

    Boston, MA

    We’ll be in Boston covering a variety of topics—from running agile data teams, to visual storytelling with data. Let us know if you’ll be there, or sign up to receive all our slides.

  • Big Data World London 2017


    Will you be at Big Data World in March? If so, come find our VP of Growth, Juergen Urbanski. If not, use the form on this page to sign up for our slides to learn more about how to determine the value of your data.

  • Strata + Hadoop World CA 2017

    San Jose, CA

    Many of us will be at Strata in San Jose, and we’d love to see you there! Come learn more about data platforms, data strategy, business tools, and more.

  • Best Practices for Spark in Production

    Principal Engineers Richard Williamson and Andrew Ray will be on Pepperdata’s webinar panel of industry experts, talking about Spark trends and use cases. Sign up here to attend the webinar, or get the recording.

Past Events


  • Strata + Hadoop World Singapore 2016

    Suntec City, Singapore

    CTO John Akred and VP of Advisory Services Scott Kurth will be in Singapore this winter, talking about data strategy, and tools for your business. Let us know if you’ll be there, and we look forward to saying hi.

  • TDWI Austin 2016

    Austin, TX

    Come find us in Austin this December. Principal Data Strategist Colette Glaeser and VP of Strategy Edd Wilder-James will be discussing how to develop a data strategy. Director of Communications Julie Steele will provide insight into how to best leverage your data through visualizations.

  • Data Dialogs 2016

    Berkeley, CA

    VP of Strategy Edd Wilder-James will be keynoting Data Dialogs this year. He’ll speak about the realities of data prep, and the practical consequences, for both consumers and corporations.

  • ODSC West 2016

    Santa Clara, CA

    Join us in Santa Clara as we talk about managing data science in the enterprise, data valuation, and best practices for data visualization.

  • TDWI San Diego 2016

    San Diego, CA

    CTO John Akred, VP of Data Science Jeffrey Yau, and Senior Data Scientist Cindi Thompson will teach a three-hour tutorial in which they will share our methods and observations from three years of effectively deploying data science in enterprise organizations. Attendees will learn how to be an effective member or manager of a data science team.

  • Scaling Big Data in Production for Financial Services

    New York, NY

    CTO John Akred will be at this Pepperdata event in NYC, talking about how to leverage your team to get maximum value from data science.

  • Strata + Hadoop World New York 2016

    New York, NY

    The SVDS crew will be in New York this year, talking about data platforms, data strategy, and making the business case for Spark. Come by our talks, or catch us in the hallway track.

  • Enterprise Dataversity 2016

    Chicago, IL

    Several of us will be in Chicago this year, presenting tutorials on data strategy, data platforms, and how to manage data science in the enterprise. CTO John Akred will also be taking part in a panel about how to strengthen your data strategy skills.

  • AGC’s 2016 Boston Technology Conference

    Boston, MA

    CEO Sanjay Mathur will be in Boston this year, talking about SVDS and meeting other executives. Let us know if you’ll be attending.

  • Astro Hack Week 2016

    Berkeley, CA

    Data Scientist Jonathan Whitmore will be attending Astro Hack Week, please find him to say hi if you’ll be there.

  • KDD 2016

    San Francisco, CA

    We’ll be attending KDD, and are looking forward to an impressive program. Let us know if you’ll be attending and want to talk.

  • PyData San Francisco 2016

    San Francisco, CA

    We’ll be at PyData, looking to learn more about how data scientists are using Python. Have a cool story, or questions of your own? Be sure to come find us.

  • StampedeCon 2016

    St. Louis, MO

    Senior Data Engineer and Spark contributor Andrew Ray will be at the conference, giving a talk on structured streaming and datasets in Spark 2.0.

  • Data Day Seattle 2016

    Seattle, WA

    Join us as CTO John Akred gives a talk on alternative approaches to valuing data within an organization, and Data Scientist Chloe Mawer demonstrates the power of Jupyter notebooks using a real-world train-detection problem. We’ll also present a tutorial on building data pipelines with Kafka and Spark.

  • MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium

    Cambridge, MA

    Director of Communications and author of “Understanding the Chief Data Officer: How Leading Businesses Are Transforming Themselves with Data” Julie Steele will be at the conference, attending sessions and researching the upcoming Second Edition of her report.

  • Spark Summit West 2016

    San Francisco, CA

    Several of us will be at Spark Summit West, manning our booth and checking in with the community. Please come by Booth E4 to say hi!

  • Apache Spark Maker Community Event

    San Francisco, CA

    CTO John Akred will be on the “How Apache Spark is Uniquely Suited to Bring Data Science to the Enterprise” panel. If you’re attending Spark Summit, or just in town, come check it out!

  • Strata + Hadoop World London 2016


    Several of us will be presenting, talking about platforms, strategies, and tools. We’ve love to see you there! Join us for our tutorials and sessions, or come ask questions during our Office Hour.

  • PyCon 2016

    Portland, OR

    Data Scientist Chloe Mawer will be in Portland giving a presentation about our Caltrain research. Our VP of Data Science, Jeffrey Yau, will also be attending the conference. Be sure to find us and say hi!

    You can find Chloe’s slides here.

  • DataEDGE 2016

    Berkeley, CA

    VP of Data Science Jeffrey Yau, along with Data Scientists Chloe Mawer and Daniel Margala, will be presenting on predicting train delays. See more about our train work here.

  • Enterprise Data World San Diego 2016

    San Diego, CA

    Several of us will be at Enterprise Data World 2016 in San Diego. We’d love to say hi, and hear your thoughts.

  • Data Science Pop-Up Austin

    Austin, TX

    CTO John Akred will be giving a talk on building resilient systems in an IoT world.

  • Cultivate

    San Jose, CA

    CEO Sanjay Mathur will be presenting on how to build an Experimental Enterprise.

  • Strata + Hadoop World

    San Jose, CA

    Many of us will be at the Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2016 in San Jose, and we’d love to see you there!

  • Hadoop with the Best

    Principal Engineer Mark Mims will be speaking at this online conference, presenting on how to identify user activity from streams.

  • Spark Summit East

    New York, NY

    We’re excited to have Senior Data Engineer Andrew Ray speaking about pivoting data with SparkSQL. Andrew contributed the Pivot Commit to Spark 1.6.0.

  • Graph Day

    Austin, TX

    Join us as Senior Data Engineer Andrew Ray presents a talk called “Intro to Pregel and PowerGraph.”

  • Data Day Texas

    Austin, TX

    Join CTO John Akred for a talk on Running Agile Data Science Teams, and VP of Engineering Stephen O’Sullivan for a talk on Choosing an HDFS data storage format (Avro vs. Parquet). Principal Engineer Mark Mims will hold Office Hours.


  • Strata + Hadoop World

    Suntec City, Singapore

    John Akred and Edd Dumbill will present a tutorial on Developing a Modern Enterprise Data Strategy, and will also be available to answer questions during Office Hours. Then, Edd Dumbill will present on Why You Need a Data Strategy.

  • Data Dialogs Conference

    Berkeley, CA

    Come hear from practitioners and scholars who are designing new data science tools and applications and using data in meaningful and beneficial ways, including CTO John Akred and VP of Data Science Jeffrey Yau.

  • Understanding the Chief Data Officer


    Joy Bonaguro, first Chief Data Officer for the City and County of San Francisco, joins Julie Steele, SVDS Director of Communications and author of Understanding the Chief Data Officer for this interactive online seminar.

  • NWA Tech Summit

    Rogers, AR

    SVDS Principal Engineer Richard Williamson presents a session on “Leveraging Multiple Persistence Layers in Spark to Build a Scalable Prediction Engine.”

  • DataPalooza

    San Francisco, CA

    Join us for a demo and talk on our Caltrain Rider app, which presents an intuitive view of the Caltrain systems using data from our own sensors (video, audio) combined with publicly available data from Twitter and the Caltrain API.

  • H2O World

    Mountain View, CA

    H2O World brings together a community of H2O users, customers and experts to share their knowledge and know-how. SVDS Data Strategist Chen Huang will present “Machine Learning for non data scientists” with Jessica Lanford.

  • Enterprise Dataversity

    Chicago, IL

    SVDS presents two tutorials: one on Data Strategy and one on building a Data Platform. In addition, Edd Dumbill participates in a panel, “The Data-Driven Organization – New Roles and Relationships.”

  • Insight 2015

    Las Vegas, NV

    Our own Edd Dumbill will be a featured speaker during IBM’s “power of data science” session, where we’ll talk about data science as an emerging role with high expectations around smarter applications.

  • UNSTRUCTURED Pop-up Data Science

    Seattle, WA

    Joins SVDS CTO John Akred and other panelists from Amazon, Match.com, and eBay for a fireside chat on recommendation engines. Then catch data scientist Chloe Mawer’s talk on figuring out how much your data is actually worth.

  • Strata + Hadoop World NY 2015

    New York, NY

    Several of us will be at the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Conference in New York in September and we’d love to see you there. Join us for our tutorials and sessions, or come visit us at our booth in the Expo Hall.

  • Data Management Conference of Canada

    Edmonton, AB

    DAMA (Data Management Association) Edmonton, a non-profit vendor independent professional association, is proud to present its first-ever conference in Edmonton. This 3-day event is the only event in Edmonton dedicated entirely to business intelligence and data analytics.

  • Cassandra Summit

    Santa Clara, CA

    SVDS presents two sessions at the Cassandra Summit: a look at the migration of our client Allant’s CDI-keying engine from Oracle to Cassandra; and a how-to on using Cassandra as a platform for building a custom distributed system.

  • NoSQL Now!

    San Jose, CA

    What are the essential components of a data platform? SVDS presents a tutorial that will explain how the various parts of the Hadoop and big data ecosystem fit together in production to create a data platform supporting batch, interactive and real-time analytical workloads.

  • Data Lakes in the Real World: Ask Us Anything


    Modern data architectures look radically different as we move towards a new idea of data platforms. During this “ask us anything” webinar we will discuss our experiences building new data architectures and take your questions.

  • OSCON 2015

    Portland, OR

    SVDS presents two sessions at the Open Source Convention: A tool-agnostic tutorial for those who want to elevate the look and feel of their data visualizations; and a talk that will explore some overall best practices for sharing IPython Notebook code within a data science team.

  • StampedeCon

    St. Louis, MO

    SVDS presents two sessions at StampedeCon: one that examines the benefits of using multiple persistence strategies to build an end-to-end predictive engine; and a look at how to choose an HDFS data storage format: Avro vs. Parquet and more.

  • SciPy 2015

    Austin, TX

    Because of its flexibility, working with the Jupyter Notebook on data science problems in a team setting can be challenging. We present here some best-practices that SVDS has implemented after working with the Notebook in teams and with our clients.

  • Data Day Seattle

    Seattle, WA

    We will present two talks at #DDSea: one on creating visual hierarchies in data visualization, and another on running data science teams. Plus, hear from Idibon about a project we did together for Edmunds.com.

  • IBM Analytics | Apache Spark Community Event

    San Francisco, CA

    Join fellow data scientists at Galvanize for a Spark community event and hear how IBM and Spark are changing data science and propelling the Insight Economy forward, featuring a panel moderated by Edd Dumbill.

  • Spark Summit

    San Francisco, CA

    We’re happy to be a sponsor of Spark Summit this week. If you’re going, please visit us at table K23 and come say hello: we’ve plenty of real world Spark experience we’d love to share our thoughts.

  • UNSTRUCTURED Data Science Pop-Up

    Chicago, IL

    At this intimate day-long forum for data science practitioners, SVDS participates in a panel on data strategy moderated by O’Reilly Media’s Tim McGovern and gives a talk on running data science teams.

  • Hadoop Summit

    San Jose, CA

    SVDS presents two sessions at Hadoop Summit: one that maps the central concepts in Spark to those in the SAS language, including datasets, queries, and machine learning; and a look at how to choose an HDFS data storage format: Avro vs. Parquet and more.

  • Design Automation Conference

    San Francisco

    CEO Sanjay Mathur takes part in a panel with other leading experts from both within and outside the EDA industry, who will share their perspectives on Big Data strategy and implementation.

  • Keys to Data Strategy


    This highly interactive online seminar, led by John Akred and Scott Kurth, explains how we work to solve real business challenges with data, and build a platform for the future.

  • DM Radio


    On this episode, “The Chief Data Officer—A New Leader for Data Management?” host Eric Kavanagh interviews Julie Steele of SVDS, Brad Peters of Birst, Bruno Aziza of AtScale, and Rado Kotorov of Information Builders.

  • Strata + Hadoop World 2015

    San Jose, CA

    Several of us will be presenting and we’d love to see you there. Join us for our tutorials and sessions, or come visit us at our booth in the Expo Hall.

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