CIO Insights: Big Data & Hadoop

Apparo's 7th CIO Insights Forum covered Big Data & Hadoop. Fifty attendees heard from expert panelists on best practices for emerging Hadoop usage and integration at this sold-out forum. Thank you to our presenting and forum sponsors, host, facilitator and panelists for participating in this informative forum. Below is the agenda for the event. For more information about upcoming CIO Insight Forums contact Maureen Smelewski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Presenting Sponsor:                                                                       


Palmetto Security Group is an IBM Premier Business Partner and holds a AAA rating in Identity and Access Management solutions. Their mission is to help companies understand how their business processes and their security requirements can work together to deliver improved efficiencies while strengthening their overall security posture.  PSG excels in professional services and solution implementation.                 


Forum Sponsor:                                                                                              


Hortonworks RGBLogo                                                                        



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CIO Insights: Big Data and Hadoop

Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
4100 Coca Cola Plaza, Charlotte


5:30 - Registration & Networking

6:00 - Welcome
Onyeka Nchege, CIO, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

6:10 - Introduction of Facilitator and Panelists
Facilitator: Arun Chandrasekaran, Research Director, Gartner

Panelists: Abhishek Mehta, Founder & CEO, Tresata
              Eric Mizell, Director Solution Engineering, Hortonworks
              Kevin Maselow, Technical Sales Specialist, IBM
              Jayanthi Rajan, Director IT Solutions, BI/DW/Analytics, Lowe's Companies 

6:15 - Panel Discussion

7:15 - Question and Answer

7:30 - Wrap-up and Thank You