Pittsburgh Technical Council

2018 Big Data

2018 Big Data

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Registration | Agenda | Speakers | Tech TalksEvent Sponsors | Sponsorship Opportunities

Big Data is a day-long summit focused on big data trends and best practices. This event will allow attendees to explore innovative strategies and technologies for data practitioners  or for data application surrounding real-time data processing, data collection, application of collected data, data protection and privacy, industry regulations and compliance, and data storage.

The event will feature Tech Talks. Each of these 18-minute presentation will speak on specific big data trends and/or specific ways in which big data is being leveraged within organizations. 

Big Data will focus on the healthcaremanufacturing and IT security industries and as such, all Tech Talks will also focus on a particular facet of big data in those industries. 

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Sundeep Tangirala, Director Consulting Expert - BI and Analytics, CGI

  • Matthew Buynak, Business Analytics Group Manager Sr- CIB, PNC Financial Services

  • Chris Farrar, Engineering Manager, Site Regulatory Engineering, Google

WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

7:45 a.m.

Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome by Audrey Russo, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council

The State of Big Data presented by Dave Silberstein, Director, CGI

9:00 a.m.

Chris Farrar, Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering, Google

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

  • Matthew Buynak, Business Analytics Group Manager Sr – CIB, PNC Financial Services

  • Charles Evans, Data Technology Manager, PNC Financial Services

  • Sundeep Tangirala, Director Consulting Expert, BI & Analytics, CGI

11:15 a.m.

Thomas Hargrove, Founder & Chairman, Murder Accountability Project

12:00 p.m.


12:15 p.m.

Lunch & Speaker

Mike Sipe, Manager, Predictive Algorithms, ZOLL LifeVest

1:15 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Tech Talks (Please refer to Tech Talk agenda for schedule)

4:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception


2018 Tech Talk Rooms

Cloudera Stage:

1:30     Cloudera

2:00     Bentgrass Technologies

2:30     CNX

3:00     Neuro Kinetics

3:30     ServiceLink


DirectLink Stage:

1:30     Innovation Advising

2:00     Omnicell

2:30     SessionM

3:00     National Cyber-Forensics Training Alliance

3:30     Carnegie Mellon University


Expedient Stage:

1:30     Expedient

2:00     Duolingo

2:30     Adrich

3:00     LegalSifter

3:30     Diamond Kinetics

Presented by:

CIO Insights Sponsors:

Comcast Business V C

Snowflake Logo Plus Wordmark Blue

Tech Talk Room Sponsors:

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DLT Logo

Charging Station Sponsor:



Wi-Fi Sponsor:

GTT Logo RGB 2C 

Media Partner:

Bxvideo Logo High Res2

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Contact Carolyn Candebat for more information.

Online Registration will close on Tuesday, October 2nd. Early Bird discounts are available until September 14th - Register HERE.

Pre-Registration is always requested, when possible, so that we may best plan for your arrival.  Walk-in registrants, when accepted, must pay onsite with a credit card or check to obtain entry to the event, no exceptions.  Refunds requested less than 2 business days prior to the event will not be granted.  Substitutions are welcome.

Not sure if your company's a Member, or have questions about How to Register?  Please contact Sandra Rose at srose@pghtech.org.

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