Saxena, Hirschtick, Wolfram to Talk Big Data and Devices on 11/21

11/14/13Follow @gthuang

What can we learn about big data from the founders of Netezza, SolidWorks, and Wolfram Research? Quite a bit, I wager.

And we will, one week from today, at our “D2: The Future of Data and Devices” conference. It’s all going down on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology in Boston, near South Station. We only have a few tickets left, so you should get yours today if you want to attend. (See full agenda here.)

Just a few highlights to preview:

Jit Saxena, the founder and former CEO of Netezza (acquired by IBM in 2010), will join a panel with Actifio CEO Ash Ashutosh and DataGravity President John Joseph (an EqualLogic veteran) to talk about the enterprise of the future. Moderator Bob Hower from G20 Ventures will draw out lessons about analytics, business intelligence, and realizing value from big data.

Jon Hirschtick, the founder of SolidWorks and former MIT Blackjack team leader (now with Belmont Technology), will speak on a panel about cloud-based disruption in design and data. He is joined by GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum, Salsify co-founder Rob Gonzalez, and moderator Ric Fulop from North Bridge Venture Partners. This is about how data flow in the cloud is transforming product design, development, and distribution.

—Computational guru Stephen Wolfram, the creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, will kick things off with a keynote about his vision for big data analytics. Be ready for anything.

We will be ready on the 21st. See you there.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @gthuang

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