With the San Jose DataWorks Summit (June 13-15) just two months away, we’re busy finalizing the lineup of an impressive array of speakers and business use cases. This year our Enterprise Adoption Track will include Nick Evans and Kevin Brown from ExxonMobil with Wade Salazar from Hortonworks.

Big Data is driving major advances in the oil and gas industry, resulting in increased productivity and cost savings throughout the extraction and production cycles. Advances in instrumentation, process automation, and collaboration are generating data from myriad new sources, including sensors, geolocation, weather, and seismic data. Combined with human-generated data, such as market feeds, social media, email, text, and images, a wealth of new analytical insights are transforming the industry as a whole.

Join Nick, Kevin, and Wade as they present:

The Evolution of Streaming and Data Lake Shared Services at ExxonMobil: Lessons from a Fortune 10 Adoption

Abstract: Analytics applications grow more powerful as they leverage new types of data from sensors, machines, server logs, clickstreams, and social media. The Hadoop-based Data Lake enables that analytic potential, but the shared service supporting it must scale efficiently and enable deep insight across a large, broad, diverse data set to a variety of consumers. Come learn how ExxonMobil created its first Big Data shared service across an enormous enterprise – from data ingestion at the edge using Hortonworks DataFlow to long-term storage in Hortonworks Data Platform, culminating in data exploration and analysis with business intelligence tools.

About the Speakers

Nick Evans, ExxonMobil
Nick Evans is the Big Data Service manager for Data & Analytics at ExxonMobil with a team of developers and engineers focused on embedding world class analytics to solve big data opportunities across the corporation.  Mr. Evans has 15 years of experience at ExxonMobil in a variety of roles in information technology.  He is very excited to work in Data & Analytics and Big Data due to its broad application and impact across all business lines.  Mr. Evans holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University. 

Kevin Brown, ExxonMobil
Kevin Brown is the Big Data Service Platform Engineer for Data & Analytics at ExxonMobil with a team of data architects and engineers focused on embedding world class analytics to solve big data opportunities across the corporation.  Kevin’s previous experience in software development and Linux administration played a critical role in helping pioneer a Big Data platform at ExxonMobil.  Kevin holds an Information Technology degree from Brigham Young University.

Wade Salazar, Hortonworks
Wade Salazar serves Hortonworks as a Solutions Engineering in Houston TX.  Educated as an electrical engineer, fluent in many programming languages, and having worked in the control systems trade for over ten years before joining Hortonworks Wade enables those looking to apply big data tools to industrial processes and equipment.  Outside of work Wade is passionate about technology, the outdoors, cooking, dogs, horses and Texas lore.