Title: Lessons in Big Data
Date: Wed Jul 18, 2018
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Moderator: Micah Pope
Main Street Data

Discussion of how big data analysis can add great insight.

Ron LeMay (speaker)
Main St Data
Kansas City, MO 64111
Length (approx): 40 min
How the IoT Powered with Data and Analytics is Reshaping the Industrial Landscape

The industrial landscape continues to struggle to turn data into meaningful value, and the sources of data are still proliferating. Uptake has worked in a number of industries on this very issue, including renewable energy, construction, rail, and now agriculture.  Performing data science at scale is a billion dollar challenge and involves the collaboration with expertise outside of the industrial landscape. We will demonstrate the value that's created when Uptake's bleeding edge data science combines with our partners industrial expertise and data. 

Israel Alguindigue (speaker)
Senior Vice President, Industrial Analytics Practice
Israel is Uptake’s Senior Vice President of the Industrial Analytics Practice. He works with large industrial customers in leveraging digital assets and technologies to improve utilization, productivity, safety and cybersecurity. He serves on the Board of Directors of Andersen Corporation and on Advisory Boards for a number of non-profit and technology organizations including the ITA Internet of Things, the b2b: Chicago Advisory Board and, the Northwestern University Transportation Center. Israel was previously CMO and Head of Software for GE Transportation's Global Services business and led the re-envisioning and invigoration of the software/analytics portfolio. He was also a founding member of FastWorks: GE’s framework for lean and accelerated innovation. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles in large industrial enterprises including Emerson Electric where he built the asset management and process optimization practice. Israel earned a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (monitoring and diagnostics) and was a professor of Computer Science. He lectures at the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. Israel has published over 100 articles on IoT, Analytics, Monitoring, Diagnostics and Prognostics of complex industrial assets, innovation and automation; and is a frequent speaker at industry events on these disciplines.
Length (approx): 40 min
Data Will Be a Competitive Advantage: A Discussion of Uses and Examples

Big Data and Information Technology is experiencing a surge in the agriculture industry though most of the discussion tends to focus on precision agriculture.  This is but one use case and there are many.  These other uses, applications and examples of big data and information technology create value, have shorter path to ROI and serve as a competitive advantage in your market. This discussion will focus on specific use cases and real-life examples. We will cover examples like: better understanding your customers/market, powering strategic decisions, and bringing efficiencies and speed to your internal and external business processes with the goal to make your company more competitive and successful.

Steve Rao (speaker)
FarmMarket iD
Westmont, IL 60559
Steve Rao is a strategic executive with deep background in marketing, data and analytics and broad industry background. His expertise and knowledge ranging from venture-backed enterprises to Fortune 500 companies is valuable when working with clients to develop data solutions that will help achieve their strategic goals. He currently leads Farm Market iD in bringing data-driven marketing and strategic decision making to the agriculture industry. He brings a unique perspective to database marketing in agriculture due to his broad experience in delivering database marketing solutions across many industries.
Length (approx): 40 min