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Technology Committee Presents: Big Data Series Part 3 - Mind Your own (Technology) Business!
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In this third foray into the world of Big Data, Scott Drummonds is back alongside another industry expert, Sean Lee of EMC.

When: Thursday, January 23, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: CanCham Boardroom
1301 Kinwick Centre,
32 Hollywood Road
Central, Central 
Hong Kong
Contact: Amanda Ho

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About the Event:

In this third foray into the world of Big Data,Scott Drummonds is back alongside another industry expert, Sean Lee of EMC.

Together our Big Data dynamic duo will be looking at how the information technology sector is responding to the ever growing demand for Big Data.

Big data is big business for today's information technology companies. Software vendors are providing new tools for analytics, hardware vendors are optimizing their products to support more data accessed faster than ever, and service companies are mastering new ways to help their customers master big data solutions.

Scott and Sean will guide us through these technologies at our disposal to support Big Data initiatives. If you have never heard of names like Hadoop, HIVE, PIG, Platfora or SkyTree then this is the right place for enlightenment.

But we’ll also be learning if this rapid evolution comes at a price and whether this price is worth it.Scott and Sean will guide us through where to get started on the technological journey to enable yourself for big data. What is the easiest way to get started? What are the mistakes not to repeat? How long will it take to activate your big data strategy? When is the best time to 'go big'?

Most of all our duo will further reinforce why Big Data is here to stay.

So join us on January 23 2014 at 6:30pm for the third installment of our highly well received Big Data series.

About the Speaker:


Scott Drummonds

Information Incognita

Scott Drummonds is a 15-year veteran of the IT industry. He started developing computer aided design (CAD) tools at Intel before leading a desktop performance benchmarking team there. Later he lead VMware's performance technical marketing team. Scott came to Asia in 2010 to lead EMC's virtualization and cloud specialist sales team. He left EMC in 2013 as the lead of that specialist team as well as EMC's big data storage specialist sales team.

Scott currently lives in Hong Kong and is in the midst of a one-year sabbatical. He is studying Mandarin at Chinese University of Hong Kong, working with the activist organization Open Data Hong Kong, creating a Hong Kong Big Data community, and evangelizing big data in Hong Kong and Asia through Information Incognita.

Sean Lee
Consulting Partner
EMC Global Services

Sean Lee has over 15 years of experience in consulting, business development and solution sales. As a Consulting Partner in the EMC Global Services organization, he is responsible for building CxO level client relationships and managing go-to-market strategies in the Asia Pacific region. He has worked with many of the world’s largest multi-national firms across North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia, particularly focusing on transforming traditional architecture into next generation Cloud and Big Data platforms. He is a frequent speaker at industry seminars and roundtables, with an emphasis on technology innovations and industry applicability.

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