Wednesday April 29, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Eynon Ballroom in the Rowan University Student Center
201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Directions:  Driving directions and a map of Rowan University are available here.
The Student Center is Building 14 on the Campus map. 

Parking:  Please park in Lot D, off of Bowe Boulevard and perpendicular to Richard Wackar Stadium.  The Student Center is Building 14 on the Campus Map and is a short walk away.  Parking in free and no permit is required. 

Hotel Reservations:  The Courtyard Marriott is within walking distance of Rowan University.  Click here to make a reservation.


Jacqueline Melillo 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

New Jersey Big Data Alliance 2015 Symposium

Big Data and the Transformation of Society

Today, Big Data is impacting every sector of society.  Join us at Rowan University on April 29th to learn more and to network with industry, government and academic visionaries working in this exciting new space.  


8:30 - 9:00:  Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Remarks

Dr. Shreek Mandayam, Vice President for Research, Rowan University
Dr. Mira Lalovic-Hand, Vice President and CIO, Rowan University

9:15 - 10:00 Raymond Blum, International Man of Mystery at Google, Presenting "Considerations, Problems and Techniques for Ensuring Availability of Sharded Large Data Stores"

Raymond Blum leads a team of Site Reliability Engineers charged with keeping Google's and its users' data safe and durable. Prior to coming to Google he was the IT director for a hedge fund after spending a few lifetimes developing systems at HBO and on Wall Street. In his meager spare time he indulges his interests in robotics and visualization and reads too much science fiction.

10:00 - 11:00 Panel Discussion on Big Data and Aviation/Transportation
Moderator:  Dr. Shreek Mandayam, Rowan University NJBDA Representative

Confirmed Panelists:
Richard Pedersen, Lockheed Martin
Charles (Cliff) Johnson, NextGen Aviation Research Division, FAA
Tony Gurcsik, NextGen Aviation Research Division, FAA
Adrian Rusu, Professor of Computer Science, Rowan University
Maria Laura Delle Monache, Post Doctoral Researcher at Rutgers University

10:00 - 11:00 Graduate Student Presentations 

11:00 - 11:30:  Coffee and Networking Break

11:30 - 12:30  Panel Discussion on Big Data and Workforce Development
Moderator:  Dr. Rashmi Jain, Montclair State University NJBDA Representative 

Confirmed Panelists:
Joe Caserta, President of Caserta Concepts
Aaron Fichtner, Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Cynthia Briney, Vice President in Information Management, Prudential Global Business and Technology Solutions

 12:30 - 1:30:  Lunch and Networking

1:30 - 2:30:  Panel Discussion on Big Data and Privacy
Moderator:  Dr. Stanislav Mamonov, Montclair State University NJBDA Representative

Confirmed Panelists:
Virginia Barlett, Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President of Data Protection, InBloom
Kevin Moriarty,
Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Commission Division of Privacy and Identity Protection

2:30 - 3:30  Panel Discussion on Big Data and Healthcare
Moderator:  Dr. Munir Cochinwala, New Jersey Institute of Technology NJBDA Representative

Confirmed Panelists:
Mike Madden, Big Data and Analytics Solution Lead, EMC
Steve LoSardo,
Director of IMS Health
David Foran, CIO and Executive Director of Biomedical Informatics and Computational Imaging, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Tomas Gregorio, Senior Executive Director of Healthcare, New Jersey Innovation Institute

3:30 - 4:15:  Networking and Afternoon Refreshments