Leading Experts from Intel, IBM, HP, Mesosphere and More Share Advanced Techniques for Leveraging Big Data
SEATTLE, Wash. — September 16, 2015 — Riak Technologies, the creator and developer of Riak® software, today announced the speaker lineup for RICON 2015. RICON, sponsored by Intel, HP, IBM, Cisco and more, is the world’s largest distributed computing conference and is set to take place November 4-6, 2015 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. The immersive three-day conference will feature distinguished experts on the front lines of the evolving world of big data, storage and distributed systems and include keynotes from Adrian Cockcroft, technology fellow, Battery Ventures; Don Rippert, general manager of cloud services strategy & business development, IBM; and Ben Hindman, Mesosphere founder and Apache Mesos co-creator.
“The rate of innovation around scaling distributed systems is truly astounding. Conferences such as RICON are crucial to keeping enterprises abreast of the developments that are critical to scaling their applications,” said Ben Hindman, founder of Mesosphere and co-creator of Apache Mesos. “I’m looking forward to catching up with some of the best minds in distributed systems at this conference.”
Speakers will share academic and enterprise perspectives on trends related to techniques for scaling applications and distributed systems design and operations. In response to 2014 attendee requests, RICON 2015 has expanded to include a track focused on Riak in Production. Additional speaker sessions planned include thought leaders from the following organizations: 451 Research Group, Booking.com, Chartbeat, Cisco, Comcast, Cornell University, HP, OpenX, ShopKeep, Two Sigma, Uber, Yale University and more.
This year’s event is expected to be the largest to date, with close to 500 attendees anticipated. Enterprises face growing pressure to deliver applications that can leverage unprecedented data growth. Developers, application architects and DevOps personnel turn to RICON to gain cutting-edge knowledge to help them succeed in the changing landscape. Sponsors of this year’s event include 5AM Solutions, C4 Media, Cisco, CMSWire, Comcast, HP, IBM, Intel, Mesosphere, ShopKeep, the New Stack and TriFork.
“We’ve brought together the leading minds in big data, the Internet of Things and scalable distributed computing,” said Adam Wray, CEO of Riak. “RICON is a must-attend event for developers and enterprise executives alike who want to sharpen their competitive edge and leverage the most advanced knowledge for designing and deploying distributed systems. We look forward to seeing everyone in San Francisco!”
To learn more, check out the below resources:
- RICON speaker list: (http://www.riak.com/speakers)
- Sponsorships: (http://www.riak.com/ricon-sponsors/
- Twitter: @RICONconf: (https://twitter.com/riconconf)
- Riak Blog Post on RICON 2015: (/blog/)
- To register: (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ricon-2015-tickets-9054007781)
- RICON 2015 website: (www.riak.com)
About Riak Technologies
Riak Technologies, Inc. is a distributed systems company dedicated to developing disruptive technology that simplifies enterprises’ most critical data management challenges. Riak has attracted one of the most talented groups of engineers and technical experts ever assembled devoted exclusively to solving some of the most complex issues presented by scaling distributed systems and enjoys a large and growing following among influential programmers, architects and academics.
Riak’s distributed database software, Riak KV, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database software, and Riak’s cloud storage software, Riak S2, are used by fast-growing Web businesses and by one-third of the Fortune 50 to power their critical Web, mobile and social applications, and their public and private cloud platforms. The Riak Data Platform was recently introduced to help enterprises control and simplify distributed Big Data.
Riak is the organizer of RICON – a distributed systems conference.
Riak is the registered trademark of Riak Technologies, Inc. Apache Mesos is the trademark of the Apache Software Foundation. The trademarks and names of other companies and products mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
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