July 27-28, 2012, Bangalore
Status: Open for post-event feedback

What are your users doing on your website or in your store? How do you turn the piles of data your organization generates into actionable information? Where do you get complementary data to make yours more comprehensive? What tech, and what techniques?

The Fifth Elephant is a two day conference on big data.

Early Geek tickets are available from fifthelephant.doattend.com.

The proposal funnel below will enable you to submit a session and vote on proposed sessions. It is a good practice introduce yourself and share details about your work as well as the subject of your talk while proposing a session.

Each community member can vote for or against a talk. A vote from each member of the Editorial Panel is equivalent to two community votes. Both types of votes will be considered for final speaker selection.

It’s useful to keep a few guidelines in mind while submitting proposals:

  1. Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.

  2. Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.

  3. Buy a slot to pitch whatever commercial tool you are backing.

Speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event. Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the Early Geek price of Rs. 1800.

Confirmed sessions

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 In Data We Believe
Harish Pillay (@harishpillay) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 5 0 Wed, 18 Jul
2 Crunching big data, Google scale
Rahul Kulkarni Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 15 0 Mon, 9 Jul
3 Looking beyond the usual suspects for Near Real Time analytics on Big Data
Navjot Sidhu Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 8 0 Mon, 9 Jul
4 Aadhaar - world's largest biometric identity platform (200 trillion biometric matches per day, 2 PB of data)
Regunath Balasubramanian (@regunathb) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 41 3 Fri, 6 Jul
5 Big Data and the Cloud a Best Friend Story
Joseph Ziegler (@jiyosub) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 3 1 Fri, 6 Jul
6 Building Watson -- A Brief Overview of DeepQA and the Jeopardy! Challenge
Karthik Visweswariah Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 5 0 Wed, 4 Jul
7 Simplifying advanced analytics to empower business managers
Prithvijit roy (@prithvijit) Industry & Business Beginner 9 0 Tue, 3 Jul
8 Towards Social Semantic Tools
Arvind K (@zoso) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 3 0 Mon, 2 Jul
9 The science behind Predictive Analytics- a Text Mining Perspective
Ankur Pandey (@ankurpandey42) Data Analytics Intermediate 5 1 Mon, 2 Jul
10 Open data and the life sciences: An open world
Kalpana Krishnaswami (@kalpana) Industry & Business Beginner 13 0 Mon, 2 Jul
11 RTI & Data: Opportunities, Issues & Challenges
Nikhil Pahwa (@nixxin) Industry & Business Beginner 19 0 Sun, 1 Jul
12 “I know what you are going to do next summer” – Predicting Repeat Purchase Behavior by using Bayesian Hierarchical model and Regression Techniques
Biswajit Pal Data Analytics Intermediate 9 1 Fri, 29 Jun
13 Analytics is a magic wand for HR professionals
Karthikeyan Damodaran Industry & Business Beginner 5 0 Fri, 29 Jun
14 Building the Infrastructure to Handle Big Data
Prashant Kumar Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 53 3 Thu, 28 Jun
15 The Data Journalism Handbook
Lucy Chambers (@lucychambers) Industry & Business Beginner 5 0 Wed, 27 Jun
16 Recommendation Play @Flipkart
Gaurav Bhalotia Data Analytics Intermediate 36 0 Sat, 23 Jun
17 Build your own Real Time Analytics and Visualization, Enable Complex Event Processing, Event Patterns and Aggregates
Ramesh Perumalsamy (@rameshp87) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 33 0 Fri, 22 Jun
18 Analytics Platform - Experience and evolution
Prasad A N Industry & Business Beginner 3 0 Fri, 22 Jun
19 How the Internet Archive preserves petabytes of data
Anand Chitipothu (@anandology) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 11 0 Wed, 20 Jun
20 Application of Data analytics in Small / Medium Enterprise planning
Arvind Saraf (@arvinds) Industry & Business Beginner 4 0 Tue, 19 Jun
21 Data Explosion in Medical Imaging
Shourya Sarcar Industry & Business Beginner 4 1 Fri, 15 Jun
22 Building analyzing and visualizing large graphs
Ashwin Rajeev (@winash) Data Analytics Intermediate 23 4 Fri, 15 Jun
23 Build Your Own Search Engine
Siddhartha Reddy (@sids) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 36 0 Fri, 15 Jun
24 Same News, Different Channels? – Measuring Diversity in TV News
Vibodh Parthasarathi Industry & Business Beginner 5 0 Thu, 14 Jun
25 Exponential Growth Models and Impact on Sales Forecast,Data Volume, Query Latency, Capacity Planning and Search Latency
Ashok Banerjee (@ashokbanerjee) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 25 0 Thu, 14 Jun
26 Big Data in Real Time: Processing the Social Web within a tolerable elapsed time
Harish (@harish) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 5 0 Thu, 14 Jun
27 Your Genome on the Cloud: Big Data Challenges in Personalized Medicine
Ramesh Hariharan Data Analytics Beginner 31 1 Tue, 12 Jun
28 Messaging architecture at Facebook
qubole (@qubole) Industry & Business Advanced 21 1 Sun, 10 Jun
29 How your favorite retailers make money from analytics?
Sridhar Bollam (@bollam) Data Analytics Intermediate 46 1 Fri, 8 Jun
30 Real Time Intelligent Systems & Big Data Streams
Deepinder Dhingra Data Analytics Intermediate 8 3 Wed, 6 Jun
31 Explorations in Data Analysis and Visualization
Dorai Thodla (@dorait) Data Visualization Beginner 3 0 Wed, 6 Jun
32 Splunk> Driving Real-time Analytics from Small Data, Big Data and Huge Data
Rahul Deshmukh (@thedeshmukhs) Data Analytics Intermediate 9 0 Wed, 30 May
33 Approaches to ML techniques on the Real world data.
Venkata Ramana (@ramana) Data Analytics Intermediate 10 2 Mon, 28 May
34 Targeting the Moment of Truth: Using Big Data in Retail
Amit Kapoor (@amitkaps) Industry & Business Beginner 10 0 Thu, 24 May
35 From Data to Action (in Retail Banking)
Anannya Deb (@anannyadeb) Industry & Business Intermediate 5 2 Thu, 24 May
36 The Elephant in the Cloud
Joydeep Sen Sarma (@jsensarma) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 24 2 Wed, 23 May
37 Structuring data from surveys - A case study from a slum survey conducted in 2010
Onkar Hoysala (@onkarhoysala) Industry & Business Intermediate 22 1 Tue, 8 May
38 Introduction to data analysis & visualisation with R
shree joshi Data Analytics Beginner 10 5 Sat, 5 May
39 Visual data apps using d3.js and Knoema Data API
Amritayan Nayak Data Visualization Intermediate 14 0 Thu, 26 Apr
40 Seeing through the Haze - Advanced Visualisations using Python
Vinayak Hegde (@vin) Data Visualization Advanced 5 1 Wed, 25 Apr
41 A Herd of Elephants - Navigating the Hadoop Ecosystem
Vinayak Hegde (@vin) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 23 1 Wed, 25 Apr
42 Exploratory Data Analysis with Python
Jaidev Deshpande (@jaidevd) Data Analytics Intermediate 20 0 Wed, 25 Apr
43 the aRt of NSSO data
Sumandro C (@sumandro) Industry & Business Intermediate 9 0 Wed, 25 Apr
44 Financial Market and Economic Data
Deepak Shenoy (@deepakshenoy) Data Visualization Intermediate 23 1 Mon, 23 Apr
45 An Introduction to Data Visualization & Processing ( Programming Language)
Uttam Grandhi (@uttamg911) Data Visualization Beginner 21 12 Mon, 23 Apr
46 Finding signal in the noise: How to put big data to use
Goldee Udani (@goldee) Data Analytics Intermediate 13 0 Thu, 29 Mar
47 Visualising Text
Anand S (@sanand0) Data Visualization Intermediate 65 0 Thu, 29 Mar

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 GlusterFS "Big Data" Interface
Venky Shankar (@efault) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 20 0 Tue, 17 Jul
2 A complete suite setup and challenges on modern database
Anand Shankar (@anandvns) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 0 1 Mon, 9 Jul
3 Making money out of data
Chandu Nair (@chandunair) Industry & Business Intermediate 1 0 Fri, 6 Jul
4 Delivering profitable growth for eCommerce business using advance analytics
ahmar abdullah Data Analytics Intermediate 3 0 Fri, 6 Jul
5 Social Media & Text Analytics using Open Source Tools
rhebbar (@rhebbar) Data Analytics Beginner 7 1 Thu, 5 Jul
6 Everything you wanted to know about internet analytics - to infinity and beyond.....
Sandeep Amar (@sancalls) Data Analytics Advanced 5 0 Wed, 4 Jul
7 Social Media Monitoring - what is it and why do you need to know about it?
apoorv durga (@apoorv) Industry & Business Beginner 3 1 Sun, 1 Jul
8 Fieldata: Transparency and analytics for non-profits
Gora Mohanty (@gora) Industry & Business Beginner 5 0 Sat, 30 Jun
9 Mobile Portal Personalization using Real-Time Prediction Analytics in order to help Communication Service Providers (CSPs) in customized offerings to users
Gitali Halder (proposing) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Advanced 3 0 Sat, 30 Jun
10 Making sense of UGC on social networks
Gaurav Mishra (@gmishra) Industry & Business Beginner 5 0 Sat, 30 Jun
11 "Honey, we blew the data - to build a Market Mix Model" : Modeling the Market Mix under unfavourable data conditions
Anindya Neogi Data Analytics Intermediate 3 0 Sat, 30 Jun
12 How to balance insights from analytics and your intuition to drive product decisions
pranavbhasin (@pranavbhasin) Data Analytics Intermediate 7 0 Fri, 29 Jun
13 Data Visualization with Python
Puneeth Chaganti (@punchagan) Data Visualization Intermediate 16 0 Fri, 29 Jun
14 Making sense out of semi-structured log data
Piyush Goel (@pigol1) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 32 0 Fri, 29 Jun
15 Handle BigData Analytics with Hadoop eco-system (Hadoop, HBase, Hive, WorkFlow)
Kushwaha Manish Kaushal (@manish) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 7 0 Fri, 29 Jun
16 Big Data : The wave of Innovation and Disruption
Sharad Agarwal Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 7 0 Thu, 28 Jun
17 Identifying your influencers in social media is not rocket science
Bibhash Chakrabarty (@bibhash6) Data Analytics Intermediate 5 0 Thu, 28 Jun
18 Riak: Robust and featureful distributed Key-Value store
Prashant Kumar Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 10 0 Thu, 28 Jun
19 Sharding MySQL
Kaushik Paranjape Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 6 0 Thu, 28 Jun
20 Dianemo: Distributed task management to achieve faster throughput
Santosh Gannavarapu Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 1 0 Thu, 28 Jun
21 Lessons from the evolution of Mayavi
Prabhu Ramachandran (@prabhu) Data Analytics Intermediate 7 0 Wed, 27 Jun
22 Combining Social Media Insights with Statistical Insights for Improved Analytics
Avik Sarkar (@avik) Data Analytics Intermediate 7 1 Mon, 25 Jun
23 The Art of Data Analysis
Karthik Shashidhar (@karthiks) Data Analytics Intermediate 6 0 Mon, 25 Jun
24 Survey of Machine Learning tools as the data grows (Weka, R, Octave, Mahout)
Vivek Mehta (@vivekmehta) Data Analytics Intermediate 14 2 Sun, 24 Jun
25 Start with step 0 -> Approaching big data for small enterprises
Supreet Sethi (@djinn) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 8 0 Thu, 21 Jun
26 Become a Data Wrangler! Learning how to work with data.
Laura Newman Data Analytics Beginner 6 1 Tue, 19 Jun
27 Finding the elephant with Neo4j
Ashish Prasad (@codemaniac) Data Analytics Beginner 5 2 Mon, 18 Jun
28 ACID + BASE = ??
Vivek Y S (@vivekys) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 23 1 Sun, 17 Jun
29 Scaling Data ( DB ->Caching -> Archiving -> Sharding and NoSQL)
Shashwat Agarwal (@shashwatag) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 21 0 Sat, 16 Jun
30 How big data moved the needle from monolithic SQL RDBMS to distributed NoSQL
Sunil Sayyaparaju Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 30 1 Mon, 11 Jun
31 The Elephant that Flew - Big Data Analytics @ InMobi
Gaurav Agarwal (@calven321) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 22 0 Sun, 10 Jun
32 Hands-on introduction to Pig
Prashanth Babu (@p7h) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 11 0 Sun, 10 Jun
33 An introduction to Data Analysis and Visualisation using D3.js
Prashanth Babu (@p7h) Data Visualization Beginner 14 0 Sun, 10 Jun
34 Emerging techniques in stake holder feedback management
Shantanu Gudihal Industry & Business Intermediate 5 0 Wed, 6 Jun
35 Managing Data on Hadoop
prashant singh (@prashantkr2002) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 5 0 Wed, 6 Jun
36 Operational Data Analytics and Insights - Leveraging Bigdata to manage IT infrastructure.
Girish Narasimha Raghavan (@girishnr) Industry & Business Intermediate 1 1 Thu, 31 May
37 CouchDB: All your JSON are belong to us
Sameer Segal (@sameersegal) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 14 0 Tue, 29 May
38 Logstash & Elasticsearch - Give meaning to your logs, and more
Mohit Chawla (@alcy) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 5 0 Sun, 27 May
39 Big Data in a Small Startup
Pramod Biligiri (@pramodbiligiri) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Beginner 12 1 Sun, 20 May
40 OpenSpending: Data Literacy, Citizen Participation and Government Spending
Lucy Chambers (@lucychambers) Data Visualization Intermediate 8 0 Fri, 18 May
41 Everybody Needs a Story: A Narrative Approach to Information Visualization
Sherline Pimenta K. (@sherline) Data Visualization Beginner 9 0 Fri, 11 May
42 Games for Data Collection
Onkar Hoysala (@onkarhoysala) Data Analytics Intermediate 23 0 Tue, 8 May
43 Data Analysis using SAS Software.
Manoj Diwakar (@manojdiwakar) Data Analytics Intermediate 0 0 Mon, 7 May
44 The Redis way of Analytics
Anoop Thomas Data Analytics Intermediate 19 0 Sun, 6 May
45 Big Data Analytics with Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform
Milind Bhandarkar (@techmilind) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 2 1 Thu, 3 May
46 Data analysis with Pydata
kracetheking (proposing) Data Analytics Beginner 1 0 Sat, 28 Apr
47 Visualization using MS Excel - Hands on Workshop
Purnachandra Rao Duggirala (@chandoo) Data Visualization Intermediate 11 0 Fri, 27 Apr
48 How to select right charts for your data?
Purnachandra Rao Duggirala (@chandoo) Data Visualization Beginner 6 0 Fri, 27 Apr
49 Real Time Analytics with Twitter Storm
Karthik Kastury (@karthikdot) Data Analytics Intermediate 19 4 Thu, 26 Apr
50 Lessons Learned : Scaling Hadoop and BigData in Cloud (Amazon EMR )
Vijay Rayapati (@amnigos) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 14 1 Tue, 20 Mar
51 Video Analytics for live streams
Akbar Ladak (@ladak) Data Analytics Beginner 10 1 Mon, 10 Oct
52 Hadoop and its Eco System
PhanindraSarma (@thunderbird) (proposing) Big Data Infrastructure & Processing Intermediate 11 3 Mon, 3 Oct