Photo Caption: New York City from PixabayDell EMC will “Let the Transformation Begin” next week during Strata+Hadoop World 2016 at the Javits Conference Center. The recent formation of Dell EMC has created an even more powerful company, driven to ensure your analytics capabilities are stronger than ever. As a Strategic Sponsor, we look forward to showcasing our newly combined, extensive portfolio.Swing by the Dell EMC booth (#501) to demo our latest products, speak with our onsite experts, and experience our booth theater presentations. Dell EMC will also be featured in the Cloudera Partner Pavilion, and will be holding a number of speaking sessions throughout the conference. Please include the following sessions on your calendar:Data science from idea to pilot to production: Challenges and lessons learnedAmihai Savir | Tuesday, Sept. 27 | 10:00-10:30 am | Location: 1B 01/02In the age of big data analytics, smart monitoring and predicting abnormal behavior of corporation mission-critical systems can save large amounts of time and money. Drawing on a real-world case study from EMC, Amihai Savir, a seasoned data scientist currently leading a team of data scientists in Dell EMC, offers an overview of the team’s remarkable journey, discussing the multiple phases and development stages as well as the many questions and doubts that arose along the way. Eventually, the project proved a great success and is now running in production monitoring the MS Exchange and Authentication (ITOA) environments. Amihai will share the team’s experience and insights, which will provide value and a solid knowledge foundation for managers, data scientists, analytics professionals, and IT operations to leverage in order to drive and build data-driven processes.Modern Analytics with Dell EMCPatricia Florissi | Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 10:05-10:10 am | Location: Javits NorthIt is clear that we’re at a critical inflection point in the industry – organizations are realizing that they must quickly adapt in order to keep pace in today’s ever-changing digital economy. With your most precious commodity, data, increasing at an alarming rate, it is essential that it be a component to your deepest insights and allowing you to focus on your business outcomes.Achieve Richer Insights and Business Outcomes with Dell EMC Big Data and AnalyticsCarey James | Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 11:20 am – 12:00 pm | Location: 1B 01/02Big Data and analytics is a team sport empowering companies of all kinds to achieve business outcomes faster and with greater levels of success. Dell EMC has integrated all the key components for modern digital transformation, taking you on a Big Data journey that focuses on analytics, integration and infrastructure. Our portfolio provides the flexibility to buy or build your analytics ecosystem, the choice is yours. Our offerings range from servers and data lakes to flexible analytics with a turn-key development platform. In this session we discuss how the formation of Dell Technologies and Dell EMC can help you on your data analytics journey and how you can turn actionable insights into new business opportunities.Getting it right exactly once: Principles for streaming architecturesDarryl Smith | Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 1:15-1:55 pm | Location: 1 C04 / 1 C05We are moving to real time, and data scientists need a framework to evaluate and architect the right technologies. Darryl Smith, chief data platform architect and distinguished engineer at Dell Technologies, shares tested principles for streaming architectures so you can navigate solution options quickly. The mission—reinforced by the rise of Apache Kafka and the importance of exactly once semantics—is clear: move from batch to real time.Enhancing the customer experience when driving Hadoop adoptionAnthony Dina | Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 2:55-3:35 pm | Location: 1B 01/02Defining the challenges, outlining the goals, identifying the use cases, and tracking ROI are always important considerations when building a big data strategy, but what about greater behind-the-scenes challenges like security, consumer privacy, fraud detection, governance, and financial investment? Each impacts the business and its brand. Mastercard’s Nick Curcuru hosts an interactive fireside chat with Anthony Dina from Dell EMC to explore how the flexibility, scalability, and agility of Hadoop big data solutions allow one of the world’s leading organizations to innovate, enable, and enhance the customer experience while still expanding emerging opportunities. You’ll also have the chance to discuss the most important considerations for driving big data strategies and implementations.But wait, that’s not all! Dell EMC is an official sponsor of Data After Dark on Wednesday evening from 8:00-11:00 p.m. aboard the City at Sea: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. While exploring life at sea, enjoy an XD theater simulator, a lounge, a DJ, and much more, as you wander through different areas with themed cocktails, appetizers, and entertainment.If you are unable to attend the event, be sure to follow along on Twitter. We’ll be providing live updates from our @DellEMCBigData and @DellAlliances handles, and via the #DellEMC and #StrataHadoop hashtags.We hope to see you there!