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!
Month: February 2021
September is Hispanic Heritage Month, an opportunity to honor the generations of Hispanic and Latinx Americans who have enriched our society and culture. It is also an opportunity for me personally to take a moment to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our Hispanic and Latinx team members while recognizing the opportunity we have in front of us to bring more diverse perspectives to the table.I’ve been at Dell Technologies for more than 25 years starting my career here in HR after graduating from The University of Texas. Aside from growing professionally here, I’ve also had the opportunity to actively give back to the Latinx and Hispanic communities, something I feel truly passionate about and has made my time at Dell so meaningful.The power of partnershipsOne of the partnerships I’m most proud of that we have made here at Dell is the one we have with the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) where I sit on the board. Founded in 1986, HACR’s mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in corporate America. We’ve been a proud sponsor of the work HACR does to increase the Hispanic population in today’s working world, which priorities civic and community duties among other attributes when assessing potential talent. Our partnership with HACR creates opportunities for our Dell Technologies team members to participate in a skills-based development program while opening the door to networking opportunities with Hispanic executives across various industries. Our goal? Help our team members grow professionally.It’s programs like these – that prioritize professional development, mentoring, and networking – that will be critical as we help our diverse team members progress in their careers in a meaningful way. It’s a key reason why we introduced a targeted internal advocacy program aimed at paring our high performing talent from Black and Hispanic backgrounds with executive leaders who can help coach, train, and prepare them for continued acceleration. Additionally, in collaboration with The Partnership Leadership Development Program, we’re helping diverse talent at various points in their career build the leadership skills necessary to succeed at work. The learning and engagement gained during these programs and initiatives equip our diverse talent with the skills they need to be successful in their career and have the same opportunity for advancement as their peers.The importance of connection The work Latino Connection, one of our 13 Employee Resource Groups, is doing on this front is also driving change. With their purpose to champion access and opportunities for our Hispanic and Latinx team members they are fostering an inclusive community that promotes cultural awareness across the organization. And throughout the pandemic, they have really shown up for their members, prioritizing driving personal connections – even in today’s virtual environment – to help our team members connect and develop in a meaningful way. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month they are offering virtual cooking classes, Salsa lessons, a discussion on giving back to the Hispanic and Latinx communities, and a special panel where two of our senior leaders shared their journeys and insights as Hispanic and Latinx American women in the technology industry, to name a few. The impact we can have We’re also engaging with organizations outside our four walls to address issues facing Hispanic and Latinx communities. Just last week, in partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, we hosted a special Policy Hack to uncover ways to address the digital divide and discuss how technology can be leveraged to narrow economic injustices, racial bias, health inequalities, and workforce readiness impacting the Hispanic and Latinx communities in the U.S. The winning team came up with a solution that included several recommendations to bring together public and private partnerships to provide the right technology to help provide more opportunities for underrepresented communities and groups. One of the ideas was to create a voucher program giving access to devices and internet access for children which could be automatically integrated into the economic support system for low-income families.Cultivating a culture of inclusion – one where everyone feels they belong and can succeed – is a critical part of who we are at Dell Technologies. We believe true innovation is possible when diverse perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds come together. And while we’re proud of the progress we’re making on this front, we know more focus is needed to achieve true equity and to be the employer of choice for all. It’s why we have committed to having 25% of our U.S. workforce and 15% of our U.S. people leaders identify as Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx minorities by 2030.But as we continue to work towards these goals, we know real change can’t happen in a silo – it will require continued collaboration – with partnerships, other organizations, and our team members – to ensure we’re equipping everyone with the skills they need to succeed in our industry.
PARIS (AP) — Six nongovernmental organizations have opened the first class-action lawsuit against France for alleged systemic discrimination by police carrying out identity checks. The organizations, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, contend that French police use racial profiling in checks, targeting people who are Black or of Arab descent. The NGOs aren’t demanding monetary damages, and instead seek deep reforms to ensure that racial profiling does not determine who gets stopped by police. They say ‘systemic’ changes are needed in response to a ‘systemic’ problem. Letters officially notifying France’s prime minister and interior and justice ministers were being delivered Wednesday.
BEIJING (AP) — An official indicator of China’s manufacturing activity has weakened for a second consecutive month in January, following outbreaks of domestic COVID-19 cases that affected the operations of some industries. The purchasing managers’ index for China’s manufacturing sector fell to 51.3 in January, down 0.6 percentage points from December, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Readings above 50 indicate expansion of the manufacturing industry, while a reading below it reflects a contraction. The indicators for China’s service industry also dipped in January amid the local coronavirus outbreaks. The PMI for China’s non-manufacturing sector came in at 52.4 in January, down from 55.7 in December.