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Driving Business Transformation with Real-Time Analytics Using Apache Kafka and KSQL

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Digital transformation is more than just a buzzword, it’s become a necessity in order to compete in the modern era. At the heart of digital transformation is real-time data. Your organization must respond in real time to every customer experience transaction, sale, and market movement in order to stay competitive.

Streaming data technologies like Apache Kafka® and Confluent KSQL, the streaming SQL engine for Apache Kafka, are being used to detect and react to events as they occur. Combining this technology with the analytics insights from RCG and visualizations from Arcadia Data delivers a powerful foundation for driving real time business decisions. Use cases span across industries and include retail transaction cost analysis, automotive maintenance and loyalty program management, and credit card fraud detection.

Join experts from Confluent, RCG and Arcadia Data for a discussion and demo on how companies are integrating streaming data technologies to transform their business.

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  • Why Apache Kafka is widely used for real-time event monitoring and decisioning
  • How to integrate real-time analytics and visualizations to drive business processes
  • How KSQL, streaming SQL for Kafka, can easily transform and filter streams of data in real time

Speakers

Nick Dearden, Director of Stream Processing, Confluent

Nick is a technology and product leader at Confluent, where he enjoys leveraging many years of experience in the world of data and analytic systems to help design and explain the power of a streaming platform for every business. Prior to Confluent, he led the data platform group for a leading online real-estate seller and was chief architect for a cloud-based financial analytics platform. His early career stretches all the way back through multiple data warehouse and business intelligence adventures to the green-screen days of mainframe banking systems.

John Thuma, Director, BI Solutions, Arcadia Data

John Thuma is currently the Director of BI Solutions at Arcadia Data. With 25 years of field experience, John has developed solutions for multiple vertical industries including: banking/financial services, retail, life-sciences, and others. John has also led very complex initiatives for Microsoft Corporation, SAP, and other software companies throughout all phases of the system development lifecycle.

Thomas Clarke, Principal, RCG Global Services

Over 25 years of experience in business and IT consulting. Has successfully delivered complex strategic roadmap, digital transformation, solution architecture, custom development, and integration projects at leading companies in a variety of industries. Previous clients include AT&T, Daimler Chrysler, EMC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Johnson Controls, Kraft Foods, Lufthansa, Sprint Canada, UPS and Walgreens. Specialized skills in business strategy, digital transformation, governance, solution development, big data, and data analytics.

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