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The Biggest Takeaways from the Strata+Hadoop Summit

By Christine Wong | March 28, 2015

When it comes to public speaking, the president of the United States is a tough act to follow.

D.J. Patil found himself in that daunting position at the recent Strata+Hadoop Summit in San Jose, Calif. Patil is the freshly appointed (and first ever) chief data scientist for the White House. He had to give a keynote at the event right after his new boss, President Barack Obama, introduced him via a recorded video message. What speaker wouldn’t feel pressure to hold an audience’s attention after that?

At Bright Computing, we thought Patil was able to hold his own at the podium and we’ve curated some of the highlights from his speech, and other conference sessions of interest, just for our readers.

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