Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, hosted its annual user conference, Informatica World 2014, last week at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.
In the opening keynote at the conference, chairman and chief executive officer, Sohaib Abbasi, showcased the potential of data to transform organizations and to gain a competitive advantage. In the keynote, Abbasi also presented Informatica’s new platform – the Intelligent Data Platform – designed to deliver next-generation applications for the data-centric world.
Customers and partners voiced support for the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform and new product initiatives. Read more about the Intelligent Data Platform in the company announcement.
At the conference, Informatica also honored the 2014 Innovation Awards winners, who have demonstrated leadership in using Informatica solutions to help drive innovation and business advantage.
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Informatica World Day 1:
Highlights from Opening Day: Informatica World 2014
Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi unveils the Intelligent Data Platform and in his keynote, with guests, showcases Project Springbok, Project Secure@Source and MDM 10.
Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer Anil Chakravarthy highlights the Intelligent Data Platform. Terry Wise, director of business development, Amazon Web Services, joins Anil to help demonstrate how Informatica Cloud works with Amazon Redshift. Amr Awadallah, CTO, Cloudera, also joins Anil on stage to discuss big data. This keynote also features a video of Informatica customer, Western Union, which is unlocking the potential of data to create a more personalized customer experience.
Informatica World Day 2:
Highlights from Day 2: Informatica World 2014
CNBC Interviews Informatica CEO Sohaib Abbasi on May 14, 2014. In this interview, Abbasi unveils Informatica's Intelligent Data Platform and announces Project Secure@Source, an innovative approach to data-centric security.
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Ivan Chong previews Project Springbok. Ivan is joined by Mark Fowler and Haley Horn, lead BI analyst and data quality analyst, Interstate Batteries, who demonstrate a business use case and discuss the anticipated advantages of using Springbok. This keynote also features a video of Informatica customer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which is using data to help change the future of medicine.
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Marge Breya shares her perspective on the future trends that are shaping the enterprise market today and the genesis of where many data opportunities will come from: the Cloud, mobile apps, the infinite aisle, security and privacy, mergers and acquisitions, as well as all data and all things. Marge also demonstrates how Informatica supports “all data” to gain a rich insight in the entire customer experience and what Informatica can do with the Internet of Things.
Informatica World Day 3:
Drew Conway, head of Data at Project Florida and co-founder of Data Kind, talks about big data and data for social good.
Intelligent Data Platform Quotes
“We are pleased to be a strategic partner for Informatica’s Intelligent Data Platform. Data is growing exponentially and becoming ever more rich and complex. Converting that data into useful insights to improve performance and create greater value is becoming a source of incredible competitive advantage. The combination of Informatica’s intelligent data capabilities with our enterprise information management expertise will enable enterprises to drive innovation and transformation based on insight and foresight. We look forward to working with Informatica to help enterprises build new business and commercial models by harnessing the data surrounding people, organizations, products and processes.”
- Karthik Krishnamurthy, global head of Enterprise Information Management, Cognizant
“Assembling and preparing data to be ready for analysis is a task more and more business users are taking into their own hands. Tableau enables anyone to be an analysis rock star and now, Informatica’s Project Springbok will give these same business users new ways to merge and prepare their data for analysis. The Tableau and Informatica partnership will benefit our customers by bringing the trusted practices and full lifecycle of data preparation of Informatica together with the self-service analytics Tableau customers count on.”
- Dan Jewett, Vice President, Product Management, Tableau
“Organizations must understand where sensitive data is located, how it propagates, its provenance and how it is secured to meet the challenges of data privacy and security. Informatica’s Secure@Source and similar tools help organizations address these challenges head on.”
- Jeff Northrop, CTO, International Association of Privacy Professionals
“Organizations need a new data management layer that simplifies the learnings from the data infrastructure level – metadata, usage patterns, uses that categorize available data, and rules – to ensure better consumption. This kind of intelligent data platform has the potential for making it easier for business users to enrich and prepare data. This new intelligent data layer will enable self-service discovery and provisioning to/with the data consumer’s tool or application of choice.”
- John Myers, research director, Enterprise Management Associates
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