Informatica World 2013: Showcasing Information Potential

Premier Data Integration Conference in Las Vegas to Feature Keynotes from Informatica CEO Sohaib Abbasi and Rick Smolan, Author of The Human Face of Big Data

Redwood City, Calif., May 08, 2013 - 

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that its annual user conference, Informatica World 2013, will feature keynote presentations from Informatica chairman and CEO, Sohaib Abbasi, and Rick Smolan, creator of the best-selling "Day in the Life" books and most recently The Human Face of Big Data, which captures the current big data revolution impacting all aspects of everyday life. The conference (register here), now in its 13th year, will be held June 4-7, 2013 at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Informatica World 2013 is the premier data integration event for developers, data scientists, partners, executives and others to learn about the trends and leading technologies that enable organizations to gain a competitive advantage. The theme of this year’s conference is Put Potential to Work.

While at Informatica World attendees will learn how to drive innovation and create business value with their data, as well as discuss the latest on big data and Hadoop, learn about Informatica’s newest products, hear about the Cloud Summer release and debate the latest trends around hybrid IT, master data management and the Internet of Things.

There will also be pre-conference education, a Hands on Lab, six breakout tracks, over 100 expert-led sessions, exciting keynotes and lots of networking opportunities, including Informatica World Platinum sponsors Accenture and Cognizant.

Data integration industry visionary Abbasi will discuss the intricacies of the IT landscape and announce how Informatica’s latest products hide the complexity with new technology to deploy, manage and share information more easily and simply than ever before.

Additional executive keynotes include Informatica’s Ivan Chong, executive vice president, New Markets, and James Markarian, executive vice president and chief technology officer.

Informatica World is also the home of the Informatica Innovation Awards, given out to organizations since 2000, demonstrating leadership in using Informatica solutions to drive innovation and business success. Finalists were announced in April and the winners will be announced at Informatica World on June 5th.

Supporting Quotes

  • “Big data has the potential to be ‘humanity’s dashboard,’ an intelligent tool that can help combat some of the world’s most challenging problems,” said Rick Smolan, former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer and the CEO of Against All Odds Productions. “In the hands of data scientists, this raw information is fueling a revolution that may have as big an impact on humanity going forward as the Internet has over the past two decades - enabling us to sense, measure and understand aspects of our existence in ways never before possible.”
  • “Informatica World 2013 has a lot in store for all of our attendees,” said Marge Breya, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Informatica. “We have a great opportunity to showcase our vision and innovation through exciting products and solutions and thought leadership from our partners and customers - the broader Informatica Community. From developers to CEOs, marketing professionals to app owners, there are dedicated streams at Informatica World to help each role solve data integration challenges and meet their information potential.”

“Our technology can make every individual, every business process and every connected device better,” continued Breya. “Information Potential is all about unleashing that power for better business and human outcomes.  This will be an exciting event showcasing the next-generation of information technologies, thought leaders and best practices.”

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About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica for maximizing return on data to drive their top business imperatives. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit Connect with Informatica at, and


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