Ron Papas

Co-founder and EVP of Field Operations at X15 Software

Ron is currently Co-founder and EVP of Field Operations at X15 Sofware, a big data analytics company. He brings over 25 years of data management experience at companies like Informatica and Sybase where he held numerous leadership roles in Sales, Business Development and General Management. He joined Informatica in 1996 as the first sales person and saw the company grow from $0 to $1 billion during his tenure. In 2006, he pioneered Informatica’s Cloud business, and helped build it into the industry’s leading cloud integration service. Ron started his career as a Software Engineer, and holds a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.

Achieving business value from big data analytics


Organizations today need to manage, analyze, and visualize diverse data sources such as machines, sensors, social media, Web applications, and so on. Fully leveraging granular data from these sources drives insights into customer behavior, business operations, information security, risk management, and competition, which in turn increase growth, efficiency, and competitive success.
In this session, we will briefly explore the various business opportunities generated by big data for end users, technology practitioners as well as technology startups. Whether you are a student considering the best growth opportunities over the next 5 years or your company is looking to optimize its operations by becoming a data driven organization, big data analytics has something for you.