Updated October 23, 2012.


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Big Data and Mobility - Workshop
Hosted by Intel

Intel Jones Farm Conference Center (Room JFCC 117)
2111 NE 25th Ave, Hillsboro (Portland), OR 97124, USA

Tuesday, October 23 2012.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Workshop Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel and Travel Information
Information for Presenters




Wikipedia states, "In information technology, big data consists of data sets that grow so large that they become awkward to work with using on-hand database management tools. Difficulties include capture, storage, search, sharing, analytics, and visualizing." The purpose of this workshop is to examine the intersection of big data with mobile computing, considering devices, applications, and networks.

This workshop will examine the opportunities, issues, and evolving architectures. Items under consideration for this meeting include:

  • What are the trends with big data in general?
  • How does big data apply to mobile networks and mobile computing?
  • How can operators leverage big data?
  • How can enterprises apply big data analytics to mobile workforces?
  • How does big data relate to mobile cloud computing?
  • What kind of big data can mobile devices collect/generate?
  • What type of mobile applications could take advantage of big data?

Note that presenters and many of the attendees, are world leading technologists on the subject material. We allocate sufficient time for discussion that attendees can ask questions of greatest interest. Moreover, the workshops allow informal networking during breaks where attendees can exchange important information.



Workshop Meeting. Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Attendees obtain access to content presented and detailed minutes.

The preliminary proposed agenda is as follows:

8:00 to 8:30 Registration. Continental breakfast available.

8:30 to 8:45 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA Meeting Schedule and Association Update. Mobile Broadband Spectrum Update.

8:45 to 9:30 Shantanu Gupta, Director, Connected Intelligent Solutions, Intel. Host Presentation.

9:30 to 10:15 Presentation. Kushal Datta, Research Scientist, Intel. What Is Big Data and What Is It Capable Of? (Businesses today find lucrative opportunities in advertising relevant products based on users’ behavior on search engines, social behavior for example commodities that excite them, places they want to visit and types of entertainment programs they follow. This means that rapidly evolving terabytes to petabytes of unstructured data such as blogs or tweets from variety of sources such as social networks, travel sites and blogs, data from networks of sensors etc. needs to be managed and analyzed such that meaningful information can be extracted from them to make informed business decisions. Behold, the era of Big Data is here! Big Data encompasses the complex machine learning algorithms such as clustering, classification, recommendation engines to identify individual and group behavior, recommendations, ranks and patterns from unstructured data and create business intelligence, data parallelization and partitioning and large scale frameworks to efficiently store and move the data on demand. In this talk, we are going to look at opportunities and challenge in these different paradigms of big data and their pros and cons.)

10:15 to 10:45 Break

10:45 to 11:30 Presentation. Guangdeng Liao, Research Scientist, Intel Labs, Intel. Architecture of Big-Data Systems. (We live in the “big data” world where data from variety of sources such as social network, internet services, sensors, small devices connected to the Internet, is massively exploding and rapidly evolving from terabytes to petabytes.  Access to large volume of data is opening new business opportunities in commerce, science, and computing applications. To harness those big data, a new generation of technologies and architectures are needed to effectively handle the dramatic data growth, to seamlessly integrate structure and unstructured data analysis and to economically extract value from very large volumes of a wide variety of data by constructing a new way of capturing, organizing and analyzing data. In this talk, I am going to talk about architectures, ecosystems and evolution of some emerging big data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop, GraphLab). I will also discuss some recent advances in architecture of big data systems.)

11:30 to 12:15
Presentation. Jonathan Wiggs, Data Architect, NetMotion Wireless. Collecting Located Big Data and Applied Mobile Usage. (This presentation gives mobile technology professionals a high level overview of the practical components of Big Data collection and some of its practical applications.  The rapid evolution of Big Data and corresponding technologies, over the last five years especially, have given rise to amazing uses of data correlation along with predictions that theory based research was quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Over the course of this discussion we'll be touching on these ideas with related topics such as examining what kind of data is important, why geographically located data is much more than just a set of coordinates, and the applied use of prediction with a naïve Bayesian approach.)

12:15 to 1:30 Intel cafeteria available for attendees to purchase their own lunch.

1:30 to 2:15 Presentation. Ken Westin, Security Researcher. Protecting Security and Privacy in a Mobile Environment. (Security and privacy issues raised when mobile devices communicate with a big data analytics system.)

2:15 to 2:30 Break

2:30 to 3:45 Panel Discussion. How will Big Data Analytics Shape the Design of Future Device, Network and Cloud Infrastructures? What are Security Considerations?
Moderator: Shantanu Gupta, Director, Connected Intelligent Solutions, Intel.
Each panelist speaks for 5 to 10 minutes, slides optional, followed by Q&A discussion with moderator and audience.
Michael Crane, Vice President of Business Development, Guavus. 

Billy Cox, Director, Intel.
Bill Weinberg, Senior Director for Mobile and Big Data, Olliance Consulting, A Division of Black Duck Software.
Ken Westin, Security Researcher.

3:45 to 4:00 Informal discussion and networking.

Note: agenda is subject to change.



The workshop will be held at a meeting room at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Room JFCC 117.
Intel Jones Farm Conference Center
2111 NE 25th Ave, Hillsboro (Portland), OR 97124, USA


Some (not all) local hotels include:

Larkspur Landing Hillsboro
3133 Northeast Shute Road, Hillsboro, OR
(503) 681-2121

Holiday Inn Express Portland West/Hillsboro
5900 Northeast Ray Circle, Hillsboro, OR
(503) 844-9696

SpringHill Suites Portland Hillsboro
7351 Northeast Butler Street, Hillsboro, OR
(503) 547-0202

Comfort Inn
3500 Ne Cornell Rd, Hillsboro
(503) 648-3500

TownePlace Suites Portland Hillsboro
6550 Northeast Brighton Street, Hillsboro, OR
(503) 268-6000

For assistance with travel, the PCCA recommends Tom Smith Travel, 503-477-5341 or 877-604-3107.




The registration deadline is one week before the workshop.


Workshops are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $395 per person. This fee can be applied towards future membership. Executive-level members may send five people, associate-level members may send two people and affiliate-level members may send one person without incurring meeting charges.

There is no attendance charge for members of the press.

If you intend to come, please register soon.


Click here to register for the meeting using our secure Web page.

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The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA workshop: 


  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 45 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • Presenters must provide their presentations (PDF or PPT) at least one week prior to the workshop to allow for copying to the members area of the PCCA Web site, as well as to allow detailed questions for discussion.
  • This is a technical audience (e.g., engineering and program managers), so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis should be on industry and technology at large, versus selling your product (limit of 3 slides). Consider items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, deployment considerations, interoperability, certification and adoption.
  • Generally, a dynamic and attentive audience of key industry stakeholders attend each workshop, representing a broad spectrum of the mobile computing industry, including operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, middleware providers and application developers.
  • We will provide an LCD projector. Presenters should plan on presenting from their own computers. Presenters should use their own presentation templates.
  • Since PCCA workshops are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 


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