Vancouver Enterprise Forum

You, CIO's And Big Data, September 17th

  • 17 Sep 2013
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • VIFF's Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC)
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Event recording here. Please note, we had some technical difficulties resulting in an audio delay.

Coupled with our ticket sales through Picatic, we are now sold out for our Big Data event.  There may be some available tickets at the door ONLY from 6.15pm tomorrow evening, dependent on non-showing pre-registered guests.

Send in your questions to our panelists via Twitter using the hashtag #DeloitteatVEF and we'll endeavour to get them answered.

Did you ever think about the connection between Big Data, Analytics and Social Media? Join us on September 17th at the VEF to learn the latest trends in Big Data, Visualization and Social Media. Our panel includes:

Cameron Uganec, Director of Marketing at Hootsuite
Stephen Ufford, Founder & CEO of Trulioo
Bruno Aziza, VP, Worldwide Marketing at SiSense 
Tommy Levi, Senior Data Scientist at

Moderated by Jacob Kuijpers, Senior Manager Information Management & Analytics Technology at Deloitte and they will discuss:

- What CIO's need to know about Big Data, Analytics & Social Media

- How companies are leveraging Big Data Analytics to track marketing

- How do companies extract valuable consumer data from and deliver surprising results

- How Visualization takes big data analytics and delivers easy to see trends and opportunities hidden in the numbers. 

The event is being organized in conjunction with our newest sponsor; 

Please note this event is one week earlier than normal due to the International Film Festival at the Vancity Theatre.

All VEF Members, Sponsors and Early Bird ticket purchasers will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad Mini courtesy of

Speaker Bio's

Cameron is the Director of Marketing at HootSuite.

Today, he is focused on building a global brand through a storytelling approach, with social media and content at its core.  Cameron has over 15 years of digital media and marketing experience.  Previously, he worked for Intrawest, as VP Marketing Services. He built a culture of creativity and innovation with a community of 70 marketers around world, supporting $5 Billion in real estate sales.  He has also worked on the agency-side with McCann WorldGroup, in San Francisco and Toronto, leading global campaigns for General Motors, Unilever and Microsoft.

Twitter: @CameronU

Stephen has had the pleasure of founding, building and selling several consumer data focused startups over the last decade working in the role of CEO. 

His first company called, was one of the first companies to make consumer credit reports and scores available online and was acquired by Experian in 2003. His second company NDS, was founded in 2004 and was the marketing division of Canada’s first credit bureau, which was acquired in 2006 also by Experian. His third company, Pharos Global was a consumer identity management and restoration partnership that leveraged both national and international partnerships with large consumer credit bureaus to bring world class products and services to Canada, the US and Australia. Kroll Marsh bought out Pharos’ interests in the business in 2009. 

Stephen created Trulioo in late 2009 to help build a trust layer into the Internet, and fix the problem of broken identity that today effects so many online businesses and continues to stifle economic growth and Internet innovation.

With over 15 years’ experience in Global Marketing and General Management, Bruno is a known quantity in the Business Intelligence, Analytics and Data World. He has worked at Start-Ups, and both medium & large outfits in the US, France, UK & Germany. 

At Business Objects, he helped the team market Web Intelligence and BusinessObjects Enterprise. At Microsoft, his team shipped 9 products in less than 6 years and created the industry’s fastest growing Analytics channel, “BI-TV"; Bruno has been featured on The Economist, Freakonomics & on Robert Scoble’s Scobleizer. 

Bruno dedicates his time to working with customers and helping them break-away from the “old way of doing Business Intelligence".

Thomas Levi started out with a doctorate in Theoretical Physics and String Theory from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. His post-doctoral studies in cosmology and string theory, where he wrote 19 papers garnering 600+ citations, then took him to NYU and finally UBC. 

In 2012, he decided to move into industry, and Tommy took on the role of Senior Data Scientist at POF, analyzing their billions of rows of data as part of a 5 person research team studded with PhDs in Physics, Computer Science and Machine Learning. The rapid pace at POF has meant that in the past year Tommy has been involved in projects as diverse as user behaviour analysis, social network analysis, scam detection, Bot detection, matching algorithms and lexical processing.

Jacob is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Information Management practice with a focus on Data Management, Business Analytics and Visualization. Jacob has over 15 years of experience in strategy, implementation and deployment of packaged and best-of-breed analytics solutions in financial services, utilities, gaming and retail industries. He leverages statistical and visualization techniques to deliver actionable information for decision-making while ensuring pragmatic enterprise information architectures to manage and share data effectively. In his approach, he incorporates related concepts such as Big Data, enterprise architecture, data integration techniques, real-time (active) intelligence, data mash-ups, master data management and information delivery to mobile devices.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Jacob was responsible for the strategic direction of enterprise and customer analytics at Canada’s oldest retailer.

The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs. The VEF holds eight events each year - usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Participation at a VEF event provides attendees with personal connections, assistance with the identification of industry partnerships, academic faculty, management talent, financial agencies/investors and educational resources for developing and growing enterprises in British Columbia.

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