Join us for an interactive "Analytics-in-the-D" Lunch and Learn at Andiamo Riverfront

Whether it is teaching an autonomous vehicle how to drive, improving customer retention and engagement, finding anomalous activity before harm is done or delivering AIOps in a data center environment, this lunch and learn session will show you how bringing the compute to the data across data warehouses and data lakes drives better business outcomes around Customer Experience, Operational Analytics and Service Assurance at a fraction of the complexity and cost. 

Learn how the most innovative enterprises -- across all industry verticals -- optimize value from their data warehouses while delivering the predictive analytical insights that differentiate them from their competition.   

You will leave this seminar with fresh ideas to move your analytic journey forward by converging data management with data science faster and more insightfully on premise, in the clouds and on the edge so that you get the insights when the data is still relevant and actionable.



Steve Sarsfield , Senior Product Marketing Manager – Partner Ecosystem at Vertica.  . In addition to his years at Micro Focus, Steve has had thought leadership roles at Cambridge Sematics - AnzoGraph, Talend, Trillium Software and IBM. Steve was recently recognized as a top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influences on Analytics

Theresa Melvin, J.D. Chief Data Scientist for Vertica - Theresa is a brilliant and masterful data scientist that has worked on autonomous vehicle programs for some of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world and was asked to help with Covid classification research by the World Health Organization when Covid emerged almost two years ago.  Theresa will touch on the volume, velocity and variety of data exploding with the rise of connected devices and 5G, transforming organizations’ R&D, supply chain, manufacturing, and customer experience

Event Overview

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Check in & Networking

11:30AM - 11:35AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

11:35AM - 12:15PM

A Day in the Life of Vertica - Steve Sarsfield, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Vertica analytical databases operate 24x7 globally for thousands of data-driven organizations who load and analyze petabytes of data across trillions of rows. Learn how Vertica analytics enables digital transformation, innovation and tremendous business value across all industries including AdTech, automotive, finance/banking, healthcare and manufacturing.


Lunch is served

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Big Data Algorithmic Analytics for Mobility - Theresa Melvin, J.D. Chief Data Scientist for Vertica

Proliferation of mobility, or geo-reference data (I.e., GPS, smart-phones, geo-tagged social media) is generated by the explosive number of connected "things" (IoT sensor devices, connected and autonomous vehicles, networked transport, and smart urban systems). Posing new data management challenges, new machine learning techniques are emerging to efficiently store, query, extract, and analyze this multidimensional mobility data.  Learn how mobility is transforming data science techniques from R&D to supply chain, manufacturing, distribution, customer experience, sales, and marketing.  

1:30PM - 2:00PM

Powering Modern Data Analytics with Vertica & Pure Storage - Rael Mussell, Senior Solution Architect, for Pure Storage

Vertica and Pure Storage bring cutting edge advances in the field of data science.  Learn how this combination is unbeatable when it comes to delivering a modern experience that turns bottlenecks into breakthroughs, accelerates decision-making and protects investments with adaptable architectures that simplify adoption.

2:00PM - 2:15PM

Fast Lane to enabling Analytics with Vertica & Foulk Consulting - Ryan Foulk, Founder & CEO for Foulk Consulting

Local expertise and experience to provide an easy on-ramp to driving immediate value with Vertica.   This is your fast lane to enabling the predictive insights to accelerate your initiatives. 

2:15PM - 2:30PM

Q&A/ Open Discussion

NOTE:  Consistent with the Michigan state COVID guidelines, no masks are required onsite.