Big Data applications demand a lot of skills to execute well -- from knowledge of Hadoop to skills to work extensively with your business counterparts.
At this year's IOD conference, we have designed a set of tutorials that will let you build this range of skills. For example, join Dr Vladimir Bacvanski for a 9AM - 4PM tutorial on Hadoop. He will cover all of the relevant technologies to Hadoop but from the standpoint of a data base administrator or data management professional.
These tutorials are offered at a modest add-on cost to the IOD conference pass and are an excellent way to help justify attendance at the conference and to build the skills your organization needs for success with Big Data Applications.
Check out Vladimir's blog post: http://www.onbuildingsoftware.com/2013_08_01_archive.html
And register at: ibm.co/IODtutorials(case sensitive)