Institute Hosts Meet-up – Oct. 20

The Institute is delighted to announce the kick-off meeting for the new Raleigh Chapter of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) the evening of October 20th. Hortonworks solutions engineer Dan Zaratsian (MSA Class of 2011) will be our guest speaker. Dan’s talk is entitled “Creating a Connected Digital Analytics Platform for Streaming Analytics and Machine Learning.” DAA members and non-members are welcome to attend.


Title: Creating a Connected Digital Analytics Platform for Streaming Analytics and Machine Learning

DATE: October 20, 2016

TIME: 6:00 PM EDT – 8:00 PM EDT

LOCATION: Institute for Advanced Analytics; Bodie Auditorium (first floor) – 901 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606


SPEAKER: Dan Zaratsian (Solutions Engineer, Streaming Analytics and Machine Learning) at Hortonworks

Dan ZaratsianDan Zaratsian is a Solutions Engineer with Hortonworks specializing in streaming analytics and machine learning. He works with a variety of technologies, integrating open-source and enterprise software, in order to design, program, and implement analytical solutions for clients. Throughout his career, Dan has helped clients with social media analytics, data collection and integration of 3rd party information through APIs, data analysis, and methods for visualizing this information. Dan received a M.S in Analytics from NC State’s Institute for Advanced Analytics and has a B.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron.


  • Understand how a connected data platform can enhance your digital analytics.
  • Identify the streaming analytics technology that fits your business requirements.
  • What are others doing? Use case presentation and discussion.


DAA Members; Free
Non-Members; $15
Register Here

SCHEDULE: There will be time before and after Dan’s talk to network. Dan’s talk should be 20-30 minutes long.

FOOD: Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served

PARKING: Directions/parking information will be sent out when you register.