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Pentaho Community Meeting 2018

A big thank you to over 200 participants from 30 different countries who made Pentaho Community Meeting a great event!

On this page you find all resources: presentations, videos and pictures.

A summary of the event and all presentations can be found in our blog.

We celebrated the 11th Pentaho Community Meeting this November with a 3-days event full of presentations and networking. And it-novum had the honor to host the event together with User Group Italia. PCM18 took place in Bologna, Italy.

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This was the agenda for Pentaho Community Meeting 2018 in Bologna

Friday, November 23, 06:00 pm | Hackathon

We started the three-day PCM with a hackathon, snacks and drinks. After a 2-hour hackathon, a highly esteemed jury awarded the most intelligent/awkward/funny hacks.

Saturday, November 24 | Conference Day

The agenda at a glance

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM


09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Welcome by Pentaho User Group Italia

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The future of Pentaho in Hitachi Vantara
Pedro Alves, Head of Product Design, Hitachi Vantara

10:30 AM - 11:00 AMDWH & Business Reporting Challenges at CERN
Gabriele Thiede, Leitung Monitoring and Reporting Section & Jan Janke, Deputy Group Leader of Administrative Information Systems, CERN
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What's new in Pentaho 8.2
Jens Bleuel, Senior Product Manager - Pentaho Data Integration, Hitachi Vantara

11:30 AM - 12:00 AMA great team: successful Pentaho-Hitachi projects
Gunther Dell, Director Global Business Development SAP, Hitachi Vantara & Stefan Müller, Director Big Data Analytics, it-novum
12:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Lunch break

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Technical & business track

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Coffee break

03:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Technical & business track

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Meet old and new friends at the bar or take a break in your hotel

08:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Dinner, drinks and party

Business Track

01:00 PM - 01:20 PMEmbedding Pentaho: pharma mobile applications
Giorgio Grillini, Cloud Big Data and IoT Architect, Clickode & Virgilio Pierini, Freelance Consultant
01:20 PM - 01:40 PM

Bursting the black box: analyzing SAP data with Pentaho
Christopher Keller, Head of Consulting Big Data Analytics, it-novum

01:40 PM - 02:00 PM

ETL for business development – easier, better, faster, stronger
Riccardo Arzenton, Project Manager, Yacme

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM

openLighthouse: ITSM analytics with Pentaho
Stefan Müller, Director Big Data Analytics, it-novum

02:20 PM - 02:40 PMEnabling business users with webSpoon
Bart Maertens, Senior Business Analytics Consultant,
02:40 PM - 03:00 PMReal time streaming with Raspberry PI and PDI
Håkon Bommen, BI Consultant, Nagarro
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Coffee break

03:30 PM - 03:50 PMLayout editor for CTools dashboards
Nuno Pereira, Senior Consultant, Data Analytics and IoT, Hitachi Vantara
03:50 PM - 04:10 PMSmarter cities with Pentaho
Gianluca Andreis, Engineering Head Coach at Hitachi Vantara, Hitachi Vantara
04:10 PM - 04:30 PMAccelerating Neo4j implementations using kettle
Jan Aertsen, Sr Director Professional Services, neo4j
04:30 PM - 04:50 PMBNova DFC: a real time tool for monitoring and manage PDI flow
Stefano Celati, Senior Data Modeler, Bnova

Technical Track

01:00 PM - 01:20 PMSecuring a Pentaho deployment
Luis Martins, Senior Software Engineer Lead, Hitachi Vantara
01:20 PM - 01:40 PMUseful Kettle plugins
Matt Casters, Chief Solutions Architect, Neo4j (and founder of Kettle)
01:40 PM - 02:00 PM

Scaling Pentaho Server with Kubernetes
Diethard Steiner, Director, Bissol Consulting

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM

Capitalizing on Lambda & Kappa architectures for IoT with Pentaho
Issam Hijazi, Lead Solution Engineer, Data Analytics & IoT, Hitachi Vantara

02:20 PM - 02:40 PMVideo Analytics: unlock value from videos using Pentaho/HVA Connector
Alexander Keidel, Solution Architect, it-novum
02:40 PM - 03:00 PMPDI and XML: beyond the native steps
Luis Silva, Business Intelligence Consultant, Ubiquis
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Coffee break

03:30 PM - 03:50 PMHow to ensure the integrity and convert a file based repository
Mihai Rizea, Business Intelligence Consultant & Antonio Pacheco, Business Intelligence Consultant, Ubiquis
03:50 PM - 04:10 PMA Web ETL solution based on a reflective software approach
Leonardo Coelho, Software Engineer, Hitachi Vantara
04:10 PM - 04:30 PMProfiling Mondrian MDX requests in a production environment
Raimonds Simanovskis, Founder, eazyBI
04:30 PM - 04:50 PMBig Data OLAP with Pentaho, Kylin and more...
Emilio Arias, CEO & Roberto Tardio, Head of Big Data, Stratebi
04:50 PM - 05:10 PMCMIS Uploader Extension: a useful little cube for Alfresco integration
Riccardo Arzenton, Project Manager, Yacme

Sunday, November 25 | Social Event

A community meeting is all about the people. After all the technical input on Saturday, we invite you to spend some fun and relax time with each other - be it during Massimo's city run, the brunch or Virgilio's sightseeing tour. Choose what suits your sunday morning's condition best!

8.30am - 10.30am "Run for nerds" Join Massimo on his morning run across Bologna! You will not only get lots of fresh air after PCM party night but also 11km of beautiful old streets and palazzi. Meeting point is 8.30am in front of Zanhotels Regina/Tre Vecchi. Don´t forget to bring your running shoes! Check out meeting point and running track

10.30am - 12.30am Brunch Join us for Italian espresso and food at coffee bar ExForno MAMbo (Via Don Minzoni 14/e)

12.30am - ca. 02.00pm Sightseeing tour with Virgilio Discover Europe's oldest university city with a local! You will have the possibility to shop Bologna's typical souvenir, famous tortellini (don´t even try to think about sauce Alfredo).

Join Massimo on his city run

The Team