KNIME User Meetup in Milan, July 2016

- Sala Lunigiana, Viale Lunigiana 13, Milano, MI

Welcome to our next KNIME Italy Meetup! 

This meetup will be taking place in Milan and is intended for anyone interested in Big Data.

Here is a description of what we will cover:

Cluster Computing is a key aspect of any modern Big Data solution, with Apache Spark representing the state of the art. Unfortunately, despite the increasing support for languages such as Python and R, dealing with Spark still requires a considerable programming background to navigate this environment.

At this meetup, we will have a look at how much easier it is to develop robust machine learning models with KNIME's new Apache Spark module - without any programming skills.

The KNIME Big Data Extension integrates the power of Apache™ Hadoop® and Spark® with the ease-of-use of KNIME Analytics Platform and KNIME Server. You do not have to be a Hadoop expert anymore to make the most of your big data!

For more details, please have a look at the KNIME Big Data Extension webpage

The meetup will round off with networking, pizza and beer.


  • 18:00 - 18:30 "Introduction to KNIME", by Giovanni Lorenzoni (BitBang)
  • 18:30 - 18:45 Break 
  • 18:45 - 19:15 "Using Big Data Streaming Analytics to Boost Real Time Contact Management Strategy at Unicredit", by Laura Fogliatto and Gaetano Mauro (Unicredit)
  • 19:15 - 19:45 "Going Big Data on Apache Spark", by Andrea Bessi (DATABIZ)
  • 19.45 - 20:00 Break
  • 20:00 - 20:30 "Big Data and Beyond", by Vincenzo Tursi and Rosaria Silipo (KNIME)
  • 20:30 Networking