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Cloudera Whiskey Tasting

Duration: 60 Minutes

Brent Biddulph, Managing Director - Retail and CPG

Brent leads the global Retail and Consumer Goods industry practice at Cloudera helping retailers and consumer products companies leverage their data assets to drive transformation and business growth. Previously, he held executive roles in leading global strategic business analytic consulting services at Oracle, Teradata, and GTM strategy and implementation services at several startup point solution providers in Retail and CPG. Prior to this, he has also held executive positions in Retail, CPG, and Wholesale Distribution with leading brands.

Why ‘Fast Data’ is a Business Imperative in Retail and Consumer Goods

Thursday May 13 | 3:00 PM PT


Over the last few years, Cloudera DataFlow (CDF) has established itself as the industry’s leading real-time streaming data platform enabling high-impact business outcomes in Consumer Goods. The ‘need for speed’ to deliver innovative data and analytic capabilities is more important now, than ever. Leading consumer goods organizations are leveraging ‘fast data’ to drive top-line revenues, improve operational efficiencies and differentiate in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace at an increasingly larger scale and accelerated pace.

Attend this event hosted by Brent Biddulph from Cloudera, and Brian Kilcourse from RSR Research to learn more about the impact streaming data and analytics is having on the Consumer Goods industry:

  • Industry trends in streaming data analytics
  • Key business drivers
  • Top 10 use cases
  • Exemplar customer stories

Brian Kilcourse, Managing Partner - Retail Systems Research LLC

Brian Kilcourse is a recognized thought leader in the United States on how businesses innovate to deliver differentiating and sustainable value through the power of information. Brian is a managing partner at Retail Systems Research LLC (“RSR”), a company focused on helping companies develop winning strategies with its industry-leading research focused on the extended retail industry. Before co-founding RSR in 2007, Brian was President & Chief Executive of Retail Systems Alert Group, a B2B media company focused on the retail ecosystem. Brian was also the SVP & CIO at Longs Drug Stores, a $5B enterprise with markets in the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii.

Register in advance to receive your bottle of Uncle Nearest 1884 in time for the tasting. We look forward to hosting you and toasting to the future together!

Uncle Nearest 1884 is the proud legacy of the Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey, Nearest Green. Each small batch comes from barrels chosen by the founders and each blend is curated by 5th generation Green descendant, Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler. Victoria’s signature can be found on the back of every bottle of Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey.

Richard has traveled to Ireland, Mexico, Germany, and throughout the US to study distillation and brewing. After making the switch from the restaurant industry to the distribution world in 2013, Richard worked with the new wave of Irish craft distillers to break into the US market, as well as Scotch whisky importers with unique bottlings, and small to large US distilleries looking to capitalize on what became a global boom.

In 2017 he opened his own small whisk(e)y pub in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. The Keep boasts one of the largest and most diverse selections of whisk(e)y in the state. You can find Richard there most nights, finicking over new bottles and searching for the next interesting dram of what is known as “the water of life.”


Richard Beeson, Whisk(e)y Ambassador

Richard has built a reputation as a spirits and beer expert in the restaurant and distribution industry over the past fifteen years. He has been involved in importing both Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky and expanding distribution of Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the Northeast region. He started his career tending bar in the pubs of the Boston area and worked to cultivate a dedicated whisk(e)y selection and following as he has moved from the restaurant industry to distribution.

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