Plenary Panel Friday Dec. 8, 9:00–10:00 am

Next-Generation Infrastructures for Large-Scale Data Analytics

Invited Panelists
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Richard Sinnott

Director of eResearch and Professor of Applied Computing Systems, University of Melbourne

Professor Richard O. Sinnott is the Director of eResearch at the University of Melbourne and Professor of Applied Computing Systems. He has a PhD in Computing Science, an MSc in Software Engineering and a BSc in Theoretical Physics (Hons). He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications across a range of computing and application-specific domains. He teaches High Performance Computing and Cloud Computing at the University of Melbourne.

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Dave Crockett

Senior Solution Architect, RackSpace

Dave Crockett has worked in IT for the past 22 years, as both a developer and engineer, and also as a software and infrastructure architect. His roles have spanned from being a Technology Strategist at Dell working on private cloud, and has spent the last 2 ½ years at Rackspace as a Senior Enterprise Cloud Architect for OpenStack. He has designed some of the largest private OpenStack clouds supported by Rackspace for customers, numbering in the 100’s to 1000’s of nodes, and has guided them on best practices to help them adopt cloud technologies.

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Adnan Khaleel

Director, Global Strategist – HPC, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Dell EMC

Adnan is a seasoned business development professional with over 18 years of experience in High Performance Computing and Machine Learning. Currently, Adnan is leading Global HPC Sales Strategy at Dell EMC, focusing on GTM activity for field sales, as well as acting as a liason to the HPC Product Group and Marketing. In addition, because of his technical background, Adnan was the product manager at Cray responsible for big data analytics and led the development and launch of the award winning Urika-XA™ extreme analytics Hadoop/SPARK platform. Prior to Cray, Adnan served as the chief technical marketer at Newisys, an Austin TX server startup, and prior to that, a member of the the Hardware Architecture groups at both HaL computers and Motorola where he developed innovative simulation tools for architectural studies on next-generation massively parallel systems. He has also published several papers on computer networks and holds a U.S. patent on multiprocessor technologies. He has an MBA from the McCombs business school at University of Texas and an MS from Texas A&M University.

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Wo Chang

Digital Data Advisor, Information Technology Laboratory, US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Mr. Wo Chang is Digital Data Advisor for the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL). His responsibilities include working with data interoperability; promoting a vital and growing Big Data community at NIST and with external stakeholders in the commercial, academic, and government sectors. Mr. Chang currently the Convener of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG9 Working Group on Big Data, co-chairs the NIST Big Data Public Working Group, and chairs the IEEE Big Data Governance and Metadata Management.

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Dan Stanzione

Executive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Stanzione is the Executive Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin since July 2014, previously serving as Deputy Director. He is the principal investigator (PI) for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to deploy and support Stampede2, a large scale supercomputer, and of TACC's Wrangler system, a supercomputer for data-focused applications, and has previously led many other large-scale cyberinfrastrucrue efforts. Stanzione received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and his master's degree and doctorate in computer engineering from Clemson University.

Hosting Organizations

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