Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, TX, May 6-8, 2018
Leverage Big Data + EnterpriseHPC 2018
6-8 May 2018
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Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
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Austin, TX
Leverage Big Data + EnterpriseHPC 2018 is an invitation-only event

EXCLUSIVE

INVITATION-ONLY

Information-sharing event

in a VIP setting

INSIGHTFUL

TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE

Advanced Scale Technology content from

Thought leaders & Industry Experts

EXCEPTIONAL

NETWORKING

1:1 meetings, boardrooms, case studies, network receptions, etc.

 

RESULTS

ATTENDEES AND SPONSORS

Learn from each other & share knowledge

What is Leverage Big Data + EnterpriseHPC?

The Leverage Big Data and EnterpriseHPC summits have merged reflecting the realities of convergence happening as enterprises increasingly leverage High Performance Computing (HPC) to solve modern scaling challenges of the big data era. The goal of the joined events will be to foster a deeper understanding of the advanced scale solutions increasingly being employed to solve Big Data challenges across industries and achieve performance beyond the capabilities of their traditional IT environments.

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Our Unique Summit Format

The Leverage Big Data + EnterpriseHPC summit is not a typical trade show. It is a “power summit” focused on bridging the challenges that CTOs, CIOs, database, systems & solutions architects, and other decision-makers involved in the build-out of scalable big data solutions face as they work to build systems and applications that require increasing amounts of performance and throughput. Focus areas will include streaming analytics, modeling and simulation, machine learning/AI and the myriad number of analytics approaches that require real-time performance. By establishing relevant themes and providing opportunities such as board room sessions, 1:1 meetings, and networking & entertainment sessions, this summit accelerates the search for solutions, getting everyone closer to their goals. Our VIPs leave the summit well versed and up to speed on the state-of-the-art technology solutions available to them.

The LBD + EHPC Experience…

Attending the Summit

Conference expenses are fully paid for qualified attendees, including flight, hotel, meals, and summit badge.

Are you a senior technology or business executive seeking larger-scale accelerated computing solutions? Do you deal with data intensive computing, and need better answers now?

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The LBD + EHPC 2018 Summit Experience

Plenary Sessions

During the plenary sessions, summit delegates across the spectrum of industries will hear technical insights from subject matter experts solving advanced scale computing challenges.  Presentations are tailored by conference co-chairs, Datanami Managing Editor, Alex Woodie and Doug Black, EnterpriseTech’s Managing Editor, and informed by an advisory board engaged with the challenges and opportunities at the advanced scale level of computing. The content is designed to provide the audience with in-depth information addressing the trends and opportunities facing today’s organizations moving into new paradigms in computing.

Board Room Solution Sessions

This second phase of the summit offers summit delegates with BOF boardroom sessions that put similar profiled attendees into board rooms that examine case studies in advanced scale computing solutions by leading solutions providers followed by open discussion. These engaging sessions encourage dialogue and create real engagement that helps with information sharing and networking.

1:1 Meetings

The most powerful part of the summit — the 1:1 meetings — put users in across a table with leading solutions providers to discuss challenges and solutions. Executives will sit down for private round-robin discussions with pre-selected solutions providers who are able to help with their current challenges. These meetings are designed to create the opportunity to explore new possibilities and discover new solutions for solving Advanced Scale challenges.

Networking and Entertainment

Hard work deserves reward, and our summit offers multiple opportunities to unwind and build rapport with peers through exquisite dining, entertainment, and networking events. The event kicks off with an optional round of golf and each day consists of breakfast, lunch and breaks for continued networking opportunities.  Each day will conclude with a night full of networking and entertainment designed for delegate and sponsors to break bread, relax and get to know one another on a social level – creating a networking environment that is second to none.

Last Year’s Summit Theme:

Integrating High Performance Computing in the Enterprise and Building Big Data Solutions that Scale

DATA SCIENCE AT SPEED AND SCALE: MANAGING THE DELIVERY OF STREAMING, BATCH, EDGE, AND GRAPH ANALYTICS

Building Real-Time Analytics Models that Deliver Value When and Where It’s Needed. We explore the different approaches that companies are taking to achieve real-time results.

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ACHIEVING BIG DATA ROI – CONTRASTING TRADITIONAL SCALE OUT VS. HIGH PERFORMANCE APPROACHES

Identifying Needs, Technology and Talent to Deliver on the ROI Promise of Big Data.

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WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE: THE INTERSECTION OF BIG DATA AND HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

Achieving productivity and profit through the application of advanced scale technologies and processes

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STORAGE, THROUGHPUT, AND PROCESSING STRATEGIES THAT PERFORM

Understanding Strategies to Storage, Throughput, and Processing in the High Performance Paradigm

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SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE IN THE NEW ERA OF COMPUTING

Exploring Security in the Age of Big Data, Streaming, and High Performance Computing

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ADDRESSING THE WORKFORCE CHALLENGE

Strategies for Tackling Talent Gap

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LBD + EHPC 2018 Themes to be Announced Soon!

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LBD + EHPC 2017 Advisory Board

Arden Anderson

Manager, Design Analysis Group

Ari Berman

Ph.D., General Manager, Principal Investigator, The BioTeam, Inc.

Arno Kolster

Sr. Database Architect, Advanced Technologies Group, PayPal

Barbara Eckman

Principal Data Architect, Comcast

Don Burr

Director, Solution Delivery, AIG

Jamal Uddin

Ph.D., HPC Administrator, Dana Holding Corporation

Jason Tokayer, Ph.D.

Principal Data Engineer, Capital One

Jem Pagan

CTO, Flatiron Strategies and Director of Technology Strategy, JNK Securities

Larry Patterson

Director of Advanced Computing Technologies, Gulfstream

Peter Bakas

Director of Engineering, Cloud Platform Engineering, Netflix

Ryan Quick

Principal Architect, Advanced Technologies at PayPal

Shane Brauner

VP, IT & Operations, Schrödinger

Shane Corder

HPC System Engineer, KC Children's Mercy Hospital

The 2018 Advisory Board to be Announced Soon!

A View of the 2017 Program

2018 Program to be Announced Soon
Day 1
19 Mar 2017
Day 2
20 Mar 2017
Day 3
21 Mar 2017

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR: OVERVIEW

Alex Woodie, Datanami Managing Editor, and Doug Black, EnterpriseTech Managing Editor gives brief overview of the conference, its goals, and resources that attendees have for gaining additional insight into the complex and evolving world where  enterprises increasingly leverage High Performance Computing (HPC) to solve modern scaling challenges of the big data era.
Alex Woodie
Doug Black

Keynote Session: Are all high performance environments created equal?

Shklyar’s talk will take a close look at HPC environments across industries to identify key differences as well as areas where all advanced-scale infrastructures stand on common ground. From there, Shklyar will zero in on the common denominators and how to approach issues others have already solved, from software to storage.
Asya Shklyar

KEYNOTE SESSION: ACHIEVING BIG DATA ROI – DELIVERING ON BIG DATA MONETIZATION STRATEGIES

Identifying Needs, Technology and Talent to Deliver on the ROI Promise of Big Data The challenge for organizations has been the same for decades: how to get ahead of the competition. Today organizations are looking at the data for a competitive advantage and are trying to capitalize on their ability to monetize big data. Key problems are keeping companies from finding consistency in their returns, including a shortage of skilled practitioners, technology that is still iterating, and a big data fog of war that can prevent companies from identifying needs. Getting through these challenges requires a roadmap. We’ll examine winning strategies to show how leaders are moving the return on investment needle for consistent returns.
Jay Boisseau

WELCOME RECEPTION & DINNER

A networking reception and dinner for all attendees designed to foster interaction and build relationships.

DAY 2 KICK OFF

Doug Black

KEYNOTE SESSION: Big Tree: Using machine learning to create a knowledge graph of mankind

Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn use social graphs to help us find personal connections – however, at Ancestry, we were able to build a family history graph that reveals the complicated connections between billions of people, location, and tens of thousands of historical events. Through the power of machine learning, Ancestry the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, is creating its Big Tree, a knowledge graph that stitches together 10 petabytes of structured and unstructured data from 20 billion records, more than 80 million family trees and 10 billion people into one Big Tree. Utilizing the scalability of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data technology, AI based Search technology, and distributed stitching engines, the Big Tree is updated in real time – at a rate of 400 changes per second and 35 million changes a day – as users input data or make edits, becoming more powerful and unearthing new knowledge of familial connections with every update. In this keynote address, Ancestry data scientist Tyler Folkman, will present an informative explanation of how the company is leveraging its Big Data and machine learning capabilities to stitch together the largest family history graph, and how it will impact and reveal the organic relationships between people, locations and events, which could prove a powerful force for greater empathy and understanding as we understand how we relate to the rest of humanity.
Tyler Folkman

General Session Panel: Scaling Big Data Challenges: A Cross-Industry Perspective

Big Data challenges are pushing the limits of what organizations can do. Getting from Point A to Point ROI can be a challenging journey. From data models to solving scale, every step of the way presents new challenges that need to be solved. In this session, we gather industry leaders from across the spectrum of industries to discuss their requirements and challenges and how they are solving them to deliver solutions that are driving results. Moderator, and Datanami Editor, Alex Woodie, will seek to find patterns in these requirements and work to contrast the similarities (and differences) of these challenges to provide context for the convergence of needs. Moderator: Alex Woodie, Managing Editor, Datanami Panelists: Sakthivel Madhappen, IT Infrastructure Operations Manager, Inova Health Systems; Bob Neuerburg, Sr. Enterprise Architect, Expedia, Inc.; Michael Chupa, HPC Engineer, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Tassos Sarbanes, Data Architect, Credit Suisse;
Alex Woodie

DAY 3 KICK OFF

Alex Woodie

Keynote Session: Approaches to Achieving Realtime Ingestion and Analysis of Security Events

Today’s enterprise architectures can often be composed of a myriad of heterogeneous devices. Bring-Your-Own-Device policies, vendor diversification, and the transition to the cloud all contribute to a sprawling infrastructure whose complexity and scale can only be addressed by using modern distributed data processing systems. In this session, we describe the system that Capital One has built to collect, clean, and analyze the security-related events occurring within its digital infrastructure. Raw data from each component is collected and pre-processed using Apache NiFi flows. This raw data is then written into an Apache Kafka cluster, which serves as the primary communications backbone of our platform. The raw data is then parsed, cleaned, and enriched in realtime via Apache Metron and Apache Storm. This refined data is then ingested into ElasticSearch, allowing operations teams to detect and monitor events as they occur. The refined data is also transformed into the Apache ORC data format, and stored in Amazon S3, allowing data scientists to perform long-term, batch-based analysis. We discuss the challenges involved with architecting and implementing this system include issues surrounding data quality, performance tuning, and the impact of additional financial regulations relating to data governance. Finally, we describe the result of our efforts and the value that our data platform brings to Capital One as a business.
Sagar Gaikwad

Keynote Session: Cyber Security Strategies & Approaches and the Emerging Role of HPC in Cyber Security

IDC’s HPC team recently completed an in-depth survey with 63 leading cyber security experts from the US and Europe that explored a number of key cyber security issues including the use of big data analysis as a cyber security tool, cyber security team fit within an organization, cyber security frameworks, key performance indicators, breach plan development, and overall insights on cyber security best practices. This talk will provide a summary of that project with a special emphasis on the status and prospects of future cyber security efforts particular to the HPC sector.
Bob Sorensen

Closing Panel Session: On-Ramping: Addressing Challenges to Scaling to HPC

Moderated by EnterpriseTech Managing Editor, Doug Black, this panel will examine the different ways that enterprises can “on-ramp” to scale, whether it be cloud, or on-premises HPC. The panel will look at the different approaches towards achieving performance that scales, and the challenges that these different paths face. Moderator: Doug Black, Managing Editor, EnterpriseHPC Panelist: Fred Streitz, Director of the HPC Innovation Center, LLNL; Chris Mustain, VP, Innovation Policy and Programs, Council on Competitiveness; Larry Patterson, Director, Advanced Computing Technologies, GulfStream Aerospace; Donald Burr, Director, AIG;
Doug Black

AWARDS DINNER CELEBRATION & ENTERTAINMENT

Leverage Big Data + EnterpriseHPC 2017 reception & dinner with awards presentation followed by entertainment

The Destination

Location

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
8212 Barton Club Dr, Austin, TX 78735

Conference expenses are fully paid for qualified attendees, including flight, hotel, meals, and summit badge.

 

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