analytics and sentiment analysis and a frequest UBM TechWeb contributor.
He founded Washington-based Alta Plana Corporation [link:
http://altaplana.com/], an IT strategy consultancy, in 1997. Follow him on
Twitter at @SethGrimes [link: http://twitter.com/sethgrimes].
Rob is currently head of the Scientific Computing Division where he is responsible for ensuring that the scientific programs at the lab have the computing hardware, software, data acquisition and electronics support that they need to be successful. He is responsible for the operations as well as the computing strategy that will meet the needs of both the current and future ambitious experimental endeavors.
(Fermilab’s data center currently has a 4.5MW capacity with the ability to currently house in excess of 400 petabytes of data).
Prior to this, Rob led the premier colliding beam experiment at Fermilab’s Tevatron Accelerator for much of the last decade. This collaboration of >700 scientists from 60 academic institutions scattered across 15 countries is best known for the discovery of the Top Quark, and, along with its sister experiment D-Zero, found first evidence of the long sought after Higgs Boson.
Dr. Roser received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut and his PhD from the University of Rochester. He was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign before joining the laboratory as a Wilson Fellow. He is a member of numerous scientific advisory panels, is a fellow of the American Physical Society and is the author of over 600-refereed publications. He currently resides in Elburn Illinois with his wife and two spoiled Brittany pup’s.
Virendra received his MS in computer engineering from Clemson University and BS in electrical engineering from Pune University in India.
Forshee graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in business and sociology.
Prior to Mezzobit, Joe was chief product officer for NewsRight, a consortium of 29 major media companies to create a global marketplace for news content and data. Previously, Joe served as chief operating officer and digital general manager of The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company and was chief technology officer for two leading online brands.
A frequent speaker on digital media, Joe is a founding academic advisor for the Yale University Publishing Course, and was an adjunct faculty member at New York University, where he taught digital product management and web analytics. He frequently teaches digital media internationally, having visited China, India, and Eastern Europe to deliver dozens of seminars to media managers.
A widely regarded expert, Johna regularly speaks at numerous trade shows, conferences, and seminars, including Navigator360, IDG’s IT Roadmap, and Interop. She also writes an incisive column in Network World.
Johna draws upon diverse experience prior to founding Nemertes in 2002. She served as chief technology officer (CTO) at Greenwich Technology Partners, an infrastructure consulting and engineering firm; headed the Global Networking Strategies Service business unit of META Group; and oversaw the lab-testing program at Data Communications magazine. She also has designed and developed security, speech-synthesis, and free-space laser products at companies including Mosler Security Systems and Digitus Corp.
Johna holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering/computer science (BSEE/CS) from The Johns Hopkins University, has conducted graduate work in nuclear and particle physics at the University of Rochester, speaks three languages, and has published a science fiction novel. In her spare time, Johna is an avid urban kayaker.
As research analyst and consultant, John draws on his past experience as a practitioner and director of IT to better understand the needs of IT executives and the challenges facing vendors trying to sell to them. His experience has given him broad and deep knowledge in computing, communications, and IT management.
John’s experience centers around high-level IT management positions in higher education. He directed the staff in the voice and data network, desktop support, and systems management groups at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul). John also worked in IT management and systems and network administration posts at The College of St. Catherine (St. Paul). He has experience in the application of technology at The Johns Hopkins University, where he supported the engineering faculty in its use of IT in research and teaching.
As an established speaker, John has appeared as presenter and moderator at Interop, IDG’s IT Roadmap and Tech Target events, as well as private events for Cisco, AT&T, and other vendors, around subjects including the new data center and the private cloud, desktop and server virtualization, security, optimization, and information stewardship. John writes frequently for Network World, Tech Target, and other media sources.
John holds a masters degree in the history of science and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, both from The Johns Hopkins University. He devotes his spare time to family, urban gardening, bird watching, and wild mushroom hunting.
Dr. Barth began his career with Schlumberger. After completing his PhD, he joined Thinking Machines, a pioneer in high-performance computing, serving as lead architect responsible for developing the Quantum system for American Express, one of the earliest commercial marketing databases. Paul joined the American Express database marketing subsidiary, Epsilon, as technology head. In 1995, Paul co-founded and was CTO of Tessera ,a pioneer in data warehousing. Following Tessera’s 1999 acquisition by the Internet integration firm, iXL, Paul continued as CTO until 2001. Paul holds a PhD in computer science from the MIT, and an MS from Yale University.
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Chris flew for the US Navy before finding a home in technology and software, first in application development with Perot Systems. His career has taken him from code to business strategy with Accenture, ILOG (now IBM) and TIBCO, where he is Marketing Director.
An avid outdoorsman, Chris is passionate about technology and innovation and speaks frequently about creating great business outcomes at industry events. Chris also contributes to the Harvard Business Review, Venture Beat, Big Data Republic, Forbes, and the PEX Network.
Brian has a background in product development, software development, and competitive intelligence. His industry experience includes 10 years in Health Care, 5 years in Financial Services, & 6 years in Department of Defense Technologies R&D. His most memorable team accomplishments include development of an advanced marketing growth platform, development of an integrated Health & Well-Being platform, development of an outpatient platform to reduce hospital admissions, starting up a new competitive intelligence corporate function, re-engineering a mainframe platform to a supercomputer (grid computing) Big Data platform, and the development of software to protect our armed forces in harm’s way. Brian also develops mobile apps for the iPhone and iPad on the side.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Filice was the Group VP of Sales Consulting for the ISV/OEM Sales group at Oracle and also the VP of Sales Consulting in Oracle’s Embedded Global Business Unit. He joined Oracle in 2005 via the acquisition of TimesTen Software Company.
Prior to Oracle, Mr. Filice spent 20 years in executive roles in several software and networking companies including TimesTen Software, Hughes LAN Systems, Sytek, and Northern Telecom.
Mr. Filice has MSEE and BS/EECS degrees from Santa Clara University.
Over the past 12 years, Smiti has architected and managed complex critical enterprise solutions. She has focused on High transaction processing, Analytics & Data warehousing, ERP applications, Security and Business continuance among others.
Prior to joining EMC, Smiti worked in the CTO Office for Greenplum, EMC division for 3.5 years and prior to that, 6 years at Oracle, working on Oracle’s Technology products and Exadata, in the field and Product Management areas. She holds a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Information Management. A regular speaker at technical conferences and User groups, she is passionate about solving customer’s business problems, with technology.
Ms. Brown is devoted to educating the business community on effective use of statistics, data mining and text mining. A sought-after analytics speaker, she has conducted over 4000 hours of seminars, attracting audiences across North America, Europe and South America. Her articles appear frequently on All Analytics, Smart Data Collective and other publications. She is co-author of Big Data, Mining and Analytics: Key Components for Strategic Decisions (forthcoming from CRC Press, Editor: Stephan Kudyba) and The IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook (forthcoming from Packt Publishing).
Meta S. Brown holds a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Rutgers University, and professional certifications from the American Society for Quality and National Association for Healthcare Quality. She has extensive experience in industry and has also served on the faculties of Roosevelt University and National-Louis University.