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Grady Booch

Grady Booch
Chief Scientist of Software Engineering
IBM Research

Grady is recognized internationally for improving the art and the science of software development and is creating a major transmedia project for broadcast, titled "Computing: The Human Experience." Grady served as architect and architectural mentor for numerous complex software-intensive systems around the world. The author of six best-selling books and several hundred articles on computing, Grady has lectured on topics as diverse as software methodology and the morality of computing. He is an IBM Fellow, an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, a World Technology Network Fellow, and a Software Development Forum Visionary.
Stephen Brodsky

Stephen Brodsky
Technical Executive and Distinguished Engineer
Big Data Initiatives - IBM Silicon Valley Lab

Stephen is a Technical Executive and Distinguished Engineer for IBM Big Data initiatives at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory. Stephen is one of the leaders of IBM's Big Data Platform, which integrates large scale information processing, including Hadoop map-reduce, streams, database, web servers, indexing, analytics, ETL, modeling, and traceability for structured, semi-structured, and unstructured information. Previously Stephen led the architecture for the Optim Data Studio product line and pureQuery and was a member of the architecture team for DB2 pureXML, Rational Application Developer (RAD), and WebSphere. Dr. Brodsky has filed over 40 patent applications.
Bill Franks

Bill Franks
Chief Analytics Officer 

Bill provides insight on trends in the analytics and big data space helping clients understand how Teradata and its analytic partners can support their needs. Bill is also a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics and author of the book Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave (John Wiley & Sons). Bill focuses on translating complex analytics into terms that business users can understand and helping organizations implement the results effectively. His work has spanned clients from Fortune 100 companies to small nonprofit organizations.
Josh Greenbaum

Joshua Greenbaum
Enterprise Applications Consulting

Josh has over 30 years of experience in the industry as a computer programmer, systems analyst, author, consultant, and industry analyst. Josh regularly consults with leading public and private enterprise software, database, infrastructure, implementation, and hardware companies, and advises end users on technology infrastructure and applications selection, development, and implementation issues.
Michael S. Johnson

Michael S. Johnson
Director of Utility for Care Data Analysis
Kaiser Permanente

Since 2005, Michael has led Kaiser Permanente's Utility for Care Data Analysis, a national team that serves as a focal point for the clinical data development and analytics that drive practice and process improvement, planning, and research across all KP regions. The UCDA's work supports both internal needs and external communications regarding the quality of the care that KP delivers, the value of KP's integrated model, and the community benefit that KP creates. 
Chris Pouliot

Chris Pouliot
Director of Algorithms & Analytics

Chris created, hired, and leads a team of Data Scientists. They help add statistical firepower to some of Netflix's more complex analyses (for example demand prediction for how much a movie will be watched to help Netflix's content buyers understand the value of a movie), and assist in algorithmic development for better personalization (for example movie similars, user clustering, and movie ranking). Chris is also an adviser to venture funded startups, including Bonobos, Plum District, and Mahoot.
William Ruh

William Ruh
Vice President
GE Software

William sets and leads the software services and solutions portfolio strategy, development, and operations across all of GE Software. His team develops software to power the Industrial Internet. These systems and solutions put data to work for GE Software's customers, giving businesses intelligent insight to make more sustainable and safe products. Mr. Ruh has extensive experience in enterprise application integration and object oriented technology. He is an accomplished author and a frequent speaker on such topics as emerging business models, cloud computing, analytics, mobile computing, agile development, large-scale distributed systems, and m2m communications.
Stephen Wheat

Mark Seager, Ph.D.
CTO for the HPC Ecosystem

Mark leads the HPC strategy for Intel's High Performance Computing division. He is working on an ecosystem approach to develop and build HPC systems for Exascale and new storage paradigms Big Data systems. Mark managed the Platforms portion of the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and successfully developed with industry partners and deployed the five generations of TOP1 systems. In addition, Mark developed the LLNL Linux strategy and award winning industry partnerships in storage and Linux systems developments. He has won numerous awards including the prestigious Edward Teller Award for "Major Contributions to the State-of-the-Art in High Performance Computing."
Dan Sturman

Dan Sturman, Ph.D.
Engineering Director

Dan leads the cluster management team in developing the internal cloud platform supporting all Google applications. This software enables deployment and management of large-scale distributed workloads over a global compute infrastructure. Prior to leading the cluster management team, Daniel led a team working across cluster, storage, and networking infrastructure as part of the growth of Google's New York engineering team.
Peter Ungaro

Peter Ungaro
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cray Inc.

Peter is President and CEO of Cray, a leader in the supercomputing marketplace. Peter was named CEO of the Year for 2006 by Seattle Business Monthly magazine for his leadership in turning around the company and one of the "40 under 40" by Corporate Leader Magazine in 2008. He has was appointed to the Department of Commerce's Manufacturing Council and served from 2010 to 2012. The Council advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and government policies and programs that affect U.S. manufacturers.

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