The Roosevelt Hotel
New York, NY
September 13, 2018
Pre-conference Dinner Reception (Advisory Board and Sponsors)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Exhibits and Networking
7:00 am to 8:00 am
Exhibit Hall Open and Networking Breakfast
Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 am to 8:15 am
8:15 am to 9:00 am
End User Keynote: Credit Suisse
Topic: The Integration of AI with Cloud Computing
Title: Mathematician – Data Scientist – Data Architect
Company: Credit Suisse
Bio: Tassos Sarbanes is a mathematician turned computer scientist and an experienced IT professional with a wealth of capabilities and knowledge acquired specifically in information systems, data management, data (big, fast, and small) analysis and data science in international roles.
Tassos is driven by his ambition to become an established data scientist through gaining new experience in the data analytics field and improving his skills in areas such as handling big data and new technologies. Tassos has a real love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and effectively combines his technical expertise with commercial acumen. He particularly enjoys researching, exploring, and understanding specific areas of the financial industry, often preparing presentations, papers, and books of certain areas such as algorithmic development for mathematical and statistical problems and optimization in numerical computing.
Tassos enjoys a collaborative approach to tasks, working alongside like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds to align on a common goal or theme through healthy debate.
9:00 am to 9:45 am
Sponsor Keynote: IBM
Topic: AI / Big Compute
Title: IBM Fellow, Chief Engineer of Power Systems
Bio: Steve Fields is an IBM Fellow and is the Chief Engineer of Power Systems at IBM, leading the team responsible for Architecture and Design of IBM’s Power Systems servers. His background is POWER microprocessor design focused on I/O, memory, caches and SMP interconnect, and has led system design since 2008.
Exhibits and Networking
9:45 am to 10:45 am
Exhibit Hall Open and Networking Break
Coffee and pastries served in the Exhibit Hall
10:45 am to 11:15 am
End User Keynote: Arista
Topic: Programmable Networks for Financial Trading
Title: Chief Customer Officer
Company: Arista Networks
Bio: Anshul Sadana brings almost two decades of relevant skills in engineering management, systems and software development in the networking industry. Anshul joined Arista in 2007 and is responsible for Arista’s cloud networking operations and customer advocacy worldwide. This includes global sales and market development, product definition and management, systems engineering and customer support functions.
Previously at Cisco, Anshul led aspects of software development of the Catalyst 4500 and 4900 product lines and also managed strategic customer relationships. Anshul has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.
11:15 am to 12:00 noon
Sponsor Panel: Dell, VMWare, Cisco, Mellanox
Moderator: Don Burr, AIG
Bio: Don Burr is an accomplished, resourceful, dynamic, and hands-on technology executive with 15 years of experience in the management of information technology. Don is adept at clarifying business requirements and then translating them into effective real-world solutions that are tightly aligned with business goals that increase productivity, reduce costs, and strengthen competitive advantage. Don has expertise in strategic planning, enterprise software development, vendor management, negotiation, the selection, purchase, and implementation of new technologies, building and motivating teams, working collaboratively in a cross-functional organization, directing successful IT departments, administering technology budgets, and a consistent track record of delivering high-quality solutions on-time and on-budget.
Title: Chief Technologist for HPC
Bio: Josh Simons is Chief Technologist for High Performance Computing, working in the VMware Office of the CTO where he currently leads an effort to bring the value of virtualization to HPC. Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems working on HPC and prior to Sun he worked at Thinking Machines Corporation. He has a degree in Engineering from Harvard College and a Masters in Computer Science from Harvard University. He is currently serving on the OpenMP Board of Directors
Title: HPC Strategist
Company: Dell EMC
Bio: Ed Turkel is a Global HPC Strategist in Dell EMC’s worldwide HPC team. For the past 3 years Ed has been helping to develop and deliver Dell’s evolving HPC Strategy as Dell EMC increases its investments in this strategic and rapidly growing market. Dell EMC’s HPC solutions span many of the products and services of Dell Technologies, from servers, storage, networking, management, services, cloud, etc. in integrated solutions designed to solve the most challenging problems in science, engineering and analytics.
Prior to joining Dell, Ed spent over 35 years with HP/HPE, Compaq and Digital Equipment in various technical, marketing and business development roles focused on technical and high-performance computing.
Title: Fellow and Chief Architect
Bio: Dave is a Cisco Fellow and Chief Architect in Cisco’s Customer Experience organization where he is responsible for developing solution architectures for next-gen data centers and multicloud environments, large-scale Automation frameworks, high performance workloads and ML systems for Enterprise and Service Provider clients. He works closely with many global Financial Services clients to enable their digital transformation strategies.
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Exhibits and Networking
12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Exhibit Hall Open and Networking Break
Snacks, coffee and sodas served in the Exhibit Hall
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
End User Keynote: Nasdaq
Topic: Cyber Security
Ankit Manoj Vasa
Title: Data Specialist, Privacy Lead GDPR, Cyber Threat Management
Bio: Ankit Manoj Vasa leads global initiatives to improve processes and infrastructure by aligning to the research and mission of his organization by collaborating with multiple teams and management to improve performance and scalability for existing applications by leveraging new technologies. Ankit Vasa’s interest in technology along with a penchant for management skills have enabled him to visualize complex real-world problems into smaller modules and thus develop and expand his analytical skills. Ankit Vasa’s hybrid background of technology and management have centered his belief in the power of technology to drive transformation in business.
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Sponsor Panel: HPE, Accenture, and Intel
Topic: Blockchain for the real world: How to harness it for your business
Blockchain has become one of the top technology topics that has gone viral this year, leading a new era of disruptive technologies emerging in the financial services industry. The growing number of proofs-of-concept and pilots has validated the transformational potential of Blockchain on everything from cryptocurrencies to traditional banking. This panel will offer in-depth explorations of blockchain innovations in financial services and alternative platforms that are enabling the proliferation of innovative use cases.
Moderator: Jennifer Smith, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Bio: Jennifer Smith leads Global Marketing at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for Blockchain and Financial Services. Focused on strategically delivering innovative, disrupting solutions for customers’ largest business challenges.
As we enter a new world of value exchange – Jennifer is driving HPE’s worldwide Enterprise-grade blockchain marketing – aligning strategy and go-to-market enablement. She built and grew the marketingprogram from a project to a fully integrated and strategic priority within Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “As we help evangelize this massively disruptive technology – we are excited to not only deliver innovative blockchain solutions but also to enable our customers, who require additional privacy, resiliency and controls, to shift their business and support this new value exchange model.”
With a career that started in technology as a management consultant at Ernst and Young – she helped Fortune 500 clients’ battle regulatory compliance and operational cost constraints with technology solutions. Moving into brand and marketing consulting post MBA she worked at 3M as a strategist within their Corporate Marketing and Brand group working on over twenty global and new product development projects in two years. From there she moved to New York City for the brand strategy firm Interbrand, where she developed strategies for clients that elevated the value of their brand and the experiences they created for their customers. Carrying over her brand expertise – she helped the Hewlett Packard Enterprise brand launch in 2015 as it split from HP Inc. Now driving innovative solutions for the Financial Services Industry, she’s excited to be on the forefront of another industry changing movement with Blockchain.
Jennifer’s background has prepared her for a role in delivering innovative technologies to customers. She has an undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Masters of Business from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She’s able to simplify the complex and communicate how technology solutions can untangle the largest business challenges.
Title: Accenture Alliances Management and Enterprise Architect
Company: HPE Alliance
Bio: Dallas Powell is a practicing consultant with Accenture, and also serves as the Enterprise Architect for the Accenture-HPE Alliance. With over 25 years of experience in various Information Service and Technology environments, Dallas has held positions in architecture, engineering, operations, management and administration in Public, Private and Military organizations. Mr. Powell has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a variety of technology certifications that supplement diverse cross-industry experience in multiple infrastructure disciplines.
Mr. Powell’s primary responsibilities and current technology activities are focused on strategic solution development for a variety of HPE solutions, with strong focus on solutions for Converged Campus and Data Center Networks using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Distributed Cloud Network solutions. Additional focus areas include enterprise solution development, private & hybrid cloud architecture, next-generation data centers design and deployment, big data and advanced analytics, and multiple security areas to support strategic technology initiatives for Accenture’s global enterprise clients.
Rob Wallos, HPE Chief Technologist for FSI
Charles Milo, Enterprise Technical Specialist, Intel
3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
3:30 pm to 4:10 pm
End User Keynote: Women in Derivatives
Topic: Transforming Finance: The Impact of Emerging Technologies
Title: Chair of the Board and President
Company: Women in Derivatives
Bio: Kristin is a founder, Chair of the Board and the President of Women in Derivatives (WIND) and the Chief Legal Officer and on the Executive Committee of AlphaPoint, a blockchain, fintech company that enables institutions to launch and operate digital asset networks and exchanges worldwide. Prior to AlphaPoint, Kristin was a Managing Director with Guggenheim Partners, where she advised on asset management, broker-dealer and insurance issues. Previous to Guggenheim, Kristin spent 16 years as a Special Counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel where she structured complex products, launched private businesses and provided regulatory advice. Prior to Schulte, Kristin worked at Merrill Lynch on the derivatives desk, beginning her career with stints at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Kristin has advised entities in overall legal and regulatory strategy and governance and with operational, regulatory and risk management procedures and programs.
Kristin is an avid writer on financial related topics and a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. She is a founder, Chair of the Board and the President of Women in Derivatives (WIND). Kristin earned her law degree and MBA from Northeastern University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.
4:10 pm to 4:55 pm
Sponsor Panel: Sylabs, Rstor, Intel
Topic: Containers for HPC
Moderator: Addison Snell, Intersect360
Bio: Addison Snell is the CEO of Intersect360 Research and a veteran of the High Performance Computing industry. He launched the company in 2007 as Tabor Research, a division of Tabor Communications, and served as that company’s VP/GM until he and his partner, Christopher Willard, Ph.D., acquired Tabor Research in 2009. During his tenure, Addison has established Intersect360 Research as a premier source of market information, analysis, and consulting. He was named one of 2010’s “People to Watch” by HPCwire.
Addison was previously an HPC industry analyst for IDC, where he was well-known among industry stakeholders. Prior to IDC, he gained recognition as a marketing leader and spokesperson for SGI’s supercomputing products and strategy. Addison holds a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Company: Sylabs, Inc.
Bio: Gregory M. Kurtzer is the CEO and founder of SyLabs, Inc. which is the company leading the open source project Singularity. Previously, Greg spent nearly 20 years as the HPC Systems Architect for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where Singularity was conceived and is well known throughout the industry for creating various open source projects such as the Warewulf cluster management toolkit, CentOS Linux, Perceus, and most recently, the container system Singularity.
4:55 pm to 5:00 pm
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Sponsored by: Intel
Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors Welcome