Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra, FL, April 15-17, 2019
Advanced Scale Forum
15 - 17 April, 2019
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Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
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Ponte Vedra, FL
Advanced Scale Forum is an invitation-only event
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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 Advanced Scale Forum?

Brought to you by Tabor Communications and nGage Events, The Advanced Scale Forum is the convergence of two conferences – Leverage Big Data and Enterprise HPC – to bring together a power forum created to solve challenges in the build-out of scalable advanced enterprise computing solutions. This convergence reflects the current state of the enterprise as they increasingly leverage High Performance Computing (HPC) to solve modern scaling challenges with in this the big data era.

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Our Unique Forum Format

The Advanced Scale Forum 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 building systems and applications that require increasing amounts of performance and throughput. Focus areas will include Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud, Deep Learning, HPC, Hybrid IT, IoT – Edge to Core Analytics, Machine Learning and more. By establishing relevant themes and providing opportunities such as boardroom 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 Advanced Scale Forum Experience…

Attending the Forum

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 Advanced Scale Forum 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 a 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.

2019 Forum Themes:

Big Data: Data Science to Data Management

The exponential growth of data presents both challenges and opportunities to today’s business.

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Cloud Computing

In the past few years, cloud computing has become a reliable platform upon which companies can bet their businesses.

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Artificial Intelligence

AI – machine learning, deep learning, business intelligence, and robotics process automation – is fundamentally changing the way information is gathered, stored and leveraged, allowing greater insight to be derived from greater volumes of corporate data.

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Edge to Core

Data from sensors on distributed equipment and devices are pouring in from all over, exponentially increasing data volumes along with the need for edge processing.

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Containers

Since its invention in 2013, container technology has proliferated across Linux environments – both among enterprises with advanced scale compute requirements and in the HPC world.

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HPC

Modern enterprises continue to face the challenge of implementing new technologies to manage the ever-diversifying landscape of HPC workloads.

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Technology Trends – Past, Present, and Future

We are excited to be taking a more in-depth look into some exciting technology trends encompassing past, present, and future.

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Advisory Committee

Arden Anderson

Design Analysis Group Manager, Mercury Marine

Arno Kolster

Principal, Providentia Worldwide (formerly with PayPal)

Barbara Eckman

Principal Data Architect, Comcast

Don Burr

Director, Solution Delivery, AIG

Jason Tokayer, Ph.D.

Principal Data Engineer, Capital One

Jem Pagan

CTO, Flatiron Stratagies 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, Providentia Worldwide (formerly with PayPal)

Shane Brauner

VP, IT & Operations, Schrödinger

2019 Forum Program:

Day 1
15 Apr 2019
Day 2
16 Apr 2019
Day 3
17 Apr 2019

Conference Welcome

Tom Tabor
Philip McKay

General Session Opening Remarks: State of the Union: Technology Trends – Past, Present and Future

We are excited to be taking a more in-depth look into some exciting technology trends encompassing past, present, and future. We’ll also discuss future innovations in cloud computing, HPDA, HPC, and AI paving the way for new paradigms, such as exascale and quantum computing, which promise the power to tackle problems beyond the reach of today’s most advanced systems.
Bob Sorensen

General Session Keynote: The Future of HPC – Intel

In this keynote presentation, Tom will discuss the changing landscape of high performance computing, key trends, and the convergence of HPC-AI-HPDA that is transforming our industry and will fuel HPC to fulfill its potential as a scientific tool for business and innovation.  Tom will highlight not only key forces driving this shift but discuss how this transformation requires a fundamental paradigm shift and is opening up unprecedented opportunities for HPC.
Tom Krueger

Kick Off with Tabor Communications:

Join Tom Tabor and the expert, managing editors from HPCwire, EnterpriseAI and Datanami as they discuss the dynamic convergence and intersection of managing the big data deluge with AI technologies utilizing HPC. Big Data is best managed with AI and at this scale HPC capability and capacity are required.
Tom Tabor
Alex Woodie
Tiffany Trader
Doug Black

General Session Panel: HPC

While high-performance computing (HPC) was originally developed for computationally intensive government, scientific, and academic applications, a broad set of data-intensive use cases in areas such as big data, AI, machine/deep learning, IoT, and high-performance data analytics (HPDA), continues to drive the adoption of HPC in the enterprise. With each new use-case, IT organizations large and small are finding themselves looking for solutions that democratize access to HPC by optimizing resource utilization, energy consumption, data center density, data storage, and workload automation. These challenges continue to dominate the discussion around the widespread adoption of HPC in the enterprise. Is it possible to optimize the deployment, management, monitoring and operation of HPC clusters? Where do we store the massive amounts of relevant data pouring in from connected devices everywhere? What cost effective infrastructure solutions exist to maximize data center density and drastically reduce energy consumption? Join us at Advanced Scale Forum for a unique panel discussion as we elevate HPC as a mainstream enterprise Solution for today’s data intensive use cases.
Chris Orlando
Scott Aylor
Arden Anderson
Jay Boisseau, Ph.D.

General Session Panel: AI

AI is the latest technological phenomenon with the promise to revolutionize the modern enterprise. Commercial IT environments are challenged to incorporate machine learning, analytics, and simulation workloads against a wide variety of available technologies, both on-premise and in the cloud. This panel looks at the areas that have the most promise now, soon, and in the future, while filtering out fear and hype. Panelists will look at practical considerations, such as what is needed in order to get started with machine learning, and how to evaluate a project’s success or failure.
Addison Snell
Wayne Rickard
Steve Heibein
Jay Kruemck
Doug Black
Shane Brauner

General Session Keynote: Edge (IoT)

Data from sensors on distributed equipment and devices are pouring in from all over, exponentially increasing data volumes along with the need for edge processing. The ever-growing capabilities of smart devices give developers new tools for building applications that interact with the world in novel ways. From the edge to the core, machine learning and AI technology are remaking the Internet of Things (IoT). This year at ASF, we will discuss a variety of topics included in this infrastructure evolution including, edge to core to cloud technology, HPC clusters at the edge, the emergence of 5G networks, smart cities, and more.

General Session Panel: Cloud Computing

In the past few years, cloud computing has become a reliable platform upon which companies can bet their businesses. Today’s data-driven organizations are adopting robust, elastic cloud solutions that enable organizations to expand their compute resources as needed and to leverage advanced hardware, high-performance storage, and machine learning frameworks without investing in those technologies on an on-prem basis. The Advanced Scale Forum will highlight how cloud computing continues to impact business computing and evolve next-gen hybrid architectures. We will further the discussion behind private, public and hybrid cloud environments existing on-premise or managed by a cloud service provider.
Scott Tease
Matt Jacobs
Eric Terrell
Max Alt
Barbara Eckman

General Session Panel: Containers

Since its invention in 2013, container technology has proliferated across Linux environments – both among enterprises with advanced scale compute requirements and in the HPC world. From Kubernetes to Docker, container technologies are changing the way IT professionals build, test, and deploy applications. In the big data and HPC space, containers are fast becoming the preferred substrate upon which to deploy cluster applications. At the ASF, attendees will learn about the latest developments in container technology and get a glimpse into where the technology is headed, including new strategies and technologies for maximizing container effectiveness across multiple, disparate compute environments.
Max Alt
Ryan Quick
Jay Boisseau, Ph.D.

General Session Keynote: Devices and Data, Insights and Actions: The Ever Increasing Need for Speed & Scale – Dell EMC

Moore’s Law has been a remarkable measure of exponential progress in processor capabilities. However, it is the innate desire for human understanding–to know is happening, what will happen, and what we should so next–and the relentless growth of technology and data that really fuel the evolution of IoT, analytics & AI, and HPC. Even as Moore’s Law falters (?), the need for speed and scale increases unabated: to innovate, to outcompete, to protect, and to enrich and even entertain.
Jay Boisseau, Ph.D.

Meet Us on April 15, 2019

Location

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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

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