What’s Next for IT? Video Debate Series: IT experts discuss big data and analytics


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On Wednesday, June 26 at 3 PM EDT, IBM will have its second installment of the Smarter Computing: What’s Next for IT? Video Debate Series — a series of stimulating debates on cloud, data and security topics that are being discussed daily inside business organizations. For information on the first debate, which covered the importance of cloud infrastructure, take a look at the recap.

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The second debate will probe the question “Do big data and analytics infrastructure really matter?” and will be moderated by David Linthicum, a noted enterprise technology expert with InfoWorld and Blue Mountain Labs. This time we’ll be discussing the importance of big data and analytics infrastructure. We’ll cover topics like the importance of end-to-end workflow, performance choke points and the hardware you run analytics on. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from leading big data and analytics experts. Our panelists will debate whether big data & analytics workloads require critical infrastructure design considerations in order to harvest insights from big data driven analytics.

Date: June 26th                     Time: 3:00 – 3:45 PM EDT

Participants will be able to join the conversation and ask questions during the debate, directly on the Smarter Computing blog using a Twitter stream. Also, make sure to follow the Twitter hashtag #SCDebate to keep track of conversation around the discussion. After you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email reminder two days before the debate (June 24) with details to join the event on the Smarter Computing blog.

Register Now for the "What's Next for IT?" Debate Series!

Here’s more information on our moderator and panelists:

David Linthicum: SVP, Cloud Technology Partners, InfoWorld Blogger, and GigaOM Pro Analyst – Moderator

David LinthicumLeading technology publications frequently name David S. Linthicum among the top 10 enterprise technologists in the world. He is a true thought leader in the industry, and an expert in complex distributed systems, including cloud computing, data integration, service oriented architecture (SOA), and big data systems. As the author of over 13 books on computing with over 3,000 published articles, as well as radio and TV appearances as a computing expert, he is often quoted in major business and technology publications. In addition, David is a frequent keynote presenter at industry conferences, with over 500 presentations given in the last 20 years.

Adrian BowlesAdrian Bowles: Founder and CEO at STORM insights, Inc. – Panelist

Adrian Bowles is an internationally recognized thought-leader with over 25 years of experience as an analyst, practitioner and academic in IT strategy
and management. He is the founder of STORM Insights, Inc, an analytics-driven market intelligence firm based in Boston, MA, USA. Previously, Adrian founded the Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Roundtable for the Object Management Group, the IT Compliance Institute and Atelier Research. He has held executive positions at Ovum (Datamonitor), Giga Information Group, New Science Associates and Yourdon, Inc.

John EastonJohn Easton: IBM STG, Advanced Analytics Infrastructures, Chief Technical Officer, Distinguished Engineer – Panelist

Provides strategy and insight into the adaption of Cloud Computing technologies. He provides advisory services and works closely with customers and vendors to help all parts of the ecosystem understand cloud computing, map business goals and objectives, review and fine tune strategies, identify benefits and return on investment, and more. He brings extensive experience in crafting and delivering innovative solutions to the enterprise market.

Rob EnderleRob Enderle: President, Enderle Group – Panelist

An Internet search of media quotes validates Rob Enderle as one of the most influential technology pundits in the world. Leveraging world-class IT industry analysis skills honed at DataQuest, Giga Information Group, and Forrester Research, Rob seized upon the power of the information channel as a conduit to reach business strategists and deliver valuable, experienced-based insight on how to leverage industry advances for maximum business advantage.

As President and Principal Analyst of the Enderle Group, he provides regional and global companies with guidance in how to create credible dialogue with the market, target customer needs, create new business opportunities, anticipate technology changes, select vendors and products, and practice zero dollar marketing. For over 20 years Rob has worked for and with companies like Microsoft, HP, IBM, Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony, USAA, Texas Instruments, AMD, Intel, Credit Suisse First Boston, ROLM, and Siemens.

*All panelists are reimbursed for their participation.

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