Thursday, May 17 – 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Principal Architect, Lenovo
Brian Finley is a technical business leader, with over 25 years of IT experience across numerous industries. He has a diverse background covering a wide range of technologies and roles, including running his own company, Bald Guy Software. In his current role, he leads the Big Data/AI Practice for the Lenovo Data Center Group in North America.
Mr. Finley is an Open Group certified Distinguished IT Specialist and holds anumber of other technical certifications, writes articles for industry publications, is a frequent speaker and panelist at events, and has created and/or contributed to a number of open source projects.
How Lenovo is Making AI Accessible
AI is game changing technology that’s revolutionizing the way companies achieve competitive advantage, our approach to scientific research, and the administration of health care. In this session, learn how Lenovo is making AI accessible for corporate and research organizations. Includes a live demo!
Thursday, May 17 – 12:10 – 12:30 p.m.
High Performance Computing Specialist, Dell
Dell EMC’s view of today’s HPC landscape
Thursday, May 17 – 1:00 – 1:10 p.m.
Technical Sales & Innovation Executive, IBM
Chris Pratt leads IBM Canada’s Systems Technical Sales and Innovation team. With a passion for technology and over 35 years of experience in a diverse range of environments he brings a grounded perspective to some of the hype surrounding our industry. His national role as part of a North American team allows him insight into all industries and the Public Sector where he works on finding solutions to complex problems of all sizes. His past work has included solution design, project management and support of large organizations in their deployment of leading edge technology for business benefit. He is a founding member of IBM’s Worldwide Server Consolidation Group where he obtained a patent as a co-author of IBM’s ALIGN Methodology.
Thursday, May 17 – 1:15 – 1:25 p.m.
HPC Technical Specialist, Intel Americas, Inc.
Whitney Gross has worked at Intel since 2000 with roles including technical specialist, technical marketing engineering and technical program management. As an HPC technical specialist, Whitney focuses on High Performance Computing opportunities and helps industry partners, universities, labs and end customers to understand Intel HPC technologies and performance, help architect solutions and solve pressing issues. Prior to Intel, Whitney focused on computer telephony technologies at Dialogic. He holds a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Intel and Artificial Intelligence for 2018 and Beyond
Learn about the latest trends in Artificial Intelligence and how they apply to Intel’s AI product portfolio for 2018 and beyond. Of specific interest will be the use of Intel® Xeon® processors for AI deep learning training and inference as well as the Intel® Nervana™ Neural Network Processor (NNP) built from the ground up to accelerate deep learning.