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Track 1 - April 21 – 23, 2015

IT Infrastructure – Hardware 

Big Data Storage Capabilities and Solutions in the R&D Ecosystem

Track 1 provides concrete case studies of secure internal and external storage solutions and implementation from the IT and scientist perspectives. Learn best practices of transforming a framework of individualized IT islands to a shared but flexible and scalable IT platform. Themes covered include cloud solutions linked to HPC clusters, accommodating different scientific disciplines and workflows in a common platform, and driving user governance structures.

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Featured Presentation

HPC Trends in the Trenches 2015

Chris Dagdigian, Founding Partner & Director, Technology, BioTeam, Inc.

Infrastructure, Architecture, and Organization: Data Engineering at Scale at the Broad

Chris Dwan, Assistant Director, Research Computing and Data Services, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Comparisons of Storage Efficiencies through Hadoop

Martin Gollery, CEO, Tahoe Informatics

Accelerating Biomedical Research Discovery: The 100G Internet2 Network – Built and Engineered for the Most Demanding Big Data Science Collaborations

Christian Todorov, Director, Network Services Management, Internet2

Rapid Integration of Cancer Genomics Data Using Hadoop and Cloudera’s Impala

Sittichoke Clive Saisanit, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Translational Clinical Research Center (TCRC), Roche

Global Developments in Privacy and Data Security Law

John M. Conley, J.D., Ph.D., William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

PANEL DISCUSSION: Achieving Much-Needed Innovation while Hurdling the Barriers of Stringent Regulation

Moderator: Becky Swain, Entrepreneur & Founding Member, Cloud Security Alliance

Panelists to be Announced

Intelligent Infrastructure Approaches for Emerging Life Sciences Data Management Issues at Scale

George Vacek, Ph.D., Global Business Director, Life Sciences, DataDirect Networks

Breakfast Presentation: Enabling Technology. Leveraging Data. Transforming Personalized Medicine

Ketan Paranjape, General Manager, Life Sciences, Intel Corp.

Additional Panelists to be Announced

Luncheon Presentation: Accelerate Science. Translate Results. Deliver Today. Optimizing Life Sciences Code for Breakthrough Innovations

Speaker to be Announced

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