|Wednesday, June 4|
|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm|
BEinGRID: Panel Session - Is there Grid adoption outside the finance and pharmaceutical sectors?
Mark Parsons (EPCC)
Use of the Grid is well established in financial institutions, where the need for computational power is high and the Grid economic argument is compelling. Pharmaceutical research has also benefited from the introduction of Grid computing in day-to-day operations.
This panel will share with members of the audience experiences of rolling out Grid solutions to various industries and discuss lessons learnt and opportunities for the future.
Director - Center of Grid Technologies University of Southern California
Dr. Carl Kesselman is Fellow in the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California. He is the Director of the Center for Grid Technologies at the Information Sciences Institute and a Research Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and Bachelors degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Kesselman also serves as Chief Scientist of Univa Corporation, a company he founded with Globus co-founders Ian Foster and Steve Tuecke.
Distinguished Research Scientist - eBay
Paul Strong is a distinguished research scientist at eBay Research Labs. His work is focused on enterprise grid architectures and technologies, and he is driving the long term vision and strategy for eBay's infrastructure management within that context. Paul also plays an active part in the broader Grid computing community and is currently acting chair of the Open Grid Forum (OGF) board of directors and co-chair of the OGF Reference Model Working Group. Prior to joining eBay, Strong was a systems architect at Sun Microsystems where he focused on grid standards and the N1 product set. He was part of the original N1 team, and co-authored the book Building N1 Grid Solutions (Prentice Hall, 2004). The majority of Paul's work before joining Sun was focused on designing and building distributed, real-time, command and control, or communications systems. In his spare time Paul plays unnecessarily complicated and mathematically interesting music in a band called Fractal. He holds a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Manchester, England.
General Manager, IT Research Division - NEC Europe
Dr Guy Lonsdale joined NEC Laboratories Europe in 1996 as a senior research scientist following academic positions in the UK and Germany.
In addition to coordination and planning of research activities he was initially involved in a number of EU-projects particularly with a focus on HPC applications. In his current role as General Manager of the IT Research Division NEC Europe Ltd he is involved in the coordination and planning of many Grid technology development projects within NEC. One of his particular responsibilities currently being NEC's involvement in the @neurist Project.
Commercial Director - ICON Technology & Process Consulting
Location: Barcelona A