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College of Engineering Hosts Talk on Big Data, Featuring Supercomputing Pioneer Jeff Jonas on Oct. 30

Discussion will be moderated by Jason Mendenhall, executive vice president of Cloud at Switch
Business & Community  |  Oct 23, 2014  |  By Megan Downs
Media Contact: Megan Downs, College of Engineering, (702) 895-3965 or [email protected]
Jeff Jonas, IBM fellow and chief scientist of context computing will address big data in the College of Engineering's Conversation with Pioneers event.

What

The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering hosts its "Conversation with Pioneers Series: Big Data," a discussion on the future of big data analysis and supercomputing.

When

Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A networking reception will take place at 6 p.m. The discussion will begin at 7 p.m.

Where

Lobby and Auditorium of the Science and Engineering Building, UNLV

Details

Big Data will allow organizations to take massive amounts of data and harness it to discover solutions that will improve business, such as reducing costs, increasing efficiency and creating better products.

Jeff Jonas, IBM fellow and chief scientist of context computing, is one of the pioneers of big data who spearheaded the design and development of a number of innovative systems, including technology used by the Las Vegas gaming industry. Today, he is working a new generation of context computing that is used by organizations to make better, faster decisions.

Jason Mendenhall, executive vice president of Cloud at Switch, oversees the Switch C.U.B.E. (Cloud Ubiquitous Business Exchange,) which delivers the most comprehensive technology and cloud ecosystem. He also sits on the College of Engineering's advisory board.

This event is sponsored by Switch.

Media

Media are invited to attend. Please RSVP with Megan Downs, Director of Communications, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, (702) 895-3965 or [email protected].