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DatacenterDynamics Webscale San Francisco

June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - June 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Bruce Taylor, Executive VP for North America at DatacenterDynamics, speaks at a recent event. (Photo: Rich Miller)

Artificial intelligence, data center performance and energy infrastructure will be in the spotlight as DatacenterDynamics brings its DCD>Webscale conference to San Francisco on June 19-20 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. DCD bills the event as “a full-throttle, full-stack infrastructure ecosystem strategy and operations (StratOps) conference.”

“Hyperscalers set the tone for both the physical and logical data center,” DCD says in its description. “hat is innovated, developed and perfected in the internet- and cloud-first universe will be soon be adapted to the other two classes: enterprise and multi-tenant lease, hosting, colocation managed services.”

The keynote sessions on Tuesday, June 20 will focus on the emergence of artificial intelligence and its impact on data center infrastructure. Lloyd Taylor, VP of Cloud Infrastructure at Autodesk, will open the conference with a presentation detailing the present and near future of AI and machine learning in the cloud. He will then sit with a keynote panel hosted by Data Center Frontier founding editor Rich Miller, who has extensively reported on AI and machine learning in the data center. Taylor and Miller will be joined in conversation by three guests:

  • Robert Ober, the CTO of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA
  • Amir Michael, VP of Infrastructure Enginneering at Salesforce
  • Serena De Vito, Advanced Data Center Engineer for Hardware at eBay
  • Dave Driggers, CEO of Cirrascale

That session will be followed by a panel on how the Internet of Things and smart cities may drive the creation of webscale “digital factories,” featuring Dr Julie Albright of USC and Gil Friend of the City of Palo Alto, Calif.

Tuesday’s schedule is capped by a panel discussion on the Infrastructure Masons’ Data Center Performance Index (DCPI), led by IM founder Dean Nelson of Uber, Bloom Energy’s Peter Gross and Rich Reyher, the Director of Cote Platform & Infrastructure at PayPal.

There will be a pre-conference Monday, June 19 that marks the debut of the DCD>SMART ENERGY summit series, which will bring the digital infrastructure and power utility industries together. Speakers include Kelly Gallo of BSR, Salesforce Director of Sustainability Patrick Flynn, Aligned CEO Jakob Carnemark and James Connaughton, CEO of Nautilus Data technologies.

For additional information and a full agenda, see the DCD Webscale conference site


June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
June 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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San Francisco Marriott Marquis
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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