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IEEE Infrastructure Conference

Thank you to all who participated in the 2018 IEEE Infrastructure Conference! Stay tuned for updates on future events.

Gain insight and inspiration to think, or re-think, your infrastructure in sessions guided by and in discussion with foremost experts across the technology industry.

Join us as we discuss big picture questions to give you overall, forward thinking insight, as well as operational nuts & bolts for maximizing your infrastructure, such as:

  • Understanding the evolving role of AI to automate, address complex challenges, and improve overall productivity and customer experience
  • Leveraging systems, services design, and operational management in scale
  • Managing failures and lessons learned using real-world scenarios and examples
  • Assessing trust models in your system paradigms
  • Addressing the engineering culture and customer experience

Let's learn from each other, tell our stories, and create a community and network that we can trust and reach out to when needed.

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What Makes this Conference Different

  • Designed for and by practitioners, with speakers who have all led, managed or built large infrastructures themselves
  • An intimate, neutral environment for networking and learning with leaders from top technology companies
  • Convened by IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity

Topics include:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Storage & Data
  • Micro-services & Programming Models
  • Security & Trust
  • Linux & System Management
  • Scalability & Reliability

If you're looking for answers, ideas, or the right people to connect with regarding infrastructure, this unique event is for you!

2018 Location

Terra Gallery

511 Harrison Street

San Francisco, CA, USA 94105

Step away from your daily routine and join us at San Francisco's Terra Gallery for the day. The open space encourages collaboration and networking, while also inspiring innovation.



2018 Conference Program Committee

Mazdak Hashemi, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)

mazdak hashemi

Mazdak Hashemi's career has been focused on building and scaling platforms & infrastructures for both consumer and enterprise companies. He was formally the Vice President of Engineering at Twitter where during his tenure [2012-2018] he championed a number of efforts which improved Twitter’s reliability, scalability, and efficiency. Prior to that, he was leading Infrastructure and Security for, the remote technology company, and he was part of their core team to architect and launch their Cloud platform. Mazdak was the CTO/Founder for a software start up company and has held different engineering roles for small to medium size global software companies both in early stage to mature public companies. He has served as faculty at the University of Colorado, his alma mater. His areas of technical expertise include software engineering, data mining, databases, and distributed systems. Mazdak is an advocate of promoting equality in technology and was a male ally executive sponsor for @TwitterWomen.

Dejan Milojicic, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)

dejan milojicic

Dejan is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA [1998-]. His areas of technical expertise include operating systems, distributed systems, and systems management. He worked in the OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, MA [1994-1998] and Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Belgrade, Serbia [1983-1991]. He received his PhD from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (1993); and MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia (1983/86). From his early career, Dejan has been involved in infrastructure development: from OS support for transactional systems deployed across Eastern Europe; to microkernel support for distributed systems; to global memory management in shared memory clusters; to appliance aggregation architecture; virtual desktop systems; Open Cirrus Cloud Computing stack; software architecture for accelerators for AI, and many more.


2018 Conference Program Committee Members

pascal borghino

Pascal Borghino

Engineering Director Infrastructure, WeWork


kirk bresniker

Kirk Bresniker

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fellow and VP



karan gupta

Karan Gupta

Head of Infrastructure, Pinterest



taylor leese

Taylor Leese

Director of Infrastructure Engineering, Twitter



Barry Shoop

Barry Shoop

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science United States Military Academy at West Point


Yao Yue

Yao Yue

Sr Staff Engineer at Twitter




Why Infrastructure Matters - A Note From the Chair

Infrastructures are the backend, heart and foundations of many products and companies. What I've learned throughout my career is that creativity, innovations, understanding your customers, and researching other technologies are important factors when building and running infrastructure at different scales. The problem sets and challenges could vary based on the business, architecture and the scale of each company, however, the learnings can apply uniformly independent of what industry you are in.

Our goal for this conference is to bring folks that have been or interested to be involved in building and running infrastructure at any scale and create a community that we can all learn from each other. We hope we can share our stories, lessons learned and when it makes sense even start working together on standards. We also plan on having this conference focus on different topics and based on the feedback from the participants we will adjust the frequency, location and sessions.


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

ieee industry engagement committee
ieee mce
juniper networks
hp enterprise
cloud native