IEEE Infrastructure Conference – Exploring Scale and the Impacts of Artificial Intelligence
Attend the 2nd annual IEEE Infrastructure Conference, 17 October 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where this year, we will continue our discussion on scale, focusing on the important role of AI.
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.
General areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
- AI Accelerators and how they can maintain and support infrastructure
- Current Implementations & Challenges
- Security & Trust
- Scalability & Reliability
- The Future of AI and Infrastructure
About Importance of Infrastructure & Scale
An Interview with Dejan Milojicic - Importance of Infrastructure & Scale
About the Program
An Interview with Dejan Milojicic - What's in it for you: Attending the 2018 IEEE Infrastructure Conference
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
If you're looking for answers, ideas, or the right people to connect with regarding infrastructure, this unique event is for you!
Demonstrate your knowledge and experience with infrastructure and artificial intelligence by speaking at IEEE Infrastructure Conference 2019. Stay tuned for more information on how to submit your proposal.
Proposed topics include:
Understanding the evolving role of AI to automate, address complex challenges in extreme scale
- Traditional data center management, DevOps
- AI/ML/DL: Model size, training, edge vs code
- Performance analysis using Deep Learning
Leveraging systems, services design, and operational management
- Using AI for automation of operations
- Design space exploration
- Service design and management using AI techniques
Managing failures and lessons learned using real-world scenarios and examples
- Alert and remediation
- Test failure generation using AI techniques
- Successes and failure stories in applying AI to Infrastructure management
Assessing trust models in your system paradigms
- End-to-end trust
- Using AI for anomaly detection of threats
- Trust at Edge
Past Featured Speakers
Senior Director Infrastructure Engineering
Global Co-Chair @TwitterWomen
Chair Panel: How to manage failures at scale and lessons learnedRead Panel Details
Vice President of AI and Machine Learning
From Cloud to Cyber-physical Systems, AI, and BeyondRead Abstract
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Conference Program Committee
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.
Mazdak Hashemi, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
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 Support.com, 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 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
Engineering Director Infrastructure, WeWork
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fellow and VP
Head of Infrastructure, Pinterest
Director of Infrastructure Engineering, Twitter
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science United States Military Academy at West Point
Sr Staff Engineer at Twitter