IEEE Infrastructure Conference - 20 September 2018 - San Francsico, CA USA

IEEE Infrastructure Conference

Join us as we gather experts across the industry.

Explore the principles behind infrastructure.

Propose solutions to be put into practice.


Focus on Scale

This year the IEEE Infrastructure Conference will focus on the challenges of scale.  In recent years the fundamental intent behind infrastructure has pivoted from infrastructure as a technology platform to the value and benefit the information contains. While often we speak to small micro-communities who work in a portion of the infrastructure stack, this conference brings together a diverse group of technologists. We will identify and address trends and bring to light solutions that can be used more broadly throughout the industry.

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Importance of Infrastructure & Scale

with IEEE Infrastructure Conference Co-Chair Dejan Milojicic

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.

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.


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.



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.


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