Past Programs


2020 Program

Thank you for attending the 2020 IEEE Infrastructure Conference!

On behalf of the 2020 IEEE Infrastructure Conference, we thank you for taking the time to attend and participate in this year's virtual experience. Because of you, we have achieved our goal in bringing together infrastructure professionals to share their stories and information with attendees such as yourself.

The 2020 IEEE Infrastructure Conference sessions will be available to view On Demand until November 8, 2020. Registration will remain open during this period. 

To view the On Demand sessions you can simply log in with the same email you used to register for the conference.

What can you expect at the IEEE Infrastructure Conference? Highly relevant and future-looking technical keynotes and panels will anchor the event. The keynotes will stimulate the thinking and create the foundation for the day. Live Q&A sessions will allow participants to get insight directly from the speakers. 

You must be registered for the conference to gain access to the virtual sessions. Links to access each virtual session can be found on the program below. To enter a session, click on the link and enter the registration email used when registering for the conference. 

All session times are in the Pacific Time Zone. 


IEEE Infrastructure Conference agenda includes:

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

9:00am – 9:10am (PDT)

Welcome Remarks


Dejan Milojicic & Mazdak Hashemi
2020 Infrastructure General Conference Chairs
9:10am – 11:15am (PDT) Scale
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Moderator: Zoran Dimitrijevic
Program Co-Chair
Keynote: Scarcity, Diversity, and Privacy of Data in Artificial Intelligence for Precision Medicine Edward Chang, DeepQ Health
Keynote: Trust During Turbulent Times: How to Use Strategic Communications and Radical Transparency to Engage Your Employees and Transform Your Organization Martina Trucco, Micron Technology, Inc.
ST1: Serving Very Large Numbers of Low Latency AutoML Models Manoj Agarwal, Salesforce
ST3: Mantis Query Language: On-Demand Real-Time Intro Cody Rioux, Netflix
SP1: Open Distributed Infrastructure Management - ODIM Chengappa M. R., Hewlett Packard Enterprise
SP2: Scaling Event Aggregation at Twitter to Handle Billions of Events per Minute Zhenzhao Wang, Twitter
11:15am (PDT) Break
12:00pm - 12:30pm (PDT) Ask Me Anything: Scale
Join the presenters from Scale for a live Q&A discussion.
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12:30pm (PDT) Break
1:15pm – 3:45pm (PDT) Machine Learning
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Moderator: Mazdak Hashemi
General Co-Chair
Keynote: Towards the AI-Driven Revolution: Benfits and Risks Silvio Savarese, Stanford University
Keynote: Infrastructure for Edge-to-Cloud Machine Learning Paolo Faraboschi, Hewlett Packard Labs
MT1: Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning Nova Fallen, Google
MT2: Faster Scalable ML Model Deployment Using ONNX and Open Source Tools Faith Xu, Microsoft
MT3: Going Beyond Big Data: Taking ML to the Next Level Hamza Farooq, Walmart Labs
MP1: Soteria: A Provably Compliant User Right Manager Using a Novel Two-Layer Blockchain Technology Edward Chang, DeepQ Health
3:45pm (PDT) Break
4:00pm - 4:30pm (PDT) Ask Me Anything: Machine Learning
Join the presenters from Machine Learning for a live Q&A discussion.
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Thursday, 8 October 2020

9:00am – 9:10am (PDT)

Welcome Remarks


Dejan Milojicic & Mazdak Hashemi
2020 Infrastructure General Conference Chairs
9:10am – 11:30am (PDT) Analytics
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Moderator: Kirk Bresniker
Program Co-Chair
Keynote: Agility with Stability Raymie Stata, Airbnb
AT1: The Changing Face of Data Analytics from Batch Analytics to Analytics-on-the-fly Dhruba Borthakur, Rockset
AT2: Data Platform Architecture Principles Julien Le Dem, Datakin
AT3: How Shutterstock Enhanced Stability and Reliability for Message-Driven Applications Anusha Dayananda, Shutterstock
AP1: CIED - Rapid Composability of Rack Scale Resources Using Capability Inference Engine Across Datacenters Vinay Banakar, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
AP2: Towards Practical Self-Healing Distributed Databases Joseph Lynch, Netflix
11:30am (PDT) Break
11:45pm - 12:15pm (PDT) Ask Me Anything: Analytics
Join the presenters from Analytics for a live Q&A discussion.
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12:15pm (PDT) Break
1:15pm – 3:45pm (PDT) Infrastructure
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Moderator: Dejan Milojicic
General Co-Chair
Keynote: Diversity & Inclusion in Engineering: It's About Success Andrea Goldsmith, Princeton University
Keynote: Introducing the Perlmutter Supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Katie Antypas, NERSC at Berkeley Lab
IT1: Model Based Control for Microservices Applications Aloke Guha, Opscruise
IT2: Lessons from Scaling HDFS for Exabyte Storage at Twitter Lohit Vijayarenu, Twitter
IT3: At Scale Green Computing Innovations for Datacenter Transformation Shesha Krishnapura, Intel
IP1: Share File Updating for Test Farms Using a File Cache Christopher Wolff, Mentor (a Siemens Business)
3:45pm (PDT) Break
4:00pm - 4:30pm (PDT) Ask Me Anything: Infrastructure
Join the presenters from Infrastructure for a live Q&A discussion.
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