Google Eng. Director Dan Sturman to speak at Rock Stars of Big Data

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 20, 2013 - LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. - Google Engineering Director Dan Sturman will share how Google's Cloud Platform can be used for hosting big data applications at IEEE Computer Society's Rock Stars of Big Data event, October 29 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

    During his presentation, "Building Big Data Processing into Your Business," Sturman will discuss the benefits of that platform for big data applications, as well as innovations available to users. He will also look at practical industry applications through several customer case studies.

    Sturman leads the cluster management team in developing the internal cloud platform supporting all Google applications. This software enables deployment and management of large-scale distributed workloads over a global compute infrastructure. Prior to leading the cluster management team, he led a team working across cluster, storage, and networking infrastructure as part of the growth of Google's New York engineering team.

    He is among nearly a dozen technology leaders who will share their experiences at Rock Stars of Big Data. To register, visit

    The high-level, one-day discussion is aimed at business as well as technology leaders. The summit will empower attendees to:

    understand the potential for big data in their business,
    create a big data culture,
    make big data projects succeed,
    use big data analytics to make the right decisions, and
    prepare employees and teams for big data projects.

    Other speakers include:

    Chris Pouliot, Director of Algorithms and Analytics, Netflix
    William Ruh, Vice President of GE Software
    Michael Johnson, Director for Utility Care Data Analysis, Kaiser Permanente
    Mark Seager, Intel CTO for Technical Computing
    Grady Booch, Chief Software Architect, IBM Research
    Stephen Brodsky, Technical Executive and Distinguished Engineer of Big Data Initiatives, IBM Silicon Valley Lab
    Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer, Teradata
    Joshua Greenbaum, Principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting
    Peter Ungaro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cray

    Team rates are available. Individuals and teams can register today To stay updated on news and special offers, follow us at

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