How Cloud and Virtualization Are Blowing Away the Traditional Data Center
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How Cloud and Virtualization Are Blowing Away the Traditional Data Center

When: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT (Las Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT (New York) 18:00 - 19:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
Where: Vivit's Private BrightTALK Channel
Contact: Pamela Bishop

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Brought to you by the Vivit Big Data Special Interest Group

Data centers are the heart of your IT infrastructure, driving agility and innovation to meet your business needs and deliver on big bets like cloud, virtualization and mobility. Everything you know about the data center- core technologies, integrated solutions, governance and management – is about to change. Join HP Fellows Rene Aerdts, Darrel Thomas and Mateen Greenway for a conversation on solutions that transform data center economics, move virtualization forward and pave the way to the cloud.

Three things the attendees will learn/take away from the webinar:

  • Client virtualization infrastructure – how to make the right choices today for the future of compute, storage and network
  • Data centers around the world – what's new and game changing?
  • Mastering the cloud – launching the data center into the converged cloud

HP Fellows are internationally recognized as being thought leaders and trend "predictors” of technology, government, business and economics. They've worked with virtually all the Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of government agencies around the world, are members of the World Futurist Society; World Economic Forum; NASA; the Nobel Prize Organization and collectively hold more patents than virtually any other group on earth.


Rene Aerdts
HP Fellow

-Chief technologist and leader of the Service Provider Cloud Services organization within the Chief Technology Office for HP Enterprise Services.
-Responsible for developing cloud services, tools, and automation for Service Providers to deploy, manage, and automate consumer and enterprise cloud deployments.
-Over 25 years ICT experience. In recognition of his exceptional technology achievements.
-Chief technologist for automation, responsible for developing solutions that enable enterprise clients to automate processes to improve technology service delivery and free IT staff to work on business innovation. 
-He was chief technologist for Information Technology Outsourcing/Business Process outsourcing (ITO/BPO), responsible for helping clients drive technology innovation for competitive advantage.
-Prior to that, René was chief technologist for HP Enterprise Services’ (formerly EDS) Common Services organization with responsibility for developing common architectures, components as well as tools needed to run internal applications, processes and services.
-René was also chief technology officer for HP Enterprise Services in Asia Pacific, where he served as the chief technologist for HP’s largest clients in the region.
-Prior to joining HP, René spent almost five years as a scientific assistant at the State University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, teaching, performing research and publishing articles. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, René is an active member of the Board of the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) in Richardson, Texas. René holds a doctorate in mathematics with a minor in physics from the State University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

Darrel Thomas
HP Fellow

-Member of the Information Technology Outsourcing service line in Service Delivery Operations.
-HP Fellow in Enterprise Services-Responsible for the next generation vision of datacenter services in ISL along with strategic initiatives around the physical data center management.
-His role includes technology management and innovations of new technology, industry trends, standards and intellectual property that differentiates EDS’ Services from others in the market.
-Responsible for the overall automation and architecture design leading the rest of the architecture team. His responsibilities also include the designing and providing architectural and technology guidance on new innovations and market offerings including Infrastructure Orchestration and Automation, Virtualization Services, Server Management Services, Web Hosting/Managed Services, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and associated innovations.
-At EDS, Thomas has held several roles with various responsibilities within the company. His more recent job experiences within the company have included chief technologist; Portfolio Management/Infrastructure –data center services, chief technologist; and Portfolio Management/Infrastructure – Global Hosting Services, consultant systems engineer.
-He was a chief architect with EDS Internet & NewMedia/Chaos2Order (INM/C2O) strategic business line.
-He also worked as a chief technologist for Persona, Inc. In this position, he was responsible for the Internet, intranet and extranet architecture of the PersonaVault™, Persona’s ASP Identity Management Service. He also negotiated the E-Business ITO contract with EDS, serving as chief technologist of the architecture of the design within EDS’ Web Hosting facility in Plano, Texas.
-In his role within Persona, Inc., Thomas also served as the architectural lead with Office of Technology on the applications/system design of the PersonaValet, Persona Identity Management System(IDMS) and Persona DB (the Persona DB Analysis systems).In 2005, he was selected as a Distinguished SE. 
-Thomas currently has several patents pending and holds relationships within and outside of company organizations and professional affiliations.
-Holds four Guinness World Records for World Cup France Web sites.
-Attended Millsaps College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Mateen Greenway
HP Fellow in Enterprise Services

-Chief architect for the EMEA Manufacturing industry for HP Enterprise Services.
-Responsible for maintaining and growing a group of highly skilled manufacturing enterprise architecture consultants in support of high-profile bid engagements across the manufacturing industry.
-Greenway leads the HP Fellows activities for Manufacturing clients worldwide.
-Greenway has 22 years of experience in enterprise architecture, multi-year planning, enterprise modeling, security policies, mobile computing and enterprise application implementations.
-He has extensive experience in enterprise architecture development, financial services, manufacturing solutions, desktop and mobility solutions, and training disciplines, having recently developed training scenarios and course material for the EMEA Architects Practice "Next Generation Architects” candidates.
-Greenway served as the chief technology officer on EDS' account for SKF. On that account, he also led account planning activities.
-Provided enterprise architect support for various pursuits and accounts, including the UK Justice agency, Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Bank Leumi and Kanebo Cosmetics.
-From 2002 to 2004, Greenway was the chief technology officer for the EDS Delphi account. While there, he established the Innovation Council and led efforts to enhance the account's integrated account strategy. 
-Has been the European chief technologist on the account since 1999.
- From 1995 to 1999,Greenway was the international chief technologist for the GMAC International account.
-Awarded the 2003 EDS Compass Award for Innovator of the Year for work on myCOE, part of the EDS Agile Workplace Services offering.
-Holds an Open Group IT Master Architect Certification, and in 2009 received the honor of obtaining the Level 3 title of "Distinguished Certified IT Architect".
-He is a Learning Tree Certified Java Developer



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