Using Big Data Technology for Social Good

John Cardente

John Cardente

Distinguished Engineer at EMC
John Cardente is a Big Data and Analytics technologist within the Corporate CTO Office of EMC, a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service. In this role, John helps define EMC's Big Data strategy and leads joint proof-of-concept projects across divisions, federation companies (VMWare and Pivotal), and industry partners. During his eighteen years with the company, John has helped pioneer, as an individual contributor and leader of advanced development teams, the adoption of notable innovations including solid-state disks, automated data tiering, storage virtualization technologies, and embedded operating system emulators. John holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Northeastern University. He recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Mining Massive Data Sets from Stanford University, a four course program that covers the theory and practice of many big data and machine learning technologies. John is a named inventor on ten granted U.S. patents with additional patents pending. In 2011, John was named an EMC Distinguished Engineer, a title held by less than 1% of EMC's global engineering population.

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Private Versus Public Cloud No Longer an Either/Or Debate

Peter Cutts

Peter Cutts

Vice President, Cloud Solutions at EMC

When it comes to private versus public cloud, we are no longer living in an “either/or” world. Rather, the businesses that truly harness the power of both public and private cloud are finding that they have a significant advantage over their “either/or” peers. The truth is that despite the allure of the public cloud, organizations still need IT at the helm. We trust and depend heavily on our IT departments to make crucial decisions around security, governance and performance. And after all, they have a vested interest in brokering the best solutions for their company that will ultimately drive business acceleration and the bottom line.

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Why Invest in Global Research & Development?

Joel Schwartz

Joel Schwartz

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Global Business Development

global business around the worldThere is nothing like getting on an international phone call at 11pm for the latest status update on an important development project.  Or doing a performance review 10 time zones away in a language you are not sure is well understood by the recipient. Or being questioned by your boss about the likelihood of making an on-time delivery next week when the development team is in Brazil and Carnival starts in two days. Continue reading

Not All Clouds Are Created Equal

Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

President, Cloud Management & Orchestration
Brian Gallagher is President of Cloud Management & Orchestration. He is based at EMC’s corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.

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The most significant one is that all clouds are created equal.  Continue reading