The Data Explosion

Webinar: Strategies for state, local and education IT management. Hear from Arkansas, Stanford University, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Scality.

This webinar was originally webcast on January 13, 2016 and released publicly 90 days after the event.

The rising demands for capturing, storing and analyzing a tsunami of new data – from unstructured law enforcement surveillance video to shared ERP data to research data at high education institutions – require new planning approaches for state and local and education IT leaders. One key strategy consideration is how to de-couple data from legacy systems and ensure data can move fluidly and more securely to the right place at the right time and at the right cost. Find out what state, local and education IT leaders need to know, and the steps they can start to take to get better positioned to:

  • Scale their data without having to scale their operating costs
  • Avoid the risks of getting locked into proprietary data systems
  • Transform their business and operation models and enable their workforces using software-defined data storage

Presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Scality and Intel* *Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Speakers (biographies current as of webcast date):

Mark Myers, CTO, Arkansas

Mark Myers is the Arkansas chief technology officer (CTO) and the director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS). As DIS director, Myers leads more than 250 information technology (IT) and other professionals responsible for the state network, telecommunications services, and information systems. He has over 18 years of experience as a communications professional with a record of accomplishment in information operations; psychological operations; public relations; and crisis management.

As CTO, Myers is the appointed chairperson for the Arkansas State Technology Council, a member of the Cyberinfrastructure Task Force, and a partner in leading the state’s efforts for online transparency for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He serves on the Connect Arkansas Board, Arkansas Homeland Security Executive Committee, Arkansas Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Board, Information Network of Arkansas (INA) Board, and Arkansas Interoperable Communications Executive Committee

Dr. Paul Kim, CTO & Assistant Dean, Stanford University

Dr. Paul Kim is the Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. An education technology entrepreneur, Dr. Kim leads initiatives involving the design of learning technologies, educational research, and community development. In a trans-disciplinary project aiming to promote innovation and competition by constructing a Programmable and Open Mobile Internet (POMI 2020), Dr. Kim designs and implements mobile learning and assessment technologies and social learning environments. Dr. Kim served on the Board of Directors of WestEd, the Committee on Grand Challenges in International Development for the National Academies of Science, and the advisory committee for the National Science Foundation. He is currently serving as a Board of Director for Stratford Schools and various Silicon Valley startup companies.

Bob Schaar, Segments Solutions Leader, SLED and SMB, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Bob Schaar is the Segment Solutions Leader for State/Local Government, Education (SLED) and Small Medium Business Solutions (SMB). In his current role, he helps HPE and its partners develop solutions to help schools, governments, and Small Medium Businesses modernize their IT, build their foundation for mobility and big data, and accelerate their technology transformation.

As the Solutions Leader for US SLED and SMB, he drives the development and roadmap of “SLED Ready” and “SMB Ready” solutions, cross portfolio, including HPE Software and 3rd party ISVs. Previously, he served as Chief Technologist Strategist for HP’s Service Provider Sales team.

Mr. Schaar joined HP in 2014 from EMC where he has been focused on their Life Sciences, Big Data, Data Analytics, and Service Provider business. Prior to that role, he worked for Dell as an Enterprise Technologist Strategist where he achieved Top Gun certification while expanding their market position for their Storage and Data Management solutions. Bob has not only worked for other Storage Companies like NetApp and EMC but also worked in IT Engineering and Operations for Sempra Energy, City of San Diego/San Diego Data Processing Corp (SDDPC), Guidant Corp, and Computer Sciences Corp.

Bob has several industry certifications including EMC Technology Architect (EMCTA), EMC Isilon Solutions Specialist, EMC Clariion Solutions Specialist, VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Compellent Top Gun, ITIL, Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist, Hitachi Data Systems Certified Modular Storage Expert, and Microsoft Certifications.

Leo Leung, VP, Corporate Marketing, Scality

Leo is responsible for Scality’s corporate positioning and overall content strategy across all channels. Leo was previously VP of Product and VP of Marketing for Oxygen Cloud, a cloud data management company with file sync and share, and managed file transfer products. Prior to that, he was at EMC for seven years in a range of product management, product marketing, and strategy roles across traditional storage products like VNX and research projects like P2P storage. Notably, Leo was product manager for EMC Atmos Online and service provider products and later led strategy and product marketing for all Atmos products. Prior to EMC, he was a graphic designer, web designer, and art director.

Leo lives in Belmont, CA with his family and enjoys (real) barbecuing, DJ’ing, and basketball. Leo writes about Scality and the technology market on LinkedIn and www.techexpectations.org. Leo has an M.B.A. from the Tepper School of Business and a B.A. from Tufts University.

Wyatt Kash, VP, Content Strategy, Scoop News Group

Wyatt Kash is an accomplished business media executive and award-winning editor and journalist who has been following government IT trends for the past decade in senior leadership roles at InformationWeek Government, AOL Government, Government Computer News and Defense Systems. He joined Scoop News Group in June 2014, as Vice President of Content Strategy, where he heads up the company’s content strategy and editorial product development.

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