We’re pleased to announce that Bernie Meyerson, VP and Chief Innovation Officer at IBM will deliver the opening keynote at Saugatuck Technnology’s upcoming 2015 Cloud Business Summit, taking place on November 4th at the Yale Club of NYC.
In a presentation entitled “Information Technology: A Tectonic Shift,” Meyerson will explore what’s next after Moore’s Law – as the advent of new forms of parallelism become a leading framework defining IT over the planning horizon.
Since the invention of the first solid-state computers, IT has relished in consistent, predictable advances in performance that were quite easy to assimilate – as the number of transistors on a circuit chip would double approximately every two years. Fortunately for the IT industry, increasing circuit density yielded increasing performance while reducing costs ranging from device manufacturing to electrical power consumption. Such performance increases were easy to exploit . . . and addictive. Unfortunately, as circuits have now approached the dimensions of only a few atoms, the end of increasing circuit density is near. In essence, Moore’s Law has been repealed. Meanwhile, technology advances such as predictive analytics, big data, and mobility (among others) have only continued to drive the need for IT capacity at an accelerating pace.
The consequence is that designers of IT application and infrastructure architectures will have to turn in a new, more challenging direction. As Meyerson will share, one likely scenario is the implementation of increased parallelism in applications so that more processors can be used. This includes increasing the use of standardized routines for specific functions such as data encryption and data analysis. These routines will likely run on separate logic processors, potentially loaded into Field Programmable Gate Arrays, thus enabling the routines to execute in parallel to the main application logic.
The net of all of this is that the new application and infrastructure architectures unleashed by this shift will have profound business implications and benefits, including:
- Increased security through encryption of all stored and in-flight data without application performance degradation or system overhead.
- New application innovations and rapid application development through the adoption of pre-programmed function available “as-a-Service”.
- Improved business decisions through ubiquitous use of “real time” analytics including analysis of streaming data with minimal or no impact on application performance. Gone will be the need to store data aggregates, as we do so often today.
Please join us on November 4th, as we explore the implications of emerging technologies such as Cloud, mobile, social, advance analytics and IoT, and we focus on what this means to business leaders as they begin to deploy advanced Digital Business strategies.
To learn more about the event, go to the conference website at http://www.cloudbusinesssummit.com, or check out a recently published Lens360 blog entitled “Set Your Digital Business Agenda at the 2015 Cloud Business Summit NYC.” As with our four prior Summits, we are expecting 130-140 large-enterprise IT, Finance and Marketing leaders in a content- and concept-packed day that will help you set the Digital Business agenda for your enterprise in 2016.
We invite you to join us!