Past Events

High-Performance Computing and AI: Planning and Securing for Today and Beyond

When: Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House – 45 School St. Boston, MA 02108
11:00am – 11:30am: Registration
11:30am – 1:00pm: Presentation & Lunch
1:00pm: Q & A


High-Performance Computing (HPC) paradigms were born from the need to apply sophisticated analytics to large volumes of data gathered. The rise of open source and increased affordable hardware offerings helped Big Data to become an alternative approach. As HPC and Big Data continue their own trajectories, they borrow ideas and learn from each other. How does artificial intelligence impact this and how can these technologies benefit one another in 2018 and beyond?

During this Lunch & Learn, we discussed:

  • Security Baseline Intelligence & Adaptive Learning – the challenge of bringing HPC and AI together and what it means for security
  • How Kaminario’s scale up/scale out architecture enables HPC
  • The future of NVME storage: K2.N and Flex

Lunch & Learn Presenters:

Frederic Van Haren:

CTO, HighFens Inc.

Frederic Van Haren is known for his insights in the HPC and storage industry. He has over 20 years of experience in High Tech providing technical leadership and strategic direction in Telecom and Speech markets. Frederic spent the last decade at Nuance Communications building large HPC environments from the ground up. He has played leading roles as President of a variety of technology user groups promoting innovative technology.


David DeLuca:

Senior Systems Engineer, Kaminario

David DeLuca is a Senior Systems Engineer at Kaminario. He has over 20 years of Information Technology experience. David has held positions ranging from Storage Ambassador to Senior Solutions Architect in Storage and Hybrid IT at HP. He has also served as Manager of IT, Manager of Operations, server and database administrator and third level customer service.


Jason Sgro:

Security Practice Manager, The ATOM Group

For the last twenty years, Jason has been a servant of leadership, an expert strategist at the intersection of humanity and technology. Jason brings his experience as a speaker, evangelist, and coach to those deeply passionate about business growth through technology. He is a believer in eliminating discord between technology, business, and security.