Research Solutions Technology Showcase Event on Wednesday March 15th

Research Solutions and the Office of Vice President for Research & Economic Development would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Research Solutions Technology Showcase event. You can join us for the morning session, afternoon session, or the entire day. Doors open at 8:30 at 100 Auburn Avenue (Centennial Hall). We will have guest speakers from Amazon and Microsoft Azure as well as some exciting news about our latest service offerings including Dropbox for Business. For those who register you will receive free coffee and pastries as well as lunch. Click here to register.

Event Schedule

Time Agenda Event
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Check-In & Coffee
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Introductions of Research Solutions team and schedule for the day
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Bill Richmond – Amazon Web Services Overview
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Linda Hedges – High Performance Computing – Why use AWS for HPC?
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Anna Greenwood – Research and Technical Computing with Amazon Web Services
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Daniel Fay – Microsoft Azure for Research
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Brock Davis – Research Solutions – using AWS and Azure
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM Research Solutions Service overview, road map and QA for all speakers


Linda Hedges: HPC Principal Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services. Linda’s emphasis is on designing AWS architectures that are performant and scalable. Prior to working for Amazon, Linda held the position of President of Stark Aerospace’s engineering division, help design rockets with Blue Origin, and worked on the 787, 77, sonic cruiser, and High Speed Civil Transport at Boeing.

Anna Greenwood: Manager of Grant Programs for the AWS Worldwide Public Sector. Previously was a scientist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle where her focus was on genetics and genomics. Anna has a PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University

Daniel Fay: Senior Director of Strategic Engagements for Microsoft Research. Daniel’s emphasis is on has Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing, Grid Computing, and visualization tools in scientific research.

We will have an exciting announcement about Dropbox for Business and how you can use it for under $10 a month for your research and unlimited storage