SmartData Brochure

May 16 | Session 1:
Overcoming the 'technical' obstacles

Session Introduction
9:00 - 9:45
What Matters: Real Bodies and Virtual Worlds
Dr. Michael Wheeler
Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK


9:45 - 10:25
IBM’s Blue Gene/Q System and Implications for Simulation and Data Analysis
Dr. Kirk E. Jordan
Emerging Solutions Executive, Computational Science Center at IBM Watson Research Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


10:25 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:20
Emerging Ideas in Computer Architecture
Bob Blainey
IBM Fellow, Hardware Acceleration Laboratory, IBM Software Group


11:20 - 12:00
The GENI Testbed: Enabling Disruptive Technical Innovation in Network Science
Mark Berman
Experimentation Director, Global Environment for Network
Innovations Program Office, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA


12:00 - 12:30
Panel Session/Q & A
Moderator: Dr. Greg Steffan, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Participants: Michael Wheeler, Kirk Jordan, Bob Blainey, Mark Berman, George Tomko, Inman Harvey


Ms. Judith Chadwick
Assistant Vice-President, Research services,
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Inman Harvey
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Dr. George Tomko
Expert-in-Residence, Identity, Privacy and Security Institute (IPSI), University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Ann Cavoukian
Information & Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada



1:00 - 5:00
Participants: Symposium Speakers

Goal: Summarizing knowledge gained at the Symposium, and determination of next steps for research and collaboration.


Disclaimer: All information is correct at the time of publishing. The Symposium organizers reserve the right to change speakers, sessions, time slots and other details as necessary.