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Enterprise Program

GridWorld/GGF15
October 3-6, 2005
Boston, MA, USA

GRIDWORLD 2005 ENTERPRISE SCHEDULE   Revised: 10/26/2005

Tuesday, October 4
9:00-9:30
GridWorld Kickoff
(Mark Linesch)

Presentation will be posted soon.

Location: Imperial Ballroom
9:00-10:30

Opening Keynote Gary Beach, Group Publisher, CXO Media, Inc.

The Business Case for Why Leading IT Organizations are Adopting Grids

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In today's dynamic business environment, enterprises around the world are aggressively working horizontally across organizational and geographic boundaries to delivery greater customer value and competitive advantage. CIO's are challenged to increase the business value of their IT services and enable integration with customers, suppliers and partners. The opportunity is to deliver IT as a flexible service to the business while continuing to reducing costs through better resource utilization and increased automation. As large commercial enterprises transition from vertical silos to horizontally-integrated infrastructure and applications they are adopting grid solutions that enable industry collaboration while providing flexible, cost-efficient solutions for informational integration and resource sharing. In his opening keynote at GridWorld, Gary Beach from CIO Magazine will discuss the global business trends helping to shape next generation Enterprise IT. He will explore the 10 reasons IT professionals are adopting grid technologies to enable business advantage. In the process, Gary will help frame the interactive discussion between participants at GridWorld as they discuss the business case and roadmap for successful grid adoption within the Enterprise.

http://www.cio.com/info/experts/gbeach.html

Location: Imperial Ballroom

10:30-11:00 Break, Plaza
11:00-12:30

Panel: Exploring the First Steps toward Grid Adoption

How do I start applying Grid technology? This is a very natural question being raised today by many global enterprises, which are hearing about the widely reported, tangible benefits of Grid, but have not yet begun to apply the technology. Since Grid solutions, building blocks and standards are still on their way to being adopted on any broad scale, getting started with Grid can seem daunting. This panel will include distinguished members of the Grid community who have been in your shoes and understand the struggle you face in proving the value of Grid. Panel discussion points include: 1) assessing where best to start and specifying key selection criteria for determining pilot opportunities; 2) choosing the most appropriate solutions and building blocks to meet your needs; 3) measuring the impact in terms of improvement, ROI and value; 4) accessing key web and community resources at your disposal; 5) and, determining the follow-on steps that ultimately steer your organization toward a vision that best suits your requirements for business success and long-term survival.

Location: Imperial Ballroom

Moderated by: Brajesh Goyal, Network Appliance (presentation)

Panelists:
Wolfgang Gentzsch (presentation)
Dave Maples, Data Synapse (presentation)
Adriana Gonzalez, Proctor & Gamble
Eric Bremer, Northwestern (presentation)

11:00-12:30

Panel: Entertainment and Digital Content - Where can grids play?

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The entertainment industry may well provide a model for how grids and P2P technologies will work together in the not so distant future. Compute grids (AKA, renderfarms) have long been at the core of the content creation process for companies like Dreamworks, Pixar, and Disney. It's possible grids and utility computing will eventually enable smaller production houses to compete with the big studios. What are the technical and business barriers to the adoption of standards-based grids that will enable content creators of all sizes to access a more responsive IT infrastructure? And will the 'other' cousin of grid, P2P, have a role in content distribution? Not yet, but service providers and content owners are warming up to the idea that broadcast quality video can be economically distributed over the Internet.

Location: Georgian (Mezz)

Moderated by Jim Davis, The 451 Group

Speakers:
Alex Lindsay, Chief Architect, Pixel Corps
Dr. Ted Dunning, Chief Scientist, Veoh Inc.
Troy Brooks, CTO, Pipeline FX
Scott Miller, Senior Architect, Dreamworks Animation

11:00-12:30 Panel: Enterprise Adoption of Grid: Industry Analysts Share a Quantitative Perspective

As grid computing has evolved from its roots in high-performance computing, enterprise grids are enabling global firms not only to share system resources, but to realize a broader vision of distributed, service-oriented architectures. With grid technology more widely regarded as a core component of IT operations and strategy, adoption within commercial enterprises is on the rise. In this dynamic panel, luminaries from industry analyst firms will share their perspective on commercial adoption of grid, citing quantitative analysis from their recent research.

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Location: Arlington (Mezz)

Moderated by Kelly Vizzini, Datasynapse

Panelists:
Dan Kusnetzky, VP System Software Research, IDC
William Fellows, Principal Analyst, The 451 Group
Bob Cohen, Economic Strategy Institute

12:30-2:00

Lunch and Displays, Plaza

2:00-3:30

Panel: Selling the Benefits of Grids to Senior Management

The realization of a complete Grid-enabled solution is generally accepted as more of a long-term consideration than immediately, especially by the commercial sector. This in no way lessens the significant progress made in various aspects of Grid solutions. High-level executives, however, focus on the bottom line—cutting costs. Given this requirement, this panel of distinguished scientists and administrators will discuss how to convince the executives to make major investments now, and what should be their expectations.

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Location: Imperial Ballroom

Moderated by John S. Hurley, The Boeing Company

Panelists:
Al Bunshaft, IBM, VP, Grid and Virtualization Initiatives
Karl Solchenbach, Intel, Director for Cluster and Grid Computing
Steve Tuecke, CEO, Univa Corporation

2:00-3:30

Panel: What is the Software Licensing Model for Grids?

Software licensing has become a key concern for users as grid computing gains momentum in enterprise IT. The bottom line is that per-CPU licensing doesn’t work on grids and conventional models may throttle progress. Alternative purchase models (subscription, pay-as-you-go, outsourcing) as well as new technologies (multicore, virtualization) suggest a change is under way that will have a cumulative and disruptive impact on vendor licensing policies and practices. Software licensing for grids must therefore be seen within the context of other dynamics. However it is the ability to proactively manage the use of software licenses based on business objectives which grid users are seeking. This panel will explore what grid users need from their software suppliers and how they are coping today. Will vendors step up with more flexible approaches?

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Location: Georgian (Mezz)

Moderated by: William Fellows (The 451 Group)

Panelists:
Ibrahim ‘Hoomi’ Chadirchi, ARM Ltd
Cheryl Doninger, SAS Institute
Brooklin Gore, Micron Technology, Inc
Tom Grotton, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Mike Guerette, Hewlett-Packard
Jagan Athreya, Macrovision

 

Case Study: Bank of America Goes Global with Grid

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Presented by Mike Oltman, michael.oltman@bankofamerica.com
Vice President, Advantage Risk Processing Development
Bank of America

With over 10 years of experience in enterprise technology in the financial services industry and six years of knowledge on J2EE solutions, Mike serves as the technical architect and manager of the Advantage Risk Processing for multiple Risk Management business units at Bank of America. This position encompassed regional responsibility of the Chicago Grid, and all supporting components that interacted with the Grid. Mike is a Computer Engineering graduate of the University of Illinois.

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. The company serves clients in 150 countries and has relationships with 96 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 82 percent of the Global Fortune 500. Mike Oltman, VP of Advantage Risk Processing for BoA, will present a case study on the firm’s global grid strategy, it’s impact on risk management and a real-world look at life after grid. Discussion topics include:


  • Business and technical motivation for implementing grid at BoA

  • Project evolution with initial goals and objectives, timelines, scope, growth and results

  • Lessons learned and guidance for those considering implementing grid
Location: Arlington (Mezz)
3:30-4:00 Break, Plaza
4:00-5:00

Keynote: Steve Yatko, Global Head of IT Research and Development, Credit
Suisse First Boston

Due to copyrights, this presentation will not be posted

IT is seen as an asset industry-wide but is in many ways a victim of its own success. With more and more businesses becoming dependent upon IT, technology has been more widely deployed to meet increasing demand. In the process current underlying technologies have frequently proven inflexible, expensive, and unreliable. Consequently, the capacity for IT to provide innovation and bottom-line benefit has stagnated. An innovative solution is desperately required to address these problems. This solution is Service Oriented Computing.

Service Oriented Computing requires a Service Oriented Infrastructure and Service Oriented Architecture, leveraging Grid principles and technology. Standards and interoperability play an ever-increasing role in this next era of computing, which requires running IT as a service provider in order to accelerate differentiation. Automating IT will become the source of differentiation. IT must focus on the economics of IT service delivery every bit as much as it does on the technology and delivery of IT.

Trends of network-based computing coupled with the challenge of operational complexity have resulted in increased IT cost pressures. The long-term impact of ongoing cost pressures on innovation can be directly correlated to the ability of IT to enable and accelerate the business. The economics of agility will support new business opportunities and help IT fund and manage change as a competitive weapon. Service Oriented Computing will also bring a new future to business transparency, SLA's, cost allocation and asset management, thereby enabling the business to more equitably pay for the technologies enabling its future. A new means of managing technology resources against the business demand will be the Virtual Resource Market (VRM). The VRM is an economic marketplace enabling resources to be allocated efficiently to meet the changing business demand.

The benefits of this technology revolution will position IT to differentiate the business. Through virtualization, automation and the use of commodity components, IT will deliver increased availability, utilization, agility and manageability while decreasing its cost and footprint.

Location: Imperial Ballroom

5:30-7:30 Welcome Reception, Plaza Foter
 
Wednesday, October 5
9:00-10:30

Keynote: Takehiko Kato, President, Engineous Japan

Realizing Grid Computing as Engineering System for Collaborative Parameter Study

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Grids are making it possible for the world’s engineering community to expand beyond national borders. This globalization trend is affecting the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries. Grid computing has become an important tool in this new environment, where the paradigm for engineering design processes is changing. Why Grids? Dramatic improvements in product quality, performance, and time-to-market can be achieved by deploying Grids, but are not possible through limited enhancements to computer systems. They also cannot be met by solving a single large-scale problem by applying parallel processing. Computational power must be ubiquitous to achieve enhanced performance, quality, and time-to-market.

Grid computing makes almost infinite computational power available for engineering design when companies are linked through broadband networks. This keynote describes the statistical methods and simulations that firms in Japan and around the world are using with grid computing. It explores the global collaboration that Grid computing makes possible in engineering design. The presentation also illustrates how Grids permit companies to streamline their design processes as a result of inter-company and inter-national engineering collaborations.

Location: Imperial Ballroom

10:30-11:00 Break, Plaza
11:00-12:30 Panel: Adoption of Grids from Pilot to Production

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Once you have been able to prove the benefit and value of Grid on a small or local scale, the next major step that you are likely to face is broad-scale adoption potentially across your entire organization. There are many more issues to consider at this point including: 1) how to integrate and federate Grid with existing infrastructure; 2) cultural hurdles in sharing resources and introducing new infrastructure architecture; 3) selling the value of Grid to your organization; and, 4) management, security and reliability in a distributed computing environment. Join experienced panel members in a discussion of how to take Grid technology from pilot to production and meet your business requirements for long-term success.

Location: Imperial Ballroom

Moderated by: Darren Pulsipher, XanGo, LLC

Panelists: John S. Hurley, Boeing Corporation
Mike Twelves, Corus Automotive
Sarah Bearder, Datactics, Ltd.
Kennan Flanagan, Computer Sciences Corporation

11:00-12:30

Panel: Life Sciences Grids Go Enterprise: The Grid-as-a-Service Approach

Life Sciences organizations have been among the first to embrace grid computing and the efficiencies it offers, combining the technology with cutting-edge R&D approaches to speed the early stages of drug discovery. Now, many of these companies are absorbing grid into their corporate-wide computing strategy and offering the capability as a service from central IT. This approach is a natural step in the evolution of grid from an R&D tool to an enterprise service. In this panel discussion, Life Sciences professionals who are considering, investigating or deploying such strategies will share their experiences and ideas about how to plan, execute, and ensure success.

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Location: Georgian (Mezz)

Moderated by: Jikku Venkat, United Devices

Panelist: Jeff Mathers, Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Piotr Sliz, HHMI and Harvard Medical School
Eduardo Loyola, Director of Consultancy, Helide
Prof. Yike Guo, InforSense

11:00-12:30

International Grid Adoption: Japan Case Study

Grid adoption is being fostered throughout the world through a
combination of public and private investment. Although most government
investment has been for eScience initiatives, many of these "regional
grids" have aspirations that include enabling regional economic
development and business growth. This panel will begin with a broad
overview of regional grid initiatives including efforts by the European
Commission, US NSF/DOE, and Japan's MIETI. It will then compare and
contrast the findings of two recent studies of commercial grid adoption
in Japan and the US - highlighting grid adoption characteristics within
specific sectors and comparing and contrasting approaches, adoption
rates, lessons learned and challenges faced. The panel will provide a
lively discussion that uses recent economic studies and specific
examples of public/private collaboration within Japan to highlight
issues and opportunities concerning regional grid adoption and economic
development.

Presentation will be posted soon.

Location: Arlington (Mezz)

Panelists:
Robert B. Cohen, Economic Strategy Institute
Wolfgang Gentzsch, D-Grid, MCNC, and RENCI
Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Takehiko Kato, President, Engineous Japan, a vendor that has worked closely with the auto and heavy equipment industries in the US and Japan.

12:30-2:00 Lunch and Displays, Plaza
2:00-3:30

Panel: Insights into Broad Grid Deployment in the Enterprise

Businesses today are adopting grid computing to harness the processing power of existing computers to analyze complex, data intensive applications. As data volumes continue to grow and IT spending is limited, grid computing is a strategic alternative to resolve this dilemma. In order to gain a competitive advantage, companies must be innovative and discover ways to improve cost savings, increase business agility and enhance collaboration throughout the enterprise. This panel will discuss the different ways that grid computing is being adopted and deployed and provide insight to the future of grid computing technologies. The panel will consist of businesses from various industries who will share their grid implementations and the value of grid computing in their organizations.

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Location: Imperial Ballroom

Moderated by Cheryl Doninger, SAS

Panelists :
Gary Tyreman, Platform Computing
Peter Westfall, Texas Tech University
Chuck Howland, Acxiom Corporation

2:00-3:30

Panel: Trends, Issues and Opportunities: Industry Analysts Sound Off on the Future of Grid Computing

Commercial adoption of grid computing continues to rise, and with it a whole host of complementary technologies that are changing the data center. What are the issues that impede greater adoption, from the cultural to the technical? From grids to virtualization to the service-oriented enterprise, industry analysts will discuss these technology trends and the opportunities at hand. Industry analysts will discuss how grid is taking its place among dynamic enterprise architectures, helping to cut costs and increase business agility by better matching IT use to business service level requirements.

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Location: Georgian (Mezz)

Panelists:
Frank Gillett, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Joe Clabby, Summit Strategies
Carl Claunch, Research VP, Gartner Research

2:00-3:30

Panel: The Different Faces of IT as a Service

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The industry has envisioned a new world of distributed computing where application services execute on shared resources that are dynamically allocated and managed in an automated, efficient and utility-like manner. The journey to this new world involves the transformation from vertically integrated silos to horizontally integrated infrastructure
and applications that delivery IT as a service. Terms such as grid, virtualization, service-orientation and utility seek describe important aspects of this new world. However, like the well-known fable of the blind men and the elephant, it is difficult to understand the reality behind the words and how the various terms fit together. This panel will explore how these popular terms relate to each other and how when combined with industry standards begin to realize the transformation to this new world of distributed computing.

Location: Arlington (Mezz)

Moderated by Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab

Panelists:
Dave Cohen, Merrill Lynch
Moshe Bar, CTO, XenSource
Tom Maguire, EMC

3:30-4:00 Break, Plaza

4:00-
5:00

Panel: At the End of the Day - It's All About the Applications

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GridWorld has focused on the life cycle of an enterprise’s approach to Grid – explore, adopt, deploy. One of the last challenges of Grid deployment is getting the applications on the Grid. No organization deploys a grid for the sake of having a grid. With financial and time-sensitive pressures increasing, companies in all industries need more immediate and more accurate answers to the most critical business decisions. Companies turn to the power of grid computing to make these decisions faster and more accurately. These sensitive decisions are dependent on complex applications. Fully deployed, Grids should be transparent, invisible to the user, with the applications front and centre. That is why we end Grid World with an expert panel on applications.

The problem: most applications contain intricate algorithms that are not designed for migration to distributed environments. Companies can feel that they are left with one of two alternatives: spending thousands of dollars on re-writing the applications or rejecting grid computing as a solution.

Our panelists will discuss how a new application-centric approach to grid or distributed computing overcomes application challenges on the Grid. They will focus on the approach, their experiences, and results.

They will offer recommendations on how companies can efficiently migrate to a distributed environment - optimizing response times, increasing scalability, obtaining real-time analysis – all while saving time and costs. Altering any of the underlying logic and algorithms of an application(s); suffering through lengthy conversion times; and changing hardware configurations are all unnecessary.

End your time at GridWorld with serious, practical advice on how to move your applications towards the Grid.

Location: Imperial Ballroom


Moderator: Walter Stewart


Panelists:
Kurt Ziegler, ASPEED Software
Nick Tzannetakis, Noesis
Cheryl Doninger, SAS


 

 

 

 

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