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A State of the Union Panel Discussion on Apache Spark / Big Data Innovation

January 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the 1st Spark Meetup in 2017 for A State of the Union Panel Discussion on Apache Spark / Big Data Innovation in the US!  More details to follow.  Intel, the South Big Data Hubs, and WeWork are sponsoring this event at MetiStream’s new offices at WeWork so get ready for a fun time!  We’ll be having a panel discussion and a networking event prior to the panel talks that will give you an opportunity for an intimate meet & greet with our esteemed panel members.


Melvin Greer is Director Data Science and Analytics, Intel Corporation. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Federal Agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in Cloud Computing, Synthetic Biology and IoT Bio-sensors for edge analytics.  He functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies, including Nanotechnology, Additive Manufacturing and Gamification. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Mr. Greer is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and U.S. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, GUIRR.  In addition to his professional and investment roles, he is Founder and Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, focused on research and deployment of a 21st Century Leadership Model.

Fen Zhao is an Interdisciplinary Staff Associate. Dr. Zhao focuses on building public – private partnerships and leads the National Science Foundation (NSF) Big Data Hubs & Spokes program. Prior to joining CISE OAD, Dr. Zhao was a AAAS Fellow at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy working on national security S&T issues. Before her work in the public sector, Dr. Zhao was an associate with McKinsey and Company’s Risk Management Practice, serving public sector clients in the mortgage and debt markets. Fen received a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University and her BS from MIT. Her doctoral research was conducted at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at SLAC National Accelerator Labs, where she developed supercomputing astrophysical simulations of magnetic fields within the early universe.

A State of the Union Panel Discussion on Apache Spark / Big Data Innovation


January 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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