Stuart Feldman (Google)
The Cloudy Future - Challenges of Scale, Implications for the World
As Google's Vice President of Engineering, Stuart Feldman is responsible for the health and productivity of Google’s engineering offices in the eastern part of the Americas, Asia, and Australia. He also has executive responsibility for a number of Google products.
Before joining Google, he worked at IBM for 11 years. Most recently, he was Vice President for Computer Science in IBM Research, where he drove the long-term and exploratory worldwide science strategy in computer science and related fields, led programs for open collaborative research with universities, and influenced national and global computer science policy.
Prior to that, Feldman served as Vice President for Internet Technology and was responsible for IBM strategies, standards, and policies relating to the future of the Internet, and managed a department that created experimental Internet-based applications. Earlier, he was the founding Director of IBM’s Institute for Advanced Commerce, which was dedicated to creating intellectual leadership in e-commerce.
Before joining IBM in mid-1995, he was a computer science researcher at Bell Labs and a research manager at Bellcore (now Telcordia). In addition, he was the creator of Make as well as the architect for a large new line of software products at Bellcore.
Michael Stonebraker (MIT)
Enterprise Database Applications and the Cloud -- A Difficult Road Ahead
Dr. Stonebraker has been a pioneer of data base research and technology for more than
a quarter of a century. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS,
and the object-relational DBMS, POSTGRES. These prototypes were developed at the
University of California at Berkeley where Stonebraker was a Professor of Computer
Science for twenty five years. More recently at M.I.T. he was a co-architect of the
Aurora/Borealis stream processing engine, the C-Store column-oriented DBMS, and the
H-Store transaction processing engine. Currently, he is working on science-oriented
DBMSs, OLTP DBMSs, and scalable data curation. He is the founder of five venture capital backed startups,
which commercialized his prototypes. Presently he serves as
Chief Technology Officer of VoltDB and Paradigm4, Inc.
Professor Stonebraker is the author of scores of research papers on data base technology,
operating systems and the architecture of system software services. He was awarded
the ACM System Software Award in 1992, for his work on INGRES. Additionally, he
was awarded the first annual Innovation award by the ACM SIGMOD special interest
group in 1994, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997. He
was awarded the IEEE John Von Neumann award in 2005, and is presently an Adjunct
Professor of Computer Science at M.I.T, where he is co-director of the new Intel Science
and Technology Center focused on big data.