Big Data: The Future Today

The Department of Computer Science will host an Industry Seminar  by Patricia Florissi, VP & Global CTO for Sales, EMC Corporation.  Patricia will talk on, " Big Data: The Future Today".

The availability of new data, be it from businesses, from scientific experiments, from social networks, or from the Internet of Things (IoT) are ushering in a new era of scientific enlightenment, social revolution and business Darwinism.  These new eras will fundamentally reshape the way we work, live, and think, and will retrain us to interact with the ecosystem around us.

In this presentation, Patricia will touch upon many facets of this emerging Big Data world that is, on one hand, enabling the creation of the Digital Image of our physical universe and, on the other hand, redrawing its future form.

Patricia Florissi is Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sales. As Global CTO for Sales, Patricia helps define mid and long term technology strategy, representing the needs of the broader EMC ecosystem in EMC strategic initiatives. Patricia also acts as the liaison between EMC and our customers and partners, to foster stronger alliances and deliver higher value to EMC clientele. Patricia holds the honorary title of EMC Distinguished Engineer, having been nominated in October 2007.

Patricia is an EMC Distinguished Engineer, holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York, graduated valedictorian with an MBA at the Stern Business School in EMC Corporation 176 South Street, Hopkinton, Massachusetts 01748-9103 • 508-435-1000 New York University, and has a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from
the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Brazil. Patricia holds multiple patents, and has published in periodicals including Computer Networks and IEEE Proceedings.

Tue, 10 May 2016 - 13:00

Computer Science Lecture Theatre 2A, Upper Campus, UCT