Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Talk on Grid Computing, Cloud Computing and e-Business: The High-Tech Future World of Global Business and Computing in the 21st Century

The Manila Futurists Society, in cooperation with FEU's Research Department, holds its free seminar-event entitled

"Grid Computing, Cloud Computing, and e-Business: The High-Tech Future World of Global Business and Computing in the 21st

to be held on Thursday, June 26, 2008, 10AM
at the FEU University Conference Center, FEU Morayta, Manila

Guest Speaker:

Rafael Saldaña, Ph.D.
Ateneo Grid and High Performance Computing Group
Ateneo de Manila University


Two emerging technologies in high-end information and communications technology (ICT) are “grid computing” and “cloud computing” technologies.

Government laboratories and scientific organizations worldwide have been using grid technologies for several years, solving some of the most complex and important problems facing mankind. Now grid computing is becoming a critical component of day-to-day business.

Imagine this scenario:

· Investment portfolio is analyzed in minutes rather than hours
· Drug discovery process is significantly accelerated
· The design time of products is cut in half while reducing instances of defects
· Business research teams around the world are united to take advantage of the most up-to-date knowledge

According to IBM, today’s challenging business climate requires continuous innovation to differentiate products and services. Business must adjust dynamically and efficiently to marketplace shifts and customer demands.

This talk will focus on grid computing, cloud computing and their impact on doing e-business in a high-technology world of the future.

Master of Ceremonies is Manila Futurist Lei Kalina, also chief strategist and media practitioner from Powerhaus Media Professionals.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Rafael Saldaña earned his Ph.D. from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is an associate professor of applied mathematics and computing in the School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, editor-in-chief of the Philippine Information Technology Journal (PITJ) and past president of the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP).
With his research interests including grid and high performance computing, Dr. Saldaña
is co-principal investigator of two international projects related to grid computing: ONCO-MEDIA Project (funded by the French Government's ICT Asia Regional Program) and EUASIAGRID Project (funded by the European Commission FP7 Program).


1 comment:

Kurt Junshean Espinosa said...

I read in an inquirer article just recently that a big issue here is also about protecting sensitive data.