Rob leads architecture for Distributed Data Engineering at Akamai, building compute, storage, and transport systems processing over an exabyte a year. He is the author of 10 patents in distributed computing, chair of the Akamai Center of Excellence in Machine Learning, and creator of Denoising Genomic Sequences for unstructured data. Rob is an active speaker at DEF CON, and founder of the BSides Las Vegas & BSides Orlando ‘Ground Truth’ tracks on applications of data science & Big Data to security. He was also the founder of Red Lambda, and its former CTO.
The evolution of planetary-scale data systems has far-reaching impact on everyone. There is a paradox, however: the larger systems become, the more difficult less complicated things become. As massively-distributed, exascale data systems take the scene, substantial research and innovation drives change at the most fundamental levels of the Internet. Rob will discuss the evolution of Big Data systems that are “too big to exist”, their impact on the future in general, and give a glimpse at what the future may hold for some of the Internet’s largest services.