Keynote

Data Center World Global Local Atlanta will feature an exciting and informative keynote address from Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann, Senior Manager and Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Read on to learn more...

Big Data Gets Physical

Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann, Senior Manager and Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Keynote Description: While in the past most information on the internet was generated by humans or computers, with the emergence of the Internet of Things, vast amount of data is now being created by sensors from devices, machines etc, which are placed in the physical world. Here we highlight a series of illustrative applications enabled by massive data processing to illustrate the implications for the computing infrastructure. One example will include processing and analyzing satellite data sets to optimize grape production for Gallo Wineries.

About Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann: Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann is currently a Senior Manager and Distinguished Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. He received his PhD from the University of Göttingen in Germany. In 1999 he joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where is leading the Physical Analytics and cognitive Internet of Things program. Hamann’s current research interest includes sensor networks, sensor-based physical modeling, machine-learning, artificial intelligence as well as big data technologies. Hamann has authored and co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers and holds over 120 patents and has over 130 pending patent applications. Dr. Hamann is an IBM Master Inventor, a member to the IBM Academy of Technology and has served on governmental committees such as the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation and as an industrial advisor to Universities. He won several awards including the 2016 AIP Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the NY Academy of Sciences.