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2U Twin^2 SolutionsSupermicro® Datacenter Innovation Summit

Thank you for joining us at the Datacenter Innovation Summit, sponsored by FORTUNE Knowledge Group and Supermicro. We hope you had an unforgettable experience learning about trendsetting ideas, viewing the latest Intel® solutions from Supermicro, and networking with industry thought leaders.

See below for highlights, videos, presentations and more.

Event higlights

IT executives and professionals from top global brands convened in New York City on Tuesday, November 7th for one incredible day of unprecedented content, solutions and networking.

Here are some of the key event highlights:

  • Former CIO of the U.S. Government Tony Scott opened the summit with a report from tomorrow, outlining how cybersecurity, blockchain, cloud maturation, AI/machine learning, and 5G are defining the future IT infrastructure.
  • Charles Liang, Supermicro CEO and founder, shared his vision about the future of IT infrastructure and the latest Intel® solutions from Supermicro that are reshaping the future of datacenters.
  • Sudhir Kalra, global head of enterprise datacenters at Morgan Stanley, discussed how the global financial services firm is evolving its digital strategy — and its IT infrastructure — to accommodate new world business demands.
  • CTO of IT at Intel Shesha Krishnapura provided a glimpse into how Intel is building hyper-scale data centers using its ‘Rack-Scale Design' architecture that heralds a new generation of infrastructure to handle the most demanding, dynamic workloads imaginable.
Event speakers

An agenda of world-class presenters discussed the future of data centers and innovation in enterprise IT. Download their presentations and view their biographies below.

Charles Liang
Charles Liang
President & CEO, Supermicro

Charles Liang founded Supermicro and has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since our inception in September 1993. Mr. Liang has been developing server system architectures and technologies for the past two decades. From July 1991 to August 1993, Mr. Liang was President and Chief Design Engineer of Micro Center Computer Inc., a high-end motherboard design and manufacturing company. From January 1988 to April 1991, Mr. Liang was Senior Design Engineer and Project Leader for Chips & Technologies, Inc., a chipset technology company, and Suntek Information International Group, a system and software development company. Mr. Liang has been granted many server technology patents. Mr. Liang holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University of Science & Technology in Taiwan.

Tony Scott
Tony Scott
former Federal CIO, U.S. Government

Tony Scott is America's CIO. He's filled that role at the Walt Disney Company, Microsoft and VMware, and served as the third Federal CIO of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama. As a pioneer of cloud computing, he's also helped drive one of today's biggest sources of digital disruption and defined enterprise IT. In this exclusive keynote, Scott will explore the forces transforming the modern-day datacenter, applying his unique perspective on the history of disruptive technologies to examine where IT is heading in the future.

Shesha Krishnapura
Shesha Krishnapura
Intel Fellow and CTO of Intel IT

Shesha Krishnapura is Intel Fellow and Intel IT Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for driving continuous transformation of Intel Data Center Facilities, High Performance Computing (HPC) for Electronic Design Automation (EDA), and optimal computing platforms for Enterprise Computing. Since 2001, he is leading the enablement of optimized Intel Architecture (IA) based platforms in EDA industry and driving EDA application vendors to bring just-in-time IA optimized solutions for silicon design engineers. Shesha is founding chair of external EDA computing board of advisors which influences compute platform standards at EDA vendors. His external enablement has resulted in more than 80 press releases, articles, web casts, and pod casts.

Sudhir Kalra
Sudhir Kalra
Global Head of Enterprise Datacenters, Morgan Stanley

Sudhir Kalra is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in the Core Infrastructure division with over 25 years of experience in global engineering, operations & management of data centers and corporate real estate portfolios. Sudhir serves as the Global Head of Enterprise Data Centers and has been at Morgan Stanley for over ten years. Sudhir is a board member of the 7X24 Exchange New York City Metro Chapter and serves on the fund-raising committee for the Ronald McDonald House charity. Sudhir’s hobbies (golfing and car racing) help him burn through his earnings, but teach him a lot about risk management, persistence and safety, which helps him better manage the firm’s data center portfolio.

Andrew Nusca
Andrew Nusca
Digital Editor, FORTUNE

Andrew Nusca is the digital editor of Fortune and co-chair of its Brainstorm Tech conference. He also directs technology coverage across all Time Inc. publications. He is based in New York.

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Event agenda

The Summit featured real world case studies, product showcases, presentations from the best and brightest IT leaders, and opportunities to network with thought leaders. Attendees walked away with practical steps on how to revitalize and rejuvenate their current data center and infrastructure. See full agenda below.

11:00 AM
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
Supermicro Welcome and Opening Remarks
01:15 PM
Opening Keynote: A Report from Tomorrow
Tony Scott - Federal CIO of the United States (2015-2017) and formerly CIO with Walt Disney Company, Microsoft and VMWare
02:00 PM
One-on-One Interview with Supermicro President and CEO, Charles Liang
Charles Liang - Supermicro President and CEO
Andrew Nusca - Digital Editor, FORTUNE
02:30 PM
Disaggregated Computing Powers one of the World’s Most Efficient Datacenters
Shesha Krishapura - Intel Fellow and CTO of Intel IT
Andrew Nusca - Digital Editor, FORTUNE
03:15 PM
Supermicro Product Showcase
Don Clegg and Supermicro Product Managers
03:35 PM
03:45 PM
One-on-one Interview: The Wall Street Perspective
Morgan Stanley’s Sudhir Kalra, Global Head of Enterprise Datacenters and FORTUNE Knowledge Group Editor John Gallant
04:10 PM
Panel: Starting Today, What Enterprises Need to Do Right Now to Prepare Their Datacenters for the Future
Panelists: Shesha Krishnapura (Intel), Sudhir Kalra (Morgan), Charles Liang (Supermicro) Moderator: Andrew Nusca - Digital Editor, FORTUNE
04:55 PM
Closing Comments
05:00 PM
Networking Happy Hour and Product Showcase
Event videos

Watch live videos from the event below.

Supermicro Datacenter Innovation Summit Event Highlights

On November 7, technology and industry experts gathered together at the Datacenter Innovation Summit. Attendees experienced real world case studies, saw the latest Supermicro lineup and heard from the best and the brightest IT leaders. Watch the video to get a taste of the event.

Thought Leadership

See world-class presenters such as Supermicro President & CEO, Charles Liang, Supermicro Product Managers, and Intel's CTO of IT Shesha Krishnapura discuss new strategic visions of the data center and emerging products that can reshape enterprise architecture to handle the demands of digital business.

Tony Scott Interview

Tony Scott, former federal CIO of the United States, sits down with FORTUNE Digital Editor, John Gallant to discuss technology and trends such as cybersecurity, cloud maturation, blockchain, AI/machine learning, and 5G, that are redefining the future of IT.

Charles Liang Interview

FORTUNE Digital Editor Andrew Nusca sits down with Supermicro Founder & CEO Charles Liang to get his perspective about the future of IT infrastructure and the latest Intel® solutions from Supermicro that are reshaping the future of datacenters..

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