David Andersen is an associate professor in the Computer Science department at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from MIT, and received B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Biology from the University of Utah. Before joining MIT, he was a co-founder and CTO of an Internet Service Provider in Salt Lake City. His research is focused on computer systems in the networked environment. Andersen’s research and published talks can be accessed through Carnegie Mellon and Google Scholar.
Thomas S. Bain
Thomas S. Bain, CGEIT, CISM, CRISC, is an information technology professional with more than three decades of financial services experience. Currently, he is a managing director at BlackRock and is Chief Administrative Officer for BlackRock’s Aladdin Product Group. Previously at BlackRock, Bain managed the technology and corporate services departments and founded the business continuity, information security, internal audit, and technology risk management departments. Before joining BlackRock in 1994, Bain was employed in technology roles at CS First Boston, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and ITT Avionics.
Ian O’Connell is an accomplished software engineer with a decade of experience in Silicon Valley. His unique expertise in monitoring, performance and scalability is derived from leading projects for several successful companies. He currently works at Stripe, driving mission-critical projects including the architecture and design of the underlying infrastructure that processes billions of dollars a year. Previously, Ian was at Twitter, where he led development on several data-processing-related open source libraries, including Scalding, Bijection and Summingbird. He holds a MSc degree in computer science from Trinity College in Dublin.
Carl Waldspurger has a long record of innovation in systems software and resource management. As a consultant and technical advisor, he works closely with engineering and research teams on a range of topics including resource management, performance analytics, storage caching, security and hardware support for processor-level QoS. While at VMware, Waldspurger led the design and implementation of processor scheduling and memory management for the ESX hypervisor, and was the architect for the VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT, for which he received the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.