Data Cloud Europe: iMasons Panel
Datacloud Europe is one of the key events on the digital infrastructure industry calendar. Infrastructure Masons contributed high quality content and thought leadership at the conference with our iM Panel, iM Local Edition, and awarding the industry’s 1st diversity award – iM Diversity Champion Award.
- June 13, 2018; 10:20-11:10
- Central Theatre (Grimaldi Forum)
Dean Nelson (iM Founder and Chairman), Curt Belusar (iM End User Advisory Council) and Dr. Julie Albright (iM Board Member) participanted in a discussion of how the unprecedented growth in digital infrastructure has influenced society. Topics included the opportunities and threats as digital infrastructure expands and underpins every aspect of human life.
Julie is a digital sociologist (the world’s 1st) from University of South California and focuses on the intersection of digital technology and behaviour and the impact of these technologies on society. Julie is the go-to expert on digital culture.
Dean has led over $7B in infrastructure projects in 9 countries and has produced numerous award winning innovations in mission critical facilities and compute environments.
Curt is the head of Hardware and Advanced System Engineering for Apple’s Internet Services Organization. Curt is responsible for leading his organization to develop Apple’s next generation hyperscale server and storage platforms and leads the team in architecting and executing the development of next generation platforms and technologies for Apple’s internet services data center solutions.
1. Can the Center hold?
Data Centers run counter to the decentralization trend – they are very centralized. Eventually everyone will be their own node in a peer to peer consensus based network. Can the Center hold in the context of the rising demand for a no latency life?
2. Truth and lies in a connected world
Centralized services have fallen short in terms of highly personalized relevancy and trust- we see this with Facebook’s algorithms that try to serve all users and their human clean-up efforts requiring an increase from 7500 to over 20000 hired content moderators. In the relentless march toward automation, is “human in the loop” still necessary as a check and balance to bad actors in the system?