Invited Industry/Gov Talks

Saturday, July 30, 2016

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Distributed Network Monitoring

Stefano Gridelli
Co-Founder and CEO, NetBeez Inc.

Abstract: Enterprise networks are becoming increasingly complex, with applications living on hybrid clouds and network connectivity being provided by multiple mediums (wired, wireless, VPN, etc.) This complexity has made end-user experience visibility more important than ever. One very effective solution to the problem of end-user visibility is distributed network monitoring. In distributed network monitoring, multiple sensors are deployed within the network infrastructure to measure network and application performance and detect connectivity and performance degradation issues that could impact network users and critical applications. The performance data generated by the sensors is collected in a central repository for further processing and analysis. External systems like data analytics and software-defined network controllers stand to benefit from this data. Consequently, having application program interfaces (APIs) and integration with third party tools is very important. In this session, we will introduce a commercial distributed network monitoring solution called NetBeez, and show how NetBeez integrates with other tools like Splunk and Slack to enable network operators to be more proactive and effective in solving user-affecting network issues.


Bio: Stefano Gridelli is cofounder and CEO of NetBeez, a Pittsburgh-based company that has released a distributed network monitoring solution for enterprises. Before NetBeez, Stefano worked as a network engineer, leading network design and implementation projects in complex network environments. Stefano holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Milan, Italy, and a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Open data and innovation in local governments (tentative title)

Laura Meixell
Analytic and Strategy Manager, City of Pittsburgh

Abstract: TBD

Bio: TBD

Sharpest tool in the Hadoop toolbox

Stephen Gregory Walkauskas
Software Engineering Manager, HP/Vertica
Bob Hansen
Software Engineer, HP/Vertica

Abstract: TBD

Bio: TBD