We are planning to streamcast the talk using Periscope AND/OR youtube’s SIJP Channel. Please check this site or check Jame’s Twitter page just before the talk for more information. Please use #JWAtSIJP for Twitter hashtag for live questions.
If you are coming from Seattle using I520, take 148th Ave NE exit to the South, then turn right onto NE 24th St at the signal. You will see the entrance of BCA2 on your right, immediately after the gas station.
taking right turn onto NE24th St
Direction to BCA2 (if it is not full)
Direction to BCA1 (in case BCA2 is full)
Please follow the guide staff.
On the satellite image below, you can find BCA2 at North of the gas station.
今回はMicrosoftのDistinguished Engineerであり、EvangelistでもあるJames Whittakerさんをお招きして、近代社会における関心事の一つである「The Internet of Things」に関する講演会を行います。技術の進歩に伴い変化する私たちの生活などについて、大手IT企業はどのように捉えているのか。 この度はMicrosoftの最前線で活躍され、また、YouTubeなどで数々のトークショーを行ってきたJames Whittakerさんに講演して頂きます。(講演会は英語で行われます。)
場所：Bellevue Children’s Academy
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Microsoft Distinguished Technical Evangelist James Whittaker talk
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Networking time
日程：11月14日(土) 14:00 – 16:00
会場：Savery Hall 131, University of Washington
SIJP Lecture Series: “PerfKit: Benchmarking the Cloud” by Anthony Voellm (Cloud Performance Manager at Google)
Abstract — This talk will cover a quick intro into Cloud and then focus on how to measure and compare cloud performance. Central to the talk will be a discussion of PerfKitBenchmarker an OpenSource Cloud benchmarking effort Google is leading. It has over 33+ companies and intuitions participating including Stanford, MIT, EPFL, Microsoft, Rackspace, Intel, and ARM. It is also the #3 most popular Google Cloud Platform OpenSource Github project. If you develop for the Cloud or plan to this talk will give you a lot to think about and employer you to make better decisions.
Bio — Anthony F. Voellm is currently leading the Google Cloud Performance Team and has a wide range of experience from kernel and database engines to graphics and automated image and map extraction from satellite images. Anthony is an avid inventor with 7 technology patents issued. In his current role at Google Anthony is focused on delivering Price Performance to existing products like Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage while also innovating new offerings. Anthony holds a Master of Science from George Washington University, BA in Physics and a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Vermont.
After graduating from Kyoto University (BA, Law), Akemi joined Daiwa Securities Co., Ltd. as one of first women who were on the corporate management career path for the company. She was granted MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business while she was holding senior analyst position at Daiwa Securities Co., Ltd. A couple of years after MBA, Akemi joined Microsoft to become the product manager for the first Japanese version of Microsoft Word, and then contributed the launch and releases of Microsoft products including Windows 95 and Internet Explorer. In the year 2000, she joined Open Interface North America as original founding CEO. Last year she founded Five Senses, Inc., to introduce Japan’s traditional arts and crafts to the world. Akemi is a board member of Japan-America Society of Washington State and Ikebana International Seattle Chapter.
Lessons from graduation to the first corporate life in Japan
Reasons and motivations of taking challenge to MBA at Stanford University GSB
Impressions from the days of MBA at Stanford University GSB
Things after MBA in Japanese companies
Discoveries of “true desire” from career at Microsoft and Open Interface North America, Inc.
Messages to dear young fellows… “Every encounter leads to something!”
１９９４年よりロータス株式会社の製品開発分野を歴任後、マイクロソフト株式会社（現日本マイクロソフト）を経て、２００１年米国Microsoft Corporation入社。Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 のリリースを手掛け、現在は同社Operating System 部門のプリンシパルリードを務める。モットーは理解せずには前に進まない