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IBM keynote at Big Data and Analytics Forum

IBM Research senior research scientist Arun Vishwanath has been named as keynote for the inaugural AIRAH Big Data and Analytics Forum.

A specialist in the Internet of Things (IoT), software-defined networking (SDN), energy systems, and renewable energy, Vishwanath will kick off proceedings at the Forum, which will be held in Sydney on August 1.

“It’s quite the coup for an inaugural event such as AIRAH’s Big Data and Analytics Forum to secure a keynote speaker the calibre of Arun,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH.

“His focus is on IoT applications, with an emphasis on data-driven analytics for improving the energy-cost footprints of built environments. We expect Arun to perfectly set the tone for the speakers who will follow.”

Speakers will cover a broad range of issues across the realm of big data.

Sessions cover topics such as using data analytics to reduce energy consumption and improve asset management procedures, change management when transitioning to analytics, and key trends in analytics.

“In recent times, there has been growing interest in using big data and analytics to proactively control and optimise building HVAC&R systems,” Gleeson says. “The Big Data and Analytics Forum is a chance to break down the issues around big data, and look at how we, as an industry, can improve the built environment’s operational efficiencies.”

Vishwanath is involved in SDN research and has explored topics such as net neutrality and internet fast lanes; energy efficiency of the internet; and networks with near-zero buffers.

He has published more than 60 refereed papers, is the author of 20 US patents, holds seven patents, and has been a keynote speaker at several leading conferences and events on the topic of big data and analytics.

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