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Annual Technical meeting December 3, 2014

Location: WesternGeco - Click HERE for visitors guide.


HPC: Up Front & Personal 


Morning Program


8:30-9:30                       Continental Breakfast, Badge pick-up, Registration 

9:30-9:45                       Introductions – Facility Overview – Magdy Ishak, Schlumberger

 Meeting Overview – Gary Crouse, Executive Director 

9:45-10:30                     Keynote Address – Michael Feldman, Senior Analyst, Intersect360 Research 

10:30-10:45                   BREAK 

10:45-11:30                   Plenary – Ron Van Holst, Executive Director, Compute Ontario 

11:30-12:30                   LUNCH / Networking 

Afternoon Program


12:30-1:15                    Session 1 – Mike Booth, Benchmarking Expert, D-Wave Systems 

1:15-1:30                      BREAK 

1:30-2:15                      Session 2 – Swarat Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor, Rice University 

2:15-2:30                      BREAK 

2:30-3:00                       Panel Session – Michael Feldman from Intersect360 will moderated a lively, fast-paced vendor showdown panel session teams of vendors facing critical questions of the Intersect360 analysts, a team of end users, the media and press, and the audience. 

3:00-3:15                       Wrap-up – Earl J. Dodd, President 

3:15                              MEETING ADJOURNS


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