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BigData@CSAIL Lecture Series: Running a start up inside the world’s largest privately owned technology company

Date: 
October 28, 2015 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Patil (Kiva) Conference Room G449, Stata Center
Speaker Name: 
Aidan O'Brien, Senior Director, Strategic Big Data Initiative, EMC Corporation
Abstract: 

Aidan O’Brien is running EMC’s Strategic Big Data Initiative. This program has been designed to both establish EMC as a leader in the big data market and accelerate the transformation of how the 30-year-old storage giant does business. Come and learn about their early results, some of the biggest challenges they have faced over the last 2 years and how they’ve sought to address them, and what still remains to be done.

Biography: 
Aidan O'Brien joined EMC four years ago as part of the Global Services Group. Aidan now runs the firm’s Strategic Big Data Initiative. He has built out a cross functional team to develop and drive Big Data Solutions that leverage and complement the various technology products that EMC brings to market. Prior to EMC, Aidan spent some time in the Indian outsourcing industry and a decade in Andersen Consulting/Accenture. Originally an Oxford economist, a missed vocation as a professional soccer player in the UK led to him turning to technology consulting.