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A Genomics Roundtable: Building a Global Data Environment for Decentralized Scientific Research
Scientific research organizations today are largely decentralized. Instruments, labs, compute and storage infrastructure, applications, and end users are rarely geographically co-located. The tools to efficiently and securely make data available to those who need it have been lagging.  Until now… 

Join this interactive roundtable to learn and discuss:
1. Evolving requirements and tools for data accessibility and collaboration
2. Data classification and data management across users, datacenters, and clouds
3. Best practices for leveraging hybrid cloud to access the optimal applications, compute resources, and data sets to accelerate time to results


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Molly Presley
SVP, Marketing @Hammerspace
Molly brings over 15 years of product and growth marketing leadership experience to the Hammerspace team. Molly has led the marketing organization and strategy at fast growth, innovators such as Pantheon Platform, Qumulo, Quantum Corporation, DataDirect Networks (DDN), and SpectraLogic. In these companies she was responsible for the go-to-market strategy for SaaS, hybrid cloud, and data center solutions across a range of data intensive verticals and use cases. At Hammerspace, Molly will lead the marketing organization and be responsible for inspiring data creators and data users to take full advantage of a truly global data environment.
Douglas Fallstrom
SVP, Product @Hammerspace
Douglas Fallstrom, co-founder and SVP of Products & Operations is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in enterprise storage and data management. He is responsible for the productization of Hammerspace and general operations of the business. Douglas spends a great deal of time with our customers and partners engaging and educating them on our products, use cases and value proposition. Additionally, he also works collaboratively with our engineering team on details large and small to ensure a world-class solution.
Brad Winett
President @TrackIt
TrackIt is an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner specializing in cloud management, consulting, and software development solutions based in Los Angeles. TrackIt specializes in Modern Software Development, DevOps, Infrastructure-As-Code, Serverless, CI/CD, and Containerization with specialized expertise in Media & Entertainment workflows, High-Performance Computing environments, and data storage. TrackIt’s forté is cutting-edge software design with deep expertise in containerization, serverless architectures, and innovative pipeline development. The TrackIt team can help you architect, design, build and deploy a customized solution tailored to your exact requirements.
Floyd Christofferson
VP, Product Marketing @Hammerspace
Floyd Christofferson brings more than 25 years of content creation, content management and storage expertise focused on the methods and technologies needed to use and manage massive volumes of data. Most recently, he was CEO of StrongBox Data Solutions, an autonomous data management and data archiving provider. Previously, Christofferson served as CMO at Arcitecta IP Pty Ltd, a comprehensive data management platform company, and as Director, Storage Product Marketing at SGI for its InfiniteStorage products.
Laura Boykin Okalebo, PhD
TED Senior Fellow and Senior Scientific Consultant at BioTeam @BioTeam
Dr. Laura Boykin Okalebo is currently a Senior Scientific Consultant at BioTeam and a TED Senior Fellow with 22 years’ experience with genomics and high-performance computing research and solutions for real world problems. Prior to joining BioTeam and NEI she was using portable genomics and supercomputing to help small holder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa control whiteflies and viruses, which have devastated cassava crops, a staple food for more than 800 million people globally. Along with scientists in East Africa, she founded the Cassava Virus Action Project to roll out portable DNA sequencing and analysis to farmers. The team also trained local communities in the use of these technologies to tackle future outbreaks. A TED Senior Fellow, Boykin was awarded the Gifted Citizen Prize at the Ciudad de las Ideas Festival in 2017. The prize is given to the best social entrepreneurship project that is having a large-scale impact on humanity’s most pressing issues.