CS 201: Piles and Piles for Miles and Miles, CHRIS SURDAK, Accenture
Nov 22, 2011
from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM
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Piles and Piles for Miles and Miles
Social Media is generating sweeping changes throughout our society. While many of these changes are for the better, some impacts are less obvious, less pleasant, and far more insidious than most technologists and business people realize. Moore’s law has become so pervasive a meme (an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture, similar to genes in biological systems), that it is indeed used to characterize many exponential-growth relationships, as if such relentless compounding were now the norm in our society. However with Social Media, we appear to be entering a new growth era, following a new paradigm: that of Moore’s Law squared. There is an unintended consequence of Social Media, related to storing the astronomical volume of information generated and shared across the network. This vast trove of information, in the form of documents, emails, tweets, and posts, can and does allow third parties to probe our thoughts and our pasts in order to profile us as either potential threats, customers, or perhaps both. The ways in which what you share can be used to identify and characterize you are only slowly becoming apparent to the masses.
Christopher Surdak is an industry-recognized expert in Collaboration and Content Management, Information Security, Regulatory Compliance, and Cloud Computing with nearly 20 years of professional experience. Presently, he is the senior manager for storage technologies for Accenture, where he helps Fortune 500 companies design and implement enterprise-scale information management systems.
Mr. Surdak has held similar roles with Siemens, Dell, Citibank, and Mars & Company. Mr. Surdak began his career with Lockheed Martin Astrospace, where he was a spacecraft systems engineer for a range of spacecraft programs including GPS Flight 2, Landsat 6 and 7, Telstar, Intelsat, Echostar, and the International Space Station.
Mr. Surdak holds an Executive Masters in Technology Management and a Moore Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a CISSP Master’s certificate from Villanova University and is presently earning his Juris Doctor from Taft University.
Hosted by Prof Jens Palsberg
REFRESHMENTS at 4:00 pm, SPEAKER at 4:15 pm
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
PLACE: 3400 BOELTER HALL
TIME: 4:15 – 5:45 PM