Round Table: Michael J. Manos - Hunting Unicorns on the Border between Computer Science and Engineering
The College of IS&T Round Table presents:
Michael J. Manos
Chief Technology Officer
Global Infrastructure Operations
Hunting Unicorns on the Border between Computer Science and Engineering: The Mythical Work per Watt
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(Talk starts at noon.)
Sandwiches and sodas provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
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The modern Data Center is currently a battleground of change and chaos. As computer, application design, and infrastructure paradigms achieve their highest rate of revolutionary change in decades, companies of all sizes are trying to navigate through the noise to success. In this talk, Michael Manos, First Data’s new global CTO will talk through the challenges of the intersection of the technologies, hardware, changes in application development, the ‘cloud’, and the very real struggles that business, developers, and technologists are facing out in the wild to make sense of it all.
Michael Manos manages global technology and infrastructure at First Data. In this role, he is responsible for the technical design and operations of the company’s products and services. Mike joined the company in April of 2014.
Prior to joining First Data, Mike was the Chief Technology Officer for AOL Brands where he also held other executive roles associated with the operation of its global technology infrastructure. He also served as Vice President of Service Operations at Nokia where he was responsible for the strategy, operation, and infrastructure of Nokia’s new cloud and mobile services platforms. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Technical Services at Digital Realty Trust. In this position, Mike was responsible for data center construction and technical operations, as well as, overseeing data center professional services. As a General Manager at Microsoft, he was responsible for the global design, construction, and operations of all Microsoft data center facilities and technology.
Mike continues his successful track record of running and operating large, complex, and scaled technology environments. A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, he holds numerous technology and infrastructure related patents, and is an active industry blogger.