Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Department of Commerce
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, January 15,
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 16
9:00 a.m.–12:40 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2013

On the first day, the workshop presenters will provide information on the USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap initiative as well as a status update on NIST efforts to help develop open standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud computing.

On the second and third days, the workshop will focus on the intersection of Cloud Computing and Big Data. Fully realizing the power of Big Data depends on meeting the unprecedented demands on storage, integration, and analysis presented by massive data sets—demands that Cloud Computing innovators are working to meet today. The workshop will explore possibilities for harmonizing Cloud Computing and Big Data measurement, benchmarking, and standards in ways that bring the power of these two approaches to bear in driving progress and prosperity.