Big Data: Exploring, Managing & Leveraging Big Data for Business

  • 10/16/2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Chase Center, Lobdell Room, 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801


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Big Data:
Exploring, Managing & Leveraging Big Data for Business

Big Data is getting bigger as it spreads to more and more organizations we deal with everyday. There was a time when government, being the only institution with the necessary resources, was the only place where big data was found. Today, big data is everywhere, and it is growing exponentially because it has become more accessible to a wide range of businesses, from corporations, to start-ups, to non-profits, the opportunities provided by big data are now available to nearly every organization. Technology Forum of Delaware is presenting an exploration into Big Data, delving into the technology behind big data capabilities and some of the many advantages it presents to new and existing businesses.
 When: October 16, 2013
 Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
 Where: Chase Center - Lobdell Room

815 Justison Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

Event Sponsors



Gene Kern, CEO of
The Data Centers LLC
Gene Kern is an entrepreneur who has 30 years of experience in the Information Technology field, mostly as a consultant to large healthcare and communications organizations. He began his career in the early 80's working on Local Area Networks (LAN) and consulting on PC based systems. His experience spans network and system design, network management, IT operations, data center management, project management, disaster recovery planning and corporate management.
Mr. Kern is a co-founder of WAKE Technology Services, Inc, a technology infrastructure consulting firm, located in West Chester, Pennsylvania and the founder and President of Gallo-Kern Enterprises, a firm specializing in data center consulting to the real estate industry.

Donna Manley, Senior IT Director at the
University of Pennsylvania
Donna Manley is an IT senior director for the University of Pennsylvania’s Information Systems and Computing (ISC) organization, managing its central administrative data center, the sole Ivy League University ISO 9001:2008 certified data center for quality across all ISC computer operations services and support disciplines. Involved in various information technology national and local organizations, she currently serves as president of the AFCOM Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the information systems field for both corporate and not-for-profit organizations, and skills in a wide variety of technology and business disciplines, Ms. Manley has traditionally been brought in to transform organizations into more efficient operations. She has written for a number of leading healthcare publications and speaks locally and nationally on a variety of information systems topics, including process improvement strategies. Currently, she is authoring a book, “ITIL Assessment, Planning, and Management.”

Event registration is $25 for TechForum DE Members and Sponsors, and $40 for Future Members. Register on-line today! Walk-ins are welcome, but will be charged an additional $5 fee at the door

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