Campus LISA 2018

Campus LISA 2018

Advanced HPC is proud to once again be the Title Sponsor for UCSD Campus LISA.

The annual Campus LISA conference will be on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at the Rady School of Management UC San Diego. The event will discuss innovations and challenges in information technologies for higher education and how they can enable new applications and user experiences. As in previous Campus LISA conferences, campus leaders and experts from different industry segments will participate as speakers and panelists. The conference will conclude with an after party at Bella Vista restaurant. Hope to see you there!

Western Digital’s Linda Zhou and Brian Brown: Featured Speakers

Courtesy of Advanced HPC Elite Partner, Western Digital Corporation, we are excited to announce that Linda Zhou, Director, Research and Life Sciences Solutions, Western Digital; and Brian Brown, Director of Product Management, Western Digital; will be co-presenters and featured speakers at Campus LISA at 10:15 am at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management, Room 1E107.

Presentation Title:

“Storing the World’s Data.” Learn how Western Digital’s solutions and systems are evolving the global data storage industry.

Mr. Brown will address today’s preeminent enterprise and cloud storage trends. He will also speak to the innovative ways in which Western Digital is moving beyond devices and into best-in-class storage platforms as well as how the company is enabling more efficient software solutions to allow for storage flexibility.

A renowned expert in life sciences, machine learning, big data analytics, ITSM, and compliance archiving, Ms. Zhou will elaborate on how Western Digital is addressing the challenge posed by the exponential growth of data in life sciences with its ActiveScale system. ActiveScale facilitates a “data forever architecture” and thereby changes the fundamental economics of data by delivering capacity that is designed to be future proof for dramatically lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Please join us for what promises to be an informative and fascinating discussion with two exceptional speakers!


Linda Zhou, Director, Research and Life Sciences Solutions, Western Digital 
Linda Zhou is the Director of Research and Life Sciences Solutions for the Data Center Systems Business Unit within Western Digital. She has extensive computer industry experience including roles in marketing, product management, and engineering. Prior to Western Digital, Ms. Zhou has held business and technical positions at SGI, EMC, HP, and BMC, as well as led a development services company in the data management space. She holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Jinan University.




Brian Brown


Brian Brown, Director of Product Management, Western Digital Brian Brown is the Director of Product Management for the Platforms Business Unit of Western Digital. He leads the product definition and planning for their storage platforms business. His focus is on the expansion of the Platforms portfolio to meet the global demand for increasing levels of storage capacity and performance – while improving the energy efficiency and total cost of ownership. Prior to joining Western Digital, Mr. Brown was a leading executive in the Embedded Computing and Power businesses for Emerson Network Power as well as Alcatel. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Western Illinois University and both MBA and JD degrees from DePaul University.