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Individual Speaker Profile

Date Joined: July 25, 2016
Country: United States
Home Town: Tempe
Zip Code: 85282
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • OpenFog Consortium - From 2016-04-12 (Current)
  • Open Daylight - From 2015-06-02 (Current)
  • Open Networking Foundation - From 2015-04-21 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Advancing bio-medical research with OpenStack as a framework.

Areas Of Expertise
  • Networking
  • Compliance
  • Medicine Biology


Jay Etchings - Director of Research Computing | Arizona State University.

BIO: Jay Etchings is a well-known industry professional with 20 years of progressively versatile, cross-platform experience in management of open systems architecture. 

 As an audit contractor for the centers for Medicaid/ Medicare (CMS-RAC) he focused on DISA-STIG compliance and Health Information Management Systems.  Currently, Etchings and his team are deploying campus-wide Research as a Service over SDN-Networks on Internet2 supporting inter-intra-university NSF-funded projects as well as international research efforts such as ICTBIOMED and optimization of the ESNET modeled Science DMZ.

The ASU Research as a Service platform (RaaS) has been architected on OpenStack and supplies ubiquitous compute to hundreds of researchers who otherwise would not have access to resources required to complete unfunded research objectives. Aligned with the design aspirations of the New American University, the RaaS componentry aims to facilitate the extension of HPC to underserved communities as well as socio-economically challenged communities in the state of Arizona.

Jay Etchings holds appointments, not only with Arizona State University but within The OpenDaylight Foundation (Linux Foundation), The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), and the OpenFog Consortium. Etchings is an active customer advocate for open source networking with Brocade and a customer advocate for Hortonworks.

The SAS Wiley publication "Strategies in Biomedical Data Science", outlines software defined datacenter practices deployed on OpenStack in research and education. Jay Etchings is the author.

Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: Yes
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English
  • Portuguese

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