November 6-8, 2017

Speaker Details

Blair Bethwaite
New Zealand eScience Infrastructure

Blair has worked in distributed computing for over a decade; both in research and for research; for institutional and national projects; from applications, through grid & cloud middleware, to full HPC & cloud systems design, implementation, and operations.


Originally from Christchurch, Blair recently returned to NZ to take up the reigns of Solutions Manager of the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), turning focus back up the technology stack closer to science. Previously over the ditch at Monash University, Blair led Monash's use of OpenStack to underpin research computing and continues to be part of a broader international movement blurring the line between cloud and HPC.