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Amazon’s Deepak Singh to Give Cloud Computing Keynote at Bio-IT World Expo


By Bio-IT World Staff

March 8, 2010 | Deepak Singh, business development manager at Amazon Web Services, has been named as the third and final keynote speaker at the 2010 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston (April 20-22, 2010).

Singh will be presenting a talk on Thursday, April 22, entitled: “There is no magic, there is only awesome: Scientific computing with Amazon Web Services.”

Singh works with customers interested in carrying out large-scale computing, scientific research, and data analytics using cloud computing, specifically Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), which provides resizable on-demand compute capacity. (For a detailed report on cloud computing, see the November/December 2009 issue of Bio-IT World.)

Singh was previously a strategist at Rosetta Biosoftware (formerly part of Merck) and also worked at Accelrys, where he was product manager for the life science modeling and simulation portfolio and director of the Accelrys NanoBiology Initiative. He started his career as a scientific programmer at GeneFormatics, working on algorithms for protein structure and function prediction. He has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Syracuse University.

Singh will be delivering his presentation via a live, interactive videoconferencing platform. The other keynote speakers are Christoph Westphal (Sirtris/GlaxoSmithKline) and John Halamka (Harvard Medical School).

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