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Addison Snell







Addison Snell, Chief Executive Officer, Intersect360 Research


Big Data, HPC, and Clouds


Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research will share a selection of research and insights from the recent research study, "The Big Data Opportunity for HPC Technology Vendors," which surveyed over 300 Big Data application users, comprising both HPC and non-HPC enterprise workflows. As part of this presentation, Addison will discuss the types and characteristics of Big Data applications and the drivers and barriers for solving them in a cloud model.


Addison Snell is the CEO of Intersect360 Research and a veteran of the High Performance Computing industry. He launched the company in 2007 as Tabor Research, a division of Tabor Communications, and served as that company's VP/GM until he and his partner, Christopher Willard, Ph.D., acquired Tabor Research in 2009. During his tenure, Addison has established Intersect360 Research as a premier source of market information, analysis, and consulting. He was named one of 2010's "People to Watch" by HPCwire.

Addison was previously an HPC industry analyst for IDC, where he was well-known among industry stakeholders. Prior to IDC, he gained recognition as a marketing leader and spokesperson for SGI's supercomputing products and strategy. Addison holds a master's degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.