Bryan Thompson, Chief Scientist and Founder, SYSTAP, LLC
Bryan Thompson (SYSTAP, LLC) is the Chief Scientist and co-Founder of SYSTAP, LLC. He is the lead architect for bigdata®, an open source graph database used by Fortune 500 companies including EMC (SYSTAP provides the graph engine for the topology server used in their host and storage management solutions) and Autodesk (SYSTAP provides their cloud solution for graph search). He is the principle investigator for a DARPA research team investigating GPU-accelerated distributed architectures for graph databases and graph mining. He has over 30 years experience related to cloud computing; graph databases; the semantic web; web architecture; relational, object, and RDF database architectures; knowledge management and collaboration; artificial intelligence and connectionist models; natural language processing; metrics, scalability studies, benchmarks and performance tuning; decision support systems.