Sam (S.S.) Lightstone  Sam (S.S.) Lightstone photo         

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CTO for Data & IBM Fellow, IBM Data and AI
Markham, ON, Canada
  

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1.                

2019

Keynote S. Lightstone. “Our AI world: The rise of data and the death of coding”, aiDM 2019 Second International Workshop on Exploiting Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Data Management (aiDM), July 5, 2019. In conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2019.   http://www.aidm-conf.org/

2.                

2019

Keynote S. Lightstone "Data and AI: The largest technology disruption in 240 years", THINK Lisboa, Lisbon Portugal, May 30 2019.

3.                

2019

Keynote S. Lightstone “Database Technology Will Make You A Hero”, Central Canada Db2 User Group, Toronto, ON, April 29, 2019

4.                

2019

S. Lightstone, “The Death of Coding: How AI redefines our relationship with computers” Strata Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 27, 2019

5.                

2019

S. Lightstone, “Artificial Intelligence in Focus”, Boeing Technical Leadership Team, Renton Washington, March 6, 2019

6.                

2019

S. Lightstone, M. Greer, “Transform Your Analytics with IBM Data Virtualization” IBM THINK, San Francisco CA, Feb 12-15 2019

7.                

2019

S. Lightstone, P. Pandit, “IBM Db2: The AI Database for Developers and Enterprises Alike!” IBM THINK, San Francisco CA, Feb 12-15 2019

8.                

2019

S. Lightstone, A. Storm, “Exciting Advances in Databases for the Era of AI” IBM THINK, San Francisco CA, Feb 12-15 2019

9.                

2018

Keynote S. Lightstone “Machine Learning and the Art of Data”, Toronto Machine Learning Symposium, Toronto, ON, Nov 20-21, 2018

10.              

2018

S. Lightstone, “Research topics for data & analytics” CAS University Days,  Markham, Nov 1, 2018

11.              

2018

Keynote Al Martin, Sam Lightstone, “Big Data Keynote”, TechWeek Kansas City, Kansas City, October 9, 2018

12.              

2018

S. Lightstone “AI Powered Databases”, Change the Game: Winning with AI Analyst Program, New York, September 13, 2018

13.              

2018

Keynote S. Lightstone “Db2 and the Future of Data”, Central Canada DB2 Users Group, Toronto, June 4, 2018

14.              

2018

S. Lightstone “Db2's Latest Advances and Best Practices for Complex Query and Data Warehousing”, IDUG NA, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 29-May 3 , 2018

15.              

2018

S. Vella, A. Martin, C. Curry, S. Lightstone “Empower Your Business with a Db2 Hybrid Cloud Data Architecture”, IDUG NA, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 29-May 3 , 2018

16.              

2018

A. Martin, C. Curry, S. Lightstone “Next-Generation Data Management: Power and Simplicity to the Developer” IBM THINK!, Las Vegas, NV   March 21, 2018

17.              

2018

S. Lightstone, D. Nirmal “Database performance gets a boost from machine learning”, https://youtu.be/4y3lFW6ObBI   IBM Machine Learning Everywhere, New York, NY, Feb 22 2018

18.              

2017

S. Lightsone,  M. Attarian, “IBM's IoT Analytics Breakthrough: Changing the World 100,000 Interconnected Devices at a Time”, IBM Interconnect, Las Vegas, March 19-23

19.              

2017

S. Lightstone, “Data Science for the IoT: Creating Explosive Disruption with Thousand-Fold Acceleration”, IBM Interconnect, Las Vegas, March 19-23

20.              

2016

Keynote S. Lightstone, “Bringing Analytics to IoT in Real Time”, Chief Data Scientist Forum, USA San Francisco, November 16-17th 2016

21.              

2016

S. Lightstone, “Research trends in cloud data analytics”, CAS University Days, Markham , Canada, Nov 3, 2016

22.              

2016

S. Lightstone, “Microservices: A foundational approach for fully managed cloud data analytics” CASCON Workshop: Microservices in the Modern Software World,  Markham, Canada, November 2, 2016

23.              

2016

S. Lightstone,  “dashDB: The DB2 compatible warehouse in the cloud that keeps IT infrastructure out of your way” IDUG DB2 North America Technical Conference,  Austin TX, May 23-26 2016

24.              

2016

M. Huras, S. Lightstone, Spotlight Session, “DB2 and dashDB Recent Developments, Trends and Directions : Leadership in the Era of Data, Cloud & Analytics” IDUG DB2 North America Technical Conference, Austin TX, May 23-26 2016

25.              

2016

S. Lightstone, “Innovation & Patents”, BLUEIGNITION Lunch & Learn, IBM Toronto Laboratory, Markham  ONT, Canada, April  7, 2016.

26.              

2016

Keynote S. Lightstone,  “Transforming the Economics of Data with IBM Cloud Data Services”, IBM Insight Israel, Rishon LeZion, Israel, March 2016

27.              

2015

S. Lightstone “Data Warehousing & Deep Analytics”, IT Analyst Summit, Nov 11-12, Stamford CT.

28.              

2015

S. Lightstone “Ask the Experts on DB2 LUW Data Warehousing”, Insight panel Insight2015, October 25-29 | Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.

29.              

2015

S. Lightstone “dashDB Massively Parallel Processing (MPP): In Memory Columnar Warehousing with Massive Scaleout”, Insight2015, October 25-29 | Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.

30.              

2015

S. Lightstone “What's New in BLU Acceleration: Tips and Insights on the Latest In Memory Columnar Technologies”. Insight2015, October 25-29 | Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.

31.              

2015

Sam Lightstone, “KNOW MORE IN A DASH: dashDB ~Easy Webscale Data Warehousing in the Cloud”, ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC) 2015, Aug 27-29, 2015. Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i.

32.              

2015

S. Lightstone, “The Science and Engineering Behind Super Fast Load-and-Go In-Memory Analytics”,

In-memory Computing Summit 2015, Jun 29-30 2015. San Francisco CA.

33.              

2014

P. Downey, S. Lightstone, B. Schiefer, M. Huras, “Ask the IBM DB2 Technical Leadership Team” Panel Session, IBM Insight Conference, Oct 27-30 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

34.              

2014

S. Lightstone, B. Schiefer, M. Sporer, M. Weihrauch, B. O’Connel, “Architect Panel: Distinguished Engineers on Analytics” Panel Session, IBM Insight Conference, Oct 27-30 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

35.              

2014

S. Lightstone, G. Lohman, “What's New in IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration: Tips and Insights into the Latest 2014 Enhancements”, IBM Insight Conference, Oct 27-30 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

36.              

2014

S. Lightstone, R. Barber, “IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration: New Super-Fast and Easy-to-Use Engine for Analytics ”, IBM Insight Conference, Oct 27-30 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

37.              

2014

Spotlight Session,  S. Lightstone “Acceleration: The Future of Analytics in the Era of Faster than RAM Computing” IDUG DB2 Tech Conference, Pheonix Arizona, May 12-16 2014

38.              

2013

S. Lightstone, “BLU Acceleration:  Super Analytics.  Super Fast.”, IBM Software Group Analyst Insight, Stamford Connecticut, November 2013. (Top rated session of the conference!)

39.              

2013

S. Lightstone, R. Barber,  “IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration: DB2’s Native Columnar Processing for Analytics”,  Technical Session of the IBM Information On Demand Conference, Nov 3-7,  2013,  Las Vegas, Nevada

40.              

2013

S. Lightstone, V. Raman, “Saving Storage (Big Time) with DB2's BLU Acceleration. Analytics Made Small”,  Technical Session of the IBM Information On Demand Conference, Nov 3-7,  2013,  Las Vegas, Nevada

41.              

2013

S. Lightstone “DB2 Tech Talk: Deep Dive on All New BLU Acceleration”, Webcast, May 2013

42.              

2012

S. Lightstone, “IBM DB2 10: Leveraging Its New Capabilities Within the Workload Management Best Practices”,  Technical Session of the IBM Information On Demand Conference, October 21-25,  2012,  Las Vegas, Nevada

43.              

2012

S. Lightstone, “Autonomic Computing in DB2 10.1”, Tech Talk (video: http://youtu.be/VCOSdlkdcUc ) of the IBM Information On Demand Conference, October,  2012,  Las Vegas, Nevada     

44.              

2012

“Revolutionizing the Cost and Performance of Operational Warehouse Technologies”,  Ask the Experts Panel with panelists P. Downey, S. Schiefer, S. Lightstone, the IBM Information On Demand Conference, October,  2012,  Las Vegas, Nevada

45.              

2012

Keynote Speaker, S. Lightstone, “Thinking Outside the Bits”, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, September 3, 2012.

46.              

2012

S. Lightstone, “DB2 BLU:  Quantum Enhancements to Analytic Processing”, Lab-wide session, IBM Silicon Valley Lab, May 3 2012.

47.              

2012

Keynote Speaker, “Thinking Outside the Bits”, Connections2012, The 8th University of Toronto Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Symposium, May 15 2012.

48.              

2011

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Toronto April 5, 2011

49.              

2011

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Webcast, Safari Books, Mar 16, 2011

50.              

2010

Panel on Academic vs Industry Jobs, Moderated by Dr. Robin Cohen, University of Waterloo, Nov, 22, 2010

51.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Toronto Nov 25, 2010

52.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, York University, Nov 12, 2010

53.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Queen's university, Nov  10, 2010

54.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Accelerating Your Career With Integrity”, Women In Technology Event, IBM Information On Demand, October ,  2010,  Las Vegas, Nevada

55.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “DB2 Architecture – From Soup to Nuts”, IBM Information On Demand, October ,  2010,  Las Vegas, Nevada

56.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Best practices for physical database design with DB2”,  IBM Information On Demand, October,  2010,  Las Vegas, Nevada

57.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Toronto, September 28, 2010

58.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “The Innovator’s 12”, Google Israel, Tel Aviv,  July 8, 2010

59.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, July 5, 2010

60.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, IBM Worldwide audience of the Software Group Super Womens Group, June 16, 2010

61.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Waterloo, June 15, 2010

62.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Technometria podcast, June 10, 2010

63.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, DB2 Night Show, May 28, 2010

64.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “The Innovator’s 12”, IBM Toastmaters, May 12, 2010

65.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 5, 2010

66.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Dillards, April 7, 2010

67.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, DB2 User Group, March 23, 2010

68.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, IBM Internship Students, March 18, 2010

69.              

2010

S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Toronto, March 15, 2010

70.              

2009

L. States, D. Lindquist, S. Lightstone, D. Edwards, K. Galloway, “Improving Time to Value: How to Optimize and Migrate your Workloads”, IBM Software Analyst Connect, Stamford CT, November 17-18, 2009

71.              

2009

S. Lightstone, “I’m a Believer: Learning to Trust the Self Tuning Memory Manager (STMM)”,  IBM Information On Demand, October 25-30,  2008,  Las Vegas, Nevada

72.              

2008

S. Lightstone, “Top 10 reasons it’s never been better to go DB2”,  IBM Information On Demand, October 26-31,  2008,  Las Vegas, Nevada

73.              

2008

S. Lightstone, “Best practices for physical database design with DB2”,  IBM Information On Demand, October 26-31,  2008,  Las Vegas, Nevada

74.              

2008

S. Lightstone, “Top 10 reasons it has never been better to move to DB2”, IBM Information On Demand EMEA, June 3-6 2008,  The Hague, Netherlands. (presented by S. Rielau)

75.              

2007

Sam S. Lightstone, “Physical Database Design for DB2”, IBM Information On Demand 2007 Global Conference, October 14 - 19, 2007. Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV

76.              

2007

Sam S. Lightstone, “Automatic Statistics Collection: Improve Performance and Reduce Risk”, IBM Information On Demand 2007 Global Conference, October 14 - 19, 2007. Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV

77.              

2007

Sam S. Lightstone, “Best Practices for Creating Scalable High Quality Data Warehouses with DB2”, IBM Information On Demand 2007 Global Conference, October 14 - 19, 2007. Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV

78.              

2007

Sam S. Lightstone “Adaptive Self Tuning Memory Management …and other autonomic computing success stories from DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows”, Poster session, IBM Academy of Technology, April 3, 2007, Austin TX

79.              

2007

S. Lightstone “DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows: Architecture and Internals”, IBM Israel Software Lab Seminar Series, May 3 2007, Rehovot Israel.

80.              

2006

S. Lightstone “How DB2 creates super DBAs through self-managing autonomic technology”, IBM Information On Demand 2006 , Anaheim, CA, October 15-20

81.              

2006

S. Lightstone, “Strategic Directions for CAS Research,  Information Management”, Center for Advanced Studies Information Management Workshop, July 27 2006, IBM Canada, Toronto

82.              

2006

Keynote speaker, S. Lightstone, “The need for ease: development principles for successful autonomic computing projects”, 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Engineering of Autonomic Systems (EASe 2006), March 30, 2006, Postdam Germany

83.              

2006

S. Lightstone “Self Managing DB2 UDB, the Latest Technology”, IBM Software University, Las Vegas NA, Jan 15-19, 2006 (presented by G. Baklarz)

84.              

2006

S. Lightstone “Self Managing DB2 UDB, the Latest Technology”, DB2 Users Group Forum, IBM, Petach Tikva, Israel, Jan 11, 2006

85.              

2005

S. Lightstone, A.Storm, C. Garcia-Arellano, M. Carroll, J. Colaco , Y. Diao, M. Surendra “Self tuning memory management in a relational database system” Fourth Annual Workshop on Systems and Storage Technology, December 11, 2005, IBM Research Lab, Haifa University campus, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.

86.              

2005

S. Lightstone, “Self Managing DB2 UDB, the Latest Technology”, IBM DB2 Information Management Technical Conference.  September 12-16, 2005,  Orlando, FL.

87.              

2005

S. Lightstone "When systems manage themselves: Research from IBM’s self-managing database project”, York University, Sept 22, 2005.

88.              

2005

S. Lightstone, "Makin' it big. The insider's view on building a successful career in software development.", Distinguished Lectures Series, University of Toronto,  Sept. 21, 2005.

89.              

2005

S. Lightstone, “Design Advisor: Selecting Indexes, MQTs, MDC and Partitioning Automatically”,  IBM DB2 Information Management Technical Conference.  September 12-16, 2005, Orlando, FL.

90.              

2005

M. Wilding, S. Lightstone, K. McKnight, R. Beggs. “DB2 quality roadshow”, an IBM internal review of software engineering mandates, and reliability programming. 100 attendees. 

91.              

2005

S. Lightstone “Autonomic Computing: Historic Imperative”, IBM Canada Technical Exchange, Feb 8, 2005.

92.              

2005

S. Lightstone, "Makin' it big. The insider's view on building a successful career in software development.", Distinguished Lectures Series, York University, March 2, 2005.

93.              

2004

S. Lightstone, “Inside DB2 Autonomic Computing: Design and Architecture.”, Canadian Technical Excellence Council (CTEC), December 10, 2004. Toronto, Canada.

94.              

2004

S. Lightstone "Autonomic Computing: an historic imperative", Queen’s University, Nov 22, 2004.

95.              

2004

S. Lightstone, "Makin' it big. The insider's view on building a successful career in software development.", Queen’s University, Nov 22, 2004

96.              

2004

S. Lightstone. D. Zilio, C.  Zuzarte, G. Lohman, J. Rao, K. Cheung. “DB2 Design Advisor: More than just index selection”, IDUG 2004 – Europe, 11-14 October 2004, Prague, Czech Republic   

97.              

2004

A.Storm, C. Garcia-Arellano , M. Carroll , L. Chu , J. Colaco , Y. Diao , I. Finlay , S. Lightstone , M. Surendra. (Presented by A Storm) “Designing an Autonomic System to Enhance Memory Performance: Challenges and Solutions”,  IBM Academy of Technology Performance Engineering Best Practices Conference, San Jose, CA. 

98.              

2004

V. Chang , Y. Diao , C. Garcia-Arellano , J. L. Hellerstein , M. Huras , S. Lightstone , S. Parekh , K. Rose,   A. Storm , M. Surendra  (presented by Y Diao) “A Control-Theory Based Approach to Performance Design for On-Demand Computing: Case Studies from DB2”, IBM Academy of Technology Performance Engineering Best Practices Conference ,San Jose, CA.

99.              

2004

S. Lightstone,  D. Zilio, C.  Zuzarte, G. Lohman, J. Rao, K. Cheung. “DB2 Design Advisor: More than just index selection”, IDUG 2004 – North America, May 9 - 13, 2004, Marriott World Center, Orlando, Florida, 

100.            

2004

S Lightstone “Autonomic DB2: simplicity, performance, availability”, IDUG 2004 - North America, May 9 - 13, 2004, Marriott World Center, Orlando, Florida,

101.            

2004

S. Lightstone, “Autonomic DB2: simplicity, performance, availability”, DB2 Central Canada User Group, April 19 2004, Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, Canada.

102.            

2003

S. Lightstone “Self-managing Capabilities in DB2 Universal Database Linux, UNIX, Windows”, IDUG® 2003 – Europe,  7-10 October 2003, Nice Acropolis, Nice, France.  presented by Paul Zikopoulos

103.            

2003

S. Lightstone “DB2 Autonomic Computing Strategy and Update”, Gold Consultants Briefing, September 28-October 2, 2003, The Kingbridge Centre, King City, Ontario, Canada.

104.            

2003

S. Lightstone “The Autonomic Computing Benchmark Suite”,4th  IBM Academy Conference on Performance Engineering, June 9-11, 2003,  Fishkill NY.

105.            

2003

S. Lightstone “Self-Managing Capabilities in DB2 UDB”, IDUG 2003 - North America, May 19-23, 2003 Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

106.            

2002

S. Lightstone “Autonomic Computing for DB2 Universal Database: Baby steps, the midnight jog, and the future marathon.”, Autonomic Computing Summit sponsored by the IBM Academy of Technology, IBM  TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown  NY. May 12-14 2002.

107.            

2001

S. Lightstone,  D. Zilio. “Self-managing technology in DB2 Universal Database”, CASCON 2002, International Plaza Hotel, Toronto

108.            

2001

D. Zilio,  S. Lightstone,  K. Lyons, G. Lohman (IBM) “Self-Managing Technology in IBM DB2 Universal Database” ACM CIKM 2001, Tenth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Georgia Industry Session Data Management: Beyond the Traditional November 5-10, 2001 Atlanta,

109.            

2001

S. Lightstone,  E Kwan, L Wu “Performance Magic: DB2's Amazing Performance Configuration Wizard”, DB2 Technical Conference, Oralndo FLA. Oct 1-5 2001,. , presented by B Schiefer.

110.            

2001

S. Lightstone,  G. Lohman, R. Horman, D. Zilio, A. Storm “Self-Managing Technology for DB2 UNIX & Windows. No Hands Required.” DB2 Technical Conference, Oralndo FLA. Oct 1-5 2001. , presented by B Schiefer.

111.            

2000

S. Lightstone,  M. Flasza, D. Tremaine. “The Sorter the Better. Sort It Out Using DB2 UDB's Advanced Sorting Technology”, DB2 Technical Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

112.            

2000

S. Lightstone “Get a Load of This! DB2 UDB's Industry Leading High Speed Data Loader”, DB2 Technical Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

113.            

1999

S. Lightstone "Inside DB2 Load: Better, Stronger, Faster", DB2 International Database Users Group, Nice , France. , presented by Dr. R Berks.

114.            

1999

S. Lightstone "Inside DB2 Load: Better, Stronger, Faster", DB2 Technical Conference, Euro Disney, Paris, France.

115.            

1999

S. Lightstone, G. Kligerman ,"High Availability with DB2 UDB", DB2 Technical Conference, Euro Disney, Paris, France. .

116.            

1998

S. Lightstone, M. Flasza, "Using the New Autoloader For DB2 UDB EEE", DB2 Technical Conference, San Antonio Texas. . Presented by M. Flasza

117.            

1998

S. Lightstone, "Secrets of the Load Utility for DB2 Universal Database", DB2 Technical Conference,  San Antonio Texas. . Presented by M. Flasza

118.            

1997

S. Lightstone, "Scalable Parallel Data Loading; Advanced principles in MPP and SMP exploitation." DB2 Technical Conference, Salt Lake City Utah.

119.            

1997

S. Lightstone, "Secrets of the Load Utility for DB2 Universal Database", DB2 Technical Conference, Salt Lake City Utah. .

120.            

1996

S. Lightstone "Secrets of the Load Utility for DB2 Common Server", DB2 Technical Conference, Miami Beach, FLA.