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Be a leader in a growing field by helping businesses improve speed, innovation and growth through delivery of computing services over the internet (“the cloud”).
Protect a business’s systems, networks and programs from digital attacks. Cyber security risk continues to increase due to global connectivity.
Data & analytics
Turn data into useful information to shape strategy and make key decisions. Making good use of data to optimize performance can mean the difference between a business surviving or not.
Cybersecurity is an essential concern as we continue to witness a rise in threats to individuals, corporations, and governments. In this talk, Professor Venkat Venkatakrishnan will cover variety of security threats — aimed for the masses as well as those crafted specifically for identified targets. Then, he will turn to questions of mitigation and prevention, which involve two broad approaches.
In the age of big data and ubiquitous connectivity, we rely on distributed software that runs on data centers and the cloud to access data and perform complex analysis on large data sets. The network and systems upon which these applications run necessitate cross-layer optimizations ranging from hardware architecture of network routers and servers to system, networking, and application software. In this talk, Professor Balajee Vamanan of UIC will highlight some of his recent research in datacenter and cellular networks, and discuss how these optimizations help address the grand challenge of being able to access and analyze vast amounts of data on demand.
TechReady Illinois is a collaborative, statewide effort that brings together Illinois’ top tier academic institutions, leading employers and local tech-focused nonprofits.
TechReady Illinois was founded by two local tech-focused organizations – the Discovery Partners Institute and P33.