Carson Center to co-host Google Cloud conversation

Carson Center to co-host Google Cloud conversation

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Josh Ellis, customer engineer for Google Cloud Platform, will discuss artificial intelligence, machine learning and public cloud platforms and how they are transforming and enabling business Nov. 6 at a public meeting co-hosted by the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

Megan Elliott, director of the Carson Center, and Brendan Harkin, founder and director of X-Media Lab, will host the Nebraska Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Innovation Meetup from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fuse Coworking Space, 151 N. 8th St., Fifth Floor, in Lincoln. The event is free and open to the public.

Ellis, who will present a talk called “Innovation for Tomorrow -- But Where Do You Start Today?,” is responsible for partnering with customers to identify and qualify business and technical requirements while removing any technical impediments for the successful deployment and implementation of cloud solutions.

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Josh Ellis
Early in his career, he managed the data center and led bioinformatics integration for The Ohio State University Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics facility. He co-founded the Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics, which is now managed under the ICSB.

He then moved into the commercial space with EMC and Dell -- now DellEMC -- where he held positions in consulting, on-premise and hybrid data center solutions design, and eventually became the Sales Engineering Director for the Silicon Valley region in Northern California. He lives in Austin, Texas.

He will be joined by Justin Lynch, account executive for Google Cloud Platform. Lynch helps customers identify and qualify cloud technologies for their environment and meeting customers where they are in their “cloud journey.” Lynch previously led a recruiting team focused on identifying and hiring leadership within the site reliability engineering leadership team. He is focused on the Nebraska area and working with startups to enterprise companies on cloud adoption. He is based in the Google Hub main campus in Mountain View, California.