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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Margaret Dawson

Margaret Dawson
Global Product Marketing, Cloud Solutions, Red Hat

Website | @seattledawson

A 20-year tech industry veteran, Margaret leads global product marketing for the Integrated Solutions business unit at Red Hat. She is a frequent author and speaker on cloud computing, big data, open source, women in tech, and the intersection of business and technology. Margaret is a proven entrepreneur and intrapreneur, having led successful programs and teams at several startups, such as Aventail and Hubspan, and Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, and HP. Prior to Red Hat, she was VP of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist for HP Helion, the cloud computing division of Hewlett-Packard. Her passions include agile marketing, mentoring, helping companies use technology to drive business success, and fast muscle cars!


2:55pm–3:35pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Business & Innovation
Location: 1 E16 / 1 E17
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Joseph Adler (Facebook), Margaret Dawson (Red Hat), Joseph Sirosh (Compass), Evan Prodromou (
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Data has gravity. Jim Gray once said that, “compared to the cost of moving bytes around, everything else is free,” and because of what this means for the economics of computing, the more data you have, the more it wants to be near other data. That means all big data systems, eventually, will live in centralized cloud environments. On the other hand, different data is processed in different ways. Read more.