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Brendan McGinty

Brendan McGinty

Industry Director

location_on Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Area

Director of Industry at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Level: LEVEL 04 (12mo pts: 1179 pts)

Rating: 4.98/5 stars (372 ratings)

Lifetime points: 1531 pts View details

Thought Leadership:

% performance based on average of all engagements

Selected: % of applied

86%

Recognized: Contributions valued by peers

22%

Peer Support: Percentile of active participants

34%

Profile

Summary

Brendan McGinty leads the industry program for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He connects corporate and government strategies and needs with high-performance computing (HPC) solutions in modeling and simulation, bioinformatics, data analytics, cybersecurity, and visualization. Previously, Brendan directed corporate engagement for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Brendan has founded and operated several consulting companies providing professional services to businesses and political organizations. Brendan also led e-learning, learning management, technical training, and audio-video support for one of the nation's top 50 hospitals and has been involved in commercial real estate, food service, and personal care ventures.

Earlier in his career, Brendan led the successful privatization and technology transfer of NovaNET, originally PLATO, the world's first computer-based education and social network. He also directed multimedia technologies for a multiple Inc 500 awardee, and managed multimedia training services for a global performance improvement company.

Brendan has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Associate in Science from Parkland College.

Experience

Director of Industry at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

January 2017 - Present

Engages industry partners with solutions from the world's largest industrial high-performance computing (HPC) program in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Team domain expertise includes modeling and simulation, bioinformatics, data analytics, cybersecurity, and visualization.

HPC Technical Computing Advisory Panel (hosted by Hyperion) - Member
HPC/AI Advisory Council - Member
International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop (IISW) - Member
First U.S. Nanomanufacturing Node (nanoMFG) - Advisory Board Member

Skills

Training 51
Coaching 50
Leadership 48
Management 35
Consulting 23
Education 20
Social Media 13
Marketing 9
Sales 9
Instructional Design 7
Strategy 7
Corporate Communications 5
E-Learning 5
Corporations 4
Performance Improvement 4
Government 4
Data Analysis 1
Management Consulting 1
Process Improvement 1
Industrial Relations
Business Development
Fundraising
Strategic Communications
High Performance Computing
Corporate Relations
Business Planning
Strategic Planning
High Throughput Computing
Program Management
Entrepreneurship
Public Speaking
Higher Education
Executive Coaching
Start-ups
Public Relations
Project Management
Political Consulting
Organizational Development

Industries

Education 20

Activities