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'Alexa, Manage My Storage': Sci-Fi Meets Storage


Speaker:

Dan Florea

Director of Product Management
Tintri

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. Watch a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with Tintri's web services architecture and APIs. Impress your DevOps team with smart and autonomous infrastructure.




 
Accelerate Test Automation


Speaker:

Anne Hungate

President
Daring Systems

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


“Why didn’t testing catch this” must become “How did this make it to testing?”

Traditional quality teams are the crutch and excuse keeping organizations from making the necessary investment in people, process, and technology to accelerate test automation. Just like societies that did not build waterways because the labor to keep carrying the water was so cheap, we have created disincentives to automate.

Come to this session to learn how to break the cycle of manual testing as de-facto – empowering development and quality to lead with automation. Be prepared to learn about the changes in reporting, behaviors, and communication necessary to make automation the first choice.




 
Advanced Networking Scheduling and Isolation in Kubernetes Using a Containerized Telco Solution


Speaker:

Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan

Senior Network Software Engineer
Intel

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Given the popularity of the containers, further investment in the Telco/cable industry is needed to transition existing VM-based solutions to containerized cloud native deployments. The networking architecture of the solution isolates the network traffic into different network planes (e.g., management, control, media, etc.). This naturally makes support for multiple interfaces in container orchestration engines an indispensable requirement. Our solution aims to provide advanced scheduling and discovery of network features in Kubernetes. Through a CNI plugin we support accelerations (sr-iov/vt-d/ebpf/xdp), multi-tenancy/network and network isolation as currently seen in VMs.




 
Adventures of Building Atlassian Add-ons and Integrations


Speaker:

Sukhbir Dhillon

Founder and CEO
Addteq

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Building custom add-ons does not need to be limited to the ideas you see on a marketplace. This session will go over some adventures we faced in developing integrations using Atlassian SDK and other technologies/platforms and how it has enabled development teams to experiment with newer paradigms like Serverless and newer features of Atlassian SDKs. In this presentation, you will be taken on a journey of Add-On and Integration development using popular tools.




 
Big Data and IoT: The Economic Benefits


Speaker:

Robert B. Cohen

Economist and Senior Fellow
Economic Strategy Institute

Track: Big Data | Analytics


Dr. Cohen will present the findings of a series of six detailed case studies of how large corporations are implementing IoT. The session will explore how IoT has improved their economic performance, had major impacts on business models and resulted in impressive ROIs. The companies covered span manufacturing and services firms. He will also explore servicification, how manufacturing firms shift from selling a product to offering it as a service and discuss methods you can employ to estimate how investing in IoT will affect your firm.




 
Bridging the Gap with MongoDB on AWS


Speaker:

Jay Gordon

Developer Advocate
MongoDB

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


MongoDB Atlas leverages VPC peering for AWS, a service that allows multiple VPC networks to interact. This includes VPCs that belong to other AWS account holders. By performing cross account VPC peering, users ensure networks that host and communicate their data are secure. We will explain how to properly architect your VPC using existing AWS tools and then peer with your MongoDB Atlas cluster. We'll discuss the security advantages you immediately gain, easier configuration of whitelisting networks and potential cost savings on bandwidth.




 
Bringing Real-Time, Interactive Analytics to the Financial Industry


Speaker:

Karthik Lalithraj

Principal Solutions Architect
Kinetica

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


The financial services market is one of the most data-driven industries in the world, yet it’s bogged down by legacy CPU technologies that simply can’t keep up with the task of querying and visualizing billions of records. In this session, Kinetica’s Jared Parker will discuss how the advent of advanced in-database analytics on the GPU makes it possible to run sophisticated data science workloads on the same database that is housing the rich information needed to drive trading decisions. With the unique multi-core architecture of the GPU, financial computations can be processed efficiently and quickly, making it ideal for financial services streaming datasets. Jared will share how several financial institutions’ quantitative science groups are specifically using GPUs to accelerate analytics, deep learning/machine learning, and converging AI and BI.




 
Building a Hybrid Data Pipeline for Salesforce and Hadoop


Speaker:

Sumit Sarkar

Product Marketing Engineer | Developer Marketing Leader
Progress Software

Track: Big Data | Analytics


My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. The key to delivering on this was using standard interfaces using a bi-directional data pipeline to connect the systems. On the Salesforce side, we were able to get frictionless access to the data lake using clicks-not-code via OData. On the Hadoop side, we were able to ingest data from Salesforce using JDBC for Apache Sqoop. Join us to hear best practices and lessons learned.




 
Building Serverless Web Applications


Speaker:

Chris Munns

Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications
Amazon Web Services

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


What if you could build a web application that could support true web-scale traffic without having to ever provision or manage a single server? Sounds magical, and it is. In this session, you will learn how to build a serverless website that scales automatically using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon S3. We will review several frameworks that can help you build serverless applications, such as the AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM), Chalice, and ClaudiaJS.




 
ChatOps: A Practical Guide for DevOps Automation


Speaker:

Himanshu Chhetri

CTO
Addteq

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. This talk will cover practical examples and use cases like self-provisioning infrastructure/applications, self-remediation workflows, integrating monitoring and complimenting integrations between Atlassian tools & other top tools in the industry.




 
Cloud Computing, AI and How We Communicate


Speaker:

Curtis Peterson

VP of Operations
RingCentral

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


This session will look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. The speaker will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developments in AI and Cloud Computing technology innovation for enterprise communications to help you shape your future strategy.




 
Cloud Sprawl: The Rising Epidemic and What to Do About It


Speaker:

Tim Minahan

SVP and CMO
Citrix

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. End users now struggle to navigate multiple environments with varying degrees of performance. Companies are unclear on the security of their data and network access. And IT squads are overwhelmed trying to monitor and manage it all. In this talk, Citrix Senior Vice President Tim Minahan will examine the challenges of cloud sprawl and provide practical recommendations your company can use to keep pace with business innovation while improving management, performance, and risk for your hybrid, multi-cloud environment.




 
Composable Infrastructure and Multi-Cloud


Speaker:

Bruno Andrade

CEO and Founder
HTBase

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Imagine having the ability to leverage all of your current technology and to be able to compose it into one resource pool. Now imagine, as your business grows, not having to deploy a complete new appliance to scale your infrastructure. Also imagine a true multi-cloud capability that allows live migration without any modification between cloud environments regardless of whether that cloud is your private cloud or your public AWS, Azure or Google instance. Now think of a world that is not locked into that rigid appliance vendor or specific public cloud provider, where all silos are now unified into one. No longer do you have to imagine as that is Composable Infrastructure.




 
Container and Virtual Machine: Friends or Foes


Speaker:

Yung Chou

Cloud Architect
BlueMetal

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications.

The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one technically superior to the other? What about performance and security? Does IT need either one, or both? These are just a few topics that this session will examine. The learning objectives of this delivery include:

  • Understanding the technical discrepancies and merits of containers and VMs
  • Familiarizing the basic processes and operations of the two technologies
  • Assessing why and how to integrate the two technologies




 
Continuous Deployment for Docker: Lessons Learned from Rolling Out a Real Live Service


Speaker:

Stefana Muller

Vice President
Datagrid Systems

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall.

As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed.

In this talk, Stefana Muller will share the journey her engineering team took to continuously deploy their containerized application over the past year. Highlighting the pitfalls and lessons learned so that you too can adopt these best practices to app deployment. If you are working to adopt containers or find yourself patching together script after script to automate your deployment pipeline, this talk is for you.




 
Culture: Change or Die


Speaker:

Greg Bledsoe

Managing Consultant
Accenture

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the works because of misaligned incentives. There exists an algorithmic method that even someone with no positional power who desires to be an agent of change can implement to achieve cultural transformation and smooth the transition to overcome these obstacles and transform the culture until it has the the re-aligned silos that are characteristic of a mature DevOps implementation.




 
Day 2 Keynote | DevOps and the Age of Cloud Craftsmanship


Speaker:

Jeff Scheaffer

Senior Vice President and General Manager
CA Technologies

Track: All Tracks


Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software life cycle.

In this session, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Business Unit at CA Technologies, will share his vision about the true ‘DevOps Royalty’ and how it will take a new breed of digital cloud craftsman, architecting new platforms with a new set of tools to achieve it. Jeffrey will also present a number of important insights and findings from a recent cloud and DevOps study – outlining the synergies high performance teams are exploiting to gain significant business advantage.




 
Day 3 Keynote | Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for DevOps


Speaker:

Chris Brown

Solutions Marketing Manager
Nutanix

Track: All Tracks


DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In this keynote we will explore the ways that Nutanix technologies empower teams to react faster then ever before and connect teams in ways that were either too complex or simply impossible with traditional infrastructures.




 
DevOps - Operations Pain in Data Management


Speaker:

Dhiraj Sehgal

Product and Marketing
Tintri

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Updating DevOps to the latest production data slows down your development cycle. Probably it is due to slow, inefficient conventional storage and associated copy data management practices. In this timeslot, we’ll talk about DevOps and cloud-focused storage to update hundreds of child VMs (different flavors) with updates from a master VM in minutes, saving hours or even days in each development cycle. How "Ops" side of DevOps is making their life easier and also becoming invisible to developers for storage related provisioning and application performance.




 
DevOps Evolution: Architecting the Modern Software Factory


Speaker:

Anand Akela

Senior Director, DevOps Solutions
CA Technologies

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Translating agile methodology into real-world best practices within the modern software factory has driven widespread DevOps adoption, yet much work remains to expand workflows and tooling across the enterprise.

As models evolve from pockets of experimentation into wholescale organizational reinvention, practitioners find themselves challenged to incorporate the culture and architecture necessary to support DevOps at scale.

In this session, learn how existing adopters are employing unified agile and DevOps techniques to engage functional processes and toolchains that deliver increased software quality, faster time to market and measurably improved customer experience. Specific topics to be highlighted include:
  • How integrated DevOps use cases are driving massive efficiency
  • The role of automated toolchains in advancing DevOps velocity
  • Specific business benefits resulting from agile + DevOps adoption




 
Docker Monitoring Doesn’t Need to Be So Hard


Speaker:

David Gildeh

Co-founder and CEO
Outlyer

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. David will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your environments.




 
Edge, Cloud, and Fog Computing - Making Sense of IoT Data


Speaker:

Shinji Kim

Senior Engineering Manager
Akamai

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness.

What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves. This session will outline the differences between Edge Computing, Fog Computing, and Cloud Computing, and highlight how you should use them in your next IoT project.




 
Enabling FinTechs for Success through Business-Driven Cloud Security


Speaker:

Sesh Murthy

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Cloud Raxak

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In this session, Sesh will show FinTechs how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continuous compliance, and set themselves up for success.




 
Enterprise DevOps Journey, The Things No One Told Me...


Speaker:

Amir Fried

Software Architect
Amdocs

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


When you focus on a journey from up-close you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture. In this talk we will take you through our past, present and future, sharing valuable insights.




 
FinTech SaaS in the Cloud: Idea to Execution


Speaker:

Justin Witz

CTO
Fiduciary Risk Assessment LLC

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


FinTech is the sum of financial and technology, and it’s one of the fastest growing tech industries. Total global investments in FinTech almost reached $50 billion last year, but there is still a great deal of confusion over what it is and what it means — especially as it applies to retirement.

Building financial startups is not simple, but with the right team, technology and an innovative approach it can be an extremely interesting domain to disrupt. FinTech heralds a financial revolution that is for everyone. Ideally, it’s cloud-based, consumer friendly and offers education in a consumable manner with mobility and portability.

In recent years, the financial services market has seen a major disruption wave coming from the FinTech sector. Surprisingly, innovations were brought not by industry experts, but by technology experts and people passionate to utilize technology for a better experience. A trend that shifts from business model innovation to technology innovation.

The timing is right for financial startups, and the market is craving new ideas. To build a startup you need a great team. An idea and technical knowledge will not take you anywhere if you don't have the right team. To get a great team quickly, you may have to think outside the box. FinTech startups succeed when the ability to quickly develop quality software is married with a business team with great vision.




 
Freeze the Pond Versus Take the Hill: Two Metaphors for Enterprise Agile Transformation


Speaker:

Kurt Bittner

Vice President of Enterprise Solutions
Scrum.org

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


It is ironic, but perhaps not unexpected, that many organizations who want the benefits of using an Agile approach to deliver software use a waterfall approach to adopting Agile practices: they form plans, they set milestones, and they measure progress by how many teams they have engaged. Old habits die hard, but like most waterfall software projects, most waterfall-style Agile adoption efforts fail to produce the results desired. The problem is that to get the results they want, they have to change their culture and cultures are very hard to change. To paraphrase Peter Drucker, "culture eats Agile for breakfast." Successful approaches are opportunistic and leverage the power of self-organization to achieve lasting change. This talk will share stories of success and failure and will talk about why different approaches succeed and fail.




 
From Digital Disruption to Digital Cohesion


Speaker:

Beth Gage

Senior Director of Systems Engineering
Juniper Networks

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust - will shape the way users, service providers and the industry creates the foundation for the next networking era. This session will outline how the four key drivers are pushing development and describe what challenges must be solved to achieve Digital Cohesion.




 
Generalists and Specialists: Divergent Patterns for DevOps


Speaker:

Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals — as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.

This is the case with DevOps. On the one hand, many DevOps discussions focus on culture, breaking down silos, making everyone responsible for security, and giving developers operational responsibility for their applications. This is primarily a developer-centric view of DevOps. On the other hand, DevOps (or cloud-native operations if you prefer) can also be approached through the lens of how operations enables developers and relentlessly automates using expert teams.

In this session, Red Hat Technology Evangelist Gordon Haff will discuss different patterns for creating next-generation software and provide insight into when particular approaches may be more or less suitable. You’ll leave with a better understanding of optimizing the software delivery pipeline in your organization.




 
Global Traffic Management Informed by End-User Experience for Multi-Cloud Flexibility


Speaker:

Josh Gray

Chief Architect
Cedexis

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams.

This talk will cover strategies for orchestrating global traffic achieving the highest-quality end-user experience while spanning multiple clouds and data centers and reacting at the velocity of modern development teams.




 
Going Serverless the Amazon Lambda Way? Stay Calm and Monitor On!


Speaker:

David B. Martin

Principal Product Owner
CA Technologies

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code.

In this session, Dave Martin, Product Owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to overcome the challenges of monitoring S3 and RDS. This presentation will provide an overview of necessary Amazon Lambda concepts and discuss how to integrate the monitoring data with other tools.

This presentation is for experienced Java coders, but does not require any familiarity with Amazon Lambdas specifically.




 
How Data Analytics and Cognitive Computing Are Changing the Game for Financial Services


Speaker:

Sebastien Meunier

Head of Digital for North America
Chappuis Halder & Co

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting-edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. These tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advantage in priority areas: customer analytics, financial crime prevention, regulatory compliance and risk management.




 
How Do You Eat a Whale? One Byte at a Time


Speaker:

Kelly Looney

Director of DevOps Consulting
Skytap

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


We will show how an incremental approach to introducing containers into complex, distributed applications results in modernization with less risk and more reward. We’ll share our story of how Skytap used Docker to get out of the business of managing infrastructure, and into the business of delivering innovation and business value. You’ll learn how up-front planning allows for a clean separation between infrastructure, platform, and service concerns.

You’ll learn how to evaluate which components of your applications are best-suited first for containers, how to experiment safely and get fast feedback, and how to increase container adoption for more dynamic results.




 
How Is Deep Learning Used in Trading


Speaker:

Gaurav Chakravorty

Co-Founder and Head of Strategy Development
qplum

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


This session will cover the transformational impact of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in making trading a scientific process. Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences, especially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as a social science with a lot of data.

With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. This focus on learning a hierarchical set of concepts is truly making investing a scientific process, a utility.




 
How to IoTify


Speaker:

Tony Shan

Chief Architect
CTS

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business. Though, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected with a majority of IoT projects having failed. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls?

This presentation introduces a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology portfolios and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will delve into the components in this framework: Anatomy, Ramp-up, Use case, Business case, Architecture, Technology selection, Implementation, and Platform (ARUBA TIP). The interdisciplinary techniques and anti-patterns of this method will be discussed, along with best practices and lessons learned, to help organizations transform to and enable IoT more effectively. To illustrate the practical use of this IoTification approach, he will walk through a real-world use case to build CarInsights - an open source Predictive Analytics as a Service (PAaaS) solution for connected cars, where potential vehicle breakdown problems are projected and alerted via regular/on-demand diagnosis and proactive verification for preventive maintenance.




 
How to Realize New Opportunities for Innovation and Growth with Blockchain Technologies


Speaker:

René Bostic

Technical VP
IBM Cloud

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across supply chain networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost and time for product recall as well as advance trade.

Are you curious about Blockchain and how it can provide you with new opportunities for innovation and growth? We invite you to join in this exciting talk to learn the basics of Blockchain, and explore real world use cases across a variety of industries.




 
If IoT Is the Meteor, Is OT the Dinosaur?


Speaker:

Sudarshan Krishnamurthi

Senior Manager, Business Strategy
Cisco

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


In this presentation, Sudarshan will discuss how IT and OT work together, as opposed to being in separate siloes as once was traditional. Attendees will learn how to fully leverage the power of IoT in their organization by bringing the two sides together and bridging the communication gap.

This presentation will look at what good leadership must entail in order to accomplish this, and how IT managers can be the drivers of change within their organizations. He will also discuss the skill sets needed to ensure that the full power of the IoT can be harnessed.




 
IoT and the Implications for Security Inside and Outside the Enterprise


Speaker:

Rich Boyer

CISO and Chief Architect for Security
NTT Innovation Institute, Inc.

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. Rich Boyer, CISO at NTT Innovation Institute (NTT i3), will discuss new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of security in the enterprise. With a focus on the challenges and specific technical solutions possible using distributed trust, mutability, autonomy, and disposability, he will show how a single cohesive security management infrastructure can be created for the enterprise while still allowing the distributed value of IoT to exist anywhere.




 
IoT Security Certifications


Speaker:

Eric Lachapelle

CEO
Professional Evaluation and Certification Board

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


This session will provide an overview of various initiatives to certifiy the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT.




 
Is SaaS Dead?


Speaker:

Gaurav Pal

CEO
stackArmor

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Both SaaS vendors and SaaS buyers are going “all-in” to hyperscale IaaS platforms such as AWS, which is disrupting the SaaS value proposition. Why should the enterprise SaaS consumer pay for the SaaS service if their data is resident in adjacent AWS S3 buckets? If both SaaS sellers and buyers are using the same cloud tools, automation and pay-per-transaction model offered by IaaS platforms, then why not host the “shrink-wrapped” software in the customers’ cloud? Further, serverless computing, cloud marketplaces and DevOps are changing the economics of hosting and delivering software.

Will we see Application Server Providers (ASP2) that focus on delivering great software hosted within “dedicated” cloud environments or within the clients’ cloud environment? Will the SaaS revenue model change from a per user annual subscription to a pay-per-call model as serverless computing takes shape?

Making the right strategic decisions is critical for both cloud services buyers and providers to ensure their ability to sustain and thrive in the cloud computing age. There emergence of serverless computing, cloud marketplaces and pay-per-call transaction pricing offer entrepreneurs a rich canvas to build the next generation of cloud-native services.




 
Journey to an Intelligent Industrial IoT Network


Speaker:

Pino de Candia

CTO
Midokura

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


There are 66 million network cameras capturing terabytes of data. How did factories in Japan improve physical security at the facilities and improve employee productivity?

Edge Computing reduces possible kilobytes of data collected per second to only a few kilobytes of data transmitted to the public cloud every day. Data is aggregated and analyzed close to sensors so only intelligent results need to be transmitted to the cloud. Non-essential data is recycled to optimize storage.

In this session, Pino will use examples drawn from real IIoT use cases and discuss the variety of operations and maintenance tools to support proactive, policy-based flow analysis for edge computing or fog nodes. In this way, IT and OT engineers can ensure reliable operation of the application and proactive maintenance of issues.




 
Keeping Users and Your Bottom Line Happy: Setting up a Multi-Million Dollar SaaS Service with Kubernetes


Speaker:

Mike Johnston

Infrastructure Engineer
Supergiant.io

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


How to use Kubernetes to setup a SaaS infrastructure for your business.




 
Leveraging AI for Cloud Management


Speaker:

Ajay Gulati

Co-founder and CEO
ZeroStack

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management.

In this presentation, Ajay will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. The presentation will cover the following topics:
  • Why cloud management is a barrier to adoption
  • The role of AI in cloud deployment
  • The role of AI in cloud management
  • How AI simplifies cloud operations




 
Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Computing: Is Your Cloud Getting Smarter?


Speaker:

Matthew Finnie

CTO
Interoute

Track: All Tracks


Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understand these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? This panel looks at the evolving nature of hybrid cloud, how it affects enterprise IT staffing requirements, and what skills are needed to be successful.




 
Machine Learning - It's All About the Data


Speaker:

Ed Featherston

VP, Principal Architect
Cloud Technology Partners

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value.

This session will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.




 
Making the Case for the Governance of Internet of Things Data


Speaker:

Bassam Zarkout

Founder
IGnPower

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


IoT solutions exploit operational data generated by Internet-connected smart “things” for the purpose of gaining operational insight and producing “better outcomes” (example: create new business models, eliminate unscheduled maintenance, etc.) The explosive proliferation of IoT solutions will result in an exponential growth in the volume of IoT data, precipitating significant Information Governance issues: who owns the IoT data, what are the rights/duties of IoT solutions adopters towards this data, how to deal with Data Residency and Data Privacy issues, how to manage the lifecycle of IoT data, etc.? This session will explore these issues and press on organizations to waste little time in setting their sails and embarking on this Information Governance journey.




 
Measure Twice, Correlate Once: Understanding How to Correspond IT Performance to Business Performance


Speaker:

Leo Vasiliou

Director of Web Performance Engineering
Catchpoint Systems

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Tricky charts and visually deceptive graphs often make a case for the impact IT performance has on business. The debate isn't around the obvious; of course, IT performance metrics like website load time influence business metrics such as conversions and revenue. Rather, this presentation will explore various data analysis concepts to understand how, and how not to, assert such correlations. We will review data analysis basics, and then move into some data-to-actionable information concepts. Afterward, YOU decide whether to use your newfound knowledge for good or evil.




 
Medical Device Safety in a Connected World


Speaker:

Clark Fortney

Software Engineer
Battelle

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


Consumers increasingly expect their electronic "things" to be connected to smart phones, tablets and the Internet. When that thing happens to be a medical device, the risks and benefits of connectivity must be carefully weighed. Once the decision is made that connecting the device is beneficial, medical device manufacturers must design their products to maintain patient safety and prevent compromised personal health information in the face of cybersecurity threats. Designing safe connected medical devices begins with systematically analyzing cyber threats against desired functionality and making smart hardware/software architectural choices accordingly. Memory protection strategies, functional isolation, runtime checks, programming oversight, and vulnerability assessment testing are some of the key methods to increase the cybersecurity of a medical device, or any connected device that performs important functions.




 
Offshore Development: How Not to Screw It Up


Speaker:

Alan Winters

Serial Entrepreneur

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


During this talk, you will hear a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses:
  • The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner
  • Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice
  • Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes
  • Budget control, or how to maximize project results within possible constraints
You will see how it is possible to find your perfect software development partner and establish a long-term business partnership in the world of offshore development.




 
Open Source Tool Chains for Continuous Testing


Speaker:

Dave Karow

Developer Advocate
CA Technologies

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


The goal of Continuous Testing is to shift testing left to find defects earlier and release software faster. This can be achieved by integrating a set of open source functional and performance testing tools in the early stages of your software delivery lifecycle.

There is one process that binds all application delivery stages together into one well-orchestrated machine: Continuous Testing. Continuous Testing is the conveyor belt between the Software Factory and production stages. Artifacts are moved from one stage to the next only after they have been tested and approved to continue. New code submitted to the repository is tested upon commit. When tests fail, the code is rejected. Subsystems are approved as part of periodic builds on their way to the delivery stage, where the system is being tested as production ready. The release process stops when tests fail. The key is to shift test creation and execution to the left, rather than creating tests after development is complete. As code is committed and promoted, all tests run in the background near instantaneously, as there is no longer time for human intervention in a continuous deployment cycle.

Open source functional and performance tools can help achieve superior test coverage earlier in the development lifecycle while simultaneously achieving faster time to release. Join Dave Karow, BlazeMeter Developer Advocate, and learn how to integrate open source tools such as Apache JMeter and Selenium with Taurus and Jenkins as part of a Continuous Testing Effort.




 
OpenStack Integration


Speaker:

Chris Brown

Solutions Marketing Manager
Nutanix

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Some people worry that OpenStack is more flash then substance; however, for many customers this could not be farther from the truth. No other technology equalizes the playing field between vendors while giving your internal teams better access than ever to infrastructure when they need it. In this session we will talk through some real-world OpenStack deployments and look into the ways this can benefit customers of all sizes. We will also talk through Nutanix's OpenStack integrations and show how combined together these technologies give IT professionals a new way to approach infrastructure in today's cloud world




 
Persistent Storage for Containers


Speaker:

Denis Guyadeen

Product Manager
Nutanix

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent. Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure, adding additional complexity. In this session he will explore the benefits of persistent containers, talk about why persistence for containers makes sense and explore some of the Nutanix technologies that enable this persistence.




 
Reinventing IT Operations with Real-Time Big Data


Speaker:

Bernd Harzog

CEO & Founder
OpsDataStore

Track: Big Data | Analytics


As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. Bernd will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and how this led him to found OpsDataStore. He’ll discuss how data-driven IT operations will save money, and detect trends and patterns that precede actual problems by allowing never-before-seen transparency into the IT stack.




 
Running Databases in Containers. How to Overcome the Challenges of Heavy Containers


Speaker:

Frank Stienhans

CTO
Ocean9, Inc.

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Hardware Virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?!

Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.

In this session we will walk you through characteristics, performance, value, architecture and operations of heavy containers. Additionally, a short live demo to prove the concepts and results will feature a database of 1.2 billion rows of data.




 
SAP in the Cloud, Is It the Best for You and How?


Speaker:

Chris Carter

CEO
Approyo

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Chris Carter will discuss the basic set up and solution for an SAP solution in the cloud and what it means to the viability of your company.




 
Security of Smart Things


Speaker:

Nevi Kaja

Research Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are its security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. This presentation will discuss some of the security challenges of IoT infrastructure and relate on how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material will be delivered interactively to engage with the audience and will consist of the following three parts:
  • Smart Things, benefits and risks
  • Security of things
  • Data and privacy




 
Serverless - The Next Major Shift in Cloud Computing


Speaker:

John Jelinek

Instructor
Linux Academy

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. When most of the industry has its eyes on Docker and containers, you'll learn why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers with heavy investments in serverless computing.




 
Streaming Analytics at the Intersection of IoT, Enterprise and Cloud: Four Case Studies


Speaker:

Steve Wilkes

Founder and CTO
Striim

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


In this presentation, Striim CTO and founder Steve Wilkes will delve into four enterprise-scale, business-critical case studies where streaming analytics serves as the key to enabling real-time data integration and right-time insights in hybrid cloud, IoT, and fog computing environments. As part of this discussion, Steve will also present a demo based on its partnership with Fujitsu, highlighting their technologies in a healthcare IoT use-case. The demo showcases the tracking of patients in emergency rooms in real time, showing geolocation of patients as they pass through hospital zones, wait time of patients in each zone, and real-time visualizations and alerting to ensure the most critical patients receive timely care.




 
Successful Cloud Operations Means Knowing When to Say “No!”


Speaker:

Chris Wolf

CTO, Global Field and Industry
VMware

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. Attend this session to learn how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentralize.




 
The 'Known Unknown' of Big Data in IoT: How Big Will Your Data Grow and By When?


Speaker:

Swen Conrad

CEO
Ocean9, Inc.

Track: Big Data | Analytics


IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not apply either.

Understand key cloud concepts and how they enable your successful IoT initiative, providing flexibility and elasticity to your IT infrastructure in a highly secure fashion.

Join this presentation to understand how the two trends of cloud and IoT are better together.




 
The App Architecture Revolution: Microservices, Containers and Automation


Speaker:

Scott Davis

CTO
Embotics

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


In this session, Embotics CTO Scott Davis will discuss how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. Davis will discuss how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.

Attendees will come away from the session with a better understanding of microservices, containers and how to achieve effective and efficient operations through flexible automation, without the need for expensive or cumbersome legacy-style management suites.




 
The Automated Docker Container Deployment Pipeline


Speaker:

Jari Kolehmainen

Founder and CTO
Kontena

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment process through continuous integration and delivery of applications and microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the cloud.

Jari will discuss solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. He will also demonstrate deployment of a CI/CD pipeline using container management, as well as show how to deploy a containerized application through a continuous delivery pipeline.




 
The Interesting IoT: Digitizing Operations


Speaker:

Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever.

However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In this session, Red Hat Technology Evangelist Gordon Haff will share examples from a wide range of industries--including energy, transportation, and retail--of using IoT to create new business opportunities and improve efficiency.

We’ll also discuss strategies for protecting data as it flows through a distributed IoT solution from endpoints that are often difficult to reliably secure. This includes practices for using IoT gateways, maintaining secure communications, and determining appropriate policies for different types of data.




 
The IoT Evolution Will Be Led by Novel 'Abstraction'


Speaker:

Kausik Sridhar

Founder and CTO
Pulzze Systems

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software in the hope of capturing value in IoT. Although IoT is relatively new in the market, it has already gone through many promotional terms such as IoE, IoX, SDX, Edge/Fog, Mist Compute, etc. Ultimately, irrespective of the name, it is about deriving value from independent software assets participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution.

Given the magnitude of this ecosystem, retrofitting existing software and consumption models to stitch various components together leads to sub-optimal solutions. Though current approaches and methodologies create beneficial products, these do not necessarily translate to value that can be realistically captured due to their associated high costs (COGS). Based on the market’s feedback on prevailing solutions, IoX is one of those cases where tweaking existing software assets is not sufficient to result in set market leadership.

This definitely deserves a re-think, and the key component is Abstraction in rapid evolution of IoT!




 
The “Smart” Sea Change in IoT


Speaker:

John Crupi

VP and Engineering System Architect
Greenwave Systems

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Now that the world has connected “things,” we need to build these devices as truly intelligent in order to create instantaneous and precise results. This means you have to do as much of the processing at the point of entry as you can: at the edge. The killer use cases for IoT are becoming manifest through AI engines on edge devices. An autonomous car has this dual edge/cloud analytics model, producing precise, real-time results. As more smart, AI-enabled “things” operate at the edges of our networks, we’ll see things moving beyond being connected and into actively embodying intelligence.




 
Three Steps to DevOps for Core Enterprise Teams


Speaker:

Vaughn Marshall

Sr. Principal Product Owner
CA Technologies

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Did you know that you can develop for mainframes in Java? Or that the testing and deployment can be automated across mobile to mainframe? Join this talk and demo to see how increasingly teams are developing with agile methodologies using modern development environments, and automating testing and deployments, mobile to mainframe.




 
Total Cost of Ownership and the Cloud Adoption Lifecycle


Speaker:

Joe Kinsella

CTO and Founder
CloudHealth Technologies

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Cloud adoption is often driven by a desire to increase efficiency, boost agility and save money. All too often, however, the reality involves unpredictable cost spikes and lack of oversight due to resource limitations. This session would tackle the question: “How do you build a fully optimized cloud?” The speaker will examine:
  • Why TCO is critical to achieving cloud success - and why attendees should be thinking holistically about cloud cost management.
  • The critical elements of a sound governance program (e.g., tagging, implementing lights on/lights off policies).
  • Real-world examples of companies that have driven cost savings, governance, and security through automation.




 
Trends in WebRTC Development


Speaker:

Arin Sime

Founder
WebRTC.ventures

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


What sort of WebRTC-based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. Based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information, Arin will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development.




 
Using Architectural Analysis to Design and Deliver Microservices


Speaker:

Pavel Rabinovich

Senior Program Manager
CAST Software

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk.

Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization. Microservices + system-level analysis = the perfect combination in creating a nimble organization that can flex with new technologies and demands from the business side.




 
WebRTC for IoT, Edge Computing Use Cases


Speaker:

Kensaku Komatsu


NTT Communications

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address current issues in the Edge Computing scenario.

Kensaku Komatsu will talk about the practical experience, activity and potential of WebRTC for IoT and Edge Computing scenario.




 
Why Composable Infrastructure Instead of HyperConvergence?


Speaker:

Bruno Andrade

CEO and Founder
HTBase

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let’s say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it. What this means is up to now is that the HyperConverged vendors are in charge of the requirements.

Composable Infrastructure came to solve this issue, the goal being to put the business in charge of the requirements and how you build your infrastructure. Truly hardware agnostic, flexible scaling, now workloads do not matter where they are. It can be in your private infrastructure or in the public cloud; it should be transparent to the business, it should be where it benefits the business the most. In this session, we will cover in detail the differences between HyperConvergence and Composable Infrastructure.




 
Your Data Center Is Doomed


Speaker:

Don Browning

VP of Cloud Architecture
Turner Broadcasting

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready”. If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities. In this session I posit that disruption is inevitable for companies that refuse embrace the cloud and the culture shift that comes along with it.




Presentation Slides
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
The proper isolation of resources is essential for multi-tenant environments. The traditional approach to isolate resources is, however, rather heavyweight. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Igor Drobiazko, co-founder of elastic.io, drew upon his own experience with operating a Docker container-based infrastructure on a large scale and present a lightweight solution for resource isolation using microservices. He also discussed the implementation of microservices in data and application integrat...
In their Live Hack” presentation at 17th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty and Paul Fletcher, Chief Security Evangelists at Alert Logic, provided the audience with a chance to see a live demonstration of the common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This “Live Hack” used open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees learned where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructure. The...
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and micro services. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your contain...
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" ...
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership abi...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, discussed how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a practic...
The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users. Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services a...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measuring, Sharing. While we’ve seen a lot of focus on the “A” and even on the “M”, there are very few examples of why the “C" is equally important in the DevOps equation. In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, explored HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success.
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, showed how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants received the download information, scripts, and complete end-t...
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. “Fly two mistakes high” is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee A...
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at differ...
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Whether they’re located in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, cloud technologies are constantly evolving. While the innovation is exciting, the end mission of delivering business value and rapidly producing incremental product features is paramount. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Kiran Chitturi, CTO Architect at Sungard AS, discussed DevOps culture, its evolution of frameworks and technologies, and how it is achieving maturity. He also covered various styles and...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and sh...
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it m...
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
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Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization...
Developers want to create better apps faster. Static clouds are giving way to scalable systems, with dynamic resource allocation and application monitoring. You won't hear that chant from users on any picket line, but helping developers to create better apps faster is the mission of Lee Atchison, principal cloud architect and advocate at New Relic Inc., based in San Francisco. His singular job is to understand and drive the industry in the areas of cloud architecture, microservices, scalability ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the USA and Europe, we work with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies.
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent. Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure, adding additional complexity.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi LTD., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will be featuring the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. This is the industry’s only offering that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud storage gateways, and sophisticated search an...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, pane...

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Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization in a “as-a-service” cloud model, and discussed the role that the data lake plays in monetizing the ...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regulatory scrutiny and increasing consumer lack of trust in technology in general.
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" programs available to startups and innovators.
Most of us have moved our web and e-commerce operations to the cloud, but we are still getting sales reports and other information we need to run our business long after the fact. We sell a hamburger on Tuesday, you might say, but don't know if we made money selling it until Friday. That's because we still rely on Batch processing, where we generate orders, reports, and other management-useful pieces of data when it's most convenient for the IT department to process them, rather than in real time. That was fine when horse-drawn wagons made our deliveries, but it is far too slow for today's wor...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet the demands of Digital Transformation – including accelerating application delivery, closing feedback ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterp...
Artificial Intelligence is the discipline of thinking machines. The field is growing dramatically with the proliferation of high powered computers into homes and businesses and especially with the growing power of smartphones and other mobile devices. Artificial intelligence software is assisting people in most every discipline. The many functions of AI are considered by many to be threatening many human jobs across multiple industries, but others consider it a great producer of jobs since it will help create entirely new industries and free more humans to innovate and create.
Is your application too difficult to manage? Do changes take dozens of developers hundreds of hours to execute, and frequently result in downtime across all your site’s functions? It sounds like you have a monolith! A monolith is one of the three main software architectures that define most applications. Whether you’ve intentionally set out to create a monolith or not, it’s worth at least weighing the pros and cons of the different architectural approaches and deciding which one makes the most sense for your applications. The proper design pattern can save your organization time and money, and...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To more closely examine the variety of ways in which IT departments around the world are integrating cloud services, and the effect hybrid IT has had on their organizations and IT job roles, SolarWinds recently released the SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017: Portrait of a Hybrid Organization. This annual study consists of survey-based research that explores significant trends, developments, and movements related to and directly affecting IT and IT professionals.
The recent deluge of rains in Northern California have flooded streets, brought down trees and plugged storm sewers. As I was trying to make my way around the neighborhood, I thought of a classroom exercise to help my MBA students to identify the use cases upon which they could focus data and analytics. In this exercise, I’m going to ask my students to pretend that they have been hired by the city to “Optimize Street Maintenance” after these rainstorms.
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Analytic. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the evolving nature of hybrid cloud, how it affects enterprise IT staffing requir...
Whether you are an owner of a thriving small business or a decision maker at an established enterprise, you cannot ignore digital technology. Businesses worldwide are going digital to deliver compelling experiences to customers, which is becoming a key differentiating factor. The rise of social and mobile have increased the discoverability of businesses. Consumers are
@ThingsExpo has been named the Most Influential ‘Smart Cities - IIoT' Account and @BigDataExpo has been named fourteenth by Right Relevance (RR), which provides curated information and intelligence on approximately 50,000 topics. In addition, Right Relevance provides an Insights offering that combines the above Topics and Influencers information with real time conversations to provide actionable intelligence with visualizations to enable decision making. The Insights service is applicable to events like elections, emerging technologies, issues/activism, conferences, product launches, etc. Righ...
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver the analytics that add value.
First there was the Stone Age. Then we learned how to manipulate and smelt metals, which led to an Agrarian age. From there, machines helped bring about the Industrial age, then the Space Age. So where are we now? Shall we call it the Network Age? Metcalfe’s Law holds that the value of a connected network, telecommunications in the parlance of his day, is proportional to the square of the number of connected users. Or stated more simply, the utility of a connected ‘thing’ increases as more and more ‘things’ are connected. The telephone acts as an easy example. One phone by itself is a paperwei...
This recent research on cloud computing from the Register delves a little deeper than many of the "We're all adopting cloud!" surveys we've seen. They found that meaningful cloud adoption and the idea of the cloud-first enterprise are still not reality for many businesses. The Register's stats also show a more gradual cloud deployment trend over the past five years, not any sort of explosion. One important takeaway is that coherence across internal and external clouds is essential for IT right now. That translates into tasks like planning better cloud management and application and platform in...
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTred processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
Step into any boardroom and the talk is all about speed and quality: How to accelerate the delivery of innovative new products and services, while improving the quality of existing ones. When this question is asked, all eyes turn to the CIO: How can IT bring business velocity to both the software lifecycle and the digital business, end-to-end from digital touchpoint to system of record?