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Anand Akela  - CA Technologies


DevOps Evolution: Architecting the Modern Software Factory
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Anand Akela is Senior Director, DevOps Solutions, at CA Technologies. Prior to his current role at CA Technologies, he was Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) at AppDynamics. Earlier he worked at Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency, and enterprise software areas.

Anand has more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, strategic planning and software development. He received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University in India.

You can follow Anand on twitter at https://twitter.com/aakela
 
 
JP Ascenci  - Cast Highlight


Are Your Business Apps Cloud-Ready?
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
JP Ascenci is a solution specialist at CAST Highlight.
 
 
Rasananda Behera  - 


Federal Cloud Topology with Digital Transformation
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Rasananda Behera, a keynote speaker, leader, technologist, has over 19 years of experience in Information technology (financial domain, insurance & Government verticals). He has held a variety of roles in leadership, enterprise architecture and strategic planning, cloud computing, Big Data, and DevOps product engineering across verticals in Fortune 100 companies. His current interests include Big Data, cloud computing, cognitive engineering, digital transformation, and enterprise architecture.
 
 
Stefano Bellasio  - Cloud Academy


The Path to Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Stefano Bellasio is an Italian entrepreneur who started his career in the web hosting world and saw the world evolving to the cloud. He is CEO and founder of Cloud Academy Inc.
 
 
Jason Bloomberg  - Intellyx


Digital Transformation Requires Enterprise-Wide Agile Transformation
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Jason Bloomberg is the leading industry analyst and globally recognized expert on agile digital transformation. He writes and speaks on how today’s disruptive enterprise technology trends support the digital professional’s business transformation goals.

He writes for Forbes, his biweekly newsletter the Cortex, and several contributed blogs. He also helps technology vendors and service providers communicate their digital transformation stories. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013).

Mr. Bloomberg has published over 750 articles, spoken at over 350 conferences, webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,500 times.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).
 
 
Brian Boeggeman  - Ayehu


Intelligent Automation in the Digital Transformation Era
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Brian Boeggeman, VP Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in the cloud software and ICT industry with proven track records in partner business development, enterprise sales, and marketing. At Ayehu, Brian and his team drive Alliances and Partnerships to proliferate the growing demand for Intelligent Automation with key MSP, MSSP and technology partners.

Prior to Ayehu, Brian was at Mirantis (OpenStack software) where he built and led the partner and alliances organization to drive the strategic positioning of the company while generating revenues that propelled Mirantis into triple digit growth. His success includes landing and leading partnerships with Intel, Dell, Juniper, Computacenter and many others.

Most recently, he led the partnership execution with NTT Com to offer Mirantis OpenStack as-a-service in 11 countries around the world. He also demonstrated his strong leadership at Cisco where he spearheaded the service provider partner ecosystems, business development, and strategic sales teams during his tenure there.

Brian will share how intelligent automation is having a beneficial impact on the current and future Enterprise IT landscape by opening up new opportunities to realize operational excellence and setting the stage for the innovation of new offerings in the market.
 
 
Bill Borsari  - Datera


Flip the Switch to Container Clouds
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Bill Borsari is Head of Systems Engineering at Datera. With more than 20 years of experience in the storage industry specializing in virtualization and cloud computing, he has held senior roles at Nimble Storage, SeaMicro, Parascale and Picsel Technologies. In 2015, he organized the 30th anniversary event for the Amiga Computer at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

In his current role as Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, Bill leads the sales engineering team and focuses on generating customer success. He holds a BA from University of Maryland College Park where he double-majored in Decision & Information Systems and Management Science with Statistics.
 
 
René Bostic  - IBM Cloud


Power Panel | Will Multi-Clouds Play Nice Together?
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions.

René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a member of the Society of Information Management (SIM) Atlanta Chapter. She received a Business and Economics degree with a minor in Computer Science from St. Andrews Presbyterian University (Laurinburg, North Carolina). She resides in metro-Atlanta (Georgia).
 
 
René Bostic  - IBM Cloud


Blockchain for Business
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions.

René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a member of the Society of Information Management (SIM) Atlanta Chapter. She received a Business and Economics degree with a minor in Computer Science from St. Andrews Presbyterian University (Laurinburg, North Carolina). She resides in metro-Atlanta (Georgia).
 
 
Dana Boudreau  - CA Technologies


Three Steps to DevOps for Core Enterprise Teams
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Dana Boudreau is a Senior Director at CA Technologies. As a leader in Agile development, hedirects CA Technologies Mainframe Application Development solution portfolio, including Endevor, InterTest, File Master Plus, SymDump and Gen solutions. He has vast experience in leading mainframe as well as distributed teams, joining CA after over 20 years at IBM. Dana works closely with CA’s mainframe customers to improve software delivery and developer productivity.
 
 
Rene Buest  - Arago


Power Panel | AI Is Transforming IoT and We Better Pay Attention
Rene Buest is Director of Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Arago. Prior to that he was Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. At this time he was considered a top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he was one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.

Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore he is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.
 
 
Rene Buest  - Arago


Live and Let Die: The Need for an AI-Enabled Enterprise
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Rene Buest is Director of Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Arago. Prior to that he was Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. At this time he was considered a top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he was one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.

Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore he is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.
 
 
Jim Bugwadia  - Nirmata


Demystifying Kubernetes for Enterprise Developers
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Jim Bugwadia is a founder and the CEO at Nirmata, a San Francisco Bay area company in the Enterprise DevOps space. He has been building large-scale distributed software systems for over two decades. He launched his career developing C++ software at Motorola for cellular network infrastructure, where his team launched the world's first CDMA network. Since then he has held several developer, architect, and leadership roles at companies like Bell Labs, Cisco, Trapeze Networks, and Pano Logic. In 2013 Jim founded Nirmata, a startup focused on solving Enterprise DevOps pain points, by providing multi-cloud management of microservices-style applications that are deployed using containers.
 
 
Michael Burley  - NetApp


Delivering on Cloud Storage-as-a-Service for a Major Asia Pacific Telco
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Michael Burley is a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, specializing in enterprise infrastructure solutions, consulting and managed services, transformational projects, data centre services, and automated provisioning solutions for Infrastructure as a Service.

He has extensive IT industry experience with NetApp, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and 3Com in Australia, Asia Pacific, and the USA.
 
 
Tony Campbell  - CoreOS


Migrating to Automated Infrastructure with Containers
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Tony Campbell leads the Educational Services team at CoreOS and is on a mission to educate the world on Kubernetes and cloud native technology. He is the author of “Troubleshooting OpenStack” and a member of the OpenStack Speakers Bureau.

Prior to joining CoreOS, Tony spent nearly fourteen years at Rackspace in various roles, including Software Developer, Architect, Manager and Director. As Director of Global Talent Development at Rackspace, Tony and his team were responsible for training, developing and mentoring OpenStack Developers and Operators.

He is a native of California where he received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Notre Dame De Namur University in Belmont, California. Tony’s passions include family, theater, and exercise.
 
 
Alex Casalboni  - Cloud Academy


Cloud Literacy for the Enterprise
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Alex Casalboni is an Italian Software Engineer and Web Developer, deeply in love with music, web technologies, and cloud computing. He joined Cloud Academy as the first employee back in 2013, and he's been building web apps and tools for online education since then. He is now teaching and mentoring around the world as Technical (Cloud) Evangelist.
 
 
Alise Cashman Spence  - IBM


Power Panel | Will Multi-Clouds Play Nice Together?
Alise Cashman Spence is the Offering Manager for Power Systems Cloud Solutions. She started out a few years ago doing Technical Support and Network Administration for Lotus Development Corporation. Shortly after IBM acquired Tivoli, she held several positions there including Technical Evangelist, Competitive Analyst and Briefing Manager before joining the Power Systems division. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and her Blue Heeler, Daisy.
 
 
Alise Cashman Spence  - IBM


How to Build a Better Private Cloud PaaS with Containers
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Alise Cashman Spence is the Offering Manager for Power Systems Cloud Solutions. She started out a few years ago doing Technical Support and Network Administration for Lotus Development Corporation. Shortly after IBM acquired Tivoli, she held several positions there including Technical Evangelist, Competitive Analyst and Briefing Manager before joining the Power Systems division. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and her Blue Heeler, Daisy.
 
 
Sangeeta Chakraborty  - Ayasdi


The Five Key Elements to Build, Deploy and Operationalize Artificial Intelligence at Scale
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Sangeeta Chakraborty is the Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi where she is focused on delivering the highest quality personalized service experience for each of Ayasdi’s customers.
Most recently, she served as VP of Professional Services for Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions for governments.

Prior to Ayasdi, she built multiple professional services practices across a number of successful startups including Digital Fuel (acquired by VMware), Inquira (acquired by Oracle) and Interwoven. Sangeeta began her career in consulting with Tata, Fujitsu and Vitria. She earned her BS in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology in Warangal, India, and her MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
 
 
Yung Chou  - BlueMetal


How to Architect an IoT Solution
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Yung Chou is a Principal Cloud Architect at BlueMetal, an Insight company. In his IT career, he has worked closely with customers and communities in various capacities including application development, technical support, solution sales, IT management and technology evangelism. Recently he has focused upon hybrid cloud, IaaS solutions and emerging cloud technologies with emphases on containers, IoT and Machine Learning.
 
 
Oleg Chunikhin  - Kublr


Implement Advanced Scheduling Techniques in Kubernetes
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, has been working in the field of software architecture and development for nearly 20 years. He joined Kublr in 2017, as he specializes in DevOps technologies including Kubernetes, Docker, and Puppet.

Oleg has successfully defined Kublr’s technology strategy and innovative standards, tools, technologies, and processes.
 
 
Robert B. Cohen  - Economic Strategy Institute


Enterprise IoT Has Created a New Economy
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Robert Cohen is an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute. He analyzes the economic impact of new telecommunications and computing technologies. His current work explores the emergence of software as the fundamental building block for networks, data centers and computing. It does this by forecasting the growth of cloud services and the Internet of Things. Dr. Cohen employs input/output analysis to forecast US investment and productivity changes and employment impacts. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Brocade Communications and the OECD are sponsoring this effort.

Dr. Cohen previously was Director of TM Forum’s Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. He created New York State’s first high tech strategy and consulted to the European Commission on the internet and economic growth. He is a past president of the Forecasters Club of New York. He holds an MA and Ph.D. in economics from the New School and a BA from Swarthmore College. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of five books
 
 
Allon Cohen  - Elastifile


The Cross-Cloud Data Fabric: Sharing Data Between On-Premises and In-Cloud Apps
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Dr. Allon Cohen is VP of Product at Elastifile. At the core of Elastifile’s product mission, he leads product roadmap strategy and cross-functional execution. Prior to joining Elastifile, he was the VP of Software and Solutions for Toshiba\OCZ where he led the definition, roadmap, and market introduction of award-winning storage products, integrating system software with the latest in flash technology.

He joined Toshiba\OCZ through the acquisition of SANRAD, a trailblazer for flash acceleration, where he served as VP of Marketing and Product Management. Allon holds a BSc in physics and mathematics, cum laude, from the Talpiot Project, and an MBA and PhD, summa cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 
 
Steve Conner  - Cloudistics


General Session | Getting Public Cloud Benefits Without Public Cloud Drawbacks
Steve Conner brings more than 20 years of experience in building and leading highly motivated sales teams to Cloudistics, where he serves as the VP of Sales. Previously, he held multiple director level positions at Nutanix where he successfully built three multi-million dollar service units in three different market spaces – managed hosting, government services, and value-added product services. He has also held positions as Principal at Sequoia Worldwide; Vice President of Technology Innovation at Arrow Electronics; Vice President & CTO of InScope International (later acquired by Arrow Electronics); CTO for Absulon Technology Partners, (later acquired by InScope International); and Director of Professional Services at Exodus Communications.

Steve holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Richmond, an MS in Computer Science from George Mason University, and is currently completing his MBA at the Florida Institute of Technology.
 
 
Swen Conrad  - Ocean9, Inc.


Power Panel | Will Multi-Clouds Play Nice Together?
Swen Conrad is CEO of Ocean9, Inc. He has 20 years of experience in SAP and cloud across consulting, IT management and marketing roles. At HP, he held IT operational responsibility for an SAP installations transacting $8 billion annually. At SAP, he earned recognition building a unified IT Business Management solution and help launch the SAP HANA database and related cloud offerings.
 
 
Swen Conrad  - Ocean9, Inc.


SAP in Public Cloud – Between a Rock and a Hard Place?
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Swen Conrad is CEO of Ocean9, Inc. He has 20 years of experience in SAP and cloud across consulting, IT management and marketing roles. At HP, he held IT operational responsibility for an SAP installations transacting $8 billion annually. At SAP, he earned recognition building a unified IT Business Management solution and help launch the SAP HANA database and related cloud offerings.
 
 
John Considine  - IBM


Opening Keynote | Cloud Evolution
John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering management. To date, IBM has launched more than 50 cloud data centers that span the globe. He has been building advanced technology, delivering “as a service” solutions, and managing infrastructure services for the past 20 years.

John joined IBM in 2015 as the Vice President of the IBM Cloud Innovation Lab where he was responsible for the architecture and design of the evolving IBM cloud platform, which includes all aspects of cloud computing from compute, storage, and networking, to software defined environments, platform services, and data center technologies. The Cloud Innovation Lab is designed to enhance the operational efficiency, scale, and performance of the IBM cloud.

Prior to joining IBM, Considine was the CTO of Verizon Terremark, responsible for leading the company’s global research and development efforts. Formerly the cofounder of CloudSwitch, a leading enablement software company acquired by Verizon in August 2011, he developed and delivered technologies that enable enterprises to seamlessly and securely integrate public cloud resources into existing IT infrastructure without re-architecting applications.

Considine has more than two decades of technology vision and proven experience in complex enterprise system development, integration and product delivery. Before founding CloudSwitch, he was Director of the Platform Products Group at Sun Microsystems. He came to Sun through the acquisition of Pirus Networks, where he was part of the early engineering team responsible for the development and release of the Pirus NAS product, including advanced development of parallel NAS functions and the Segmented File System. He has started and boot-strapped a number of start-ups with breakthrough technology in high-performance distributed systems and image processing. He has been granted patents for cloud computing, virtualization, networking, RAID and distributed file system technology.

He began his career as an engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems, and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
 
 
John Crupi  - Greenwave Systems


Dumb IoT Isn’t Cool. Making IoT Smart at the Edge
Track: Big Data | Analytics
John Crupi is Vice President and Engineering System Architect at Greenwave Systems, where he guides development on the edge-based visual analytics and real-time pattern discovery environment AXON Predict. He has over 25 years of experience executing enterprise systems and advanced visual analytics solutions.

Mr. Crupi was Chief Technology Officer at Predixion Software prior to its acquisition by Greenwave, and led development of the Predixion RIOT IoT analytics engine platform. He also served as CTO at real-time operational intelligence startup JackBe (acquired by German software behemoth Software AG) and as CTO of the Sun Microsystems SOA Practice, where he was recognized as a Sun Distinguished Engineer.

Mr. Crupi is co-author of the highly regarded Java reference Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (Prentice Hall) and co-author of 13 patents on advanced analytics and pattern-based system design. He’s contributed to numerous industry journals and publications, served on the international advisory board for SYS-CON Media’s AJAX & RIA Journal, and has specialized in advanced real-time patterns and analytics for IoT for the past 10 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Maryland College Park, and his Master’s Degree in Engineering Administration with a sub-focus in Artificial Intelligence from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

John is a three-time "Washingtonian TECH TITAN” award recipient from Washingtonian Magazine for leadership recognition within the Washington Technology Community.
 
 
Scott Davis  - Embotics


The CMP 2.0: Bringing Automation, Orchestration and Governance to Cloud Native Apps and DevOps
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Embotics CTO Scott Davis is a well-known technology executive. He was formerly VMware’s End User Computing Business Unit CTO and Chief Datacenter/Storage Architect; also founder of Virtual Iron Software acquired for Orcale’s OracleVM. Davis is a recognized expert in virtualization, clustering, operating systems, storage and end-user computing.
 
 
Ryland Degnan  - Netflix


The Reactive Edge: Reinventing the Edge Tier Using a Reactive Communication Protocol
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Ryland Degnan is a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, responsible for creating a highly scalable edge tier that serves as the backbone for a distributed infrastructure serving over 100 million subscribers. He holds an MSc from the University of Oxford and a BA from Harvard University.
 
 
Greg Dumas  - Calligo


General Session | Are You Ready for GDPR (The EU General Data Protection Regulation)??
Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application performance guarantees & data privacy.

Greg has over 25 years of experience as an international sales, marketing & operations executive. His background has focused primarily on virtualization and internet security products & services. Most recently he was with Attivo Networks, the leader in deception security products. Previous to Attivo, he held roles as a the VP of International sales & operations for Xangati, as well as holding executive positions at Blue Coat Systems, Lucent Technologies, Livingston Enterprises, & Telebit Corporation.

Greg has been a featured speaker at previous events including VM World, Interop & LANdaba as well as at numerous virtualization & security user group sessions around the world.
 
 
Guy Fighel  - SignifAI


Monitoring Unknown Unknowns with AI
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Guy Fighel is the Co-Founder and CTO at SignifAI, a machine intelligence platform that helps TechOps teams get to answers faster by learning from their expertise, not generic algorithms.

He's accumulated 18+ years of experience in system and software architecture and DevOps practices and has been involved in leading the development of highly scalable, global mobile software solutions in international companies, such as Tango and Vonage. He has also overseen the development of more than 16 patents.
 
 
Mark Figley  - IBM


Deploy an Armored Cloud with Secure Service Containers - No Reengineering Required
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Mark Figley is Director of LinuxONE Offerings (TBC) at IBM. He is a career technologist and innovator. He started as a software engineer at startups in California and then moved to an 11+ year career at AIG United Guaranty, first as a software engineer, followed by architecture and management roles before moving to an IT Executive role.

Since joining IBM, Mark has demonstrated his technology skills in sales, product management, offering management, and cloud strategy. Today he is in IBM Z and LinuxONE leading the development of offerings for both IT infrastructure and as-a-service that leverage unique mainframe technology delivering value to thousands of clients around the globe.
 
 
Sean Finnerty  - REAN Cloud


Building the Hospital Concierge System of the Future in the Cloud
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Sean Finnerty is Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud.
 
 
Nicole Forsgren  - DevOps Research and Assessment


Day 2 Keynote | Optimizing Alignment – Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud
Nicole Forsgren is Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). She is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been a professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. She has been awarded public and private research grants (funders include NASA and the NSF), and her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and she is an Academic Partner at Clemson University and Florida International University.
 
 
Lennart Frantzell  - IBM


APIs and Financial Services Innovation
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Lennart Frantzell, PhD, is a Developer Advocate with IBM in San Francisco who focuses on Fintech, Blockchain and Watson Services. He attends Meetups, Industry Events and Hackathons and works with startups and developers in the greater Silicon Valley and California area. He has a background in programming and cloud computing. His hobbies are walking in the mountains and Cryptocurrencies.
 
 
Brian Fromme  - Penguin Computing


Efficient Access to a Cloud-based HPC Visualization Cluster
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Brian Fromme is a solutions engineer at Penguin Computing, focused on cloud and container adoption. He has a career background in software development, creating products at HP, Canonical, and EMC. He has launched businesses, managed large-scale product development and consulting programs, and delivered sales and marketing events.
 
 
Thomas Fryer  -  Secure Channels Inc.


Exceeding the Conventional Modes of Protecting Data: An Innovative Approach to Cloud Security
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Thomas Fryer served nearly 14 years in the USAF and is a veteran of the Gulf War. In the USAF he was a systems engineer involved in the deployment, operations, and expansion of several classified programs. Some of the programs included Global Positioning System (GPS), Defense Satellite Program (DSP), Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) Radars, Joint Surveillance Systems (JSS) and other classified multi-billion dollar defense systems. Additionally, he also worked for Raytheon at a Pave Paws facility as a system engineer.

Tom has senior executive experience as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) managing large-scale technology operations for the government and private sector. His technology experience includes large scale operations consisting of big data transactional systems linked across a global network of data centers. Additionally, he has experience developing and revising the architecture for new (and existing) products from vision to commercial success as well as transitioning and updating legacy systems.

With his technology and business acumen coupled with the depth and breadth of his leadership experience, he brings a unique perspective to evaluating the competitive landscape and developing innovative business strategies that increase market share and sales revenue. He sees his versatility and breadth of cross-functional knowledge as a competitive advantage, one that compliments the core competencies of the organization with ample opportunities to create new value.

In his spare time Tom can be found teaching graduate engineering courses at UCR and volunteering his time reading to the hearing impaired. Dr. Fryer is also certified in Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Critical Chain Project Management and holds multiple U.S. patents in software security and software development processes. He is currently working on multiple new patents in the field of security and earned an Electronics Engineering degree from the USAF, a BBA and MBA in Management from Angelo State University (Texas Tech), and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Canterbury. He also studied Law at Loyola Law School before regaining his senses and returning to technology.
 
 
Masashi Ganeko  - INFOCOM


Extend User Experience of WebRTC with Unique Sensor Devices
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
After 20 years of experience for developing enterprise system and consumer web service, Masashi Ganeko is leading a technology research team of INFOCOM, the software company for Healthcare IT, Business Software, and Digital Comic Service. The mission of his team is building working prototypes using new Web technology and IoT devices.
 
 
Ashu Garg  - Foundation Capital


The Cloud Is Getting Louder: How to Choose the Best Cloud Infrastructure for Your Startup
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Ashu Garg is a General Partner at Foundation Capital, focusing on startups in Big Data, Analytics, SaaS applications, and MarTech. He serves on the board of directors of TubeMogul, Localytics, Conviva, ZeroStack, Yozio, and other investments include Fortanix, adRise, Robin Systems, Databricks, and Cohesity. Previously, he was General Manager for Microsoft's online advertising business.

 
 
Mark Goldin  - Cornerstone


Improving Latency for Customer Data through Real-Time Data Warehousing
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Mark Goldin is a tech industry veteran. As CTO of Cornerstone, he oversees application architecture, development, quality assurance and technology operations while leading a world-class team of engineers. Previously, he was the Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Green Dot Corporation and held CTO positions at Thomson Elite and DestinationRx.
 
 
Greg Gorman  - IBM Cloud


Introduction to Node-RED
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Greg Gorman is the Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT. His team creates and runs programs targeted directly to developers and large ecosystems around silicon vendors, board manufacturers, universities and software communities. His team runs events like Hackathons, meet-ups and technology workshops. They also develop and manage on-line educational materials, formal university courses, examples, recipes, blogs and general outreach to anyone interested in working with the IBM IoT Platform.

Greg joined IBM through acquisition in 2008, where he served in several positions at Telelogic ranging from field engineer to sales executive to Vice President of Product Management over his 20 year history. Prior to Telelogic, Greg was with McDonnell-Douglas and Honeywell Air Transport, where he led a software and systems team creating crew station displays for fighter aircraft and commercial jetliners. Greggraduated from the University of Missouri and is an AIPMM Certified Product Manager and INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional. In his spare time Greg mentors a FIRST Robotics team in Allen, TX, inspiring young people to become engineers.
 
 
Alex Gouaillard  - CoSMo Software


Real-Time Communication Testing Evolution with WebRTC
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Dr. Alex Gouaillard is CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, a WebRTC consulting and tooling company. Winner of three WebRTC Conference and Expo Industrial Awards (2013~2014), as well as one WebRTC Pioneer Award (2014), co-leader of the WebRTC-in-Webkit Project with Ericsson R&D (2015), he is regarded as one of the pioneers of Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC).

An invited expert of the W3C WebRTC Working Group, he is in charge of the WebRTC test suite and browsers interoperability. As active member of IETF, he participates to the definition of all WebRTC specifications, and some more, like PERC. He is also co-chair of the IMTC WebRTC Interoperability Group.

Dr. Alex holds two PhDs from INSA, France, and KEIO University, Japan. He has deep experience in communications, signal and image processing. In the past, he has established and led successful research groups at Caltech University, Harvard University, and the Singaporean Agency for Science, Technology and Research. He was also involved in several innovative startups in Europe, North America, and APAC. He speaks to some level French, German, English, Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Filipino, all with a French accent.
 
 
Sergey Grebnov  - Akvelon


Intelligent Bots: Manage Your Smart Home from the Cloud!
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Sergey Grebnov is a Senior Software Engineer at Akvelon Inc., focused on IoT, Open Source and mobile related projects. He is an active Open Source member and Apache Cordova PMC. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Ivanovo State Power University, Russia. Sergey’s passion is working with and exploring cutting edge technologies to solve complex problems.
 
 
Ajay Gulati  - ZeroStack


Machine Learning for Cloud-Based DevOps
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Ajay Gulati is Co-Founder, CTO and Board Member at ZeroStack. He shares responsibility for driving ZeroStack’s product innovation, bringing to life his thought leadership in systems infrastructures and virtualization. He was a senior architect and R&D lead at VMware where he designed flagship products including Storage I/O control, Storage DRS and DRS. He has been recognized as a prolific inventor by his peers and has more than a dozen patents to his name. He has consulted with multiple startups including Nimble Storage and Velocloud Networks.

Ajay has a PhD from Rice University and a BS from IIT Kharagpur.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


Power Panel | AI Is Transforming IoT and We Better Pay Attention
Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes and was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, as well as advising clients on product and marketing strategies. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


AI: Is Winter Coming?
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes and was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, as well as advising clients on product and marketing strategies. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware.
 
 
Scott Harvey  - Atmosera


Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery (CICD) as a Service: Securing Velocity in the Cloud
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Scott Harvey leads the engineering team driving innovation and efficiency into the products and services Atmosera offers. He is focused on defining and executing the development of new hybrid services including the evolution toward an increasingly software-defined cloud service platform. He previously held leadership positions at APCON, Overture Networks, Fujitsu, Siemens, and Gilbarco. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, and one US Patent.
 
 
Andrew Hately  - IBM


General Session | Microservices: Choosing the Right Cloud, Services and Tools
Andrew Hately is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and leads IBM Watson and Cloud Architecture. He’s currently defining the one architecture for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform. He also leads a team of architects, encouraging them to design cloud native solutions for all of IBMs customers from bankers to manufacturers to game makers.

Andrew joined IBM in 1999 and has led Cloud, WebSphere and Tivoli projects in every major geography. He led the Cloud innovation team that defined IBM’s Cloud architecture strategy using Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, and CloudFoundry. He holds several patents related to software design and has authored, edited and led industry standards efforts. His primary interest is enabling rapid innovation through adoption of Cloud.
 
 
James Henry  - Calgary Scientific Inc.


Continuous Deep Learning for Visual Systems
Track: Big Data | Analytics
James Henry is Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., a company specializing in bringing real time interactive software to cloud and mobile platforms. James has 25 years of experience leading software teams in many industries including the oil and gas, healthcare, telecommunication, geolocation, construction and simulation industries. His current interest is in enabling people, data and AI's to interact in real time to solve complex problems.
 
 
Rob Hirschfeld  - RackN


DevOps vs SRE vs Cloud Native
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Rob Hirschfeld is CEO and co-founder of RackN, leaders in physical and hybrid DevOps software. He has been in the cloud and infrastructure space for nearly 15 years from working with early ESX Betas to serving four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and becoming an Executive at Dell. As a co-founder of the Digital Rebar project, Rob created a new generation of DevOps orchestration to leverage the containers and service-oriented ops. He believes that the technology of running data centers and applications on cloud is just part of the bigger story. He trained as an Industrial Engineer and carries a passion for applying Lean and Agile process to software delivery.
 
 
Jenny Hung  - Yahoo Gemini


Conquering the Wild West of Gemini Test Automation
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Jenny Hung manages Yahoo Gemini ad platform end-to-end (E2E) engineer team. She leads the team for E2E integration and test automation across desktop and mobile properties. She has CS degrees from Stanford and UC Berkeley.
 
 
Romil Jain  - Nirmata


Segmentation and Isolation on Kubernetes for Enterprise Teams
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Romil Jain is a software engineer at Nirmata, a San Francisco Bay area company in the Enterprise DevOps space. Prior to Nirmata, he was working as a test system developer for MEMS devices such as accelerometers and gyroscopes at mCube Inc. He built the software to automate the labs to test the devices for functional testing and characterization. While working there he received his MS in computer science from Santa Clara University. Currently at Nirmata, he developed software systems to provide solutions of DevOps for multi-cloud management of microservices-style applications that are deployed using containers.
 
 
Shashank Jain  - SAP


Tracing Cloud Systems via ebpf
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Shashank Jain has 18 years of work experience in different areas and domains from Cloud to IoT and Distributed Systems.

He has a keen interest in areas like databases and networking primarily in the context of Virtualization. He has been working on container technologies like Docker and orchestrators like Swarm, Openstack for VM based virtualization.

He is involved in performance engineering and areas of Linux tracing and visualizations like Flame Graphs.
 
 
Scott Jeschonek  - Avere Systems


Power Panel | Will Multi-Clouds Play Nice Together?
Scott Jeschonek is Director Cloud Solutions at Avere Systems. With 20 years of enterprise, telecommunications and vendor experience, he can provide a unique perspective on the cloud phenomenon. He has participated in a number of public speaking engagements, along with years of delivering technical training.
 
 
Scott Jeschonek  - Avere Systems


Migrating Your Legacy Systems to the Cloud
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Scott Jeschonek is Director Cloud Solutions at Avere Systems. With 20 years of enterprise, telecommunications and vendor experience, he can provide a unique perspective on the cloud phenomenon. He has participated in a number of public speaking engagements, along with years of delivering technical training.
 
 
Ben Johnson  - Obsidian Security


Security in a Cloud-First World Is Cloudy
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Ben Johnson, Co-Founder and CTO of Obsidian Security, is a prominent voice in cybersecurity, having co-founded and been CTO of both Obsidian Security and Carbon Black. Additionally, he sits on several cyber start-up boards and spent 7 years at the NSA. He has spoken to over 600 organizations and given thought-leadership presentations in 15 countries.
 
 
Simon Jones  - Cedexis


Ensuring High-Availability for Hybrid-Cloud-based Apps
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Simon Jones is a Silicon Valley veteran, who has spent the last two decades building, evangelizing, and implementing technology solutions that are often succinctly advanced that they are virtually indistinguishable from magic. Currently Evangelist and head of marketing for Cedexis, he resides at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, and spends every day endeavoring to explain complicated things in simple ways.
 
 
Dave Karow  - CA Technologies


Open Source Tool Chains for Continuous Testing
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Dave Karow is Developer Advocate at CA BlazeMeter. He is passionate about helping others realize 10x – 1000x more performance testing by democratizing access to performance testing, allowing decentralized development teams to build and commit tests at their own speed with self-service tools. An engaging speaker, his talks are always interesting, approachable and informative.

A veteran of Keynote Systems, Dynatrace and SOASTA, Dave knows not only that "performance matters" but that leaders are shifting performance testing to the left, moving it from an optional step at the end of development into a continuous process starting early in the development cycle and ever-ready to catch performance regressions thereafter. He loves to listen to leaders who have implemented continuous testing in the real world and then spread their lessons to others on the path.
 
 
Kihyeon Kim  - Cloud4U


Cloud DevOps with Visual Model
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Kihyeon Kim is CEO and Head of R&D at Cloud4U. He started development of the Visual Modeling Service, called VisCAt along with PaaS-TA, a Korean PaaS Platform, at 2014. The first release and second release of PaaS-TA are now used by major Korean companies in Korea. VisCAt will open as a free-beta in November. Before founding Cloud4u, he led the development of a Data Analytic Software, Cloud Monitoring Service, Deploy Automation Services, and many other IaaS services when he was a project leader at Korea Telecom. He also work as software engineer in developing CTI and a Call Center Solution when he was at HP, and took part in developing a Neural Network with Reasoning software for POSCO. He also works as an advisor in government sector including Pyungchang Winter Olympic Game. He graduated Carnegie Mellon University.
 
 
Chris Kocher  - Grey Heron


Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn About Their Value Creation Strategy
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to advisory roles at startups. He has worked extensively on monetization, SAAS, IoT, ecosystems, partnerships and accelerating growth in new business initiatives. Reach him at kocher@greyheron.com or follow him on LinkedIn.
 
 
Kensaku Komatsu  - NTT Communications


WebRTC Potential for Edge Computing Scenarios
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Kensaku Komatsu works as a research and development engineer in Department of Technology Development in NTT Communications.

His lead expertise is the innovative real-time communication service, focusing on WebRTC and IoT. Since he is one of the representative of his company’s communication PaaS service, SkyWay, he has a lot of insights about the Japan market expectations for real-time communication business. Recently he is interested in Edge Computing scenario leveraging WebRTC technology.

He is working as a Web Application Evangelist in his company, as well. He is especially advocating WebRTC technology into the Japan market and to developers. For example, he is the executive committee chairman of WebRTC conference in Japan.
 
 
Rafał Kowalski  - Grape Up


Cloud Foundry Container Runtime: Deploying Enterprise-Ready Kubernetes Clusters with BOSH
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Rafał Kowalski is a software engineer at Grape Up and PhD student at Complex Theory System Department at Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences. His professional career as well as scientific work is related to delivering robust, scalable, cloud based solutions.
 
 
SPT Krishnan  - REAN Cloud


Building the Hospital Concierge System of the Future in the Cloud
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Dr. S. P. T. Krishnan is Principal Architect at REAN Cloud. He is a computer scientist and engineer with more than two decades of experience in IT, having held technical leadership roles with global teams. He has guest lectured on cloud topics at Georgetown, authored books, chapters, academic papers and holds a patent for a process for automated software vulnerability discovery.
 
 
Tomer Levi  - Intel


Architecting an Interactive Query Layer for Big Data
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Tomer Levi is a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics group with extensive experience in Big Data platforms. Advanced Analytics group develop various unique solutions leveraging Big Data and machine learning within Intel and outside of it. As an engineer, he is part of a team developing a big data healthcare platform that collects and analyze patient’s sensorial data and reports.

He's passionate about software architecture, open source technologies and distributed databases.
 
 
Carl J. Levine  - NS1


Intelligent DNS as the Cornerstone of Digital Transformation
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. He is a marketer, technologist and startup enthusiast all rolled up into one dynamic team leader. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to iterate use cases, bring understanding to those seeking to explore complicated technical concepts and increase revenue across diverse sales channels.
 
 
Kevin Lewis  - Twistlock


Risk Tree API: Expose Your Vulnerabilities
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Kevin Lewis is a Principal Solution Architect at Twistlock. He’s a Silicon Valley start-up veteran who has been an early employee for several successful start-ups including Cloud Cruiser, Striim and Vendavo. He has always been interested and motivated by anticipating and solving the problems that come next, and will discuss how vital vulnerability management is for large companies that need to secure containers across thousands of hosts.

Kevin's presentation will address this pressing concern by introducing the concept of the “Vulnerability Risk Tree API”, which brings all the data together in a simple REST endpoint, allowing companies to easily grasp the severity of the vulnerability.
 
 
David Linthicum  - Cloud Technology Partners


Mid-Day Keynote | How Serverless Computing Changes Cloud, and Your Job
David Linthicum is an SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, and was just named the #1 cloud influencer via a recent major report by Apollo Research. He is a cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. He has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO three times in the last 25 years.

Few individuals are true giants of cloud computing, but David's achievements, reputation, and stellar leadership has earned him a lofty position within the industry. It's not just that he is a top thought leader in the cloud computing universe, but he is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners, and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day. With more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly. He has expanded the vision of both startups and established corporations as to what is possible and achievable.
 
 
David Linthicum  - Cloud Technology Partners


Power Panel | AI Is Transforming IoT and We Better Pay Attention
David Linthicum is an SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, and was just named the #1 cloud influencer via a recent major report by Apollo Research. He is a cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. He has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO three times in the last 25 years.

Few individuals are true giants of cloud computing, but David's achievements, reputation, and stellar leadership has earned him a lofty position within the industry. It's not just that he is a top thought leader in the cloud computing universe, but he is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners, and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day. With more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly. He has expanded the vision of both startups and established corporations as to what is possible and achievable.
 
 
Brian Lucas  - Optimizely


Shifting Left on Development with Experimentation
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Brian Lucas is a Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely where he is responsible for the Build, Test, and Release Engineering processes. Previous he was CTO at Credible and Hoopla, and lead architect at Sling (Slingbox). He holds four patents.
 
 
Paul Mako  - Massive Networks


Network and Cloud Optimization
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Paul Mako, born and raised in Minnesota, is the CEO & CTO of Massive Networks (massivenetworks.com).

Graduating at the top of his class in computer science and literature from the University of Colorado, he began his journey in custom network engineering back in 1996 as an internet service provider with RockyNet. Utilizing his extraordinary skill set, he designed a Proprietary T1 and security service system that went unchallenged until the advent of true VLANs in 2000.

Even more important than the innovations in technology, he was also able to expand the infrastructure within a building on a success-based build-out. This allowed him to light up both large and small buildings at a very low cost. While the security technologies have since been replaced, the inexpensive model for lighting small buildings continues to thrive and go unchallenged.

Today, Paul oversees the network customization for massive networks where he is able to help streamline enterprise class data transport services across the entire us domestic carrier system and to 181 countries worldwide equating to over 1.7 million buildings.
 
 
Mariusz Malkowski  - Sigma Designs


Protocol Technology Impacting IoT Adoption
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Mariusz Malkowski is a Technical Services and Business Development Director at Sigma Designs. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the Smart home IoT space. He has been Business Development and Technical Services Manager for the Z-Wave division of Sigma Designs for over 10 years. Prior to joining Sigma Designs on their acquisition of Zensys, he held various positions with Cooper Wiring/Eaton and Martec, where his experience included business management and software design, as well as engineering and project management in industries which include home automation, consumer electronics, residential and commercial lighting, environmental controls, medical and Automotive.

Mr. Malkowski holds 8 US patents and is a graduate of the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland MSEE where he graduated with honors in 1998.
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


Lunch Power Panel | Speed, Quality, Impact - Building Success on the Three Foundations of DevOps
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.

Andi is a sought-after commentator on business technology in trade and business media, at tradeshows and conferences, on radio, television, webcasts, podcasts, and more.

Andi has been named to Business Insider's Top Thought-Provoking Enterprise Tech Execs, Huffington Post's Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts, and many other ‘Top …’ lists. He is co-author of two popular books, 'Visible Ops – Private Cloud'; and 'The Innovative CIO'. He blogs at 'Andi Mann – Übergeek' (http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann), and tweets as @AndiMann.
 
 
David B. Martin  - CA Technologies


Going Serverless the Amazon Lambda Way? Stay Calm and Monitor On!
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
David B. Martin has designed and built software for the 3D graphics, force-feedback, telecom call center, streaming media, and APM markets. Now operating as a product owner for CA Technologies, he has a strong interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to problem solving. David also enjoys writing, composing music, and a good stroll. Follow him on YouTube!

 
 
Jay Mason  - M&S Consulting


Technical Strategy for Industrial IoT, with Real-World Use Cases
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Jay Mason is an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting. He has over 20 years of real-world IT architecture and implementation experience with an emphasis on analytics, industrial systems and cybersecurity. He has implemented IoT and related solutions in several industries including healthcare, aviation, high technology, manufacturing, power generation and sports performance.
 
 
Jacek Materna  - Assembla


Agile Manufacturing: How and Why Cloud Based Principles Make Sense for Industrial Companies
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Jacek Materna is a technology evangelist and cyber security expert with more than 15 years experience. As CTO of Assembla, Jacek leads the strategic vision for the company’s technology practice.

In this role he consults frequently with customers to better understand needs and concerns regarding the future of Version Control and how Assembla can best help meet those needs.

Prior to Assembla, he was the SVP of Engineering at Securelogix, where he led product development for the VoIP and SIP Security software business. Earlier in his career, he founded a number of technology businesses in and around VoIP security. He holds Patents in the space and writes frequently on topics such as Enterprise Cloud Version Control, Compliance, Data Security, Game Development and cloud software development.

Jacek regularly advises South Texas incubators helping to grow the next generation of security and compliance companies.
 
 
Ben McCormack  - Evernote


The Future of Data Centers in a Serverless World
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Ben McCormack is Evernote’s VP Operations and moved Evernote from in-house run and managed data centers into the public cloud. Previously, he worked within the service provider space specializing in cloud services and working on some of the early public cloud platforms including Orange Business Services and Armor Defense Inc.
 
 
Michael Meiner  - Oracle


Power Panel | AI Is Transforming IoT and We Better Pay Attention
Michael Meiner is an Engineering Director at Oracle, with expertise in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). He leads Product Management for common technologies including metering, security and mission-critical deployments for Oracle Mobile Suite, Integration Suite and others. He also has extensive experience leading development and Quality Assurance teams for Fusion middleware products that form the core of Oracle's cloud (PaaS and SaaS) offerings. He is an experienced speaker at technology conferences and is also a passionate Toastmaster.
 
 
Michael Meiner  - Oracle


Leveraging AI for Mobile Enterprise Applications
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Michael Meiner is an Engineering Director at Oracle, with expertise in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). He leads Product Management for common technologies including metering, security and mission-critical deployments for Oracle Mobile Suite, Integration Suite and others. He also has extensive experience leading development and Quality Assurance teams for Fusion middleware products that form the core of Oracle's cloud (PaaS and SaaS) offerings. He is an experienced speaker at technology conferences and is also a passionate Toastmaster.
 
 
Stefana Muller  - Opsani


Continuous Deployment for Docker: Lessons Learned from Rolling Out our Real Live Service
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Stefana Muller is Vice President and Dev Evangelist at Opsani. She is a DevOps expert bringing almost 20 years of experience delivering enterprise software to the Fortune 1000. Stefana works with software and application developers to help them move from periodic releases to rapid deployment.

Prior to Opsani, Stefana spent 16 years with CA Technologies running global software product lines in security, cloud, agile development and testing technology. She’s transformed teams from waterfall development to Agile and worked with hundreds of teams to help them move to a DevOps culture.
 
 
Vidya Nagarajan  - Google


Introducing Google Cloud Mobility Solutions
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Vidya Nagarajan is a Senior Product Manager at Google. She leads Chrome and Android efforts that are purpose built solutions, including Chromebox for meetings, Digital Signage, General Kiosks and solutions for the Internet of Things. Vidya started as a Product Manager on Chromebooks for Education and brought Chromebooks mainstream by building features for schools, including support for online assessments. Vidya holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration.
 
 
Ikuo Nakagawa  - Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium


The Future of Monetary the Economy ~ Digital Innovation Also Changes the Economic Model
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Ikuo Nakagawa is a co-founder and a board member of Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium. He is also principal & the Executive Chief Engineer at Intec, Inc. He has launched and been contributing to many open projects for IoT business.
 
 
Jack Norris  - MapR Technologies


Taking a Data First Approach to Real Time Applications
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Jack Norris is Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies. He drives understanding and adoption of new applications enabled by data convergence. With over 20 years of enterprise software marketing experience, he has demonstrated success from defining new markets for small companies to increasing sales of new products for large public companies. His broad experience includes launching and establishing analytic, virtualization, and storage companies and leading marketing and business development for an early-stage cloud storage software provider.

Jack has also held senior executive roles with EMC, Rainfinity (now EMC), Brio Technology, SQRIBE, and Bain and Company. He earned an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a BA in Economics with honors and distinction from Stanford University.
 
 
Angel Nuñez Mencias  - IBM Systems


Deploy an Armored Cloud with Secure Service Containers - No Reengineering Required
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Angel Nuñez Mencias is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Mainframe Firmware Organization at IBM Systems in Böblingen, Germany. In 2002, he received an Engineering degree in telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and in 2004 an MS degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Stuttgart. He completed an MBA degree from the National University of Distance Education in 2005. That year, he joined the IBM Development Laboratory in Boeblingen, Germany. He created the original architecture of the Secure Service Container and is now the lead architect for the Blockchain Solutions on IBM Z. He is the author or coauthor of 33 patents and 15 technical papers.
 
 
Chuck Piercey  - TidalScale, Inc.


Test Automation with Jenkins & TidalScale WaveRunner
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Chuck Piercey is a Product Manager at TidalScale. He has deep hands-on experience, and 15 years in the end-to-end data stack: Enterprise Data Integration, Enterprise Semantic layer, Business Intelligence clients, Mobile applications and Enterprise Infrastructure.
 
 
Chuck Piercey  - TidalScale, Inc.


Using Containers to Deliver Efficient Private Cloud Audience
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Chuck Piercey is a Product Manager at TidalScale. He has deep hands-on experience, and 15 years in the end-to-end data stack: Enterprise Data Integration, Enterprise Semantic layer, Business Intelligence clients, Mobile applications and Enterprise Infrastructure.
 
 
Nick Piette  - Talend


Powering Smart Cities with IoT, Real-Time and an Agile Data Platform
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Nick Piette joined Talend in 2017 as Chief Evangelist. He has spent the last eight years helping enterprises with many different data processing challenges. Prior to Talend, he held roles in customer support, technical pre-sales and product management at a leading integration company.
 
 
Pranay Prakash  - Dihuni


Digital Transformation Simplified
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Pranay Prakash is the CEO and Founder of Dihuni. Prior to starting Dihuni, he was the Vice president and General Manager of Honeywell Connected Buildings with focus on Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) software and hardware products. He joined Honeywell from Dell where most recently he was the Senior Director of Product Management for Data Center and Virtualization Solutions, responsible for Dell's Converged Infrastructure and Virtual Integrated System (VIS) Private and Hybrid Cloud product portfolio. An experienced marketing leader, he has held executive and senior management positions within the high tech industry in Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia, including NEC Corporation of America, NCS Technologies Inc and Berkeley Software Design Inc.
 
 
Silvia Prickel  - United Airlines


Day 2 Keynote | Optimizing Alignment – Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud
Silvia Prickel is a veteran Information Technology executive with a proven track record in leading, managing and delivering transformational solutions to achieve revenue and efficiency targets.

As Managing Director, she is currently responsible for Enterprise Quality and Release Management (eQRM) with accountability for Test Automation, Continuous Delivery, and Release Governance on behalf of the United Enterprise.

She has had the fortunate opportunity to lead several technology teams in Application Development, Operations, Program Management, Disaster Recovery, and the Office of the CIO. Her passion is in Business Strategy and Optimization, Organizational Change Management, and leading people. She is an advocate for digital disruption and a technological revolution.

Silvia is an IT Service Management certified professional, a Six Sigma Black Belt and co-authored three books for IT Professionals. She currently serves on the Board of Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), WebServes, and Chairs the Metropolitan Club.
 
 
Stepan Pushkarev  - Hydrosphere.io


Serverless Machine Learning Operations
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Stepan Pushkarev is a hands-on CTO and technology entrepreneur. He spent 13 years in the software industry working in consulting engagements as engineer, architect, CTO and has co-founded two product startups so far. At Hydrosphere.io, he is responsible for product vision, sales strategy, architecture and is still heavily involved in development.
 
 
Aruna Ravichandran  - CA Technologies


Day 2 Keynote | Optimizing Alignment – Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud
Aruna Ravichandran is Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy at CA Technologies. She has over 20 years of experience in building and marketing products in various DevOps markets spanning all walks of the software development life cycle. She started her career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard 22 years ago and is very involved in promoting DevOps best practices while at the same time helping organizations address the key challenges around DevOps - Cultural changes, identify the metrics needed for success.

Prior to CA she has worked at Juniper Networks and Hewlett Packard where-in she led executive leadership roles in marketing and engineering.

She frequently blogs for various publications such as SYS-CON Media, Wired Insights, Tech Target, Information Week DevOpsDigest.com, DevOps.com Cloud Tweaks to name a few. She frequently presents at various industry conferences and has presented at Gartner Symposium 2016, Gartner ITOM 2014, Gartner Data Center 2014, DevOps Summit 2014, Cloud Expo 2014, CA World 2014, 2015, and HP Discover (2008-2012). She has authored of several articles and publications etc.

Aruna earned her Masters in Computer Engineering and MBA from Santa Clara University.

Aruna is an author and published the DevOps for Digital Leaders book in 2106.

In 2016, Aruna was named one of Top 100 The Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Business Journal as well as 2016 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award by the National Diversity Council.
 
 
Aruna Ravichandran  - CA Technologies


Lunch Power Panel | Speed, Quality, Impact - Building Success on the Three Foundations of DevOps
Aruna Ravichandran is Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy at CA Technologies. She has over 20 years of experience in building and marketing products in various DevOps markets spanning all walks of the software development life cycle. She started her career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard 22 years ago and is very involved in promoting DevOps best practices while at the same time helping organizations address the key challenges around DevOps - Cultural changes, identify the metrics needed for success.

Prior to CA she has worked at Juniper Networks and Hewlett Packard where-in she led executive leadership roles in marketing and engineering.

She frequently blogs for various publications such as SYS-CON Media, Wired Insights, Tech Target, Information Week DevOpsDigest.com, DevOps.com Cloud Tweaks to name a few. She frequently presents at various industry conferences and has presented at Gartner Symposium 2016, Gartner ITOM 2014, Gartner Data Center 2014, DevOps Summit 2014, Cloud Expo 2014, CA World 2014, 2015, and HP Discover (2008-2012). She has authored of several articles and publications etc.

Aruna earned her Masters in Computer Engineering and MBA from Santa Clara University.

Aruna is an author and published the DevOps for Digital Leaders book in 2106.

In 2016, Aruna was named one of Top 100 The Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Business Journal as well as 2016 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award by the National Diversity Council.
 
 
Adam Ryan  - Calligo


European Data Regulations with Global Reach: What Is GDPR in Reality and Why Should We Care?
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Adam Ryan is responsible for Calligo’s EMEA operations, he has established himself as a thought leader and innovator with 30 years of experience in leading clients through major technological and operational transformational change.

He has co-founded successful start-ups, including VirtualizeIT and Virtustream, and he also holds patents in cloud technologies.
 
 
Deven Samant  - Infostretch


How to Make Use of Serverless Compute Solutions for IoT Device Simulation
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Deven Samant is Director of Enterprise Cloud and Mobility Solutions at Infostretch, helping enterprises accelerate Digital Initiatives with Quality Engineering, IoT Solutions and data analytics. He carries more than 18 years of IT experience in architecture and design coupled with project management experience of large volume, high performance cloud/SaaS solutions.
 
 
William Schmarzo  - Dell EMC


Determining the Economic Value of Your Data
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”, is responsible for setting strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings for Dell EMC’s Big Data Practice. As a CTO within Dell EMC’s 2,000+ person consulting organization, he works with organizations to identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He’s written white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power an organization’s key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course. Bill also just completed a research paper on “Determining The Economic Value of Data”. Onalytica recently ranked Bill as #4 Big Data Influencer worldwide.

Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics. Bill authored the Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements. Bill serves on the City of San Jose’s Technology Innovation Board, and on the faculties of The Data Warehouse Institute and Strata.

Previously, Bill was vice president of Analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s Advertiser and Website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience. Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications.

Bill holds a Masters Business Administration from University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.

Follow Bill at http://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/, twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo.
 
 
Ken Schow  - Nordstrom


From Brick to Click
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Ken Schow has over 20 years of experience in developing software and engineering. Currently he's a VP at Nordstrom, focused on modernizing their digital platforms through the use of open source technologies and multi-cloud elastic infrastructure.
 
 
Jordan Shamir  - IBM Cloud


How to Master Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Applications
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Jordan Shamir is an Associate Offering Manager for IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, focusing on Disaster Recovery and Backup Solutions. He graduated from Babson College with a Business Administration degree and currently resides in Austin, Texas
 
 
Raju Shreewastava  - Big Data Trunk


Machine Learning Intro for Anyone and Everyone
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com) a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and Big Data teams at Autodesk. He is a contributing author of book on Azure and Big Data published by SAMS.
 
 
Andrew Siegmund  - CAST Highlight


Power Panel | Will Multi-Clouds Play Nice Together?
Andrew Siegmund is an Application Migration Specialist for CAST Highlight where he helps organizations identify risks and capture metrics across their portfolio to better drive decision making and CICD initiatives from individual teams to the entire portfolio.

Having spent the early part of his career helping organizations drive organizational change by capturing KPI metrics and eliminating constraints, he knows what key metrics teams often fail to capture, and what team leaders value most in their decision making processes. He is a Certified Scrum Master, and holds degrees from The University of New Hampshire and Rutgers University. Currently residing in Boulder, CO, when not helping development teams optimize their performance, he can be found running across the Flatirons, and exploring the Continental Divide.
 
 
Craig Sproule  - Metavine


A Considered Approach to the Decomposition of Legacy Solutions and Their Migration to the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Craig Sproule is the founder and CEO of Metavine. Previously, he had founded a successful systems integration firm that completed hundreds of enterprise-class development engagements in various industries over 17 years. From these projects, he developed Metavine Genesis that delivers an innovative approach to the application lifecycle that enables companies to achieve cloud-first digital agility. With more than 30 years experience in the enterprise software sector, Craig has also held senior technology and management positions at several leading software companies.
 
 
Kausik Sridhar  - Pulzze Systems


Modernize Your Applications Through Novel Abstractions and Configurations
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Kausik Sridhar is a founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, Inc. He is jointly responsible for R&D efforts related to abstracting out the entire interaction logic into a configurable product. He has more than 8 years of experience involving various forms of distributed and scalable software infrastructure, product and solutions.

Prior to starting Pulzze Systems, Kausik worked in computer networking technology companies (Cisco/Brocade) where he was responsible for designing and developing highly distributed multistage network packet forwarding infrastructures and software-defined networks to enable flexible and scalable routing solutions in ISP network and Software Defined Data Centers.
 
 
Raghavan Srinivas  - Microsoft


Lunch Power Panel | Speed, Quality, Impact - Building Success on the Three Foundations of DevOps
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as a Cloud Solutions Architect/Evangelist with a mission to help developers build highly scalable and available systems. His areas of focus are containers, Open Source and DevOps. His general interest is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Azure, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Hadoop during its early stages and helped customers with implementations. He writes for InfoQ, has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, written for developer portals, and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate and online classes in the evening.

Rags brings with him over 30 years of hands-on software development and over 20 years of solutions architecture and technology evangelism experience. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of emerging technology areas. He is also a repeat JavaOne rock star speaker award winner.

Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He likes to hike (has hiked the Everest Base Camp when he was a few pounds lighter), run and generally be outdoors, but most of all loves to eat. He umpires baseball and generally enjoys watching just about every professional sport.
 
 
Raghavan Srinivas  - Microsoft


Container Development on Azure Made Easy with Helm and Draft
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as a Cloud Solutions Architect/Evangelist with a mission to help developers build highly scalable and available systems. His areas of focus are containers, Open Source and DevOps. His general interest is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Azure, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Hadoop during its early stages and helped customers with implementations. He writes for InfoQ, has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, written for developer portals, and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate and online classes in the evening.

Rags brings with him over 30 years of hands-on software development and over 20 years of solutions architecture and technology evangelism experience. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of emerging technology areas. He is also a repeat JavaOne rock star speaker award winner.

Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He likes to hike (has hiked the Everest Base Camp when he was a few pounds lighter), run and generally be outdoors, but most of all loves to eat. He umpires baseball and generally enjoys watching just about every professional sport.
 
 
Wes Talbert  - NetApp


Hyperconvergence 2.0: HCI at Enterprise-Scale
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Wes Talbert is a Principal Architect and results-driven enterprise sales leader at NetApp with nearly two decades of data center standards and information security experience in numerous verticals. Delivering technical solutions to meet the strategic needs of an organization is his passion. He has extensive IT architecture, operations, and acquisition integration experience working for NetApp, Dell EMC, and FedEx.
 
 
Greg Tevis  - IBM Systems


General Session | Data Mobility: Embracing Hybrid Cloud with Confidence
Greg Tevis is an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architect. He has 35 years of experience in storage hardware and software development and is responsible for technical strategy for IBM storage software, driving portfolio technologies, roadmaps, and integrations. He works extensively as a consultant with partners and clients, designing strategic storage infrastructure, data management, and cloud strategies. As an IBM Master Inventor for over 15 years, Greg has 31 patents issued or pending on storage and data management.

 
 
Chris Van Tuin  - Red Hat


A DevOps State of Mind: Continuous Security for Containers
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, he has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
 
 
Jason vanValkenburgh  - Cloudistics


The Better Cloud Alternative
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Jason vanValkenburgh leads Solution Engineering at Cloudistics, where he helps customers get the benefits and promise of the cloud within the four walls of your own data center, with compelling costs and superior performance.

Prior to working at Cloudistics Jason was a Vice President at Hitachi Consulting where he helped customers on their Digital Transformation journey. His experience is in helping re-architect legacy workloads, building resilient data centers, and delivering high levels of application dial-tone for Government and regulated industries.
 
 
David Veneski  - Infoblox


Implementing a Well-Behaved Network for Your Cloud
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
David Veneski is a Product Marketing Manager at Infoblox. He concentrates on Core Network Services within the Infoblox line of solutions. He has extensive networking industry experience with EMC, CenturyLink Cloud, Fluke Networks, Cisco Systems, and Apple Computer.
 
 
John Walicki  - IBM Cloud


IoT End to End - Turn Your IoT Sensor Data into Insights Using Watson IoT
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
John Walicki is a Watson IoT Developer Advocate and inspires developers to build solutions with the powerful Watson IoT capabilities, Watson Cognitive APIs and IBM Bluemix. He helps developers create custom IoT and embedded Linux solutions for their industrial and educational use cases.

He previously held roles as the IBM I/T Workplace of the Future Strategist, where he led the internal IBM Open Computing strategy, and as the IBM I/T Client Platform Architect, where he was responsible for the IBM internal strategy for Windows, Linux, and Mac. He established the Bring Your Own Device strategy at IBM and is an expert on mobile devices, desktop virtualization, and open standards. He led the open-standards-based Browser Independence deployment of Firefox within IBM. John was also a manager in the Watson Information Services Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. In addition to over 25 years of IBM experience, John holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.
 
 
Jim White  - Dell EMC


Building Open Source IoT Ecosystems
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Jim White is a member of the EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee and Chair of Core Services Working Group as well as a Distinguished Engineer and Senior Software Architect for Dell’s End User Computing Chief Technology Officer. He is also the chief architect and technical lead in Dell’s largest open source effort to date called EdgeX Foundry. EdgeX is an open framework for building industrial IoT edge computing systems.

He has over 25 years of experience leading the successful design and implementation of software applications for a variety of industries and platforms. He is co-author of Java2 Micro Edition: Java in Small Things, Lynda.com author, and frequent speaker/contributor to journals and on-line magazines.
 
 
Aaron Williams  - MapD


End-to-End on the GPU: How to Vastly Parallel SQL, Visualization and Machine Learning
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
As VP of Global Community at MapD, Aaron Williams is responsible for growing and fostering relationships with the developer, user and open source communities. An industry veteran, Aaron is an expert in building and growing software communities, having led ecosystem efforts for some of software’s most familiar platforms. He previously led the open source launch and growth of Mesosphere’s DC/OS, ran the Java Community Process for Sun Microsystems, and created and ran the Enterprise Services Community at SAP. He is also a startup veteran, having served as the founding CEO of two companies in the entertainment space.
 
 
Alan Winters  - MobiDev


Offshore Development - How Not to Screw It Up
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Alan Winters is an entrepreneur with 20+ years of diverse experience directing divisions of large corporations and guiding start-ups and emerging companies. He has profound expertise in boosting corporate performance with a unique blend of business, sales and creative skills.

His main specialties are product management and strategy, business development and partnership building, sales & marketing, budget planning and project management. Alan has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a Bachelors Degree from Cornell University.
 
 
Lin Zhang  - Oath (Yahoo)


Conquering the Wild West of Gemini Test Automation
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Lin Zhang is a Software Engineer on the Oath (Yahoo) Gemini Ad Platform team, responsible for developing back-end web services of search and native advertising products. She started her career on an end-to-end testing team where she specialized in building iOS mobile automation frameworks. She holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
 
 
Haoran Zhao  - Oath Gemini


Conquering the Wild West of Gemini Test Automation
Track: Cloud & Internet of Things
Haoran Zhao is a Software Engineer at Oath Gemini. He is passionate and devoted to working on software engineering. End-to-end tests are the starting point of his career, providing him with a better view from a higher level of a big system. Apart from software engineering, he loves cool things and is always willing to give a try. Oh, one more thing, if you play foosball seriously, you want to talk to him.
 

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In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
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 app...
Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. “Open analytics” is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular programming languages. An increasing number of data engineers and data scientists use a variety of platforms and advanced analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, presented the findings of a series of six detailed case studies of how large corporations are implementing IoT. The session explored 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 also explored servicification, how manufacturing firms shift from se...
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 his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, discussed how AI can simplify cloud operations. He covered the following topics: why cloud mana...
Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment process through continuous integration and the delivery of applications and microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jari Kolehmainen, founder and CTO of Kontena, discussed solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. H...
yperConvergence 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....
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 lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
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...
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 ...
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, and media). This naturally makes support for multiple interfaces in container orchestration engines an indispensable requirement.
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 techn...
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 his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, shared examples from a wide range of industries – including en...
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. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, presented an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He then expounded on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and ...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
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 work...
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. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed 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.
Detecting internal user threats in the Big Data eco-system is challenging and cumbersome. Many organizations monitor internal usage of the Big Data eco-system using a set of alerts. This is not a scalable process given the increase in the number of alerts with the accelerating growth in data volume and user base. Organizations are increasingly leveraging machine learning to monitor only those data elements that are sensitive and critical, autonomously establish monitoring policies, and to detect...
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 his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed 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 continu...
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.
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be...
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. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Joe Kinsella, CTO and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies, tackled the question: “How do you build a fully optimized cloud?” He will examine: Why TCO is critical to achieving cloud success – and why attendees should be thinking holistically abo...
For financial firms, the cloud is going to increasingly become a crucial part of dealing with customers over the next five years and beyond, particularly with the growing use and acceptance of virtual currencies. There are new data storage paradigms on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive financial data around the world without touching terrestrial networks. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Cliff Beek, President of Cloud Constellation Corporation, d...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
Existing Big Data solutions are mainly focused on the discovery and analysis of data. The solutions are scalable and highly available but tedious when swapping in and swapping out occurs in disarray and thrashing takes place. The resolution for thrashing through machine learning algorithms and support nomenclature is through simple techniques. Organizations that have been collecting large customer data are increasingly seeing the need to use the data for swapping in and out and thrashing occurs ...
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. In his session at @ThingsExpo...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Kelly Looney, director of DevOps consulting for Skytap, showed how an incremental approach to introducing containers into complex, distributed applications results in modernization with less risk and more reward. He also shared the 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. Attendees learned how up-front planning allows for a clean sep...
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 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. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, discussed new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of security i...
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In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st 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 w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CAST Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CAST was founded more than 25 years ago to make the invisible visible. Built around the idea that even the best analytics on the market still leave blind spots for technical teams looking to deliver better software and prevent outages, CAST provides the software intelligence that matter ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japanese Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ruby Development Inc. builds new services in short period of time and provides a continuous support of those services based on Ruby on Rails. For more information, please visit https://github.com/RubyDevInc.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats th...
First generation hyperconverged solutions have taken the data center by storm, rapidly proliferating in pockets everywhere to provide further consolidation of floor space and workloads. These first generation solutions are not without challenges, however. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Wes Talbert, a Principal Architect and results-driven enterprise sales leader at NetApp, will discuss how the HCI solution of tomorrow will integrate with the public cloud to deliver a quality hybrid cloud e...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Nihon Micron will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Nihon Micron Co., Ltd. strives for technological innovation to establish high-density, high-precision processing technology for providing printed circuit board and metal mount RFID tags used for communication devices. For more inf...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...

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Octoblu

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AMDG

PAUL
VenueNext

SMITH
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Iced

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Parasoft

HOLT
Daitan

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HAM

ReadyTalk

BEDRO-
SIAN

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NAMIE
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NAKA-
GAWA

Transparent
Cloud

SHIBATA
Transparent
Cloud

BOYD
Neo4j

WARD
DWE

MILLER
Covisint

EVAVOLD
Covisint

MEINER
Oracle

MEEHAN
Esri

WITECK
Citrix

LIANG
Rancher Labs

BUTLER
Tego

ROWE
IBM Cloud

SKILLERN
Intel

SMITH
Numerex
Big Data Expo New York All-Star Speakers Include

CLELAND
HGST

VASILIOU
Catchpoint

WALLGREN
Electric Cloud

HINCH-
CLIFFE

7Summits

DE SOUZA
Cisco

RANDALL
Gartner

ARMSTRONG
AppNeta

SMALLTREE
Cazena

MCCARTHY
Bsquare

DELOACH
Infobright

QUINT
Ontegrity

MALAUCHLAN
Buddy Platform

PALIOTTA
Vector

MITRA
Cognizant

KOCHER
Grey Heron

PAPDO
POULOS

Cloud9

HARLAN
Two Bulls

GOLO
SHUBIN

Bit6

PROIETTI
Location
Smart

MARTIN
nfrastructure

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Everbridge

MARSH
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PARKS
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SHAN
CTS

MATTELA
Redpine

GILLEN
Spark
Coginition

SOLT
Netvibes

BERNARDO
GE Digital

ROMANSKY
TrustPoint

BEAMER
GoTransverse

LESTER
LogMeIn

PONO
-MAREVA

Google

SINGH
Sencha

CALKINS
Amadeus

KLEIN
Rachio

HOASIN
Aeris

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PHEMI

SPROULE
Metavine

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Intel

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Freewave

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Falconstor

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Seamless

Big Data Expo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers Include

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TAMBURINI
Autodesk

MCCARTHY
Bsquare

THURAI
SaneIoT

TURNER
Cloudian

ENDO
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Transparent

SHIBATA
Transparent

LEVANT-LEVI
testRTC

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COOPER
M2Mi

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SKEEN
Vitria

KOCHER
Grey Heron

GREENE
PubNub

MAGUIRE
HP

MATTHIEU
Octoblu

STEINER-JOVIC
AweSense

LYNN
AgilData

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Cloudata

DUFOUR
Webroot

ROBERTS
Platform

JONES
Deep

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NICTA

NIELSEN
Redis

PAOLALANTORIO
DataArchon

KAHN
Solgenia

LOPEZ
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KIM
MapR

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LEVINE
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GORBACHEV
Intelligent
Systems

THYKATTIL
Navisite

TRELOAR
Bebaio

SIVARAMA-
KRISHNAN

Red Hat
Cloud Expo New York All-Star Speakers Included

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Cisco

POTTER
SafeLogic

ROBINSON
CompTIA

WARUSA
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WSO2 Inc

MEINER
Oracle

CHOU
Microsoft

HARRISON
Tufin

BRUNOZZI
VMware

KIM
MapR

KANE
Dyn

SICULAR
Basho

TURNER
Cloudian

KUMAR
Liaison

ADAMIAK
Liaison

KHAN
Solgenia

BONIFAZI
Solgenia

SUSSMAN
Coalfire

ISAACSON
RMS

LYNN
CodeFutures

HEABERLIN
Windstream

RAMA
MURTHY

Virtusa

BOSTOCK
IndependenceIT

DE MENO
CommVault

GRILLI
Adobe

WILLIAMS
Rancher Labs

CRISWELL
Alert Logic

COTY
Alert Logic

JACOBS
SingleHop

MARAVEI
Cisco

JACKSON
Softlayer

SINGH
IBM

HAZARD
Softlayer

GALLO
Softlayer

TAMASKAR
GENBAND

SUBRA
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Emcien

LEVESQUE
Windstream

IVANOV
StorPool

BLOOMBERG
Intellyx

BUDHANI
Soha

HATHAWAY
IBM Watson

TOLL
ProfitBricks

LANDRY
Microsoft

BEARFIELD
Blue Box

HERITAGE
Akana

PILUSO
SIASMSP

HOLT
IBM Cloudant

SHAN
CTS

PICCININNI
EMC

BRON-
GERSMA

Modulus

PAIGE
CenturyLink

SABHIKHI
Cognitive Scale

MILLS
Green House Data

KATZEN
CenturyLink

SLOPER
CenturyLink

SRINIVAS
EMC

TALREJA
Cisco

GORBACHEV
Systems Services Inc.

COLLISON
Apcera

PRABHU
OpenCrowd

LYNN
CodeFutures

SWARTZ
Ericsson

MOSHENKO
CoreOS

BERMINGHAM
SIOS

WILLIS
Stateless Networks

MURPHY
Gridstore

KHABE
Vicom

NIKOLOV
GetClouder

DIETZE
Windstream

DALRYMPLE
EnterpriseDB

MAZZUCCO
TierPoint

RIVERA
WHOA.com

HERITAGE
Akana

SEYMOUR
6fusion

GIANNETTO
Author

CARTER
IBM

ROGERS
Virtustream
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers

TESAR
Microsoft

MICKOS
HP

BHARGAVA
Intel

RILEY
Riverbed

DEVINE
IBM

ISAACSON
CodeFutures

LYNN
HP

HINKLE
Citrix

KHAN
Solgenia

SINGH
Bigdata

BEACH
SendGrid

BOSTOCK
IndependenceIT

DE SOUZA
Cisco

PATTATHIL
Harbinger

O'BRIEN
Aria Systems

BONIFAZI
Solgenia

BIANCO
Solgenia

PROCTOR
NuoDB

DUGGAL
EnterpriseWeb

TEGETHOFF
Appcore

BRUNOZZI
VMware

HICKENS
Parasoft

KLEBANOV
Cisco

PETERS
Esri

GOLDBERG
Vormetric

CUMBER-
LAND

Dimension

ROSENDAHL
Quantum

LOOMIS
Cloudant

BRUNO
StackIQ

HANNON
SoftLayer

JACKSON
SoftLayer

HOCH
Virtustream

KAPADIA
Seagate

PAQUIN
OnLive

TSAI
Innodisk

BARRALL
Connected Data

SHIAH
AgilePoint

SEGIL
Verizon

PODURI
Citrix

COWIE
Dyn

RITTEN-
HOUSE

Cisco

FALLOWS
Kaazing

THYKATTIL
TimeWarner

LEIDUCK
SAP

LYNN
HP

WAGSTAFF
BSQUARE

POLLACK
AOL

KAMARAJU
Vormetric

BARRY
Catbird

MENDEN-
HALL

SUPERNAP

SHAN
KEANE

PLESE
Verizon

BARNUM
Voxox

TURNER
Cloudian

CALDERON
Advanced Systems

AGARWAL
SOA Software

LEE
Quantum

OBEROI
Concurrent, Inc.

HATEM
Verizon

GALEY
Autodesk

CAUTHRON
NIMBOXX

BARSOUM
IBM

GORDON
1Plug

LEWIS
Verizon

YEO
OrionVM

NAKAGAWA
Transparent Cloud Computing

SHIBATA
Transparent Cloud Computing

NATH
GE

GOKCEN
GE

STOICA
Databricks

TANKEL
Pivotal Software


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General Manager of Window Azure
 
How does Cloud Expo do it every year? Another INCREDIBLE show - our heads are spinning - so fun and informative."
@SOASoftwareInc
 
Thank you @ThingsExpo for such a great event. All of the people we met over the past three days makes us confident IoT has a bright future."
Yasser Khan
CEO of @Cnnct2me
 
One of the best conferences we have attended in a while. Great job, Cloud Expo team! Keep it going."

@Peak_Ten


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In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a leader in the space, it’s necessary to accommodate, incorporate, and exploit the new breed of enterprise...
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and business benefits that cloud bursting provides, including increased compute capacity, lower IT investment,...
Digital transformation leaders have poured tons of money and effort into coding in recent years. And with good reason. To succeed at digital, you must be able to write great code. You also have to build a strong Agile culture so your coding efforts tightly align with market signals and business outcomes. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. Here’s why: Reason #1: Functional testing is one of your worst DevOps bottlenecks.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant that knows everything and can respond to your emotions and verbal commands!
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterpris...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn't require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers to house increasing amounts of storage infrastructure.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's application ecosystem, tweaking existing software to stitch various components together leads to sub-optimal ...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant that knows everything and can respond to your emotions and verbal commands!
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. This leads to a waste of cloud resources and increased operational overhead.
Today 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 significant 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. Sometimes in order to reduce complexity teams compromise features ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Shiny new toy syndrome. We all see it, we all experience it. Who doesn’t like the shiny new toy? Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Sadly, frequently without even looking at what problem they are trying to solve. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner’s latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. The...
Machine Learning needs tons of data. But what are you going to do when the data only exist in the heads of your employees? Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Cognitive Computing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Perception, Predictive APIs, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition, Virtual Agent, Intelligent Assistant, Personal Advisor, Chatbot, Semantic Search. Did I miss anything? I am sure I did. However, I guess I provide a good list for your next round of Artificial Intelligence (AI) bullshit bingo. Oh, one last thing - Machine Reasoning! If you've ...