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How to Master Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Applications


Speaker:

Jordan Shamir

Associate Offering Manager
IBM Cloud

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Cloud–based disaster recovery is critical to any production environment and is a high priority for many enterprise organizations today. Nearly 40% of organizations have had to execute their BCDR plan due to a service disruption in the past two years. Zerto on IBM Cloud offer VMware and Microsoft customers simple, automated recovery of on-premise VMware and Microsoft workloads to IBM Cloud data centers.

In this breakout session you will learn how to meet RTO in minutes and RPO in seconds using Zerto on IBM Cloud. We will specifically focus on a Cloud Provider and IBM/Zerto Partner use case that can utilize IBM Cloud to build out their own multi-tenant DRaaS offering by converting their capital expense into operating expense. We'll dive into the benefits of the solution for VMware and Microsoft environments and show you why to leverage this solution for ensuring consistency, performance, reliability, and ease of recovery for your critical workloads.




 
The Future of Monetary the Economy ~ Digital Innovation Also Changes the Economic Model


Speaker:

Ikuo Nakagawa

Co-Founder & Board Member
Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


In the session, Ikuo Nakagawa will introduce the big change in economic models with leading-edge business cases for digitalization of transactions and discuss the future of monetary economy in the digital era.

Nowadays, "digital innovation" is a big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies. IoT, Big Data, AI, FinTech and various leading-edge technologies are key components of such business drivers, of course.

For example, the `on-demand economy' (known as the sharing economy, in another perspective) is a new business scheme with on-demand management resources. `Business boundary innovation' is another challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT / Big Data, like Nest.

Digital innovation also brings big changes in the monetary economy as well, where digital credit makes transactions flexible and dynamic.

A leading-edge business case is Sesami Credit, provided and operated by Alipay in China. It changes the monetary economy to work with digital credit. It also changes the transaction model from "what you have" to "who you are."

We also introduce the activity of Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium where we research such digital innovations and also propose T-Village, a new concept of a future city.




 
A Considered Approach to the Decomposition of Legacy Solutions and Their Migration to the Cloud


Speaker:

Craig Sproule

CEO
Metavine

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Today companies are looking to achieve cloud-first digital agility to reduce time-to-market, optimize utilization of resources, and rapidly deliver disruptive business solutions. However, leveraging the benefits of cloud deployments can be complicated for companies with extensive legacy computing environments. This session will outline the challenges enterprises face in migrating legacy solutions to the cloud. It will also present an approach to address those challenges, accelerate the process, and minimize the risk of the migration.




 
A DevOps State of Mind: Continuous Security for Containers


Speaker:

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist
Red Hat

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


With the rise of DevOps, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in Enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery for the business. When it comes to adopting containers in the enterprise, security is the highest adoption barrier. Is your organization ready to address the security risks with containers for your DevOps environment?

In this presentation, you'll learn about:
  • The top security risks with containers and how to manage these risks at scale including Images, Builds, Registry, Deployment, Hosts, Network, Storage, APIs, Monitoring/Logging, Federation.
  • How to make your Container enabled DevOps workflow more secure without slowing down your CI/CD pipeline
  • Automating security vulnerability management and compliance checking for container images
Also, a demo of Kubernetes managing the container image lifecycle, automating container security scans, and deployment strategies for security updates at scale including Canary, Blue/Green deployments and A/B testing.




 
Agile Manufacturing: How and Why Cloud Based Principles Make Sense for Industrial Companies


Speaker:

Jacek Materna

CTO
Assembla

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies.

The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-Gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time to market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.

Industrial manufacturing design companies want to adopt agile and keep up with the cloud — but first, a few pillars of enterprise requirements must be met:
  • Control/Compliance features with ease of use
  • Secure Record of change — the truth source
  • Enterprise class data security and availability




 
AI: Is Winter Coming?


Speaker:

Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different?

Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of commercial firms. It’s not solely the province of relatively narrow government and academic research.

That said, it’s easy to look at wins in specific domains and generalize to an overly optimistic view of AI writ large. In this talk, I’ll take a look at the AI landscape and identify those domains and technologies that have seen genuine advance and why. I’ll also discuss those areas where significant challenges remain and which may see limited commercialization in the near-term.




 
APIs and Financial Services Innovation


Speaker:

Lennart Frantzell

Developer Advocate
IBM

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


IBM helps FinTechs and financial services companies build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale. Hosted on IBM Bluemix, IBM’s platform builds in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics and security to help reduce development time and testing. These tools simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing developers to use IBM services or combine them with their own data.




 
Architecting an Interactive Query Layer for Big Data


Speaker:

Tomer Levi

Senior Software Engineer
Intel

Track: Big Data | Analytics


An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities.

Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines.

In this talk we will cover the challenges, architectural considerations, best practices, and frameworks available to enable interactive analytics integrated into big data platform.




 
Are Your Business Apps Cloud-Ready?


Speaker:

JP Ascenci

Solution Specialist
Cast Highlight

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators.

In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most of the time we are dealing with complex portfolios, many including hundreds of legacy applications.

This presentation will aim at describing how Application Portfolio Analysis assists to baseline, quality and engage with cloud migration




 
Blockchain for Business


Speaker:

René Bostic

Technical VP
IBM Cloud

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? We invite you to join in this exciting session to learn the basics of Blockchain, preview the Blockchain Reference Architecture, and be introduced to the mechanics of a Blockchain Business Network.




 
Building Open Source IoT Ecosystems


Speaker:

Jim White

Distinguished Engineer
Dell EMC

Track: Cloud & Internet of Things


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. Jim will discuss best practices for bringing traditional competitors together and provide examples of how the framework fits with existing connectivity standards with interoperable components to simplify development and deployment of IoT solutions across a wide variety of use cases.




 
Building the Hospital Concierge System of the Future in the Cloud


Speakers:

Sean Finnerty

Executive Director
REAN Cloud

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SPT Krishnan

Principal Architect
REAN Cloud

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone.

We built an Alexa-powered voice application for both patients and nurses. Patients got answers for common questions, it provided service feedback and registered complaints. Nurses can register patient health metrics. We were only able to do this because of cloud-based technologies. The cloud enabled us to complete this complex project while ensuring compliance with HIPAA and other privacy regulations.




 
Cloud DevOps with Visual Model


Speaker:

Kihyeon Kim

CEO and Head of R&D
Cloud4U

Track: Cloud & Internet of Things


As people view cloud as a preferred option to build IT systems, the size of the cloud-based system is getting bigger and more complex. As the system getts bigger, more people need to collaborate to from design to management. As more people collaborate to create a bigger system, the need for a systematic approach to automate the process is required. Just like in software, cloud now needs DevOps.

In this session, the audience can see how people can solve this issue with a visual model. Visual models have existed around us for a long time. It is easy to perceive and understand, so people set various standards around the various models. And it is ideal for cloud DevOps, just like CAD is for PLM, Product Lifecycle Management.

The speaker will present common models for overall DevOps steps from designing and automating processes, to managing and updating cloud-based systems.




 
Cloud Foundry Container Runtime: Deploying Enterprise-Ready Kubernetes Clusters with BOSH


Speaker:

Rafał Kowalski

Software Engineer
Grape Up

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Cloud Foundry Application Runtime allows you to easily deploy, maintain and scale 12-factor apps in a code-centric manner without containers management. However, some business cases require a more hands-on approach to containers. The new Cloud Foundry Container Runtime gives more granular control of containers with Kubernetes. It also provides a consistent way to manage and update your entire cloud infrastructure and works well with your existing Cloud Foundry Application Runtime environment.

During this talk Rafał will demonstrate how to manage the deployment and lifecycle of your environment, achieve high availability and scale your Kubernetes clusters.




 
Cloud Literacy for the Enterprise


Speaker:

Alex Casalboni

Cloud Evangelist
Cloud Academy

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments.

This talk will explore and discuss the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve full cloud literacy in the enterprise world.




 
Conquering the Wild West of Gemini Test Automation


Speakers:

Jenny Hung

E2E Engineer Manager
Yahoo Gemini

and
Haoran Zhao

Software Engineer
Oath Gemini

and
Lin Zhang

Software Engineer
Oath (Yahoo)

Track: Cloud & Internet of Things


Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components, and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences - both Yahoo owned and operated and third -party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand), it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression.

This session describes the technical challenges and the principles we followed to build a reliable and scalable test automation infrastructure across desktops, mobile apps, and mobile web platforms on the cloud. We also share some best practices for advanced automated testing of web and mobile applications.




 
Container Development on Azure Made Easy with Helm and Draft


Speaker:

Raghavan Srinivas

Cloud Solutions Architect / Evangelist
Microsoft

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Microsoft Azure Container Services can be used for container deployment in a variety of ways including support for Orchestrators like Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos. However, the abstraction for app development that support application self-healing, scaling and so on may not be at the right level. Helm and Draft makes this a lot easier.

In this primarily demo-driven session, we will cover Docker Swarm and Kubernetes deployments on Azure with some simple examples. We will look at Helm and Draft and how they can simplify app development significantly, like app. Scaling, rollback, etc. Helm is a tool that streamlines installing and managing Kubernetes applications, like the apt/yum/homebrew for Kubernetes. Draft works with pre-provided charts to deploy the apps. via Helm.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to walk away with a thorough understanding of Azure Container Services including Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Draft and Helm and how they can use these tools for deploying apps.




 
Continuous Deep Learning for Visual Systems


Speaker:

James Henry

Co-CEO/CTO
Calgary Scientific Inc.

Track: Big Data | Analytics


This session will introduce you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AI's with continuous training in the field. We will explore applications in several industries and discuss technologies that allow the deployment of advanced visualization solutions to the cloud.




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


Speaker:

Stefana Muller

Vice President and Developer Advocate
Opsani

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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 a 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 or change requirements

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




 
Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery (CICD) as a Service: Securing Velocity in the Cloud


Speaker:

Scott Harvey

Vice President of Engineering
Atmosera

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated.

But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous architectural and coordination work to minimize the volatility of the cloud environment and leverage the security features of the cloud to the benefit of the CICD pipeline.

Join Atmosera’s Scott Harvey as he outlines CICD as-a-Service: an emerging, essential service that will secure velocity and security in the cloud as organizations explore next-generation cloud services.




 
Day 2 Keynote | Optimizing Alignment – Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud


Speakers:

Aruna Ravichandran

Vice President
CA Technologies

and
Nicole Forsgren

Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist
DevOps Research and Assessment

and
Silvia Prickel

Managing Director
United Airlines

Track: All Tracks


As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance.

How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?

In this session, a panel of industry experts and real-world practitioners will share their insight into an emerging set of best practices that lie at the heart of today’s digital transformation.

Specific topics to be addressed include:
  • Standing up self-service infrastructure to enable DevOps
  • Leveraging DevOps to drive complex apps to the cloud
  • Integrating DevOps toolchains to automate cloud delivery
Join us for this influential panel that will offer hands-on expertise from those individuals who have presided over the complicated marriage of cloud and DevOps strategies to advance and win in the Application Economy.




 
Day 3 Keynote | Connected Workspaces: The Path to Winning Customers


Speakers:

Vidya Nagarajan

Senior Product Manager
Google

and
Greg Chambers

Global Group Director, Digital Innovation
Coca Cola

Track: All Tracks


Coca Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. From store operations and optimization to employee training and insights, all ultimately creating the best customer experience both online and in-store.




 
Delivering on Cloud Storage-as-a-Service for a Major Asia Pacific Telco


Speaker:

Michael Burley

Senior Business Development Executive
NetApp

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


This session describes how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform.

This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launching of virtual storage services to its enterprise market.

By evolving the engagement from a solution to a systems integration orientation, NetApp became a key partner with this telco in its enterprise business.

A collaborative journey to engineer a "brand new, never–before" service offering enabled this telco to launch market leading virtual storage services, and accelerate its expansion of private cloud storage.




 
Demystifying Kubernetes for Enterprise Developers


Speaker:

Jim Bugwadia

CEO
Nirmata

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises.

However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex to learn. This is because Kubernetes is more of a toolset than a ready solution. Hence its essential to know when and how to apply the appropriate Kubernetes constructs. In this session we will cover all Kubernetes concepts that are important to develop a typical enterprise application. This includes constructs like Pods, Deployments, Services, Jobs, Stateful Sets, Replica Sets, Network Policies, Ingress, Persistent Volume Claims and more. We will then model a real-world application using these concepts and learn how it can be deployed and managed on a Kubernetes cluster. The session will also cover best practices for enterprise teams (after all software development is a team sport!) including how to manage continuous delivery pipelines with Kubernetes.




 
Deploy an Armored Cloud with Secure Service Containers - No Reengineering Required


Speakers:

Mark Figley

Director of LinuxONE Offerings
IBM

and
Angel Nuñez Mencias

Senior Technical Staff Member
IBM Systems

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Your clients expect transactions to never fail, cloud access to be fast and always on, and their data to be protected - no exceptions. Hear about how Secure Service Container (SSC), an IBM-exclusive open technology, enables secure building and hosting of next-generation applications, both cloud and on-premises. SSC protects the full stack from external and insider threats, allows automatic encryption of data in-flight and at-rest, and is tamper-resistant during installation and runtime – with no changes to applications required.

Hear how clients are deploying this technology on LinuxONE, the industry’s most advanced enterprise Linux platform, to deliver premium cloud services that are not only secure, but accelerate data movement and support massive transaction volumes.




 
Determining the Economic Value of Your Data


Speaker:

William Schmarzo

CTO for the Big Data Practice
Dell EMC

Track: Big Data | Analytics


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.

Bill Schmarzo will discuss the transformative potential of Big Data and offers an overview of the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index — a guide for helping organizations understand where and how they can leverage data and analytics to power their business models. He also explains how to apply economic and data science concepts to quantify the economic value of the organization's data and the resulting analytics.




 
DevOps Evolution: Architecting the Modern Software Factory


Speaker:

Anand Akela

Senior Director, DevOps Solutions
CA Technologies

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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

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

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




 
DevOps vs SRE vs Cloud Native


Speaker:

Rob Hirschfeld

CEO and Co-founder
RackN

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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 controlling infrastructure. The rise of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is part of that redefinition of operations vs development roles in organizations.

In this talk, he’ll explore this trend and discuss concrete ways to cope with the coming changes. We’ll look at the reasons while SRE is attractive and get specific about ways that teams can bootstrap their efforts and keep their DevOps Fu strong.




 
Digital Transformation Requires Enterprise-Wide Agile Transformation


Speaker:

Jason Bloomberg

President
Intellyx

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation.

In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the connection between building better software and business agility has been a tenuous one at best. But now that Agile is maturing and Digital Transformation is driving change across enterprises large and small, companies are realizing that their best bet for achieving business agility is to take the best of Agile and apply it across the entire organization.

The first step in this ‘Agile transformation’: moving away from traditional hierarchical organizational models to small, self-organizing teams. Executives must learn the fine art of Agile leadership. The challenge: balancing Agile and traditional management approaches.

The bottom line: Digital Transformation requires business agility, and applying the lessons of Agile to the entire organization is the only approach that has shown consistent success. It’s time to crack open your software development organization and bring Agile into the light of the business.

Attendees of this session will:
  • Learn how Agile Transformation requires a complete rethink of how an organization quantifies and manages risk
  • Understand the principles for creating and managing self-organizing teams
  • Gain an appreciation for the fact that organizations must be ‘all in’ with Agile transformation to succeed with Digital Transformation




 
Digital Transformation Simplified


Speaker:

Pranay Prakash

CEO
Dihuni

Track: Cloud & Internet of Things


There is huge complexity in implementing a successful digital business that requires efficient on-premise and cloud back-end infrastructure, IT and Internet of Things (IoT) data, analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Applications. In the data center alone, there are physical and virtual infrastructures, multiple operating systems, multiple applications and new and emerging business and technological paradigms such as cloud computing and XaaS. And then there are people, process and technology structure and portfolios that are different from one company to another and often not suitable for digital transformation. In this talk, we will look at the best way to embark on a Digital journey.




 
Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn About Their Value Creation Strategy


Speaker:

Chris Kocher

Founder & Managing Director
Grey Heron

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” This session will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are they investing in? How are they competing? What does it mean for you and your business?

Using the Four Values Framework, we’ll examine how Amazon is creating new value with Vertical and horizontal integration, Value Creation of new categories, Value Migration into adjacent categories and markets, and why they excel with their Value Delivery System. Most importantly we’ll conclude with implications for your business and how you can use the Four Values Framework to innovate in your business, create new value and grow revenues.




 
Dumb IoT Isn’t Cool. Making IoT Smart at the Edge


Speaker:

John Crupi

VP and Engineering System Architect
Greenwave Systems

Track: Big Data | Analytics


Because IoT devices are deployed in mission-critical environments more than ever before, it’s increasingly imperative they be truly smart. IoT sensors simply stockpiling data isn’t useful. IoT must be artificially and naturally intelligent in order to provide more value. IoT artificial intelligence (AI) can be carried out via edge analytics and machine learning technologies that enable things to process event data at the source, learn patterns of behavior over time for taking independent action, and deliver more accurate results in real-time. This opens the door to limitless possibilities, enabling businesses to make better decisions with far less effort.




 
Efficient Access to a Cloud-based HPC Visualization Cluster


Speaker:

Brian Fromme

Solutions Engineer
Penguin Computing

Track: Big Data | Analytics


Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently.

HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer that data into the HPC cluster are described, including performance characterization results.

Together, high-performance data transfer and display technologies are finally solving the challenges of remote access to cloud-based HPC visualization clusters.




 
End-to-End on the GPU: How to Vastly Parallel SQL, Visualization and Machine Learning


Speaker:

Aaron Williams

VP of Global Community
MapD

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations.

Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning. From design to interactivity to user experience, Aaron Williams will cover the end-to-end use cases of GPUs and how this technology is producing measurable, significant outcomes for cloud computing.




 
Ensuring High-Availability for Hybrid-Cloud-based Apps


Speaker:

Simon Jones

Evangelist and Head of Marketing
Cedexis

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making real-time decisions based on a combination of real user monitoring, synthetic testing, APM, NGINX / local load balancers, and other data sources, is critical. In this session, we’ll show you how easy it can be to leverage these disparate data sources to automate your hybrid-cloud app delivery and ensure your end users enjoy their app experience.




 
Enterprise IoT Has Created a New Economy


Speaker:

Robert B. Cohen

Economist and Senior Fellow
Economic Strategy Institute

Track: Cloud & Internet of Things


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 importance on software-based innovations. They require not only skilled occupations, such as data analysts and DevOps professionals, with more technical skills, but also middle-level employees with more software and computing acumen. Both large and small firms operate differently.

These are the “green shoots” of a new economy. It is characterized by rapid software innovation, swift changes in infrastructure – not only virtualized data and compute resources, but also virtualized networks - and new analytic and predictive capabilities. After this shift, the economy will require:
  1. Technical acumen built in schools, through in-house training, or better university programs.
  2. Industries that no longer bend metal or provide retail or sales opportunities. They will exploit continuous innovations in software and computing to offer autonomous capabilities and innovative connections to customers.
  3. The Internet of Things will serve as the handmaiden for dramatic economic change.




 
European Data Regulations with Global Reach: What Is GDPR in Reality and Why Should We Care?


Speaker:

Adam Ryan

Vice President and General Manager EMEA
Calligo

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


With tough new Regulations come to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is Global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for Cloud, Big Data and IoT. This session will examine the Regulation and provide insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence around personal data.




 
Exceeding the Conventional Modes of Protecting Data: An Innovative Approach to Cloud Security


Speaker:

Thomas Fryer

CTO
Secure Channels Inc.

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


In the fast-paced advances and popularity in cloud technology, one of the most critical factors revolves around concerns for security of your critical data. How to assure both your company and your customers they can confidently trust and utilize your cloud environment is most often top on the list. There is a method to evaluating and providing security that exceeds conventional modes of protecting data both within the cloud as well externally on mobile and other devices. With the public failure of barrier type security, protecting data can now include encryption methods that protect it in storage as well as when exchanging it outside the confines of a secure cloud. Thomas Fryer will explain how, and why data can still be made secure even if it is exposed or compromised by unauthorized users or outside hackers.

Speaking on this topic, Thomas Fryer will provide some valuable insight on a revolutionary approach that goes beyond the firewall and discusses encryption software from a completely innovative approach, one that extends security beyond the ‘fortress’ approach. Introducing Secure Channels ‘ParaDoxBox’, ParaDoxBox™ creates encrypted drives, partitions, virtual containers, files and files for sharing on endpoints, networks or in the Cloud, providing protection levels that meet or exceed industry and national standards. It is transparent once deployed, requiring no specialized training. Users select the encryption algorithms and the standards with which to comply (e.g., FIPS 140-2 Annex A). ParaDoxBox™ also supports superencipherment, layering and combining multiple encryption algorithms to achieve increases of 50% or more in effective security while (optionally) remaining FIPS compliant as well as Idiomatic Recognition™ authentication technology. Even if the network is breached, ParaDoxBox™ ensures that your data is safe.




 
Extend User Experience of WebRTC with Unique Sensor Devices


Speaker:

Masashi Ganeko

Manager
INFOCOM

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. Masashi Ganeko will introduce two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them.

"Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multiple Intel RealSense Depth Camera to scan 3D and build 3D models in real-time, and display as hologram in front of remote participants.




 
Federal Cloud Topology with Digital Transformation


Speaker:

Rasananda Behera

Big Data Architect

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Why Federal cloud? What is in Federal Clouds and Integrations? This session will identify the process and the FedRAMP initiative. But is it sufficient?

What is the remedy for keeping abreast of cutting-edge technology? Let’s examine together and implement the proposed solutions:
  • Private or Public or Hybrid cloud
  • Responsible Governing bodies
  • How can we accomplish?




 
Flip the Switch to Container Clouds


Speaker:

Bill Borsari

Head of Systems Engineering
Datera

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point.

This session will explore how organizations can reap the benefits of the cloud without losing performance as containers become the new paradigm. Topics include:
  • How containerized stateful applications can be automated to scale
  • Options to manage persistent data
  • Container storage and deployment models that deliver the greatest agility




 
General Session | Are You Ready for GDPR (The EU General Data Protection Regulation)??


Speaker:

Greg Dumas

Vice President and G.M. of US operations
Calligo

Track: All Tracks


Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations will go over the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world.




 
General Session | Data Mobility: Embracing Hybrid Cloud with Confidence


Speaker:

Greg Tevis

IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist
IBM Systems

Track: All Tracks


Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. This session will explore how storage and software-defined solutions from IBM have evolved for the road ahead. Walk-away knowing how you can bring new levels of speed, agility and efficiency to the applications and workloads you choose to deploy across a hybrid cloud model.




 
General Session | Getting Public Cloud Benefits Without Public Cloud Drawbacks


Speaker:

Steve Conner

VP of Sales
Cloudistics

Track: All Tracks


You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.

What do you do?
Private cloud infrastructure based on composable technologies result in environments that are suitable for all your workloads while also providing you with many of the benefits of the public cloud, and without the pitfalls. Composable infrastructure is an emerging data center architecture that provides you with the resource flexibility inherent in traditional infrastructure, but with the economics, ease-of-use, and scalability of cloud. With composable infrastructure, you’re able to maintain peak levels of application performance without having to mess around with LUNs and other archaic constructs.

During the education webinar, you will:
  1. Learn about what makes composable infrastructure tick
  2. Discover how composable infrastructure goes beyond hyperconverged
  3. Find out what pros and cons there are to public cloud adoption




 
General Session | Microservices: Choosing the Right Cloud, Services and Tools


Speaker:

Andrew Hately

IBM Distinguished Engineer
IBM

Track: All Tracks


We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps — failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices - not doing so will be a path to eventual business failure. The real and more difficult question, in developing microservices-based applications, is this: what's the best combination of cloud services and tools to use to get the right results in the specific business situation in which you need to deliver what your end users’ want - the power of cloud services are the key to versatility and innovation that’s meaningful to the market.





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


Speaker:

David B. Martin

Principal Product Owner
CA Technologies

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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

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

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




 
How to Architect an IoT Solution


Speaker:

Yung Chou

Cloud Architect
BlueMetal

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Recently, IoT seems to be emerging as a solution vehicle for data analytics on real-world scenarios from setting a room temperature setting to predicting a component failure of an aircraft. Compared with developing an application or deploying a cloud service, is an IoT solution unique? If so, how? How does a typical IoT solution architecture consist? And what are the essential components and how are they relevant to each other? How does the security play out? What are the best practices in formulating an IoT solution? These are all the topics that this presentation will cover. Ultimately, this session delineates a structured approach for architecting an IoT solution. Those who assume technical leadership in developing, operating, assessing and advising IT solutions will benefit most from this delivery.




 
How to Build a Better Private Cloud PaaS with Containers


Speaker:

Alise Cashman Spence

Offering Manager, Power Systems Cloud Solutions
IBM

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Trying to improve density, lower costs and run applications faster than before? Today, enterprises looking for a secure cloud strategy are increasingly turning to container-based Platform as a Service solutions for on-premises hosted DevOps. In this session, you'll learn about the driving factors behind these cloud trends and how IBM customers are realizing exceptional performance, security and control for data and analytics services.




 
How to Make Use of Serverless Compute Solutions for IoT Device Simulation


Speaker:

Deven Samant

Director of Enterprise Cloud and Mobility Solutions
Infostretch

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


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 looking at some significant engineering investment.

On-demand, serverless computing enables developers to try out a fleet of devices on IoT gateways with ease. With a sensor simulator built on top of AWS Lambda, it’s possible to elastically generate device sensors that report their state to the cloud. This presentation will demonstrate how to specify a number of devices to simulate, simulation duration, publish frequency, message topic, protocol choices, test data set(s) and more using the set of Lambda functions.

Attendees of this session will learn:
  • How to implement a simulator that feeds data sets into AWS IoT Gateways
  • Practical tips on how to monitor the simulators in real time, visualize data, configure your own sensor, and add hooks to start simulators from your projects




 
Hyperconvergence 2.0: HCI at Enterprise-Scale


Speaker:

Wes Talbert

Principal Architect
NetApp

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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. The HCI solution of tomorrow will integrate with the public cloud to deliver a quality hybrid cloud experience at enterprise-scale.




 
Implement Advanced Scheduling Techniques in Kubernetes


Speaker:

Oleg Chunikhin

CTO
Kublr

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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?

Oleg Chunikhin will answer those questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and cost-effective resources on AWS, coupled with the ability to deliver a minimum set of functionalities that cover the majority of needs – without configuration complexity.

You’ll get a run-down of the pitfalls and things to keep in mind for this route.




 
Implementing a Well-Behaved Network for Your Cloud


Speaker:

David Veneski

Product Marketing Manager
Infoblox

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide:
  • Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments
  • Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the datacenter network evolves
  • Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization
  • Security: implement always-vigilant DNS security
This session will review common challenges, the proper objectives, and several options to achieve “better practices” for evolving data center networks.




 
Improving Latency for Customer Data through Real-Time Data Warehousing


Speaker:

Mark Goldin

CTO
Cornerstone OnDemand

Track: Cloud & Internet of Things


Transforming cloud-based data into a reportable format can be a very expensive, time-intensive and complex operation. As a SaaS platform with more than 30 million global users, Cornerstone OnDemand’s challenge was to create a scalable solution that would improve the time it took customers to access their user data. Our Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) process vastly reduced data time-to-availability from 24 hours to just 10 minutes. Mark will share his team’s learnings from this massive undertaking and relevant applications for other businesses




 
Intelligent Automation in the Digital Transformation Era


Speaker:

Brian Boeggeman

VP Alliances & Partnerships
Ayehu

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Intelligent Automation is now one of the key business imperatives for CIOs and CISOs impacting all areas of business today. This session will talk about how business value is created and delivered through intelligent automation to today’s enterprises. The open ecosystem platform approach toward Intelligent Automation that Ayehu delivers to the market is core to enabling the creation of the self-driving enterprise.




 
Intelligent Bots: Manage Your Smart Home from the Cloud!


Speaker:

Sergey Grebnov

Senior Software Engineer
Akvelon

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution and join Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader, Sergey Grebnov, for an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.




 
Intelligent DNS as the Cornerstone of Digital Transformation


Speaker:

Carl J. Levine

Senior Technical Evangelist
NS1

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


In this talk, we’ll objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases.




 
Introducing Google Cloud Mobility Solutions


Speaker:

Vidya Nagarajan

Senior Product Manager
Google

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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. Take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats they already love to use.




 
Introduction to Node-RED


Speaker:

Greg Gorman

Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT
IBM Cloud

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


This session will give you a short tutorial on Node-RED, a Node.js-based programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using a wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click. There is a large library of contributed nodes that help solve many challenges, and anyone can contribute back new nodes or join the Node-RED project and help out!




 
IoT End to End - Turn Your IoT Sensor Data into Insights Using Watson IoT


Speaker:

John Walicki

Watson IoT Developer Advocate
IBM Cloud

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Real IoT production deployments running at scale are collecting sensor data from hundreds / thousands / millions of devices. The goal is to take business-critical actions on the real-time data and find insights from stored datasets. Join John Walicki in this breakout session for a fast-paced developer journey that follows the IoT sensor data from generation, to edge gateway, to edge analytics, to encryption, to the IBM Bluemix cloud, to Watson IoT Real Time rules/actions, to visualization, to Node-RED processing, to cloud storage, to Data Science Experience, to Apache Spark analysis in Jupyter notebooks, to PixieDust visualization and finally machine learning algorithms. You don't need to be an expert data scientist to look for predictive maintenance insights using Watson IoT.




 
Leveraging AI for Mobile Enterprise Applications


Speaker:

Michael Meiner

Director of Engineering
Oracle

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophisticated patterns, and chatbots replace the traditional mobile apps. This session will look at this evolution of mobile computing, along with the underlying enterprise technologies that enable this shift. Demos using Amazon Alexa and Oracle Mobile Suite will be shown.




 
Live and Let Die: The Need for an AI-Enabled Enterprise


Speaker:

Rene Buest

Director of Market Research & Technology Evangelism
Arago

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses.
  • Understand the Digital Enterprise Evolution in context of Artificial Intelligence
  • Understand the threats of the Internet giants towards the established economy
  • Understand the importance to become an AI-enabled Enterprise
  • Understand the steps during this necessary AI-journey




 
Lunch Power Panel | Speed, Quality, Impact - Building Success on the Three Foundations of DevOps


Speakers:

Raghavan Srinivas

Cloud Solutions Architect / Evangelist
Microsoft

and
Andi Mann

Chief Technology Advocate
Splunk

and
Aruna Ravichandran

Vice President
CA Technologies

and
Scott Davis

CTO
Embotics

Track: All Tracks


Many organizations adopt DevOps to reduce cycles times and deliver software faster; some take on DevOps to drive higher quality and better end user experience; others look to DevOps for a clearer line-of-sight to customers to drive better business impacts. In truth, these three pillars go together. Join this group of industry experts to discuss how leading organizations build application success from all three of these pillars of DevOps - speed, quality, and impact.




 
Machine Learning for Cloud-Based DevOps


Speaker:

Ajay Gulati

Co-founder and CEO
ZeroStack

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Many companies start their journey to the cloud in the DevOps environment, where software engineers want self-service access to the custom tools and frameworks they need. Machine learning technology can help IT departments keep up with these demands. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss the use of machine learning for automating provisioning of DevOps resources, taking the burden off IT teams.




 
Machine Learning Intro for Anyone and Everyone


Speaker:

Raju Shreewastava

Founder
Big Data Trunk

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


This session provides a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. Together we will solve a machine learning problem and find an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding.




 
Mid-Day Keynote | How Serverless Computing Changes Cloud, and Your Job


Speaker:

David Linthicum

SVP
Cloud Technology Partners

Track: All Tracks


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 enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitations of the existing public IaaS clouds were forgiven. However, now that we’ve lived a few years with public IaaS clouds, developers and CloudOps pros are giving a huge thumbs down to the constant monitoring of servers, provisioned or not, that’s required to support the workloads.

In this keynote presentation we’ll understand how serverless changes everything when it comes to using public clouds. Topics covered include:
  • The ability to remove developers from having to allocate the correct amount of resources for the workload, as well as keep up with what’s running, and what resources need to be de-provisioned.
  • The ability to link serverless computing with both net-new and traditional applications.
  • The ability to have an exact accounting of what resources a workload consumes.
  • The ability to create workloads that are sets of functions, all with their own automation around resource allocations, costs, and the ability to leverage whatever function is needed to complete its work.




 
Migrating to Automated Infrastructure with Containers


Speaker:

Tony Campbell

Director, Educational Services
CoreOS

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


Containers are rapidly finding their way into enterprise data centers, but change is difficult. How do enterprises transform their architecture with technologies like containers without losing the reliable components of their current solutions?

In this talk we will explore the challenges organizations are facing today as they move to containers and go over how Kubernetes applications can deploy with legacy components, and also go over automated capabilities provided by Operators to auto-update Kubernetes with zero downtime for current and secure deployments.




 
Migrating Your Legacy Systems to the Cloud


Speaker:

Scott Jeschonek

Director Cloud Solutions
Avere Systems

Track: Cloud & Internet of Things


Though cloud is the future of enterprise computing, a smooth transition of legacy applications and systems is critical for seamless business operations. IT professionals are eager to start leveraging the cost, scale and other benefits of cloud, but with massive investments already in place in existing infrastructure and a number of compliance and resource hurdles, it can be challenging to move to a cloud-based infrastructure.

In this session, Scott Jeschonek, the Director Cloud Solutions at Avere Systems, will provide insight into common roadblocks organizations face – latency, protocols, time – and the steps they can take to overcome these obstacles.




 
Modernize Your Applications Through Novel Abstractions and Configurations


Speaker:

Kausik Sridhar

Founder and CTO
Pulzze Systems

Track: Cloud & Internet of Things


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.

Given the magnitude of today's application ecosystem, tweaking existing software to stitch various components together leads to sub-optimal solutions. This definitely deserves a re-think, and paves the way for a new breed of lightweight application servers that are micro-services and DevOps ready!




 
Monitoring Unknown Unknowns with AI


Speaker:

Guy Fighel

Co-Founder and CTO
SignifAI

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


In this talk, veteran DevOps engineer Guy Fighel dissects a few real world examples where not knowing what you don't know led to massive outages and service disruptions. He'll explore how despite the fact that modern DevOps teams have multiple monitoring tools, hundreds of metrics instrumented and are capturing billions of data points...downtime still happens. How about instead of implementing more monitoring, we bring forward a future where DevOps teams can augment their existing tooling with AI and machine learning to draw richer correlations across events, metrics and logs to surface insights about threats to uptime that aren't even being monitored. Or put another way, how DevOps teams can get closer to a state of "known knowns!”




 
Network and Cloud Optimization


Speaker:

Paul Mako

CEO & CTO
Massive Networks

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Connecting to major cloud service providers is becoming central to doing business. But your cloud provider’s performance is only as good as your connectivity solution.

Massive Networks will place you in the driver's seat by exposing how you can extend your LAN from any location to include any cloud platform through an advanced high-performance connection that is secure and dedicated to your business-critical data.

Please join Paul Mako, CEO & CIO of Massive Networks, in his discussion to learn about the intricacies of network and cloud management optimization.




 
Nordstrom’s Cloud Transformation – From Brick to Click


Speaker:

Ken Schow

Vice President
Nordstrom

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In this presentation, we’ll discuss some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, we’ll go over some of the best practices for structured team migration and discuss ways to control cloud costs.




 
Offshore Development - How Not to Screw It Up


Speaker:

Alan Winters

U.S. Head of Business Development
MobiDev

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


During this talk, Alan Winters shares his experience as an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses. He reveals the secrets to selecting the right offshore development partner – what you need to ask, what you need to know and how to make a smart choice. And he offers warning signs to minimize the chances of making the wrong choice that hurts your business. Also learn tips for how to establish the most effective work processes, maximize results and control budget when working with an offshore development company.




 
Open Source Tool Chains for Continuous Testing


Speaker:

Dave Karow

Developer Advocate
CA Technologies

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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

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

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




 
Opening Keynote | Cloud Evolution


Speaker:

John Considine

General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services
IBM

Track: All Tracks


Join John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, as he leads you through the exciting evolution of the Cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes.




 
Power Panel | AI Is Transforming IoT and We Better Pay Attention


Speakers:

David Linthicum

SVP
Cloud Technology Partners

and
Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

and
Michael Meiner

Director of Engineering
Oracle

and
Rene Buest

Director of Market Research & Technology Evangelism
Arago

Track: All Tracks


Elon Musk is among the notable industry figures who worries about the power of AI to destroy rather than help society. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, embraces all that is going on. AI is most powerful when deployed across the vast networks being built for Internets of Things in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, retail, healthcare, government and other sectors. Is AI transforming IoT for the good or the bad? Do we need to worry about its potential destructive power? Or will we always be in control of the things we build and the benefits these things bring? This panel promises to be a very lively discussion on one of today's most controversial topics.




 
Power Panel | Will Multi-Clouds Play Nice Together?


Speakers:

Scott Jeschonek

Director Cloud Solutions
Avere Systems

and
Swen Conrad

CEO
Ocean9, Inc.

and
René Bostic

Technical VP
IBM Cloud

and
Alise Cashman Spence

Offering Manager, Power Systems Cloud Solutions
IBM

and
Andrew Siegmund

Application Migration Specialist
CAST Highlight

Track: All Tracks


The last two years has seen discussions about cloud computing evolve from the public/private/hybrid split to the reality that most enterprises will be creating a complex, multi-cloud strategy. Companies are wary of committing all of their resources to a single cloud, and instead are choosing to spread the risk - and the benefits - of cloud computing across multiple providers and internal infrastructures, as they follow their business needs. Will this approach be successful? How large is the challenge to get multiple clouds to work in a unified way? This panel brings together experts with diverse experience and points of view with the evolving world of cloud computing.




 
Powering Smart Cities with IoT, Real-Time and an Agile Data Platform


Speaker:

Nick Piette

Chief Evangelist
Talend

Track: Big Data | Analytics


Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future business challenges. In this session, we will include how Johnson Controls utilize sensors, big data integration and cloud-based data lake solutions.




 
Protocol Technology Impacting IoT Adoption


Speaker:

Mariusz Malkowski

Technical Services and Business Development Director
Sigma Designs

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes. This session by Mariusz Malkowski from Sigma Designs will look into technological considerations of residential IoT devices.




 
Real-Time Communication Testing Evolution with WebRTC


Speaker:

Alex Gouaillard

CEO and Founder
CoSMo Software

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems.

In his session Dr. Alex Gouaillard will present a comprehensive view of the numerous testing challenges researchers have faced before arriving at the first release candidate of the WebRTC specifications. More specifically, he will touch on WebRTC testing at different levels: W3C JS API compliance, stand-alone web application testing, WebRTC security testing, P2P network and ICE testing, synchronous and asymmetric testing and eventually full global interoperability testing. He will show at each level how WebRTC has been pushing the boundaries of existing test suites and triggering new developments both for the standards and for the industry.

Finally he will present KITE, an open source, generic, reusable and easy to maintain automated testing environment for testing WebRTC P2P interoperability across all types of WebRTC-compliant clients.




 
Risk Tree API: Expose Your Vulnerabilities


Speaker:

Kevin Lewis

Principal Solution Architect
Twistlock

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Vulnerability management is vital for large companies that need to secure containers across thousands of hosts, but many struggle to understand how exposed they are when they discover a new high security vulnerability. John’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. Through this talk, he will provide attendees with actionable advice related to understanding and acting on exposure due to new high severity vulnerabilities.




 
SAP in Public Cloud – Between a Rock and a Hard Place?


Speaker:

Swen Conrad

CEO
Ocean9, Inc.

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


Managing mission-critical SAP systems and landscapes has never been easy. Add public cloud with its myriad of powerful cloud native services and this may not change any time soon.

Public cloud offers exciting new possibilities for enterprise workloads. But to make use of these possibilities and capabilities, IT teams need to re-think everything they have done before. Otherwise, they will just end up using public cloud as a hosting platform for their workloads, aka knows as “lift and shift”.

Join this session to understand and appreciate the amazing possibilities public cloud brings to enterprise workloads like SAP. You will learn how to correctly size systems in the cloud, how to adjust for critical business seasons and how to achieve high availability and disaster recovery with 90% savings over traditional approaches. The concepts will be backed up by a demo of SAP running in the public cloud.

Join this session to experience SAP in Public Cloud: Easy as pie!




 
Security in a Cloud-First World Is Cloudy


Speaker:

Ben Johnson

Co-Founder and CTO
Obsidian Security

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Enterprises are moving to the cloud faster than most of us in security expected. CIOs are going from 0 to 100 in cloud adoption and leaving security teams in the dust. Once cloud is part of an enterprise stack, it’s unclear who has responsibility for the protection of applications, services, and data.

When cloud breaches occur, whether active compromise or a publicly accessible database, the blame must fall on both service providers and users. We’ll explore how both groups must do more to make cloud more secure, from leveraging AI to improving APIs, to incorporating cloud into current security programs.




 
Segmentation and Isolation on Kubernetes for Enterprise Teams


Speaker:

Romil Jain

Software Engineer
Nirmata

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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.

In this session, we will demonstrate how it’s possible to fully automate the isolation of applications running on shared clusters. We will first cover the multiple levels of segmentation required, from object namespaces to network-level segmentation. The session will then provide best practices usage on several Kubernetes constructs such as namespaces, network policies, storage policies, resource quotas and limits and role based access control.




 
Serverless Machine Learning Operations


Speaker:

Stepan Pushkarev

CTO
Hydrosphere.io

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Any startup has to have a clear go-to-market strategy from the beginning. Similarly, any data science project has to have a go-to-production strategy from its first days, so it could go beyond proof-of-concept. Machine learning and artificial intelligence in production would result in hundreds of training pipelines and machine learning models that are continuously revised by teams of data scientists and seamlessly connected with web applications for tenants and users.

In this demo-based talk we will walk through the best practices for simplifying machine learning operations across the enterprise and providing a serverless abstraction for data scientists and data engineers, so they could train, deploy and monitor machine learning models faster and with better quality.




 
Shifting Left on Development with Experimentation


Speaker:

Brian Lucas

Senior Staff Engineer
Optimizely

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


As applications become more complex and codebases grow, companies are forced to implement more comprehensive quality safeguards which slow the rate at which they can deliver new software. At the same time, the companies that prevail in this winner-take-all economy are those that can accelerate software delivery while providing a high caliber of quality.

High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available.

Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, will discuss key practices that developers can use to maximize the effectiveness of continuous delivery, quality, and experimentation programs. By using new techniques such as feature flagging, rollouts, and traffic splitting, experimentation is no longer just the future for marketing teams, it's quickly becoming an essential practice for high-performing development teams as well.




 
Taking a Data First Approach to Real Time Applications


Speaker:

Jack Norris

Senior Vice President
MapR Technologies

Track: Big Data | Analytics


To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. Jack Norris reviews best practices to show how companies develop, deploy, and dynamically update these applications and how this data-first approach is fundamentally different from traditional applications.

Jack will cover examples of how leading companies have identified ways to simplify data streams in a publish-and-subscribe framework (for example, how focusing on a stream of electronic medical records simplified the deployment of real-time applications for hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies). Jack also details how a data-first approach can lead to rapid deployment of additional real-time applications as well as centralize and simplify many data management and administration tasks.




 
Technical Strategy for Industrial IoT, with Real-World Use Cases


Speaker:

Jay Mason

Associate Partner
M&S Consulting

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen! We present a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. We discuss the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud technical architecture, IoT platform selection, end-to-end security, enterprise systems integration and monetization techniques. Seize market opportunities by following our methodology to design and implement a systems architecture that meets complex demands for security, flexibility, durability, and scalability.




 
Test Automation with Software-Defined Servers


Speakers:

Michael Berman

VP Engineering
TidalScale

and
Ivo Jimenez

Engineer
TidalScale

Track: Big Data | Analytics


This session will describe how automating tests in TidalScale is easy thanks to WaveRunner. It will show how we use WaveRunner, Jenkins, and Docker to have agile delivery of TS.




 
The Better Cloud Alternative


Speaker:

Jason vanValkenburgh

Director of Solution Engineering
Cloudistics

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


What You Need to Know
You’ve embraced the cloud and now face challenges associated with cost and control, yet in looking at most private cloud solutions, you see cost, complexity, and lack of comparable features that make public clouds so appealing. Some workloads are technically challenging or cost prohibitive for Amazon. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes a public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at on-premise solutions based on hyper-converged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the complexity of, and limits inherent in those technologies.

What do you do?
There is private cloud infrastructure based on composable technologies that result in environments that are suitable for all your workloads, while also providing you with many of the benefits of the public cloud, and without the pitfalls. Composable infrastructure is an emerging data center architecture that provides you with the resource flexibility inherent in traditional infrastructure, but with the economics, ease-of-use, and scalability of cloud. With composable infrastructure, you’re able to maintain peak levels of application performance without having to mess around with archaic constructs which get in the way of delivering a truly on-premise cloud.




 
The Cloud Is Getting Louder: How to Choose the Best Cloud Infrastructure for Your Startup


Speaker:

Ashu Garg

General Partner
Foundation Capital

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Deciding which cloud to use is suddenly a big - and for some companies, public - ordeal. Amazon Web Services’ longtime hold on the market has made it harder for players like Google and Microsoft to catch up, and while more competition means lower prices and a better product, it also means more voices screaming to be heard and built upon. How do you evaluate your options and decide which is best for your business? Ashu will discuss what to look for when selecting a cloud service, which solutions are emerging as front runners in the industry, what AWS is doing to continually disrupt and innovate the market, and what others must do to compete.




 
The CMP 2.0: Bringing Automation, Orchestration and Governance to Cloud Native Apps and DevOps


Speaker:

Scott Davis

CTO
Embotics

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that’s no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In this session, Embotics CTO Scott Davis will explore how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. Davis will explain how automation, orchestration and governance are fundamental to managing today’s hybrid cloud environments and are critical for digital businesses to deliver services faster, with better user experience and higher quality, all while saving money.




 
The Cross-Cloud Data Fabric: Sharing Data Between On-Premises and In-Cloud Apps


Speaker:

Allon Cohen

VP of Product
Elastifile

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In this session, we will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By reviewing common hybrid cloud usage scenarios and their active and inactive data challenges, we will answer the common question on many IT managers’ minds: “Do I really need to re-architect everything when adopting cloud?”




 
The Five Key Elements to Build, Deploy and Operationalize Artificial Intelligence at Scale


Speaker:

Sangeeta Chakraborty

Chief Customer Officer
Ayasdi

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence.

Sangeeta will provide a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to operationalize the intelligence and how to implement a strategy to scale efforts. She’ll pull from her experience helping tackle HSBC's anti-laundering threats and identifying genetic susceptibilities of diseases for Mt. Sinai with machine intelligence.




 
The Future of Data Centers in a Serverless World


Speaker:

Ben McCormack

VP of Operations
Evernote

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. This talk will discuss how data centers of the future will be managed, how the public cloud best suits your organization, and what the future holds for operations and infrastructure engineers in a post-container world. Is a serverless world inevitable?




 
The Path to Cloud


Speaker:

Stefano Bellasio

CEO and Founder
Cloud Academy

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


This session will discuss our experience working with several enterprises worldwide that are moving to cloud. Most of the time there is a lot of work involved to move to the cloud, and most of that isn't really related to AWS or Azure or Google Cloud. Before we talk about public cloud vendors and DevOps tools, there are usually several technical and non-technical challenges that are connected to it and that every company needs to solve to move to the cloud. In this talk, we are going to see what are the tools, disciplines, and cultural aspects that enterprise companies are considering to get to Cloud and eventually transform the way they build software and services.




 
The Reactive Edge: Reinventing the Edge Tier Using a Reactive Communication Protocol


Speaker:

Ryland Degnan

Senior Software Engineer
Netflix

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. By leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol, we have been able to solve many of these problems at the communication layer. This makes it possible to create rich application experiences and support use cases such as mobile-to-mobile communication and large file transfers that would be difficult or cost-prohibitive with traditional networking.




 
Three Steps to DevOps for Core Enterprise Teams


Speaker:

Dana Boudreau

Senior Director
CA Technologies

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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




 
Tracing Cloud Systems via ebpf


Speaker:

Shashank Jain

Development Architect
SAP

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


The session is centered around the tracing of Systems on Cloud using technologies like ebpf. The goal is to talk about what this technology is all about and what purpose it serves.

This talk will touch upon concepts of observability in the cloud and also some of the challenges we have. Generally most cloud-based monitoring tools capture details at a very granular level. To troubleshoot problems this might not be good enough.

We need more fine-grain details about the process running on a VM in terms of state of socket connections, i/o being done at block level per process, etc. This allows us to determine the bottlenecks a system is facing and is quite useful for developers to optimize the system. Ebpf is positioned as a low overhead tracer so it can be used in production with minimal overhead.




 
Using Containers to Deliver Efficient Private Cloud Audience


Speaker:

Jamon Bowen

Sales Engineering Director
TidalScale

Track: Cloud & Internet of Things


Every few years, a disruptive force comes along that prompts us to reframe our understanding of what something means, or how it works. For years, the notion of what a computer is and how you make one went pretty much unchallenged. Then virtualization came along, followed by cloud computing, and most recently containers. Suddenly the old rules no longer seemed to apply, or at least they didn’t always apply. These disruptors made us reconsider our IT worldview.

Software-Defined Servers are having a similar effect on our notion of virtualization and containers. Software-Defined Servers combine all the resources of multiple servers – CPUs, memory, storage and network – into one or more virtual machine. This allows data analysts, data scientists and others to handle scale-up workloads that previously would have required the purchase of a larger system. In the data center, Software-Defined Servers complement other software-defined resources, including storage and networks, turning a previously fixed resource into one that can be “right-sized” on the fly.




 
WebRTC Potential for Edge Computing Scenarios


Speaker:

Kensaku Komatsu

Research and Development Engineer
NTT Communications

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service.

However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interoperability. It has lots of potential to address current issues around IoT - security, connectivity and so on - based on P2P technology. It will become a key-component especially in edge computing use cases, in his view. In this talk, he will explain more insight about this topic.




Presentation Slides
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...
@CloudExpo Stories
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.
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
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 ...
The session is centered around the tracing of systems on cloud using technologies like ebpf. The goal is to talk about what this technology is all about and what purpose it serves. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Shashank Jain, Development Architect at SAP, will touch upon concepts of observability in the cloud and also some of the challenges we have. Generally most cloud-based monitoring tools capture details at a very granular level. To troubleshoot problems this might not be good enough.
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...
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual b...
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 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.
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
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...
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
In the fast-paced advances and popularity in cloud technology, one of the most critical factors revolves around concerns for security of your critical data. How to assure both your company and your customers they can confidently trust and utilize your cloud environment is most often top on the list. There is a method to evaluating and providing security that exceeds conventional modes of protecting data both within the cloud as well externally on mobile and other devices. With the public failure...
Transforming cloud-based data into a reportable format can be a very expensive, time-intensive and complex operation. As a SaaS platform with more than 30 million global users, Cornerstone OnDemand’s challenge was to create a scalable solution that would improve the time it took customers to access their user data. Our Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) process vastly reduced data time-to-availability from 24 hours to just 10 minutes. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Mark Goldin, Chief Technolo...
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.
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...
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...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will discuss how from store operations...
Though cloud is the future of enterprise computing, a smooth transition of legacy applications and systems is critical for seamless business operations. IT professionals are eager to start leveraging the cost, scale and other benefits of cloud, but with massive investments already in place in existing infrastructure and a number of compliance and resource hurdles, it can be challenging to move to a cloud-based infrastructure.

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Big Data Expo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers Include

MATTHIEU
Octoblu

MAHADEV
Cisco

MCCARTHY
Bsquare

FELICIANO
AMDG

PAUL
VenueNext

SMITH
Eviot

BEAMER
goTraverse

GETTENS
goTraverse

CHAMBLISS
ReadyTalk

HERBERTS
Cityzen Data

REITBAUER
Dynatrace

WILLIAM-
SON

Cloud
Computing

SCHMARZO
EMC

WOOD
VeloCloud

WALLGREN
Electric Cloud

VARAN-
NATH

GE

SRIDHARA-
BALAN

Pulzze

METRIC
Linux

MONTES
Iced

ARIOLA
Parasoft

HOLT
Daitan

CUNNING-
HAM

ReadyTalk

BEDRO-
SIAN

Cypress

NAMIE
Cisco

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

MOULINE
Everbridge

MARSH
Blue Pillar

PARKS
SecureRF

PEROTTI
Plantronics

HOFFMAN
EastBanc

WATSON
Trendalyze

BENSONOFF
Unigma

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

SARKARIA
PHEMI

SPROULE
Metavine

SNELL
Intel

LEVINE
CytexOne

ALLEN
Freewave

MCCALLUM
Falconstor

HYEDT
Seamless

Big Data Expo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers Include

SCHULZ
Luxoft

TAMBURINI
Autodesk

MCCARTHY
Bsquare

THURAI
SaneIoT

TURNER
Cloudian

ENDO
Intrepid

NAKAGAWA
Transparent

SHIBATA
Transparent

LEVANT-LEVI
testRTC

VARAN NATH
GE

COOPER
M2Mi

SENAY
Teletax

SKEEN
Vitria

KOCHER
Grey Heron

GREENE
PubNub

MAGUIRE
HP

MATTHIEU
Octoblu

STEINER-JOVIC
AweSense

LYNN
AgilData

HEDGES
Cloudata

DUFOUR
Webroot

ROBERTS
Platform

JONES
Deep

PFEIFFER
NICTA

NIELSEN
Redis

PAOLALANTORIO
DataArchon

KAHN
Solgenia

LOPEZ
Kurento

KIM
MapR

BROMHEAD
Instaclustr

LEVINE
CytexOne

BONIFAZI
Solgenia

GORBACHEV
Intelligent
Systems

THYKATTIL
Navisite

TRELOAR
Bebaio

SIVARAMA-
KRISHNAN

Red Hat
Cloud Expo New York All-Star Speakers Included

DE SOUZA
Cisco

POTTER
SafeLogic

ROBINSON
CompTIA

WARUSA
-WITHANA

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
-MANIAN

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


Testimonials
This week I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote at Cloud Expo New York. It was amazing to be back in the great city of New York with thousands of cloud enthusiasts eager to learn about the next step on their journey to embracing a cloud-first worldl."
@SteveMar_Msft
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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Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual business failure.
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous architectural and coordination work to minimize the volatility of the cloud environment and leverage t...
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.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will discuss how from store operations and optimization to employee training and insights, all ultimately create the best customer experie...
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 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.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, will lead you through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. 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 be...
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!
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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,...
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.