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


Speaker:

Dan Florea

Director of Product Management
Tintri

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


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




 
Accelerate Test Automation


Speaker:

Anne Hungate

President
Daring Systems

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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

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

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




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


Speaker:

Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan

Senior Network Software Engineer
Intel

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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




 
Adventures of Building Atlassian Add-ons and Integrations


Speaker:

Sukhbir Dhillon

Founder and CEO
Addteq

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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




 
Amazon's Cloud Billowing into IoT, AI, and Just About Everything Else


Speaker:

Chris Kocher

Founder & Managing Director
Grey Heron

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems.

Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assistants, Robotics, shipping logistics and other emerging technologies, developers and competitors ignore Amazon at their peril.

This session will provide an overview of Amazon’s initiatives in these areas, insights of where Amazon may be heading, and implications for your business if you are a developer, marketer or strategist for your company. If you don’t want to be “Amazoned,” you should attend this session.




 
Annual Hybrid IT Research: A Conceptual and Real-World Look at Hybrid IT


Speaker:

Alvaro Gonzalez

Director
Peak 10

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


In his session at the 20th Cloud Expo, Alvaro Gonzalez, Director of Technical, Partner and Field Marketing at Peak 10, will use recent research findings to offer a real-world consideration of how the various categories of cloud can be relevant to your business.




 
APIs and Financial Services Innovation


Speaker:

Tom Eck

Industry Platforms CTO
IBM Cloud

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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.




 
Best Practices for Enterprise Cloud Adoption - How Cloud Infrastructure Automation Delivers the Agility, Speed and Cost Benefits


Speaker:

Jeremy Snyder

VP of Business Development
DivvyCloud

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


This talk centers around how to automate best practices in a multi-/hybrid-cloud world based on our work with customers like GE, Discovery Communications and Fannie Mae. Today’s enterprises are reaping the benefits of cloud computing, but also discovering many risks and challenges. In the age of DevOps and the decentralization of IT, it’s easy to over-provision resources, forget that instances are running, or unintentionally expose vulnerabilities. We will discuss the approaches to take control of your cloud with self-healing infrastructure, while realizing the promised agility, speed and cost benefits of the cloud.




 
Big Data and IoT: The Economic Benefits


Speaker:

Robert B. Cohen

Economist and Senior Fellow
Economic Strategy Institute

Track: Big Data | Analytics


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




 
Big Data Security | Internal Threat Detection: The Critical Role of Machine Learning


Speaker:

Angsuman Dutta

CEO and Founder
Pricchaa

Track: Big Data | Analytics


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 anomalous usage based on past usage. He will share some of the best practices related to the use of machine learning for managing internal user and vendor risks




 
Big Data Thrashing and Resolution – An Approach to Resolving Machine Learning of Analytics


Speaker:

Rasananda Behera

Big Data Architect

Track: Big Data | Analytics


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 in both transaction processing and online analytical processing. Therefore, there is a growing need for support on thrashing using machine learning algorithms and solutions for use in "Big Data."

In his session Rasananda Behera will lead a discussion on "Hybrid Big Data Solutions through Machine Learning" that can bring a resolution to smooth processing through architecture capabilities. Topics covered in this session will include:
  • What is thrashing?
  • Bad swapping and good swapping and thrashing
  • Why does thrashing occur?
  • How to remedy using the machine learning algorithm?
  • Architecture
  • Use cases
  • Sample implementations using algorithms and expressions
  • Future trends




 
Bridging the Gap with MongoDB on AWS


Speaker:

Jay Gordon

Developer Advocate
MongoDB

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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




 
Bringing Real-Time, Interactive Analytics to the Financial Industry


Speaker:

Karthik Lalithraj

Principal Solutions Architect
Kinetica

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


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




 
Bringing Together the Power of Technology to Digitally Transform Your Business


Speaker:

William Morrish

VP of Commercial Operations
Interoute

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Adopting the right Digital Transformation strategy for your enterprise is crucial to keep up with rapid growth, customers' demands, and technological disruptions while remaining ahead of your market competition. Digital Transformation is no longer an option, it’s a requirement. Are you ready for tomorrow’s challenges?

Key takeaways
  • Building an adaptable and resilient digital environment
  • Integrating legacy and digital onto a single Enterprise infrastructure foundation
  • How successful enterprises have adopted a digital transformation strategy and improved business agility




 
Building a Hybrid Data Pipeline for Salesforce and Hadoop


Speaker:

Sumit Sarkar

Chief Data Evangelist
Progress Software

Track: Big Data | Analytics


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




 
Building Serverless Applications on the Apache OpenWhisk Platform


Speaker:

Joe Sepi Crane-Messina

Lead Developer Evangelist
IBM Cloud

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


Apache OpenWhisk on IBM Bluemix provides a powerful and flexible environment for deploying cloud-native applications driven by data, message, and API call events. Learn why serverless architectures are attractive for many emerging cloud workloads and when you should consider OpenWhisk for your next project. Then get started on Bluemix with three sample applications covering how the OpenWhisk programming model enables you both to implement REST APIs and process non-HTTP events at scale.




 
Building Serverless Web Applications


Speaker:

Chris Munns

Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications
Amazon Web Services

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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




 
ChatOps: A Practical Guide for DevOps Automation


Speaker:

Himanshu Chhetri

CTO
Addteq

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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




 
Cloud Computing, AI and How We Communicate


Speaker:

Curtis Peterson

VP of Operations
RingCentral

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




 
Cloud Security by Design: Tailoring DevOps for Regulatory Compliance


Speaker:

Maria C. Horton

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
EmeSec Incorporated

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


As enterprise cloud becomes the norm, businesses and Government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance related to data privacy and information protection. The most recent, Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU’s GDPR have Board Level implications and companies still struggle with demonstrating due diligence. Developers and DevOps leaders, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by incorporating changes. Addressing the new liabilities of Sensitive Data Tracking for GDPR and CUI via code design can reap huge benefits for organizations and for Developers that due just that whether in cloud, IoT or traditional environments.




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


Speaker:

Tim Minahan

SVP and CMO
Citrix

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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




 
Cognitive Computing Is Only a Starting Point!


Speaker:

Mark Troester

Vice President of Strategy
Progress

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Using machine learning to make a business prediction or conclusion is a good starting point, but it’s not enough. You can make all the predictions in the world, but if you can’t operationalize these predictions in your business processes and business applications, your analytics will go to waste. After all, what use are predictions if you can’t leverage them to generate better outcomes?

This session will discuss the business and technical complexity that stands in the way of productive analytics and application development. Topics covered include the necessary requirements for successful next-gen business applications and high-level architecture and business considerations required to achieve a cognitive-first approach.




 
Combating Cyberattacks in Real-Time Through Streaming Analytics


Speaker:

Steve Wilkes

Founder and CTO
Striim

Track: Big Data | Analytics


In this presentation, Striim CTO and founder Steve Wilkes will discuss practical strategies for counteracting fraud and cyberattacks by leveraging real-time streaming analytics. The session will provide a detailed look into leveraging streaming data management to correlate events in real time, and identify potential breaches across IoT and non-IoT systems throughout the enterprise. Strategies for processing massive amounts of data and performing complex analysis – including anomaly detection and pattern matching – at lightening speed will be shared.

Join this presentation to learn how to continuously collect real time and log data from sensors and edge devices. See how to correlate network, device and user behavior in real time to detect potential security breaches. Discover how to perform advanced analytics to better understand threat potential, and extract the signal from the noise to identify true alert state amidst the sea of false positives.




 
Composable Infrastructure and Multi-Cloud


Speaker:

Bruno Andrade

CEO and Founder
HTBase

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




 
Container and Virtual Machine: Friends or Foes


Speaker:

Yung Chou

Cloud Architect
BlueMetal

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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

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

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




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


Speaker:

Stefana Muller

Vice President and Developer Advocate
Opsani

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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

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

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




 
Culture: Change or Die


Speaker:

Greg Bledsoe

Managing Consultant
Accenture

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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




 
Day 2 Keynote | DevOps and the Age of Cloud Craftsmanship


Speaker:

Jeff Scheaffer

Senior Vice President and General Manager
CA Technologies

Track: All Tracks


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

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




 
Day 3 Keynote | Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for DevOps


Speakers:

Chris Brown

Solutions Marketing Manager
Nutanix

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Mark Lavi

Nutanix DevOps Solution Architect
Nutanix

Track: All Tracks


DevOps is often described as a process of removing friction between development and customer value. Technology is not DevOps, however, applying cloud native process to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud provides the core foundation needed, no matter where you are on your DevOps journey. In this presentation we will explore the ways that Nutanix technologies empower teams to react faster then ever before and connect teams in ways that were either too complex or simply impossible with traditional infrastructures.




 
Debunking the Myths of Scale-up Architectures


Speaker:

Ferhat Hatay

Director of Strategy and Innovation
Fujitsu

Track: Big Data | Analytics


When growing capacity and power in the data center, the architectural trade-offs between server scale-up vs. scale-out continue to be debated. Both approaches are valid: scale-out adds multiple, smaller servers running in a distributed computing model, while scale-up adds fewer, more powerful servers that are capable of running larger workloads.

It’s worth noting that there are additional, unique advantages that scale-up architectures offer. One big advantage is large memory and compute capacity that makes In-Memory Computing possible. This means that large databases can now reside entirely in memory, boosting the analytics performance, as well as speeding up transaction processing. By virtually eliminating disk accesses, database query times can be shortened by many orders of magnitude, leading to real-time analytics for greater business productivity, converting wait time to work time.

Scale-up servers that utilize an interconnect versus an external network offer accelerated processing due to reduced software overhead and lower latency in the movement of data between processors and memory across the entire system.

Is it feasible and economical to support both scale-out and scale-up workloads on the same system or class of systems? At the end of the day, it’s a question of how many nodes (scale-out) and the size of each node (scale-up).

For newer workloads like Big Data or Deep Analytics, the scale-up model is a compelling option that should be considered. Given the significant innovations in server design over the past few years, concerns about cost and scalability in the scale-up model have been rendered invalid. With the unique advantages that newer scale-up systems offer, businesses today are realizing that a single scale-up server can process Big Data and other large workloads as well or better than a collection of small scale-out servers in terms of performance, cost, power, and server density.




 
Deep Learning Training Workloads and the HPC Customers that Benefit from Supermicro Advanced GPU Server Architectures


Speaker:

Jason Pai

Director
Supermicro

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Recently, Machine Learning leaped into the computing mainstream and now ML is advancing across all enterprise applications. GPU usage models are penetrating new industries, and advanced servers with GPUs will take deep learning to new performance levels that augment artificial intelligence. New server architecture innovations will drive higher levels of performance in ML applications. As GPUs become more powerful, GPU networks will need to be more efficient as well. Supermicro has advanced the state-of-the-art in GPU-optimized server architectures, perfect for the emerging deep learning applications. Hear the latest in GPU server architectures from Supermicro and deep learning customer case studies of how customers achieved incredible deep learning results from Supermicro solutions.




 
DevOps - Operations Pain in Data Management


Speaker:

Dhiraj Sehgal

Product and Marketing
Tintri

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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




 
DevOps Evolution: Architecting the Modern Software Factory


Speaker:

Anand Akela

Senior Director, DevOps Solutions
CA Technologies

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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

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

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




 
Docker Monitoring Doesn’t Need to Be So Hard


Speaker:

David Gildeh

Co-founder and CEO
Outlyer

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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




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


Speaker:

Shinji Kim

Senior Engineering Manager
Akamai

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


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

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




 
Enabling Business Transformation in Banking & Financial Organizations Through Connected Devices


Speaker:

Arvind Radhakrishnen


Adviser and Consultant

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


This presentation will discuss 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 that will be covered:
  1. How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
  2. Discuss an execution strategy, maturity model and using a reusable approach to achieve the scale as desired, while carefully considering enterprise security as fundamental pillar driving adoption.
  3. Briefly discuss the use cases as applicable for BFS organizations




 
Enabling FinTechs for Success through Business-Driven Cloud Security


Speaker:

Sesh Murthy

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Cloud Raxak

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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




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


Speaker:

Amir Fried

Software Architect
Amdocs

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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




 
FinTech SaaS in the Cloud: Idea to Execution


Speaker:

Justin Witz

CTO
Fiduciary Risk Assessment LLC

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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

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

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

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




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


Speaker:

Kurt Bittner

Vice President of Enterprise Solutions
Scrum.org

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




 
From Digital Disruption to Digital Cohesion


Speaker:

Beth Gage

Senior Director of Systems Engineering
Juniper Networks

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




 
General Session | Are Your Business Apps Cloud-Ready?


Speaker:

JP Ascenci

Solution Specialist
Cast Highlight

Track: All Tracks


The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate & 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 & 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 assist to baseline, quality & engage with cloud migration




 
General Session | DevOps – The Journey to Value Stream


Speaker:

Thomas Hooker

Vice President of Marketing
CollabNet

Track: All Tracks


Thomas Hooker, Silicon Valley technologist and vice president of marketing for CollabNet, will present his popular talk titled “DevOps – The Journey to Value Stream.” This educational session will give you a deep look into the market drivers behind DevOps and enterprise Agile management today.

Software is changing every industry. Think about Tesla disrupting the automotive industry, Airbnb, and Uber, the list goes on. Each leads with software to create an entirely new experience for the customer. This radical shift is causing traditional companies in all sectors to innovate and compete—they know that better customer experiences fuel business, and software lets them deliver those experiences to win, delight, and keep customers.

So organizations quest to deliver better experiences through faster, better software by using DevOps tools and practices. As they strive for continuous delivery, continuous integration, continuous testing, continuous monitoring and continuous feedback, they discover an ingredient is missing. What is it?

What would allow development practices to stay continuously aligned to business objectives? Measurement. Good measurement comprises the ability to integrate the many tools within DevOps, analyze and associate the myriad of events, and report on the findings and measure the value an organization is receiving from these tools and processes. Organizations recognize this and are exploring the discipline of value stream mapping (VSM), a lean measurement technique, to ensure that the software they are producing is poised to offer continuous improvements to customers’ experience of products and services.

Attend this talk and learn exactly how your organization can benefit by applying value stream mapping to DevOps initiatives, tools, teams, and processes to tap the full business potential of DevOps.




 
General Session | Digital Experience: The Power of Brand and Mitigating Risk in the Age of Digital Transformation


Speaker:

Leo Vasiliou

Director of Web Performance Engineering
Catchpoint Systems

Track: All Tracks


The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to the new world. We will explore some of the ways in which you can mitigate the risk of a digital transformation and how to protect your brand and grow revenue.




 
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 this educational session, 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 | IT Self-Service Portals in a Continuous Delivery World


Speaker:

Don Demcsak

DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal
Dell EMC

Track: All Tracks


What's the role of an IT self-service portal when you get to continuous delivery and Infrastructure as Code? This general session showed how to create the continuous delivery culture and eight accelerators for leading the change.




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


Speaker:

Jason McGee

IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, Cloud Platform
IBM Cloud

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. Considering that new streams of IoT data are already raising the stakes on what end users expect in their mobile experiences, the versatility and power of cloud services is going to become the key to innovation that’s meaningful in the market. Join Jason McGee for his talk on developing the right microservices given the pressures of your market and the options provided by cloud technologies.




 
General Session | Moving Forward without Looking Back


Speaker:

Chris Brown

Solutions Marketing Manager
Nutanix

Track: All Tracks


One of the biggest challenges with adopting a DevOps mentality is: new applications are easily adapted to cloud-native, microservice based, or containerized architectures - they can be built for them - but old applications need complex refactoring. On the other hand, these new technologies can require relearning or adapting new, oftentimes more complex, methodologies and tools to be ready for production. In this general session we will explore how Nutanix is bringing these sides together - agility for pets, governance for cattle - in a single unified platform. With this combined approach, Nutanix removes silos - both technological and human - propelling your applications to a new level.




 
General Session | Optimizing Alignment – Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud


Speakers:

Aruna Ravichandran

Vice President
CA Technologies

and
Anne Hungate

President
Daring Systems

and
Courtney Kissler

Vice President of Retail Technology
Starbucks

and
Tracy Bannon

Senior Architect
Deloitte Consulting

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.




 
General Session | Welcome to the Era of Open Analytics


Speaker:

Sumit Sarkar

Chief Data Evangelist
Progress Software

Track: All Tracks


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. Cloud APIs are commonly designed to support application integration representing a disconnect with the analytics ecosystem. These combined trends create significant demand for a “bring-your-own-analytics” (BYOA) capability for cloud applications. Your cloud may already be smart, but giving users frictionless access to your data will make everyone smarter.




 
Generalists and Specialists: Divergent Patterns for DevOps


Speaker:

Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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

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

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




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


Speaker:

Josh Gray

Chief Architect
Cedexis

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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

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




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


Speaker:

David B. Martin

Principal Product Owner
CA Technologies

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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

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

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




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


Speaker:

Sebastien Meunier

Head of Digital for North America
Chappuis Halder & Co

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


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




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


Speaker:

Kelly Looney

Director of DevOps Consulting
Skytap

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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

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




 
How Is Deep Learning Used in Trading


Speaker:

Gaurav Chakravorty

Co-Founder and Head of Strategy Development
qplum

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


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

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




 
How to IoTify


Speaker:

Tony Shan

Chief Architect
CTS

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


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

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




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


Speaker:

Deven Samant

Director of Enterprise Cloud and Mobility Solutions
Infostretch

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


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.




 
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. Zertoon 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 Zertoon IBM Cloud. We will specifically focus on a Cloud Provider and IBM/ZertoPartner use case who can utilize IBM Cloud to build out their own multi-tenant DRaaSoffering 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.




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


Speaker:

René Bostic

Technical VP
IBM Cloud

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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

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




 
If IoT Is the Meteor, Is OT the Dinosaur?


Speaker:

Sudarshan Krishnamurthi

Senior Manager, Business Strategy
Cisco

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


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

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




 
IoT and the Implications for Security Inside and Outside the Enterprise


Speaker:

Rich Boyer

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

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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




 
IoT Deployment and Development in Business


Speaker:

Erik Kling

VP of IoT New Business Development
Vodafone

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


In order to meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s customers, companies are continually forced to redefine their business strategies in order to meet these needs, stay relevant and continue to see profitable growth. IoT deployment and development is integral in this transformation, and today businesses are increasingly seeing the value of investing their resources into IoT deployments. These technologies are able increase ROI through projects such as connecting supply chains or enabling smart office capabilities for employees. Through IoT deployment we are consistently seeing large scale business transformations and companies uncovering new opportunities.




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


Speaker:

John Walicki

Watson IoT Developer Advocate
IBM Cloud

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


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 Walickiin 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.




 
IoT Security Certifications


Speaker:

Eric Lachapelle

CEO
Professional Evaluation and Certification Board

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


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




 
Is SaaS Dead?


Speaker:

Gaurav Pal

CEO
stackArmor

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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

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

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




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


Speaker:

Mike Johnston

Infrastructure Engineer
Supergiant.io

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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




 
Know Your Adversary: A Live Hack Simulation Using NSA's Stolen Digital Weapons


Speaker:

Vinny Troia

CEO
NightLion Security

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


When NSA's digital armory was leaked, it was only a matter of time before the code was morphed into a ransom seeking worm. This talk, designed for C-level attendees, demonstrates a LIVE HACK of a virtual environment to show the ease in which any average user can leverage these tools and infiltrate their network environment.

Details:
  • Overview of the Shadbrokers NSA leak situation
  • Review of the first iteration of the malware - lifecycle, how it was stopped, etc.
  • Review of following iterations of the malware
  • Some states on machines still accessible (via Shodan stats)
This session will also include a live hack simulation. This will be pre-recorded but Vinny Troia will walk the audience through what is happening. He cover the full life cycle of the hack including:
  • Downloading the tools
  • Running the tools
  • Looking for infected machines
  • Launching attack
  • Post exploit / privilege escalation
  • Maybe even throw in some updated responder techniques




 
Leveraging AI for Cloud Management


Speaker:

Ajay Gulati

Co-founder and CEO
ZeroStack

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


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

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




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


Speakers:

Matthew Finnie

CTO
Interoute

and
Steve Conner

VP of Sales
Cloudistics

and
Mark Troester

Vice President of Strategy
Progress

Track: All Tracks


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




 
Lunch Power Panel | The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation


Speakers:

Andi Mann

Chief Technology Advocate
Splunk

and
Dhiraj Sehgal

Product and Marketing
Tintri

and
Leo Vasiliou

Director of Web Performance Engineering
Catchpoint Systems

and
Thomas Hooker

Vice President of Marketing
CollabNet

and
Josh Atwell

Developer Advocate
NetApp

and
Don Demcsak

DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal
Dell EMC

and
Lev Lesokhin

EVP Strategy & Analytics
CAST

Track: All Tracks


New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps.

This interactive ‘Power Panel’ will examine how DevOps helps to meet the demands of Digital Transformation – including to accelerate application delivery, close feedback loops, enable multi-channel delivery, empower collaborative decisions, improve user experience, and ultimately meet (and exceed) business goals.




 
Machine Learning - It's All About the Data


Speaker:

Ed Featherston

VP, Principal Architect
Cloud Technology Partners

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


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

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




 
Making the Case for the Governance of Internet of Things Data


Speaker:

Bassam Zarkout

Founder
IGnPower

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


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




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


Speaker:

Leo Vasiliou

Director of Web Performance Engineering
Catchpoint Systems

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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




 
Medical Device Safety in a Connected World


Speaker:

Clark Fortney

Software Engineer
Battelle

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


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




 
Offshore Development: How Not to Screw It Up


Speaker:

Alan Winters

U.S. Head of Business Development
MobiDev

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




 
Open Source Tool Chains for Continuous Testing


Speaker:

Guy Salton

Senior Support and Professional Services Engineer
BlazeMeter

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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

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

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




 
Opening Keynote | CloudFoundry + Watson Services = Bluemix = The Perfect Cloud Operating System for the Enterprise


Speaker:

Michael Maximilien

Research Scientist, Architect, Engineer
IBM

Track: All Tracks


In this talk we motivate why realizing the full potential of the cloud and social data requires artificial intelligence. By mixing Cloud Foundry and the rich set of Watson services, IBM's Bluemix is the best cloud operating system for enterprises today, providing rapid development and deployment of applications that can take advantage of the rich catalog of Watson services to help drive insights from the vast trove of private and public data available to enterprises.




 
OpenStack Integration


Speaker:

Andrew Nelson

Distributed Systems Specialist
Nutanix

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




 
Persistent Storage for Containers


Speaker:

Denis Guyadeen

Product Manager
Nutanix

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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




 
Power Panel | The IoT: How to Handle All This Data


Speakers:

Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

and
Chris Kocher

Founder & Managing Director
Grey Heron

and
Ed Featherston

VP, Principal Architect
Cloud Technology Partners

and
Doug Vanderweide

Instructor
Linux Academy

Track: All Tracks


Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. This panel will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver the analytics that add value.




 
Reinventing IT Operations with Real-Time Big Data


Speaker:

Bernd Harzog

CEO & Founder
OpsDataStore

Track: Big Data | Analytics


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




 
Reserved for IBM


Speaker:

Greg Gorman

Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT
IBM Cloud

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics






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


Speaker:

Frank Stienhans

CTO
Ocean9, Inc.

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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

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

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




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


Speaker:

Chris Carter

CEO
Approyo

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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




 
Satellite Storage: The Ultimate Cold Vault for Fintech Security


Speaker:

Cliff Beek

President
Cloud Constellation Corporation

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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 this session, attendees will learn about new best practices to bypass the internet and the many applications for this technology, including the financial sector, which is notoriously vulnerable to attack.




 
Security of Smart Things


Speaker:

Nevi Kaja

Research Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


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




 
Serverless - The Next Major Shift in Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Doug Vanderweide

Instructor
Linux Academy

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




 
Shift Happens: Why Enterprise Cloud and Managed Services Are the Future of Integrations


Speaker:

Scott Baker

Senior Managing Director
Hitachi Data Systems

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


The hot topics in the industry today seem to center around Digital Transformations and Mobile Apps. While a digital transformation strategy is crucial to keep up with the chaos in your industry, customer demands, and other disruptions, the need to create mobile apps to remain relevant in your market and to your customers is equally a no-brainer. Regardless of the approach, the next question always seems to pop up: What architecture should I choose? Native? Hybrid? Managed? Hosted?

Join us in this technical session where we will explore the differences between these architectural approaches and the impact they have on the portability and mobility of organizational data, security concerns to keep in mind, and addressing scale without compromising management and control. Specific takeaways from this session include:
  • From Edge-to-Core-to-Edge: requirements and expectations of an adaptable and resilient digital environment
  • No Data Left Behind: how to aggregate legacy and digital into a single enterprise cloud foundation
  • Witnessing Success: how one customer adopted an enterprise cloud foundation to enable their digital transformation strategy




 
Simplifying Key Criteria for Cloud Infrastructure Decisions


Speaker:

Brad Winett

Senior Technologist
DDN Storage

Track: Big Data | Analytics


In this presentation Brad Winett, Senior Technologist for DDN Storage, will present several current, end-user environments that are using object storage at scale for cloud deployments including private cloud and cloud providers. Detail on the top considerations of features and functions for selecting object storage will be included. Brad will also touch on recent developments in tiering technologies that deliver single solution and end user view of data across file and object to support high performance cloud applications like transcoding, content distribution and SaaS.




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


Speaker:

Steve Wilkes

Founder and CTO
Striim

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




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


Speaker:

Chris Wolf

CTO, Global Field and Industry
VMware

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




 
Supercharging Your Hybrid Cloud With Modern IT Operations


Speaker:

Raj Sundaram

Senior Principal Product Manager
CA Technologies

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud-based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. Join us in this session to learn how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. We will be sharing best practices around collaboration, monitoring, configuration and analytics that will help you boost experience and optimize utilization of your modern IT Infrastructures.




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


Speaker:

Jay Mason

Associate Partner
M&S Consulting

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. 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.




 
Technology for Robo-Advisors – How to Build Great Software Behind Your FinTech Service


Speaker:

Michał Różański

Managing Partner
EARP Integration

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


While presenting own advanced Robo-Advisory Platform, Michal will illustrate the most important issues of building tailored FinTech software. He will share experiences we have gained for over 6 years of developing solutions for financial institutions and FinTech companies, including robo-advisors. We’d love to welcome all FinTech innovators interested in how properly implemented technology can move their businesses forward.




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


Speaker:

Swen Conrad

CEO
Ocean9, Inc.

Track: Big Data | Analytics


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

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

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




 
The App Architecture Revolution: Microservices, Containers and Automation


Speaker:

Scott Davis

CTO
Embotics

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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

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




 
The Automated Docker Container Deployment Pipeline


Speaker:

Jari Kolehmainen

Founder and CTO
Kontena

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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

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




 
The Interesting IoT: Digitizing Operations


Speaker:

Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


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

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

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




 
The IoT Evolution Will Be Led by Novel 'Abstraction'


Speaker:

Kausik Sridhar

Founder and CTO
Pulzze Systems

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


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

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

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




 
The Need for the Public Cloud Alternative


Speaker:

Carmelo McCutcheon

VP of Pre-Sales Engineering and Services
Cloudistics

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


What You Need to Know
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.




 
The Promise of Hyper Converged: Building a Cloud Native Platform


Speaker:

Bart Driscoll

Global Practice Lead
Dell EMC

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT






 
The “Smart” Sea Change in IoT


Speaker:

John Crupi

VP and Engineering System Architect
Greenwave Systems

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


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




 
Three Steps to DevOps for Core Enterprise Teams


Speaker:

Vaughn Marshall

Sr. Principal Product Owner
CA Technologies

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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




 
Total Cost of Ownership and the Cloud Adoption Lifecycle


Speaker:

Joe Kinsella

CTO and Founder
CloudHealth Technologies

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


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




 
Trends in WebRTC Development


Speaker:

Arin Sime

Founder
WebRTC.ventures

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


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




 
Using Architectural Analysis to Design and Deliver Microservices


Speaker:

Pavel Rabinovich

Senior Program Manager
CAST Software

Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices


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

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




 
Using Infrastructure as an Accelerator of DevOps Maturity


Speaker:

Josh Atwell

Developer Advocate
NetApp

Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT


Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage, for instance, is more capable than where we read and write data.

In this session, we’ll discuss the role and value extensible storage infrastructure has in accelerating software development activities, improve code quality, reveal multiple deployment options through automated testing, and support continuous integration efforts. All this will be described using tools common in DevOps organizations.




 
Value Stream Mapping


Speaker:

Marco Morales

Director of Global Solutions
CollabNet

Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL


Regardless of what business you’re in, it’s increasingly a software-driven business. Consumers’ rising expectations for connected digital and physical experiences are driving what some are calling the "Customer Experience Challenge.” Organizations are increasingly adopting a discipline of Value Stream Mapping to ensure that the software they are producing is poised to offer continuous improvements to customers’ experience of products and services.




 
WebRTC for IoT, Edge Computing Use Cases


Speaker:

Kensaku Komatsu

Research and Development Engineer
NTT Communications

Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics


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

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




 
Why Composable Infrastructure Instead of HyperConvergence?


Speaker:

Bruno Andrade

CEO and Founder
HTBase

Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics


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

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




 
Why Network Data Analytics Are Critical to IoT Success


Speaker:

Jim Frey

Vice President of Strategic Alliances
Kentik

Track: Big Data | Analytics


While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn’t any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In this session, Kentik VP Jim Frey, a former network management industry analyst, will discuss tactics and tools to bridge the gap between IoT project teams and the network planning and operations functions that play a significant role in project success.




 
Your Data Center Is Doomed


Speaker:

Don Browning

VP of Cloud Architecture
Turner Broadcasting

Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility


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




Presentation Slides
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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...
Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development ...
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...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global 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. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze 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. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp em...
One of the biggest challenges with adopting a DevOps mentality is: new applications are easily adapted to cloud-native, microservice-based, or containerized architectures - they can be built for them - but old applications need complex refactoring. On the other hand, these new technologies can require relearning or adapting new, oftentimes more complex, methodologies and tools to be ready for production. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, Solutions Marketi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SIGMA Corporation 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. uLaser flow inspection device from the Japanese top share to Global Standard! Then, make the best use of data to flip to next page. For more information, visit http://www.sigma-k.co.jp/en/.
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 his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Stefano Bellasio, CEO and founder of Cloud Academy Inc., will discuss what the tools, disciplines, and cultural...
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? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rasananda Behera will examine the proposed solutions: Private or public or hybrid cloud Responsible governing bodies How can we accomplish?
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud 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. B2Cloud specializes in IoT devices for preventive and predictive maintenance in any kind of equipment retrieving data like Energy consumption, working time, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real r...
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.
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...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Suzuki 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. Suzuki Inc. is a semiconductor-related business, including sales of consuming parts, parts repair, and maintenance for semiconductor manufacturing machines, etc. It is also a health care business providing experimental research for...
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...
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 ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusic 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. Fusic Co. provides mocks as virtual IoT devices. You can customize mocks, and get any amount of data at any time in your test. For more information, visit https://fusic.co.jp/english/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ryobi Systems 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. Ryobi Systems Co., Ltd., as an information service company, specialized in business support for local governments and medical industry. We are challenging to achive the precision farming with AI. For more information, visit http:...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Keisoku Research Consultant Co. 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. Keisoku Research Consultant, Co. offers research and consulting in a wide range of civil engineering-related fields from information construction to preservation of cultural properties. For more information, vi...
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 ...
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 ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry 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. Daiya Industry specializes in orthotic support systems and assistive devices with pneumatic artificial muscles in order to contribute to an extended healthy life expectancy. For more information, please visit https://www.daiyak...

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SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global 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. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
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. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architect, will explore how storage and software-defined solutions from IBM have evolved for the road ahead....
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.
Thanks to the plethora of communication and messaging apps available to the average user, unified communications (UC) is becoming more important than ever before. UC is a set of products and services designed to give employees a uniform communications experience, integrating different apps and channels to a singular point of interaction. For example, UC might allow a transcript of a voicemail to be delivered to a recipient’s email, enabling a central communication location that comprises multiple mediums at once.
Everyone could agree that silos created unnecessary separation, protectionism, and bureaucracy. No one would dare argue that having rigid silos were somehow good for the organization. Silos were, therefore, the easy target. They became the mantle onto which leaders could lay all past transgressions, and, in so doing, they became a convenient artifice to allow the leader to proclaim the dawn of a new era of integration, collaboration, and communication. Silos are dead! Except they never quite died, did they? In spite of all the talk, silos have persisted. They now just have different names....
Over the last several months, intent-based networking (IBNS) has gained momentum as a newly viable technology that aims to further automate traditional network management. Although IBNS has existed for a few years now as a general concept, it was more buzz than reality until Cisco® launched its first IBNS software package earlier this year. What is intent-based networking? Traditionally, network administrators manually translate business policies into network device configurations, a time-intensive and error-prone activity that contributes to rising OpEx. But as digital transformation initi...
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as ...
Fintech is a lucrative, yet quite saturated market. In order to stay competitive, businesses should keep track of the emerging trends and be able to capitalize on them before their competitors do. Artificial Intelligence is currently among the most promising fintech trends. Leading financial brands such as Capital One, MasterCard, as well as hundreds of startups have set the pace for the adoption of virtual financial advisors. If you want to stay ahead of your competition or simply explore the opportunities for AI in fintech, this article is for you.
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...
Our cities have been connected since the dawn of urbanization in the Indus Valley and on the plains of Mesopotamia nearly ten millennia ago. Cities exist to gather and connect people, bringing us together into communities and joint ventures that need complex networks of communication. But in recent years the connected city has come to mean something more. Today and in the future, the connected city will not just be about people connecting with people, but people with machines, people with people via machines, and perhaps most importantly, machines with machines.
The nature of the technology business is forward-thinking. It focuses on the future and what’s coming next. Innovations and creativity in our world of software development strive to improve the status quo and increase customer satisfaction through speed and increased connectivity. Yet, while it's exciting to see enterprises embrace new ways of thinking and advance their processes with cutting edge technology, it rarely happens rapidly or even simultaneously across all industries.
Every time there’s a notable cybersecurity breach, someone (even me) writes a comprehensive primer on the proper way to create “secure” passwords. Lather, rinse, repeat. Until a few years ago, everyone (including me) based their password advice on a 2003 paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the catchy title “NIST Special Publication 800-63.” The paper recommended that passwords be cryptic, contain special characters, and be as close to nonsense as possible.
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. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rene Buest, Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Arago, will discuss the digital enterprise evolution in the context of artificial intelligence.
These days, APIs have become an integral part of the digital transformation journey for all enterprises. Every digital innovation story is connected to APIs . But have you ever pondered over to know what are the source of these APIs? Let me explain - APIs sources can be varied, internal or external, solving different purposes, but mostly categorized into the following two categories. Data lakes is a term used to represent disconnected but relevant data that are used by various business units within an enterprise. APIs are created as the easy access points for these siloed data lakes.
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 her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alise Cashman Spence, Offering Manager, Power Systems Cloud Solutions at IBM, will discuss the driving factors behind these cloud trends and how IBM customers are realizing exceptional performance, security and control for data and analytics services.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number w...
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather made headlines last weekend for making light work of Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor. But he also made tech headlines recently by endorsing the Hubii Network, an initial coin offering (ICO), on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. This isn’t the first time Mayweather (who’s dubbed himself Floyd “Crypto” Mayweather) has endorsed an ICO. In late July, he promoted the ICO for the Stox project, which went on to raise more than $30 million in its token sale. (BTW: There are subtle differences between an ICO, a token sale, and a crowdsale, although the terms are ...
I’ve always felt that bringing an economics perspective to our big data and digital transformation discussions is more important than a traditional accounting or even information technology (IT) perspective. Heck, I believe that a Chief Data Officer’s background should be more along the lines of economics than IT. Economics brings a forward-looking perspective on creating value (wealth). In fact, economics is defined as “the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer (capture) of wealth.”
My discussions with organizations looking to “digitally transform” themselves is yielding some interesting observations. I expect that when these discussions move into the execution phase, we will start to create some “Laws of Digital Transformation” that will guide organizations digital transformation journey. So with that in mind, let me start by proposing these “4 Laws of Digital Transformation.”