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Anand Akela  - CA Technologies


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

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

You can follow Anand on twitter at https://twitter.com/aakela
 
 
Bruno Andrade  - HTBase


Composable Infrastructure and Multi-Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Bruno Andrade is CEO and Founder of HTBase. He has led global systems design and implementation at enterprises across different industries, defining methodologies, concepts and architecture. With a background in Computer Engineering, Bruno’s area of expertise is ‘end-to-end’ business and IT transformation (from concept to implementation) across numerous industries.
 
 
Bruno Andrade  - HTBase


Why Composable Infrastructure Instead of HyperConvergence?
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Bruno Andrade is CEO and Founder of HTBase. He has led global systems design and implementation at enterprises across different industries, defining methodologies, concepts and architecture. With a background in Computer Engineering, Bruno’s area of expertise is ‘end-to-end’ business and IT transformation (from concept to implementation) across numerous industries.
 
 
JP Ascenci  - Cast Highlight


General Session | Are Your Business Apps Cloud-Ready?
JP Ascenci is a solution specialist at CAST Highlight.
 
 
Josh Atwell  - NetApp


Lunch Power Panel | The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation
Josh Atwell is a Developer Advocate for NetApp, focused on building a developer community and enabling customers and partner success leveraging code and integrations. Over the last 15 years he has worked very hard to allow little pieces of code to do his work for him through various automation tools. He is a contributing author to the popular Mastering vSphere series and the DevOps for VMware Administrators book. He is a serial community builder, podcaster, and lover of getting people together to talk technology or tell stories of pain and success. Never known for lacking an opinion he blogs on various platforms and tweets at @josh_atwell.
 
 
Josh Atwell  - NetApp


Using Infrastructure as an Accelerator of DevOps Maturity
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Josh Atwell is a Developer Advocate for NetApp, focused on building a developer community and enabling customers and partner success leveraging code and integrations. Over the last 15 years he has worked very hard to allow little pieces of code to do his work for him through various automation tools. He is a contributing author to the popular Mastering vSphere series and the DevOps for VMware Administrators book. He is a serial community builder, podcaster, and lover of getting people together to talk technology or tell stories of pain and success. Never known for lacking an opinion he blogs on various platforms and tweets at @josh_atwell.
 
 
Scott Baker  - Hitachi Data Systems


Shift Happens: Why Enterprise Cloud and Managed Services Are the Future of Integrations
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Scott Baker is Senior Managing Director, Emerging Business Portfolio, Hitachi Data Systems. At HDS, he runs a multi-disciplinary and global team responsible for identifying solution opportunities for customers struggling with multi-structured data. His focus is on driving long-term strategies and tactical projects around object storage, cloud, EFSS, BC/DR, data analytics and digital transformations.

Scott is an active member of the virtualization, Big Data, analytics, and IT solutions disciplines for longer than he is willing to admit. He has worked for a variety of companies such as HP/HPE, NetApp, EMC, NASA, and the US Army. When he is not working, he spends his time underwater as a PADI Dive Master and photographer.
 
 
Tracy Bannon  - Deloitte Consulting


General Session | Optimizing Alignment – Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud
Tracy L. Bannon is a Senior Architect with Deloitte Consulting with over 24 years of experience in multiple commercial/public sector markets. She helps her client organizations understand the importance of #InevitableArchitecture as well as the techniques and critical success factors for implementing software systems including advantages of cloud platforms. DevOps and Cloud-Native/Cloud-Ready Application Architecture are her specialties with experience crossing multiple technologies and platforms. Leveraging smart architectural patterns like API Gateway and Microservices and knowing the impact on DevOps is a core part of Tracy's guidance to clients.

Her ability to communicate advanced technical to both stakeholders and technicians has made Tracy a sought after technical leader. She led globalization of the US Deloitte tools for the Consulting Methods and Tools (CMT) group and has over 10 years’ experience with geographically dispersed teams and offshore delivery models.

Tracy also holds the SEI’s Software Architecture Professional Certificate and multiple Microsoft certifications, is PMP, CSM, TOGAFv9f certified and CMMI experienced. She is a featured speaker at industry events including Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Saturn and PMI Global Congress. Tracy is also leads Deloitte’s Microsoft and Cloud Native Communities of Practice.

Personally and professionally passionate about architecture! She enjoys building architecture so much she added it to her course work while at Penn State. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2007, Tracy was a lead architect for KPMG and BearingPoint.
 
 
Cliff Beek  - Cloud Constellation Corporation


Satellite Storage: The Ultimate Cold Vault for Fintech Security
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Cliff Beek is the president of Cloud Constellation Corporation. He has extensive experience with the management and financing of equity-backed ventures within areas of satellite, mobile broadband, mobile app development and cloud infrastructure entities.

Beek founded Star Asia Technologies and Laser Light Communications and served as the EVP at CoCo Communications. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Cliff can be reached online at @Cliff_Edges and at the company website, http://spacebelt.com/.
 
 
Rasananda Behera  - 


Big Data Thrashing and Resolution – An Approach to Resolving Machine Learning of Analytics
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Rasananda Behera, a keynote speaker, leader, technologist, has over 19 years of experience in Information technology (financial domain, insurance & Government verticals). He has held a variety of roles in leadership, enterprise architecture and strategic planning, cloud computing, Big Data, and DevOps product engineering across verticals in Fortune 100 companies. His current interests include Big Data, cloud computing, cognitive engineering, digital transformation, and enterprise architecture.
 
 
Kurt Bittner  - Scrum.org


Freeze the Pond Versus Take the Hill: Two Metaphors for Enterprise Agile Transformation
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Kurt Bittner is Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Scrum.org and a leading expert on Agile and iterative software development approaches. A former Forrester analyst covering Agile and DevOps, and an accomplished public speaker, he has presented at many conferences, and is the author of three books, including The Economics of Iterative Software Development, Use Case Modeling and Managing Iterative Software Development Project. He is based in Boulder, Colorado.
 
 
Greg Bledsoe  - Accenture


Culture: Change or Die
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Greg Bledsoe is a managing consultant at Accenture in the DevOps architecture practice and regularly advises and leads the implementation of DevOps principles and practices at the Fortune 100. He is also a regularly published author.

Greg has spent a career being responsible for keeping platforms secure and reliable. He brings twenty years of experience building scalable, secure and cost effective environments. He is a certified ethical hacker, a certified penetration tester, and led a talented team with the same certifications at Personal, Inc. He has tackled large scaling challenges such as managing the explosive growth of third-party credit card processor TSYS from a few million accounts to hundreds of millions, including an extranet securely connecting hundreds of partners, clients, and vendors.
 
 
René Bostic  - IBM Cloud


How to Realize New Opportunities for Innovation and Growth with Blockchain Technologies
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions.

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


IoT and the Implications for Security Inside and Outside the Enterprise
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
At NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT i3) Rich Boyer is the Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Architect for Security working on novel solutions to secure the emerging IOT infrastructure. He has over 25 years of experience in security and network technology across a variety of global organizations. His team takes innovation concepts and utilizing the global scale of NTT’s massive infrastructure, converts those ideas into realized platforms while incorporating the best technologies from startups, R&D, and NTT’s own innovation and development.
 
 
Chris Brown  - Nutanix


General Session | Moving Forward without Looking Back
Chris Brown has 6 years of IT experience, with the majority of that time being spent in technical support. Currently he's focused on DevOps, Containers, Big Data, and Service Providers. His goal is to help customers and partners better understand how the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform actually works, and how this can benefit companies, no matter where they are on their cloud journey. Prior to Nutanix Chris worked at Cisco supporting the UCS and Nexus 1000v. He has many certifications, including CCIE, NSS, Hyper-V Specialist, and the VCIX-NV.
 
 
Chris Brown  - Nutanix


Day 3 Keynote | Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for DevOps
Chris Brown has 6 years of IT experience, with the majority of that time being spent in technical support. Currently he's focused on DevOps, Containers, Big Data, and Service Providers. His goal is to help customers and partners better understand how the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform actually works, and how this can benefit companies, no matter where they are on their cloud journey. Prior to Nutanix Chris worked at Cisco supporting the UCS and Nexus 1000v. He has many certifications, including CCIE, NSS, Hyper-V Specialist, and the VCIX-NV.
 
 
Don Browning  - Turner Broadcasting


Your Data Center Is Doomed
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, is responsible for the global entertainment and news company’s transformation into a cloud-first organization. He combines 20+ years’ experience in high-scale web, mobile, and enterprise application development with business strategy to impact decision making, cost models and governance structures and drive organizational change. His cloud leadership helps deliver exceptional multiplatform experiences to fans of Turner’s valuable brands, including TNT, TBS, CNN, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, and Turner Sports.
 
 
Chris Carter  - Approyo


SAP in the Cloud, Is It the Best for You and How?
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Chris Carter is CEO of Approyo. He works with business around the globe, to assist them in their journey to the usage of Big Data in the forms of Hadoop (Cloudera and Hortonwork's) and SAP HANA. At Approyo, we support firms who are looking for knowledge to grow through current business process, where even 1% increase can lead to millions of dollars in business flow.

Mr. Carter has been in the "Big Data" industry and the SAP industry for almost 25 years, He has been nationally recognized by The American SAP Users Group, SAP, Hadoop World and more.
 
 
Gaurav Chakravorty  - qplum


How Is Deep Learning Used in Trading
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Gaurav Chakravorty is a co-founder and Head of Strategy Development at qplum, an online investment advisory service that offer A.I. based investment plans. Gaurav has been one of the early pioneers in machine learning based high frequency trading. He built the most profitable algo trading group at Tower Research from 2005-2010 and was the youngest partner in the firm.
 
 
Himanshu Chhetri  - Addteq


ChatOps: A Practical Guide for DevOps Automation
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Himanshu Chhetri is the CTO at Addteq and has a background in DevOps & Atlassian Tool implementations. His recent interests include ChatOps, Containers and Serverless Computing. He has spoken at numerous Atlassian User Groups, webinars, training sessions and was featured during guest vlogs such as #c9d9. When Himanshu is not working he likes listening to podcasts, trying different microbrews, exploring NYC in his version of 'Yelp Roulette' and his newfangled interest in the quantified self.
 
 
Yung Chou  - BlueMetal


Container and Virtual Machine: Friends or Foes
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Yung Chou is a Principal Cloud Architect at BlueMetal, an Insight company. In his IT career, he has worked closely with customers and communities in various capacities including application development, technical support, solution sales, IT management and technology evangelism. Recently he has focused upon hybrid cloud, IaaS solutions and emerging cloud technologies with emphases on containers, IoT and Machine Learning.
 
 
Robert B. Cohen  - Economic Strategy Institute


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

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


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

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


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Computing: Is Your Cloud Getting Smarter?
Steve Conner brings more than 20 years of experience in building and leading highly motivated sales teams to Cloudistics, where he serves as the VP of Sales. Previously, he held multiple director level positions at Nutanix where he successfully built three multi-million dollar service units in three different market spaces – managed hosting, government services, and value-added product services. He has also held positions as Principal at Sequoia Worldwide; Vice President of Technology Innovation at Arrow Electronics; Vice President & CTO of InScope International (later acquired by Arrow Electronics); CTO for Absulon Technology Partners, (later acquired by InScope International); and Director of Professional Services at Exodus Communications.

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


The 'Known Unknown' of Big Data in IoT: How Big Will Your Data Grow and By When?
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Swen Conrad is CEO of Ocean9, Inc. He has 20 years of experience in SAP and cloud across consulting, IT management and marketing roles. At HP, he held IT operational responsibility for an SAP installations transacting $8 billion annually. At SAP, he earned recognition building a unified IT Business Management solution and help launch the SAP HANA database and related cloud offerings.
 
 
John Crupi  - Greenwave Systems


The “Smart” Sea Change in IoT
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
John Crupi is Vice President and Engineering System Architect at Greenwave Systems, where he guides development on the edge-based visual analytics and real-time pattern discovery environment AXON Predict. He has over 25 years of experience executing enterprise systems and advanced visual analytics solutions.

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

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

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


The App Architecture Revolution: Microservices, Containers and Automation
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Embotics CTO Scott Davis is a well-known technology executive. He was formerly VMware’s End User Computing Business Unit CTO and Chief Datacenter/Storage Architect; also founder of Virtual Iron Software acquired for Orcale’s OracleVM. Davis is a recognized expert in virtualization, clustering, operating systems, storage and end-user computing.
 
 
Don Demcsak  - Dell EMC


General Session | IT Self-Service Portals in a Continuous Delivery World
Don Demcsak is a DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal for Dell EMC based out of New Jersey. He is a former, long time, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in building and architecting Application Delivery Pipelines for hybrid legacy, and cloud native applications.

You can follow Don at Twitter at https://twitter.com/dondemcsak and read his blog posts at https://codedpipelines.io/
 
 
Don Demcsak  - Dell EMC


Lunch Power Panel | The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation
Don Demcsak is a DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal for Dell EMC based out of New Jersey. He is a former, long time, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in building and architecting Application Delivery Pipelines for hybrid legacy, and cloud native applications.

You can follow Don at Twitter at https://twitter.com/dondemcsak and read his blog posts at https://codedpipelines.io/
 
 
Sukhbir Dhillon  - Addteq


Adventures of Building Atlassian Add-ons and Integrations
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
CEO and founder, Sukhbir Dhillon started Addteq with the idea of automating software deployments and the future of running software shops as a crucial assembly line for manufacturing businesses. When he isn't coding, dreaming of automation or being the CEO of Addteq, he is at home playing with his three year old daughter.
 
 
Bart Driscoll  - Dell EMC


The Promise of Hyper Converged: Building a Cloud Native Platform
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Bart Driscoll is the Global Practice Lead for Cloud Native Platforms and DevOps Services with Dell EMC’s Services team. This practice delivers a full spectrum of application related services that help our clients navigate through the complexities and challenges of modernizing legacy portfolios, implementing continuous delivery systems, and adopting lean DevOps and agile practices. Bart’s passion for lean, collaborative systems combined with his tactical, action-oriented focus has helped Dell EMC partner with some of the largest financial services and healthcare companies and begin the journey of application transformation.

Bart has broad experience in IT ranging from networking engineering to help desk management to application development and testing. He has spent the last 20 years honing his application development and delivery skills in roles such as Information Architect, Release Manager, Test Manager, Agile Coach, Architect, and Project/Program Manager. Bart has held certifications from PMI, Agile Alliance, Pegasystems, and Six Sigma.

Bart earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia.
 
 
Angsuman Dutta  - Pricchaa


Big Data Security | Internal Threat Detection: The Critical Role of Machine Learning
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Angsuman Dutta is a Data Management and Security expert. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 enterprises with data management, Big Data Adoption and Security solutions primarily in Healthcare, Telecom, Banking and Insurance sectors. He has helped a number of customers to operationalize machine learning algorithms within their data management functions to mitigate security risks. Recently, he has been advising a number of Fortune 500 companies in their Big Data Journey.

Angsuman earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, an MS in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA in Analytical Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago. He has several publications in a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals.
 
 
Tom Eck  - IBM Cloud


APIs and Financial Services Innovation
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
As IBM’s Industry Platforms CTO, Tom Eck gets to work with incredible people and killer tools that are shaping the future of financial services technology. His mission is to help developers create the next generation of financial services applications rapidly and securely.
 
 
Ed Featherston  - Cloud Technology Partners


Power Panel | The IoT: How to Handle All This Data
Ed Featherston is VP, Principal Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He brings 35 years of technology experience in designing, building, and implementing large complex solutions. He has significant expertise in systems integration, Internet/intranet, and cloud technologies. He has delivered projects in various industries, including financial services, pharmacy, government and retail.
 
 
Ed Featherston  - Cloud Technology Partners


Machine Learning - It's All About the Data
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Ed Featherston is VP, Principal Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He brings 35 years of technology experience in designing, building, and implementing large complex solutions. He has significant expertise in systems integration, Internet/intranet, and cloud technologies. He has delivered projects in various industries, including financial services, pharmacy, government and retail.
 
 
Matthew Finnie  - Interoute


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Computing: Is Your Cloud Getting Smarter?
Never afraid to challenge the status quo of existing technology and traditional industry thinking, Matthew Finnie is one of the most provocative technology thinkers in Europe. When he became Interoute’s CTO, he had a vision that if companies centralized technology development, then Europe could produce technology success stories on par with Silicon Valley. Proving that the U.S. model can be put to work in Europe, Interoute now owns and operates the largest networked cloud computing asset in Europe and is redefining how businesses deploy advanced communications platforms in the Cloud.
 
 
Dan Florea  - Tintri


'Alexa, Manage My Storage': Sci-Fi Meets Storage
Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, is a 20 year Silicon Valley veteran. He has worked in VMware and Cisco before joining Tintri to spearhead the efforts on OpenStack and Cloud. He received an MBA from University of Pennsylvania – Wharton business school and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
 
 
Clark Fortney  - Battelle


Medical Device Safety in a Connected World
Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Clark Fortney, Software Engineer at Battelle, has 20 years of experience with medical device software development. He has a broad background in electrical engineering, with an emphasis on embedded system/software design. He has served in software leadership roles for a wide variety of medical devices, including drug delivery devices and associated app development.
 
 
Jim Frey  - Kentik


Why Network Data Analytics Are Critical to IoT Success
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Jim Frey is Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Network Traffic Intelligence company Kentik. He has more than 20 years of experience in the network management tools and technology sector. Most recently, Frey was Vice President of Research at analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). Prior to that, he was Vice President of Marketing at NetScout Systems.
 
 
Amir Fried  - Amdocs


Enterprise DevOps Journey, The Things No One Told Me...
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Amir Fried is a Software Architect at Amdocs, a company with more than 25,000 employees serving customers in over 90 countries. Amir is very passionate on improving processes, technologies and culture. He has been a leading architect in project transformations and solution innovations and an internal consultant for DevOps and Microservices.
 
 
Beth Gage  - Juniper Networks


From Digital Disruption to Digital Cohesion
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Beth Gage, Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bgage), has held engineering, marketing, and sales operations roles during a 20-year career in the telecommunications industry. As part of Juniper’s Global Solutions and Business Transformation team, she leads the worldwide Associate Engineering program and works with Systems Engineering teams around the world to develop new engineering talent at Juniper Networks.
 
 
David Gildeh  - Outlyer


Docker Monitoring Doesn’t Need to Be So Hard
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
David Gildeh is a serial entrepreneur. He founded and sold his last startup, SambaStream, to Alfresco in 2011, thus launching their cloud business.

David co-founded and is the CEO of Outlyer, a SaaS infrastructure monitoring tool, and is the founder of the world's largest DevOps Meetup, DevOps Exchange London, with over 4500 members.
 
 
Alvaro Gonzalez  - Peak 10


Annual Hybrid IT Research: A Conceptual and Real-World Look at Hybrid IT
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Alvaro Gonzalez is Director of Technical, Partner and Field Marketing at Peak 10.
 
 
Jay Gordon  - MongoDB


Bridging the Gap with MongoDB on AWS
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Jay Gordon is a Developer Advocate at MongoDB focused on providing users with a great experience with our Cloud products. He joined MongoDB in 2016 after many years as working as a System Administrator and DevOps Professional. Prior to MongoDB, he was able to be part of teams that leveraged large MongoDB deployments such as BuzzFeed.
 
 
Greg Gorman  - IBM Cloud


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

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


Global Traffic Management Informed by End-User Experience for Multi-Cloud Flexibility
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Josh Gray has been Chief Architect at Cedexis for four years. Previously he worked in cloud-based energy analytics and for Microsoft in their cloud division.
 
 
Ajay Gulati  - ZeroStack


Leveraging AI for Cloud Management
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Ajay Gulati is Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, Inc. He leads ZeroStack’s innovative team and corporate strategy. He was a senior architect and R&D lead at VMware where he designed flagship products including Storage I/O control, Storage DRS and DRS. Ajay has a Ph.D. from Rice University and a B.S. from IIT Kharagpur.
 
 
Denis Guyadeen  - Nutanix


Persistent Storage for Containers
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Denis Guyadeen is a Product Manager at Nutanix and currently leading the company’s Container strategy, which includes Acropolis Container Services and Container Ecosystem Integration.

Denis has over 24 years of experience in the Information Technology industry in various roles spanning Pre-Sales Engineering, Consulting Technologist, Solutions Architect and Systems Administrator. Prior to Nutanix he spent 12.5 years at EMC in a variety of roles. Most recently he was a Consulting Technologist in the EMC Solutions Group CTO Office where he was focused on Big Data, DevOps and OpenStack Solutions.

Denis has numerous industry certifications including AWS CSA, Cloudera CCAH, VCP2, VCP3, VCP4, VCP5, VTSP, VSP, CCNA, CCDA, ITIL, EMCIEe, EMCTAe, BCFP, LCNA, NCSA, and SCP.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


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


Generalists and Specialists: Divergent Patterns for DevOps
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes and was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, as well as advising clients on product and marketing strategies. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


The Interesting IoT: Digitizing Operations
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes and was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, as well as advising clients on product and marketing strategies. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware.
 
 
Bernd Harzog  - OpsDataStore


Reinventing IT Operations with Real-Time Big Data
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Bernd Harzog is the CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, the company delivering the first real-time big data platform for data-driven IT operations. Prior to founding OpsDataStore, Bernd was CEO and founder of APM Experts, CEO of RTO Software, VP of Products at Netuitive, and Research Director for the Gartner Group.
 
 
Ferhat Hatay  - Fujitsu


Debunking the Myths of Scale-up Architectures
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Dr. Ferhat Hatay is Director of Strategy and Innovation driving new solution development in the areas of Cloud, Big Data, and Internet of Things (IoT).

Ferhat started his career at NASA Ames Research Center building infrastructures for large-scale computer simulations and Big Data analysis. He forever remains a rocket scientist. Follow him at Twitter: @FerhatSF.
 
 
Thomas Hooker  - CollabNet


General Session | DevOps – The Journey to Value Stream
Thomas Hooker is vice president of marketing at CollabNet. As the head of CollabNet's marketing team, he oversees demand generation, brand, customer marketing, public relations, analyst relations, product marketing, and corporate communications. A 20+ year veteran of high-tech Thomas has held Marketing, Product Management and Engineering positions at a variety of leading companies including BMC, Boole & Babbage, Tidal Software and Cisco.
 
 
Thomas Hooker  - CollabNet


Lunch Power Panel | The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation
Thomas Hooker is vice president of marketing at CollabNet. As the head of CollabNet's marketing team, he oversees demand generation, brand, customer marketing, public relations, analyst relations, product marketing, and corporate communications. A 20+ year veteran of high-tech Thomas has held Marketing, Product Management and Engineering positions at a variety of leading companies including BMC, Boole & Babbage, Tidal Software and Cisco.
 
 
Maria C. Horton  - EmeSec Incorporated


Cloud Security by Design: Tailoring DevOps for Regulatory Compliance
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Ms. Horton, the CEO of EmeSec, is a recognized cybersecurity and compliance expert with hands on experience in cloud, FedRAMP, CUI and cybersecurity. Her company, EmeSec, is one of 42, FedRAMP 3PAOs and holds four ISO certifications. Ms. Horton has multiple publications including Bloomberg News, SC Magazine, and the Huffington Post. In 2017, she joined Government Matters TV as a regular guest commentator addressing cyber, CUI, and due diligence implications for SMBs. EmeSec was awarded a Silver Stevie Award for its #SimplifyCUI capability in May.

Ms. Horton works as a mentor to other woman owned and small business start-ups providing real world feedback, encouragement and industry advice. She is also a retired Navy Commander and the former CIO of National Naval Medical Center.
 
 
Anne Hungate  - Daring Systems


General Session | Optimizing Alignment – Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud
Anne Hungate discovered her passion for quality engineering working in multiple IT roles such as developer, analyst, and program manager. Most recently, she led the global quality team for a financial services organization. She has presented at local and national conferences, sharing the lessons through DevOps implementations. Anne holds DevOps Foundation certification.
 
 
Anne Hungate  - Daring Systems


Accelerate Test Automation
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Anne Hungate discovered her passion for quality engineering working in multiple IT roles such as developer, analyst, and program manager. Most recently, she led the global quality team for a financial services organization. She has presented at local and national conferences, sharing the lessons through DevOps implementations. Anne holds DevOps Foundation certification.
 
 
Mike Johnston  - Supergiant.io


Keeping Users and Your Bottom Line Happy: Setting up a Multi-Million Dollar SaaS Service with Kubernetes
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
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. His expertise is in automating deployment, management, and problem resolution in these environments, allowing his teams to run large transactional applications with high availability and the speed the consumer demands.
 
 
Nevi Kaja  - Ford Motor Company


Security of Smart Things
Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Nevi Kaja works as a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company and he is a PhD Candidate at The University of Michigan, Dearborn. He earned his BS and MS in Computer Engineering from the same university and has received multiple awards and recognitions for his academic excellence and research contributions. Well equipped with industry and leadership experience, he has been the leader in the organization of multiple conferences and professional activities in Southeastern Michigan. His success in professional life has been inspired by the motto of IEEE, “advancing technology for humanity.”
 
 
Shinji Kim  - Akamai


Edge, Cloud, and Fog Computing - Making Sense of IoT Data
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Shinji Kim is a Senior Engineering Manager at Akamai Technologies, where she focuses on Big Data and real-time stream processing. Previously, she was the co-founder and CEO of Concord Systems, a high-performance stream processing provider acquired by Akamai Technologies. She studied Software Engineering at University of Waterloo and General Management at Stanford GSB.
 
 
Joe Kinsella  - CloudHealth Technologies


Total Cost of Ownership and the Cloud Adoption Lifecycle
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Joe Kinsella focuses on enabling organizations to realize the full potential of cloud computing without having to sacrifice cost, availability, continuity, or service level. He has 20+ years of experience in delivering commercial software for both startups and large enterprises, and was previously VP of Engineering at the Amazon-backed cloud archiving company Sonian, where he developed and managed large-scale cloud infrastructure that spanned multiple public clouds. He was also a managing director at Dell, where he led global engineering teams delivering multiple SaaS products, and Vice President of Engineering at SilverBack Technologies (acquired by Dell in 2007), where he helped pioneer remote management software. He is an advisor to the University of Massachusetts Boston Entrepreneur Center, a member of the Forbes Technology Council and a 2017 Boston CIO of the Year award winner.
 
 
Courtney Kissler  - Starbucks


General Session | Optimizing Alignment – Dovetailing DevOps and the Cloud
Courtney Kissler is the Vice President of Retail Technology at Starbucks. She’s accountable for the global POS and retail store technology experiences. Prior to Starbucks, she spent 14 years at Nordstrom with her last role being the Vice President of E-Commerce and Store technologies where she drove a technological transformation essential for outpacing the demands of today’s Omnichannel consumers. She was accountable for program management, delivery, and support for all customer facing technologies including in-store, Web, and mobile touch points. She joined Nordstrom as a security engineer in 2002 and held a variety of leadership roles across the technology organization. Courtney is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and worked at two startups, CyberSafe and WorldStream Communications, prior to joining Nordstrom.
 
 
Erik Kling  - Vodafone


IoT Deployment and Development in Business
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Erik Kling has more than 20 years of experience in the communication technology field covering hardware, software, services and solution elements of the industry. Erik has held senior sales and product management roles at Siemens Communications and wireless startup companies along with over ten years specifically in the IoT space.

Erik joined Vodafone in September 2010 and holds the current position as Vice President IoT New Business Development. His responsibilities include building and developing the IoT domestic new business team including the Latin America region, driving IoT solutions into Vodafone Global Enterprise accounts along with additional customers and markets and defining, developing and nurturing the IoT ecosystem within the market place.

Erik’s experience has spanned the globe with multiple roles in Europe, based in Spain and Germany and over 10 years in the Americas. Erik was born in Germany, lived in Spain, Mexico and Canada.
 
 
Chris Kocher  - Grey Heron


Power Panel | The IoT: How to Handle All This Data
Chris Kocher, a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley and multiple innovation and investment cycles, brings a wealth of strategic and hands-on operating experience to help companies build both revenue and shareholder value. He works with companies on innovating with new business models and product strategies in disruptive markets.

Chris is a founder and managing director of Grey Heron, a venture acceleration consulting firm. He has worked with investors, CEOs and executive teams to help build winners and grow long-term value. Along the way, Grey Heron has worked with more than 130 companies, built breakout category leaders, helped raise over $500 million, and supported multiple advantageous exits. Clients range from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 firms including Apple, Cisco, HP, Oracle and Visa.

Much of his work has focused on helping companies with breakthrough technologies and platforms translate them into compelling value propositions to achieve rapid adoption in evolving markets including: IoT, SAAS, cloud, big data, analytics, on-line video, digital media, ecommerce and adtech.

Previously, Chris was a VP/GM at Symantec with complete P&L responsibility for a business unit where he doubled revenues. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years at HP in management roles at several divisions where he helped pioneer HP's first laser printer, its initial personal computers and early independent software vendor (ISV) ecosystem and partner programs.

Chris earned his MBA from Columbia University in marketing and international business and his undergraduate degree at Princeton.
 
 
Chris Kocher  - Grey Heron


Amazon's Cloud Billowing into IoT, AI, and Just About Everything Else
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Chris Kocher, a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley and multiple innovation and investment cycles, brings a wealth of strategic and hands-on operating experience to help companies build both revenue and shareholder value. He works with companies on innovating with new business models and product strategies in disruptive markets.

Chris is a founder and managing director of Grey Heron, a venture acceleration consulting firm. He has worked with investors, CEOs and executive teams to help build winners and grow long-term value. Along the way, Grey Heron has worked with more than 130 companies, built breakout category leaders, helped raise over $500 million, and supported multiple advantageous exits. Clients range from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 firms including Apple, Cisco, HP, Oracle and Visa.

Much of his work has focused on helping companies with breakthrough technologies and platforms translate them into compelling value propositions to achieve rapid adoption in evolving markets including: IoT, SAAS, cloud, big data, analytics, on-line video, digital media, ecommerce and adtech.

Previously, Chris was a VP/GM at Symantec with complete P&L responsibility for a business unit where he doubled revenues. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years at HP in management roles at several divisions where he helped pioneer HP's first laser printer, its initial personal computers and early independent software vendor (ISV) ecosystem and partner programs.

Chris earned his MBA from Columbia University in marketing and international business and his undergraduate degree at Princeton.
 
 
Jari Kolehmainen  - Kontena


The Automated Docker Container Deployment Pipeline
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Jari Kolehmainen is founder and CTO of Kontena, Inc., the provider of the developer-friendly, open source container and microservices platform. Having architected and brought to production many cloud services and PaaS solutions over the years, he co-founded the Kontena project at the end of 2014 and has since led its direction to enable the world to reap the full benefits of running containers and microservices.
 
 
Kensaku Komatsu  - NTT Communications


WebRTC for IoT, Edge Computing Use Cases
Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Kensaku Komatsu works as a research and development engineer in Department of Technology Development in NTT Communications.

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

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


If IoT Is the Meteor, Is OT the Dinosaur?
Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Sudarshan Krishnamurthi is a senior manager, Business Strategy, at Cisco Systems with over 20+ years of experience in the technology industry. He leads the Business Strategy function for Education Services within Cisco. He also leads the Strategy and Portfolio Workgroups for the IoT Talent Consortium, which is an industry initiative to address the IoT skills gap and the career trajectories of the future. He has worked with many industry partner, including Rockwell Automation and Panduit, to help create the first skills-based training and certification program focused on IT and OT convergence on the industrial plant floor. Through this program, Rockwell and Cisco have jointly trained and certified more than 1,000 individuals.
 
 
Eric Lachapelle  - Professional Evaluation and Certification Board


IoT Security Certifications
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide recognized certification against various international standards. He also has extensive experience as a trainer and an educator in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management and IT. Throughout his career, he has worked in North America, Latin America and Asia with individuals and various companies of all sizes.
 
 
Karthik Lalithraj  - Kinetica


Bringing Real-Time, Interactive Analytics to the Financial Industry
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Karthik Lalithraj is a Principal Solutions Architect at Kinetica. With over 18 years of software experience in a variety of roles and responsibilities, he takes a holistic view at software architecture with special emphasis on helping enterprise IT organizations improve their service availability, application performance and scale. He has successfully helped recruit, build enterprise teams; architect, design and implement business and technical solutions with numerous customers in various business verticals.

Prior to Kinetica, Karthik led the presales Big Data organization at Terracotta/Software AG. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from The National Institute of Engineering in India.
 
 
Mark Lavi  - Nutanix


Day 3 Keynote | Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for DevOps
Mark Lavi came from the acquisition of Calm.io and serves as a Nutanix DevOps Solution Architect. His 24 years of experience began as an engineer at the first national Internet Service Provider in 1993 and grew to become a founding webmaster, developer, and architect at News Corporation, CNN, Netscape, and Silicon Graphics. He was also Netscape’s JavaScript and LDAP technology evangelist. A pioneering operations and engineering manager at websocket and cloud VPN startups, he has led small teams to automate and scale service offerings across polyglot clouds for build and release, monitoring and metrics, and the DevOps tooling ecosystem. One compliment: “Mark is an engineer who can speak” captures his ability to relate technical subjects to anyone.

Although there is no typical day at Nutanix, Mark evangelizes the benefits of the Prism Calm Enterprise Cloud automation with DevOps culture, methodologies, and technologies to enable customer and partner engineering transformation, scale, and agility. His second job is to work with internal teams and projects to accelerate Nutanix. He is excited by Nutanix’s potential to advance our industry with behavior and business key performance metric-driven operations as well as work to quantify DevOps return on investment.
 
 
Lev Lesokhin  - CAST


Lunch Power Panel | The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation
Lev Lesokhin, EVP Strategy & Analytics at CAST, is responsible for strategy, cyber resilience policy and analytics research activities for CAST, the global leader in software analytics and risk prevention. He serves on the boards of the Consortium for IT Software Quality and the TMMI Foundation, and appears in such media as the BBC, Bloomberg, CBS, The Times, and CNBC.

Lev has more than a decade of experience as a developer and manager of application development teams, and managed large client relationships for a regional Systems Integrator. Lev comes to CAST from SAP, where he helped launch SAP’s first SaaS products. He also served as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, dealing with issues of business strategy, IT management, governance, metrics, and outsourcing. Lev holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
 
 
Kelly Looney  - Skytap


How Do You Eat a Whale? One Byte at a Time
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Kelly Looney is the director of DevOps consulting for Skytap with a focus on DevOps strategy. He joined Skytap after leading a large-scale agile and DevOps transformation at bwin.party in Vienna, Austria, that involved over 900 development and operations personnel.

Kelly has varied experience with all types of software development and operations, across many business areas. He has worked with organizations such as Capgemini, Booz Allen Hamilton, and more recently with the agile and DevOps focused firms ThoughtWorks and Valtech, consulting with development organizations all over the world.

Kelly has personally worked with industry luminaries such as Dick Gabriel, Kent Beck, Jez Humble, and Luke Hohmann. He has a great grasp of both the theory and the practical problems that go along with the transition to agile and DevOps.
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


Lunch Power Panel | The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.

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

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


Three Steps to DevOps for Core Enterprise Teams
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
With over 15 years’ experience in Information Technology, Vaughn Marshall has worked in a variety of areas including Development, Quality Assurance and Software Change & Configuration Management. He has consulted on designing, implementing and automating software development lifecycle processes for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he has been working on adapting CA Technologies' best of breed DevOps and Continuous Delivery solutions for mainframe environments. He is currently the product owner for CA Release Automation Connector for z/OS and CA Application Lifecycle Conductor and continues to work expanding their capabilities and features.
 
 
David B. Martin  - CA Technologies


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

 
 
Jay Mason  - M&S Consulting


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


Opening Keynote | CloudFoundry + Watson Services = Bluemix = The Perfect Cloud Operating System for the Enterprise
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or dr.max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
 
 
Carmelo McCutcheon  - Cloudistics


The Need for the Public Cloud Alternative
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Carmelo McCutcheon, VP of Pre-Sales Engineering and Services, leads pre-sales, post-sales, and solutions architecture at Cloudistics. His team helps customers and technology partners deploy their solutions within the Cloudistics platform.

Prior to working at Cloudistics he was a Senior Manager at EMC where he led the Federal Civilian pre-sales engineering team of 46 engineers and managers. He has run major pre-sales and professional service organizations for DDN and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) prior to working at EMC. He also held the Chief Evangelist role for HDS’s Federal business and acted as the lead Technologist and voice for Hitachi within the Federal Market. Prior to that, he has held leadership and Technical lead roles at NetApp, Strategic Business Systems, Telefonica-Data, and Coradiant.
 
 
Jason McGee  - IBM Cloud


General Session | Microservices: Choosing the Right Cloud Services and Tools
Jason McGee is an IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, Cloud Platform, and Containers/Blueprints Tribe Leader at IBM.
 
 
Sebastien Meunier  - Chappuis Halder & Co


How Data Analytics and Cognitive Computing Are Changing the Game for Financial Services
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Sebastien Meunier is an expert in Innovation in Finance, with 14 years of experience in managing business and technology transformations in Financial Services, and among the top 10 Fintech influencers on social media.

He is the Head of Digital for North America at the consulting firm Chappuis Halder & Co.
 
 
Tim Minahan  - Citrix


Cloud Sprawl: The Rising Epidemic and What to Do About It
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Tim Minahan is senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Citrix, leading global marketing strategy and operations. He has served in a broad range of business leadership roles at leading enterprise software, cloud, and services firms, driving successful cloud transformation strategies at both SAP Cloud and Ariba, and running marketing and strategy at Procuri, a pure SaaS startup. Minahan holds a bachelor's degree from Boston College and completed the CMO Program at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
 
 
Marco Morales  - CollabNet


Value Stream Mapping
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Marco Morales has over 20 years of experience in the development and delivery of software systems for companies that include automotive, manufacturing, and cable. Starting with the development of microprocessors and then moving into embedded software development, a common goal has been the quest for speed and efficiency. This interest led to Marco developing various automation techniques in different roles as an individual contributor, leader, and vendor.
 
 
William Morrish  - Interoute


Bringing Together the Power of Technology to Digitally Transform Your Business
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
William Morrish is an avid technologist and works as the VP of Commercial Operations at Interoute with over 20 years of business experience, covering high-level technical detail, customer service and sales. He is responsible for the execution and delivery of Interoute’s product positioning, clarity and relevance to the market through the global sales and engineering teams. Interoute’s goal is to automate the delivery and integration of connectivity, communications and computing services by creating a massively scalable platform for global digital integration.

Prior to Interoute Will has worked at a number of cloud and network operators fulfilling a mix of both on-site technical and sales roles.

He is based in London, where he lives with his wife and two children.
 
 
Stefana Muller  - Opsani


Continuous Deployment for Docker: Lessons Learned from Rolling Out a Real Live Service
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Stefana Muller is a DevOps expert bringing almost 20 years of experience delivering enterprise software to the Fortune 1000. Currently Vice President and Developer Advocate at Opsani, she works with software and application developers to help them move from periodic releases to rapid deployment. Prior to Opsani, Stefana spent 16 years with CA Technologies running global software product lines in security, cloud, agile development and testing technology. She’s transformed teams from waterfall development to Agile and worked with hundreds of teams to help them move to a DevOps culture.
 
 
Chris Munns  - Amazon Web Services


Building Serverless Web Applications
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Chris Munns is a Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications at Amazon Web Services based in New York City. He works with AWS's developer customers to understand how serverless technologies can drastically change the way they think about building and running applications at potentially massive scale with minimal administration overhead. Prior to this role, he was the global Business Development Manager for DevOps at AWS, spent a few years as a Solutions Architect at AWS, and has held senior operations engineering posts at Etsy, Meetup, and other NYC-based startups. Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Networking and System Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
 
 
Sesh Murthy  - Cloud Raxak


Enabling FinTechs for Success through Business-Driven Cloud Security
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Sesh Murthy is the Co-Founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak. Before Cloud Raxak, he was the Vice President of Cloud Innovation at IBM Global Services. He has 29 years of experience in creating value for customers in cloud and technology services. His expertise includes cloud architecture and security, management service automation, strategic outsourcing, software, sales, and distribution.
 
 
Andrew Nelson  - Nutanix


OpenStack Integration
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Andrew Nelson was first involved with HPC and distributed analytics at Argonne National Labs in the Distributed Systems Laboratory. For over 20 years in the IT industry he has accrued experience working with various government agencies, strategic and enterprise customers and with VMware’s Office of the CTO focused on the virtualization of HPC. Andrew is now a distributed systems specialist working with customers interested in HPC, Big Data, and the container ecosystem at Nutanix. He has presented at numerous customer forums including VMworld and Hadoop Summit.
 
 
Jason Pai  - Supermicro


Deep Learning Training Workloads and the HPC Customers that Benefit from Supermicro Advanced GPU Server Architectures
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Jason Pai is a Director at Supermicro focused on Optimized GPGPU servers. In his tenure as the GPGPU product lead, he has created and launched a unique portfolio of products optimized for Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Exploratory Data Analytics in large scale HPC environment.

Jason leads a growing team of engineers at Supermicro in the development of Machine Learning platforms focused on effective and efficient network of the GPGPU. He holds an MS in Industrial Science from Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Tempe.
 
 
Gaurav Pal  - stackArmor


Is SaaS Dead?
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Gaurav “GP” Pal is CEO and Founder of is stackArmor. He is an award-winning Senior Business Leader with a successful track record of growing and managing a secure cloud solutions practice with over $30 million in annual revenues focused on US Federal, Department of Defense, non-profit and financial services clients. Successfully led and delivered multi-million-dollar Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud migration and broker programs for US Government customers including the Department of the Treasury, and Recovery Accountability & Transparency Board (RATB) since 2009.

GP is the Industry Chair at the University of Maryland’s Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy (DIGITS). He has strong relationship-based consultative selling experience with C-level executives providing DevOps, Managed Services, IaaS, Managed IaaS, PaaS and SaaS in compliance with US FedRAMP, FISMA, HIPAA and NIST Security Frameworks. He has a successful track record of delivering multiple cloud solutions with leading providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Google and among others.
 
 
Curtis Peterson  - RingCentral


Cloud Computing, AI and How We Communicate
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Curtis Peterson is SVP, Cloud Operations, at RingCentral where he is responsible for strategic planning and growth of infrastructure for the global cloud communications platform.

Prior to joining RingCentral, he was VP of Operations Center at Windstream. As VP of Operations, he led the transformation of the Centers, and built out Managed Security and Network Support groups. Before taking on that role, he was Director of IS at NuVox (acquired by Windstream), where he led the product development efforts for data, security, internet and networking solutions, which became the blueprint for their VoxNET and VoxIP offerings.

He has also held positions at New South Communications, AOL, Michelin and Auburn City Schools.

Curtis completed his study in Computer Engineering at Auburn University.
 
 
Pavel Rabinovich  - CAST Software


Using Architectural Analysis to Design and Deliver Microservices
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Pavel Rabinovich, Sr. Program Manager at CAST, has over 15 years of experience in the field of software development and IT, having served in the roles of Software Engineer, Architect, Product Development Manager and Technical Director. He's advised and supported customers in establishing enterprise Centers of Excellence (CoEs) and designed various programs to integrate software measurement into strategic and mission critical initiatives. Today, Pavel focuses on how clients use software to maximize the value it delivers to their organizations. Pavel has a bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Project Management certification from PMI.
 
 
Arvind Radhakrishnen  - Adviser and Consultant


Enabling Business Transformation in Banking & Financial Organizations Through Connected Devices
Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Arvind Radhakrishnen is an adviser and consultant with digital transformation experience. He is passionate about solving business problems and helped various Fortune 50 clients in building and executing technology strategy with a focus on Big Data, Analytics, IoT and Cloud.


He helps build new business solutions by helping customers build strategy - business case, roadmap, technology/product choices, process transformation and oversees successful delivery of those programs.

He has completed certificate programs from Stanford, University of South California and has been awarded the Young Manager award from Madras Management Association, Top Innovation Award at TATA Group Level.
 
 
Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan  - Intel


Advanced Networking Scheduling and Isolation in Kubernetes Using a Containerized Telco Solution
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan is a Senior Network Software Engineer at Intel in Shannon, Ireland. He specializes in the field of networking for the past five years, and has worked in storage and data management and in the Telco industries. He is new to cloud computing and containers technology, and would like to inspire audiences to explore the potential for microservices and cloud native applications.
 
 
Aruna Ravichandran  - CA Technologies


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

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

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

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

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

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


Technology for Robo-Advisors – How to Build Great Software Behind Your FinTech Service
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Michał Różański is Managing Partner at EARP and CEO at Empirica, the first european FinTech Software House, which delivers highly specialized software development services for financial industry. He is also the architect behind Empirica’s flagship products like Empirica-Advisor, the robo-advisory software for wealth managers and Algorithmic Trading Platform, the cutting edge algorithmic tools for professional investors.

Michal is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in software engineering with strong focus on the financial sector. His idea for the business originates from the passion for combining finance and technology in the investment space. He became a trusted partner and advisor for many FinTech startups and financial institutions in developing their systems. Empirica built solutions for companies like the Warsaw Stock Exchange, Crédit Agricole, leading brokerage firms, robo-advisors and many disruptive FinTech startups.
 
 
Guy Salton  - BlazeMeter


Open Source Tool Chains for Continuous Testing
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Guy Salton is the senior support and professional services engineer at BlazeMeter. He has four years of experience in the fields of DevOps and information systems. He specializes in open-source testing and Continuous Integration tools, including JMeter and Jenkins, while advocating the "shifting left" methodology as a means for optimizing development and product quality.
 
 
Deven Samant  - Infostretch


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


General Session | Welcome to the Era of Open Analytics
Sumit Sarkar runs product marketing for Progress' DataDirect business line. As a geek-turned-marketer, he has experience in standard connectivity and integration with cloud data for analytics, and has presented related sessions at industry conferences such as Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, and Hadoop+Strata World.

His interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent-pending technology for its analysis; and data connectivity and ingestion for analytics with data of all shapes and sizes in the cloud or ground with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, GraphQL and OData.
 
 
Sumit Sarkar  - Progress Software


Building a Hybrid Data Pipeline for Salesforce and Hadoop
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Sumit Sarkar runs product marketing for Progress' DataDirect business line. As a geek-turned-marketer, he has experience in standard connectivity and integration with cloud data for analytics, and has presented related sessions at industry conferences such as Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, and Hadoop+Strata World.

His interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent-pending technology for its analysis; and data connectivity and ingestion for analytics with data of all shapes and sizes in the cloud or ground with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, GraphQL and OData.
 
 
Jeff Scheaffer  - CA Technologies


Day 2 Keynote | DevOps and the Age of Cloud Craftsmanship
Jeff Scheaffer is Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Application Delivery Business Unit at CA Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s DevOps initiatives for continuous testing and deployment of applications, including Automated Application Testing, Test Data Management (newly acquired Grid Tools products), Service Virtualization, and Release Automation offerings.

Prior to his current role, he spent more than 20 years in the IT Operations Management industry at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and as Vice President and General Manager for HP’s End User Experience Business Unit, next generation SaaS and DevOps products.

Jeff holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and a BS in engineering from Colorado State University.
 
 
Dhiraj Sehgal  - Tintri


Lunch Power Panel | The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation
Dhiraj Sehgal works in product and solution marketing organization of Tintri. His focus has been private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focussed and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage.
 
 
Dhiraj Sehgal  - Tintri


DevOps - Operations Pain in Data Management
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Dhiraj Sehgal works in product and solution marketing organization of Tintri. His focus has been private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focussed and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage.
 
 
Joe Sepi Crane-Messina  - IBM Cloud


Building Serverless Applications on the Apache OpenWhisk Platform
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Joe Sepi Crane-Messina, Lead Developer Evangelist, IBM Strongloop, is passionate about advancing the web forward through open source technologies and open communities. He has held engineering leadership positions at companies such as The New York Times, Adobe, Credit Suisse and Sears but he enjoys interacting with people as much as code and is now the Lead Developer Evangelist for the StrongLoop Team at IBM.
 
 
Jordan Shamir  - IBM Cloud


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


How to IoTify
Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and visionary practitioner with decades of field experience and guru-level expertise on cutting-edge enterprise computing technologies. He has directed the systematic development lifecycle of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms in complex environments. He delivers forward-thinking consulting and insightful advisory to executives at Fortune 100 companies on strategization and operationalization of Big Data, IoT, cloud, SMAC, EA, etc. He drives pragmatic innovation and incubation in the frontiers like Big Data Engineering and IoTization. He is a regular speaker and organizer in preeminent conferences, a book author, an editor/editorial advisory board of IT research journals, and a founder of several user groups and forums.
 
 
Arin Sime  - WebRTC.ventures


Trends in WebRTC Development
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Arin Sime is the founder of WebRTC.ventures, a custom design and development firm building voice and video communication applications for telehealth, social media, broadcasting, education, and more.
 
 
Jeremy Snyder  - DivvyCloud


Best Practices for Enterprise Cloud Adoption - How Cloud Infrastructure Automation Delivers the Agility, Speed and Cost Benefits
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Jeremy Snyder is the VP of Business Development at DivvyCloud. He has been working in the cloud, SaaS, and hosting since 2002, having built multiple SaaS offerings within enterprise software companies and hosting application services. He started his career as a developer and system administrator for more than 10 years before transitioning his focus to business development and platform evangelism. Jeremy is a former technical sales lead for Amazon Web Services in Southeast Asia.
 
 
Kausik Sridhar  - Pulzze Systems


The IoT Evolution Will Be Led by Novel 'Abstraction'
Track: IoT Developer | Consumer IoT | IIoT
Kausik Sridhar is a founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, Inc. He is jointly responsible for R&D efforts related to abstracting out the entire interaction logic into a configurable product. He has more than 8 years of experience involving various forms of distributed and scalable software infrastructure, product and solutions.

Prior to starting Pulzze Systems, Kausik worked in computer networking technology companies (Cisco/Brocade), responsible for designing and developing highly distributed multistage network packet forwarding infrastructures and software-defined networks to enable flexible and scalable routing solutions in ISP network and Software Defined Data Centers.
 
 
Frank Stienhans  - Ocean9, Inc.


Running Databases in Containers. How to Overcome the Challenges of Heavy Containers
Track: DevOps, Containers & Microservices
Frank Stienhans is CTO of Ocean9, Inc. He is an early cloud innovator. In 2007, he was first to recognize the power of AWS for SAP use cases: His team built a self-service platform that allowed simple deployment of any kind of complex SAP solution on AWS, launching more than 10k servers per month. Gaining tremendous operational expertise, SAP’s then CTO Vishal Sikka challenged Frank to build a fully unattended SAP HANA service on AWS, which resulted in 96% cost savings.

In 2013 Frank joined AWS Professional Services. He has helped many large SAP customers to leverage the full power of the AWS platform.
 
 
Raj Sundaram  - CA Technologies


Supercharging Your Hybrid Cloud With Modern IT Operations
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Raj Sundaram is a Director of Product at CA Technologies for the company’s Agile Ops and cloud management solutions. Prior to joining CA, he drove product strategy for software products in the mechanical design and network assurance domains. He has advanced degrees in business and engineering from Chicago Booth and Purdue University.
 
 
Mark Troester  - Progress


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Computing: Is Your Cloud Getting Smarter?
Mark Troester is the Vice President of Strategy at Progress. He is responsible for guiding the overall go-to-market and positioning strategy for the Progress Cognitive-First initiative, which represents the next generation of application development and predictive analytics. He has extensive experience in bringing application development, analytics and data integration products to market. Prior to his product management and product marketing career, Mark was a developer and developer manager in both the corporate and startup world.
 
 
Mark Troester  - Progress


Cognitive Computing Is Only a Starting Point!
Track: Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
Mark Troester is the Vice President of Strategy at Progress. He is responsible for guiding the overall go-to-market and positioning strategy for the Progress Cognitive-First initiative, which represents the next generation of application development and predictive analytics. He has extensive experience in bringing application development, analytics and data integration products to market. Prior to his product management and product marketing career, Mark was a developer and developer manager in both the corporate and startup world.
 
 
Vinny Troia  - NightLion Security


Know Your Adversary: A Live Hack Simulation Using NSA's Stolen Digital Weapons
Track: APIs | Cloud Security | Mobility
Vinny Troia has been hacking his way around systems since he was 10 years old, back when 2400 baud modems and were considered cutting edge technology. He has since refined his underground IT skills to include a breadth of knowledge that spans his expertise across security, management, development and administration of inter-connected systems.

Having spent nearly a decade engineering and architecting security systems for the U.S. Department of Defense, Troia has become one of the media’s top go-to experts on cyber-related controversies. He was first recognized by the national news media following his discovery of information pertaining to tape-backups as part of the Lois Lerner IRS scandal.

Now, global news networks including Fox News, CNBC, ABC, CNN and Fox Business, regularly invite Troia to participate in on-air discussions pertaining to major corporate data breaches, cyber law and legislation, airline and automobile hacking, and cyber-related scandals. In 2014, he used his ever-increasing national media presence as a platform to establish and launch his company, Night Lion Security. His unconventional approach to identifying risk within
 
 
Doug Vanderweide  - Linux Academy


Power Panel | The IoT: How to Handle All This Data
Doug Vanderweide has developed software and conducted devops for more than 20 years. He's a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure who has built real-world serverless and microservice solutions for mission-critical business needs. An experienced tech speaker and software development blogger, Doug currently teaches the Microsoft Azure technology stack to students of LinuxAcademy.com.
 
 
Doug Vanderweide  - Linux Academy


Serverless - The Next Major Shift in Cloud Computing
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Doug Vanderweide has developed software and conducted devops for more than 20 years. He's a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure who has built real-world serverless and microservice solutions for mission-critical business needs. An experienced tech speaker and software development blogger, Doug currently teaches the Microsoft Azure technology stack to students of LinuxAcademy.com.
 
 
Leo Vasiliou  - Catchpoint Systems


Lunch Power Panel | The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation
Leo Vasiliou is the Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems where he uses charts and graphs to answer questions, settle debates and help people make sense of them. Leo contributes to Catchpoint's Blog at http://blog.catchpoint.com/, but also writes at http://www.webtortoise.com, which is dedicated exclusively to the charts and graphs of web performance. Before he joined Catchpoint, Leo ran large, complex performance programs and IAC's Search and Media Business. Follow him @Lvasiliou.
 
 
Leo Vasiliou  - Catchpoint Systems


General Session | Digital Experience: The Power of Brand and Mitigating Risk in the Age of Digital Transformation
Leo Vasiliou is the Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems where he uses charts and graphs to answer questions, settle debates and help people make sense of them. Leo contributes to Catchpoint's Blog at http://blog.catchpoint.com/, but also writes at http://www.webtortoise.com, which is dedicated exclusively to the charts and graphs of web performance. Before he joined Catchpoint, Leo ran large, complex performance programs and IAC's Search and Media Business. Follow him @Lvasiliou.
 
 
Leo Vasiliou  - Catchpoint Systems


Measure Twice, Correlate Once: Understanding How to Correspond IT Performance to Business Performance
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Leo Vasiliou is the Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems where he uses charts and graphs to answer questions, settle debates and help people make sense of them. Leo contributes to Catchpoint's Blog at http://blog.catchpoint.com/, but also writes at http://www.webtortoise.com, which is dedicated exclusively to the charts and graphs of web performance. Before he joined Catchpoint, Leo ran large, complex performance programs and IAC's Search and Media Business. Follow him @Lvasiliou.
 
 
John Walicki  - IBM Cloud


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

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


Streaming Analytics at the Intersection of IoT, Enterprise and Cloud: Four Case Studies
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Steve Wilkes, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Striim, is a life-long technologist, architect, and hands-on development executive. Prior to founding Striim, he was the senior director of the Advanced Technology Group at GoldenGate Software. Here he focused on data integration, and continued this role following the acquisition by Oracle, where he also took the lead for Oracle’s cloud data integration strategy. His earlier career included Senior Enterprise Architect at The Middleware Company, principal technologist at AltoWeb and a number of product development and consulting roles including Cap Gemini’s Advanced Technology Group.

Steve has handled every role in the software lifecycle and most roles in a technology company at some point during his career. He still codes in multiple languages, often at the same time. Steve holds a Master of Engineering Degree in microelectronics and software engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK.
 
 
Steve Wilkes  - Striim


Combating Cyberattacks in Real-Time Through Streaming Analytics
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Steve Wilkes, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Striim, is a life-long technologist, architect, and hands-on development executive. Prior to founding Striim, he was the senior director of the Advanced Technology Group at GoldenGate Software. Here he focused on data integration, and continued this role following the acquisition by Oracle, where he also took the lead for Oracle’s cloud data integration strategy. His earlier career included Senior Enterprise Architect at The Middleware Company, principal technologist at AltoWeb and a number of product development and consulting roles including Cap Gemini’s Advanced Technology Group.

Steve has handled every role in the software lifecycle and most roles in a technology company at some point during his career. He still codes in multiple languages, often at the same time. Steve holds a Master of Engineering Degree in microelectronics and software engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK.
 
 
Brad Winett  - DDN Storage


Simplifying Key Criteria for Cloud Infrastructure Decisions
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Brad Winett is Senior Technologist for DDN Storage and has seventeen years of tenure at DDN and over 21 years in the storage industry. He has served many roles at DDN, including Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.

Mr. Winett has also served as Vice President of Alliances at IBRIX and Sr. Director of Business Development at Isilon Systems.

In addition to his data storage experience, Mr. Winett was an eight year Hewlett-Packard employee and a member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Company. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.
 
 
Alan Winters  - MobiDev


Offshore Development: How Not to Screw It Up
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Alan Winters is an entertainment executive/TV producer turned serial entrepreneur. After spending two decades creating and marketing projects for major media companies such as FOX and Lionsgate, he has spent the past twelve years in the world of digital start-ups and emerging companies. He is currently engaged in a number of such businesses and takes an active, hands-on role in each.

Among those businesses, Alan is a partner in the StayGo relationship mobile application. Software development for StayGo was done by MobiDev/Ukraine and following the success of the application, MobiDev asked Alan to head US business development for the company. He has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a Bachelors Degree from Cornell University.
 
 
Justin Witz  - Fiduciary Risk Assessment LLC


FinTech SaaS in the Cloud: Idea to Execution
Track: FinTech | Cloud Hot Topics
Justin Witz is Chief Technology Officer of Fiduciary Risk Assessment LLC (FRA) and PlanTools, LLC. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Operation Iraqi Freedom, he is responsible for PlanTools™ system architecture, product design & development, project management, client training, customer support, system maintenance & security. He is the lead project manager on all existing and new functionality and has been widely recognized for his work that brought three custom Target Date Tools to market, including AllianzGI and Principal Financial Group solutions.

Justin currently leads a team of 14 and has been published in Atlassian's HipChat blog, the Balsamiq Champions blog, ASPPA’s Plan Consultant magazine, Bloomberg BNA, 401kWire, 401k Help Center and has spoken at the CLS, CFDD and Excel 401(k) conferences.
 
 
Chris Wolf  - VMware


Successful Cloud Operations Means Knowing When to Say “No!”
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Chris Wolf serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, he is responsible for driving the execution and communication of the Office of the CTO’s vision, internally and externally, supporting VMware’s global field teams on all CTO evangelism and representing VMware’s technical vision to customers, partners and analysts. He also owns and manages the field CTO activities and helps drive the CTO Ambassador (CTOA) programs and industry-vertical CTO activities.

Prior to joining VMware, Chris was a Research Vice President for Gartner’s Technical Professionals service, where he managed the data center and private cloud research agenda, and was responsible for the strategic direction and technical accuracy of the team’s collective research. There he had the privilege of engaging with more than 200 end-user organizations annually, advising CIOs, architects and directors on private and hybrid cloud computing, server virtualization, and desktop transformation strategies.

Before that, Chris was a founding member of the Data Center Strategies team at Burton Group, was a nationally recognized independent virtualization consultant and instructor at multiple colleges, worked for several years at CommVault Systems, and started his IT and technology career in the U.S. Marines. He also authored “Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise,” the first book exclusively devoted to defining all aspects of x86 virtualization as we know it today.
 
 
Bassam Zarkout  - IGnPower


Making the Case for the Governance of Internet of Things Data
Track: Enterprise IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Bassam Zarkout is a technology executive with 24 years of experience in Information Governance and related Content Management domains. As CTO at Swiss-based RSD, he implemented his vision for an innovative IG platform (GLASS) based on the principle of separating the rules from the tools from the repositories of information, thus enabling in-place governance of Information Assets.

In April 2016, Bassam founded IGnPower, a consulting practice focused on applying IG principles to IoT data. During that time, he has conducted extensive research on the subject and has attended multiple IoT conferences (US and Europe). He is a Mechanical Engineer and prior to his technology career, he worked in CAD/CAM, construction in the oil sector, pumping systems instrumentation systems, etc. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.
 

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Presentation Slides
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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.”