The 1st “Internet of Things” Bootcamp in the World

Jumpstart Your IoT Strategy
The 1st “Internet of Things” Bootcamp
June 9–10, 2015 at Cloud Expo New York
The immersive two-day workshop will provide you with everything you wanted to know about Internet of Things. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the IoT Bootcamp led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, is not just based on presentations but includes hands-on demos and walkthroughs. He will introduce you to a variety of Do-It-Yourself IoT platforms including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark and Intel Edison. You will also get an overview of cloud technologies such as Amazon Kinesis, Azure Event Hubs, Google Cloud Pub/Sub that play an important role in IoT architecture.


Bootcamp attendees can also attend up to three @ThingsExpo | WebRTC Summit technical sessions per day, June 9-11, 2015, all keynotes, vendor technology presentations, SYS-CON.TV Power Panels, the Welcome Reception on Day 1, and access the Expo Floor and refreshment breaks.


Other Sessions at @ThingsExpo Include:
Internet of Things Session | The (Industrial) Internet of Things – Finding Value in Analytics
By Bob Gates

Bob_Gates_100.jpgThe industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of "collect everything now, worry about how to use it later." We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. Realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focused on understanding how industrial data can create intelligence for industrial operations. Imagine a world where a turbine can call its operator weeks before it breaks thanks to analytics. Assets aren’t destroyed, operators save millions, and lives may be saved. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Bob Gates’ responsibilities include strategic direction for the manufacturing industries that GE serves. His experience and career included various leadership and engineering positions at General Motors, Hoechst Celanese, Hoffman La Roche and Pfizer. Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). [continued]

Internet of Things Session | Fogs, Logs, and Cogs: The Newer, Bigger Shape of Big Data in the Internet of Things
By James G. Kobielus

james_kobielus_100.JPGThe Internet of Things (IoT) is causing data centers to become radically decentralized and atomized within a new paradigm known as "fog computing." To support IoT applications, such as connected cars and smart grids, data centers’ core functions will be decentralized out to the network’s edges and endpoints (aka "fogs"). As this trend takes hold, Big Data analytics platforms will focus on high-volume log analysis (aka "logs") and rely heavily on cognitive-computing algorithms (aka "cogs") to make sense of it all. [continued]

Speaker Bio: James Kobielus is an industry veteran and serves as IBM’s big data evangelist, as program director for big data analytics product marketing, and as editor-in-chief of IBM Data Magazine. He spearheads IBM’s thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, and cognitive computing. He advises IBM’s product management and marketing teams on big data analytics. He has spoken at such leading industry events as Hadoop Summit, Strata, and Forrester Business Process Forum. He has published several business technology books and is a very popular provider of original commentary on blogs and many social media. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | Social Wearables
By Jocelyn Riseberg Scheirer

Jocelyn_Riseberg_Scheirer.jpgWearable devices have come of age. The primary applications of wearables so far have been "the Quantified Self" or the tracking of one’s fitness and health status. We propose the evolution of wearables into social and emotional communication devices. Our BE(tm) sensor uses light to visualize the skin conductance response. Our sensors are very inexpensive and can be massively distributed to audiences or groups of any size, in order to gauge reactions to performances, video, or any kind of presentation. With the ability to wirelessly capture and analyze this kind of distributed wearable, it changes the game for marketers or anyone who wants to understand large scale gross emotional arousal response. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jocelyn Scheirer’s initial explorations into the workings of the brain began at Tufts where she earned a BA in Psychology, then did extensive research and work for several years in Neuroendocrine Pathology with the highly regarded Arthur Tischler at Tufts Medical School. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | Preparing Enterprise Infrastructures for the IoT Data Deluge
By Don Deloach

Don_DeLoach_100.jpgOne of the biggest impacts of the Internet of Things is and will continue to be on data; specifically data volume, management and usage. Companies are scrambling to adapt to this new and unpredictable data reality with legacy infrastructure that cannot handle the speed and volume of data. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Don DeLoach is CEO and president of Infobright. Don has more than 30 years of software industry experience, with demonstrated success building software companies with extensive sales, marketing, and international experience. Don joined Infobright after serving as CEO of Aleri, the complex event processing company, which was acquired by Sybase in February 2010. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | We Need a Holistic Network Infrastructure: Why Controllers Are Not Cutting it
By Dhiraj Sehgal

Dhiraj-Sehgal_100.jpgFor years, we’ve relied too heavily on individual network functions or simplistic cloud controllers. However, they are no longer enough for today’s modern cloud data center. Businesses need a comprehensive platform architecture in order to deliver a complete networking suite for IoT environment based on OpenStack

In this session, I will discuss what a holistic networking solution should really entail, and how to build a complete platform that is scalable, secure, agile and automated. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dhiraj works in product and marketing organization of PLUMgrid. His focus has been customers, technologies and products and how do they interact with each other. He has wealth of experience in datacenter technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage [continued]

Internet of Things Session | The IoT: Possibilities, Challenges, and Real World Questions
By Tom Wesselman

Tom_Wesselman_100.jpgSensor-enabled things are becoming more commonplace; precursors to a larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT: things connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases and more. The speaker will examine the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing, including what it is today, what it might ultimately be, the role of wearable tech, and technology gaps still in play, as the industry strives to create a cohesive, secure, scalable, and beneficial network of ‘things’. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tom Wesselman is the Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture at Plantronics. His focus is connecting the capabilities of Plantronics products to the world around them. This starts with defining and building the data and services provided by Plantronics’ wearable technology, and then by working with partners and developers to integrate those capabilities into the applications people use. Prior to Plantronics, Wesselman held senior engineering roles at Cisco, where he led a variety of UC engineering programs including the development of the company’s first UC client. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | When OT Meets IT in the Industrial IoT
By Ron Sege

Ron_Sege.jpgIn the consumer IoT, everything is new, and the IT world of bits and bytes holds sway. But industrial and commercial realms encompass operational technology (OT) that has been around for 25 or 50 years. This grittier, pre-IP, more hands-on world has much to gain from Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and principles. But adding sensors and wireless connectivity won’t work in environments that demand unwavering reliability and performance. As enterprise IT embraces other IoT-related technology trends, enterprises with industrial or commercial facets must also find ways for the disparate worlds of OT and IT to work together harmoniously. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ron Sege has served as a director of Echelon and President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2010. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since October 2011. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Board member, of 3Com Corporation from 2008 through its acquisition by HP. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Sege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropos Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless broadband networks, from 2004 to 2008. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | Unlocking IoT Potential
By Jim Hunter

Jim_Hunter_100.pngWe’re no longer looking to the future for the IoT wave. It’s no longer a distant dream, but a reality that has arrived. It’s now time to make sure the industry is in alignment to meet the IoT growing pains – cooperate and collaborate as well as innovate. This session will examine the key ingredients to IoT success and identify solutions to challenges the industry is facing. The deep industry expertise behind this presentation will provide attendees with a leading edge view of rapidly emerging IoT opportunities and challenges, and will ensure a lively Q&A conclusion. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jim is a highly regarded visionary and connected home technologist, holding multiple patents for technology that has pioneered the smart, simple connected home. Previously, Jim was the lead architect of Connected Home, Advanced Technologies at Motorola Mobility (acquired by Google), founder and CTO of 4Home and founder of Premise Systems. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | Beyond IoT Hook Ups: How to Get Customers to Say "I Do"
By Sean Lorenz

Sean_lorenz_100.jpgWhen it comes to the Internet of Things, hooking up will get you only so far. If you want customers to commit, you need to go beyond simply connecting products. You need to use the devices themselves to transform how you engage with every customer and how you manage the entire product lifecycle. In this session, LogMeIn will show how "product relationship management" can help you leverage your connected devices and the data they generate about customer usage and product performance to deliver extremely compelling and reliable products, and build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with customers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Sean Lorenz is Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Xively at LogMeIn. Dr. Lorenz helps drive the Xively Internet of Things (IoT) thought leadership and works closely with customers to understand how connected products and operations can help transform their businesses. He has shaped business models and product strategies in several emerging markets including the IoT, robotics, and healthcare. Sean holds a PhD in Cognitive & Neural Systems from Boston University and has extensive knowledge of natural language processing, brain-computer interfaces, adaptive systems, machine learning, context-aware computing and other forms of predictive analytics for sensor-based data. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | Smart and Connected Cities
By Laetitia Gazel-Anthoine

Laetitia_Gazel_Anthoine_100.jpgSince 2008 and for the first time in history, more than half of humans lives in urban areas, urging cities to becomes "smart". Today, Cities can leverage the wide availability of smartphones combined with new technologies such as Beacons or NFC to connect their urban furniture and environment to create citizen-first services which improve transportation, way-finding and information delivery. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Laetitia is founder and CEO of Connecthings since 2007. Prior to Connecthings, Laetitia worked for mobile operators and device manufacturers. In 1999 she managed the implementation of the first Mobile internet gateway for Orange. In 2001, she founded a consultancy company providing operational support in mobile value-added services implementation [continued]

Internet of Things Session | Internet of Everything: The Value of Connections
By Gary Hall

Gary_Hall_100.jpgThe Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before — transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities. This session will break down the core capabilities of IoT in multiple settings and expand upon IoE for both technical and non-technical audiences. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Gary Hall is responsible for technology solutions planning and architectures for Cisco’s Federal Defense business. He leads Cisco’s Federal strategy and planning for the Internet of Everything. Gary is currently on the Board of Directors for InfoComm International, the trade association for the audiovisual industry. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | Advanced Real World IoT at Scale
By Jim Kaskade

Jim_Kaskade_100.jpgWith several hundred implementations of IoT-enabled solutions in the past 12 months alone, Jim’s talk will focus on experience over the art of the possible. Many can only imagine the most advanced telematics platform ever deployed, supporting millions of customers, producing tens of thousands events or GBs per trip, and hundreds of TBs per month. With the ability to support a billion sensor events per second, over 30PB of warm data for analytics, and hundreds of PBs for an data analytics archive, Jim will overview how user-based auto insurance can be implemented at scale. He demonstrates a production deployment based on a cloud-hosted, cyber-secured, real-time to batch analytics telematics platform which enables what we commonly refer to as the "Smart Car". Jim also touches on how Internet of Things is being truly implemented across several verticals including Banking, this Insurance example, Health, Manufacturing, Transportation, Utilities, and Retail. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jim Kaskade leads CSC’s global Big Data & Analytics organization. In this role, he oversees the development and implementation of innovative offerings that help CSC clients convert data into revenue. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | The Monetization of Things
By Brendan O’Brien

brendan-obrien_100.jpgThe IoT market is projected to be $1.9 trillion tidal wave that’s bigger than the combined market for smartphones, tablets and PCs. While IoT is widely discussed, what isn’t being talked about are the monetization opportunities that are created from ubiquitous connectivity and the ensuing avalanche of data. While we cannot foresee every service that the IoT will enable, we should future proof operations by preparing to monetize them with extremely agile systems. The session will discuss how to: [continued]

Speaker Bio: Brendan O’Brien is Chief Evangelist and a Co-founder at Aria Systems. In 2002 he introduced the world to cloud billing, and innovated database-driven, enterprise-grade web applications – before the concept of "cloud" was even on the horizon. O’Brien is at the forefront of the recurring revenue revolution that is empowering enterprises — and specifically enabling information systems and new business models to secure predictive revenue streams while improving business processes. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | Extreme IoT Games
By Mike Kavis

Mike%20Kavis_1_0.jpgTo many people, IoT is a buzzword whose value is not understood. Many people think IoT is all about wearables and home automation. In this session, we will discuss some incredible game changing use cases and how they are transforming industries like agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and smart cities. We will discuss cool technologies like smart dust, robotics, smart labels, and much more. Prepare to be blown away with a glimpse of the future. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. An expert in cloud security, he is the author of "Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)" from Wiley Publishing. [continued]

Internet of Things Session | The Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Technologies and Their Impact on the U.S. Insurance Industry
By Michael Sick & James O’Neill

Michael_Sick_100.jpgJames_O%27Neill_100.jpgThe explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. The IoT has the potential to shrink the distance between the insurer and insured by providing increased knowledge of the behavior of customers, prospects and distributors in the context of their surrounding environment. Usage Based Insurance (UBI) within auto insurance has been an early testing ground. Streaming vehicle data has enabled participating insurers to improve their understanding of driving behaviors and to adapt the pricing and management of these risks. Given the promise of the early findings, auto insurers are increasingly offering sensors that monitor individual driver behavior while asking consumers to trade privacy regarding their driving behaviors and locations for lower prices. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Michael Sick is a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young’s Financial Service practice. His technical interests include Big Data and distributed computing with technologies such as Hadoop, HBase, Cascading, Phoenix, ElasticSearch, Spark, Spark SQL, and related technologies

James O’Neill is a Senior Manager in EY’s Insurance Advisory Services practice and leads Strategic Analytics initiatives for Americas Insurance Sector. During his 15 years of insurance industry experience, James has had the opportunity to work across the major functions of insurance carriers and brokers. His client service focus has been directed at supporting executive agendas targeting growth and profitability. James has led numerous complex transformation engagements and possesses deep experience assisting clients build analytics based customer driven strategies and operational alignment of their value chain [continued]

General Session | Insights for IT Transforming into the Cloud Enabler
By Paul Maravei

Paul_Maravei_100.jpgBusiness as usual for IT is evolving into a "Make or Buy" decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? Cisco and our partners offer a market leading portfolio and ecosystem of cloud infrastructure and application services that allow you to uniquely and securely combine cloud business applications and services across multiple cloud delivery models [continued]

Speaker Bio: Paul leads Sales and Services strategy for Cisco’s Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services business for US East Coast. Paul has over fifteen (15) years of Sales management and leadership experience. In his most recent role, Paul led the product marketing efforts for Cloud and SDN solutions. [continued]

Cloud Session | Put Your Data in the Driver’s Seat with a Data-Centric IT Approach
By Madhukar Kumar

Madhukar_Kumar.jpgAre your applications getting in the way of your business strategy? It’s time to rethink your IT approach. Join this session to discover a new data-centric approach to IT that allows your data, not applications, to inform business strategy. By moving away from an application-centric IT model where data integration and analysis are subservient to the constraints of applications, your organization will be better poised to: [continued]

Speaker Bio: Madhukar brings over 18 years of experience developing and managing web and SaaS solutions at large and small companies. Most recently, Madhukar was VP of Product Management at HP Software where he was responsible for product portfolio strategy, roadmap and held P&L responsibility for their portfolio of offerings including the web experience management suite and cloud managed services. His prior engagements have included executive roles at Autonomy, Interwoven, Zuora, and Sumtotal. Madhukar holds an MS in Software Engineering and an MS In Mass Communications from Kansas State University and a BA from Delhi University. [continued]

Cloud Session | Monetizing the Cloud & Generating Recurring Revenues
By Ian Khan & Ermanno Bonifazi

Ian-Khan_100.jpgErmanno_Bonifazi_100.pngThe Cloud is now a fact of life but generating recurring revenues that are driven by solutions and services on a consumption model have been hard to implement, until now. Learn from Solgenia how a Top European Telco has leveraged the innovative recurring revenue generating capability of the Consumption Cloud to enable a unique Cloud monetization model to drive results. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Ian Khan leads Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within Solgenia, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and cloud solutions. He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries. Ian is a PMP Certified project manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer.

Ermanno is a visionary entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in creating value for shareholders and growing his organizations. As the Founder and CEO of Solgenia, he brings forward new technologies through innovative and key enterprise solutions that address key business needs through the Cloud. He currently leads Solgenia globally through 350 employees world wide and a strategy to be one of the leading Enterprise Cloud solution providers worldwide. His ongoing role is to establish the strategic and business goals of the company, coordinate the implementation of those business goals and provide direct input in the development of new, innovative products. [continued]

Big Data Session | Building an Agile Big Data Infrastructure: A different View
By Cory Isaacson

Cory%20Isaacson_0_0.jpgThere is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immediate and actionable interpretation of events as they happen. Another aspect concerns how to deliver data in a meaningful way, one that really delivers on what end-users need to maintain a competitive position in fast-changing markets. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Cory Isaacson is CTO of Risk Management Solutions. As CTO, he drives the delivery of the advanced, cloud-based RMS(one)® platform, leading the industry with innovative approaches to software management and advanced technology for the complex and unique challenges of risk modeling. Prior to joining RMS, Cory was CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of AgilData and dbShards. Cory has founded or held executive positions in several software-related businesses, and authored the books Software Pipelines and SOA and Understanding Big Data Scalability. [continued]

Big Data Session | Real-Time Big Data: An Agile Approach
By Dan Lynn

Dan-Lynn_0_100.jpgThe truth is, today’s databases are anything but agile — they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep pace with application demands. Performance suffers as a result, and it takes far longer than it should to deliver new features and capabilities needed to make your organization competitive. As your application and business needs change, data repositories and structures get outmoded rapidly, resulting in increased work for application developers and slow performance for end users. Further, as data sizes grow into the "Big Data" realm, this problem is exacerbated and becomes even more difficult to address. A seemingly simple schema change can take hours (or more) to perform, and as requirements evolve, the disconnect between existing data structures and actual needs diverge. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dan Lynn, CEO of CodeFutures Corporation, is an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher and technical leader with 14 years of experience in the software industry. He joins CodeFutures to advance the agile Big Data strategies in development around AgilData, CodeFutures’ new agile Big Data platform designed to remove the complexity and limitations of current data management approaches. [continued]

Cloud Session | The Secure Path to Value in the Cloud
By Denny Heaberlin

Denny_Heaberlin_100.jpgEven as cloud and managed services grow increasingly central to business strategy and performance, challenges remain. The biggest sticking point for companies seeking to capitalize on the cloud is data security. Keeping data safe is an issue in any computing environment, and it has been a focus since the earliest days of the cloud revolution. Understandably so: a lot can go wrong when you allow valuable information to live outside the firewall. Recent revelations about government snooping, along with a steady stream of well-publicized data breaches, only add to the uncertainty. Managing these concerns, along with related questions around choosing the right cloud vendor, is an essential part of any cloud strategy. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Denny Heaberlin is a Security Product Manager with Windstream’s Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, the provider of choice for four out of five Fortune 500 companies for data, voice, network and cloud solutions. Denny is responsible for cloud and data center marketing, identifying and creating hosted solutions that dramatically improve the efficiency and availability of IT resources, applications and data for enterprise organizations, and that leverage the flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost-savings of the cloud. [continued]

DevOps Session | Finding Security a Home in a DevOps World
By Shannon Lietz

Shannon_Lietz.jpgSecurity can create serious friction for DevOps processes. We’ve come up with an approach to alleviate the friction and provide Security value to DevOps teams. This paper provides the background for how DevSecOps got started and has evolved. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Shannon Lietz has over two decades of experience pursuing next generation security solutions. Ms. Lietz is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driving the company’s cloud security strategy, roadmap and implementation in support of corporate innovation with a DevSecOps mindset. [continued]

DevOps Session | Beyond POC: Processing Metrics, Logs, Traces… at Scale
By Otis Gospodnetic

otis_gospodnetic_100.jpgApplication metrics, logs, and business KPIs are a goldmine. It’s easy to get started with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) – you can see lots of people coming up with impressive dashboards, in less than a day, with no previous experience. Going from proof-of-concept to production tends to be a bit more difficult, unfortunately, and it tends to gobble up our attention, time, and money. In this talk I’ll share the architecture and decisions behind our services for handling large volumes of performance metrics, traces, logs, anomaly detection, alerts, etc. We’ll follow data from its sources, its collection, aggregation, storage, and visualization. The talks will also cover the overview of some of the relevant technologies and their strengths and weaknesses, such as HBase, Elasticsearch, Kafka [continued]

Speaker Bio: Otis Gospodnetic is a co-author of Lucene in Action (1st and 2nd edition). He’s a Lucene and Solr committer and has expertise in Elasticsearch. Otis is an Apache Software Foundation member and the founder of Sematext, a Brooklyn-headquartered, but globally distributed products and services company focused on Performance Monitoring, Log Management, Data Analytics, and providing Solr and Elasticsearch professional services to clients world-wide. [continued]

DevOps Session | Containers: Don’t Skeu Them Up. Use Microservices Instead.
By Gordon Haff

Gordon_Haff_0_100.jpgSkeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn’t actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as applying more broadly, to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In this session, Red Hat’s Gordon Haff will discuss why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices rather than mimicking legacy sever virtualization workflows and architectures. [continued]

Speaker Bio: 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. [continued]

DevOps Session | Pushing the DevOps Envelope: How Microservices Extend DevOps to the Network
By Lori MacVittie

Lori_MacVittie_100.jpgDevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. This session will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into "the network" for DevOps. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5’s entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations, among other efforts. She currently focuses on cloud computing, infrastructure, devops, data center architecture, and security-related topics. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine. [continued]

Big Data Session | Derive Insights from Any Data, not Just Big Data!
By Ian Khan & Ermanno Bonifazi

Ian-Khan_100.jpgErmanno_Bonifazi_100.pngBig data is amazing, its life changing and yes it is changing how we see our world. Big data however can sometimes be too big. Organizations that are not amassing massive amounts of information and feeding into their decision buckets, smaller data that feeds in from customer buying patterns, buying decisions and buying influences can be more useful when used in the right way. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Ian Khan leads Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within Solgenia, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and cloud solutions. He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries. Ian is a PMP Certified project manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer.

Ermanno is a visionary entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in creating value for shareholders and growing his organizations. As the Founder and CEO of Solgenia, he brings forward new technologies through innovative and key enterprise solutions that address key business needs through the Cloud. He currently leads Solgenia globally through 350 employees world wide and a strategy to be one of the leading Enterprise Cloud solution providers worldwide. His ongoing role is to establish the strategic and business goals of the company, coordinate the implementation of those business goals and provide direct input in the development of new, innovative products. [continued]

Big Data Session | Hadoop as a Service
By Kumar Ramamurthy

Kumar_Ramamurthy_100.jpgHadoop as a Service ( as offered by handful of niche vendors now ) is a cloud computing solution that makes medium and large-scale data processing accessible, easy, fast and inexpensive. This is achieved by eliminating the operational challenges of running Hadoop, so one can focus on business growth. The fragmented Hadoop distribution world and various PaaS solutions that provide a Hadoop flavor either make choices for customers very flexible in the name of options or restrictive in the name of abstraction provided. Hopefully these HaaS providers will sign up for services to be provided from wider Hadoop market soon and become the market leaders in driving business adoption of Hadoop without the pains of today [continued]

Speaker Bio: Kumar is the Vice President and Chief Technologist for DW, BI-analytics, Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Big Data practices at Virtusa. He manages consulting engagements, transformational assessments and revenue and delivery assurance for Virtusa’s existing and new clients in this space. He has over fifteen years of experience in enterprise data architecture, database related technologies, software platforms and architecture assessments with proven ability in consulting, selling, driving and delivering large scale EIM development/ maintenance projects, both in the enterprise and the ISV areas. An expert in Kimball and Inmon related DW architectures, he is also adept in data integration, BI, data governance, database performance tuning, data modeling and MDM areas. [continued]

Cloud Session | Build a Better Workspace
By Seth Bostock

Seth_Bostock_100.jpgThe Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) market will grow to $6.4B by 2018.This session will begin by walking the audience through the evolution of workspace as-a-service, where it is now vs. where it going. To look beyond the desktop we must understand exactly what WaaS is, who the users are, and where it is going in the future. IT departments, ISV’s and service providers must look to workflow and automation capabilities to adopt to growing demand and the rapidly changing workspace model. The latest industry market research combined with real case studies will be demonstrated as supporting factors to give the audience a full scope of the WaaS market. This session will wrap up with key takeaways on how to build a better workspace to fully leverage the future of WaaS. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Seth Bostock is the Chief Executive Officer at IndependenceIT. Mr. Bostock is responsible for guiding IndependenceIT’s overall business operations and strategy. Under his leadership, IndependenceIT completed the successful acquisition of Veddio and the development and launch of the Cloud Workspace Suite. He is a results-driven executive with more than a decade of experience in delivering business value through a pragmatic process. Additionally, he has an extensive background designing and implementing business improvement strategies that enhance corporate performance. [continued]

DevOps Session | Best Practices Blueprint for Growing and Large Scale Continuous Testing at the Speed of DevOps
By Marc Hornbeek

Marc_Hornbeek.jpgThe speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Marc Hornbeek is Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications. He recently managed DevOps Infrastructure for Spirent’s Cloud and IP business unit. He has performed as the primary architect of test and lab automation tools and champion of test automation for firms ranging from start-ups to large multi-national companies. He has published more than 30 articles and has been a speaker at numerous conferences and user forums primarily regarding topics related to continuous automated testing, DevOps and network lab automation. He has won multiple company innovation awards for test automation and protocol test systems that are considered strategic to the success of the businesses that use them. [continued]

Cloud Session | Cloud Data Management and Beyond with Commvault Simpana
By Randy De Meno

Randy_DeMeno_100.jpgAs organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing & protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection &E-Discovery of your data — whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. Learn how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault Simpana software, the only singular data and information management solution for cloud data protection and beyond. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Randy De Meno joined CommVault in 1994 and initiated CommVault’s direction into the heterogeneous Data Management segment of the industry. Randy holds dozens patents on a number of CommVault’s technologies including the Granular Application Integration and E-Discovery capabilities. Randy led CommVault’s direction towards what is today’s CommVault’s Windows Centric Simpana solution and spearheaded the partnership with Microsoft in 1999. Randy continues to manage the overall strategic relationship with Microsoft. Randy leads CommVault’s application efforts for their Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, SharePoint, Lync, SQL, Azure as well as other Windows based solutions. On a personal note, Randy is married with three children and leads the CommVault Ice Hockey team which has enabled CommVault and partners to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various children’s charities over the years. [continued]

DevOps Session | Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Application Delivery with Enterprise DevOps
By Andi Mann

andimann-100.jpgBusiness and IT leaders today need better application delivery capabilities to support critical new innovation. But how often do you hear objections to improving application delivery like, "I can harden it against attack, but not on this timeline"; "I can make it better, but it will cost more"; "I can deliver faster, but not with these specs"; or "I can stay strong on cost control, but quality will suffer"? In the new application economy, these tradeoffs are no longer acceptable. Customers will abandon your brand forever for a slow response or a privacy breach; competitors will steal critical markets if you cannot deliver on time and on budget. Join this session to learn how you can leverage new technology approaches for agile parallel development, continuous delivery, and agile operations so you can (to the tune of Daft Punk), "Work It; Make It; DevOps Makes Us; Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!" [continued]

Speaker Bio: Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, has over 20 years global experience within IT departments, with software vendors, and as a leading industry analyst. He has been widely published in the New York Times, USA Today, CIO, Computerworld, and more. He has presented worldwide on virtualization, cloud, automation, and IT management. [continued]

Cloud Session | Today’s Mobile Workforce & the Cloud
By Mark Grilli

Mark_Grilli_100.jpgBusinesses are looking to empower employees and departments to do more, go faster, and streamline their processes. For all workers – but mobile workers especially – utilizing the cloud to re-connect documents and improve processes without destructing existing workflows can have a dramatic impact on productivity. Hear from Mark Grilli, VP of Acrobat Solutions at Adobe, as he outlines new ways that the cloud is changing the way people work – from wherever they are. Attendees will hear how: [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mark Grilli is vice president of Acrobat Solutions marketing at Adobe Systems Incorporated. He is responsible for worldwide marketing strategy and implementation of the company’s document solutions and services, including Acrobat, and EchoSign. Prior to joining Adobe, Grilli held marketing and client services positions at WebEx (now a Cisco Company) and was co-founder in a elearning start up. He holds a bachelors degree in political science from UCSB and a MBA from Pepperdine University. [continued]

DevOps Session | Women in DevOps
By Stefana Muller

Stefana_Muller_100.jpgIt’s been proven time and time again that in tech, diversity drives greater innovation, better team productivity and greater profits and market share. So what can we do in our DevOps teams to embrace diversity and help transform the culture of development and operations into a true "DevOps" team? This talk will answer that question citing examples, showing how to create opportunities for diverse candidates and taking feedback from the audience on their experiences with encouraging diversity in technology roles. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Stefana Muller is an experienced product management professional that has spent the past 14+ years embedded in software and application development. During this time she has launched successful solutions into the internet security, consumer, managed services, enterprise IT and cloud markets. She has also helped her customers transform software solutions into innovative cloud services. As a Director, Product Management at CA Technologies, Stefana is currently responsible for defining and building solutions to help application development teams ‘shift-left’ and move to a true DevOps model at a rapid pace. Stefana believes that with Continuous Validation and Service Virtualization teams can remove the key constraints to their Software Development Life-Cycle, delivering higher quality applications faster. [continued]

Cloud Session | Using RancherOS to Run Microservices on Docker at Scale
By Shannon Williams

shannon_wiliams_100.jpgDocker is an excellent platform for organizations interested in running microservices. It offers portability and consistency between development and production environments, quick provisioning times, and a simple way to isolate services. This presentation will walk through these and other benefits of using Docker to run microservices, and provide an overview of RancherOS, a minimalist distribution of Linux designed expressly to run Docker. We will also discuss Rancher, an orchestration and service discovery platform designed for running Docker at scale in production on any cloud and computing infrastructure. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Shannon Williams is a co-founder at Rancher Labs, a company focused on building open source software for operating Docker and microservices in production. Shannon has spent his career at technology start-ups, working with visionary customers to embrace next generation technologies like cloud computing, identity management, and security. [continued]

Big Data Session | Enabling Actionable Insight: Solving the Data Veracity Problem from the Cloud
By Pat Adamiak

Pat_Adamiak.jpgThe excitement around the possibilities enabled by Big Data is being tempered by the daunting task of feeding the analytics engines with high quality data on a continuous basis. As the once distinct fields of data integration and data management increasingly converge, cloud based data solutions providers have emerged who can buffer your organization from the complexities of this continuous data cleansing and management so that you’re free to focus on the end goal: actionable insight. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Pat brings over 20 years of marketing experience establishing portfolio positioning and building brands at large companies. Most recently, Pat was Senior Director at Cisco leading global solutions product marketing for its cloud portfolio. Prior to that he held several executive marketing positions at HP including VP of Portfolio, Alliances, and Marketing for their Managed Services business and Head of Cloud Services Marketing. Pat holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and BSEE from Penn State. [continued]

DevOps Session | Optimize DevOps with a Single Codebase for Web and Mobile Applications
By Charles Kendrick

Charles_Kendrick_100.jpgDevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, it is now feasible to create a rich desktop and tuned mobile experience with a single codebase, without compromising performance or usability. In this presentation, Charles Kendrick will demonstrate examples of complex UI widgets that behave differently in desktop vs. mobile context, and describe the API and code structures that enable these capabilities. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Charles Kendrick is CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, which he co-founded in 2000 to pursue more powerful and flexible ways of building software via DHTML — today’s AJAX. [continued]

Cloud Session | Turning the Corner on Cloud Data Governance
By Evelyn de Souza

evelyn.jpgCloud data governance was previously an avoided function when cloud deployments were relatively small. With the rapid adoption in public cloud – both rogue and sanctioned, it’s not uncommon to find regulated data dumped into public cloud and unprotected. This is why enterprises and cloud providers alike need to embrace a cloud data governance function and map policies, processes and technology controls accordingly. This session will focus on how to set up a cloud data governance program and spans setting up an executive board to ensuring the availability, integrity, security and privacy of cloud data through its lifecycle. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Evelyn is a cloud compliance and data privacy strategy leader at Cisco responsible for championing solutions to address emerging industry trends. She is a strong proponent of building repeatable processes that enable organizations to sustain compliance while optimizing data security posture. Evelyn co-chairs the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), which harmonizes regulations and industry standards to a common framework [continued]

Cloud Session | Is Your Data Encryption Kosher?
By Ray Potter

Ray_Potter_100.jpgCryptography has become one of the most underappreciated, misunderstood components of technology. It’s too easy for salespeople to dismiss concerns with three letters that nobody wants to question. ‘Yes, of course, we use AES.’ But what exactly are you trusting to be the ultimate guardian of your data? Let’s face it – you probably don’t know. An organic, grassfed Kobe steak is a far cry from a Big Mac, but they’re both beef, right? Not exactly. Crypto is the same way. The US government requires all federally deployed technology to meet minimum standards. For encryption, if it hasn’t been certified to meet the FIPS 140-2 benchmark, it is considered the equivalent of exposing your data in plain text. That’s how crucial it is. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ray Potter is the CEO and co-founder of SafeLogic. Previously, Ray founded Apex Assurance Group and led the Security Assurance program at Cisco Systems. Ray currently lives in Palo Alto and enjoys cycling and good bourbon, although not at the same time. [continued]

DevOps Session | The DevOps Drumbeat: Reinventing the Iron Triangle
By Jason Bloomberg

j_bloomberg_100.jpgThe Cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Intead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his expertise in Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele. During his twelve years at ZapThink, he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential. He now runs the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course around the world. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013). [continued]

DevOps Session | DevOps at Enterprise: Capital One Shifts Left
By Tapabrata Pal

Tapabrata-Pal_0_100.jpegThis paper tells a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOpsSecurity practices across the Enterprise – driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" – Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, Capital One now has 500+ Agile Teams delivering quality software via Agile and DevOps practices. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tapabrata has 20 years of IT experience in various technology roles (Developer, Operations Engineer and Architect) in the retail, healthcare and finance industries. Over the last three years, Tapabrata has served as Director of Capital One’s Enterprise Architecture group and led the company’s DevOpsSec initiatives. He is currently Director and Platform Engineering Fellow and is focused on next-generation infrastructure. Previously, Tapabrata spent some time in academics doing doctoral and post-doctoral research in the field of solid state physics. [continued]

Big Data Session | Big Data and IoT: For Enterprise Use Only?
By Seth Robinson

Robinson_Seth_100.JPGThe true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, big data and IoT isn’t just a play for enterprise. In fact, the IoT presents SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impact. Learn how your business can plug into the trends to deliver value in the long term. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Seth Robinson is the director of technology analysis for CompTIA, the leading trade association for the IT industry. In this role, he analyzes technology trends in the IT industry and provides insight into trend drivers and future direction. Seth has led research studies on cloud computing, mobility, Big Data, and IT security, among other areas. Previously, he spent 10 years in processor development at IBM, building the chips for the Xbox360, PS3, and Wii U. He has been cited in various media outlets, including Wall Street Journal and USA Today, for his thoughts on how businesses are using technology and how the role of IT is changing. [continued]

Cloud Session | Hybrid Cloud: The Benefits Go Way Beyond The Total Cost of Ownership Savings
By Pranav Parekh

Pranav_Parekh_100.jpgToday, IT is not just a cost center. IT is an enabler and driver of business. With the emergence of the hybrid cloud paradigm, IT now has increasingly more capabilities to create new strategic opportunities for a business. Hybrid cloud allows an organization to utilize multi-tenant public clouds, dedicated private-clouds, bare-metal hosting, and the associated support and services for the right use cases through an on-demand, XaaS model. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Pranav Parekh is a Product Line Manager in the Managed Private Cloud business at Rackspace. Pranav is responsible for strategy, planning, and development of a portfolio of Managed Private Cloud and Managed Virtualization offerings at Rackspace. Before joining Rackspace, Pranav worked in various technical roles at Dell, where he lead the development of Dell’s first private cloud offering, architected VDI solutions, and lead development of blade servers. Pranav has a master’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. [continued]

DevOps Session | A Radically Different, Cloud-Centric Development Model for Mixed Teams
By Charles K Kendrick

Charles_Kendrick_100.pngBetween the compelling mockups and specs produced by your analysts and designers, and the resulting application built by your developers, there is a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral out of control, and applications fall short of requirements. In this session, we present a new approach where business and development users collaborate – each using tools appropriate to their goals and expertise – to build mockups and enhance them all the way through functional prototypes, to final working applications. Learn how this approach helps you improve usability, exceed end-user expectations, and still hit project milestones. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Charles Kendrick is CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, which he co-founded in 2000 to pursue more powerful and flexible ways of building software via DHTML — today’s AJAX. Charles is the architect of the SmartClient AJAX platform, technology which powers many of the world’s most sophisticated AJAX RIAs and is relied on in critical, high volume systems throughout the Fortune 500. [continued]

Big Data Session | Operational Hadoop and the Lambda Architecture for Streaming Data
By Dale Kim

Dale%20Kim%20150_0.jpgApache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and internet-of-things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, representing a model of how to analyze real-time and historical data together. This presentation will cover the practice of capturing canonical data "as it lands" as a baseline for accommodating future analytics requirements. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dale is Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His technical and managerial experience includes work with relational databases, as well as non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science from the UC Berkeley. [continued]

Cloud Session | Deploy in Scale With Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes and Apache Stratos
By Lakmal Warusawithana

Lakmal_Warusawithana_100.jpgPlatform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a technology designed to make devops easier and allow developers to focus on application development. The PaaS takes care of provisioning, scaling, HA, and other cloud management aspects. Apache Stratos is a PaaS codebase developed in Apache and designed to create a highly productive developer environment while also supporting powerful deployment options. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Lakmal is Director – Cloud Architecture at WSO2 Inc who focuses cloud solution of WSO2 Products. Also Lakmal is vise president of Apache Stratos. Lakmal has more than 12 years of industry experience. In 2005, Lakmal co-founded the thinkCube, the pioneers in developing the next generation of Collaborative Cloud Computing products that are tailored towards Telecom operators. He oversaw the overall engineering process and focused special attention to scalability and service delivery of thinkCube solutions. [continued]

Big Data Session | A Data Centric Approach to Big Data Management and Leveraging Analytics
By Shahbaz Ali

Shahbaz_Ali_100.jpgData–intensive companies that strive to gain insights from data using big data analytics tools can gain tremendous competitive advantage by deploying data centric storage. Organizations generate large volumes of data, the vast majority of which is unstructured. As the volume and velocity of this unstructured data increases, the costs, risks and usability challenges associated with managing the unstructured data (regardless of file type, size or device) increases simultaneously, including end-to-end data risk protection, search, discovery and access. This session will introduce new data centric strategies that focus on the value of information as a strategic business enabler. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Shahbaz Ali is the President, CEO and Co-founder of Tarmin, the leading pioneer of Data Defined Storage solutions. Shahbaz co-developed GridBank Data Management Platform, Tarmin’s flagship product which delivers data centric storage to organizations, empowering them to store, protect, and understand the value of data as a competitive business asset. [continued]

Cloud Session | Securing the Software Defined Data Center
By Reuven Harrison

Reuven_Harrison_100.jpgThe Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud) is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Reuven Harrison is CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin. Reuven brings more than 20 years of software development experience, holding key senior developer positions at Check Point Software, as well other key positions at Capsule Technologies and ECS. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University. [continued]

Cloud Session | Moving Applications from On-Premise to Cloud
By Michael Meiner

Michael_Meiner_100.JPGThere are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. The range of cloud offerings(IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) will be analyzed, along with the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offering. Enterprise deployment considerations, including High Availability and Security, will be discussed. A demonstration will show migration to Amazon Elastic Cloud (EC2) and Weblogic Java Cloud Service, using applications build using Tomcat and other J2EE vendors. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Michael Meiner is an Engineering Director at Oracle Corporation. His organization is responsible for lifecycle Quality Assurance of the Fusion Middleware Suite of products, including: installation, configuration, upgrade, test-to-production and interoperability on a range of computing platforms and Operating Systems. The Fusion Middleware product suite supports both On-Premise as well as Cloud offerings.[continued]

Cloud Session | Understanding FedRAMP and Overcoming Obstacles
By Abel Sussman

Abel_Sussman_100.jpgFedRAMP is mandatory for government cloud deployments and businesses need to comply in order to provide services for federal engagements. This presentation will review the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process and provide advice on overcoming common compliance obstacles. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Abel Sussman is the Director for Coalfire Public Sector practice. For more than 18 years, Abel has been helping organizations implement new systems and transform stagnant programs. He is a nationally recognized industry expert and has presented on information security and cloud computing for the FBI, DHS, and DoD. [continued]

Devops Session | Orchestrating Distributed Deployments with Docker and Containers
By Jerome Petazzoni

J%C3%A9r%C3%B4me_Petazzoni_100.jpgThanks to Docker, it becomes very easy to leverage containers to build, ship, and run, any Linux application, on any kind of infrastructure. Docker is particularly helpful for microservice architectures, because their successful implementation relies on a fast, efficient deployment mechanism – which is precisely one of the features of Docker. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jerome is a senior engineer at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. In another life he built and operated Xen clouds when EC2 was just the name of a plane, developed a GIS to deploy fiber interconnects through the French subway, managed commando deployments of large-scale video streaming systems in bandwidth-constrained environments such as conference centers, operated and scaled the dotCloud PAAS, and various other feats of technical wizardry. When annoyed, he threatens to replace things with a very small shell script. [continued]

Big Data Session | Scaling Global Databases – Beyond Consistency and Availability
By Dave McCrory

Basho_DaveMcCrory_100.jpgCompanies today struggle to manage the types and volume of data their customers and employees generate and use every day. With billions of requests daily, operational consistency can be elusive. This session will explore how a distributed systems solution, such as NoSQL, can give organizations the consistency and availability necessary to succeed with on-demand data, offering high availability at massive scale. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dave is currently CTO at Basho Technologies. Most recently he served as SVP of engineering at Warner Music Group, where he led over 100 engineers building the company’s new Digital Services Platform, based on an open source enterprise platform as a service. His extensive experience in the cloud and virtualization industry included positions as a senior architect in Cloud Foundry while at VMware and as a cloud architect at Dell. Earlier in his career, he experienced successful exits for two companies he founded: Hyper9 (acquired by SolarWinds) and Surgient (acquired by Qwest Software). Dave currently holds nine patented technologies in virtualization, cloud and systems management as a co–inventor. He is well known for inventing the concept and coining the term "Data Gravity," which states that as data accumulates, there is a greater likelihood that additional services and applications will be attracted to this data and add to it. [continued]

Cloud Session | What, Why, and How of IaaS and PaaS
By Yung Chou

yung_chou_100.jpgThe essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. This session demonstrates the concepts and implementations two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). We will detail from business and technical viewpoints on what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transition into and take advantages of these emerging service models. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Yung Chou is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft. Within the company, he has had opportunities serving customers in the areas of support account management, technical support, technical sales, and evangelism. Prior to Microsoft, he had established capacities in system programming, application development, consulting services, and IT management. His technical focuses have been on virtualization and cloud computing with strong interests in hybrid cloud and emerging enterprise computing architecture. He has been a frequent speaker in Microsoft conferences, roadshow and TechNet events. [continued]

Cloud Session | The Era of Smart Data is Upon Us – How Hybrid Clouds Provide Scalable Storage for the Internet of Things
By Paul Turner

paul-turner-headshot_100.jpgPaul Turner, Cloudian technology evangelist and CMO, will discuss the revolutionary notion that the storage world is transitioning from mere big data to smart data. Analytics is the foundation of smart data and now, with the ability to run Hadoop directly on smart storage systems like Cloudian HyperStore, enterprises will gain huge business advantages in terms of scalability, efficiency and cost savings as they move closer to realizing the potential of the Internet of Things. Mr. Turner will argue that today’s hybrid cloud storage solutions, with commodity hardware and in-place analytics capabilities, will help quickly yield high value insights without the high price tag. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Paul Turner is technology evangelist and CMO at Cloudian, Inc. where he is responsible for product strategy, planning and development, branding, and leading the charge for widespread market and end-user adoption of hybrid cloud storage architectures. [continued]

Why Public Clouds Are A Step Backwards in Efficiency
By Jordan Jacobs

Jordan_Jacobs_100.jpgYears ago companies saw a major improvement in efficiency in the heyday of virtualization. As the world looked to the cloud to solve business challenges these savings were forgotten. Today we live in a post cloud world with pre-virtualization efficiencies. Jordan will discuss these common mistakes that as many as 90% of companies are making utilizing public clouds that are causing these problems and how to avoid them. [continued]

Speaker Bio: SingleHop’s VP of Products Jordan Jacobs has more than a decade of business strategy and product development experience in the cloud, hosting, and managed services market. Jordan combines deep technical knowledge with practical business aptitude derived from professional experiences spanning from cloud architecture and design, to datacenter engineering. [continued]

Stay Ahead of the Attackers with Proactive Cloud Security
By Justin Criswell & Stephen Coty

Justin_Criswell.jpgStephen_Coty_0_100.jpgOrganizations from small-business to the enterprise are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to deliver essential business services. According to cyber security experts, the frequency and severity of cyber attacks is on the rise, causing alarm to businesses and customers across a variety of industries. To defend against exploits like these, a comprehensive security defense strategy is key. In 2014, organizations such as J.P Morgan Chase, Kmart, and the U.S. Postal Service experienced data breaches through malware and other targeted attacks. How will your business adapt to this shift in technology while keeping its security posture? Join Alert Logic’s Chief Evangelist, Stephen Coty as he takes you into the evolving world of cybercrime and gives you an insider’s look into the tactics utilized by fast, well-funded and organized attackers. He will review real examples and case studies of recent breaches, and you will learn expert strategies for protecting your information in the cloud. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Justin Criswell is a Senior Sales Engineer at Alert Logic and has over 11 years’ experience in Enterprise IT solutions. Additionally, he is also a subject matter expert for complex deployments of network, system and application security. As a Solutions Engineer, Justin oversees Architecture Integration for customer deployments that focus on improving overall information security. His experience includes directing clients on the proper implementation of integrated security audits, assessments of internal controls, as well as providing the tools and services to keep client information compliant with PCI, HIPAA, SOX and other regulatory measures.

Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX. He formally ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to our partners and customers. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the Manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace He has worke d at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a Focus on Security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007. [continued]

DevOps Session | A Devops Approach to Security
By Justin Criswell & Ricardo Lupo

Justin_Criswell.jpgRicardo_Lupo.jpg_100.pngMore organizations are embracing DevOps to realize compelling business benefits such as more frequent feature releases, increased application stability, and more productive resource utilization. However, security and compliance monitoring tools have not kept up and often represent the single largest remaining hurdle to continuous delivery. Learn how to successfully integrate security controls in your DevOps program from experts at Solution Architects: Justin Criswell of Alert Logic and Ricardo Lupo of Chef. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Justin Criswell is a Senior Sales Engineer at Alert Logic and has over 11 years’ experience in Enterprise IT solutions. Additionally, he is also a subject matter expert for complex deployments of network, system and application security. As a Solutions Engineer, Justin oversees Architecture Integration for customer deployments that focus on improving overall information security. His experience includes directing clients on the proper implementation of integrated security audits, assessments of internal controls, as well as providing the tools and services to keep client information compliant with PCI, HIPAA, SOX and other regulatory measures.

Ricardo Lupo is a Solution Architect with Chef. Ricardo has spent almost 20 years in various sysadmin, engineering and architecture roles designing testing and implementing systems. He recently joined Chef and is excited to help delight customers by helping them automate at velocity. [continued]


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