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Opening Keynote | Are You Seeing DOTS? – Data Ownership and Transparent Surveillance


Speaker:

Peter Vanderminden

Principal Industry Analyst
Flatiron Strategies

Track: All Tracks


The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regulatory scrutiny and increasing consumer lack of trust in technology in general.

This keynote will explore the need for organizations to be explicit concerning data ownership and transparent about the surveillance these systems conduct in order to obtain customer’s willing participation in the use and adoption of these technologies.




 
40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation


Speaker:

Kevin Benedict

Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation
Cognizant

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


In the next forty months – just over three years – businesses will undergo extraordinary changes. The exponential growth of digitization and machine learning will see a step function change in how businesses create value, satisfy customers, and outperform their competition. In the next forty months companies will take the actions that will see them get to the next level of the game called Capitalism. Or they won’t – game over. The winners of today and tomorrow think differently, follow different strategies, deploy different technologies, make cybersecurity a top priority and are cognizant the clock is ticking.

To better understand the strategies and technologies required to be a digital transformation winner, Cognizant’s Center for the future of Work, in partnership with the renowned economist Nouriel Roubini, surveyed 2,000 executives, 500 managers, 150 MBA students and 50 futurists across 18 countries. This report, part of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work’s series on the WORK AHEAD, focuses on the most important trends and dynamics in the underlying technology that are at the heart of the digital transformation occurring all around us.




 
A DevOps State of Mind with Docker and Kubernetes


Speaker:

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist
Red Hat

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. In the eyes of many, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in Enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery. In this presentation, you'll learn about the:
  • The transformation of IT to a DevOps, Microservices, and Container based Architecture
  • What are containers and how DevOps practices can operate in a container based environment
  • A demonstration of how Docker and Kubernetes reduce software delivery cycle times, drive automation, and increase efficiency
  • How other organizations are using DevOps + Containers and how to replicate their success
Join Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, West at Red Hat, as he walks through how DevOps with Docker and Kubernetes can accelerate application delivery for the Business.




 
Amazon’s IoT Strategy: A Force to Be Reckoned with


Speaker:

Chris Kocher

Founder & Managing Director
Grey Heron

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the groundwork to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office.

Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic investments of its Venture group, strategic partnerships with 50+ major consumer package goods companies and the 50-70 million current Prime customers to become a dominant force in IoT.

Amazon does not just want to dominate the back-end cloud storage, compute and analysis capabilities for IoT data. This is not an incremental, small potatoes effort. It will use its usual low cost, market share grabbing approach to stake out a large chunk of the IoT market, especially in the Connected Home and office area. This will have major impacts on Google, Apple, ATT, Comcast and other major IoT players.





 
Architecting for the Cloud with Serverless Computing, Cloud Foundry and Docker on Bluemix


Speaker:

Raghavan Srinivas

Cloud Solutions Architect / Evangelist
Microsoft

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing.

We will discuss the Microservices architecture, 12-factor app, containers, etc., and how to architect applications for the cloud in general and Cloud Foundry in particular. We will look at serverless computing for increasing efficiencies.

Attend this demo-oriented session in which we will cover the basics of Cloud Foundry and walk through an application that was previously hosted outside the cloud and how to stand it up in a cloud with some minimal(mostly)configuration changes using Spring Cloud and other related projects.

After attending this session attendees will walk away with a better understanding of Cloud Foundry in general, and Serverless computing and Bluemix in particular, and how the ecosystem enables deploying applications to the cloud a lot easier. Attendees will also be able to understand how to enable logging, remote debugging, monitoring and so on by turning a few knobs in the platform.





 
As Our Partner You Don't Have to Be Smarter Than the Hacker: How Not to Get Robbed on the Internet


Speaker:

Ark Szczurowski

Founder and CEO
SSLGURU.COM

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


In the 21st century, security on the Internet has become the most important issue. We hear more and more about cyber-attacks on the websites of large corporations, banks and even small businesses. When online we are concerned not only for our own safety but also our privacy. We have to know that hackers usually start their preparation by investigating the private information of admins – the habits, interests, visited websites and so on. On the other hand, our own security is in danger because privacy online must go with safety. The different SSL certificates and vendors make us concerned about the level of security and reliability. We have to learn how to navigate between the various options.




 
Automating VMware Security Compliance in the Hybrid Cloud


Speaker:

Sesh Murthy

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Cloud Raxak

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


Successful transition from traditional IT to cloud computing requires three key ingredients: an IT architecture that allows companies to extend their internal best practices to the cloud, a cost point that allows economies of scale, and automated processes that manage risk exposure and maintain regulatory compliance with industry regulations (FFIEC, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FISMA). The unique combination of VMWare, the IBM Cloud, and Cloud Raxak, a 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Automation, provides a cost-effective way to leverage the cloud, manage risk and maintain continuous security compliance.

When combining the IBM® Cloud with Raxak Protect, enterprises using VMware can automate uniform security compliance across all their IT infrastructures from on-premise bare metal to the public cloud. The Raxak Protect™ agent-less cloud server protection platform delivers friction-less, full life-cycle security compliance for Windows and Linux workloads. This enables enterprises in regulated industries like financial services (banking, insurance, investments), retail and healthcare, to leverage the cloud for agility in application development, while maintaining compliance with their security policies. Cloud Raxak and IBM will cover how to:
  • Develop a risk and security compliance strategy across private and public clouds
  • Securely move VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud in hours versus weeks and months
  • Use automation to reduce security compliance costs by 40-60%
  • Proactively decrease cloud security risk by removing security vulnerabilities
  • Deliver audit-ready evidence of cloud security compliance (FFIEC, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FISMA)
  • Accelerate app development by integrating security compliance into DevOps for continuous full-life cycle protection




 
Be Smart or Lose: The Power of Embedded Intelligence to Enrich the IoT


Speaker:

Timothy Butler

Founder and CEO
Tego Inc.

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


In the next five to ten years, millions, if not billions of things will become smarter. This smartness goes beyond connected things in our homes like the fridge, thermostat and fancy lighting, and into heavily regulated industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical/medical devices and energy. “Smartness” will embed itself within individual products that are part of our daily lives. We will engage with smart products - learning from them, informing them, and communicating with them. Smart products will accumulate information and data wherever they go and will be able to recount this information on command when needed.

Products, components and assets will be able to relay information that tells a story. These storylines will focus on critical data important to all stakeholders. Information like how the product was manufactured, by whom, where and in what conditions. It will even be able to detect things such as counterfeit distribution and safety protocols. These stories will start a new level of communication with owners and stakeholders and will ultimately change what we buy, how we use, and our view of dumb products that aren’t connected to the world of IoT.

In this session Tego CEO and Founder Timothy Butler will discuss why in 2016 businesses are looking to make their products smart. He will expand on the industry shift that is helping service providers realize the benefits of creating and releasing smart assets within their product lines. New intelligence technology is providing end users with x-ray vision that will transform the way businesses visualize their products and services based on data at one’s fingertips. He will engage attendees with how to embrace the evolving industry standards by giving non-connected devices a voice and businesses an edge over the competition.

Session details include the following:
    Discuss how the IoT is changing the way companies are doing business.
  • Discuss how IoT (need for data) is influencing manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate specifically how a product is created smart and lives smart.
  • Demonstrate through use cases how smart products are transforming businesses.
  • Overview the smart platform, which enables more data and data points to flow back into other IoT platforms and the cloud.




 
Becoming a Chef in an Azure Restaurant


Speaker:

Yung Chou

Cloud Architect
BlueMetal

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


While DevOps promises a better and tighter integration among an organization’s development and operation teams and transforms an application life cycle into a continual deployment, Chef and Azure together provides a speedy, cost-effective and highly scalable vehicle for realizing the business values of this transformation. Whether your background is Chef or Azure, or perhaps neither, this session presents a unique opportunity to witness how Chef and Azure work together. We will review and demonstrate the essentials of deploying a functional and realistic DevOps environment by managing Azure cloud services with Chef.




 
Best Practices for Building Scalable Rich Video Experiences: Introduction to VPaaS


Speaker:

Zohar Babin

Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community
Kaltura

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn't mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself.

Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive.

In this session Zohar Babin will discuss how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your audience anywhere, in an enterprise grade secured environment, low-level video ingestion, processing, management, distribution, and playback. And experience microservices, the Big Data analytics to answer all your end-user consumption and behavior questions.




 
Beyond Configuration Management


Speaker:

Marco Ceppi

DevOps Engineer
Canonical

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


By now most people have either created their configuration management solution or are just embarking on this journey. This talk will discuss how to take configuration management to the next level with modelling and orchestration.

This talk will go over how and why people are moving from a machine-centric view to a service/application-oriented view of deployments, and how you can leverage the knowledge and tools used at the machine level to expand to the scale-out, service-oriented architecture.




 
Big Data in the Cloud


Speaker:

Kush Hathi

President and Founder
SoftNet Solutions

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


Enterprises have been using both Big Data and virtualization for years. Until recently, however, most enterprises have not combined the two. Big Data's demands for higher levels of performance, the ability to control quality-of-service (QoS), and the ability to adhere to SLAs have kept it on bare metal, apart from the modern data center cloud.

With recent technology innovations, we've seen the advantages of bare metal erode to such a degree that the enhanced flexibility and reduced costs that clouds offer tip the balance in favor of virtualization for Big Data deployments. And for organizations concerned about performance, virtualized environment can address that issue or in some cases even perform better than bare metal.

Attend this session for an in-depth discussion on the private, public, and hybrid cloud deployment solutions for Big Data.




 
Big Data MBA: How to Monetize Your Data | Part 1


Speaker:

William Schmarzo

CTO for the Big Data Practice
Dell EMC

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics.

This session will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization in a “as-a-service” cloud model, and discuss the role that the data lake plays in monetizing the organization’s growing wealth of data.




 
Big Data MBA: How to Monetize Your Data | Part 2


Speaker:

William Schmarzo

CTO for the Big Data Practice
Dell EMC

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics.

This session will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization in a “as-a-service” cloud model, and discuss the role that the data lake plays in monetizing the organization’s growing wealth of data.




 
Bridging Big Data and IoT


Speaker:

Tony Shan

Chief Architect
CTS

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


Big Data has been changing the world. IoT fuels the further transformation recently. How Big Data and IoT are related? This presentation explores the interplay of Big Data and IoT. We will anatomize Big Data and IoT separately, in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. We then analyze the relationship between IoT and Big Data, specifically the drilldown of how the 4Vs of Big Data (Volume, Variety, Velocity and Value) intersect with the 4Cs of IoT (Connectivity, Collection, Context and Cognition). We will dive deep to the matrix chart of the 1-to-1 mapping of individual aspects. Case studies and best practices will be discussed to further dissect the synergy in real-world business solutions.




 
Bridging Legacy Voice Applications with WebRTC and the Cloud


Speaker:

Dan Cunningham

CTO
ReadyTalk

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In this discussion, we’ll cover real world examples of how enterprises and vendors alike can modernize infrastructure without ditching existing investments.




 
Building a Complete IoT Solution That Will Last 10 Years


Speaker:

Alan Williamson

Principal
ParkerGale Capital

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years?

This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors. This session will take a deep dive on some of the decisions we made and why we went a given path, from utilizing custom boards to single-board-computers, from cellular networks to LoRa and Sigfox, and choosing the necessary software stack that can support this in the long run.




 
Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence


Speaker:

Alois Reitbauer

Chief Technical Strategist
Dynatrace

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language that only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital, the more stakeholders are interested in this data, including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no idea how to get a proper answer.

We have been working over the last year to build a conversational interface on top of Artificial Intelligence to help make performance data accessible by asking natural language questions and simple dialogs to expand the use of operational data beyond experts.




 
Business Cases and the Digital Innovation Trend


Speakers:

Ikuo Nakagawa

Co-Founder & Board Member
Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium

and
Shinichi “Shin” Shibata

Board Member, Executive Manager & Chief Cloud System Architect
Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


Digital innovation is a big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies. In that area, IoT and Big Data are key components, For example,
  • Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third party business value using IoT/BigData, like Nest
  • Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in Taxicab industry
  • Social model innovation is also a big challenge to propose a new social architecture with ground design of data driven ecosystem, as Google promotes in its self-driving car project


In this session, Ikuo Nakagawa, Principal at Intec, Inc., and Shin Shibata, Solution Architect at Landis+Gyr, will survey leading-edge business cases Landis+based on IoT / BigData technologies, and describe innovative viewpoints for digital innovations.

They will also introduce the Transparent Cloud (t-cloud) Computing Consortium and discuss the emerging service architecture for IoT and Big Data.




 
Business Disruptions with Intelligent Machines


Speaker:

Sudha Jamthe

CEO
IoTDisruptions.com

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


Intelligent machines are here. Robots, self-driving cars, drones, bots and many IoT devices are becoming smarter with Machine Learning. Come hear from Sudha Jamthe about the next wave of business disruption at the junction of IoT and AI, impacting many industries and set to change our lives, work and world as we know it.




 
Can Developers Benefit from Regulatory Compliance?


Speaker:

Maria C. Horton

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
EmeSec Incorporated

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


Effectively SMBs and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance requirements. The most recent are Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU’s GDPR have Board Level implications. Managing sensitive data protection will likely result in acquisition criteria, demonstration requests and new requirements. Developers, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by incorporating changes. Addressing the new liabilities of Sensitive Data Tracking for GDPR and CUI via code design can reap huge benefits for organizations and for developers that do just that whether in cloud, IoT or traditional environments.




 
Closing the Loop in IoT


Speaker:

Dave McCarthy

Director of Products
Bsquare Corporation

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


Early adopters of IoT viewed it mainly as a different term for machine-to-machine connectivity or M2M. This is understandable since a prerequisite for any IoT solution is the ability to collect and aggregate device data, which is most often presented in a dashboard. The problem is that viewing data in a dashboard requires a human to interpret the results and take manual action, which doesn’t scale to the needs of IoT. Instead, the best approach is to architect an automated solution that closes the loop between IoT data insights and business processes and workflows.




 
Collaborating in the Cloud: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Data Safe


Speaker:

Kurt Kuckein

Director of Product Management
DDN

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


As cloud adoption continues to transform business, today’s global enterprises are challenged with managing a growing amount of information living outside of the data center. The rapid adoption of IoT and increasingly mobile workforce are exacerbating the problem. Ensuring secure data sharing and efficient backup poses capacity and bandwidth considerations as well as policy and regulatory compliance issues. This session will explore how to address the massive scalability requirements of Big Data and the need to provide secure cloud collaboration, file sharing and content distribution across the entire enterprise.




 
Config as Code vs Immutable Continuous Delivery in the Cloud


Speaker:

Claude Remillard

Principal Program Manager
Microsoft

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


In this talk, Claude Remillard will contrast how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He will show the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He will also have live demos of building immutable pipelines in the cloud using both containers and VMs.




 
Connected Airports and Airline Baggage


Speakers:

Shyam Varan Nath

Principal Architect
GE

and
Sudip Majumder

Senior Director of Development
Oracle

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In this session we discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical deep dive into the solution delivered via the IoT Cloud platform. It will also address the regulatory change IATA Red 753 from the airline regulatory body around end-to-end custody of the baggage.




 
Connected Teams, Connected Code, and the Connected Device: The Challenges of IoT Software Delivery


Speaker:

Anders Wallgren

Chief Technology Officer
Electric Cloud

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of (at least) three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the back-end service, and the mobile application for the end user’s controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target – this makes the integration of these separate pipelines and the coordination of software updates for IoT more problematic. How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product or updating each of its components?

In this session we’ll deep dive to some off the challenges and share tips and best practices used by IoT developers to streamline and accelerate their product design, development, test and manufacturing.




 
Continuous Testing Framework for Microservices in Docker Containers | Part 1


Speaker:

Neil Gehani

Senior Product Manager
HPE

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


Application Transformation and DevOps practices are two sides of the same coin. Enterprises that want to capture value faster, need to deliver value faster -- Time value of money principle. To do that Enterprise need to build cloud-native apps as micro services by empowering teams to build, ship, and run in production. We will discuss what every business should plan for how to structure their teams to deliver.




 
Continuous Testing Framework for Microservices in Docker Containers | Part 2


Speaker:

Neil Gehani

Senior Product Manager
HPE

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


Application Transformation and DevOps practices are two sides of the same coin. Enterprises that want to capture value faster, need to deliver value faster -- Time value of money principle. To do that Enterprise need to build cloud-native apps as micro services by empowering teams to build, ship, and run in production. We will discuss what every business should plan for how to structure their teams to deliver.




 
Convergence: Empowering Enterprise Security with the Internet of Things


Speaker:

Richard Blech

CEO
Secure Channels

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can have devastating, if not catastrophic results. This presentation explores the promise and the pitfalls inherent to IoT and offers a novel way of incorporating an effective security paradigm in which IoT “watchmen” monitor and maintain order within the IoT.




 
Cross Protocol M2M IoT Communications


Speaker:

Chris Matthieu

Co-Founder & CTO
Octoblu

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. Chris Matthieu will walk you through how Octoblu solved this problem by building an open source, cross-protocol IoT M2M instant messaging platform utilized by thousands of users and companies to allow disparate devices to communicate seamlessly with each other and other platforms.




 
Data Analytics Is Changing the Game in Sports


Speaker:

John Paul

CEO and Founder
VenueNext

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. John Paul will present key data findings from leading sports organizations such as the San Francisco 49ers and the Orlando Magic. By utilizing data analytics these sports organizations have recognized new revenue streams, doubled their fan base and streamlined costs at their stadiums.




 
Data as a Service: Key Benefits and Challenges


Speaker:

Mahesh Singh

President
BIGDATA, INC.

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


In cloud transformation parlance, Data as a Service (DaaS) draws a parallel to Software as a Service (SaaS). Their close attribution stems from the fact that these cloud services together unleash tremendous benefits for the enterprise. While DaaS enables leveraging important insights on customer behavior and expectations regarding (new) products and services the marketplace needs, it garners further attention in helping to devise a successful business strategy; however, it does come with huge challenges. The ensuing presentation reflects on the key benefits and challenges as seen from a DaaS provider’s perspective.




 
Data Management for the Cloud Era


Speaker:

Randy De Meno

Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships
Commvault

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnership at Commvault, will discuss how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault software, the only singular data and information management solution for cloud data protection and beyond. As always, Randy's session will include a lot of live demonstrations.




 
Day 2 Keynote | Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions


Speakers:

Mercer Rowe

Vice President, Strategic Partners
IBM Cloud

and
Raejeanne Skillern

VP Data Center Group and GM of the CSP Platform Group
Intel Corporation

Track: All Tracks


In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience.

Join Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and GM, as they discuss how clients in this new era of innovation, can apply data, technology, plus human ingenuity to springboard to advance new business value and opportunities.




 
Day 3 Keynote | How Containers Will Usher in a New Era of Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Sheng Liang

CEO and Co-founder
Rancher Labs

Track: All Tracks


Join Sheng Liang, creator of CloudStack and founder of Rancher Labs, as he discusses the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker containers gain prominence. We’ll explore these challenges and how to address them, while considering how containers will influence the direction of cloud computing.




 
DevOps Agility in the Evolving Cloud Services Landscape


Speaker:

Kiran Chitturi

CTO Architect
Sungard AS

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


Whether they’re located in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, cloud technologies are constantly evolving. While the innovation is exciting, the end mission of delivering business value and rapidly producing incremental product features is paramount. In this presentation, we will discuss DevOps culture, its evolution of frameworks and technologies, and how it is achieving maturity. This presentation will also cover various styles and stacks in DevOps with examples and live demos - on AWS using tools/techniques for continuous integration, configuration management & delivery orchestration. Come prepared to have some fun and walk away with ideas to leverage and/or implement in your organization.




 
DevOps and Microservices – An In-Depth Look at Security Challenges


Speaker:

Amir Sharif

Co-Founder
Aporeto

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers.

Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software security issues. The session will talk about these issues, covering both the challenges and solutions that organizations are seeing today.




 
DevOps in an Open and Heterogeneous World


Speaker:

Flint Brenton

CEO
CollabNet

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organizations must focus on what is most relevant to deliver value, reduce IT complexity, create more repeatable agile-based processes and leverage increasingly secure and stable, cloud-based infrastructure platforms.

In this session, I will outline strategies for unifying a continuously changing, fragmented and disparate set of technologies and processes within common community architecture.




 
DevOps in the Application Economy


Speaker:

Anand Akela

Senior Director, DevOps Solutions
CA Technologies

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


Today every business relies on software to drive the innovation necessary for a competitive edge in the Application Economy. This is why collaboration between development and operations, or DevOps, has become IT’s number one priority. Whether you are in Dev or Ops, understanding how to implement a DevOps strategy can deliver faster development cycles, improved software quality, reduced deployment times and overall better experiences for your customers.

Join Anand Akela, Sr. Director, DevOps Solutions at CA Technologies in this session to learn how to:
  • Accelerate releases from dev through deployment
  • Utilize Continuous Delivery to drive speed and quality in development, testing, and release
  • Shift-left the monitoring in agile operations environment




 
DevOps within the Hybrid Cloud: Application Lifecycle Management on VMware Platform Within the IBM Cloud


Speakers:

Simon Kofkin-Hansen

Chief Technology Officer for Hybrid Cloud
IBM Cloud

and
Michael Elder

IBM Distinguished Engineer
IBM Cloud

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


Responding to digital disruption requires delivering software at cloud-speed. You're likely already feeling the pressure of a hyper-competitive marketplace, and you want to win. Your goal is to deliver apps to that make your users happy and excited about your brand and products, but how do you do that?

Delivering quickly means leaving automation across applications and infrastructure as a wholistic approach to development, test, and operations. At IBM, we've made it easy to extend your existing VMware platform onto IBM Cloud - from provisioning new VMware clusters with vRealize Automation management all the way through deploying and operating your applications using IBM UrbanCode Deploy, the market leading DevOps release automation provider. We'll show you how to optimize existing app delivery processes without significantly re-architecting what you're running today. This talk and demonstration will show how infrastructure and application automation come together on the IBM Cloud platform to provide high degrees of automation to your infrastructure and application lifecycle management.

We will demonstrate how the creation of infrastructure automation can be done seamlessly onto the Cloud Foundation platform with direct UrbanCode integration into vRealize.

Come take a look and ask your questions, and hopefully come away with a game plan to improve your delivery process today.




 
Docker Meets Kubernetes


Speaker:

Sebastian Scheele

Co-founder
Loodse

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. This talk discusses the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In an real world example based on Kubernetes, I will show how to migrate an existing application to Docker and Kubernetes, and what the benefits are.




 
Embedded Microsoft


Speaker:

Yoseph Reuveni

Director of Software Engineering
Jet.com

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


Session is about Jet.com's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will discuss lessons learned, challenges faced, Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud.




 
Evolving DevOps Tools to Capture Application Relationships, Dependencies and States


Speaker:

Robert Doyle

Chief Technology Architect
eCube Systems

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


This session examines the issues and need for an agile infrastructure and shows the advantages of capturing developer knowledge in an exportable file for migration into production. It introduces the use of NXTmonitor, a next-generation DevOps tool that captures application environments, dependencies and start/stop procedures in a portable configuration file with an easy-to-use GUI. In addition to capturing configuration information between Development, Test and Production, the case study shows how NXTmonitor can create dependencies, automate health scripts and scalable performance groups to handle peak production loads.




 
Extending Intelligence to the Edge of IoT


Speaker:

Dave McCarthy

Director of Products
Bsquare Corporation

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. Thankfully, strategies exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of the cloud. This enables companies to realize their business objectives by creating an architecture that is distributed, fast and cost-effective.




 
FedRAMP Accelerated and the New High Standards


Speaker:

Nick Son

VP of Cyber Risk & Public Sector
Coalfire

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


During this session, you will learn the latest information on the FedRAMP Program. Topics will cover:

  • FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report (RAR). This new process is designed to streamline and accelerate the FedRAMP process from the traditional timeline by initially focusing on technical capability instead of documentation preparedness.
  • FedRAMP for High-impact level systems. Early in 2016 FedRAMP officially published requirements for CSPs that want to pursue FedRAMP High authorization.
  • Department of Defense Security Requirements Guide (DOD SRG) Impact Level 6. CSPs can leverage their work in pursuing a FedRAMP-Moderate authorization, and with a little more effort attain certification for DoD authorization.




 
From Car to Hub: Driving IoT Innovation with the Connected Vehicle


Speaker:

Sanjay Khatri

Head of Platform Product Marketing
Cisco Jasper

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. Macario Namie will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static product into a dynamic hub, drawing from experience at Cisco Jasper working with the world’s top 23 automakers. He will discuss how enterprises can leverage IoT to cultivate meaningful customer relationships and lucrative business opportunities.




 
From IoT Service to IoT Profit


Speaker:

Michael Beamer

President
goTransverse

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehend. Attendees will learn how to build a dynamic monetization strategy that effortlessly turns their IoT service into a money maker.




 
General Session | Actionable DevOps


Speaker:

Thomas Hooker

Vice President of Marketing
CollabNet

Track: All Tracks






 
General Session | Big Things That Seem Small... Bert Loomis and AI in the Cloud


Speakers:

Harold Hannon

Sr. Software Architect
SoftLayer

and
Michael O'Neill

Strategic Business Development
NVIDIA

Track: All Tracks


Bert Loomis was a visionary. This talk will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. We will discuss the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "everyday," on-demand. We will review two "free infrastructure" programs available to startups and innovators.




 
General Session | Data Management for the Cloud Era


Speaker:

Randy De Meno

Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships
Commvault

Track: All Tracks


As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise.

In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnership at Commvault, will discuss how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault software, the only singular data and information management solution for cloud data protection and beyond. As always, Randy's session will include a lot of live demonstrations.




 
General Session | Leveraging Cloud Skills Demand and Salary Indicators Data to Advance Earning Potential


Speaker:

Manish Dixit

VP of Product and Engineering
Dice

Track: All Tracks


Learn how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential.




 
General Session | Mapping the IoT Journey


Speaker:

Dave McCarthy

Director of Products
Bsquare Corporation

Track: All Tracks


Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. This session will step through an integrated approach to the IoT journey, highlighting common pitfalls and successful strategies using real-world examples from the field.




 
General Session | Opposing Forces: How to Innovate on a New Product Platform Without Abandoning Your Legacy


Speaker:

Michael Chambliss

Head of Engineering
ReadyTalk

Track: All Tracks


Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What’s more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business’ foundation.

Hear why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and more than a decade of web conferencing product development to start a project that reflects shifts in customer needs, cloud, dev tools, web standards, enterprise mobility and video. We’ll cover upsides, downsides and learnings in terms of investment, resource allocation, talent retention and technical considerations.




 
General Session | Personalization in the Age of IoT


Speaker:

Kevin Lindsay

Director of Product Marketing
Adobe

Track: All Tracks


More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables—activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be.

We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smart's sake," and many brands remain in that corner. But many brands are also gradually opting for more strategic approaches. They're taking a breath and stepping back to examine both existing and potential IoT experiences, asking themselves whether their products lend real value. Once we reach this goal, the implications for personalization are staggering. Consumers will expect devices they use and items they wear to be connected and add value to their lives. We'll expect scales to weigh us, assess our body fat, and sync with our mobile device for personalized recommendations. Connected devices will be just another touchpoint in our increasingly digital lives. As a result, we'll have the data, personalized touchpoints, and context to achieve great success with spot-on relevance that continues to evolve.

In this talk, we will look at the building blocks of IoT personalization (from leveraging data insights, to deliver consistency across channels), the current pain points and provide some example use cases of what personalization in the age of IoT will look like.




 
General Session | Release Management Across the Enterprise


Speaker:

Phil Hombledal

Solution Architect
CollabNet

Track: All Tracks


Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. Attend this informative general session to learn how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that enables everyone from Planning-to-Ops to make informed decisions based on business priority and leverage automation to accelerate identifying issues and fast fix to drive continuous feedback and KPI insight.




 
General Session | Trends, Challenges, and Solutions to Protect the Cloud


Speaker:

Jaeson Yoo

Senior Vice President of Business Development
Penta Security Systems

Track: All Tracks






 
Giving Big Data and IoT a Place to Call Home: Spatial Technology Connects the Dots


Speaker:

William Meehan

Director of Utility Solutions
Esri

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


To quote the Chairman of Jive Software Tony Zingale: “We know more about what our high school girlfriends had for dinner than what goes on in our organizations.” It’s a sad, but truthful reality. Businesses have more than enough data to work with today thanks to the emergence of Big Data. More than a buzzword, Big Data cannot be ignored. According to industry research, we’ve created more data in the past two years than in the previous centuries combined, and the pace of data creation shows no signs of slowing down. IDC Research noted that by the year 2020, 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet.

The big question about Big Data and its associated applications - IoT, predictive analytics, authoritative data, social feeds and the like – is how do we harness that information for business use? And how do we do it quickly, effectively? Enter spatial technology. Often referred to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. This presentation will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and articulate how it can connect the dots to bridge the gap between Big Data and IoT so that organizations may finally use information as effectively as they use it in their personal lives.




 
Guaranteeing Performance for Your Virtualized Apps and Private Cloud


Speaker:

Dhiraj Sehgal

Product and Marketing
Tintri

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time.

In this session, we’ll share success stories from a few folks who have already started using VM-aware storage. By managing storage operations at the VM-level, they’ve been able to solve their most vexing storage problems, and create infrastructures that scale to meet the needs of their applications. Best of all, they’ve got predictable, manageable storage performance—at a level conventional storage can’t match.




 
Hadoop in the Cloud


Speaker:

David Tishgart

Director of Product Marketing
Cloudera

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run big data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data.

In this session, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera, will cover the ins and outs of Hadoop, and how it can help cloud-based businesses.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to speed ETL pipelines and data transformations
  • How to run low-latency ad-hoc analytics across regions against object store data
  • How to perform high-value analytical workloads that enhance customer insights, improve product and services efficiency, and reduce risk
  • What's new and what's next for Hadoop in the cloud




 
How Customers Are Operationalizing Their DevOps Tool Chain from Planning-to-Ops


Speaker:

Eric Robertson

General Manager
CollabNet

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. Attend this informative session to learn how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that enables everyone from Planning-to-Ops to make informed decisions based on business priority and leverage automation to accelerate identifying issues and fast fix to drive continuous feedback and KPI insight.




 
How Disruptive IoT Will Be for the Enterprise


Speaker:

Chris Witeck

Principal Technology Strategist
Citrix

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful if they can do something with it. This session will discuss how different the impact of IoT will be for large businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their legacy applications and systems more useful by leveraging an increasingly disparate ecosystem of technologies, users and devices to create actionable business intelligence.




 
How SD WAN Will Help Enterprise IoT Networking


Speaker:

Michael Wood

Vice President
VeloCloud Networks

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


Although it has gained significant traction in the consumer space, IoT is still in the early stages of adoption in enterprises environments. However, many companies are working on initiatives like Industry 4.0 that includes IoT as one of the key disruptive technologies expected to reshape businesses of tomorrow. The key challenges will be availability, robustness and reliability of networks that connect devices in a business environment. Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is expected to play a key role in overcoming these challenges. We will discuss how SD-WAN can offer a simple, agile, cost effective approach for enterprise IoT networks.




 
How the Move to Software-Defined Infrastructure and Networks, the New IP, Is Changing the Economy


Speaker:

Robert B. Cohen

Economist and Senior Fellow
Economic Strategy Institute

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


This talk provides economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. It will include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.





 
How to Become a 'Digital Predator' not 'Digital Prey'


Speaker:

Thomas DeMeo

Vice President of Product Management
Alfresco

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.

Key Points:

  1. Firms must accelerate digital transformation efforts or become digital prey.
  2. IT leaders need to overhaul their firms’ legacy business applications to meet ambitious digital goals.
  3. Content and process silos impede contextual awareness in core business processes.
  4. Platforms that merge content and process to provide context can help firms become digital predators.




 
How to Build a Distributed Serverless Polyglot Microservices IoT Platform Using Docker and OpenWhisk


Speaker:

Animesh Singh

Lead Cloud Architect
IBM

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


When people aren’t talking about VMs and containers, they’re talking about serverless architecture. Serverless is about no maintenance. It means you are not worried about low-level infrastructural and operational details. Event driven serverless platform is a great use case for IoT.

In this talk we will detail how to build a distributed serverless, polyglot, microservices framework using open source technologies like:

  1. Consul: Tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.
  2. Kafka: A high-throughput distributed messaging system.
  3. StatsD/ELK/Graphite: For statistics, monitoring and logging
  4. OpenWhisk: Open source distributed compute service to execute application logic in response to events
  5. Docker: To run event driven actions
  6. Ansible and BOSH: to deploy the serverless platform




 
How to Extend Your Circle of Trust into the Hybrid Cloud


Speakers:

Simon Kofkin-Hansen

Chief Technology Officer for Hybrid Cloud
IBM Cloud

and
Daniel De Araujo

Cloud Architect
IBM Cloud

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


This talk and demonstration will show how to build a secure and compliant hybrid cloud with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions and HyTrust to achieve regulatory compliance and ensure data sovereignty.




 
How to Reduce IoT Solution Infrastructure Development Costs


Speaker:

Kausik Sridhar

Founder and CTO
Pulzze Systems

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


In this session, we will focus on key challenges in building Internet of Things solution infrastructure. We will shed light on efficient ways of defining interactions within IoT solutions, leading to cost and time reduction. We will also introduce ways to handle data and how one can develop IoT solutions that are lean, flexible and configurable, thus making IoT infrastructure agile and scalable.




 
How to Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy from Cloudy to Clear


Speaker:

Vandana Viswanathan

Associate Director
Cognizant

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.

Vandana Viswanathan shares an introduction to the five components of a sound cloud application validation strategy: cloud provider qualification process, validation strategy development, end-to-end risk-based testing approach development and implementation, governance through change management, and preparation for an organization audit/inspection. As a result, you can create an effective QA plan to verify the implementation of a cloud-hosted solution. Vandana provides tips for developing a tactical approach to ensure your organization is audit/inspection ready and meets the criteria for business, security, and data privacy requirements for both regulated and non-regulated business critical applications.





 
Identity Management in IoT


Speaker:

David Miller

Chief Security Officer
Covisint

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle, itself? As we move towards the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems, create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, systems and to manage the lifecycle of people, systems and devices, transportation and fleet services are at risk of having connected, yet disparate systems.

Fortunately, there are cloud identity solutions available to help securely manage and improve transportation and fleet services. In this session, David will discuss five core ways to secure, control, connect, manage, and analyze data, and build applications to integrate the interactions between people, data, systems and things.




 
Integration in the Cloud: Leveraging the Power of Platform as a Service


Speaker:

Michael Meiner

Director of Engineering
Oracle

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure. Plus, with the proliferation of IoT, there is an explosion in the number of devices requiring interconnection - both in terms of asset monitoring and spatial analytics.

This session presents the latest cloud integration solutions along with what's ahead for 2017. We'll discuss how to become a connected, digital enterprise and simplify and accelerate integration of your cloud and on-premises applications, as well as your heterogeneous data sources and intelligent IoT devices. With comprehensive cloud-based integration you can maximize the value of data and create innovative services faster than your competitors, with greater agility and reduced risk.

This session will conclude with an Integration Cloud demo using Oracle Cloud.




 
IoT - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


Speaker:

Peter Vanderminden

Principal Industry Analyst
Flatiron Strategies

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


Technology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned. This session will focus on how IoT deployments can go bad, and in some cases downright ugly, when firms focus on the wrong things and fail to be transparent with their customers concerning data ownership and usage surveillance.




 
IoT Cloud Service Centric Embedded Security on the Rise


Speaker:

Dennis Ward

IoT analyst, strategist
DWE

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island, it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security has to be weaved into processes without affecting operational reliability, uptime, efficiency and safety requirements. This issue is compounded by the magnitude of smart and connected devices that are projected to be disseminated throughout the network in all verticals.

Gartner estimates that by 2020 there will be 20.8 billion IoT devices in use worldwide. If this is the case, then the threat surface for hackers will be massive. Since these devices will all have a cyber-connection, one attack can virtually affect many devices globally in various verticals simultaneously. Since most of these devices will be deployed via service providers (Telco, ISP, IoTSPs, etc.) it is increasingly important for them to prepare a global IoT embedded security strategy.

Here in lies the crucial theme of our research. DWE sees an important need in the industry to understand the opportunities/liabilities at stake for addressing IoT embedded device security. We will discuss the economics at stake. In addition, explore various topologies and encryption methods in play to address this issue. Finally we will review the consortia and standards initiatives evolving to tackle aspects of this concern.




 
IoTification


Speaker:

Tony Shan

Chief Architect
CTS

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. Though, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? This presentation introduces a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. We will drill down to the components in this framework: Anatomy, Ramp-up, Use case, Business case, Architecture, Technology selection, Implementation, and Platform (ARUBA TIP). The interdisciplinary techniques and anti-patterns of this method will be discussed, along with best practices and lessons learned, to help organizations transform to and enable IoT effectively.

He will also walk through a real-world use case to build CarInsights - an open source Predictive Analytics as a Service (PAaaS) solution for connected cars, where potential vehicle breakdown problems are projected and alerted via proactive diagnosis and analysis.




 
It’s Complicated – Choosing the Right AWS Services


Speaker:

Michael Moran

Senior Architect
BMC Software

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service. Michael Moran, a Senior Architect at BMC, will share those lessons learned and how to balance cost control with the many choices of service, storage, and compute paradigms.




 
Journey to Hybrid Cloud: Automated and Validated VMware Deployments on IBM Cloud


Speakers:

Simon Kofkin-Hansen

Chief Technology Officer for Hybrid Cloud
IBM Cloud

and
Daniel De Araujo

Cloud Architect
IBM Cloud

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


This talk and demonstration will show how you can dramatically speed up and improve the quality of cloud platform delivery by automatically deploying pre-configured, certified Software Defined Data Center environments on a global public cloud. This session will demonstrate the benefits of this new capability and highlight best practices for customers looking to improve agility and accelerate the return from their cloud investments.

Companies with large scale on-premise VMware deployments can now quickly extend into the public cloud to establish a secure VMware-based hybrid cloud environment. VMware and IBM have partnered to provide a complete, rapid to deploy, and full functioning VMware Cloud Foundation environment on the public cloud that is dedicated to and managed by the customer. The entire environment can be established in hours, as opposed to the multi-month hardware acquisition through software deployment required for on premise data centers.

This session will demonstrate how you can seamlessly augment your on-premise environment with automated deployment of VMware Cloud Foundation on public cloud infrastructure to create a hybrid cloud where customers continue to use their existing assets, skills, tooling and polices while taking advantage of the flexible, rapid scale up and down with consumption-based cloud pricing.

We'll walk through the features of IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions to show the order, setup options and steps, day 2 operations, and detailed connectivity options to rapidly blend your on premise VMware environment with your own SDDC on a global public cloud platform.




 
Keeping Your Head in the Clouds Is a Good Idea


Speaker:

John Brandes

Vice President of Sales
SQLstream

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day - more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner.

For many that's a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money - IF it's ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-time analytics there's no real-time insight, and without instant insight a company's actions are doomed to forever lag behind its changing business conditions.

That being said, keeping the smarts on the ground can quickly get expensive and too slow: enterprise data warehouses, Hadoop clusters, and relational databases need to store the data before it's analyzed, facing growing hardware and latency-related costs with each incremental change in volume.

Damian Black will investigate how moving the smarts to the cloud through hybrid, distributed streaming analytics can affect the overall performance of IoT implementations, while answering the following:

  • What's the latest definition of streaming analytics, and what are its applications in a cloud setting?
  • How can hybrid architectures balance safety of mission-critical data and real-time value?
  • What are the main areas most likely to experience rapid growth?
  • What are some underexplored concerns regarding cloud implementations?




 
Learning IoT in Emerging Markets


Speaker:

Carmen Feliciano

Principal
AMDG

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


What are the successful IoT innovations from emerging markets? What are the unique challenges and opportunities from these markets? How did the constraints in connectivity among others lead to groundbreaking insights? We will answer all these questions and share how you can apply IoT best practices and frameworks from the emerging markets to your own business.




 
Leveraging WebRTC for the Internet of Things


Speaker:

Luis Montes

Founder and CEO
Iced Development

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels.

With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.

Let’s get into some detail about how we can build web apps like this today.




 
Listen to Your Machines: DevOps Analytics for Better Feedback Loops


Speaker:

Andi Mann

Chief Technology Advocate
Splunk

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


DevOps theory promotes a culture of continuous improvement built on collaboration, empowerment, systems thinking, and feedback loops. But how do you collaborate effectively across the traditional silos? How can you make decisions without system-wide visibility? How can you see the whole system when it is spread across teams and locations? How do you close feedback loops across teams and activities delivering complex multi-tier, cloud, container, serverless, and/or API-based services?

With real-world examples and technology highlights, this session will explore how leading organizations use data-driven DevOps feedback loops to drive continuous improvement. You will learn:
  • What are the ‘known good practices’ for collecting, correlating, and analyzing DevOps data?
  • How do different orgs and teams benefit from using DevOps data in multiple feedback loops?
  • What DevOps relevant data and metrics are most important to different DevOps teams?
  • How does advanced analytics enable data-driven DevOps decisions and enhance differentiation?
  • How can data-oriented service delivery visualization help leaders see value in opaque DevOps processes?
  • How does machine-learning & predictive analytics revolutionize a DevOps-driven service delivery culture?
… all aimed at helping you establish a data-driven culture of sharing, collaboration, empowerment, and continuous improvement.




 
Live Migration Across Hybrid Clouds


Speaker:

Naveen Nimmu

CEO
Clouber,Inc

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Microservices is growing trend for enterprise applications for the right reasons. But the majority of legacy applications need not be and will never be re-architected. Can those legacy, stateful applications take advantage of containerization technology ? If they do, what advantages are they going to get?

This topic is explored in detail in this session and will specifically make the case that containerizing all the applications including the legacy stateful applications makes them ready for an optimized hybrid cloud infrastructure. Live migration tools can be used for the optimal placement of the workloads across hybrid clouds.




 
Lunch Power Panel | Big Data-Driven DevOps: Acting on Feedback Loops from a Digital Business


Speakers:

Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

and
Dave Bilbrough

Product Evangelist
Adobe

and
Ivan Wallis

Senior Systems Engineer
Venafi

and
Paul Peissner

Customer Success Specialist
CollabNet

Track: All Tracks


DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this gathering of DevOps experts, we will explore this emerging use of big data generated by the digital business to complete the DevOps feedback loop, and inform operational and application decisions.




 
Lunch Power Panel | The Hybrid Era: Where Is All the Private Cloud?


Speakers:

Randy De Meno

Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships
Commvault

and
Adam Rogers

Managing Director
ANEXIA

and
Yi Zheng

CPO and VP of Engineering
CDS Global Cloud

Track: All Tracks


Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers? This panel will address these serious questions and examine the state of public and private cloud in the enterprise.




 
Machine Learning – It’s All About the Data


Speaker:

Ed Featherston

VP, Principal Architect
Cloud Technology Partners

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. This session will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.




 
Making Our Internet Great Again


Speaker:

Elad Rave

CEO and Co-founder
Teridion

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem.

We’ve seen band aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It does not address real-time apps, video, conferencing and collaboration, which is the Internet. Let's find out why.




 
Managing Large Scale Industrial IoT Deployment Complexity Successfully


Speaker:

Jeff Smith

Founder and Managing Partner
eviot

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


In this presentation you will learn some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success from someone who has spent the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents. Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration.




 
Moving Fast with Microservices: Building and Deploying Containerized Applications in a Cloud-Native World


Speaker:

Micha Hernandez van Leuffen

Founder and CEO
Wercker

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components.

This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and microservices.

While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your containers from your laptop to the cloud.

How do we build software for containers? How do we ship containers? How do we do all of it without shooting ourselves in the foot?

In this talk, we'll explore how current delivery systems are falling behind, and how we need to change the mental model, create new best practices and treat containers as a first-class citizen. We'll be showcasing how we think about continuous delivery at Wercker in combination with Kubernetes, in this new Cloud Native paradigm.




 
New Solutions in Transportation Span All 5 Cs in the IoT Maturity Model


Speaker:

Joseph di Paolantonio

Independent Thinker
DataArchon

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


Transportation Solution Spaces Fit into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems

In past @ThingsExpo presentations, I have explored how various Internet of Things( IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, we will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor analytics from these different areas will impact government, industry, retail and other processes, as well as life-style choices.

These changes to transportation are happening now, but at varying maturity levels as we advance along a model of Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, Contextualize and Cognition. Attendees will come away with specific ideas on identifying value from transportation IoT data and sensor analytics in their own industry.




 
Next Generation Development Platforms for Next Generation Developers


Speaker:

Craig Sproule

CEO
Metavine

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate! Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. Craig Sproule, CEO and technical visionary of Metavine's Genesis, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development process, accelerate application delivery times, and ensure that developers will become heroes (not bottlenecks) in the IoT revolution.




 
nxFAST Platform – Enabling New Opportunities in IoT


Speaker:

Clark Smith

Senior Product Manager
Numerex

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a new model to address this challenge – IoT As A Service.




 
Optimizing the Ops in DevOps


Speaker:

Gordon Haff

Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager
Red Hat

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


As DevOps practices have been put into wide use, it’s become evident that developers and operations aren’t merging to become one discipline. Nor is operations simply going away. Rather, DevOps is leading software development and operations — together with other practices such as security — to collaborate and coexist with less overhead and conflict than in the past.

In this session, Red Hat Technology Evangelist Gordon Haff will discuss what modern operational practices look like in a world in which applications are more loosely coupled, are developed using DevOps approaches, and are deployed on software-defined, and often containerized, infrastructures — and where operations itself is increasingly another “as a service” capability from the perspective of developers.

How does the operations tool chest change? How does the required skill set differ? How are the interactions between operations and other IT and business organizations different from in the past? How can operations provide the confidence to the entire organization that this new pipeline is still delivering non-functional requirements such as regulatory compliance and a secure and certified operating environment? How does operations safely consume vendor and upstream dependencies while meeting developer desires for the latest and greatest?

Operations is more important than ever for a business to derive value from its IT organization. But the roles and the goals of operations are significantly different than they were historically.




 
Organizational Agility for Digital Transformation (Cultural Change, Change Management)


Speaker:

Bob Newhouse

CEO and Founder
Agilitiv

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. This presentation draws together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established companies, providing a road map for engaging our organizations in creation and support of digital value chains.




 
Passwords Are Dead. Long Live Multi-Factor Authentication


Speaker:

Chris Webber

Security Strategist
Centrify

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


President Obama recently announced the launch of a new national awareness campaign to "encourage more Americans to move beyond passwords — adding an extra layer of security like a fingerprint or codes sent to your cellphone." The shift from single passwords to multi-factor authentication couldn’t be timelier or more strategic. This session will focus on why passwords alone are no longer effective, and why the time to act is now. Chris Webber, security strategist at Centrify, will discuss how we can move away from passwords towards better, more secure methods of identity verification.




 
Power Panel | How Software Is Eating the World of IoT


Speakers:

Alan Williamson

Principal
ParkerGale Capital

and
Peter Vanderminden

Principal Industry Analyst
Flatiron Strategies

and
Dave McCarthy

Director of Products
Bsquare Corporation

Track: All Tracks


The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology - and there are an amazing number of choices - is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. This panel will look at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analytics that bring its full value to the enterprise. The era of Big Data and "Little Big Data" has arrived, and will soon be eating an enterprise near you!




 
Properly Secured Mobile and Cloud Technology


Speaker:

Michael Montecillo

Director of Security Intelligence
IBM Security Services

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


Human interaction has long been altered by the introduction of new technology. In the world of today those alterations have been rapidly accelerated by technology that incubates the creation of new and innovative applications that interconnect people. Specifically, properly secured cloud technology that can leverage mobile devices has allowed for inventors and innovators alike to permeate their ideas into everyday human technology at a faster rate than can be seen anywhere in history. This talk will cover the implications of that rate of innovation as well as why “properly secured” technology plays a primary role in the success of mobile and cloud technology.




 
Redis Functions and Data Structures for Everyday Use Cases


Speaker:

Dave Nielsen

Developer Relations
Redis Labs

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


Redis is not only the fastest database, but it is the most popular among the new wave of databases running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations at Redis Labs, will share the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity.




 
Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud


Speaker:

David Jenkins

Executive Architect
IBM

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task. CSPs need a foundation that provides a uniform, non-repetitive view across all the requirements. Come hear about an approach that can greatly simplify the process of demonstrating and maintaining compliance across numerous sets of regulatory requirements.




 
Ridesharing and Multimodal Transportation in Connected Environments


Speaker:

Timothy Evavold

Executive Director Automotive
Covisint

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In this session, Covisint’s Timothy Evavold, Executive Director of Automotive will discuss key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the age of connected vehicles. He will discuss the following:

  • Degree of usage of the vehicle
  • Interoperability and connectivity
  • Leveraging individual identities for each person that interacts with the vehicle
  • Usage/Needs for various components on the vehicle
  • Contextual interaction




 
Safe Harbor - New Requirements in Data Storage


Speaker:

Adam Rogers

Managing Director
ANEXIA

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Governments around the world are adopting Safe Harbor privacy provisions to protect customer data from leaving sovereign territories. Increasingly, global companies are required to create new instances of their server clusters in multiple countries to keep abreast of these new Safe Harbor laws. Is it worth it? How to keep your data legal and still stay in business.




 
Scaling Up, Up and Away with Low-Code Application Platforms


Speaker:

Mark Allen

General Manager
Progress Software

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs. And you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any devices at any time.

This session gives you a deep understanding of low-code application platforms that address all your above concerns.




 
Secure Media Access on the Cloud Using Shared Access Signatures


Speaker:

Santosh Ahuja

Director of Architecture
Impiger Technologies

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content and making them available over a wide variety of devices across the internet. The session introduces various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner.




 
Securing Your Containers


Speaker:

Ivan Wallis

Senior Systems Engineer
Venafi

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


Digitization is driving a fundamental change in society that is transforming the way businesses work with their customers, their supply chains and their people. Digital transformation leverages DevOps best practices, such as Agile Parallel Development, Continuous Delivery and Agile Operations to capitalize on opportunities and create competitive differentiation in the application economy.

However, information security has been notably absent from the DevOps movement. Speed doesn’t have to negatively impact security. Container-to-container communication should not be in clear text, yet it is. So why is it so hard to implement good security practices like encryption for DevOps? The primary reason, provisioning of keys and certificates in a DevOps environment takes too long and results in bottlenecks—so people don’t use encryption unless they have to.

In this session we will discuss security strategies that can be implemented for CAPS (Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Salt) and Docker and how you can implement encryption easily without causing bottlenecks.




 
Sensor Seeking True Connection


Speaker:

Ryan Boyd

Engineer and Head of Developer Relations
Neo4j

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


I'm a lonely sensor. I spend all day telling the world how I'm feeling, but none of the other sensors seem to care.

I want to be connected. I want to build relationships with other sensors to be more useful for my human. I want my human to understand that when my friends next door are too hot for a while, I'll soon be flaming. And when all my friends go outside without me, I may be left behind.

Don't just log my data; use the relationship graph. Understand my dependencies and figure out the root cause of my failures.




 
Speed Your Digital Transformation: How to Build the Enterprise Digital Technology Platform


Speaker:

Mark Casey

President & CEO
CFN Services

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms - are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cloud, and create a digital technology platform. Learn how disruptive enterprises are enabling highly distributed, software-defined architectures that fuel innovation and growth.




 
Staying Secure and Organized in the Cloud


Speaker:

Simon Bain

CEO
SearchYourCloud

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


As companies adopt the cloud-to-streamline workflow, deployment hasn’t been very seamless because of IT concerns surrounding security risks. The cloud offers many benefits, but protecting and securing information can be tricky across multiple cloud providers and remains IT’s overall responsibility.

Simon Bain will address security compliance issues associated with cloud applications and how document-level encryption is critical for supplementing existing enterprise security solutions. He will draw from case studies, outline best practices for businesses and demo how data can be transported and stored to and from the cloud already encrypted and securely accessed no matter where it’s stored.




 
The Agile Accelerator: Where Designers, Product Managers and Engineers Collaborate in the Cloud


Speaker:

Charles Kendrick

CTO & Chief Architect
Isomorphic Software

Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers


Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations.

In this session, we present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and development users can collaborate - each using tools appropriate to their expertise - to build mockups and enhance them all the way through functional prototypes, to final deployed applications. This approach helps you improve usability, exceed end-user expectations, and still hit project milestones.




 
The Factory of the Future, Today: Case Study and Lessons Learned from Deploying IoT


Speaker:

RJ Mahadev

Global Manufacturing Services Lead
Cisco

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations and drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increase per-unit margins.

However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner, points out, “IoT project implementers often underestimate the complexity of IoT integration and overestimate the built-in integration capabilities of their IoT platforms.” This session will highlight how companies are partnering with vendors to hone in on the primary use cases, design the architecture and build their factories of the future.




 
The Jevons Paradox: How Democratization of IT Increases Demand for Cloud


Speaker:

Mark Thiele

Chief Strategy Officer
Apcera

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal.

In this presentation, Mark Thiele will compare the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examining how the internet and the cloud has allowed for the democratization of IT, resulting in an increased demand for the cloud and the drive to develop new ways to utilize it.




 
The Journey to IT Self-Service and Cloud Cost Visibility


Speaker:

Mark Jamensky

Executive Vice President of Products
Embotics

Track: Internet of Things & Cloud


Leading cloud-centric IT organizations are establishing core capabilities to improve productivity, control costs and provide a highly responsive end-user experience. Key steps along this journey include creating an end-user cloud services catalog, automating workflows and provisioning, and implementing IT showback and chargeback. In this session, Embotics Executive Vice President of Products Mark Jamensky will walk attendees through an in-depth case study of enterprise IT management products provider Serena Software and its journey to enhancing ITaaS and IT cost visibility capabilities. The session will share best practices, lessons learned and key technologies used along the way.




 
The Key to Your Connected Smart Home


Speaker:

Brian Bedrosian

Senior Director of Consumer IoT
Cypress Semiconductor

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and that all devices can connect with medium access. A well-defined scheme for medium access and device connection management will be key for the connected home.




 
The Road to a Cloud Adoption and Digital Transformation


Speaker:

Leon Stigter

Product Manager
TIBCO Software

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises.

The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a leader in the space, it’s necessary to accommodate, incorporate, and exploit the new breed of enterprise technologies — cloud, Big Data, and APIs.

The second path is the road of the future and is much more agile, where teams are unburdened by tradition and fully immersed in state-of-the-art technologies and concepts (microservices, anyone?).

Companies must find a way to join both paths and view the transition to digital as a unified journey, with the end goal clearly defined, then utilize APIs to help them get there faster. The question then becomes, how can companies and developers leverage ESBs, APIs, and a Fast Data platform to cultivate innovation? Leon Stigter’s presentation will explore this topic further, highlighting specific use cases and the true value that can be gained from the cloud and APIs in this quest. The session will be followed by a lively, open Q&A discussion.




 
Uberizing Smart Cities


Speaker:

Mathias Herberts

Co-founder and CTO
Cityzen Data

Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT


Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. This session will deep dive into best practices to be put to work to ensure a successful smart city journey.




 
Understanding the Inscrutable Chinese Internet


Speaker:

Yi Zheng

CPO and VP of Engineering
CDS Global Cloud

Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics


If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone.

Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Internet combined with ICP registration, the Great Firewall, and BGPs have resulted in a limited foreign market in Mainland China. Today there are more than 60 existing governmental Internet regulations that are implemented by the provincial branches of state-owned ISPs, companies, and organizations. In addition, each province of China has its own set of rules and regulations that vary widely from each other. As a network architect in China, Yi Zheng can explain how your company can overcome these challenges and become part of the largest e-commerce market in the world.




 
Using Data Science to Solve Cloud Security Challenges


Speaker:

Deena Thomchick

Senior Director of Cloud Security
Symantec

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


Most of us already know that adopting new cloud applications can boost a business’s productivity by enabling organizations to be more agile and ready to change course in our fast-moving and connected digital world. But the rapid adoption of cloud apps and services also brings with it profound security threats, including visibility and control challenges that aren’t present in traditional on-premises environments. At the same time, the cloud – because of its interconnected, flexible and adaptable nature – can also provide new possibilities for addressing cloud security problems. By leveraging the power of the cloud itself with a data science and machine learning cloud-based solution, security and risk professionals can solve many of the traditional security challenges found in popular apps like Office 365, Google Drive, Salesforce and Box.

In this session, Deena Thomchick, Senior Director of Cloud Security at Symantec, will detail how cloud-based data science, machine learning, computational analysis and intelligent algorithms can work together to help to deliver truly intelligent and responsive security and compliance for the cloud.

Attendees will learn:
  • How a foundation of data science enables better visibility, control and response to cloud security threats
  • How data science can fuel more accurate User Behavior Analysis (UBA) of cloud activity
  • How data science can enable more accurate data governance in the cloud




 
Using IoT Data to Predict Product Failures and Slash Inventory Costs


Speaker:

Dan Gettens

Chief Research Officer
OnProcess

Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics


An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. Gettens will discuss recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model for spare parts forecasting and inventory planning using connected-product failure predictability. He’ll show how, by analyzing IoT data, you can slash both costly inventory stock and stock-outs, and meet heightened customer expectations for repairs and uptime.




 
Virtual Network Visibility Made Easy


Speakers:

Belgacem Hlali

Senior Global Technical Account Manager
Qosmos

and
Sebastien Synold

Product Line Manager
Qosmos

Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation


Many IT admins find that open source tools, log information, and traditional network traffic analysis products don't provide enough visibility of traffic inside virtual networks for accurate data center management. Analysis of traffic up to layer 7 improves visibility by delivering an exhaustive view over virtual traffic. Used inside an inter-VM traffic analysis tool, it allows IT admins to address common challenges and raise network performance. Combined with easy-to-use, specialized dashboards, IT staff can efficiently address specific tasks based on visualizing network traffic between VMs:

  • Safe VM migration or backup
  • VM optimization
  • Traffic congestion
  • Port obfuscation

L7Viewer is a new inter-VM traffic analysis tool that uses layer 7 visibility to improve data center management performance. Discover the advantages of L7 visibility and the new L7 Viewer in this presentation.





 
WebRTC: Are We There Yet? Example WebRTC Implementations to Resolve Interoperability


Speaker:

Graham Holt

Executive Vice President
Daitan Group

Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics


WebRTC adoption has generated a wave of creative uses of communications and collaboration through websites, sales apps, customer care and business applications. As WebRTC has become more mainstream, it has evolved to use cases beyond the original peer-to-peer case, which has led to a repeating requirement for interoperability with existing infrastructures. This discussion will cover implementation examples that have enabled early adopters to integrate and interoperate with existing Telecom, Contact Center and Enterprise Collaboration environments.




 
What Is the Lean Cloud and Why It Matters


Speaker:

Valentin Bercovici

CTO
SolidFire

Track: APIs & Cloud Security


All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. The audience will learn how to leverage this concept to seize on the creativity and business agility to make it real.




Presentation Slides
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. “Open analytics” is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular programming languages. An increasing number of data engineers and data scientists use a variety of platforms and advanced analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, presented the findings of a series of six detailed case studies of how large corporations are implementing IoT. The session explored how IoT has improved their economic performance, had major impacts on business models and resulted in impressive ROIs. The companies covered span manufacturing and services firms. He also explored servicification, how manufacturing firms shift from se...
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, discussed how AI can simplify cloud operations. He covered the following topics: why cloud mana...
Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment process through continuous integration and the delivery of applications and microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jari Kolehmainen, founder and CTO of Kontena, discussed solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. H...
yperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let’s say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it....
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
Given the popularity of the containers, further investment in the telco/cable industry is needed to transition existing VM-based solutions to containerized cloud native deployments. The networking architecture of the solution isolates the network traffic into different network planes (e.g., management, control, and media). This naturally makes support for multiple interfaces in container orchestration engines an indispensable requirement.
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, shared examples from a wide range of industries – including en...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, presented an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He then expounded on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and ...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.
Detecting internal user threats in the Big Data eco-system is challenging and cumbersome. Many organizations monitor internal usage of the Big Data eco-system using a set of alerts. This is not a scalable process given the increase in the number of alerts with the accelerating growth in data volume and user base. Organizations are increasingly leveraging machine learning to monitor only those data elements that are sensitive and critical, autonomously establish monitoring policies, and to detect...
FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continu...
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be...
Cloud adoption is often driven by a desire to increase efficiency, boost agility and save money. All too often, however, the reality involves unpredictable cost spikes and lack of oversight due to resource limitations. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Joe Kinsella, CTO and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies, tackled the question: “How do you build a fully optimized cloud?” He will examine: Why TCO is critical to achieving cloud success – and why attendees should be thinking holistically abo...
For financial firms, the cloud is going to increasingly become a crucial part of dealing with customers over the next five years and beyond, particularly with the growing use and acceptance of virtual currencies. There are new data storage paradigms on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive financial data around the world without touching terrestrial networks. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Cliff Beek, President of Cloud Constellation Corporation, d...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
Existing Big Data solutions are mainly focused on the discovery and analysis of data. The solutions are scalable and highly available but tedious when swapping in and swapping out occurs in disarray and thrashing takes place. The resolution for thrashing through machine learning algorithms and support nomenclature is through simple techniques. Organizations that have been collecting large customer data are increasingly seeing the need to use the data for swapping in and out and thrashing occurs ...
Consumers increasingly expect their electronic "things" to be connected to smart phones, tablets and the Internet. When that thing happens to be a medical device, the risks and benefits of connectivity must be carefully weighed. Once the decision is made that connecting the device is beneficial, medical device manufacturers must design their products to maintain patient safety and prevent compromised personal health information in the face of cybersecurity threats. In his session at @ThingsExpo...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Kelly Looney, director of DevOps consulting for Skytap, showed how an incremental approach to introducing containers into complex, distributed applications results in modernization with less risk and more reward. He also shared the story of how Skytap used Docker to get out of the business of managing infrastructure, and into the business of delivering innovation and business value. Attendees learned how up-front planning allows for a clean sep...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, discussed new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of security i...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japanese Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ruby Development Inc. builds new services in short period of time and provides a continuous support of those services based on Ruby on Rails. For more information, please visit https://github.com/RubyDevInc.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats th...
First generation hyperconverged solutions have taken the data center by storm, rapidly proliferating in pockets everywhere to provide further consolidation of floor space and workloads. These first generation solutions are not without challenges, however. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Wes Talbert, a Principal Architect and results-driven enterprise sales leader at NetApp, will discuss how the HCI solution of tomorrow will integrate with the public cloud to deliver a quality hybrid cloud e...
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.
The session is centered around the tracing of systems on cloud using technologies like ebpf. The goal is to talk about what this technology is all about and what purpose it serves. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Shashank Jain, Development Architect at SAP, will touch upon concepts of observability in the cloud and also some of the challenges we have. Generally most cloud-based monitoring tools capture details at a very granular level. To troubleshoot problems this might not be good enough.
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/.
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, will discuss how they b...
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual b...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...

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IndependenceIT

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WILLIAMS
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CRISWELL
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COTY
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MARAVEI
Cisco

JACKSON
Softlayer

SINGH
IBM

HAZARD
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SUBRA
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IVANOV
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IBM Cloudant

SHAN
CTS

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EMC

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Modulus

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Cognitive Scale

MILLS
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SLOPER
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OpenCrowd

LYNN
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MOSHENKO
CoreOS

BERMINGHAM
SIOS

WILLIS
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MURPHY
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EnterpriseDB

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Akana

SEYMOUR
6fusion

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IBM

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SINGH
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SendGrid

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Vormetric

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Quantum

LOOMIS
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JACKSON
SoftLayer

HOCH
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PAQUIN
OnLive

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Innodisk

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Connected Data

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KAMARAJU
Vormetric

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HALL

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PLESE
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GALEY
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NIMBOXX

BARSOUM
IBM

GORDON
1Plug

LEWIS
Verizon

YEO
OrionVM

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Transparent Cloud Computing

SHIBATA
Transparent Cloud Computing

NATH
GE

GOKCEN
GE

STOICA
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TANKEL
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When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and business benefits that cloud bursting provides, including increased compute capacity, lower IT investment,...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous architectural and coordination work to minimize the volatility of the cloud environment and leverage t...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual business failure.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant that knows everything and can respond to your emotions and verbal commands!
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
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.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, will lead you through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering management. To date, IBM has launched more than 50 cloud data centers that span the globe. He has be...
Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's application ecosystem, tweaking existing software to stitch various components together leads to sub-optimal ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn't require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers to house increasing amounts of storage infrastructure.
Digital transformation leaders have poured tons of money and effort into coding in recent years. And with good reason. To succeed at digital, you must be able to write great code. You also have to build a strong Agile culture so your coding efforts tightly align with market signals and business outcomes. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. Here’s why: Reason #1: Functional testing is one of your worst DevOps bottlenecks.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. This leads to a waste of cloud resources and increased operational overhead.
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. Sometimes in order to reduce complexity teams compromise features ...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a leader in the space, it’s necessary to accommodate, incorporate, and exploit the new breed of enterprise...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will discuss how from store operations and optimization to employee training and insights, all ultimately create the best customer experie...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterpris...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.