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Santosh Ahuja  - Impiger Technologies


Secure Media Access on the Cloud Using Shared Access Signatures
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Santosh Ahuja is the Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies with over 18 years of experience architecting large-scale distributed systems in telecom, learning management systems and business enterprises. He champions the consulting space helping customers with complex problems and providing them with a cloud and mobility strategy. He has extensive hands-on experience in migrating a number of legacy systems to Cloud using a combination of different approaches successfully.
 
 
Anand Akela  - CA Technologies


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

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

You can follow Anand on twitter at https://twitter.com/aakela
 
 
Mark Allen  - Progress Software


Scaling Up, Up and Away with Low-Code Application Platforms
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Mark Allen is the General Manager of the Progress Corticon and Rollbase businesses, the leading low-code rules engine and application platforms. He founded Corticon in 2000, and led as CEO until Progress’ acquisition in 2011.

Dr. Allen has a BS in Applied Physics from Columbia University, and an MD from the University of California Los Angeles. During his medical training, he developed rules-based systems to help doctors make better patient care decisions. Frustrated with the shortcomings of existing rules technology, Dr. Allen founded Corticon with the vision to automate decisions with quality, scale and agility.

Under his leadership, Corticon became the leading low-code rules platform, bringing to market numerous patented inventions that enable agile automation in healthcare, financial services, and government.
 
 
Zohar Babin  - Kaltura


Best Practices for Building Scalable Rich Video Experiences: Introduction to VPaaS
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Zohar Babin is the Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, leading Kaltura's VPaaS (Video Platform as a Service) strategy and product, Kaltura Partners Network and Ecosystem, Open Source strategy engagement, certification programs, and developer community. His ultimate goal is to connect organizations and developers around using video effectively as a first class citizen in applications and workflows across many industries and use-cases.
 
 
Simon Bain  - SearchYourCloud


Staying Secure and Organized in the Cloud
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Simon Bain is a recognized expert in search and security technologies. At SearchYourCloud, he helps organizations solve challenging problems – from managing and accessing data across multiple databases to securing content at rest and in transit. He holds two patents for search technologies, one for security and has five more pending.
 
 
Michael Beamer  - goTransverse


From IoT Service to IoT Profit
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Michael Beamer is a 23-year technology and business leader with unique experience running technology teams and solutions in 40+ countries around the world. He’s been instrumental in the growth and success of companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to billion dollar global organizations. Michael has extensive experience in a wide range of roles from Building and Running Global SW Development Teams to IT Management and Consulting to Driving Record Revenue through Global Sales and Marketing Programs.

Michael’s extensive experience running development teams has resulted in numerous awards including winners of the IT Solution of the Year Award for Austin as well as winners as one of the top web-based support sites in the world. Mike serves on numerous advisory councils including undergraduate and graduate level councils on IM for The University of Texas at Austin as well as the Austin InnoTech Technology Council. Mike has also established FLL Robotics in elementary education for his community.
 
 
Brian Bedrosian  - Cypress Semiconductor


The Key to Your Connected Smart Home
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Brian Bedrosian is senior director of consumer IoT at Cypress Semiconductor, where he is responsible for the company's emerging Internet of Things business for embedded Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart. He has 20 years of experience in digital communications and wireless technologies.
 
 
Kevin Benedict  - Cognizant


40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 18 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive.
 
 
Valentin Bercovici  - SolidFire


What Is the Lean Cloud and Why It Matters
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Valentin (Val) Bercovici, a longtime NetApp executive and member of the Office of the CTO, is now part of SolidFire as CTO. In this new role, he leads SolidFire’s Office of the CTO (SFOCTO) which is responsible for SolidFire’s technology vision and strategy. The SFOCTO engages with and explores the latest technology communities, ecosystems and stacks, delivering strategic technical guidance in support of SolidFire’s largest and most complex customer and partner deployments.

Bercovici has served as NetApp’s Global Cloud CTO and Cloud Czar for the past six years, pioneering technologies and strategies for the company’s Cloud storage and data management portfolio now known as the NetApp Data Fabric. Over the course of nearly 20 years with NetApp, his teams have played an integral role in successfully growing the company beyond a pure storage play into the Cloud era. Bercovici, a pioneer in the Cloud industry, introduced the first International Cloud Standard to the marketplace as CDMI (ISO INCITS 17826) in 2012 and has several patents pending around data center applications of
augmented reality.
 
 
Dave Bilbrough  - Adobe


Lunch Power Panel | Big Data-Driven DevOps: Acting on Feedback Loops from a Digital Business
As the product evangelist for the Adobe Marketing Cloud, Dave Bilbrough provides technical and strategic guidance and expertise to some of Adobe’s largest and most successful customers. As an architect, he has lead some of the largest and most complex deployments of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. Previous to Adobe, he lead digital marketing and analysis efforts for companies including Wells Fargo, E*TRADE Financial and more.
 
 
Richard Blech  - Secure Channels


Convergence: Empowering Enterprise Security with the Internet of Things
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Richard Blech is Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels Inc. He is an entrepreneur, investor and innovator. His primary business focus is on data security, technology and strategic alliances. As managing member of Imperium Management LLC, Richard actively invests in technologically advanced ventures. He has a discerning ability to determine market trends that are not only lucrative, but also pave the way to technological advancement across the globe.

Richard is the President of Secure Channels Inc. and the CEO of Proximity Technologies, a division of Secure Channels Inc. - both high tech/data security companies. He also holds the position of CEO of MeThinks Media LLC.
 
 
Ryan Boyd  - Neo4j


Sensor Seeking True Connection
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Ryan Boyd is an Engineer and Head of Developer Relations at Neo4j. He is a San Francisco-based software engineer focused on helping developers understand graph databases. Previously, he was a product manager for architectural software, built applications and clusters for higher education, and worked in developer relations for 20 products during 8 years at Google. He enjoys cycling, sailing, and other adventures when not playing with his newborn.
 
 
John Brandes  - SQLstream


Keeping Your Head in the Clouds Is a Good Idea
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
John Brandes brings over 20 years of sales experience to SQLstream. As vice president of sales, he is responsible for growing SQLstream’s base of enterprise, SaaS, and PaaS customers through optimizing a high performance sales organization. Before joining SQLstream, he served as sales director for MongoDB. Prior to MongoDB, he built an exemplary track record in sales achievement and high-performing teams for companies that include BMC Software, Ingenuity Systems (now Qiagen) and Caliper Life Sciences (now Perkin Elmer), Arena Solutions, EDS, and PTC. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
 
 
Flint Brenton  - CollabNet


DevOps in an Open and Heterogeneous World
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Flint Brenton is CEO of CollabNet. He has extensive experience leading innovative software companies and has an exceptional track record of accelerating growth through product innovation and sales execution. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of a leading IT operations analytics platform for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leading application automation software solution provider, which later was acquired by Cisco. After the Cisco acquisition, Mr. Brenton served in various follow-on capacities, including Vice President of Advanced Services and as Senior Vice President of Engineering for Cisco’s cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) software offerings. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his tenure while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions.

During his 25-year career, Mr. Brenton also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of NetIQ’s Security and Administration business unit and has held various leadership positions at NetIQ, Compaq Computer Corporation, BMC Software, and IBM. He received a master’s in business and public management from Rice University and a bachelor of science degree from Mount Union College.
 
 
Timothy Butler  - Tego Inc.


Be Smart or Lose: The Power of Embedded Intelligence to Enrich the IoT
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Timothy Butler is Founder and CEO of Tego Inc., the market leader in powering assets with intelligence. He holds multiple issued patents supporting Tego’s Asset Intelligence Platform. He has founded and successfully led two previous technology startups and is a regular speaker at IoT events.
 
 
Mark Casey  - CFN Services


Speed Your Digital Transformation: How to Build the Enterprise Digital Technology Platform
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Mark Casey is the President and CEO of CFN Services, a 4-time Deloitte Tech Fast 500 company. He has a background in global communications at companies including AT&T, MCI, and Verizon. In 2005 he founded CFN Services and led the development of an award winning global private cloud that accelerates market data delivery and trade execution for high frequency trading. He is now bringing that same Wall St performance to Main St, enabling faster delivery of globally distributed, real-time mission-critical applications for enterprise IT digital transformation.
 
 
Marco Ceppi  - Canonical


Beyond Configuration Management
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Marco Ceppi is a DevOps Engineer working at Canonical, the people behind Ubuntu. He's passionate about cloud, automation, benchmarking, and sailing.
 
 
Michael Chambliss  - ReadyTalk


General Session | Opposing Forces: How to Innovate on a New Product Platform Without Abandoning Your Legacy
Michael Chambliss is Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk. He has been in the software development industry for more than 15 years, focusing on platform architectures and organizational growth. Outside of software, Michael is a gadget geek at heart and spends much of his free time building and experimenting with audio equipment.
 
 
Kiran Chitturi  - Sungard AS


DevOps Agility in the Evolving Cloud Services Landscape
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Kiran Chitturi is a technology leader on the Sungard AS emerging tech team. With over 15 years of experience, he was instrumental in Capital One’s cloud transformation journey and in setting up AIG’s next-generation incident response automation architecture. He has a master’s in Computer Science.
 
 
Yung Chou  - BlueMetal


Becoming a Chef in an Azure Restaurant
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Yung Chou is a Cloud Architect at BlueMetal. In his IT career, he has worked closely with customers and IT communities in various capacities including application development, technical support, solution sales, IT management and technology evangelism. Recently he has been focusing on hybrid cloud, IaaS solutions and emerging cloud technologies including containers, IoT and Machine Learning.
 
 
Robert B. Cohen  - Economic Strategy Institute


How the Move to Software-Defined Infrastructure and Networks, the New IP, Is Changing the Economy
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Robert Cohen is an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute. He analyzes the economic impact of new telecommunications and computing technologies. His current work explores the emergence of software as the fundamental building block for networks, data centers and computing. It does this by forecasting the growth of cloud services and the Internet of Things. Dr. Cohen employs input/output analysis to forecast US investment and productivity changes and employment impacts. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Brocade Communications and the OECD are sponsoring this effort.

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


Bridging Legacy Voice Applications with WebRTC and the Cloud
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
As CTO of ReadyTalk, Dan Cunningham is responsible for the overall technology strategy of the company as well as management of ReadyTalk’s engineering resources. He’s a technology enthusiast committed to exploring the business applications of cutting-edge software and trends.
 
 
Daniel De Araujo  - IBM Cloud


How to Extend Your Circle of Trust into the Hybrid Cloud
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Daniel de Araujo is a Cloud Architect at IBM and is part of the IBM CTO Office for Hybrid Cloud. His responsibilities include the architecture, deployment, and strategy of IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions. Daniel earned an MBA from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering for Computer Engineering from Arizona State University. He also holds two current VMware certifications: VCP6-NV and VCP5-DCV. Daniel lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Kim, three children, and his dog Ranger. In his very limited spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, cooking for his family, and taking 20-minute naps in the afternoon. He is a self-prescribed introvert and is typically “the quiet one” when engaged in small talk.
 
 
Daniel De Araujo  - IBM Cloud


Journey to Hybrid Cloud: Automated and Validated VMware Deployments on IBM Cloud
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Daniel de Araujo is a Cloud Architect at IBM and is part of the IBM CTO Office for Hybrid Cloud. His responsibilities include the architecture, deployment, and strategy of IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions. Daniel earned an MBA from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering for Computer Engineering from Arizona State University. He also holds two current VMware certifications: VCP6-NV and VCP5-DCV. Daniel lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Kim, three children, and his dog Ranger. In his very limited spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, cooking for his family, and taking 20-minute naps in the afternoon. He is a self-prescribed introvert and is typically “the quiet one” when engaged in small talk.
 
 
Randy De Meno  - Commvault


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

 
 
Randy De Meno  - Commvault


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

 
 
Randy De Meno  - Commvault


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

 
 
Thomas DeMeo  - Alfresco


How to Become a 'Digital Predator' not 'Digital Prey'
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Thomas DeMeo is Vice President of Product Management and General Manager of the Alfresco One product line. With a mix of early start-up and global corporate experience, he has focused his 23-year career in product roles with Silicon Valley icons including Adobe, HP and Citrix. With deep leadership and product management experience, he has contributed and led teams responsible for industry-leading product lines that each generated over $1B annually.

Most recently Thomas served as Senior Director of Product Management at Citrix and focused on helping enterprises deliver apps and data across private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure. While at HP, he focused on integrated commerce and accessing apps and data across PC and mobile devices.

Thomas spent 7 years at Adobe and led the Creative Suite product teams responsible for product integration, file and metadata management and delivered key interfaces into a range of content management systems, like Alfresco. He earned an MBA from San Jose State University and has an engineering undergraduate degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
 
Manish Dixit  - Dice


General Session | Leveraging Cloud Skills Demand and Salary Indicators Data to Advance Earning Potential
Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at Dice, he takes a metrics-driven approach to management. His experience in building and managing high performance teams was built throughout his experience at Oracle, Sun Microsystems and SocialEkwity.

Under his direction Dice continues to lead the recruitment category in skills mapping and leveraging data science to both advise companies as they examine their internal resources and help tech pros maximize their earning potential by understanding the value of their skills.

Manish has over 20 years of experience developing products and leading technical / engineering teams.
 
 
Robert Doyle  - eCube Systems


Evolving DevOps Tools to Capture Application Relationships, Dependencies and States
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Robert Doyle serves as the lead architect for the development of the NXTware Remote and NXTminder product lines. His experience as a system architect and product manager for Borland and other companies have enabled him to design, implement and deliver real-world business solutions using a wide range of service oriented architecture (CORBA, Enterprise Java Beans, Java 2 Enterprise Edition, .NET and SOAP).

Mr. Doyle holds two Computer Science degrees and a degree in Business Management. As a computer industry professional with 40 years of experience across multiple industries and technologies, Mr. Doyle frequently showcases his knowledge as a speaker at a variety of symposiums and seminars around the world.
 
 
Michael Elder  - IBM Cloud


DevOps within the Hybrid Cloud: Application Lifecycle Management on VMware Platform Within the IBM Cloud
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Michael Elder is the IBM Distinguished Engineer for Hybrid Cloud DevOps and Chief Developer of IBM UrbanCode Through technical collaboration across IBM teams, he forged partnerships that enabled leading-edge technology innovation to support model-driven deployment to virtualized environments before the term “cloud” was used to describe software-defined environments. Through his leadership and execution, IBM was able to offer automated deployment capabilities for clients’ applications, into a variety of cloud delivery platforms. He most enjoys solving customer problems to enable IBM’s customers to provide better experiences for their customers.

Michael began his IBM career with the selective Extreme Blue internship program and joined IBM in 2003. He has delivered talks at IBM Interconnect, IBM Innovate, IBM Pulse, IBM Impact, SaltConf, ChefConf, and EclipseCon on topics ranging from his open source contributions to the Eclipse project to hybrid cloud deployment strategies and proof points. He has numerous awarded patents and received two IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement awards. He is also an IBM Master Inventor. Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Furman University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
 
 
Timothy Evavold  - Covisint


Ridesharing and Multimodal Transportation in Connected Environments
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Timothy Evavold is Executive Director Automotive at Covisint. He is responsible for boarding, management, and governance of third-party delivery partners for Covisint’s automotive engagement platform. He also serves as the Technical Director for Covisint’s global Connected Car program and solution set. He has over 25 years of experience in implementing and managing strategic process and technology, delivering process re-engineering, cost reduction and revenue growth for competitive advantage and profit improvement.

Prior to Covisint, Evavold was VP of Operations and CTO at SCI Ltd., a SaaS enterprise lead management and marketing platform, and CIO of OnStar, provider of communications, in-vehicle security, hands-free calling, turn-by-turn navigation, and remote diagnostics systems.
 
 
Ed Featherston  - Cloud Technology Partners


Machine Learning – It’s All About the Data
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Ed Featherston is VP, Principal Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He brings 35 years of technology experience in designing, building, and implementing large complex solutions. He has significant expertise in systems integration, Internet/intranet, and cloud technologies. He has delivered projects in various industries, including financial services, pharmacy, government and retail.
 
 
Carmen Feliciano  - AMDG


Learning IoT in Emerging Markets
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Carmen Feliciano is a Principal at AMDG. She is a venture advisor and investor focused on connecting US and emerging markets with start-up eco-system players.
 
 
Neil Gehani  - HPE


Continuous Testing Framework for Microservices in Docker Containers | Part 1
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Neil Gehani is senior product manager at HPE. He’s focused on solving problems for people building cloud-native apps as microservices packaged in containers. He’s a former software engineer with 10+ years of Product Management experience. His most recent product management roles have been at LinkedIn, Founder of his own eCommerce startup, Check Point Software.
 
 
Neil Gehani  - HPE


Continuous Testing Framework for Microservices in Docker Containers | Part 2
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Neil Gehani is senior product manager at HPE. He’s focused on solving problems for people building cloud-native apps as microservices packaged in containers. He’s a former software engineer with 10+ years of Product Management experience. His most recent product management roles have been at LinkedIn, Founder of his own eCommerce startup, Check Point Software.
 
 
Dan Gettens  - OnProcess


Using IoT Data to Predict Product Failures and Slash Inventory Costs
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Dan Gettens drives OnProcess’ Analytics initiatives, which provides OnProcess clients with deep visibility and actionable insights into the customer experience. He also leads the definition, development and delivery of the OnProcess analytics platform that underlies our managed services offerings, including predictive analytics, in-depth Voice of the Customer analytics and initiatives to apply Lean Six Sigma methodologies in developing these methodologies.

Prior to OnProcess, Dan was Vice President of Global Business for Corporate Software and Director of Global Accounts for Digital and Compaq. He is Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certified, received a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, and Masters from Yale University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Pricing Institute.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


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


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


General Session | Big Things That Seem Small... Bert Loomis and AI in the Cloud
Harold Hannon has worked in the field of software development as both an architect and developer for more than 15 years, with a focus on workflow, integration, and distributed systems. He is currently a senior software architect on the product innovation team at SoftLayer. He has a passion for leveraging open source solutions to bring real value to the Enterprise space, and has implemented open source solutions with many companies across the globe. Hannon is also active in mobile application development, with multiple published applications.
 
 
Kush Hathi  - SoftNet Solutions


Big Data in the Cloud
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Kush Hathi is President and Founder of SoftNet Solutions. He leveraged his entrepreneurial instincts and started SoftNet Solutions during his freshman year at University at San Jose where he majored in Computer Science. Prior to SoftNet Solutions he held developer and IT positions at companies like CATS Software, one of the first Object Based Risk Analysis platforms ever created.

Kush has held a three-year position on the HP Enterprise Council and is currently an active member of the Varnex Community. He also serves on the board of directors for ATC Consulting and holds leadership roles in several businesses ranging from Silicon Valley Real estate to Web 2.0 incubators and investments.
 
 
Mathias Herberts  - Cityzen Data


Uberizing Smart Cities
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
A Google alum, Mathias Herberts is Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data. He founded Cityzen Data in 2013 to build open source scalable IoT solutions. He is recognized as pioneering Big Data in France as early as 2009.
 
 
Micha Hernandez van Leuffen  - Wercker


Moving Fast with Microservices: Building and Deploying Containerized Applications in a Cloud-Native World
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Micha “Mies” Hernandez van Leuffen is a hacker entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Wercker, where he’s building the next generation of developer automation for the Modern Cloud.
 
 
Belgacem Hlali  - Qosmos


Virtual Network Visibility Made Easy
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Belgacem Hlali is Senior Global Technical Account Manager at Qosmos.
 
 
Graham Holt  - Daitan Group


WebRTC: Are We There Yet? Example WebRTC Implementations to Resolve Interoperability
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Graham Holt, Executive Vice President of Daitan Group, brings two decades of accomplished product and technical expertise in information technologies including Big Data, analytics, cloud computing, social enterprise collaboration, unified communications, IT service management (ITSM) and data center infrastructure management (DCIM). His Engineering and Computer Science degrees are from Leeds University.
 
 
Phil Hombledal  - CollabNet


General Session | Release Management Across the Enterprise
Phil Hombledal is Solution Architect at CollabNet.
 
 
Thomas Hooker  - CollabNet


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


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

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


The Journey to IT Self-Service and Cloud Cost Visibility
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Mark Jamensky is a technology leader with 25 years of experience delivering innovative solutions to the market. He currently serves as executive vice president of Products at Embotics, where he has spent more than 10 years building industry leading virtualization, cloud, and self-service management solutions for enterprise and service provider data centers that are delivering innovative private and public cloud services.

He is passionate about fostering an environment of autonomy, mastery, and purpose, and by leveraging Agile methodologies, he has a proven track record of building successful engineering teams and companies in the software and hardware development fields. In addition to R&D leadership, his deliverables continue to broaden with responsibilities for product management, operations, and support, as well as valuable contributions to sales and marketing. Mark’s current focus is to help make IT organizations a true strategic partner to their business.
 
 
Sudha Jamthe  - IoTDisruptions.com


Business Disruptions with Intelligent Machines
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Sudha Jamthe is the CEO of IoTDisruptions.com, a technology futurist, the author of three IoT books at the junction of IoT and AI, and the producer of The IoT Show on YouTube. She brings twenty years of digital transformation experience from building organizations, shaping new technology ecosystems and mentoring leaders at eBay, PayPal, Harcourt, and GTE. She is an advisor for Barcelona Technology School and select startups. She has an MBA from Boston University.
 
 
David Jenkins  - IBM


Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
David Jenkins is an Executive Architect at IBM. He is a member of the Strategy & Technology team in the office of the IBM Federal CTO. He has over 27 years of experience in designing and developing enterprise grade IT solutions. His passion for technology has led to experience across a variety of industries from government to media to manufacturing. Most recently he has focused on Cloud, Mobile, IoT, and Security & Compliance technologies. David provides leadership across the company working with scores of IBM offering teams to address cloud compliance requirements.
 
 
Charles Kendrick  - Isomorphic Software


The Agile Accelerator: Where Designers, Product Managers and Engineers Collaborate in the Cloud
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Charles Kendrick is CTO at Isomorphic Software where he architected the SmartClient AJAX platform. This technology powers many of the world’s most sophisticated AJAX RIAs and is relied on in critical, high volume systems throughout the Fortune 500.
 
 
Sanjay Khatri  - Cisco Jasper


From Car to Hub: Driving IoT Innovation with the Connected Vehicle
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Sanjay Khatri is the Head of Platform Product Marketing at Cisco Jasper, Cisco’s IoT Cloud business unit. He is responsible for ensuring Cisco Jasper’s service provider partners and their enterprise customers understand and take advantage of Cisco Jasper’s IoT Services Platform to build and grow a successful connected devices business. Sanjay has spent over 15 years in the Information and Communications Technology industry working for Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley startups in various product management and marketing capacities.
 
 
Chris Kocher  - Grey Heron


Amazon’s IoT Strategy: A Force to Be Reckoned with
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Chris Kocher, a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley and multiple innovation and investment cycles, brings a wealth of strategic and hands-on operating experience to help companies build both revenue and shareholder value. He works with companies on innovating with new business models and product strategies in disruptive markets.

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

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

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

Chris earned his MBA from Columbia University in marketing and international business and his undergraduate degree at Princeton.
 
 
Simon Kofkin-Hansen  - IBM Cloud


DevOps within the Hybrid Cloud: Application Lifecycle Management on VMware Platform Within the IBM Cloud
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Simon Kofkin-Hansen has been in the IT industry for over 22 years with experience in numerous countries around the world. His current position within IBM is as the Chief Technology Officer for Hybrid Cloud and IBM Distinguished Engineer in Cloud Automation. He has been in IBM for over 9 years now primarily involved as an Automation specialist and as the Inventor of both the Rapid Deployment Services, automation business and the IBM Private Modular Cloud offering.

Simon is known within the industry, for his contribution to cloud computing. His appreciation of the technology, script based automation, and the value that these re-usable automation components can bring our clients, has helped to refocus the software delivery model globally across the IT industry. His innovation in the application of automation technology, is not only reflected in the acceleration of service delivery in support of IBM's clients but is reflected in the patents filed with regard to the deployment of Cloud and complex Information Technology Systems. Simon is a globally recognized leader within the IBM software automation ecosystem. His technical knowledge and insights are sought after from across IBM’s clients, partners and internal business units alike. Simon applies his deep technical knowledge, and understanding of technology trends to drive the development of new product offerings and to ensure that IBM can adapt quickly to the rapidly changing demands of the Cloud based market place. Simon is skilled in the art of fostering partnerships and technical collaboration across IBM, as well as partner vendor organizations, to draw out technical best practice and drive innovative thinking. He has a passion to immerse himself in the challenges faced by our clients and find new and creative ways to resolve these challenges whilst inspiring those around him to excel
 
 
Simon Kofkin-Hansen  - IBM Cloud


How to Extend Your Circle of Trust into the Hybrid Cloud
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Simon Kofkin-Hansen has been in the IT industry for over 22 years with experience in numerous countries around the world. His current position within IBM is as the Chief Technology Officer for Hybrid Cloud and IBM Distinguished Engineer in Cloud Automation. He has been in IBM for over 9 years now primarily involved as an Automation specialist and as the Inventor of both the Rapid Deployment Services, automation business and the IBM Private Modular Cloud offering.

Simon is known within the industry, for his contribution to cloud computing. His appreciation of the technology, script based automation, and the value that these re-usable automation components can bring our clients, has helped to refocus the software delivery model globally across the IT industry. His innovation in the application of automation technology, is not only reflected in the acceleration of service delivery in support of IBM's clients but is reflected in the patents filed with regard to the deployment of Cloud and complex Information Technology Systems. Simon is a globally recognized leader within the IBM software automation ecosystem. His technical knowledge and insights are sought after from across IBM’s clients, partners and internal business units alike. Simon applies his deep technical knowledge, and understanding of technology trends to drive the development of new product offerings and to ensure that IBM can adapt quickly to the rapidly changing demands of the Cloud based market place. Simon is skilled in the art of fostering partnerships and technical collaboration across IBM, as well as partner vendor organizations, to draw out technical best practice and drive innovative thinking. He has a passion to immerse himself in the challenges faced by our clients and find new and creative ways to resolve these challenges whilst inspiring those around him to excel
 
 
Simon Kofkin-Hansen  - IBM Cloud


Journey to Hybrid Cloud: Automated and Validated VMware Deployments on IBM Cloud
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Simon Kofkin-Hansen has been in the IT industry for over 22 years with experience in numerous countries around the world. His current position within IBM is as the Chief Technology Officer for Hybrid Cloud and IBM Distinguished Engineer in Cloud Automation. He has been in IBM for over 9 years now primarily involved as an Automation specialist and as the Inventor of both the Rapid Deployment Services, automation business and the IBM Private Modular Cloud offering.

Simon is known within the industry, for his contribution to cloud computing. His appreciation of the technology, script based automation, and the value that these re-usable automation components can bring our clients, has helped to refocus the software delivery model globally across the IT industry. His innovation in the application of automation technology, is not only reflected in the acceleration of service delivery in support of IBM's clients but is reflected in the patents filed with regard to the deployment of Cloud and complex Information Technology Systems. Simon is a globally recognized leader within the IBM software automation ecosystem. His technical knowledge and insights are sought after from across IBM’s clients, partners and internal business units alike. Simon applies his deep technical knowledge, and understanding of technology trends to drive the development of new product offerings and to ensure that IBM can adapt quickly to the rapidly changing demands of the Cloud based market place. Simon is skilled in the art of fostering partnerships and technical collaboration across IBM, as well as partner vendor organizations, to draw out technical best practice and drive innovative thinking. He has a passion to immerse himself in the challenges faced by our clients and find new and creative ways to resolve these challenges whilst inspiring those around him to excel
 
 
Kurt Kuckein  - DDN


Collaborating in the Cloud: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Data Safe
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Kurt Kuckein is Director of Product Management at DDN and his responsibilities include product strategy for DDN’s award winning portfolio of hardware and software products. He joined DDN in May of 2015. Kurt has 15 years of storage technology product management experience with stints in hardware, software and end-to-end solution development. Prior to joining DDN, he worked at EMC in the Data Protection Division, Silicon Graphics in the Storage Solutions Group, and CGNET’s hosted technology management services.

Kurt holds an MBA from Santa Clara University with an emphasis in product and brand management and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of San Diego.
 
 
Sheng Liang  - Rancher Labs


Day 3 Keynote | How Containers Will Usher in a New Era of Cloud Computing
Sheng Liang is a co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. Prior to starting Rancher, he was CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO. He has more than 15 years of experience building innovative technology. He was a co-founder at Teros, which was acquired by Citrix in 2005 and led large engineering teams at SEVEN Networks, and Openwave Systems.

Sheng started his career as a Staff Engineer in Java Software at Sun Microsystems, where he designed the Java Native Interface (JNI) and led the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) development for the Java 2 platform. Sheng has a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. from Yale University.
 
 
Kevin Lindsay  - Adobe


General Session | Personalization in the Age of IoT
Kevin Lindsay heads up product marketing for Adobe Target. He is an expert on conversion optimization and personalization, and speaks frequently at industry events around the globe. He was with Omniture prior to its acquisition by Adobe, and previously held product and strategic marketing positions at search software companies Mercado and Verity. Lindsay is a Canadian expat who enjoys life with his family in the hills above Silicon Valley.
 
 
RJ Mahadev  - Cisco


The Factory of the Future, Today: Case Study and Lessons Learned from Deploying IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
RJ Mahadev leads the Global Manufacturing Services business at Cisco. He is also active in a number of industry organizations including the program committee for The Smart Industries Conference https://www.smartindustry.com/.

RJ’s activities are focused on working with leading manufacturers and vendors to standardize and monetize digital manufacturing platforms. This includes aligning industry use cases with IoT solutions and developing leading practices for architecting, designing & integrating these platforms within the factory.

RJ has spent much of his professional life starting up new business in entrepreneurial & intrepreneurial settings. Roles prior to Cisco include stints as Co-Founder and Managing Director of EuroBroadband where he led the development and operations of a WiMax-based business in Greece and Vice President for Global Product Management at Level 3 Networks where he was responsible for deploying and managing the world’s largest SoftSwitch platform.

RJ holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing & Finance from the University of Denver and is a recognized speaker who has presented at numerous industry and strategy conferences.
 
 
Sudip Majumder  - Oracle


Connected Airports and Airline Baggage
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
An Oracle veteran of 17 years, Sudip Majumder heads up development and PM of cloud–native Industry Analytical Service portfolio specific to Airlines & Transportation, Communications & Media, Retail & Consumer Goods, Utility & Energy industry. These services embed data from IoT devices, structured and unstructured data coming from Cloud Services, contextualize it and produces IoT App cloud services and a set of microservices (Docker container). These services are generic enough to be adapted x-industry. Due to his long association with industry standards bodies like IATA (International Air Transport Association) TMF (telecommunications Management Forum), Sudip brings the early insight of industry trends into the service portfolio and combines the business-value driven expertise with the EDGE technology to build services which can result in new insights, transform business model and deliver significant benefit to business.
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


Listen to Your Machines: DevOps Analytics for Better Feedback Loops
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.

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

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


Cross Protocol M2M IoT Communications
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flows, processes and sensor data, and analyze/react to real-time events and messages as well as big data trends and anomalies. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was the founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of Teleku, a communications-as-a-service cloud platform which was acquired by Voxeo. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisMatthieu
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


Power Panel | How Software Is Eating the World of IoT
Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes. Dave earned a MBA with honors from Northeastern University.
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


General Session | Mapping the IoT Journey
Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes. Dave earned a MBA with honors from Northeastern University.
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


Extending Intelligence to the Edge of IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes. Dave earned a MBA with honors from Northeastern University.
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


Closing the Loop in IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes. Dave earned a MBA with honors from Northeastern University.
 
 
William Meehan  - Esri


Giving Big Data and IoT a Place to Call Home: Spatial Technology Connects the Dots
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
William (Bill) Meehan is the director of utility solutions for Esri. He is responsible for business development and marketing Esri geospatial technology to global electric and gas utilities. During his 15 years in that position, Bill has advised and directed hundreds of projects that integrated GIS into electric operations.
 
 
Michael Meiner  - Oracle


Integration in the Cloud: Leveraging the Power of Platform as a Service
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Michael Meiner is Director of Engineering at Oracle Corporation, responsible for Quality Assurance of middleware products used in Oracle PaaS offerings. As a 26-year veteran in the software industry, he has experience in developing complex Enterprise applications. He currently oversees software used in Oracle Cloud, including SOA / Integration Cloud Service, Document / Process Cloud Service and container/Docker solutions.
 
 
David Miller  - Covisint


Identity Management in IoT
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
David Miller, Covisint’s Chief Security Officer, is an internationally renowned security thought leader recently named by FORTUNE magazine as an “identity visionary”. He has more than 20 years of experience in identity management and information technology. He is Chief Security Officer for Covisint, where he is responsible for internal and external system architecture security issues for e-business exchange.

In addition, Miller directs the identity management offering at Covisint, which currently secures access for automotive, healthcare, energy and government customers. He has spoken at numerous conferences in various industries and has also spoke before the U.S. Senate regarding e-prescribing of controlled substances.
 
 
Michael Montecillo  - IBM Security Services


Properly Secured Mobile and Cloud Technology
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Michael Montecillo is the IBM Security Services Director of Security Intelligence. He has more than twelve years of experience in information security, during which he has served as the Threat Research and Intelligence Principal, a Senior Threat Researcher on the X-Force, as an Information Security Officer dedicated to the Michigan State Police, a Vulnerability Management Coordinator and Forensic Investigator for the state of Michigan as well as a consultant and Principal Security Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates, an industry analysis firm.

Michael studied Telecommunications at Michigan State University, did his Masters work in Information Assurance at Walsh College (an NSA designated University), and has done Executive education studies in policy and security at the Harvard Kennedy School. Testament to Michael’s expertise, he has been featured on FOX Business and the Today Show, has won two State Police awards for Professional Excellence, has published more than 30 research articles, and was a contributing author to the 2013 Health Law and Compliance Update.

As the Director of Security Intelligence within IBM Security Services, Michael works directly with clients in multiple sectors on developing tactical responses to highly technical issues, especially relating to breaches, as well as developing frameworks to ensure client security strategies meet emerging challenges.
 
 
Luis Montes  - Iced Development


Leveraging WebRTC for the Internet of Things
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Luis Montes is the founder and CEO of Iced Development. He brings 18 years of medical, manufacturing, and financial enterprise software experience. Iced Development is a Phoenix based web and IoT company focused on providing services around the latest innovations. It was founded on a desire to advance the open web, and driven by continual excitement for ever-evolving technologies. In addition to client engagements, Iced Development produces several open source projects including the browser-based IoT platform: PageNodes.com
 
 
Michael Moran  - BMC Software


It’s Complicated – Choosing the Right AWS Services
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Michael Moran is an experienced, hands-on leader and software architect, involved in the architecture, design and implementation of microservice architectures, service-oriented architects and distributed systems. He has been in the software industry since 2002, where 4 of the last 5 companies he has been part of had successful acquisitions. Michael co-founded Graphdat, which was acquired by Boundary, which was then acquired by BMC Software.

He is currently serving as a Senior Architect at BMC Software, where he is responsible for the definition and management of the architecture that supports BMC TrueSight Pulse, a multi-tenant SaaS-based monitoring system running on Amazon AWS that has been in use for over 4 years and has hundreds of customers.

Michael also represents BMC at developer-focused meet ups and conferences where he shares his and the team’s experiences with micro-services, use of AWS and continuous delivery based development practices.
 
 
Sesh Murthy  - Cloud Raxak


Automating VMware Security Compliance in the Hybrid Cloud
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Sesh Murthy is the Co-Founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak. Before Cloud Raxak, he was the Vice President of Cloud Innovation at IBM Global Services. He has 29 years of experience in creating value for customers in cloud and technology services. His expertise includes cloud architecture and security, management service automation, strategic outsourcing, software, sales, and distribution.
 
 
Ikuo Nakagawa  - Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium


Business Cases and the Digital Innovation Trend
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Ikuo Nakagawa is a co-founder and a board member of Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium. He is also principal & the Executive Chief Engineer at Intec, Inc. He has launched and been contributing to many open projects for IoT business.
 
 
Shyam Varan Nath  - GE


Connected Airports and Airline Baggage
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Shyam is Principal Architect with GE, with focus on Industrial Internet and Big Data Analytics for machine and sensor. Shyam has 23 years of industry experience with companies like IBM, Oracle, Deloitte and Halliburton. He has MBA and MS in Computer Science from FAU, Boca Raton FL.
 
 
Bob Newhouse  - Agilitiv


Organizational Agility for Digital Transformation (Cultural Change, Change Management)
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Bob Newhouse is CEO and founder of Agilitiv. Previously, as Chief Learning Officer for a global energy services company, Bob led the creation of enterprise-wide competency development and simulation-based training. Efforts included industry-leading immersive simulation environments for operations and team-based human factors learning. Agilitiv is a strategic research and advisory services firm focused at the nexus of technology, business process and enterprise learning. Agilitiv has a special emphasis on organizational capabilities needed to support digital transformation strategies. Bob holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center.
 
 
Dave Nielsen  - Redis Labs


Redis Functions and Data Structures for Everyday Use Cases
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations, Redis Labs Dave works for Redis Labs organizing hackathons, workshops and other events to help developers learn when and how to use Redis. Prior to Redis Labs, Dave was the co-founder and lead organizer of CloudCamp, a community of Cloud Computing enthusiasts in over 100 cities around the world. Dave graduated from Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo and has worked in developer relations for 12 years at companies like PayPal, Strikeiron and Platform D. Dave gained modest notoriety when he proposed to his girlfriend in the book PayPal Hacks"
 
 
Naveen Nimmu  - Clouber,Inc


Live Migration Across Hybrid Clouds
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Naveen has 20 years of expertise in Cloud , Data Centre technologies. Naveen Worked with Cisco, Sanera and most recently as Product Line Director at Broadcom. He is currently Founder and CEO of Clouber, Inc. He holds Masters from IIT Madras and completed his Executive MBA from ISB.
 
 
Michael O'Neill  - NVIDIA


General Session | Big Things That Seem Small... Bert Loomis and AI in the Cloud
Michael O’Neill is an established leader for NVIDIA. He provides specialized technical guidance and strategic thought leadership to customers on NVIDIA GRID and Tesla GPUs in virtualized environments. He works closely with business leaders to develop innovative solutions for graphical and compute heavy workloads. With over twenty years of experience in planning, developing, and implementing state of the art information systems, he has built a significant body of work empowering people and business to live, work and collaborate from anywhere. His guidance has provided Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups with cloud computing solutions to help IT and service providers build private, hybrid and public clouds to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective services.
 
 
Joseph di Paolantonio  - DataArchon


New Solutions in Transportation Span All 5 Cs in the IoT Maturity Model
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Joseph di Paolantonio began working with IoT data in 2000 when his consultancy and system integration firm partnered with RFID companies, integrating RFID data into supply chain datamarts. He began focusing more on connected data solutions as complex systems of systems in 2007. Over the past three years, his research has focused on defining solution spaces that are uniquely addressed by combining Internet of Things with data management and analytics technologies and processes. Building upon his laboratory work developing photovoltaic and fuel cell systems, creating Bayesian risk models for aerospace systems, and leveraging data analytics into new business opportunities, Joseph will continue his research in Sensor Analytics Ecosystems and making sense of the IoT using a framework of cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic factors. He has been an independent industry analysts and consulting data scientist as DataArchon since 2005. Prior to this, Joseph was the CEO of InterActive Systems and Consulting, Inc, spun off from The Williams Cos. in 2000.
 
 
John Paul  - VenueNext


Data Analytics Is Changing the Game in Sports
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior to VenueNext, he spent over 35 years as a founder, CEO or executive leader of product and engineering teams at startups and major technology companies. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President at Dish Digital where he created an Internet-based next-generation video distribution service, a continuation of his award-winning work at Sling Media, with the Slingbox product line, which was acquired by Dish in 2007. In 2002, Paul founded and created one of the first photo sharing services named Our Pictures Inc., which was acquired by Simple Star Inc. in 2005.

Prior to that, Paul was Senior VP and General Manager of the Server Division of Netscape, which was sold to Sun Microsystems for $1bn. After AOL’s acquisition of Netscape, he remained at the company as Executive Vice President. He was recently named one of the 60 Most Powerful People in Sports by Worth Magazine for his innovative contributions to the industry.
 
 
Paul Peissner  - CollabNet


Lunch Power Panel | Big Data-Driven DevOps: Acting on Feedback Loops from a Digital Business
Paul Peissner is Customer Success Specialist at CollabNet. He has worked in the enterprise software industry as both a business development specialist, pulling together strategic technology vendors to help accelerate the introduction of innovative solutions and directly with enterprise customers, to help them address their specific complex challenges. For more than 15 years, he has blended his understanding of global cultural challenges, ever changing technologies and the business’ need to improve and accelerate cross-discipline development and engineering practices. He is currently working with CollabNet Customer Success team for strategic global accounts. He is responsible for assessing customer challenges and working with cross-discipline teams to create and drive customer success strategies. Paul has represented CollabNet at engineering and development meet ups and conferences around the globe where he shares his insights on industry trends and his team’s experiences with large enterprise organizations adopting agile, Lean, DevOps and hybrid-development models and actively promotes secure and open multi-variant engineering processes that help teams collaborate and run side-by-side with flexible continuous delivery practices.

 
 
Elad Rave  - Teridion


Making Our Internet Great Again
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Elad Rave, CEO and co-founder of Teridion, is a visionary, architect, and R&D manager with extensive experience in the technology sector. He is recognized as an architectural expert and for multiplatform integration design and implementation.
 
 
Alois Reitbauer  - Dynatrace


Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Alois Reitbauer is Chief Technical Strategist at Dynatrace. He has spent most of his career building monitoring tools and fine-tuning application performance. A regular conference speaker, blogger, author, and sushi maniac, Alois currently shares his professional time between Linz, Boston, and San Francisco.
 
 
Claude Remillard  - Microsoft


Config as Code vs Immutable Continuous Delivery in the Cloud
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Claude Remillard is Principal Program Manager in Developer Division responsible for the DevOps and DevTest experience on Azure. He previously was President and co-founder of InCycle Software - a leading firm providing ALM consulting services and developers of InRelease, acquired by Microsoft. His primary area of interest is the adoption of best practices in DevOps.
 
 
Yoseph Reuveni  - Jet.com


Embedded Microsoft
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extremely low latency (under 10ms). He is working at jet.com as a Director of Software Engineering leading key initiatives around service containerization, scaling and geo-redundancy. His extensive knowledge integrating docker, mesos, kafka, and many more pieces of the big data stack resulted in numerous performance boosts and operational cutoffs. Yoseph holds an MSc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Math.
 
 
Eric Robertson  - CollabNet


How Customers Are Operationalizing Their DevOps Tool Chain from Planning-to-Ops
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Eric Robertson is an industry expert who is responsible for the DevOps product line at CollabNet. Before coming to CollabNet, he served as director of services and portfolio management for enterprise solutions at Unisys. Prior to that he led product management and launched major areas of Cisco's cloud automation solutions.

Eric has successfully held product development, services and management roles with enterprises and start-ups and has provided consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. He holds a patent in the area of virtualization and a Master's Degree in Electrical and Software Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He continues to further his research in domain-specific languages, and intelligent automation.
 
 
Adam Rogers  - ANEXIA


Lunch Power Panel | The Hybrid Era: Where Is All the Private Cloud?
Adam Rogers has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications and managed hosting industries. His experience includes the construction, deployment, and maintenance of critical infrastructure assets both domestically and abroad. Clients include federal agencies, NGOs, and multi-national corporations looking to expand operations.
 
 
Adam Rogers  - ANEXIA


Safe Harbor - New Requirements in Data Storage
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Adam Rogers has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications and managed hosting industries. His experience includes the construction, deployment, and maintenance of critical infrastructure assets both domestically and abroad. Clients include federal agencies, NGOs, and multi-national corporations looking to expand operations.
 
 
Mercer Rowe  - IBM Cloud


Day 2 Keynote | Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions
Mercer Rowe is Vice President, Strategic Partners for IBM’s Cloud Business Unit. In this capacity, he plays a pivotal role in IBM’s growth and transformation by teaming with IBM’s global strategic business partners to mutually enhance IBM’s industry leading cloud portfolio of technology and services.

Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Rowe was General Manager of VMware vCloud Service, G.K., delivering VMware vCloud Air in Japan. He was in multiple partner-facing roles, including leading Partner Sales for vCloud Air, incubating VMware's cloud services channel model and building VMware's technology partner consulting services organization.

Prior to VMware, Mr. Rowe spent thirteen years at several successful start-ups in the enterprise software and service provider spaces; building sales, channel and pro services organizations. Mr. Rowe’s early career was with Lockheed Martin and Northern Telecom (Nortel).
 
 
Sebastian Scheele  - Loodse


Docker Meets Kubernetes
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Sebastian Scheele worked as a consultant and product manager for SAP for over 7 years. Now he is one of the founders of Loodse, a company that is working on a product based on Kubernetes. He is a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Trainer and has many years of experience with system architecture and open source solutions.
 
 
William Schmarzo  - EMC


Big Data MBA: How to Monetize Your Data | Part 1
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He’s written several white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power the organization’s key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course. Bill was ranked as #15 Big Data Influencer by Onalytica.

Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics. Bill authored EMC’s Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and co-authored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Bill has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.

Previously, Bill was the vice president of Analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s Advertiser and Website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience. Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications.

Bill holds a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.

Recent blogs can be found at: http://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/ You can also follow Bill on twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo
 
 
William Schmarzo  - EMC


Big Data MBA: How to Monetize Your Data | Part 2
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He’s written several white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power the organization’s key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course. Bill was ranked as #15 Big Data Influencer by Onalytica.

Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics. Bill authored EMC’s Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and co-authored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Bill has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.

Previously, Bill was the vice president of Analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s Advertiser and Website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience. Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications.

Bill holds a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.

Recent blogs can be found at: http://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/ You can also follow Bill on twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo
 
 
Dhiraj Sehgal  - Tintri


Guaranteeing Performance for Your Virtualized Apps and Private Cloud
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Dhiraj Sehgal works in product and solution marketing organization of Tintri. His focus has been private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focussed and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage.
 
 
Tony Shan  - CTS


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


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


DevOps and Microservices – An In-Depth Look at Security Challenges
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Amir Sharif is Co-Founder of Aporeto. He has 20 years of experience in virtualization, networking technologies and low-latency I/O. His experience includes running business development, product management and software development teams; his previous position was at Nuage Networks. He also worked at Violin Memory, Parallels, VMware, Cisco and Sun.
 
 
Shinichi “Shin” Shibata  - Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium


Business Cases and the Digital Innovation Trend
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Shin Shibata is a board member of Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium and also a project leader of the "Smart Home” and “MQTT” project in the Consortium. He is a Solution Architect at Landis+Gyr where he focuses on Head End Systems for Smart Energy.
 
 
Animesh Singh  - IBM


How to Build a Distributed Serverless Polyglot Microservices IoT Platform Using Docker and OpenWhisk
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Animesh Singh is an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. He has been with IBM for more than 10 years and currently works with customers in designing cloud computing solutions on OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Docker and Serverless Architecture, and is the lead for IBM Bluemix. He has been leading cutting-edge projects for IBM enterprise customers in Telco, Banking, and Healthcare Industries, around cloud and virtualization technologies.
 
 
Mahesh Singh  - BIGDATA, INC.


Data as a Service: Key Benefits and Challenges
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Mahesh Singh has over 20 years of professional experience delivering information technology and business solutions to global organizations encompassing diverse technology platforms, cloud computing, web applications, and E-commerce / ERP implementations. Mahesh has extensive background consulting with world class organizations, including Thomson Reuters, IBM Global Services, Accenture, Deloitte, Tata Consulting Services, WellPoint, Kawasaki Motors USA, Toyota Financial Services, Deutsche Bank, Chase Bank, AT&T Wireless, Xerox Corp., Farmers Insurance, Swiss Reinsurance, and Nokia Inc.

Mahesh is the co-founder and president of BigData, Inc., a management consulting firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The company specializes in executive advisory services, management / IT consulting, and leadership training to client organizations. Since 2001, he has also been serving as Adjunct Professor at University of Phoenix Graduate School of Business – Southern California Campus where he frequently teaches various courses in strategic management, operations management, project management, the lean enterprise, and organizational change management.

Mahesh holds an MBA from University of Phoenix (USA) and MS Computer Science from J.N.U. New Delhi (India). He is an avid researcher with keen insight on emerging trends in business and information technology.
 
 
Raejeanne Skillern  - Intel Corporation


Day 2 Keynote | Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions
Raejeanne B. Skillern is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Cloud Service Provider Platform Group at Intel Corporation. She manages Intel’s business, roadmap and customer engagements for public cloud infrastructure deployments and leads the team responsible for working closely with the world’s largest cloud service providers to optimize Intel’s data center solutions for their unique needs. Skillern earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Pepperdine University and her MBA from Marylhurst University.
 
 
Jeff Smith  - eviot


Managing Large Scale Industrial IoT Deployment Complexity Successfully
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Jeff N. Smith is the founder and managing partner of eviot.io, a global consultancy focused on large complex IoT deployments and vertical IoT go to market strategies. Previously Jeff was a co-founder of Incenergy, a firm founded in 2010 to build IoT/M2M energy saving and monitoring solutions delivered through the cloud for industrial and commercial environments. During this time Jeff has program managed and deployed projects for U.S. government and Fortune 100 clients globally.
 
 
Clark Smith  - Numerex


nxFAST Platform – Enabling New Opportunities in IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Clark Smith is a senior product manager for Numerex with nearly 20 years in telecom, IoT, messaging, platform and cloud solutions, mobile commerce, CRM, retail, banking, mobile advertising and mobile web His career has included start-ups as well as large industry players such as Sybase, SAP and AT&T. He currently manages the nxFAST Platform for Numerex, a comprehensive, end-to-end IoT platform.
 
 
Nick Son  - Coalfire


FedRAMP Accelerated and the New High Standards
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Nick Son is VP of Cyber Risk & Public Sector at Coalfire. He leads the FISMA and FedRAMP solutions business serving U.S. Federal, state, local and commercial clients. He has over 20 years of experience in information assurance and cybersecurity program management and legislative compliance. He is a subject matter expert in the area of FISMA, FedRAMP and 3rd Party Reporting.

Nick serves the world’s largest cloud service providers as an advisor and as an independent assessor for the FedRAMP program. He focuses on designing and implementing optimal compliance programs across different industry verticals and market segments to include FISMA, ISO, HIPAA, PCI and SOC and cloud technology stacks IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
 
 
Craig Sproule  - Metavine


Next Generation Development Platforms for Next Generation Developers
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Craig Sproule is the CEO of Metavine where he is responsible for the company’s vision, product development and customer success. A successful entrepreneur since 1999, he founded Metavine as a systems integration company. After much success building enterprise applications and systems using its own proprietary platform and toolset that enabled rapid development without the need for coding, he evolved the company in 2013 to begin offering customers direct access to its flagship platform, Metavine Genesis.
 
 
Kausik Sridhar  - Pulzze Systems


How to Reduce IoT Solution Infrastructure Development Costs
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Kausik Sridhar is a founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, Inc. He is jointly responsible for R&D efforts related to abstracting out the entire interaction logic into a configurable product. He has more than 8 years of experience involving various forms of distributed and scalable software infrastructure, product and solutions.

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


Architecting for the Cloud with Serverless Computing, Cloud Foundry and Docker on Bluemix
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as an Architect/Developer Evangelist at IBM with a mission of helping developers build highly scalable and available systems. His areas of focus are containers, Open Source and DevOps. His general interest is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Hadoop during its early stages. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, written for developer portals, and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate and online classes in the evening.

Rags brings with him over 25 years of hands-on software development and over 15 years of architecture and technology evangelism experience. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of emerging technology areas. He is also a repeat JavaOne rock star speaker award winner.

Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He likes to hike (has hiked the Everest Base Camp when he was a few pounds lighter), run and generally be outdoors but most of all loves to eat.
 
 
Leon Stigter  - TIBCO Software


The Road to a Cloud Adoption and Digital Transformation
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Leon Stigter is a product manager at TIBCO Software, working closely with TIBCO’s customers, engineering and marketing teams to grow and evolve the TIBCO Fast Data platform. Prior to joining TIBCO he was active in the developer community, having served many years as an SOA advocate and consultant. Previously he has held roles at Essent, CGI, and Eneco. He is a certified professional for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6, a Prince2 practitioner, and a Sun Certified Java Professional for the Java 2 platform. He earned a Bachelor of Information Technology in Computer Science from Hogeschool Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
 
 
Sebastien Synold  - Qosmos


Virtual Network Visibility Made Easy
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Sebastien Synold is a Product Line Manager at Qosmos. He joined Qosmos in 2009 as a Product Manager responsible for the Network Analytics Appliance product line, a range of solutions that provide advanced subscriber traffic information for the telco market. He then moved to innovation technologies, taking responsibility for SDN / NFV products including the DPI VNF and the Service Classifier. He is currently in charge of the new L7Viewer product line which brings IT administrators full visibility into their virtual data center traffic. Prior to Qosmos, Sebastien worked for 10 years as a developer in successful networking industry startups such as Chronicle Solutions, Aplio and Ora Creative.

Sebastien has a master’s degree in computer science and telecommunications from the ENSI engineering school in Caen.
 
 
Ark Szczurowski  - SSLGURU.COM


As Our Partner You Don't Have to Be Smarter Than the Hacker: How Not to Get Robbed on the Internet
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Ark Szczurowski is founder and CEO of SSLGURU.COM. He started his adventure with the Internet 20 years ago. Communication with people from different parts of the world was the most fascinating thing in Internet that he had found. It was love at first sight. He started by reselling domains and servers. The issue of Internet security had been returning in many ways since 2012 when the online platform sslguru.com was created. At first there were few vendors but with the passing of time the number grew to 11. Ark is responsible for the development, strategy and contact with SSLGURU’s partners. Due to his hard work, SSLGURU is now the biggest online platform with different SSL certificates.
 
 
Mark Thiele  - Apcera


The Jevons Paradox: How Democratization of IT Increases Demand for Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Mark Thiele’s successful career in IT spans 25 years and has focused on both operating roles and on driving cloud adoption across enterprises of all sizes. He has deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of the requirements of policy-driven cloud computing and drives cross-functional strategic initiatives as Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera.

Prior to joining Apcera, Mark was the executive vice president of ecosystem development at Switch SUPERNAP, builders of the world’s highest-rated data centers. He is also the president and founder of Data Center Pulse, an organization created to promote best practices in the data center industry. Mark has held executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware and Brocade and is a member of nonprofit groups including The Green Grid and Infrastructure 2.0, where he advocates for data center and cloud industry evolution.
 
 
Deena Thomchick  - Symantec


Using Data Science to Solve Cloud Security Challenges
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Deena Thomchick, Senior Director of Cloud Security at Symantec, has spent more than 25 years in technology and security. In addition to her current focus on CASB, her background includes encryption, advanced threat protection, network security and endpoint security. She’s an avid evangelist and regularly speaks at industry events including appearances at Gartner Symposium, IT Summit, SecureWorld and others.
 
 
David Tishgart  - Cloudera


Hadoop in the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
David Tishgart is a Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera, focused on the company's cloud products, strategy, and partnerships. Prior to joining Cloudera, he ran business development and marketing at Gazzang, an enterprise security software company that was eventually acquired by Cloudera. He brings nearly two decades of experience in enterprise software, hardware, and services marketing to Cloudera. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
 
 
Chris Van Tuin  - Red Hat


A DevOps State of Mind with Docker and Kubernetes
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, he has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners with a focus on emerging technologies including IaaS, PaaS, and DevOps and is frequent speaker on DevOps, Hybrid Cloud, and Containers at industry events. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. Chris holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
 
 
Peter Vanderminden  - Flatiron Strategies


Opening Keynote | Are You Seeing DOTS? – Data Ownership and Transparent Surveillance
Peter Vanderminden is a widely recognized thought leader on IoT and digital supply chain. Retired from Microsoft, where he was the Industry Manager, Manufacturing, he now serves as the Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies where he advises investment bankers on the IoT industry.
 
 
Peter Vanderminden  - Flatiron Strategies


Power Panel | How Software Is Eating the World of IoT
Peter Vanderminden is a widely recognized thought leader on IoT and digital supply chain. Retired from Microsoft, where he was the Industry Manager, Manufacturing, he now serves as the Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies where he advises investment bankers on the IoT industry.
 
 
Peter Vanderminden  - Flatiron Strategies


IoT - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Peter Vanderminden is a widely recognized thought leader on IoT and digital supply chain. Retired from Microsoft, where he was the Industry Manager, Manufacturing, he now serves as the Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies where he advises investment bankers on the IoT industry.
 
 
Vandana Viswanathan  - Cognizant


How to Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy from Cloudy to Clear
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Vandana Viswanathan is a solutions-driven information technology leader with over 15 years of experience providing consultative management in regulatory compliance, program & quality management, SDLC/QA transformation, testing account management and client relationship management services for clients across the globe. She acts as a trusted advisor for top 10 global industry Life Sciences clients. She has a high performance track record in implementing GAMP5, GDP, CMMI Level 5, HIPAA, SOX, ISO, BS7799, ITIL, 21 CFR Part 11 for Fortune 500 companies. She has pioneered best in class quality assurance, regulatory compliance/validation and testing frameworks for cloud based and COTS systems. She supports external audits/inspections resulting in minor/zero findings. Vandana has been successful in leading and implementing PMO, Change Management, Release Management initiatives and SDLC & QA process transformation for several large corporate clients.
 
 
Anders Wallgren  - Electric Cloud


Connected Teams, Connected Code, and the Connected Device: The Challenges of IoT Software Delivery
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Anders Wallgren is Chief Technical Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 20 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Previously, Anders held executive and management positions at Aceva, Archistra, Impresse, Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY). Anders holds a B.SC from MIT.
 
 
Ivan Wallis  - Venafi


Lunch Power Panel | Big Data-Driven DevOps: Acting on Feedback Loops from a Digital Business
Ivan Wallis is Senior Systems Engineer at Venafi. He brings over 15 years of systems engineering, key management, and security training experience towards enabling customers and partners to effectively architect and deliver data security solutions for enterprise customers. Past experience includes lead solutions architect role at Thales e-Security and SSH Communication Security, as well as solutions architect at Entrust. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Ivan is an active member of the local ISSA and ISC2 security community. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Information Systems from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.
 
 
Ivan Wallis  - Venafi


Securing Your Containers
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Ivan Wallis is Senior Systems Engineer at Venafi. He brings over 15 years of systems engineering, key management, and security training experience towards enabling customers and partners to effectively architect and deliver data security solutions for enterprise customers. Past experience includes lead solutions architect role at Thales e-Security and SSH Communication Security, as well as solutions architect at Entrust. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Ivan is an active member of the local ISSA and ISC2 security community. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Information Systems from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.
 
 
Dennis Ward  - DWE


IoT Cloud Service Centric Embedded Security on the Rise
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Mr. Dennis Ward has twenty-six years of experience in the datacom and telecom industries. His research examines key aspects defining successful strategies in M2M/IoT. His target includes Industrial IoT and Smart-Connected City use cases for service providers and large enterprises that transcend the traditional vertical segments today. His experience allows for an insightful yet practical approach to advising carriers, vendors, and enterprise clients on business development and marketing and strategies within industry solution space.

Prior to joining DWE, Mr. Ward has held various technical marketing, business, engineering, testing and management consulting positions in the USA and abroad for leading companies such as Metaswitch Networks, Cisco Systems, Adaptive, NET, Sun Microsystems, Mitsubishi, CableLabs, Microsoft, Siemens, AT&T, and EarthLink. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded iThinkTest, Inc., a test engineering and consulting firm. He also co-founded DWE, an IoT analysis/solutions firm. As an educator and BSEE graduate from M.I.T, Mr. Ward has taught courses on a university level, authored numerous blogs, reports and topical articles covering various aspects of the M2M/IoT market and has been quoted in news and trade journals. He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and moderator at industry tradeshows.
 
 
Chris Webber  - Centrify


Passwords Are Dead. Long Live Multi-Factor Authentication
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Chris Webber is a security wonk, a cloud evangelist, a product guy, and a recovering IT professional. Having spent time at both Silicon Valley startups and global powerhouses before joining Centrify, he developed his particular slant on cloud and mobile security at companies like Zscaler, Blue Coat Systems, Good Technology, and Pertino.
 
 
Alan Williamson  - ParkerGale Capital


Power Panel | How Software Is Eating the World of IoT
Alan Williamson is a principal at ParkerGale Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Prior to joining ParkerGale, he served as CTO at Royall & Company where he was responsible for the architecture, development and maintenance of all systems to support the needs and requirements of clients. With a deep background in high-volume server processing, he was the first U.K. Java Champion, a program by Oracle/Sun to recognize the Top 100 people who have contributed the most to Java. Alan graduated from the University of Paisley in Scotland with a Hons BSc. degree in Computer Science with Digital Control.
 
 
Alan Williamson  - ParkerGale Capital


Building a Complete IoT Solution That Will Last 10 Years
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Alan Williamson is a principal at ParkerGale Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Prior to joining ParkerGale, he served as CTO at Royall & Company where he was responsible for the architecture, development and maintenance of all systems to support the needs and requirements of clients. With a deep background in high-volume server processing, he was the first U.K. Java Champion, a program by Oracle/Sun to recognize the Top 100 people who have contributed the most to Java. Alan graduated from the University of Paisley in Scotland with a Hons BSc. degree in Computer Science with Digital Control.
 
 
Chris Witeck  - Citrix


How Disruptive IoT Will Be for the Enterprise
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Chris Witeck is a Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, where he works as a member of the Citrix Labs team to research and cultivate new technologies that will extend the value of Citrix solutions. Before joining Citrix, Chris served as Senior Director of Product Marketing at iPass where he owned the road map and product launches for the iPass Open Mobile enterprise mobility solution. Prior to iPass, Chris was the Director of Remote Access Product Management at SonicWALL and Director of Product Marketing at Aventail.
 
 
Michael Wood  - VeloCloud Networks


How SD WAN Will Help Enterprise IoT Networking
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Michael Wood is vice president of marketing for VeloCloud Networks, responsible for worldwide marketing, revenue generation, channel and sales enablement and communications. He has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the networking industry.

Prior to VeloCloud, he served as vice president of product management and marketing for Akamai Technologies’ Cloud Networking Business Unit. He also was an executive in residence, and is currently an adviser, for Plug and Play Tech Center, a startup incubator and accelerator.

Early in his career, Wood was with StrataCom as a senior member of the technical staff. After Cisco acquired StrataCom in 1996, he spent 15 years with Cisco in various positions, culminating in the director of product management and marketing role for the multibillion dollar branch office integrated services router business for enterprises and service providers. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.
 
 
Jaeson Yoo  - Penta Security Systems


General Session | Trends, Challenges, and Solutions to Protect the Cloud
Jaeson Yoo is Senior Vice President of Business Development at Penta Security Systems Inc.
 
 
Yi Zheng  - CDS Global Cloud


Lunch Power Panel | The Hybrid Era: Where Is All the Private Cloud?
Yi Zheng is the CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud with over 11 years of experience in telecommunications and cloud technology. He joined CDS in January 2011 and was responsible for architecting and deploying the CDS Global Cloud platform, which encompasses CDS’ Global Private Network and Global Interconnected Cloud. Currently, this platform hosts over 60% of China’s global mobile gaming industry and 50% of China’s e-commerce business. At present Yi is over Research and Development as well as network expansion with a focus on advancing virtualization and Cloud computing architecture.
 
 
Yi Zheng  - CDS Global Cloud


Understanding the Inscrutable Chinese Internet
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Yi Zheng is the CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud with over 11 years of experience in telecommunications and cloud technology. He joined CDS in January 2011 and was responsible for architecting and deploying the CDS Global Cloud platform, which encompasses CDS’ Global Private Network and Global Interconnected Cloud. Currently, this platform hosts over 60% of China’s global mobile gaming industry and 50% of China’s e-commerce business. At present Yi is over Research and Development as well as network expansion with a focus on advancing virtualization and Cloud computing architecture.
 

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Presentation Slides
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The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
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In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide re...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
IoT solutions exploit operational data generated by Internet-connected smart “things” for the purpose of gaining operational insight and producing “better outcomes” (for example, create new business models, eliminate unscheduled maintenance, etc.). The explosive proliferation of IoT solutions will result in an exponential growth in the volume of IoT data, precipitating significant Information Governance issues: who owns the IoT data, what are the rights/duties of IoT solutions adopters towards t...
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. ...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, posited that disruption is inevitable for comp...
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, discussed why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers wit...
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...
When growing capacity and power in the data center, the architectural trade-offs between server scale-up vs. scale-out continue to be debated. Both approaches are valid: scale-out adds multiple, smaller servers running in a distributed computing model, while scale-up adds fewer, more powerful servers that are capable of running larger workloads. It’s worth noting that there are additional, unique advantages that scale-up architectures offer. One big advantage is large memory and compute capacity...
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, highlighted the current challenges of these transformative technologies and shared strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” outlined the latest trends and developments i...
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, an entertainment executive/TV producer turned serial entrepreneur, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to ma...
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed 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.
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. In his session at @DevOpsSummit 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, showed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that enables everyone fro...
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. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and G...
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 ground work 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...
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 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 id...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed 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. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
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, organization...
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.
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. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
The proper isolation of resources is essential for multi-tenant environments. The traditional approach to isolate resources is, however, rather heavyweight. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Igor Drobiazko, co-founder of elastic.io, drew upon his own experience with operating a Docker container-based infrastructure on a large scale and present a lightweight solution for resource isolation using microservices. He also discussed the implementation of microservices in data and application integrat...
In their Live Hack” presentation at 17th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty and Paul Fletcher, Chief Security Evangelists at Alert Logic, provided the audience with a chance to see a live demonstration of the common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This “Live Hack” used open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees learned where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructure. The...
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 micro services. 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 contain...
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different? Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
In this presentation, Striim CTO and founder Steve Wilkes will discuss practical strategies for counteracting fraud and cyberattacks by leveraging real-time streaming analytics. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Steve Wilkes, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Striim, will provide a detailed look into leveraging streaming data management to correlate events in real time, and identify potential breaches across IoT and non-IoT systems throughout the enterprise. Strategies for processing massive ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infras...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business...
What's the role of an IT self-service portal when you get to continuous delivery and Infrastructure as Code? This general session showed how to create the continuous delivery culture and eight accelerators for leading the change. Don Demcsak is a DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal for Dell EMC based out of New Jersey. He is a former, long time, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in building and architecting Application Delivery Pipelines for hybrid legacy, and cloud ...
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.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
Join us at Cloud Expo June 6-8 to find out how to securely connect your cloud app to any cloud or on-premises data source – without complex firewall changes. More users are demanding access to on-premises data from their cloud applications. It’s no longer a “nice-to-have” but an important differentiator that drives competitive advantages. It’s the new “must have” in the hybrid era. Users want capabilities that give them a unified view of the data to get closer to customers and grow business. The...
"We focus on composable infrastructure. Composable infrastructure has been named by companies like Gartner as the evolution of the IT infrastructure where everything is now driven by software," explained Bruno Andrade, CEO and Founder of HTBase, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy named "Bronze Sponsor" of 21st International Cloud Expo which will take place October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud com...
"We are a monitoring company. We work with Salesforce, BBC, and quite a few other big logos. We basically provide monitoring for them, structure for their cloud services and we fit into the DevOps world" explained David Gildeh, Co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, paneli...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley which will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is at the intersection of technology and business-optimizing tools, organizations and processes to bring measurable improvements in productivity and profitability," said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, DevOps product and solutions marketing...
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...

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KENDRICK
Isomorphic

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DDN

RAVE
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CHOU
Microsoft

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IBM

DOYLE
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VAN TUIN
Red Hat

LIANG
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MURTHY
Cloud Raxak

REMIL-
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Microsoft

MANN
Splunk

ROWE
IBM Cloud

SKILLERN
Intel

ALLEN
Progress

BENEDICT
Cognizant
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Commvault

ERWAY
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CHAVES
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BLOOMBERG
Intellyx

BUGAYENKO
Teamed.io

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HAFF
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IBM

Jewell
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Iron.io

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GRECO
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PRESLEY
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Pythian

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Microsoft

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Keeper

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Tintri

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RAO
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CollabNet

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Symantec

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HPE

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Alfresco

ROGERS
Anexia

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KHYI

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LEWIS
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Data

KENDRICK
Isomorphic

REEVES
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CIOT
Progress

MOR
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LEFORT
BMC

ANDERSON
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BRODY
Webair

NIELSEN
Redis Labs

SEHGAL
Tintri

MANN
Splunk

YOO
Fuze

COTY
Alert Logic

LANDA
Kintone

CHOQUETTE
RackN

MARTIN
Security

HURWITZ
Hurwitz & Assc.

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers Include

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Red Hat Inc

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Alert Logic

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Alert Logic

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LYNN
AgilData

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Cloudyn

ANAND
Appocito

WEISS
Pythian

BRODY
Webair

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Softlayer

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Juniper

HOFFMAN
Pivotal

VERVAET
HGST

Murthy
CloudRaxak

FRANCISCO
Evolute

LETCHIN
Nexenta

SIMON
JFrog

BONIFAZI
Solgenia

WEISS
ProfitBricks

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IBM

HANNON
SoftLayer

GALLO
SoftLayer

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Codero

BIMMU
Clouber

SRINIVAS
IBM

CHAVAN
IBM

HEDGES
Clouddata

AHUJA
Cloud

MEINER
Oracle

SWARTZ
Ericsson
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POTTER
SafeLogic

ROBINSON
CompTIA

WARUSA
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WSO2 Inc

MEINER
Oracle

CHOU
Microsoft

HARRISON
Tufin

BRUNOZZI
VMware

KIM
MapR

KANE
Dyn

SICULAR
Basho

TURNER
Cloudian

KUMAR
Liaison

ADAMIAK
Liaison

KHAN
Solgenia

BONIFAZI
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SUSSMAN
Coalfire

ISAACSON
RMS

LYNN
CodeFutures

HEABERLIN
Windstream

RAMA
MURTHY

Virtusa

BOSTOCK
IndependenceIT

DE MENO
CommVault

GRILLI
Adobe

WILLIAMS
Rancher Labs

CRISWELL
Alert Logic

COTY
Alert Logic

JACOBS
SingleHop

MARAVEI
Cisco

JACKSON
Softlayer

SINGH
IBM

HAZARD
Softlayer

GALLO
Softlayer

TAMASKAR
GENBAND

SUBRA
-MANIAN

Emcien

LEVESQUE
Windstream

IVANOV
StorPool

BLOOMBERG
Intellyx

BUDHANI
Soha

HATHAWAY
IBM Watson

TOLL
ProfitBricks

LANDRY
Microsoft

BEARFIELD
Blue Box

HERITAGE
Akana

PILUSO
SIASMSP

HOLT
IBM Cloudant

SHAN
CTS

PICCININNI
EMC

BRON-
GERSMA

Modulus

PAIGE
CenturyLink

SABHIKHI
Cognitive Scale

MILLS
Green House Data

KATZEN
CenturyLink

SLOPER
CenturyLink

SRINIVAS
EMC

TALREJA
Cisco

GORBACHEV
Systems Services Inc.

COLLISON
Apcera

PRABHU
OpenCrowd

LYNN
CodeFutures

SWARTZ
Ericsson

MOSHENKO
CoreOS

BERMINGHAM
SIOS

WILLIS
Stateless Networks

MURPHY
Gridstore

KHABE
Vicom

NIKOLOV
GetClouder

DIETZE
Windstream

DALRYMPLE
EnterpriseDB

MAZZUCCO
TierPoint

RIVERA
WHOA.com

HERITAGE
Akana

SEYMOUR
6fusion

GIANNETTO
Author

CARTER
IBM

ROGERS
Virtustream
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers

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Microsoft

MICKOS
HP

BHARGAVA
Intel

RILEY
Riverbed

DEVINE
IBM

ISAACSON
CodeFutures

LYNN
HP

HINKLE
Citrix

KHAN
Solgenia

SINGH
Bigdata

BEACH
SendGrid

BOSTOCK
IndependenceIT

DE SOUZA
Cisco

PATTATHIL
Harbinger

O'BRIEN
Aria Systems

BONIFAZI
Solgenia

BIANCO
Solgenia

PROCTOR
NuoDB

DUGGAL
EnterpriseWeb

TEGETHOFF
Appcore

BRUNOZZI
VMware

HICKENS
Parasoft

KLEBANOV
Cisco

PETERS
Esri

GOLDBERG
Vormetric

CUMBER-
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Dimension

ROSENDAHL
Quantum

LOOMIS
Cloudant

BRUNO
StackIQ

HANNON
SoftLayer

JACKSON
SoftLayer

HOCH
Virtustream

KAPADIA
Seagate

PAQUIN
OnLive

TSAI
Innodisk

BARRALL
Connected Data

SHIAH
AgilePoint

SEGIL
Verizon

PODURI
Citrix

COWIE
Dyn

RITTEN-
HOUSE

Cisco

FALLOWS
Kaazing

THYKATTIL
TimeWarner

LEIDUCK
SAP

LYNN
HP

WAGSTAFF
BSQUARE

POLLACK
AOL

KAMARAJU
Vormetric

BARRY
Catbird

MENDEN-
HALL

SUPERNAP

SHAN
KEANE

PLESE
Verizon

BARNUM
Voxox

TURNER
Cloudian

CALDERON
Advanced Systems

AGARWAL
SOA Software

LEE
Quantum

OBEROI
Concurrent, Inc.

HATEM
Verizon

GALEY
Autodesk

CAUTHRON
NIMBOXX

BARSOUM
IBM

GORDON
1Plug

LEWIS
Verizon

YEO
OrionVM

NAKAGAWA
Transparent Cloud Computing

SHIBATA
Transparent Cloud Computing

NATH
GE

GOKCEN
GE

STOICA
Databricks

TANKEL
Pivotal Software



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One of the best conferences we have attended in a while. Great job, Cloud Expo team! Keep it going."

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SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the USA and Europe, we work with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 c...
What's disruptive innovation, and why does it matter to leaders in the C-suite? It's how the savvy non-conformist will target market opportunities. How does this happen, when established companies seem to have the advantage? Creative software developers can quickly apply new technologies and digital business models to capture untapped demand.

Moreover, the most disruptive new companies will eventually reshape entire industries, swiftly pushing aside the legacy incumbent players -- it's a form of Digital Darwinism. The global networked economy will blossom, thanks to the pervasive In...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infrastructure through automation. Ayehu solutions have been deployed by major enterprises worldwide, and ...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 developers, designers, quality assur...
Containers are things for your things. That is true in the development world too - containers are things for your software, and, like containers for your things, software containers can help you be organized, efficient, and secure. Chris Morgan (@cmorgan_cloud), the Technical Director, OpenShift Partner Ecosystem at Red Hat, delivered a keynote at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference. Chris lives and breathes containers and recently discussed how they are transforming DevOps pipelines.
The reality of data ubiquity is here—data is buried in operational statistics, machine logs, stacks of overflowing tickets and customer details, among other things. How can any user get valuable information amid this rapid influx of data? Imagine a situation where your firm’s revenue takes a hit owing to an unexpected failure in some business process. It would be a nightmare for IT admins to sift through the interminable piles of data to deduce exactly why and where the problem occurred. To save time and their sanity, they need a solution that instantly analyzes data and detects the problem f...
Cloud computing is more than servers and storage. In a crisis situation it can actually be a lifesaver. BlackBerry, in fact, has just become the first cloud-based crisis communication service to receive a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization from the United States Government for its AtHoc Alert and AtHoc Connect services. If you’re not familiar with FedRAMP, it is a US government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The Blackberry certification wa...
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.
The dirty little secret, however, is that we are as unable to predict the future as you. None of us really knows what will happen next. The future is made up of an incredibly complex mixture of technologies, possibilities, and events that come together in ways that no one can truly predict. The answer, therefore, is not to attempt to predict the future. But instead, to prepare for an uncertain future by building organizational capabilities that allow you to anticipate and rapidly pivot, respond and react to any change that the market may throw at you.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as ...
Join us at Cloud Expo June 6-8 to find out how to securely connect your cloud app to any cloud or on-premises data source – without complex firewall changes. More users are demanding access to on-premises data from their cloud applications. It’s no longer a “nice-to-have” but an important differentiator that drives competitive advantages. It’s the new “must have” in the hybrid era. Users want capabilities that give them a unified view of the data to get closer to customers and grow business. They’re dealing with greater volumes of data than ever before, and much of this resides behind corporat...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists looked at the evolving nature of hybrid cloud, how it affects enterprise IT staffing requirement...
There's a lot to gain from cloud computing, but success requires a thoughtful and enterprise focused approach. Cloud computing decouples data and information from the infrastructure on which it lies. A process that is a LOT more involved than dragging some folders from your desktop to a shared drive. Cloud computing as a mission transformation activity, not a technological one. As an organization moves from local information hosting to the cloud, one of the most important challenges is addressing cloud computing as a mission transformation activity, not a technological one. Cloud computing is...
Many organizations are associating data monetization with selling their data. But selling data is not a trivial task, especially for organizations whose primary business relies on its data. Organizations new to selling data need to be concerned with privacy and Personally Identifiable Information (PII), data quality and accuracy, data transmission reliability, pricing, packaging, marketing, sales, support, etc. Companies such as Nielsen, Experian and Acxiom are experts at selling data because that’s their business; they have built a business around gathering, aggregating, cleansing, aligning, ...
Machine Learning needs tons of data. But what are you going to do when the data only exist in the heads of your employees? Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Cognitive Computing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Perception, Predictive APIs, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition, Virtual Agent, Intelligent Assistant, Personal Advisor, Chatbot, Semantic Search. Did I miss anything? I am sure I did. However, I guess I provide a good list for your next round of Artificial Intelligence (AI) bullshit bingo. Oh, one last thing - Machine Reasoning! If you've ...
In the decade following his article, cloud computing further cemented Carr’s perspective. Compute, storage, and network resources have become simple utilities, available at the proverbial turn of the faucet. The value they provide is immense, but the cloud playing field is amazingly level. Carr’s quote above presaged the cloud to a T. Today, however, we’re in the digital era. Mark Andreesen’s ‘software is eating the world’ prognostication is coming to pass, as enterprises realize they must become software companies to remain competitive. The value IT brings to such companies is unquestiona...
Both SaaS vendors and SaaS buyers are going “all-in” to hyperscale IaaS platforms such as AWS, which is disrupting the SaaS value proposition. Why should the enterprise SaaS consumer pay for the SaaS service if their data is resident in adjacent AWS S3 buckets? If both SaaS sellers and buyers are using the same cloud tools, automation and pay-per-transaction model offered by IaaS platforms, then why not host the “shrink-wrapped” software in the customers’ cloud? Further, serverless computing, cloud marketplaces and DevOps are changing the economics of hosting and delivering software. ...
Hybrid IT is today’s reality, and while its implementation may seem daunting at times, more and more organizations are migrating to the cloud. In fact, according to SolarWinds 2017 IT Trends Index: Portrait of a Hybrid IT Organization 95 percent of organizations have migrated crucial applications to the cloud in the past year. As such, it’s in every IT professional’s best interest to know what to expect.
A common misconception about the cloud is that one size fits all. Companies expecting to run all of their operations using one cloud solution or service must realize that doing so is akin to forcing the totality of their business functionality into a straightjacket. Unlocking the full potential of the cloud means embracing the multi-cloud future where businesses use their own cloud, and/or clouds from different vendors, to support separate functions or product groups. There is no single cloud solution ideal for all applications, and some applications might not fit the cloud at all. For example...