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AJ Abdallat  - Beyond AI


How AI Is Changing IoT
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process control, homeland security, energy and finance.
 
 
Anand Akela  - CA Technologies


How to Deliver a 5-Star Experience for IoT-Enabled Services
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
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
 
 
Brad Alcorn  - Rachio


IoT: Creating the Next Generation of Communities
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Brad Alcorn brings 10 years of product development experience to the team, both as a designer and manager. As the Director of Product Development at Rachio, he uses his product experience as well as excitement about entrepreneurship to achieve a high level of planning and execution. He strives for excellence at every level of design. His interest in backpacking and love of the outdoors root a desire to progress our society to sustainability
 
 
Scott Allen  - FreeWave Technologies


Sensor-2-Server: Intelligent Communication at the Access Layer
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Scott is an executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in product lifecycle management, product marketing, business development, and technology deployment. He offers a unique blend of start-up aggressiveness and established company executive leadership, with expertise in product delivery, demand generation, and global market expansion. As CMO of FreeWave, Scott is responsible for product life cycle/management, GTM execution, demand generation, and brand creation/expansion strategies.

Prior to joining FreeWave, Scott held executive management positions at Fluke Networks (a Danaher Company), Network Associates (McAfee), and several start-ups including Mazu Networks and NEXVU Business Solutions. Scott earned his BA in Computer Information Systems from Weber University.
 
 
Steve Anderson  - BMC Software


Don’t Forget the Ops: Build Operations into Your Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Steve Anderson is a Product Manager for BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management solution. This role involves working directly with customers to capture their requirements for a cloud management platform. Previously, he managed the portion of the Technical Marketing team focused on Cloud Computing and Data Center Automation, which provides enablement and demonstration materials to be used by the technical sales staff.

Steve's background is software engineering. He came to BMC via the acquisition of OpenNetwork Technologies, where he had been a lead developer and, later, an architect. Following the acquisition, he continued to work as an architect at BMC before moving into the Automation team.
 
 
Sean Armstrong  - AppNeta


General Session | Slow Is the New Down: Keep Your Business in Business by Ensuring Successful User Experiences
As Vice President of Products, Sean Armstrong is responsible for defining the product vision and ensuring that vision is executed through all stages of the product lifecycle. Prior to joining AppNeta, Sean was in senior product management positions at Apparent Networks, EMC, RSA, and Network Intelligence. Sean earned his BS in management science and computer information systems from Virginia Tech.
 
 
Annie Asrari  - Everbridge


How to Capitalize on IoT for Critical Communications and Physical Security
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Annie Asrari is a Senior Product Manager at Everbridge. She is responsible for the vision and strategy of Everbridge Open, IoT, and Safety Connection products from Everbridge. Annie also works with Technology partners to help build integrated market offerings that solve complex problems for customers and provide automated workfloes. Her experience include working on SaaS and PaaS products in Communications, Financial, and Subscription Billing space. Annie is a graduate of Babson College with a Master in Business Administration.
 
 
Lee Atchison  - New Relic


General Session | Static vs Dynamic Cloud
Lee Atchison has 28 years of experience and committed his career to architecting and building high scale, cloud-based, service oriented, SaaS applications.

Lee is the Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic. During the last four years at New Relic, he designed and led the building of the New Relic platform and infrastructure products, and helped New Relic architect a solid service-based architecture that scales as they have grown from a simple SaaS startup to a high traffic public enterprise.

Lee learned cloud-based, scalable systems during his seven years as a Senior Manager and Principal Program Manager at Amazon.com. There he led the creation of the company’s first software download store (app store), created AWS Elastic Beanstalk offering (Platform as a Service), and lead the team that managed the migration of Amazon’s retail platform from a monolith to a SOA-based architecture.
 
 
Lee Atchison  - New Relic


Fly Two Mistakes High – Keeping High Availability in the Cloud
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Lee Atchison has 28 years of experience and committed his career to architecting and building high scale, cloud-based, service oriented, SaaS applications.

Lee is the Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic. During the last four years at New Relic, he designed and led the building of the New Relic platform and infrastructure products, and helped New Relic architect a solid service-based architecture that scales as they have grown from a simple SaaS startup to a high traffic public enterprise.

Lee learned cloud-based, scalable systems during his seven years as a Senior Manager and Principal Program Manager at Amazon.com. There he led the creation of the company’s first software download store (app store), created AWS Elastic Beanstalk offering (Platform as a Service), and lead the team that managed the migration of Amazon’s retail platform from a monolith to a SOA-based architecture.
 
 
Michael Beamer  - goTransverse


From IoT Service to IoT Profit
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
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.
 
 
Kevin Beasley  - VAI


How Cloud Is Revolutionizing the Middle Market
Track: Containers & Microservices
Kevin Beasley is CIO at VAI. As Chief Information Officer, he provides vision and leadership in technology planning for VAI. With an in-depth working knowledge of enterprise resource planning software development, Beasley oversees both the corporation’s technology strategy in conjunction with product development and the internal information technology initiatives that support the goals of VAI.
 
 
Kirill Bensonoff  - Unigma


Emerging IoT Markets - MSPs, Take Notice
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Kirill is the CEO of Unigma, where he is helping IT service providers become cloud service providers. Prior, Kirill co-founded ComputerSupport.com, a national IT services provider.
 
 
David Bermingham  - SIOS Technology


Highly Available SQL Deployments in the Cloud - What You Need to Know
Track: Mobility & Security
David Bermingham is recognized as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP since 2010. David’s work as director, Technical Evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp., has him focused on evangelizing Microsoft high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
 
 
Mark Bernardo  - GE Digital


Fitbits and the Industrial Internet: How Both Improve Overall Wellness
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Mark Bernardo is Professional Services, Americas Leader, at GE Digital. He has more than 25 years of experience in solution design, service and implementation, product development, and marketing for industrial automation, manufacturing and HMI/SCADA software. He currently leads the Professional Services business in the Americas for GE Digital, implementing manufacturing and asset performance management solutions in companies large and small, helping them to achieve optimized operations.
 
 
Logan Best  - Webair


Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation Strategies
Track: Mobility & Security
Logan Best is an Infrastructure & Network Engineer at Webair. He joined Webair in 2012 and has been responsible for high-level build-outs of large server clusters, global infrastructure maintenance, network security, and DDoS mitigation. As an ethical hacker and developer of 17 years, Logan has a wide knowledge of attack vectors and development experience that provides logical and analytical thinking to extreme problem solving.
 
 
Jason Bloomberg  - Intellyx


DevOps, Digital, and Cloud: Two's Company, Three's a Crowd?
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Jason Bloomberg is the leading industry analyst and globally recognized expert on agile digital transformation. He writes and speaks on how today’s disruptive enterprise technology trends support the digital professional’s business transformation goals.

He writes for Forbes, his biweekly newsletter the Cortex, and several contributed blogs. He also helps technology vendors and service providers communicate their digital transformation stories. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013).

Mr. Bloomberg has published over 750 articles, spoken at over 350 conferences, webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,500 times.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

 
 
Jason Bloomberg  - Intellyx


How the Cloud Fixes Bimodal IT
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Jason Bloomberg is the leading industry analyst and globally recognized expert on agile digital transformation. He writes and speaks on how today’s disruptive enterprise technology trends support the digital professional’s business transformation goals.

He writes for Forbes, his biweekly newsletter the Cortex, and several contributed blogs. He also helps technology vendors and service providers communicate their digital transformation stories. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013).

Mr. Bloomberg has published over 750 articles, spoken at over 350 conferences, webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,500 times.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

 
 
Jeff Brent  - IBM


Hybrid Cloud Adoption with Bluemix
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Jeff Brent is a Program Director in IBM Bluemix Offering Management. He is responsible for establishing the "cloud every where" vision for IBM Bluemix. He has held many roles during his career including Senior Consultant, BPM SWAT Lead and Technical Offering Management. He enjoys coaching baseball, playing basketball and spending time with his wife and two children in South Florida.
 
 
Flint Brenton  - CollabNet


DevOps in an Open and Heterogeneous World
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.
 
 
Sagi Brody  - Webair Internet Development Inc.


Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation Strategies
Track: Mobility & Security
Sagi joined Webair in 1998 and is responsible for all technical infrastructure, design, and operations. With his help, the company has seen an increase in web sites and servers hosted by over 1000%. Sagi has been involved in all aspects of the hosting and data center industry including: site surveys and selection, data center build out and upgrades, fiber network design and build, authoring of all client interfaces, designed software for data center and server automation, cloud computing, green data center technologies, resource management, staffing, and budget planning. Sagi has built the companies Content Delivery Network (CDN) that now provides high speed downloads from anywhere in the world – among many other achievements.
 
 
Lisa Calkins  - Amadeus Consulting


Have You Upgraded Your Body to Version 2.0?
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Lisa Calkins is the CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in software consulting. Before Amadeus, she held a senior management position at Accenture. She has a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
 
 
Lou Casal  - Practicala


Beware of the Dark Side of Personalized Customer Experiences Via the Internet of Things
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Lou Casal is a senior marketing executive with more than 18 years of experience developing and delivering global enterprise solutions to the world’s most recognized brands. His experience spans many different marketing roles and effectively leverages the experience he has gained at Apple, Symantec, SDL and CA to shape all his customer-centric efforts. Lou Casal continues to focus on unique customer experience solutions that help solve the growing engagement challenges Marketers and their Technology teams face when courting today’s “anywhere, Anytime, Always-On” customers.
 
 
Himanshu Chhetri  - Addteq


Lunch Power Panel | DevOps Patterns and Anti-Patterns: How to Do the Right Things in the Real World
Himanshu Chhetri is the CTO at Addteq and has a background in DevOps & Atlassian Tool implementations. His recent interests include ChatOps, Containers and Serverless Computing. He has spoken at numerous Atlassian User Groups, webinars, training sessions and was featured during guest vlogs such as #c9d9. When Himanshu is not working he likes listening to podcasts, trying different microbrews, exploring NYC in his version of 'Yelp Roulette' and his newfangled interest in the quantified self.
 
 
Dan Choquette  - RackN


Lunch Power Panel | DevOps Patterns and Anti-Patterns: How to Do the Right Things in the Real World
For over 20 years, Dan Choquette has played a prominent role in several companies that focused on bringing revolutionary change to the market and value to their customers. Most recently, he spent close to the last decade building and leading various services, product marketing, ecosystem development, program management and solutions strategy functions at Rackspace, Dell and Ecora Software. Prior to the aforementioned roles, Dan has held various product, sales, field engineering, support and services roles at Boston-based startups SilverBack Technologies, Brix Networks and Concord Communications.
 
 
Dan Choquette  - RackN


Best Practices in Operating Hybrid Infrastructure That Spans Clouds and the Data Center
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
For over 20 years, Dan Choquette has played a prominent role in several companies that focused on bringing revolutionary change to the market and value to their customers. Most recently, he spent close to the last decade building and leading various services, product marketing, ecosystem development, program management and solutions strategy functions at Rackspace, Dell and Ecora Software. Prior to the aforementioned roles, Dan has held various product, sales, field engineering, support and services roles at Boston-based startups SilverBack Technologies, Brix Networks and Concord Communications.
 
 
Thierry Ciot  - Progress


What Is a No Code/Low Code Platform and Why It Matters
Track: Mobility & Security
Thierry Ciot is a Software Architect and Product Owner at Progress. With his long engineering experience, he is using his expertise to create an application platform that provides a “Yes!” user experience. He is now focusing on responsive and adaptive modern web applications for public and private clouds. He holds two patents in the memory management space.
 
 
Scott Cleland  - HGST


General Session | Cats Herding: Why It’s Time for a Millennial Approach to Storage
With over 30 years of engineering and marketing experience in systems, flash, disk, and tape storage, Cleland enjoys a rich history in storage and solutions.Cleland currently leads marketing efforts as Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. Previously, he was a key contributor when 3ware achieved its Number One Serial Storage Channel Vendor status for two consecutive years.Before joining 3ware, he was Director of Product Marketing and Technical Marketing for IBM’s Mylex storage division, and he previously held marketing and engineering positions at Archive, Exabyte, BusLogic and Conner Peripherals.Cleland holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and attended San Jose State University.Outside of work, Scott is always looking for a band to showcase his tasty guitar licks.
 
 
Scott Cleland  - HGST


Keep Your Data Active
Track: Big Data | Analytics
With over 30 years of engineering and marketing experience in systems, flash, disk, and tape storage, Cleland enjoys a rich history in storage and solutions.Cleland currently leads marketing efforts as Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. Previously, he was a key contributor when 3ware achieved its Number One Serial Storage Channel Vendor status for two consecutive years.Before joining 3ware, he was Director of Product Marketing and Technical Marketing for IBM’s Mylex storage division, and he previously held marketing and engineering positions at Archive, Exabyte, BusLogic and Conner Peripherals.Cleland holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and attended San Jose State University.Outside of work, Scott is always looking for a band to showcase his tasty guitar licks.
 
 
Andrew Cole  - Peak 10


Disaster Recovery Planning Simplified
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Andrew Cole is the Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider. He oversees the Peak 10 Sales Engineering team across the United States, ensuring that they are trained on the latest, best-of-breed technologies and receive the tools necessary to create tailored solutions for Peak 10’s customers.

Andrew brings more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry to his role at Peak 10. In that time, he has experienced many changes in the industry and has been called upon to wear many hats including Network and Systems Administrator, Business Development Engineer, Director of Technology and Solutions Engineer. His resume includes the design and implementation of Microsoft Windows, Novell, RHEL, Ubuntu, Citrix and VMware.

Andrew holds an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Engineering as well as certifications from Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix.
 
 
Stephen Coty  - Alert Logic


Hybrid Security Monitoring
Track: Mobility & Security
Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX. He formerly ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to our partners and customers. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace he worked at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a focus on security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007.
 
 
Stephen Coty  - Alert Logic


Proactive vs. Reactive – A Better Approach to Cloud Security
Track: Mobility & Security
Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX. He formerly ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to our partners and customers. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace he worked at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a focus on security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007.
 
 
Stephen Coty  - Alert Logic


Ransomware
Track: Mobility & Security
Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX. He formerly ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to our partners and customers. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace he worked at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a focus on security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007.
 
 
Henrik Kenani Dahlgren  - Ericsson


Growing IoT from Industry to Society
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Henrik Kenani Dahlgren joined Ericsson in 2010 in Sweden as Portfolio Marketing Manager. He has since worked and lived in Istanbul and San Diego helping customers get more out of their investments in technology. Before joining Ericsson Henrik worked at a smaller software vendor working in the telecom sector as Senior Advisor. While he joined as a Systems Engineer, through high performance and development of relevant skills he advanced to take on Key Account Management, Product Management and Solutions Architect roles, traveling the world to help operators get more out of their business. Henrik also co-founded an IT consulting company delivering IT Support and Advises to customers who's core business was outside IT.
 
 
Randy De Meno  - Commvault


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Is Now Mainstream: What's a C-Level Rock Star to Do?
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


General Session | Cloud Centric Data Management with Commvault
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


Cloud Data Management and Beyond with Commvault
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.

 
 
Don DeLoach  - Infobright


Edge Computing: The Next Frontier for Today’s IoT Business Landscape
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Don DeLoach is CEO and President of Infobright, provider of a purpose-built platform for storing and analyzing machine data. Under Don’s leadership Infobright has grown significantly, with a strong presence in embedded solutions, especially in the networking and telecommunications industry. Don has more than 30 years of software industry experience, with demonstrated success building software companies with extensive sales, marketing, and international experience. Don joined Infobright after serving as CEO of Aleri, the complex event processing company, which was acquired by Sybase in February 2010. Prior to Aleri, Don served as President and CEO of YOUcentric, a CRM software company, where he led the growth of the company before being acquired by JD Edwards in 2001. Prior to YOUcentric, Don spent five years in senior roles at Sybase. He has also served as a Director at Broadbeam Corporation and Chairman of the Board at Apropos Inc. Don currently also serves on the Executive Board of the Illinois Technology Association, is co-chairman of the ITA Internet of Things Council, and is on the Board of the Juvenile Protective Association.
 
 
Mukund Deshpande  - Accelerite


ShareInsights: A Unified Approach to Full-Stack Data Processing
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Mukund Deshpande heads the Analytics practice in Accelerite and owns the ShareInsights initiative. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of analytics, working in variety of different roles. He has been involved in several cutting-edge projects and internationally recognized award-winning initiatives. One of the marquee engagements was creating the analytics around social media for the TV show Satyameva Jayate, building innovative apps based on cutting-edge text analytics and Big Data technologies. Mukund holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, where his research was on data mining techniques for sequences and graphs.
 
 
Robert Doyle  - eCube Systems


Evolving DevOps Tools to Capture Application Relationships, Dependencies and States
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.
 
 
Steven Dreher  - Green House Data


Crafting a Roadmap for Hybrid IT
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Steven Dreher is the Director of Solutions Architecture. In this role he spearheads many of the technical aspects of helping clients develop, collaborate and implement custom cloud strategies. He also works closely with other business unit directors to support company and client needs, such as the Green House Data product portfolio and enhancing the client experience. Steven brings more than 20 years of technology and operational experience to the organization. Before joining Green House Data, he spent over 14 years with the Wyoming Supreme Court, the latter 8 of which he was the Chief Technology Officer. During his time at the courts Steven led or oversaw many successful projects and statewide initiatives, such as court infrastructure improvements, records management, courtroom technology, electronic citations, electronic payments, video conferencing, “going paperless” and furnishing electronic access to court records to judicial partners and the public (to name a few). Steven is a lifetime Wyoming native and chronic technology fanatic. When his sleeves are not rolled up at Green House Data he enjoys spending time with his wife Annie and their three young children. Together they love the outdoors - camping, hiking and relaxing at the family cabin in the Wind River mountains near Yellowstone.
 
 
Igor Drobiazko  - elastic.io


Using Microservices for Application Integration
Track: Containers & Microservices
Igor Drobiazko is a co-founder of elastic.io and an experienced open source hacker. He is a PMC member at the Apache Software Foundation and author of two books on web development in the Java programming language. Before co-founding elastic.io Igor worked at Nokia Siemens Networks, HSBC and NTT docomo.
 
 
Ivan Dwyer  - Iron.io


From Build to Scale: The Lifecycle of Microservices
Track: Containers & Microservices
Ivan Dwyer is the head of business development at Iron.io, collaborating with partners across the entire cloud technology and developer services ecosystem to form strategic and technical alliances that benefit the modern Enterprise.
 
 
Dan Florea  - Tintri


Bridging the Gap Between Cloud Applications and Storage
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, is a 20 year Silicon Valley veteran. He has worked in VMware and Cisco before joining Tintri to spearhead the efforts on OpenStack and Cloud. He received an MBA from University of Pennsylvania – Wharton business school and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
 
 
Matthias Funke  - IBM


Building Your Hybrid Data Warehouse Solution with dashDB
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Matthias Funke is Hybrid Data Warehouse Offering and Strategy Lead at IBM.
 
 
Patrick Galbraith  - HPE


Building a Kubernetes Cluster with Ansible
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Patrick Galbraith is a principal engineer at HPE as a member of the Advanced Technology Group. He is the author or two books: Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl (Wiley), and Expert PHP and MySQL (Wiley). In his "spare time", he also works on various projects related to Kubernetes, MySQL perl driver DBD::mysql, Ansible Modules for HP Switches, and generally tinkers with new technologies. Patrick lives up in the sticks of New Hampshire with his wife and children, as well as his Kubota tractor.
 
 
Stuart Gillen  - SparkCognition


Machine Learning and Cognitive Fingerprinting Delivers Next Generation Analytics to Improve Safety, Performance, and Reliability
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Stuart Gillen is the Director of Business Development at SparkCognition. In this role, he is responsible for driving business engagements, partner development, marketing activities, and go-to market strategy. His areas of specialty include IoT architectures, platforms, and technologies. He also focuses on how advanced data analytics can be applied to Asset Performance Management to optimize efficiency, maintenance and safety on critical infrastructure.



Gillen previously worked for National Instruments as their Condition Monitoring Business Owner. As leader of this team he was responsible for driving the overall strategy of the NI, Condition Monitoring platform including setting and delivering on the overall growth plan.



He earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and M.B.A from Kansas State University.
 
 
Alexey Goloshubin  - Bit6


Expanding WebRTC Capabilities Beyond the Typical Use Cases
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Alexey Goloshubin has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and software architect with a track record of launching, growing, and selling multiple successful businesses. He has held executive management and chief technologist roles, providing both business leadership and product vision for his companies. A thought leader in the real-time communications technologies, Alexey has presented and spoken at numerous conferences this past year including WebRTC World 2015, DevCon NYC, ClueCon, and Integrate 2015.

As a technologist, Alexey is an expert in designing and developing advanced communications software services, including VoIP (Voice-over-IP) and other OTT (Over-the-Top) technologies. He has been awarded two patents and have several other patents pending. Alexey's vision and expertise allowed him to start Voxofon, which was a pioneer in the mobile communications app space, launching the first VoIP app for Android devices and becoming one of the top social media apps in iTunes and Google Play. The infrastructure and platform that was built for Voxofon became the basis for Bit6, Alexey's newest venture. With Bit6, he hopes to revolutionize how developers integrate communications into their mobile and web applications.
 
 
Michael Goodenough  - BCM One


IoT: It’s Evolution and Connection to the Cloud
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Michael Goodenough is a cloud visionary who combines years of technological experience with a deep knowledge of the global marketplace and a clear vision of the future. Michael came to BCM One as the VP of Product (Cloud) driving BCM One’s future in cloud business. Prior to joining BCM One, Michael spent the last four years with Savvis (CenturyLink) building multiple generations of IAAS, PAAS, and SAAS solutions. Michael's most recent accomplishment at CTL (Savvis) was developing a global cloud engineering team and ‘proof of concept’ consulting tower, which helped large enterprises validate and understand migrating into cloud. Michael founded this consulting organization, specializing in enterprise cloud adoption and disaster recovery, and grew it into a 176-person global team
 
 
Frank Greco  - Kaazing Corporation


WebSocket – Its Impact on Hybrid Cloud Computing, Streaming Services, Microservices and the Web of Things
Track: Containers & Microservices
Frank Greco is the Director of Technology for Kaazing Corporation. He works with customers on new technology approaches leveraging native application protocols over the web. Frank has over 15 years of experience in enterprise IT with cloud computing, global architecture and the new IT tech stack. Frank chairs the 8K+ member NYJavaSIG.

 
 
Jeff Greenwald  - HGST


The Information Age from the Edge of the Cloud
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Jeff Greenwald is Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, a Western Digital company.
 
 
Darren Guccione  - Keeper Security, Inc


Encryption in the Cloud: What You Need to Know
Track: Mobility & Security
Darren Guccione is CEO of Keeper Security, Inc., creator of Keeper, the world’s leading password manager and digital vault. He is a regularly featured cybersecurity expert in major media outlets including Fox, CBS and ABC and was recently named in the Chicago Top Tech 50 by Crain’s Chicago Business.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


The "New Platform": You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.
 
 
Yu Hao  - SpeedyCloud


It’s About Sale! It’s About Scale! It’s About Speed! What Can You Learn About the Chinese Cloud Computing Market from Our Survey
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Yu Hao, a.k.a. Alex Yu, is the CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud. He has been running the Cloud Business Unit for one of the biggest CDN and hosting companies in China for more than 7 years. Under his leadership, SpeedyCloud has already been a pioneer in the China Cloud Computing market for over 3 years.
 
 
Noah Harlan  - AllSeen Alliance/Two Bulls


The Importance of Open Frameworks in IoT
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Noah Harlan is a Founder and Partner in Two Bulls, a leading mobile software development company with offices in New York, Berlin, and Melbourne. Noah is also Managing Director of Digital Strategy for Sullivan NYC, a brand engagement firm based in New York. He has served as an advisor for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy on gaming and the outdoors, has appeared as a commentator on Bloomberg TV discussing mobile technology, and has an Emmy Award for Advanced Media Interactivity.

 
 
Noah Harlan  - AllSeen Alliance/Two Bulls


How IoT Disrupts the Cloud
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Noah Harlan is a Founder and Partner in Two Bulls, a leading mobile software development company with offices in New York, Berlin, and Melbourne. Noah is also Managing Director of Digital Strategy for Sullivan NYC, a brand engagement firm based in New York. He has served as an advisor for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy on gaming and the outdoors, has appeared as a commentator on Bloomberg TV discussing mobile technology, and has an Emmy Award for Advanced Media Interactivity.

 
 
Stephen Harris  - 


Container Security Compliance for Financial Services
Track: Mobility & Security
Stephen Harris is the former Vice President of JP Morgan Chase. He has spent the last 16 years at JPMC managing, monitoring and building automated information technology solutions for financial services. Most recently, he focused on cloud security engineering for both internal Platform as Services (PaaS) and public cloud solutions. Stephen has over 25 years experience in managing and securing Unix systems.
 
 
James Henry  - Calgary Scientific Inc.


Living on the Edge: Immobile Data in a Mobile World
Track: Mobility & Security
James Henry is a professional engineer and CTO at Calgary Scientific Inc. He has 25 years experience leading software teams developing and commercializing software for the petroleum, medical, telecommunication, construction and CAD industries. For the last 10 years he has worked with Calgary Scientific and others to bring graphical and high performance computing solutions to the web, mobile devices and the cloud.
 
 
Dion Hinchcliffe  - 7Summits


Day 3 Keynote | Conversational Things - How Ambient Devices and Frictionless Engagement Are Transforming Our Lives
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits. Dion is also a widely read ZDNet columnist and co-author of Social Business by Design (John Wiley & Sons) and Web 2.0 Architectures (O'Reilly). He also judges the prestigious CIO 100 Awards for CIO Magazine every year. Recently, Robert Half Inc. identified Dion as one of the top 20 people globally that technology leaders mention most. He can be found on Twitter at @dhinchcliffe.
 
 
Eric Hoffman  - EastBanc Technologies


How to Prepare for, then Monetize, IoT—Blueprint for a Connected Economy
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Eric Hoffman, Vice President, is a leader in the technology and engineering industry with a passion for helping organizations leverage cloud, mobile, and other technologies to transform operations and derive business value. His unique insight, business acumen and engineering skill have been instrumental in successful planning efforts for clients ranging from the U.S. military to the media and entertainment industry
 
 
Eric Hoffman  - EastBanc Technologies


Four Steps to Achieve Big Business Intelligence with IoT
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Eric Hoffman, Vice President, is a leader in the technology and engineering industry with a passion for helping organizations leverage cloud, mobile, and other technologies to transform operations and derive business value. His unique insight, business acumen and engineering skill have been instrumental in successful planning efforts for clients ranging from the U.S. military to the media and entertainment industry
 
 
Bradley Holt  - IBM


Power Panel | The IoT Is a Mess: That's the Good News!
Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services. He writes and speaks about topics such as CouchDB, PouchDB, offline-first applications, PHP, Node.js, and Domain-Driven Design.
 
 
Bradley Holt  - IBM


Offline-First Apps with PouchDB and Cloudant
Track: Mobility & Security
Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services. He writes and speaks about topics such as CouchDB, PouchDB, offline-first applications, PHP, Node.js, and Domain-Driven Design.
 
 
Syed Zaeem Hosain  - Aeris Communications


Cutting Through The Fog of the Internet of Things
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Syed Zaeem Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris Communications’ networks, development programs and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and a member of the founding executive team of Aeris.

He has over thirty-five years experience in the semiconductor, computer and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design and technical management. Prior to joining Aeris, he held senior engineering and management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National and ESS Technology. He has presented numerous papers and participated on panel sessions at conferences on Machine to Machine (M2M) networks, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and cellular technologies for M2M and IoT.

Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology (IFAST), and represents Aeris on the Boards of the Mobility Development Group (MDG) and the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
 
 
Judith Hurwitz  - Hurwitz & Associates


What Is the Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing?
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Judith S. Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, LLC, a research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology including big data, cognitive computing, cloud computing, service management, software development, and security and governance. She is a technology strategist, consultant, thought leader and author. In 2015 Hurwitz coauthored Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics (Wiley, 2015). A pioneer in anticipating technology innovation and adoption, she has served as a trusted advisor to many industry leaders over the years. Judith has helped these companies make the transition to a new business model focused on the business value of emerging platforms. She was the founder of CycleBridge, a life sciences software consulting firm and Hurwitz Group, a research and consulting firm. She has worked in various corporations including Apollo Computer, and John Hancock. Judith has written extensively about all aspects of enterprise and distributed software. Judith is a co-author of six “For Dummies” books including Big Data for Dummies and Hybrid Cloud for Dummies. In 2011 she authored Smart or Lucky? How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success. (Jossey Bass, 2011).

Judith holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Boston University. She serves on several advisory boards of emerging companies. She is on the board of directors of Boston University’s Alumni Council. She was named a distinguished alumnus at Boston University's College of Arts & Sciences in 2005. She is also a recipient of the 2005 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council award.
 
 
Olivier Huynh Van  - Glue Networks


Network-Aware Orchestration: The Next Level of SD-WAN
Track: Containers & Microservices
Olivier Huynh Van, CTO and Co-Founder, is the visionary inventor of Gluware technology and leads R&D for Glue Networks. Previously, he was the former CTO of Yelofin Networks, and has 20 years of experience designing and managing mission-critical global networks for ADM Investor Services, Groupe ODDO & Cie, Natixis, Oxoid and Deutsche Bank. Olivier holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics, Robotics and Information Technology from ESIEA in Paris, France.
 
 
Phil Jackson  - SoftLayer, an IBM Company


General Session | IBM's Hybrid Approach to Hybrid Cloud
As Lead Technology Evangelist, Phil Jackson helps SoftLayer customers and partners integrate with the company’s platform. For the past 10 years, he has worked in various roles within the IaaS industry, from sales to development. Jackson started his career in Web hosting at Ev1Servers, where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, Jackson has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the technology community.
 
 
Jordan Jacobs  - SingleHop


What Your Cloud Vendor May Not Be Telling You
Track: Containers & Microservices
Jordan brings more than a decade of business strategy and product development experience in the cloud, hosting, and managed services market to SingleHop. As VP of Products, Jordan will oversee the entire SingleHop product lifecycle through all phases, from conceptualization to market.

Jordan is extremely technical with practical business aptitude derived from professional experiences spanning from cloud architecture and design, to data center engineering. He leverages these skills combined with his adept sales experience to gain a deep understanding of client problems and in in turn designs well thought out and executed products and solutions.

Along with his abilities with handling the challenges of cloud architecture, Jordan also spends his time seeing the cloud firsthand. Jordan is an accomplished pilot and enjoys flying his private plane.
 
 
Scott Jeschonek  - Avere Systems


Top Reasons Your Organization Benefits from Cloud Bursting
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Scott Jeschonek is Director of Product Management at Avere Systems. With 20 years of enterprise, telecommunications and vendor experience, Scott can provide a unique perspective on the cloud phenomenon. Scott has participated in a number of public speaking engagements, along with years of delivering technical training.
 
 
Tyler Jewell  - Codenvy


How Continuous Development 15x Our Release Frequency
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Tyler is founder and CEO of Codenvy and a partner with Toba Capital managing investments in middleware and application development. He sits on the boards of WSO2, Sauce Labs, ShiftMobility, and eXo Platform. He has investments in ZeroTurnaround, InfoQ, Cloudant, SourceGraph, and AppHarbor. He is the author of three books on Java, including OReilly's Java Web Services and was BEA's chief evangelist starting in 1999.
 
 
Tyler Jewell  - Codenvy


An Introduction to Eclipse Che: A Next-Generation Java IDE
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Tyler is founder and CEO of Codenvy and a partner with Toba Capital managing investments in middleware and application development. He sits on the boards of WSO2, Sauce Labs, ShiftMobility, and eXo Platform. He has investments in ZeroTurnaround, InfoQ, Cloudant, SourceGraph, and AppHarbor. He is the author of three books on Java, including OReilly's Java Web Services and was BEA's chief evangelist starting in 1999.
 
 
Matt Kalmenson  - Veeam Software


Is DRaaS to a Service Provider a Myth or Reality?
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Matt Kalmenson is VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software. With over 20 years of sales and sales leadership experience, he was formerly the VP of Sales and Marketing at Fidelus Technologies, a Global Services and Software Provider, where he was also a member of the Executive Committee responsible for driving the strategic vision of the company. During his tenure, Matt led the organization to triple digit revenue growth. Additionally, Matt spent over 15 years at CA Technologies where he held various leadership roles in direct consultative sales, inside sales, channel sales and marketing.
 
 
Suchit Kaura  - Coho Data


The "Big" Distraction: Focusing on Time-to-Value in Big Data Deployments
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Suchit Kaura is VP of Engineering at Coho Data. He is a distributed systems veteran with 25 years of experience in the industry. Prior to Coho Data he was running engineering teams in Santa Clara and India for Isilon. Before that he worked for BlueArc, Oracle, Tandem and Veritas where he was part of the leadership team that delivered products like OneFS(Isilon), HNAS (BlueArc) Oracle RAC, OCFS & Veritas Volume Manager. He has been a contributor to industry standards like parallel NFS part of NFSv4.1 RFC and NGIO forum precursor to Infiniband. Suchit has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from IIT Roorkee.
 
 
Lila Kee  - GlobalSign


How Cloud-Based Service Providers Can Use Security as an Advantage
Track: Containers & Microservices
Lila Kee is Chief Product Officer for GlobalSign and drives the product vision and product marketing efforts for the global organization.

Lila came to GlobalSign with over 20 years of PKI experience most previously from GeoTrust (a VeriSign company) where in 2003 she joined as Senior Product Manager. While at GeoTrust, Lila worked closely with Adobe Systems to launch the “first to market” identity and data integrity solution for securing Adobe PDF documents, branded Certified Document Services (CDS). She was also responsible for managing GeoTrust’s client certificate product portfolio for both retail and enterprise platforms supporting a wide range of applications including code signing, secure email, web access, device, and document signing.

Prior to GeoTrust, Lila was Strategic Account Manager for RSA, now a security division of EMC, where she was responsible for managing critical technology partners and key strategic customers. Before RSA, Lila spent over 14 years providing product management to GTE Government System’s spin off, CyberTrust, later acquired by Baltimore Technologies.
 
 
Charles Kendrick  - Isomorphic Software


Lunch Power Panel | DevOps Patterns and Anti-Patterns: How to Do the Right Things in the Real World
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.
 
 
Charles Kendrick  - Isomorphic Software


The Agile Accelerator: Where Designers, Product Managers and Engineers Collaborate in the Cloud
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.
 
 
Michelle Kerby  - BMC Software


Zap the Zombies and So Much More…
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Michelle Kerby is the Sr. Director for BMC Software leading solution marketing. She has 20 years of experience in enterprise software working for Oracle, VERITAS, EMC, Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) and VMware. Michelle has a diverse professional background that spans technical and business functions, serving in roles such as sales, development, technical consulting, product management and product marketing. Michelle holds a B.S. degree in business administration and a M.S. degree in technology management from Pepperdine University. Follow her on Twitter @michellekerby or connect on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mkerby
 
 
Andrew Keys  - ConsenSys Enterprise


Opening Keynote | Introduction to Blockchain
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum.

Andrew’s role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a multi-faceted approach of strategy and enterprise business development.

Andrew graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and University of Auckland with degrees in economics and international finance.
 
 
Chris Kocher  - Grey Heron


Amazon's IoT Strategy: The Force Is Strong with This One
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
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.
 
 
Christo Kutrovsky  - Pythian


A Tour of Data Platforms as a Service
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Christo Kutrovsky is a Principal Consultant at Pythian and Oracle ACE with a deep understanding of databases, application memory, and input/output interactions, and optimizing the performance of the most complex infrastructures. A dynamic speaker, he has delivered presentations at the IOUG, the UKOUG, the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group, Oracle Open World, and other industry conferences.
 
 
Lancen LaChance  - GlobalSign


Strong Security Elements for IoT Manufacturing
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Lancen LaChance is vice president of product management, IoT solutions and is responsible for driving overall IoT product strategy, partnerships and roadmap at GlobalSign. He joined GlobalSign in 2010 as a senior systems engineer. Prior to GlobalSign, he was an IT systems analyst for BAE Systems. He is actively involved in several IoT industry groups including the Industrial Internet Consortium.
 
 
Dave Landa  - kintone


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Is Now Mainstream: What's a C-Level Rock Star to Do?
Dave Landa is chief operating officer of kintone. Dave has been on the forefront of the Cloud revolution driving strategic business development on the executive teams of multiple leading Software as a Services (SaaS) application providers dating back to 2004.

He is building out the US business for kintone, an application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) (recently selected to Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise application Platform as a Service, Worldwide) which is transforming how enterprise teams work together by combining agile custom application development and instant multi-channel deployment, with process management and collaboration into one no-code required, easily adopted, deeply secure solution. Dave has previously driven hyper-growth at Fortune 500 companies (Ball Corporation) and startups alike (Blue Rice, SPG Solutions, Electric Run) and also has been instrumental in bringing a mid-stage company through to a successful IPO (Active Network).
 
 
Dave Landa  - kintone


Empower Productivity and Self-Sufficiency
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Dave Landa is chief operating officer of kintone. Dave has been on the forefront of the Cloud revolution driving strategic business development on the executive teams of multiple leading Software as a Services (SaaS) application providers dating back to 2004.

He is building out the US business for kintone, an application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) (recently selected to Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise application Platform as a Service, Worldwide) which is transforming how enterprise teams work together by combining agile custom application development and instant multi-channel deployment, with process management and collaboration into one no-code required, easily adopted, deeply secure solution. Dave has previously driven hyper-growth at Fortune 500 companies (Ball Corporation) and startups alike (Blue Rice, SPG Solutions, Electric Run) and also has been instrumental in bringing a mid-stage company through to a successful IPO (Active Network).
 
 
David Lawson  - NewSci, LLC.


Cognitive Computing: How Big Data Becomes Big Insights
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
David M. Lawson is Co-Founder& CEO of NewSci, LLC. He brings more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur focused on providing data and technology to the education and social sectors. In 1997 he founded Prospect Information Network (P!N) which became the largest fundraising intelligence company. P!N was sold to Kintera in 2004. David was an SVP at Kintera which pioneered peer-to-peer fundraising, and social CRM. In 2013 he co-founded NewSci, LLC. to bring Big Data and cognitive computing to higher education, healthcare, and nonprofits. David is a member of APRA, AASP, and a recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple and APRA Distinguished Service Awards.
 
 
Rick Lefort  - BMC Software


Don’t Forget the Ops: Build Operations into Your Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Rick Lefort is a Principal Technical Marketing Consultant with BMC. In this role he works with the Cloud and Data Center Automation product teams to enable and support BMC Sales, Partners and Customers.

Rick joined BMC in 2005 as part of the OpenNetwork Technologies acquisition to expand BMC’s access and security solutions. While at BMC he has worked with various Service Support and Automation products such as Identity Management, Service Request Management, Atrium Orchestrator and Cloud Lifecycle Management.

Prior to BMC, Rick also has software engineering experience with major companies like Lockheed Advanced Systems, Nynex Development Services and GTE Telecommunication Services. He holds a Computer Science engineering degree from Arizona State University.

Rick resides in Tampa Florida, and when not working he enjoys playing/watching sports and spending time with his wife and two sons.
 
 
Ryan J. Lester  - LogMeIn


#1 Myth of the IoT - It's Not About Invention
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Ryan J. Lester, Director of IoT Strategy at LogMeIn, and his team own the strategic development and implementation for the go to market plan for Xively, an IoT Connected Product Management platform. He is passionate about making the IoT easy and helping companies unlock new value through connected products.

Prior to this role at LogMeIn, Ryan held various sales, marketing, and product positions at Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, and Eaton Corporation. Ryan received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, then a SM in Engineering Systems and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
 
Dan Levine  - CytexOne Technologies


Clean and Green: IoT's Impact on Smart Buildings
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
With 20 years of experience leading the integration of smart home and smart building technologies, Dan Levine serves as CEO and co-founder of CytexOne Technology, integrator of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M) and Audio Visual (AV) technologies that create connected and efficient buildings of the future. Levine is committed to leading CytexOne as it expands its breadth to support multiple industries, from luxury homes, to smart offices, and hotels and resorts. With 300 customers including 5 star hotels and media companies, CytexOne is growing a national presence. Prior to co-founding CytexOne, Levine served as vice president at CBE wireless, where he managed a team of 15 people with over 12,000 pager customers and up to 500 cellular phone activations a month. Levine attended State University of New York at Stony Brook and Georgia Tech University, with an emphasis on computer engineering
 
 
Mark Lewis  - Formation Data Systems


Accelerating Transformation Projects with Dynamic, Software-Defined Storage
Track: Mobility & Security
Mark Lewis is Chairman and CEO of Formation Data Systems, which he founded in 2012. Prior to Formation, Mark was Executive Vice President for EMC corporation, serving in many roles including CTO, President of EMC Documentum and founder/managing director of EMC Ventures. Prior to joining EMC in 2002, Mark was Vice President and General manager of HP/Compaq's Enterprise Storage Group in addition to several leadership roles in DEC/Compaq. Mark holds 8 US patents and has over 10 additional patents pending and has served on several boards, including Riverbed (2010-2015) and is currently a senior advisor to SilverLake LLC and a Board member at Ciber Corp.
 
 
Alex Lovell-Troy  - Pythian


From Configuration Management to Cloud Orchestration
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Alex Lovell-Troy is Director of Solutions Engineering at Pythian. He is a veteran developer and systems administrator with a career focus on complex systems. He built the computer and networking infrastructure for the world’s largest optical telescope and led the team at Second Life responsible for the internal economy as well as payment processing in dozens of currencies. With Pythian, Alex has helped to guide organizations through the journey from on-premise deployment to cloud-centric
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


Data-Driven DevOps - Improve Velocity and Quality of Software Delivery with Metrics and Feedback
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.
 
 
Andy Marsh  - Blue Pillar, Inc


The Benefit of IoT for Energy Assets
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Global Solutions Architect. Andy provides leadership on offer definition and technical solution architectures for complex and critical facilities. Prior to joining Blue Pillar Andy was Global Solution Architect for the Smart Cities team within Schneider Electric where he worked across numerous operating divisions building diverse solutions addressing client needs. Andy was also responsible for creating one of the nation’s largest Building Energy Management solutions during his time with Simon Property Group. Andy has thirty years of diversified experience, with specific automated buildings systems and subsystems knowledge, including experience in the energy sector and the Retail, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Office, and Smart City markets. He possesses a broad array of strengths and expertise, including solutions selling, HVAC/Energy/Lighting/Security, automated fault detection and diagnostics, metering and meter data information systems, and project management, among others. He has held a variety of positions prior to his tenure with Blue Pillar with Schneider Electric, including Energy Systems Manager, National Account Manager, Integrated Systems sales, Technical Manager, and Commissioning Manager.
 
 
Michael Martin  - nfrastructure


Achieving Speed & Agility in the Internet of Everything
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Michael Martin is CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, a leading provider of enterprise technology services and solutions. With fifteen years of industry experience, Michael specializes in enterprise cloud technologies, data analytics and IT process optimization. Michael received an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from SUNY Buffalo.
 
 
Don Martin  - Security First Corp


Regaining Control of Storage Performance
Track: Mobility & Security
Don Martin is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Security First Corp., a privately held company redefining data protection with its advanced software-defined, data-centric security technology. He is responsible for directing the company’s technical vision for research and industry trends, technological advancements and product development. He was an integral part in transforming the company’s innovative SecureParser® (SPx™) technology into a high availability grid storage solution.

Don has been involved in the information security and networked storage industry for over 25 years. Before joining Security First Corp., he was the CTO at EMC Federal where he led teams of engineers in designing and implementing network architectures that would replicate data residing in many government facilities post 9/11. Prior to EMC, he was a mainframe consultant for IBM focusing on data availability, disaster recovery and business continuity. His background as a network engineer allowed him to lead and facilitate large-scale projects which involved data migration, replication and continuous availability for both mainframe and open systems environments for numerous Fortune 500 corporations.
 
 
Peter McCallum  - FalconStor


Storage Analytics Engines in Cloud and Heterogeneous Environments
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Peter McCallum has served as FalconStor’s Vice President of Datacenter Solutions since 2011. He has held various leadership roles in enterprise datacenter optimization, business development, strategic planning, and service delivery. Peter leverages over 15 years of system administration and infrastructure architecture experience to develop Software-Defined Storage offerings, including pre-sales design tools, pricing, marketing strategies, and product development requirements. In addition, Peter provides guidance across a global sales team in storage virtualization, multi-site and cloud disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.
Peter travels the world discussing enterprise class datacenter optimization and business continuity solutions. As a solutions expert and architecture innovator, he is highly regarded in the industry. Prior to joining FalconStor, he was a Datacenter Infrastructure Architect with Alliant Techsystems (ATK).
Peter holds a B.S. degree from Penn State University and currently lives in Texas with his family.
 
 
David McLauchlan  - Buddy Platform


The Quantified Economy & The Future of IoT Data
Track: Big Data | Analytics
David is CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, one of the world’s first data aggregation and management platforms for IoT and connected devices. Prior to founding Buddy, David spent 11 years at Microsoft, where he led business development for Microsoft’s Zune hardware business, spent many years in Microsoft’s Windows division, and also worked on the Visual C++ product in the Server & Tools division.

David has considerable business development experience, having closed inbound and outbound licensing deals for Microsoft with global partners and customers in the consumer, enterprise, B2B and component industries. In addition to his work in various product groups at Microsoft, he represented the company in several international standards-setting organizations, including the USB Implementers Forum, Consumer Electronics Association, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Bluetooth SIG and the IEEE Printer Work Group.

David is the co-founder of TVinteract, which developed software for on-air TV talent to curate and display social media in real-time and was acquired in 2014. He also has served as a Technology Partner Network advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and currently serves as a mentor for the Australian incubator “Innovyz START”. He is also advisor to Washington DC-based “Manalto” and Melbourne-based “Bluedot Innovation.”

Prior to moving to the United States, David was a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Melbourne, Australia, and before that was a professional pianist in Adelaide.

David holds a Master’s degree in Engineering: IT, Telecommunications & Business Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering (Honors), both from the University of South Australia.
 
 
Gili Mendel  - IBM


Micro-services on a Bluemix PaaS
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Gili Mendel is an IBM Master Inventor and a Senior Technical Staff Member. He has been working for IBM since 1993 leading the development of various software products. These products span highly parallel device drivers for AIX clusters, to Eclipse based and now Cloud-based tools. He holds a PhD in computer science and is currently the development architect for the Ops Console for Dedicated and Local Bluemix.
 
 
Indraneel Mitra  - Cognizant Technology Solutions


How to Build Cost Effective IoT Devices Using Go In a Day
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Indraneel Mitra is a Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant with over 12 years of experience and supporting consulting engagements for various Fortune 500 customers. He is also a technology enthusiast who explores various cloud and IoT frameworks.
 
 
Yoav Mor  - Cloudyn


Plotting the Best Course Around Multi-Cloud Adoption - What You Need to Know to Leverage the Multi-Cloud for Success
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Yoav Mor is a technical marketing professional and a multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudyn, spreading the word and the knowledge around multi-cloud adoption and management. Prior to Cloudyn, he was a Product Marketing Manager at Ceragon Networks for three years, and a telecom network engineer in the defense industry for over six years. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A., both from Tel-Aviv University.
 
 
JP Morgenthal  - CSC


From IT Service Management to DevOps
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
JP Morgenthal is a Global Solutions Executive with CSC and an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, modernization, and cloud computing. JP has served in executive roles within major software companies and technology startups. Areas of expertise include strategy, architecture, application development, infrastructure and operations, cloud computing, DevOps, and integration. He routinely advises C-level executives on the best ways to use technology to derive business value. JP is a published author with four trade publications with his most recent being “Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks”. JP holds both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Hofstra University.
 
 
William Morrish  - Interoute


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Is Now Mainstream: What's a C-Level Rock Star to Do?
William Morrish is an avid technologist and works as the VP of Commercial Operations at Interoute with over 20 years of business experience, covering high-level technical detail, customer service and sales. He is responsible for the execution and delivery of Interoute’s product positioning, clarity and relevance to the market through the global sales and engineering teams. Interoute’s goal is to automate the delivery and integration of connectivity, communications and computing services by creating a massively scalable platform for global digital integration.

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

He is based in London, where he lives with his wife and two children.
 
 
William Morrish  - Interoute


What Five Things You Need to Know When Building Your Bimodal Digital Future, and How to Do Them Without Starting Again
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
William Morrish is an avid technologist and works as the VP of Commercial Operations at Interoute with over 20 years of business experience, covering high-level technical detail, customer service and sales. He is responsible for the execution and delivery of Interoute’s product positioning, clarity and relevance to the market through the global sales and engineering teams. Interoute’s goal is to automate the delivery and integration of connectivity, communications and computing services by creating a massively scalable platform for global digital integration.

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

He is based in London, where he lives with his wife and two children.
 
 
Sesh Murthy  - Cloud Raxak


Container Security Compliance for Financial Services
Track: Mobility & 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.
 
 
John Newton  - Alfresco


Scaling Massive Enterprise Content Stores in the Cloud
Track: Containers & Microservices
John Newton is CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, a leading provider of modern Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) software. He has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content management; he co-founded Documentum and built its marketing and professional services organizations in Europe, invented many of the concepts widely used in the industry today, served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital and was one of the founding engineers at Ingres.
 
 
Chris Nguyen  - Adobe


Building a Winning Digital Foundation for IoT
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
As a group product marketing manager on the Adobe Experience Manager team, Chris Nguyen is responsible for go-to-market strategy and field readiness for Adobe Experience Manager’s cloud deployment product offerings. Prior to joining Adobe, he served as manager of product marketing for TIBCO Software’s Service Oriented Architecture platform, focusing on application development, governance, and integration and product management at BEA Systems (Oracle).
 
 
Dave Nielsen  - Redis Labs


Redis Functions and Data Structures for Everyday Use Cases
Track: Containers & Microservices
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"
 
 
Michael O'Neill  - NVIDIA


Extreme Computing in the Cloud...How to Get It for FREE!
Track: Big Data | Analytics
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.
 
 
Oleksii Ostroverkhyi  - MobiDev


What Added Value Can a Development Company Bring to Your Software Product?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Oleksii Ostroverkhyi is CCO at MobiDev. He has more than 10 years of engineering behind his shoulders, and his managerial and commercial experience helps him understand the needs and define optimal software development solutions for any business, from an early startup to a Fortune 500 enterprise.

Oleksii has a PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence Systems and Means, as well as rich first-hand experience in creating award-winning solutions in Digital Pay TV industry. Oleksii's goal is not only to foresee and mitigate possible risks, but, more importantly, find the most suitable technical solutions for every software product owner within their abilities and constraints.

Oleksii strongly believes that expertise, talent, teamwork, and proper processes are the essentials for driving the product owner's ideas to an absolute success!
 
 
Seth Oxenhorn  - FalconStor


Modernizing Existing Infrastructure with Truly Heterogeneous Software-Defined Storage
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Seth Oxenhorn leads FalconStor’s global business development efforts to establish and grow key strategic partnerships and alliances. Mr. Oxenhorn was an early team member, joining the company in 2000. With more than 20 years of business development expertise, Mr. Oxenhorn has been integral in the establishment of key OEM and strategic partnerships including EMC, IBM, HDS, Oracle, and others. Prior to joining FalconStor, he has held several sales and marketing positions for companies in the information technology sector including Cheyenne Software, Reuters (Multex), and Opus360. Mr. Oxenhorn holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
 
 
John Paliotta  - Vector Software


The Industrial Internet of Things and Software Quality: Why It Matters Now
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
John Paliotta co-founded Vector Software in 1990. He and William McCaffrey built the first version of the VectorCAST products, VectorCAST/Ada -- initially sold to customers building Avionics, Military and Space applications. Paliotta serves as CTO, overseeing all Engineering and QA activities. He received his AB in Math from Boston College.
 
 
Leo Papadopoulos  - Cloud9 Technologies


WebRTC's Impact in Capital Markets
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Leo has over 25 years of experience in enterprise voice, collaboration, cloud services and WebRTC. Formerly CTO and Chief Architect at IPC Systems, and CTO at Lexar and Wexcom, Leo invented and brought to market three generations of market leading communications and collaboration products used globally by financial traders.
 
 
Susan Hyon Parker  - Carnegie Mellon


Connected Living: Visualization and Sound
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Susan Hyon Parker is Carnegie Mellon OLI, Dubai, UAE - The bitEcology Project.
 
 
Louis Parks  - SecureRF


Securing the Things in the Internet of Things
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Louis Parks is CEO and co-founder of SecureRF, developer of the world’s first public-key linear cryptography methods used to secure the Internet of Things. He is on the AIM NA Board of Directors, chair of their RFID Experts Group and an active member on the US TAG ISO standards committee.

 
 
Erik Perotti  - Plantronics


Context, Wearables, and WebRTC: Communications Next
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Erik Perotti is Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team. His core mission is the ongoing analysis and evolution of online user engagement, resulting in end-user interface experiences that are intuitive, engaging and purposeful. Perotti holds a Masters Degree in Human Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and has multiple patents in mobile and web interaction innovation.

 
 
Natalia Ponomareva  - Google


Nail Your Next Large Scale Machine Learning Gig
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Natalia Ponomareva is a software engineer with more than 9 years of experience and a career that spans three countries. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Math from a Russian university and a Master's degree in Computer science from Oxford University. In her pre-Google life she had a chance to work for a software outsourcing company, a financial company and a media startup. Currently Natalia works in Research, implementing and applying machine learning algorithms to various tasks at Google.
 
 
Chris Presley  - Pythian


What to Consider Before Moving a Database into a Public Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Chris Presley loves order—making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with budding DBAs as SQL Server instructor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. Drawing on his strong disaster-recovery skills, he monitors production environments to swiftly detect and resolve problems before they arise. A self-described adrenaline junkie, Chris likes tackling the biggest database problems and putting out the toughest fires—and hitting the road on his motorcycle.
 
 
Mario Proietti  - LocationSmart


The Future of IoT Through Location-Based Services
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Mario Proietti is the CEO of LocationSmart, the world’s largest mobile engagement platform for workers, assets and consumers. He is a pioneer in location-based services with over 25 years of industry experience. LocationSmart is trusted by Fortune 500 and enterprise-level companies for verification, compliance, cybersecurity, proximity marketing and operational efficiencies.
 
 
Jonathan Quint  - Ontegrity


Harness IoT and Predictive Analytics for Efficient and Reliable Operations
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Jonathan Quint is CEO and Founder of Ontegrity (www.ontegrity.com), an innovative provider of IoT-enabled software and predictive analytics that sustains uninterrupted product and service availability for its customers. Jonathan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from Boston University. He holds various database theory certifications and has authored a dozen patents.
 
 
Nara Rajagopalan  - Accelerite


General Session | Zero to Cloud in 60 Minutes
Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite. He is a technology thought leader and innovator with over 20 years of experience honed in high-tech. In his career, he has built successful startups and also led technology giants.

Before the formation of Accelerite by Persistent Systems, Nara joined Persistent Systems from Altosian, a network management infrastructure firm where he was a co-founder and also served as CEO. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President of Products at Openwave, where he led the $300M a year product portfolio focused on mobile data and communication infrastructure.

In previous roles, Nara served as a Software CTO at Lucent Technologies and as Vice President of Engineering at CoSine Communications. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune, India.
 
 
Nara Rajagopalan  - Accelerite


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Is Now Mainstream: What's a C-Level Rock Star to Do?
Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite. He is a technology thought leader and innovator with over 20 years of experience honed in high-tech. In his career, he has built successful startups and also led technology giants.

Before the formation of Accelerite by Persistent Systems, Nara joined Persistent Systems from Altosian, a network management infrastructure firm where he was a co-founder and also served as CEO. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President of Products at Openwave, where he led the $300M a year product portfolio focused on mobile data and communication infrastructure.

In previous roles, Nara served as a Software CTO at Lucent Technologies and as Vice President of Engineering at CoSine Communications. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune, India.
 
 
Nara Rajagopalan  - Accelerite


IaaS Doesn’t Cut It for IoT: Designing IoT-as-a-Service
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite. He is a technology thought leader and innovator with over 20 years of experience honed in high-tech. In his career, he has built successful startups and also led technology giants.

Before the formation of Accelerite by Persistent Systems, Nara joined Persistent Systems from Altosian, a network management infrastructure firm where he was a co-founder and also served as CEO. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President of Products at Openwave, where he led the $300M a year product portfolio focused on mobile data and communication infrastructure.

In previous roles, Nara served as a Software CTO at Lucent Technologies and as Vice President of Engineering at CoSine Communications. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune, India.
 
 
Lakshmi Randall  - 


Data as a Service
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Lakshmi Randall is an industry expert, analyst and strategist who formally conducted research for Gartner. She has 18+ years experience in Information Management and Analytic domains who has worked for industry leaders such as Microsoft. She is a big advocate, and has published research on, the importance of data preparation. Among her clients, she has a reputation for being an informative, trusted adviser who never comprises her objectivity.
 
 
Ramanujam Rao  - Asurion


Leveraging PaaS to Build an Enterprise Data Lake and Analytics Platform
Track: Containers & Microservices
Ram has been in the software industry for around 20 years, His current responsibilities includes, driving global enterprise cloud strategy and adoption, development of the data lake-based enterprise analytics platform to support traditional reporting, BI, predictive modeling and data science. He is also accountable for Asurion global technology strategy, R&D and technology innovation.

Prior to Asurion, he was CTO at Nationwide Insurance.

He is a published author and an active speaker.

Ram has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Computer Science and M.B.A. from Ohio State University. He has an Executive Certificate from MIT, Sloan.
 
 
Robert Reeves  - Datical


DevOps the Cloud Enabler
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Robert Reeves is the Chief Technical Officer at Datical. He has over 17 years of experience in the software industry and has been instrumental in creating a variety of marketing leading DevOps solutions over the past 10 years. Prior to co-founding Datical, Robert was a director at the Austin Technology Incubator where he provided real world entrepreneurial expertise to member companies. In 2005 Robert co-founded Phurnace Software where invented and created their flagship product, Phurnace Deliver, which provides middleware infrastructure management. Today Robert advocates for Datical’s customers and provides technical architecture leadership for Datical database automation solution.
 
 
Adam Rogers  - ANEXIA


Making the Leap: Expanding Beyond Your Own Boundaries
Track: Hot Track 1 | 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.
 
 
Brian Romansky  - TrustPoint Innovation


M2M Certificate Standard
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Brian Romansky has over 25 years’ experience in security technology and innovation in payment systems, healthcare, and logistics. He is currently leading TrustPoint’s team as a security technical expert for the US Department of Transportation SCMS V2X initiative, helping to define the security standards and protocols that will be used. Prior to joining TrustPoint he was Director of Corporate Innovation at Pitney Bowes. Mr. Romansky holds a Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and R&D management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a named inventor on 25 patents.
 
 
Majed Saadi  - Govplace


Government Cloud Enablement, A Federated Model
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Majed Saadi is the Chief Technology Officer at Govplace. He is tasked with codifying Govplace’s capabilities and offerings as well as supporting technical innovation across the enterprise. Previous to his current role, Majed served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Civilian Agencies Business Area at SRA International. This encompassed Federal agencies with missions focused on diplomacy, energy, financials, transportation as well as other civilian centric missions. During his time at SRA he also served as the Director of the Cloud Computing Practice. His cloud practice developed offerings in service areas ranging from Cloud Strategy Development to Cloud Management. He additionally participated in the creation of award winning go-to-market offerings AcuITy® for IT Decision Making Enablement and Stratify® for Cloud Security.

Majed has held progressively senior positions as a thought leader for other Federal Systems Integrators such as QinetiQ North America and 3H Technology. He regularly speaks at industry leading conferences and symposiums about topics ranging from using IT in public health to Cloud Computing's impact on modern organizations.

Majed has over 18 years of experience in IT Strategy Development, Enterprise Architecture, and Enterprise Systems Management. He holds a Master’s degree in IT Management from the University of Virginia as well as several industry certifications including TOGAF 9, ITIL, ISO 20000, and Management of Risk (MoR).
 
 
Ajit Sagar  - Infosys


Be Digital Through Person Engagement Management (PEM)
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Ajit Sagar is Associate VP, Digital Transformation Practice at Infosys Limited. A seasoned IT executive with 20+ years experience across various facts of the industry including consulting, business development, architecture and design he is architecture consulting and delivery lead for Infosys's Digital Transformation practice. He was also the Founding Editor of XML Journal and Chief Editor of Java Developer's Journal.
 
 
Sarbjit Sarkaria  - PHEMI


Connecting the Dots: Driving New Business Value with Data Science
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Sarbjit Sarkaria leads the data science team at PHEMI. An expert in machine learning, data analytics, and modern software technologies - Hadoop, Spark, Web frameworks, REST, SOA – he has domain skills in data science, neural networks, image processing, and artificial intelligence, plus over 20 years experience building complex software systems.
 
 
Emil Sayegh  - Codero Hosting


The Science Behind Generating Big Data
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Emil Sayegh is an early pioneer of cloud computing and is recognized as one of the industry’s only true veterans. A cloud visionary, he is credited with launching and leading the very successful cloud computing and hosting businesses for HP and Rackspace – two of the strongest competitors to Amazon Web Services (AWS). He is also known as one of the “fathers of OpenStack” having created the open source software.



Emil built the Rackspace cloud business while serving as the company’s GM of the Cloud Computing Division. He led Rackspace into the public cloud market and successfully positioned it to compete with AWS. Earlier at Rackspace he served as VP of the Product Group and launched the company’s private cloud and hosted exchange services. He later moved on to HP where he served as VP of Cloud Service and initiated the company’s public cloud services.


Emil’s early career included eight years with Dell where he served as Services Marketing Director, a position in which he oversaw development of the global services roadmap and the marketing organization. He also served in leadership roles at RLX Technologies (later acquired by HP), Compaq Computers (later acquired by HP), and W.L. Gore & Associates.


Emil holds nine patents in the fiber-optics interconnect field. He earned his Bachelors from the School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Emil joined Codero Hosting as CEO in January 2012 and is leading the next generation of cloud computing with the hybrid cloud.
 
 
Dhiraj Sehgal  - Tintri


Guaranteeing Performance for Your Virtualized Apps and Private Cloud
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
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


Step-by-Step IoTization
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
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


Beyond Big Data
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
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.
 
 
Peter Shashkin  - EastBanc Technologies


Four Steps to Achieve Big Business Intelligence with IoT
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Peter Shashkin is Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies. He specializes in software product/project management and has implemented technologies for Washington D.C. Department of Transportation, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Houston Metro and others.
 
 
Hannah Smalltree  - Cazena


Tech Primer: Big Data Services in the Cloud
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Hannah Smalltree is a director with Cazena, which offers enterprise Big Data as a Service. She’s worked for several other big data software companies, contributes independently to industry research and spent over a decade as technology journalist, interviewing hundreds of companies about their data and analytics projects.
 
 
Bruce Snell  - Intel Security


Wearables and Privacy: Who Is Your Watch Talking To?
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Bruce Snell is the Cybersecurity and Privacy Director at Intel Security. He has been with McAfee/Intel Security for almost 15 years, and was the Technical Director for Intel Security Japan for 3 years before attaining his current position.

Prior to McAfee, Bruce worked in the trenches doing system and network security for various dot-com startups and Fortune 500 companies. His involvement in computer security dates back to dial up bulletin board systems and a time before the internet had pictures. At McAfee, he has worked with many organizations from national governments and large enterprises to small family owned businesses to help them understand the nature of the cyber security threat and how they can be better prepared for future attacks. Keeping up to date on current and future threats is Bruce’s passion, which has led him to appearances on local and national news around the globe as well as speaking engagements at industry conferences.
 
 
Scott Sobhani  - Cloud Constellation Corporation


Secure Solutions for Storing and Moving Sensitive Data Around the World
Track: Mobility & Security
Scott Sobhani, CEO and cofounder of Cloud Constellation Corporation and the SpaceBelt, Information Ultra-Highway, is an experienced telecom executive with over 25 years in executive management positions, most recent as VP for business development and commercial affairs at International Telecom Advisory Group (ITAG).

Previous positions include CEO of TalkBox, VP & GM at Lockheed Martin, and VP, GM & senior economist at Hughes Electronics Corporation. Mr. Sobhani was responsible for closing over $2.3 billion in competitive new business orders for satellite spacecraft systems, mobile network equipment and rocket launch vehicles. He co-authored “Sky Cloud Autonomous Electronic Data Storage and Information Delivery Network System,” “Space-Based Electronic Data Storage and Network System” and “Intermediary Satellite Network for Cross-Strapping and Local Network Decongestion” (each of which are patent pending). He has an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
 
 
Florent Solt  - Netvibes


Wiring the IoT for Modern Manufacturing
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Florent Solt is the CTO and chief architect of Netvibes. Prior to joining Netvibes in 2007, he co-founded Rift Technologies, Mandriva SA, and Sopra Group. He is an expert in both Web software and UNIX systems. He holds an engineering degree in computer science from EPITA.
 
 
Craig Sproule  - Metavine


Next Generation Development Platforms for Next Generation Developers
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
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.
 
 
Craig Sproule  - Metavine


The Developer Is the Hero in the Era of Digital Transformation!
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
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.
 
 
Raghavan Srinivas  - IBM


Architecting for the Cloud with Cloud Foundry and Docker on Bluemix
Track: Containers & Microservices
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.
 
 
Chad Steelberg  - Veritone


The Cognitive Revolution
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Chad Steelberg is CEO of Veritone. He is a visionary serial entrepreneur who has co-founded several highly successful internet software companies including AdForce, the world’s largest publicly traded centralized independent ad-serving solution that received the Smithsonian Award for the Best Technology in 2000 before being sold to CMGI; 2CAN Media, the third largest Internet advertising sales organization also sold to CMGI; dMarc Broadcasting, which was the largest centralized radio advertising network company that was sold to Google in 2006.
 
 
Collin Steele  - Hanu Software


Empowering the Enterprise to Take Full Advantage of Everything Azure
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Collin Steele is Hanu’s Director of Sales – Cloud Services. He has been involved in solving network technology, cloud computing and big data needs for the enterprise market well over 15 years. His expertise in this field has brought him to Hanu where he focuses on expanding Hanu’s Managed Cloud Services. His focus is in helping companies understand data governance and data elasticity, consulting on private, public and edge of cloud strategies and how to “monetize the cloud” by strategically placing key applications in the cloud.
 
 
Bruce Swann  - Adobe


Cross-Channel Marketing in a Cloud-Driven Digital World
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social media, mobile marketing and email marketing, as well as marketing and CRM technologies, including marketing automation, predictive analytics and marketing resource management. At Adobe, he is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, focused on marketing and product strategy for cross-channel campaign management.
 
 
Esmeralda Swartz  - Ericsson


General Session | Creating Horizontal IoT Marketplaces and Democratizing Apps and Services
Esmeralda Swartz is VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda was CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. At MetraTech, Esmeralda was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for enterprise and SaaS products, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. She was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of resource and service control software, now part of Extreme Networks.
 
 
Esmeralda Swartz  - Ericsson


Power Panel | The IoT Is a Mess: That's the Good News!
Esmeralda Swartz is VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda was CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. At MetraTech, Esmeralda was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for enterprise and SaaS products, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. She was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of resource and service control software, now part of Extreme Networks.
 
 
Ryan Tiffany  - SoftLayer, an IBM Company


Configuring Database as a Service with SoftLayer and Bluemix
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
As a Sales Engineer focused on the developer community, Ryan Tiffany helps SoftLayer customers build out and deploy their infrastructure at SoftLayer. For the past 5 years, he has worked in various roles at SoftLayer, from front line support and system administration to sales engineering. With an eye towards all things geeky and bleeding edge, Ryan has become well versed with the Open Source Community and is able to provide complex solutions for the ever changing IT world.
 
 
Leo Vasiliou  - Catchpoint Systems


The Internet of [Broken] Things: The Big Data Challenges of Keeping IoT Reliable
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Leo Vasiliou is the Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems where he uses charts and graphs to answer questions, settle debates and help people make sense of them. Leo contributes to Catchpoint's Blog at http://blog.catchpoint.com/, but also writes at http://www.webtortoise.com, which is dedicated exclusively to the charts and graphs of web performance. Before he joined Catchpoint, Leo ran large, complex performance programs and IAC's Search and Media Business. Follow him @Lvasiliou.
 
 
Vandana Viswanathan  - Cognizant


How to Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy from Cloudy to Clear
Track: Containers & Microservices
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.
 
 
Dirk Wallerstorfer  - Dynatrace


DevOps Guide to Container Networking
Track: Containers & Microservices
Dirk Wallerstorfer is Technology Lead for networking, SDN, and OpenStack at Dynatrace. He has 10+ years of deep, hands-on experience in networking, security, and software engineering. Dirk spends his days on researching new trends and technologies in detail, blogging about them, and explaining them to others in simple language. He is a technology enthusiast with a hands-on attitude, and the constant burning desire to be on the bleeding edge of technology at all times.
 
 
Anders Wallgren  - Electric Cloud


Connected Teams, Connected Code, and the Connected Device: The Challenges of IoT Software Delivery
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
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.
 
 
Anders Wallgren  - Electric Cloud


Continuous Delivery of Microservices: Patterns and Processes
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
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.
 
 
Dave Watson  - Trendalyze


Analytics for Motif Discovery and Deep Learning in Time Series Data Generated by IoT/Sensors
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Dave Watson is CTO and Co-Founder of Trendalyze and works on developing the database search and analytics platform for various IoT projects. He holds number of UK and US patents and has led engineering in database middleware, OLAP and time series databases in the past.
 
 
Atwell Williams  - BMC


General Session | Reduce the Attack Surface and Protect Your Organization with BMC BladeLogic
Atwell Williams is a Senior Director of Customer Experience at BMC. In this role, he focuses on working directly with customers to help them transform their Information Technology (IT) operations to meet the rapidly evolving demands of the digital economy.

Atwell brings to the table a unique combination of IT process, technology, and organization knowledge and experience having served in BMC’s internal IT organization as Director of Service Management, as an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) instructor, and most recently, as a member of BMC’s Office of the CTO.

Atwell is ITIL Expert certified, is a frequent public speaker and has published numerous whitepapers, podcasts, and articles on IT Service Management, ITIL, and IT and Digital Transformation.

Prior to joining BMC Software in January of 2002, Atwell was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), were he focused on delivering IT infrastructure and process design services to PwC’s numerous clients.

Atwell holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
 
 
Roger Woods  - Adobe Marketing Cloud


General Session | The Next Generation Customer Engagement: Mobile Transformation
Roger Woods is Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud. He owns the Adobe Marketing Cloud mobile product strategy. Since joining Adobe six years ago, Roger launched Adobe Mobile services, an Adobe Marketing Cloud core service, which transformed mobile app analytics, testing, targeting, location, and, messaging solutions, enabling Adobe customers to strengthen their mobile business. He works with many clients across all verticals to help create their mobile strategy and execute on their mobile initiatives. Roger is passionate about mobile marketing and has served on Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) workgroups to define mobile marketing standards and best practices.

Roger's prior work experience includes 10 years at IBM within the Global Services product management team driving major initiatives in IBM's cloud strategy. He was instrumental in helping transform traditional IBM software license-based businesses to a hosted SaaS business model.
 
 
Derek Yoo  - Fuze


The Evolution of a Back-End Data Platform
Track: Mobility & Security
Derek Yoo is co-founder and CTO of Fuze, responsible for the technology and product strategy behind the Fuze cloud communications platform. Fuze helps enterprises move their legacy on premise communications infrastructure to a cloud-based mobile user experience coupled with a rich set of data insights that help make end users and managers more efficient. He has spent the last 10+ years building and scaling the Fuze platform which includes voice, mobile, pbx, video, web collaboration, enterprise messaging, contact center, and data analytics features.

Previously, Derek served as product manager at BladeLogic, an industry-leading provider of enterprise data center automation software. At BladeLogic, he defined and launched products in the early devops market including a platform for automated server provisioning and ongoing configuration management. Bringing the right devops message and product to the enterprise market was a catalyst for BladeLogic’s tremendous growth from a start-up through an IPO in 2007 and eventual acquisition by BMC Software for $880 million. Prior to BladeLogic, he worked at WebYes, a high end application hosting provider, where he developed and managed high availability ecommerce applications deployed across 11 data centers on four continents.

Derek holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
 

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Presentation Slides
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, discussed the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information.
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, provided a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with...
In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, discussed new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of security i...
FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continu...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
As enterprise cloud becomes the norm, businesses and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance related to data privacy and information protection. The most recent, Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU’s GDPR have board level implications and companies still struggle with demonstrating due diligence. Developers and DevOps leaders, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by in...
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...
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.
Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. “Open analytics” is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular programming languages. An increasing number of data engineers and data scientists use a variety of platforms and advanced analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark...
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.
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
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 ...
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...
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...
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, 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 maximize project result...
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...
@CloudExpo Stories
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, discussed the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information.
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, provided a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with...
The financial services market is one of the most data-driven industries in the world, yet it’s bogged down by legacy CPU technologies that simply can’t keep up with the task of querying and visualizing billions of records. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Karthik Lalithraj, a Principal Solutions Architect at Kinetica, discussed how the advent of advanced in-database analytics on the GPU makes it possible to run sophisticated data science workloads on the same database that is housing the rich...
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...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Massive Networks mission is simple. To help your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions. Improve your customer's experience with outstanding connections to your cloud.
"We want to show that our solution is far less expensive with a much better total cost of ownership so we announced several key features. One is called geo-distributed erasure coding, another is support for KVM and we introduced a new capability called Multi-Part," explained Tim Desai, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continu...
There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, will discuss how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol,...
DX World EXPO, LLC., a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
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...
"The Striim platform is a full end-to-end streaming integration and analytics platform that is middleware that covers a lot of different use cases," explained Steve Wilkes, Founder and CTO at Striim, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution and join Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader, Sergey Grebnov, in his session at @ThingsExpo, for an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, will examine the regulations and provide insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo is an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalized support service from its globally located cloud platfor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo, an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalised support service from its globally located cloud plat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SkyScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SkyScale is a world-class provider of cloud-based, ultra-fast multi-GPU hardware platforms for lease to customers desiring the fastest performance available as a service anywhere in the world. SkyScale builds, configures, and manages dedicated systems strategically located in maximum-securit...
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...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...

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As we have seen over and over again, a new wave of ransomware attacks has been plaguing large parts of Europe over the last couple of weeks. While the affected individuals and organizations are struggling with the very tangible business impact of the loss of revenue and operations, it’s critical to step back and review what else one could do to mitigate and minimize the damage from such attacks in the future.
If you are thinking about moving applications off a mainframe and over to open systems and the cloud, consider these guidelines to prioritize what to move and what to eliminate. On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A centrally located computer processes data through an input/output subsystem and stores its computations in memory. At the other end of the mainframe are printers and terminals that communicate with the mainframe through protocols. For all of its apparent simplicity, mainframe architecture can be extraordinarily complex. Mainframes process thousands of...
The renowned military strategist John Boyd taught that people and institutions collect favorite philosophies, strategies, theories and ideologies over a period of time, and then try to align the future to fit them. The problem with this is the future is rarely like the past, and trying to fit new data into old paradigms often forces us to perform irrational mental gymnastics, which leaves us farther from the truth.
Did you know that the reservations systems of the biggest carriers mostly run on a specialized IBM operating system known as Transaction Processing Facility (TPF). Designed by IBM in the 1960’s it was designed to process a large numbers of transactions quickly. Although IBM is still updating the code, the last major rewrite was about ten years ago. With all the major technologies changes since then, it’s clear that IBM has already accomplished a herculean task by keeping an application viable for over 50 years!
For any business to be successful, it must enable talent to focus on the innovation that will drive new value. As digital literacy and dexterity grows, people are increasingly agnostic about devices – they want to be able to access their personalized workspace and services anywhere, at any time, on any device that happens to be at hand. The concept of digital transformation is gathering pace. When Gartner surveyed 388 CEOs recently, 56% said their digital improvements had already increased profits. But there’s also significant pressure, with 47% reporting challenges from the board of directo...
Runaway cloud computing cost may be causing an information technology industry crisis. Expanding requirements, extended transition schedules and misleading marketplace hype have made “Transformation” a dirty word. Questions about how to manage cost variances and deviations with assets and cost across different suppliers abound. A recent Cloud Tech article explained that while public cloud offers considerable cost savings in comparison to private or on-premises based alternatives, there may also be significant hidden costs. Operational features like auto-scaling can cause costs to soar in li...
Many organizations are now looking to DevOps maturity models to gauge their DevOps adoption and compare their maturity to their peers. However, as enterprise organizations rush to adopt DevOps, moving past experimentation to embrace it at scale, they are in danger of falling into the trap that they have fallen into time and time again. Unfortunately, we've seen this movie before, and we know how it ends: badly.
Remember the Y2K bug, the computer coding flaw that was predicted to cause global havoc when the two-digit dates embedded in software rolled over from 1999 to 2000? After organizations around the world spent a year checking and upgrading their systems to deal with the issue, few major problems ended up occurring. The world is now on the brink of what could be called the Y2K bug of data privacy – the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), tough rules that require companies to be more transparent about the information they collect on individuals and how it is used.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
Without a doubt, we’re at a tipping point when it comes to security and the Internet of Things (IoT). Recently, security flaws have been exposed in consumer products, including children’s toys, baby monitors, cars, and pacemakers. In late October 2016, Dyn®, an internet infrastructure vendor, suffered a malicious DDoS attack that was achieved by leveraging malware on IoT devices such as webcams and printers that were connected to the Dyn network. No, IoT security concerns are not new. In fact, any device that’s connected to a network represents an opportunity for malicious activity. But what...
From personal care products to groceries and movies on demand, cloud-based subscriptions are fulfilling the needs of consumers across an array of market sectors. Nowhere is this shift to subscription services more evident than in the technology sector. By adopting an Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) delivery model, companies are able to tailor their computing environments to shape the experiences they want for customers as well as their workforce.
If you read a lot of business and technology publications, you might think public clouds are universally preferred over all other cloud options. To be sure, the numbers posted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s Azure platform are nothing short of impressive. Statistics reveal that public clouds are growing faster than private clouds and analysts at IDC predict that public cloud growth will be 3 times that of private clouds by 2019.
"As we've gone out into the public cloud we've seen that over time we may have lost a few things - we've lost control, we've given up cost to a certain extent, and then security, flexibility," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics,in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are focused on SAP running in the clouds, to make this super easy because we believe in the tremendous value of those powerful worlds - SAP and the cloud," explained Frank Stienhans, CTO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"DX encompasses the continuing technology revolution, and is addressing society's most important issues throughout the entire $78 trillion 21st-century global economy," said Roger Strukhoff, Conference Chair. "DX World Expo has organized these issues along 10 tracks with more than 150 of the world's top speakers coming to Istanbul to help change the world."
"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
A recent BusinessWeek article titled “America’s Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever” summarizes the epidemic that retailers are facing today (see Figure 1). Retailers are closing stores at a record path and the driving force behind the acceleration in store closings is Amazon, who now accounts for over 50% of all on-line retail sales (see Figure 2). What are retailers to do when the tricks and techniques that worked in the past just don’t work in today’s real-time data and analytics driven business world? Business models that worked in a world that valued size and location quickly...
Being a business leader in the established economy is not necessarily a fun job these days. Keeping the competitors at a distance while finding ways to defend the current business model against the Internet giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook etc. is a tough job. However, running a business based on digital disciplines and being prepared with the right armor is simply about doing rather than thinking about the why. As a supporting element, a modern business strategy is built upon a magic triangle that consists of three vertices delivering the necessary essentials: Be digital. Use cloud. Lever...
For over a decade, Application Programming Interface or APIs have been used to exchange data between multiple platforms. From social media to news and media sites, most websites depend on APIs to provide a dynamic and real-time digital experience. APIs have made its way into almost every device and service available today and it continues to spur innovations in every field of technology. There are multiple programming languages used to build and run applications in the online world. And just like every other language, there is always the need for an interpreter when trying to communicate with...