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Key Sessions

Subbu Allamaraju

Keynote: Are We Ready for Serverless?

Expedia

Jason McGee

Into the Cloud: Modernize Applications Without Tearing Them Apart

IBM

Mark Thiele

Keynote Panel: Why Are Cloud Native Technologies so Critical to Giving Enterprises that Competitive Edge?

Apcera

Craig McLuckie

Keynote: Containers and Orchestrators: A way to navigate lock-in and get the most out of pure open source solutions

Heptio

Feb 27
Show Filter
7:00am - 5:00pm 600 mins
Main agenda
Registration
7:30am - 8:30am 60 mins
Main agenda
Breakfast & Networking
8:00am - 8:05am 5 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Welcome Remarks

Location: Mission City Ballroom

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.


8:10am - 8:30am 20 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Keynote: Are We Ready for Serverless?
  • Subbu Allamaraju - Advisory Board | Vice President, Cloud, Expedia

Location: Mission City Ballroom

In this talk, Expedia's Vice President of Technology Subbu Allamaraju will talk through the shifting paradigms on cloud, and explore the anchors and engines for serverless adoption.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

8:30am - 8:50am 20 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Into the Cloud: Modernize Applications Without Tearing Them Apart
  • Jason McGee - VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM

Location: Mission City Ballroom

Sometimes it feels too daunting to take on the big challenges, the ones that reflect what it takes to evolve a business. Your business-your apps-feel frozen in time. Yet containers are the key that gives you tools to not only modernize onto the cloud, but also extend your customer value. In this keynote, Jason brings his know-how about enterprises, their legacy needs AND their future journey. That journey is one of security, simplified management, and interoperable environments. Jason's demo shows the modernization of the classic Pet Store Java app onto public cloud containers, and goes one step more: extends that app with Artificial Intelligence APIs. Stop by our booth afterwards, grab the demo code, and take the MTA challenge.

Listen to Jason discuss what it is like to build and manage a cloud, from operations to economics to engineering: https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2017/11/29/how-ibm-runs-its-cloud-with-jason-mcgee/


Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

8:50am - 8:53am 3 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Startup Lightning Talk: Cavirin
  • Dave Ginsburg - VP, Marketing, Cavirin

Location: Mission City Ballroom

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

8:53am - 8:56am 3 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Startup Lightning Talk: Replex
  • Costantino Lattarulo - CTO & Co-Founder, Replex
8:56am - 8:59am 3 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Startup Lightning Talk: LogDNA
  • Lee Liu - CTO & Co-Founder, LogDNA
9:00am - 9:40am 40 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Keynote Panel: Why Are Cloud Native Technologies so Critical to Giving Enterprises that Competitive Edge?
  • Panelist Mark Thiele - Advisory Board | Chief Strategy Officer, Apcera
  • Panelist Swarna Podila - Senior Director, Community, Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • Panelist Subbu Allamaraju - Advisory Board | Vice President, Cloud, Expedia
  • Moderator Nitin Chopra - Partner, Shasta Ventures

Location: Mission City Ballroom

  • Importance of community collaboration, co-opetition and open source support
  • Insights into industry / community roadmap
  • ‘Solving the unsolvable problems’: what are innovative solution providers doing to help legacy enterprises survive the threat of the cloud native start-up
  • Why cultural change is critical for success

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

9:40am - 10:00am 20 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Keynote: Containers and Orchestrators: A way to navigate lock-in and get the most out of pure open source solutions
  • Speaker Craig McLuckie - Advisory Board | CEO, Heptio

Location: Mission City Ballroom

Cloud Native Computing is changing the way developers work. Some really tough problems have been solved for building and deploying applications, which has made developers radically more productive. There is another critical advantage associated with the portability and open source DNA of technologies like Kubernetes: they provide a buffer between the infrastructure and the developer. While this offers tremendous flexibility around where applications can run, it also – as with any open source technology - brings the risk of balkanization and fragmentation, either with software distributions, or in hosted cloud provider managed services.

During this session Craig McLuckie (one of the Kubernetes founders) will talk about how to maintain flexibility, stay close to the upstream open source communities and avoid vendor lock-in. He will explore the role that software conformance efforts and tools play, how to get closer to the communities that power open source technologies, and how to be pragmatic about dependencies when designing systems. McLuckie will cover not only what exists today, but also look at some of the key things that still need to be done to create an open and vendor neutral world for developers and IT professionals.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

10:00am - 7:00pm 540 mins
Main agenda
Expo Hall Open
10:10am - 11:00am 50 mins
Main agenda
Networking Break
11:00am - 11:15am 15 mins
Info
Orchestration
Track Sponsor Keynote - VMWare
  • Art Fewell - Senior Technical Product Manager, VMWare, Cloud Native Applications

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

There’s no doubt that Kubernetes is winning in container orchestration. While Kubernetes provides the critical layers such as container scheduling and service scheduling in the container service stack, enterprises need a comprehensive solution around security, networking, storage, logging and monitoring to scale their Kubernetes deployments. In this keynote, Art will touch on the state of Kubernetes and its growth, focus on what enterprise needs and the challenges they face when running Kubernetes in production, drawing from real world customer case studies.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

11:00am - 11:15am 15 mins
Info
Architecture
Track Sponsor Keynote -- SONM
  • Igor Lebedev - CTO, SONM

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

  • Fog computing product overview and implementation details. 
  • SONM as a distributed IaaS fog platform. Challenges and solutions. 
  • Opportunities and benefits for developers

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

11:00am - 11:15am 15 mins
Info
DevOps
Track Sponsor Keynote: Signal vs. Noise in DevOps: What’s Here to Stay
  • Chris Robertson - DevOps Evangelist, Scalyr

The DevOps field is far from static, but with that motion comes a lot of noise. It’s hard to know which trends and technologies will stick around, and which will fall by the wayside. Join Scalyr for a sneak peek into the data that reveal the real signal - where DevOps engineers spend their time and resources, and what that means for the future of this dynamic field.


Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

11:20am - 12:00pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
Panel: Understanding Which Container Orchestration Solution Is for You
  • Moderator Tim Clark - Partner, The FactPoint Group
  • Panelist Lee Calcote - Head of Technology Strategy, SolarWinds
  • Panelist Ritesh Patel - Co-Founder and VP, Products, Nirmata
  • Panelist Boskey Savla - Product Marketing Manager, VMware

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

Kubernetes may have the edge in the orchestration wars, but is it the right choice for you?  In this talk, we’ll examine the leading orchestration platforms, benchmarking their capabilities across:

  • Purpose/origin
  • Support/updates
  • Host /Service discovery
  • Scheduling
  • Networking/load balancing
  • Availability/Scale

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

11:20am - 12:00pm 40 mins
Info
Architecture
So You Think You Can Scale…Containers? Why a Service Mesh is the answer to the question
  • Lori MacVittie - Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Networks

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

Attendees will leave with an understanding of:

  • The core components of scaling containers: Circuit breakers, Retry, Discovery and Distribution 
  • Proxy models used for scaling containers: Reverse, Forward, Sidecar
  • Basic service mesh architecture: Control plane and Data plane
  • Where service mesh is going: programmable service platforms  

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

11:20am - 12:00pm 40 mins
Info
DevOps
Containers: Polyglot Ninjas for Build and Delivery Toolchains
  • Mandy Hubbard - Software Engineer/QA Architect, CS Disco

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

Moving away from monolithic applications towards distributed applications and micro- services gives development teams the freedom to select the best platform, languages, and tools for each task. But although a modern approach allows developers to quickly get resilient, scalable code out the door, CI/CD pipelines also get complicated. Have no fear, containers are here to help. By containerizing your build platform and agents, as well as your team’s toolsets, you can keep developers happy and moving fast while delivering the quality your business demands.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

12:00pm - 1:00pm 60 mins
Main agenda
Lunch & Networking
1:00pm - 1:40pm 40 mins
Info
DevOps
Panel: Why DevOps Works Better in the Cloud
  • Moderator Jayne Groll - CEO, DevOps Institute
  • Panelist Leslie Carr - Infrastructure Engineering Manager, Clover Health
  • Panelist Chris Riley - DevOps Analyst, Fixate IO
  • Panelist Jason McGee - VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM
  • Panelist Steve Newman - CEO and Founder, Scalyr

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

Today’s businesses need to be able to quickly respond to market changes and customer demands, putting new emphasis on a DevOps approach to speed application delivery. However, this trend demands an automated infrastructure capable of matching the pace of these iterative updates. This discussion will explore how DevOps is driving a new migration to the cloud, and why rapid provisioning coupled with elastic capacity is now essential. Cloud and SDDCs are also helping break down barriers between developers and IT ops staff, reshaping job requirements and emphasizing new skill sets.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

1:00pm - 1:40pm 40 mins
Info
Architecture
Creating a Docker Secure Build Pipeline for Microservices
  • Mason Jones - Staff Software Engineer, Infrastructure Services, Credit Karma

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

When we began shifting to a microservices architecture, we had to answer the question of how to build Docker images with an emphasis on security: how do we know what's being built and deployed, and whether it's safe? We created a centralized build pipeline providing developer flexibility while allowing security and compliance to manage the process. In this presentation I'll describe the pipeline, our requirements, and how we solved the challenge.

1:00pm - 1:40pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
From the Beginning: Hypervisors, VMs, and Containers
  • Sarah Christoff - Technical Support Analyst, WP Engine

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

Containers are nothing new to the industry, but it's surge in popularity have many engineers questioning the best use cases for virtual machines and containers. It's hard to figure out what is best for your application without understanding what the strengths of these technologies are. It's time to break down the barriers and understand containers, the difference between rkt and Docker, and all the acronyms buzzing through the community right now. Let's learn about the why's and whens to use virtual machines, containers, or both!"

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

1:50pm - 2:30pm 40 mins
Info
DevOps
Unify DevOps and SecOps: Security without Friction
  • Matt Alderman - Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Layered Insight

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

Business Innovation and Digital Transformation are changing the pace and scale at which business applications are being developed. To stay agile, how do you balance the speed and agility of DevOps with the security and compliance of SecOps? It’s time to unify DevOps and SecOps with complete visibility and control of containerized applications.

In this session, Matt will ignore the traditional technologies associated with containers, as they are constantly changing. Instead, Matt will focus on the challenges facing both DevOps and SecOps when it comes to security. Only by understanding each team’s objections, can a frictionless approach to security be achieved. Lastly, Matt explains how to integrate security within the DevOps process without impacting development, but also providing security the visibility and control needed to secure containers. This frictionless approach unifies both DevOps and SecOps by providing zero-touch, seamless integration with the existing CI/CD process, portability across any container platform or programming language, and complete system, network, storage, and application security without root privileges.

After completing this session, attendees will...

  • Understand the challenges related to both DevOps and SecOps and why security creates friction
  • Understand how to integrate container security into their existing DevOps process and tools, helping to unify DevOps and SecOps teams
  • Understand the benefits of frictionless security
1:50pm - 2:30pm 40 mins
Info
Architecture
Panel: Cloud Native/Cloud Immigrant: Modernizing the Enterprise
  • Moderator Jo Peterson - VP, Cloud Services, Clarify360
  • Panelist Lori MacVittie - Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Networks
  • Panelist Ryan Holland - Senior Director, Technology Services Group, AlertLogic
  • Panelist Brad Linder - Cloud Native and Big Data Evangelist, Sling TV

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

This panel will bring together leaders from “born in the cloud” companies, along with enterprises modernizing their legacy application and infrastructures to discuss what it means to be “cloud native”, the different challenges they have faced, best practices and a forward view on what’s coming on the Cloud Native horizon.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

1:50pm - 2:30pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
Managing Kubernetes Workloads On-premise and in AWS Cloud
  • Nishi Davidson - Developer Advocate, AWS
  • Dan Wilson - Principal Architect, Concur

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

Managing Kubernetes clusters on-premise requires ongoing resource allocation, knowledge, and expertise in your infrastructure team. Cluster lifecycle concerns include: upgrades, security, node maintenance, resizing and many more. These areas are additionally difficult to manage as cluster sizes grow.

In this talk, we will explore some of the common problems that our customers face with scaling and managing on premise Kubernetes implementations and evaluate the operational ease and resulting benefits of outsourcing these problems to Amazon Web Services Cloud. We will also discuss the specific integrations Amazon is working on, to make these benefits translate easily to customers and the community in general. 

2:30pm - 3:00pm 30 mins
Main agenda
Coffee Break
3:00pm - 3:40pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
Behavior Intelligence at the Edge Cloud
  • Doug Nassaur - General Manager, Lead Principal Technical Architect, Technology Design & Architect, AT&T

Behavioral intelligence, the method and application of cloud native computing and artificial intelligence, provides unprecedented insight into customer behavior based on how the software they use behaves and interacts along the hybrid edge cloud.  However, to gain this insight, we need to evolve traditional infrastructure towards a modern edge cloud, meaning:    

  • Any software architecture, language or vintage   
  • Any content or capability implemented in software   
  • Any hybrid infrastructure and technology 

In this session, Doug will discuss the modern edge cloud, which requires new software architectures and deployment models.  These new approaches unleash the use of microservices, containers, and functions at scale.  However, how does one gain insight into how software functions interact with each other in this new architecture and their environment during runtime?  Doug will also discuss the visibility and control requirements needed to build behavioral intelligence in this new modern edge cloud.

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

3:00pm - 3:40pm 40 mins
Info
Architecture
How to Reduce the Attack Surface of your Container Workloads
  • Cynthia Thomas - Technology Evangelist, Covalent

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

Cilium is an open source project focused on Layer 7-aware networking & security with BPF for microservices.

Modern microservice architectures factor out application functions into individual services and expose them via APIs using protocols such as HTTP/REST, gRPC, or Kafka. The rise of container-based orchestration platforms (such as Kubernetes) is creating demand for routing, load-balancing & security infrastructure that is highly scalable, application-aware, and resilient. At the same time, BPF (Berkeley Packet Filter) is becoming the fastest growing technology in the Linux kernel and is revolutionizing networking, security and tracing. 

This talk introduces the open source project Cilium - a modern networking and security platform for microservices. Cilium is built on top of BPF and provides Linux native networking and security services with application-protocol awareness. Cilium works hand-in-hand with application proxies such as Envoy and the services management orchestration layer Istio in order to provide infrastructure services in a transparent manner with minimal overhead. This talk will discuss the challenges of exposing services via APIs and the solution that Cilium provides to enforce least privilege security.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

3:00pm - 3:40pm 40 mins
Info
DevOps
Distributed Microservices Metrics and Tracing with Istio and OpenCensus
  • Sandeep Dinesh - Cloud Developer, Google

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

With the adoption of microservices, what was once a single application running on a single server has become hundreds of services running on dozens of servers. Microservices give you more freedom, scalability and agility, but makes understanding what’s going on a lot harder. Things like understanding the lifecycle of a request, finding hotspots in your system, and even getting an alert when something is wrong is now much harder!

In this talk, I’ll demo two open source projects, Istio and OpenCensus, that are based on years of production experience at Google and can significantly help you monitor and trace your distributed microservices. Istio can automatically trace RPC calls between services, and OpenCensus makes it easy to add white-box metrics and tracing to your services so you know what’s going on.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

3:50pm - 4:30pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
Panel: Kubernetes and Your Open Infrastructure
  • Moderator Lisa-Marie Namphy - Advisory Board | Dev Advocate, Community Architect, Dir of Mktg, Portworx
  • Panelist Robert Starmer - Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner, Kumulus Technologies
  • Panelist Tony Campbell - Director of Field Engineering, CoreOS
  • Michael Richmond - Principal Architect of Cloud, Systems, and Platforms, NIO

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

In order for the Kubernetes ecosystem to survive and thrive, enterprise adoption is key. We will explore what it will mean for Kubernetes to be truly ready for mainstream adoption and what support & services are in place to ensure success. What lessons can be learned from other open source projects? What does the current technology ecosystem look like around containers? Join our panel of Kubernetes and open cloud experts, where we’ll offer practical ideas to address questions like:

  • How do enterprises transform their architecture with containers, without losing the reliable components of their current solutions?
  • Is it only going to be Enterprises that consume this because of Ops resources?
  • Do you have to go to an Amazon, or Google, or Azure to support your container environment?
  • When should you run containers as the overlay or as an underlay? What workloads are best suited for containers?
  • What is the relationship between containers and VMs (or what should it be)?
  • How does the shift to container-based application deployment models play into IoT & Microservices deployment architectures? How do apps and enterprise-driven deployment models benefit from containers?
  • Is Kubernetes the right platform for non-Cloud Native workloads?
  • Whose responsibility is security: Platform or App?
  • And lastly, is there a very wrong way to build this and what should architects and operators watch out for?

Come join us and let's learn, discuss, and have some fun!

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

3:50pm - 4:30pm 40 mins
Info
Architecture
Best Practices to Secure Application Containers and Microservices
  • Anil Karmel - Co-Chair | CEO & Co-Founder, NIST Cloud Security Working Group, Cloud Security Alliance | C2 Labs

Containers such as Docker and CoreOS Rkt deliver incredible capabilities to developers and operators and are powering the DevOps revolution in application development and deployment. Docker in particular has taken industry by storm, resulting in over 8 billion downloads and 500,000+ containerized applications in this open source platform. With all this new-found power comes significant challenges and concerns. Come learn how application containers and micro-services work via the definition published in the NIST publication SP 800-180, understand the security challenges leveraging this new approach, and best practices to address the same as documented in future NIST publications.

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

3:50pm - 4:30pm 40 mins
Info
DevOps
A DevOps State of Mind: Continuous Security for DevOps with Kubernetes
  • Chris Van Tuin - Chief Technologist, NA West, Red Hat

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

With the rise of DevOps, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in Enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery for the business. When it comes to adopting containers in the enterprise, Security is the highest adoption barrier. Is your organization ready to address the security risks with containers for your DevOps environment?

In this presentation, you'll learn about:

  • The underlying technologies for Containers based DevOps including Kubernetes
  • The top security risks with containers and how to manage these risks at scale for Container Images, Builds, Registry, Deployment, Hosts, Network, Storage, API, Monitoring/Logging, Federation.
  • How to make your Container workflow more secure without slowing down DevOps
  •  Automating security vulnerability management and compliance checking for container images
4:40pm - 5:20pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
QoS And Burstability: Dynamic Kubernetes at Domo
  • Carson Anderson - Cloud Ops Engineer, Domo

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

Domo manages 40+ Kubernetes clusters for a range of workloads, clouds, and compute resources. We also replace, delete, scale, and add new clusters on a regular basis and therefore need to be able to able to keep a stable client endpoint even as the underlying infrastructure is evolving. Come see how we have designed our cluster infrastructure to provide: 

  • Dynamic QOS for millions of pods per day across 40+ clusters without any client code change required
  • Dynamic handling of diverse node pools for fun and profit (literally)

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

4:40pm - 5:20pm 40 mins
Info
DevOps
Case Study: Running Containers at Scale at Netflix
  • Andrew Spyker - Manager, Netflix Container Cloud, Netflix
  • Corin Dwyer - Senior Software Engineer, Netflix

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

This session will outline what the leading web-scale giant has learned from running production workloads within containers running on the AWS Cloud, on a platform called Titus.

Titus is Netflix’s infrastructural foundation for container based applications. Titus provides cluster and resource management as well as container execution with deep Amazon EC2 integration and common Netflix infrastructure enablement.

In the session we'll cover the architecture of Titus, what applications are leveraging containers at Netflix and why, lessons learned running containers and scheduling in production at scale, and a peek at the future of Titus at Netflix.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

4:40pm - 5:20pm 40 mins
Info
Architecture
Enabling Cloud Native Web Scale @ Sling TV
  • Brad Linder - Cloud Native and Big Data Evangelist, Sling TV

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

A look back at how Sling TV launched our first Cloud Native, web scale application.  Attendees will leave with an understanding of:

  • How we got started and the technical, people and process challenges we overcame
  • How we are combining Cloud Native & Big Data to provide a higher quality service to our customers
  • Our high-level architecture to achieve the levels of abstraction, reliability and flexibility we are after
  • Some things we wish we knew before we started.
  • What is on the horizon for us in the coming year

We will review our journey from the developer, platform engineering and end user perspectives.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

5:30pm - 7:00pm 90 mins
Info
Main agenda
Happy Hour on the Expo Floor -- Sponsored by SONM