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IBM DevOps Workshop at @CloudExpo | @IBMDevOps @Skytap #Agile #DevOps

Going beyond multi-speed it to bring agility to traditional enterprise applications

Join IBM November 2 at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how to go beyond multi-speed it to bring agility to traditional enterprise applications.

The How and Why of Application Modernization and Delivery
3:40 pm - 4:15pm
Brad Schick, Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering, Skytap

Technology innovation is the driving force behind modern business and enterprises must respond by increasing the speed and efficiency of software delivery. The challenge is that existing enterprise applications are expensive to develop and difficult to modernize. This often results in what Gartner calls "Bimodal IT," where business struggle to apply modern tools and practices to traditional monolithic applications. But these existing assets can be modernized and made more efficient without having to be completely overhauled. By leveraging methodologies like DevOps and agile, alongside emerging technologies like cloud-native services and containerization, traditional applications and teams can be more easily modernized without risking everything that depends on them. This session will describe how to apply lessons learned from modern app development, including the starting point to modernization that many enterprises are using to quickly improve speed, efficiency, and software quality.

How to Develop a DevOps Environment Strategy to Reduce Cycle Time
4:20 pm - 4:55 pm
Cliff Utstein, Director of DevOps Product Management, IBM

For an efficient DevOps workflow, every person in the software development team needs rapid self-service access to application environments. Consistent environments form the backbone of any DevOps toolchain. Creating environments can be simple for new applications and POCs, however, it becomes very challenging as those applications become more complex and distributed. In this session, we will discuss the fundamentals of a DevOps environment strategy and a framework to build one to support your own goals.

DevOps Three-Ways: A Panel Across Development, Operations and QA Leadership Peers
5:00 pm - 5:35 pm
Moderator: Cliff Utstein
Panelists: Matt Gischer, Ross Andrus, and Yelena Branch

We often hear about DevOps wins from a single perspective; that of the person who championed the transformation. Yet DevOps is not about a single group's perspective - it's all about the integrated approach to delivering software across multiple disciplines. Hear a panel of three peers working for the same company across Development, QA and Operations describe their unique perspective of their integrated DevOps process.

Speaker Bios
As Chief Technology Officer, Brad Schick leads Skytap's overall architecture, technical direction, and IP strategy. Brad also ensures Skytap's technology aligns with the company's vision and key partnerships. As Vice President of Engineering, Brad runs Skytap's engineering, quality assurance, and operations teams. Brad is a software industry veteran with proven team and corporate leadership skills. Most recently, Brad was founder at Wegos, Inc., an innovative gaming start-up. Prior to Wegos, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Vizrea, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Earlier in his career, Brad worked at Microsoft Corporation, where he led development teams on Windows and Internet Explorer. Brad has also been an instructor at the University of Washington and has a passion for hands-on problem solving and programming at all levels. Brad holds a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and was recently the winner of the Startup Technology Star award presented by Puget Sound Business Journal.

Cliff Utstein is the director of DevOps Product Management at IBM, which includes UrbanCode, Bluemix DevOps Services, and many of the former IBM Rational software offerings including Test offerings. He brings over 20 years of executive management experience at leading software companies to this role, and 16 years in software development tools (ALM) and DevOps. Cliff joined IBM as part of the UrbanCode acquisition in 2013 where he was COO. Before joining UrbanCode, Cliff held general manager, sales, marketing, business development, and executive management positions at AccuRev, Vignette, Open Market, Sun Microsystems, and DataSage. Cliff holds a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and pursued his MS in Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Register for @CloudExpo/@ThingsExpo 'FREE' Before Friday! Here

@ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center!

Secrets of Sponsors and ExhibitorsHere
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All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley
(November 1-3, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)

@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be.

Register for @CloudExpo/@ThingsExpo 'FREE' Before Friday! Here

Track 1: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Track 2: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Track 3: Internet of Things & Cloud
Track 4: APIs & Cloud Security
Track 5: Big Data Analytics
Track 6: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Track 7: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
Track 8: IoT Developer
Track 9: Consumer IoT | IoT Hot Topics

Delegates to Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo will be able to attend 9 simultaneous, information-packed education tracks.

There are over 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.

Join @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 7-9, 2016 in New York City, for three days of intense 'Internet of Things' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) IoT's use in Vertical Markets.

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