Tuesday, November 14

8:00

Registration and Breakfast

9:05

Opening Remarks

9:10

The New Connected Cloud: New Workloads, Edge-to-Core-to-Cloud Capability

Many companies already deploy IoT solutions that allow them to collect, analyze and store data – to gain deeper, more pointed insights. To support the flow and storage of massive amounts of data, companies need to digitally transform their IT infrastructure to support new workloads and edge-to-core-to-cloud capabilities - such as new security models and data architectures that ensure data is efficiently and reliably protected, analyzed and stored. In this talk Jason will cover what works and what does not so that you can match the needs to your enterprise. He will also cover where things are going next. Jason Shepherd lead the strategic core team that triggered Dell's entrance into the IoT space and holds 14 granted and 11 pending US patents.
Speaker:
Jason Shepherd
Director of IoT Strategy and Partnerships, Dell Inc.

9:30

How the Cloud is Fueling the Next Generation of Networking

Demand for workloads on the Cloud has shifted from traditional IT workloads to new applications like AR/VR, autonomous vehicles, IOT, Artificial Intelligence and networking. In order to respond to these new businesses and applications, cloud technologies will have to evolve in order to deliver the required performance with the right economics.This Fireside Chat will give you the opportunity to explore the cloud ecosystem of the future as being designed by AT&T and how emerging services and applications will drive the need for a more distributed, lower latency cloud and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide the economics to support these new services. This new cloud is also fueling the next generation of networking. In order to support traditional network services and workloads on the cloud, VNFs must be developed to use cloud native capabilities for resiliency. With that in mind, Amy will explore how ONAP fits into the ecosystem in support of NFV and SDN services on the Cloud.
Speaker:
Amy Wheelus
Vice President, Cloud and D2 Platform Integration, AT&T

9:50

The Consumate Enabler of New Technologies

Speaker:
Vinod Khosla
Founder, Khosla Ventures

10:10

Compute At The Physical Edge

Speaker:
Jason Hoffman
CTO, Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson

10:30

BREAK

11:30

Enterprise Cloud For Today And The Future

Speaker:
Mark Russinovich
Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft
Moderated By:
Barb Darrow, Senior Writer, Fortune Magazine

11:50

Enterprise Infrastructure Next: Blockchain, Bots, A.I and more...

More than 420,000 customers across 195 countries look to Oracle for their core Infrastructure needs. With that big power comes big responsiility. Responsibility to deliver the customers what they need now and have the foresight to lead their customers to where they need to be next. In this firesde chat we talk to Oracle's most Senior Product manager about their foray into new cutting edge technologies to keep their customers ahead of the curve and what impacts he is seeing in terms of customer adoption out there with new products around A.I, Bots, Edge Compute and Blockchain.
Speaker:
Amit Zavery
Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Platform, Oracle
Moderated By:
Jonathan Vanian, Writer, Fortune Magazine

12:10

Tom Siebel: First Innovating Enterprise Software, Now IoT... What Next?

In this unique fireside chat Tom Siebel takes on a journey through the achievements of C3IoT and what we can learn and apply to our companies and careers. C3IoT started life many many years ago as a connected metering company that achieved success and had already solved many of the problems that many of those that followed with "connected devices" face. Come learn from an Industry legend about how his team innovated the solutions that others are following today.
Speaker:
Thomas Siebel
CEO, C3 IoT

12:30

LUNCH BREAK

1:30

Next Generation Product Insights From Current Usage Data

In the world of web applications came an Aha moment when web analytics allowed UX practioners to improve their apps based on data. One of the greatest side effects of running infrastructure in the cloud has been usage data both at the app and infrastructure level. In this talk we talk to two technologists - one looking at Application usage behviour and the other at infrastructure level usage data ( and creating enablers for migration with it) - for insights from their world on where the customer is taking us next...
Speakers:
Linda Tong
VP of Innovation Labs, AppDynamics

Brad Schick
CTO, Skytap
Moderated By:
Barb Darrow, Senior Writer, Fortune Magazine

1:50

AI in the Enterprise and the Future of Work

AI is gearing up to be perhaps the most important technology trend ever in computing and we are seeing some incredibly exciting use cases for AI, especially for consumers. But what does AI mean for the enterprise and how can it completely change and fundamentally power the way the world works together? Hear Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer, discuss how intelligence and machine learning are a major part of Box's long-term strategy for cloud content management, as well as how he sees the advent of mainstream AI and ML technology impacting the broader enterprise software ecosystem.
Speaker:
Jeetu Patel
Chief Product Officer, Box
Moderated By:
Martin Giles, San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

2:10

The Pervasive Network / Network ++ and It's Playbook Revealed

This is the year that networks will become more than networks – what Accenture refers to as the Pervasive Network / Network ++. Today’s telcos are going through a disruptive phase of margin dilution, cost amplification and value depletion There is an urgent need to transform, but how? Accenture’s team has defined a comprehensive "digital playbook". It shows how Network can connect Digital, Operations, Technology and Strategy. The talk covers how companies are becoming platform companies, how profound Network and IT renewal is key and that traininng personnel in the bew capabilities is key. Sound vaguely applicable to you? Well it should do, as the principles of the playbook are equally applicable to your coprorations needs in transformation to being a platform provider.
Speaker:
Amol Phadke
Managing Director, Global Network Transformation, Strategy and Consulting, Accenture
Moderated By:
David Linthicum, Cloud Computing Expert, Cloud Technology Partners

2:30

Decarbonization, Digitation & Disruption

The Energy industry is undergoing massive disruption. In fact, the industry will undergo a greater transition in the next five years than in the last 125. Steve Martin, Chief Digital Officer, GE Power, will share his insights and how Cloud Infrastructure innovations underpin GE’s solutions on distributed energy, microgrids and computing at the edge.
Speaker:
Steven Martin
Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, GE Energy Connections

2:50

Insights from the pioneers of edge computing

Akamai pretty much invented the concept of "edge compute" when they launched their CDN back in the dot com era. Quickly providing the speed and service satiation that customers were demanding. More recently as internet applications have tended towards connected devices, 4G Industry, mobile, IoT and self driving cars, the demand for edge services is rising exponentially. In this talk, the GM of Mobile at Akami talks about what they are seeing as trends and what this portends for the rest of us as consumers and vendors that will need edge services.
Speaker:
Lior Netzer
VP & GM Mobile Business Unit, Akamai
Moderated By:
Martin Giles, San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

3:10

Inconvenient Truth: The Cloud is not enough for a disaster recovery strategy

Companies are moving workloads to the hyperscale clouds and agile methodologies. These applications and data are only getting more critical to the business. Ensuring you are protected is harder than ever in a hyperscale + legacy cloud world that is increasingly at risk from natural and man-made disasters and human attacks. In this talk we hear from a customer and their vendor on practical strategies and tactics that we should all be looking at to make sure that "business continuity" is a reality.
Speakers:
Josh Crowe
Chief Technology Officer, Sungard Availability Services

Dan Fowler
VP, Infrastructure and Cloud Services, VSP Global

3:30

BREAK

4:00

Implementing Cloud A.I : Key Insights from Real World Deployments

A.I has the potential to reinvent the way we deliver business, to create a new breed intelligent applications that fundamentally change how organizations tackle their most complex challenges. While we are still at the early stages of this migration, there have been some pioneering companies and technologists who have made it their goal to enable this transition. In this talk we learn from two of the A.I. vanguard taking coprorate America into the age of intelligent infrastructure and what "intelligent business" will look like built on that foundation.
Speakers:
Sangeeta Chakraborty
Chief Customer Officer, Ayasdi

Ashish Thusoo
Co-Founder and CEO, Qubole
Moderated By:
Derrick Harris, Founder, ARCHITECHT

4:20

Solving the "Fake News" problem for Buyers!

Fake news in IT purchasing? Oh yeah, you better believe it.As an IT purchasing decision maker / influencer you consume news and press releases to gather information about how technologies are being used to solve many of the problems you face. The last thing you need is false and misleading news content making its way into your decision-making process. Many are legitimate content sources that can and do provide valuable information about products and services, others are mere snake oil labels. Veteran technology activist Joe Franscella will moderate a discussion to provide attendees with: -) An understanding of how to recognize fake and legitimate news -) Tips on how peers in the industry judge news as fake and real -) What decision makers would like vendors to provide in press releases -) How journalists decode the true from the false
Moderated By:
Joe Franscella, Freelance Contributor and Columnist, Devops.com

4:50

The Structure VC Panel

A Structure tradition and a favorite - peer into the minds and current tastes of "tastemaker" investors in the cloud space. See what the new investments will be, where the next M&A's will be and ultimately what new solutions are going to appear next in the future... if you want to know where things are going, then follow the money.... especially that of the savvy investors. Always full of surprises and announcements - it's worth taking time to see this one and grabbing a drink with the panel afterwards.
Speaker:
Steve Herrod
Managing Director, General Catalyst
Moderated By:
Charles Beeler, General Partner, Rally Ventures

5:20

CLOSING REMARKS

5:30

CLOSE DAY 1

8:30

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

8:45

OPENING REMARKS

8:50

Why Reaching Zero Data Centers is So Challenging

Juniper began its journey to transition its corporate applications to the cloud six years ago. While the company expected to complete that transition this year, the task at hand isn’t as easy as it sounds. There have been many takeaways and lessons learned that Bob’s team has bundled into a “playbook” – outlining best practices on how to achieve zero physical data centers, how to overcome the hurdles and why the process is more difficult than many realize. In this discussion, Bob will share why it’s so hard to get to zero data centers and detail how your company can successfully see the light (i.e. the cloud) at the end of the tunnel.
Speaker:
Bob Worrall
SVP, Chief Information Officer, Juniper Networks

9:10

A Software-Defined Future For a Multi-Cloud World

A new approach is required to solve the hyper-distribution of applications and data which now reside across multiple clouds. Within the next two years, more than half of edge infrastructure refreshes will be based on SD-WAN versus traditional networking, and around 50% of applications will move beyond the datacenter. CIOs have a strong desire to extend their automation and security efforts all the way out to the Edge. Programmability, consistency and automation across all environments will become CIO mandates. Rajiv will discuss how networking in software will emerge as the de facto underpinning of an everything-to-everything connected architecture between data centers, branches and the cloud that exposes capabilities to enable access and interoperability across virtual machines and containers, IoT edge devices, domains, geographies and organizational boundaries.
Speaker:
Rajiv Ramaswami
COO of Products and Cloud Services, VMWare
Moderated By:
Jonathan Vanian, Writer, Fortune Magazine

9:30

A Global Infrastructure for 2 Billion People

Speaker:
Jay Parikh
Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, Facebook
Moderated By:
Stacey Higginbotham, Editor, SKT Labs

9:50

TBA

Speaker:
Urs Hölzle
Senior VP, Technical Infrastructure & Google Fellow, Google
Moderated By:
Tom Krazit, Cloud Computing Editor, GeekWire

10:10

Future Cloud Archictectures: Microservices, Containers, Edge and "Lambda"

Speaker:
Adrian Cockcroft
VP of Cloud Architecture, Amazon Web Services

10:30

MORNING BREAK

11:00

An Inflection Point For Data Centers

There will be 50 billion connected devices within 5 years. Major new applications such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, medical imaging, advanced genomics and finance are advancing quickly and are radically changing the way we generate, gather, process and interpret all kinds of new data. For example, data produced by autonomous vehicles is immense - on the order of 4 Terabytes of data per car day. This massive wave of data requires new thinking on data architecture development and datacenter technology. We are at an inflection point. The new datacenter will be built at the “rackscale” – no longer architected at the individual server level but at the 15 to 50 server level. We now need new approaches to meet the demands of the new data flow value chain, from data ingest and analysis to artificial intelligence, applications, and simulation.
Speaker:
Jason Waxman
Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Solutions Group, Intel
Moderated By:
Martin Giles, San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

11:20

Cloud Native, Beyond Mobility and Intelligence Everywhere: A Fireside Chat with Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis

Adobe successfully shifted from package software to SaaS with incredible results. Abhay believes that Cloud technology will become as ubiquitous as electricity — always on, always available, omnipresent and scalable. The cloud will emerge as THE critical interconnected and open platform at the center of enabling intelligent and collaborative computing experiences. It will fuel new interaction paradigms evolving beyond touch to include voice, gestures, context and emotion as improvements in AI, computer vision and IoT sensors blend the physical and digital worlds together in new ways. Add to that the fact that AI and Machine Learning are dramatically changing the software industry with increased distributed computing, a hunger for large datasets and the ability to solve problems that were previously out of reach. Their aim is to shift Computers from useful tools to extremely intelligent and intuitive partners in the way customers work and the new products that Adobe can offer their customers.
Speaker:
Abhay Parasnis
EVP and Chief Technology Officer, Adobe
Moderated By:
Jonathan Vanian, Writer, Fortune Magazine

11:40

TBA

Speaker:
Raffi Krikorian
CTO, Democratic National Commitee
Moderated By:
Martin Giles, San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

12:00

Speaker:
Bryson Koehler
GM/Chief Technology Officer - IBM Watson & IBM Cloud IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, IBM
Moderated By:
Derrick Harris, Founder, ARCHITECHT

12:20

COMPANY LAUNCH

NDA
Speaker:
Ben Siegelman
Co-Founder and CEO, NDA LAUNCH / SECRET COMPANY

12:30

LUNCH BREAK

1:30

Strategies and Challenges of Migrating to the Cloud

As the number of companies migrating to the cloud and the number of clouds they are using continues to grow, companies need a defined strategy and business objectives when managing their cloud journey. As a leading provider offering expertise and support experience for all of the leading clouds, Rackspace Chief Technology Officer John Engates will explore the most efficient strategies and roadblocks of migrating to the cloud in this fireside chat.
Speaker:
John Engates
Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace
Moderated By:
Barb Darrow, Senior Writer, Fortune Magazine

1:50

Speaker:
Julia Grace
Head of Infrastructure Engineering, Slack
Moderated By:
Tom Krazit, Cloud Computing Editor, GeekWire

2:10

Kubernetes as a Hybrid Cloud Platform: Federating Across Public, Private and Edge.

Is it another workload orchestration technology, or is there something deeper driving Kubernetes adoption? Numerous factors have contributed to its success, including its origins in Google's infrastructure, the open source community contributing momentum, and real world deployments that speak clearly to its value. One use case stands out in terms of its relevance to the enterprise: Kubernetes as a hybrid cloud platform. In this panel distinguished leaders discuss this and offer insights for future evolution in the space.
Speakers:
Sirish Raghuram
Co-Founder and CEO, Paltform9

Vibu Pratap
VP of Engineering, Veritas

Allan Naim
Product Manager - Kubernetes, Google
Moderated By:
Dave Ohara, Founder, GreenM3

2:30

The Future for Operations and Infrastructure Engineers in a Post-Container World

2015 was the year of experimentation with containers and 2016 was the year of production. What is the next step in infrastructure progression that we are seeing in 2017? While some developers care passionately about how datacenters and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 will bring the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. This talk will discuss how data centers of the future will be managed, how the public cloud best suits your organization, and what the future holds for operations and infrastructure engineers in a post-container world. Is a serverless world inevitable?
Speaker:
Ben McCormack
VP of Operations, Evernote
Moderated By:
Derrick Harris, Founder, ARCHITECHT

2:50

Intelligent Infrastructure: Applying AI Throughout the Stack

The size and scale of large systems infrastructure far outstrips human abilities for manual administration. In order to keep up, architects must plan for how to combine infrastructure, analytics, and applied science to keep systems online and chart future growth. In this discussion, we’ll cover the best practices and opportunities for infrastructure analytics including how to use data science and AI to model the needs of infrastructure presently and in the future. We will review the basics of infrastructure algorithms and how to apply them, including how real-time analytics plays a role in mission-critical systems.
Speakers:
Gary Orenstein
Senior Vice President, Products, MemSQL

Rizwan MK
Senior Engineering Manager, Uber

3:10

The Developer Imperative For The Programmable Network

In the growth of mobility, IoT, cloud and multi cloud environments, Susie Wee saw a fundamental shift in the way that apps hit the infrastructure and network. Traditionally apps rode on top of the infrastructure and the two didn't mix. But it became obvious to her that modern cloud and IoT apps need the network more than ever before. Now, the network is programmable - allowing applications and infrastructure to interact and create entirely new experiences for people and businesses. This means a new age of empowerment and collaboration between the software developer and the infrastructure developer, to create value for customers and help smaller developer outfits access Cisco's sales force to get to market. Hear how Cisco has leveraged developer communities to empower their customers more than before.
Speaker:
Susie Wee
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cisco DevNet

3:30

BREAK

4:00

Mega Hybrid Problems: Are vendors giving customers what they really need?

The next generation of mega-datacenters will be powering a myriad of companies running diverse and unique workloads. An increasing number of these companies are opting to build customized hardware and data centers as well as adopt specialized cloud platforms. What demands does this place on suppliers and service providers supporting these massive installments? How can vendors create platforms and services flexible enough to span the variety of customized systems and agile enough to manage dynamic workloads without sacrificing performance? Additionally, what type of services and solutions will vendors need to offer these companies working in hybrid or multi-cloud environments?
Speaker:
Forrest Norrod
Senior Vice President and General Manager for AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Business Group (EESC), AMD

4:20

Containers, Containers, Containers: Lessons from Liberating Enterprise Workloads

Everywhere you look, it's all about containers. It's clear containers will be the path forward for application virtualization and the convenience it brings to IT app management and workload transportability. In this panel we talk to three of the leading technologists in the industry who are putting themselves and their customers behind a container rich future. Come learn what containers will really mean for you.
Speakers:
Alex Polvi
CEO, CoreOS

Madhura Maskasky
Co-Founder and VP of Product, Platform9
Moderated By:
Dave Ohara, Founder, GreenM3

4:50

Storage: New Technologies, Old Customer Behaviors

In this fascinating talk we bring together two of the leading minds in storage to discuss where enterpise storage is going next in the light of Non Volatile memory and contnued customer demands for on premise storage. If you are an enterprise buyer or vendor of storage, this is a must attend to get insights nto where customer needs will drive us.
Speakers:
Ellen Rubin
CEO and Co-Founder, ClearSky Data

Narayan Venkat
Vice President, Data Center Systems, Western Digital
Moderated By:
Gary Orenstein, Senior Vice President, Products, MemSQL

5:10

PANEL - TBA

5:40

CLOSE OF STRUCTURE 2017