November 14 - 15 • South San Francisco
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Tuesday, November 14
Registration and Breakfast
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.
Director of IoT Strategy and Partnerships, Dell Inc.
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.
Vice President, Cloud and D2 Platform Integration, AT&T
The Consummate Enabler of New Technologies
If you want to know where technology is heading then follow where the money is being invested. One of the most precedent investors of our generation has been Vinhod Khosla. His investments in broadband enabled the web revolution globally. His championing green tech early on is enabling sustainability. His investments in cloud enabled services are now improving people’s lives. In this privileged conversation we talk to him about where he sees the future of technology and technology enabled services heading and what impacts this will have on where cloud infrastructure has to go next.
Founder, Khosla Ventures
Charles Beeler, Conference Chair and Venture Capitalist, Rally Ventures
Compute At The Physical Edge
Jason diagnosed his own mothers cancer by creating one of the first rudimentary cloud services while still a pathologist. From that spawned one of the first public cloud Infrastructure companies - Joyent - which he then sold to Telefonica. At Joyent he was the CTO responsible for the technology direction and championing early open source infrastructure projects like Puppet, Manta and Node.js. At Ericsson he is leading groundbreaking projects to push the cloud to the edge of the wireless network. In this talk he presents the drivers and subsequent innovations that Ericsson is delivering and what impact that will have for wireless and cloud customers globally.
CTO, Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson
Enterprise Cloud For Today And The Future
Cloud technology continues to transform businesses of all sizes, but particularly enterprises. With deep enterprise roots, Microsoft has unique perspectives on how these businesses can take advantage of the whole cloud stack to digitally transform, working with them closely so they can take advantage of emerging innovation opportunities in cloud computing, including AI, IoT, serverless and more.
Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft
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 SVP of Cloud Platform 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.
Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Platform, Oracle
AI at Enterprise Scale
Technology pioneer Thomas M. Siebel will share his vision, based on 40 years of experience in the information technology industry, for the second post-industrial revolution: the convergence of disruptive technologies – AI, elastic cloud computing, big data, predictive analytics, IoT – driving a new paradigm in the application of information and communications technology to realize digital transformation of the enterprise.
CEO, C3 IoT
Katie Fehrenbacher, Journalist
Accenture Structure Talk: Maximizing the value of cloud transformation
Successfully capturing the cloud’s efficiency, velocity and innovation demands a swift, secure and smooth transition. John Crosthwait shares the experiences of companies making the Journey to Cloud to help you unravel the complexities of migration and asset optimization to align your cloud pivot with evolving strategic business goals.
Managing Driector, Accenture
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...
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.
Chief Product Officer, Box
The Pervasive Network / Network ++ and Its 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 training personnel in the new capabilities is key. Sound vaguely applicable to you? Well it should, as the principles of the playbook are equally applicable to your corporations needs in transformation to being a platform provider.
Managing Director, Global Network Transformation, Strategy and Consulting, Accenture
David Linthicum, Cloud Computing Expert, Cloud Technology Partners
Decarbonization, Digitization & 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.
Chief Digital Officer, GE Power
Katie Fehrenbacher, Journalist
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.
VP & GM Mobile Business Unit, Akamai
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.
Chief Technology Officer, Sungard Availability Services
VP, Infrastructure and Cloud Services, VSP Global
Joe Franscella, Freelance Contributor and Columnist, Devops.com
Implementing Cloud AI : 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.
Chief Customer Officer, Ayasdi
Co-Founder and CEO, Qubole
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
Editor of Features & Analysis, eStreet
Cofounder & SVP, Virtustream
Joe Franscella, Freelance Contributor and Columnist, Devops.com
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.
Venture Capitalist, Sierra Ventures
Venture Capitalist, Canvas Ventures
Charles Beeler, Conference Chair and Venture Capitalist, Rally Ventures
CLOSE DAY 1
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
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.
VP IT Infrastructure, Juniper Networks
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. Programmability, consistency and automation across all environments will become CIO mandates as businesses move faster to transform their IT to support this new mode. In this fireside chat, we 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. We also look at how new capabilities to enable access and interoperability across virtual machines and containers, IoT edge devices, domains, geographies and organizational boundaries will be enabled.
COO of Products and Cloud Services, VMWare
A Global Infrastructure for 2 Billion People
What can we say? Who in their right mind does not want to talk to the person in charge of the Facebooks infrastructure? When you have to deliver services to 2 Billion people and plan ahead for things like VR services and IoT, your job is to push vendor infrastructure to the edge of it’s envelope and when that does not go further you create your own solutions. Unique problems to Facebook? Not forever… one day these cutting edge problems unique to Facebook will be the problems of F500 companies as they catch up. So take notes. A regular contributor to the Structure community, this year Jay will talk about Facebook’s approach to connectivity and in-house designed data centers including some specifics on next-generation networking systems. Not to be missed.
Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, Facebook
Google: In Search of The Perfect Infrastructure
Urs is in charge of one of the most spectacular and innovative cloud infrastructures on this planet. Urs has the reins on Google’s infrastructure and is deciding where it will go next. A company that through sheer need and brilliance of it’s team has defined and redefined cloud technologies as a competitive advantage since it’s first major funding round. There is much to be learned from Urs and in this fireside chat we look at how the past year is redefining Google’s infrastructure strategy for the coming years.
Senior VP, Technical Infrastructure & Google Fellow, Google
Tom Krazit, Cloud Computing Editor, GeekWire
Future Cloud Architectures: Microservices, Containers, Edge and "Lambda"
Adrian has worn many hats in his career. The most prominent was as former cloud architect of Netflix, where it can be argued that he architected the 1st enterprise grade public cloud deployment that set the pattern and standard for future deployments. Now as the architect at the platform (AWS) on which Netflix’s infrastructure success was built, we sit him down to talk about how new trends in microservices, containers, edge computing and serverless “lambda” compute will affect enterprise deployments. Hear insights from his thinking and use them to shape your near term strategy.
VP of Cloud Architecture, Amazon Web Services
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.
Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Solutions Group, Intel
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.
EVP and Chief Technology Officer, Adobe
CTO Slays the Twitter “Fail Whale”, Now Secures The DNC’s Technology Future
Raffi is one of the brightest engineering minds of our generation, an alumni of the MIT Media Lab and the person who led the “platforming” of Twitter and adding resilience to the notorious infrastructure as their VP of Engineering as the company went through hyper growth. A short stint at Uber leading their advanced technology research was followed by his recent appointment as the new CTO for the Democratic National Committee. In this chat between him and Martin Giles, we talk to him about where technology should go next and what we can learn from the evolution of cloud infrastructure.
CTO, Democratic National Committee
Cloud, Beyond Infrastructure
Cloud thinking –both cultural and technical –is the only way forward, and today’s enterprises aren’t moving to the cloud fast enough. In fact, less than 10% of today’s compute is currently handled in the cloud. Bryson will share his vision for the tremendous first-mover advantage available to organizations that embrace the accelerative and exponential growth of data, AI and ever-more scalable infrastructure. Getting caught in a mixed-mode hybrid state is not enabling the transformative promises of the cloud. Instead, enterprises must plant the flag on a true cloud-native architecture to succeed in this new era of machine-infused data. During this talk, Bryson will also outline the critical need to use ML and DL to investigate and inform against the ever-growing challenges with dark data. We will explore why tying these insights into real-time decision-making applications for every employee, customer and supplier is what drives real differentiation and revenue expansion.
GM/Chief Technology Officer - IBM Watson & IBM Cloud IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, IBM
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.
Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace
Scaling your Infrastructure to Predict the Unpredictable
Going to the cloud to create an environment capable of supporting speed, agility, and innovation is easier said than done. When your organization is experiencing hyper-growth, you have to imagine the unimaginable and predict the unpredictable. You will succeed in ways you couldn't have predicted and fail in equally maddeningly fashion. Consumers will use your products in ways you didn’t consider, thus creating problems you couldn’t plan for. So how can we solve for this? Julia Grace from Slack will have a conversation that draws on her experience scaling Slack into a platform that today has more than six million daily active users and has 800+ employees across seven countries. Come learn how your company’s infrastructure can evolve and scale to fit your product and customers’ needs and underpin strategic growth initiatives.
Head of Infrastructure Engineering, Slack
Tom Krazit, Cloud Computing Editor, GeekWire
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.
Co-Founder and CEO, Paltform9
VP of Engineering, Veritas
Product Manager - Kubernetes, Google
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?
Chief Technology Officer, Evernote
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.
Senior Engineering Manager, Uber
Gary Orenstein, Senior Vice President, Products, MemSQL
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.
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cisco DevNet
Evolving workloads and the value of cloud-targeted processor designs
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?
Senior Vice President and General Manager for AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Business Group (EESC), AMD
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.
Co-Founder and VP of Product, Platform9
VP of Engineering, CoreOS
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.
CEO and Co-Founder, ClearSky Data
Vice President, Data Center Systems, Western Digital
Gary Orenstein, Senior Vice President, Products, MemSQL