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Monday, May 23

3:30pm PDT

Keynote: Zen and the Art of Platform - Sam Ramji, CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation
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Sam Ramji

CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation
A 20 year veteran of the Silicon Valley and Seattle technology scenes, Sam Ramji brings a wealth of business, product and open source experience to the CEO role. He has led strategy for API powerhouse Apigee, designed and led Microsoft’s open source strategy and drove product strategy... Read More →

Monday May 23, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

3:50pm PDT

Keynote: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future - Martin Ford, Author of Rise of the Robots
Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

Martin Ford explores the ways in which “robots” and other technological advances are outpacing humans in all kinds of sectors, from education to law to agriculture to healthcare to management and beyond. He offers a realistic view of what the future of work—and your place in it—will look like. But beyond pragmatic concerns, Ford addresses a bigger question: can accelerating technology disrupt our entire economic system to the point where a fundamental restructuring is required? This next industrial revolution, Ford argues, will not be like the last one. In the past, even as jobs were eliminated, jobs were created to replace them. Increasingly, though, new machines will be able to take care of themselves. Fewer jobs will be necessary. The effects of this transition could be shattering. But there will be opportunities as well. We are at an inflection point: Do we continue to listen to those who argue that nothing fundamental has changed, and take a bad bet on a miserable future? Or do we begin to discuss what we must do to ensure all of us, and not just the few, benefit from the awesome power of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other breakthroughs? The time to choose is now. This talk is both an exploration of this new technology and a call to arms to address its implications. 


Lucianne Walkowicz

Captivated by the mysteries of the natural world from a young age, Walkowicz is a lifelong explorer who began doing formal research at age 17. She has since been part of several space missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Kepler Mission, and is a leader in the... Read More →

Monday May 23, 2016 3:50pm - 4:10pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

4:10pm PDT

Keynote: Cloud Foundry: The Open Community's Model Citizen - Angel Diaz, VP of Cloud Architecture & Technology, IBM & Sam Gambrian, Director of Cloud Services Group, Kaiser Permanente
Come join Angel Diaz (Vice President of Cloud Architecture & Technology at IBM) and his guest Semyon Gambrian (Director of Cloud Services Group at Kaiser Permanente) for a forwarding-looking presentation on Cloud Foundry in the context of its initial and more recent achievements, including a story of one team's use of Cloud Foundry in its evolving, industry-specific cloud integration strategy.

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Angel Diaz

Always on the move, Dr. Angel Diaz is IBM’s VP of Developer Advocacy and Technology, his passion is to leverage technology to drive positive change. Specifically to empower developers to solve the world’s problems – smarter, faster, together – all in the open source world... Read More →

Sam Gambarin

Kaiser Permanente

Monday May 23, 2016 4:10pm - 4:30pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

4:30pm PDT

Keynote: How Comcast is Working to Transform our Product Delivery Experience - Greg Otto, Executive Director, Cloud Services, Comcast
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Greg Otto

Executive Director, Comcast
As Executive Director of Cloud Services at Comcast, Greg is helping transform the product delivery experience. A 20+ year veteran with roots as a programmer, he is passionate about improving the lives of Comcast development teams. Greg has been a driving force for cloud, after initiating... Read More →

Monday May 23, 2016 4:30pm - 4:40pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

4:40pm PDT

Keynote: Cloud Native Security: Rotate, Repair, Repave - Justin Smith, Director, Pivotal
Enterprise software security traditionally resists change as a matter of unquestioned policy. Vulnerability is a function that changes with time. The probability of being exploited increases with the accumulation of long lived credentials and unpatched code. The question that must be asked is: how can a security strategy which resists change keep up with the pace of the modern threat landscape? This asymmetry in speed and adaptiveness only creates advantages for the attacker. What if the only what to increase security is to move as fast as possible? Continuously rotating credentials, patching systems, and rebuilding clusters to minimize windows of vulnerability decreases the threat profile in time and severity. This presentation will outline principles and practices of Cloud Native Security and how Cloud Foundry can be part of your strategy to increase velocity and security.

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Justin Smith

Justin is one of the most experienced cloud security professionals in the industry. He's worked on security teams at Microsoft Azure and Google, and he's now at Pivotal focusing on product security. He's the author of the 3Rs strategy and the driving force behind CredHub.

Monday May 23, 2016 4:40pm - 5:00pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

5:00pm PDT

Keynote: Cloud Optimization: Gurobi & Cloud Foundry - Phil Glebow, Director, Pricing Architecture, Gap, Inc.
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Phil Glebow

Gap, Inc.
Philip Glebow is a software architect at Gap Inc. and is the productarchitect for pricing in the planning domain. Prior to joining Gap Inc., Mr. Glebow worked as a software architect in financial services for Blackrock, Inc. and Barclays. He began his career as a consultant where... Read More →

Monday May 23, 2016 5:00pm - 5:20pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A
Tuesday, May 24

9:00am PDT

Keynote: Allstate/CompoZed Labs - One Year Later - Doug Safford, Vice President in the Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures Group, Allstate Insurance

At the 2015 Cloud Foundry Summit, Allstate spoke about their goal of being thought of as more of a software company. Transforming an 85-year-old Fortune 100 company involves creating a shift in how to conduct business, but also in how technology can facilitate and even increase this process. The threats and issues facing Allstate’s business-technology transformation are typical of many large companies. 

Doug will discuss how Allstate’s technology strategy has shifted since 2015 as the insurance giant moves aggressively to the cloud. Doug will also cover how far Allstate has come in the last year, what's been working, the challenges that remain, and the journey which continues full speed ahead.

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Doug Safford

innvoations, allstates
Doug Safford is a vice president in the Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures group of Allstate Insurance Company. He leads the company’s Technology Innovation department, and CompoZed Labs, the enterprise’s agile efforts on cloud foundry.In his current position, Safford is... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

9:20am PDT

Keynote: Enterprise-Ready Lessons for Building Multi-Cloud Apps - Bill Hilf, SVP & GM, HP Cloud, HPE
Many enterprise customers want to take advantage of the promise of cloud native applications, but need a bridge to their current IT infrastructure.  They want to reap the benefits of 12-factor apps and automation, but need strong tools to get started. In this session, HPE Helion SVP & GM, Bill Hilf, will share proven strategies for the Enterprise, the work HPE is focused on, and will highlight stories from HPE customers who have chosen Cloud Foundry technology as a key first step to evolving towards a multi-cloud approach.

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Bill Hilf

SVP & GM, HP Cloud, HPE
Bill Hilf is Senior Vice President and GM for HPE’s Cloud business. Inthis role, he leads the engineering, product management, product marketing and delivery of HPE’s cloud portfolio. This portfolio enables enterprises to build, manage and consume hybrid cloud services, helping them... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 9:20am - 9:40am PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

9:40am PDT

Keynote: From Weeks to Minutes - Simon Johansson, Platform Engineer, & Daniel Otte, Head of Platform Engineering, Springer Nature

Going from weeks to minutes for app deployments, 0 to 4000 requests per second and 0 to 1200 apps in approximately a year.

 In 2014, Springer Nature development teams were globally distributed with no standardization across groups. From commit to production often took more than two weeks, and tasks like provisioning new VMs, configuring networks and firewalls, load balancing, and writing Chef were chores considered too tedious with which to deal. Tribal knowledge resulted in flaky systems that culminated in dev teams who were overly reliant on different ops teams.

When Platform Engineering began to hear faint whispers of “miiiiicro services,” the company knew it needed to do something drastic. This post will drill down into  how Cloud Foundry changed the culture, allowing devs to own their apps in production and worry less about operational hassles, and how Platform Engineering simplified operations and reduced costs across the board.

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Simon Johansson

Platform Engineer, Springer Nature
Dev turned ops, working with Springer Nature which is a global publisher. Have done a keynote at CF Summit Berlin.
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Daniel Otte

Head of Platform Engineering, Springer Nature
Now I am become Ops, the destroyer of silos and the bringer of transparency. Currently the head of platform engineering for Springer Nature. It's a team I founded to increase development speed and make sure software can be deployed rapidly and reliable, with the focus on fast feedback... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 9:40am - 10:00am PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

5:35pm PDT

Keynote: Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - Janna Levin, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Columbia University
Black holes are dark. That’s their essence. That’s the defining feature that earned them a name. They are dark against a dark sky. They are a shadow against a bright sky. A telescope has never found one unadorned. Bare black holes – those too solitary to tear down sufficient debris – in their obliterating darkness are practically impossible to observe, but not entirely impossible. I will describe the aspiration to detect black holes (and other cataclysmic events) that culminated in the discovery of the century: The first human-procured recordings of a gravitational-wave sound from the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago.

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Janna Levin

Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University
Janna Levin is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. She has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. Janna is also director of sciences at Pioneer... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 5:35pm - 5:55pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

5:55pm PDT

Keynote: Cloud Native Transformation - The Journey Begins Here! - Ken Owens, CTO of Cloud Infrastructure Services, Cisco

Developers are driving the market for cloud consumption and leading each industry into the new era of software defined disruption. There are no longer questions about elastic and flexible agile development as the way to innovate and reduce time to market for businesses. However, current cloud solutions do not enable application development platforms natively or provide the ability to create applications that are cloud native with elastic services. In addition, businesses are moving to application development architectures leveraging microservices, which are becoming more strategic to their business strategy. When making the decision to build and operate an application in a cloud platform, microservices become central to your application architecture and strategy.  

This presentation will describe the Cloud Foundry contributions that address current devops challenges, the data platform that is required to support the business analytics, and the build, deploy, and run, including application monitoring and advanced user plane network enhancements.

The overall architecture of the combined contributions will be described with a customer use case.

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Ken Owens

CTO Cloud Native Platform, Cisco Systems
Ken Owens is Chief Technology Officer, Cisco DevNet at Cisco Systems. Ken is responsible for creating and communicating technical/scientific vision and strategy for Cloud Platforms & Services business. He brings a compelling view of technology trends in enterprise IT (e.g., infrastructure... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 5:55pm - 6:15pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

6:15pm PDT

Keynote: Dell's Internal Transformation Based on Cloud Foundry - Cody Taylor, Director, Software Engineering & Barton George, Senior Technologist in the office of CTO, Dell
Join us for a fireside chat with Director of Software Engineering, Cody Taylor, and Sr. Technologist, Office of CTO, Barton George of Dell, as well as VP Industry Strategy at Cloud Foundry Foundation, Abby Kearns. In this chat we will hear how Dell IT has begun leveraging Cloud Foundry to better support the business, the transformation that Dell is undertaking internally, and how they are using this opportunity to better understand the needs of their customers that are undergoing a similar journey.

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Director Software Engineering, Dell
Cody has 20 years of IT experience and is now a Software Engineer Director at Dell.  He joined the company in 2002 in the software development and test arena and has been involved in all functions of the application delivery process ever since.  He is currently responsible for delivering... Read More →
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Barton H George

Developer Strategy, Dell Technologies
Barton works at Dell Technologies where he is currently helping to create and then execute the corporation’s first comprehensive developer strategy. During his 10+ years at Dell Barton has worked in a variety of groups including their Hyperscale cloud team, the Office of the CTO... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 6:15pm - 6:30pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A
Wednesday, May 25

9:00am PDT

Keynote: Delivering Simpler, Clearer, Faster Government Services with Cloud Foundry - Lindsay Holmwood, Head of Development, Australian Government Digital Transformation Office
Nobody interacts with government because they want to - they interact with government because they have to, and most people come away from online interactions feeling more confused than when they started.

That's why the Digital Transformation Office was created in 2015 – to change the way Australian governments deliver services, by relentlessly focusing all delivery activities on user needs, and modernising technical delivery methods.

Cloud Foundry is at the core of this technical modernisation, with the DTO providing a Cloud Foundry-based delivery platform to government for building new services. Every team gets a CD pipeline, centralised monitoring and logging, and an app runtime – driving a culture change through tools.

In this talk we'll learn about the problems with the traditional approach to digital service delivery in government, what opportunities Cloud Foundry creates for architecting the delivery of user-focused services, and how Cloud Foundry enables the DTO to help government deliver simpler, clearer, faster public services.

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Lindsay Holmwood

Head of Development, Envato
Lindsay Holmwood is an engineering leader based in Australia. He served as the Head of Technology at the Australian federal government's Digital Transformation Agency, where he was responsible for technology strategy, advice, and delivery. He currently works at Envato leading engineering... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

9:20am PDT

Keynote: Enterprise DevOps: Balancing Innovation Velocity with Business Requirements - Brian Gallagher, President, Cloud Management Division, EMC
The emerging model of DevOps in IT is accelerating digital business transformation around the globe. This model is very different than the traditional application development model that has been the cornerstone of IT for decades. New innovations in software can now be delivered with greater velocity, lower cost, better quality and increased customer adoption. However, balancing the governance, risk and compliance requirements of the business remain challenging with this new model. In fact, many of the attributes of ‘dev’ and ‘ops’ are diametrically opposed. This session will focus on aspects of DevOps that enable the balance of innovation velocity with business GRC requirements. This will include a deeper look and comparison of the new application lifecycle, the business lifecycle, developer frameworks, Platform as a Service (specifically Cloud Foundry) and Infrastructure as a Service alternatives. 

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Brian Gallagher

EMC - Dell EMC
Brian Gallagher is President of the Cloud Management Division for EMC Corporation. With revenues of $23.2 billion in 2013 and 60,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 9:20am - 9:40am PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

5:10pm PDT

Keynote: Brain 2.0 - Ramez Naam, Computer Scientist, Author & Angel Investor
Science is making surprisingly fast progress at interfacing electronics with the human brain, allowing men and women to send sights, sounds, touch in and out of their minds, to computers, and perhaps to each other.  Ramez Naam, award-winning author of Nexus novels, gives a whirlwind tour of the frontier of the ultimate Human Computer Interface, and how it will change all of us.

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Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, author, and angel investor. Ramez is the co-chair of the Energy and Environment program at Singularity University at NASA Ames. He’s also the award-winning author of five books, including the Nexus series of science fiction novels. Ramez’s books... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 5:10pm - 5:30pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A

5:30pm PDT

Fireside Chat - Paul Maritz, Executive Chairman of the Board, Pivotal and Sam Ramji, CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation
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Paul Maritz

Pivotal Executive Chairman Paul Maritz formed Pivotal in 2013, having previously served as Chief Strategist of EMC and CEO of VMware. During his tenure at VMware, he led transformation of the company from a technology leader in virtualization to a category leader in cloud computing... Read More →
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Sam Ramji

CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation
A 20 year veteran of the Silicon Valley and Seattle technology scenes, Sam Ramji brings a wealth of business, product and open source experience to the CEO role. He has led strategy for API powerhouse Apigee, designed and led Microsoft’s open source strategy and drove product strategy... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 5:30pm - 5:50pm PDT
Keynotes - Hall A