Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist who studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. Solis is also an award-winning author, keynote speaker and is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation, innovation, and experience design with over 500,000 followers online. Through his research and books, Solis has a wonderful ability to humanize all of these incredible trends to help us see how technology and people are changing and what to do about it in our work. His latest best-selling book X explores the intersection of where business meets design to create engaging and meaningful customer experiences.
His previous best-sellers, What’s the Future of Business, End of Business as Usual, and Engage, have helped shape the future of business, technology and brand. Additionally, his blog, BrianSolis.com, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the “future of” industries, technology trends, behavior and culture 2.0.
Entrepreneur and technologist Joshua McKenty is the head of Platform Ecosystem at Pivotal. McKenty works with Fortune 100 customers who seek to transition to a cloud native architecture, and with Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry team to bring new features and functionality to Cloud Foundry-based products, the industry-standard enterprise platform for the cloud era.
A San Francisco Business Times 40-Under-40 Leader, McKenty has been instrumental in defining and bringing cloud solutions to market. He co-founded OpenStack, the definitive open cloud solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and Piston Cloud Computing, which provides OpenStack-based private cloud solutions for marquee enterprises across industries. As the founding Chief Architect, McKenty led the development of NASA Nebula, the Federal Government’s first cloud computing platform.
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Performance Manager, COOP Denmark
COOP went through a major digital transformation this past spring. To support this move to the cloud, we chose to leverage cloud-based Dynatrace SaaS. We now have excellent APM adoption across the application lifecycle. In making the transition to the customer side, I’ve learned that APM adoption and integration takes much more than a great solution. I’ll share these insights with you.
Solution Management, Sofico
I work in our product management team as an extension of my Senior Architect role for the entire Sofico product line. We use AppMon and UEM to stay on top of our product quality in pre-production and production environments. I’ll tell you why adopting APM in all of your environments is critical.
Technology Manager, Humana
I was tasked with evaluating, choosing and rolling out a comprehensive APM solution for Humana. I chose Dynatrace. To drive adoption, I partnered with our development, infrastructure and support teams to help them leverage APM as broadly as possible. We created a certified APM Specialist role and incorporated APM into development workflows in concert with our DevOps initiative. I believe that the APM adoption journey is continuous, difficult, and absolutely worthwhile. I’ll tell you about the lessons we learned on our journey to help you with yours.
APM Manager, Raymond James
I’ve spent the last 10 years of my career solving IT performance problems. I understand how to combine the various lenses of APM (real user monitoring, application discovery, transaction profiling, deep-dive monitoring, data analytics and more) to provide transparency for our applications and understand at any given time, whether or not they’re healthy. I’ll show you how we focused these lenses to bring real value to Raymond James’ business.
Systems Engineer, Raymond James
I’ve had the opportunity to work intimately with companies in industries such as pharmaceutical, automotive, and financial. I’m constantly thinking about what goes into a successful “click”, what had to happen to make that page load, and how we can improve business performance by improving application performance. I’ll tell you how I’ve learned how to recognize the similarities in application environments to make each new challenge go faster and smoother.
Analyst and author of “Disrupting Digital Business” CONSTELLATION RESEARCH, INC.
I wrote the bestseller “Disrupting Digital Business”. I also have a blog about how disruptive technologies and new business models like digital transformation impact brands, enterprises, and organizations.
Global Infrastructure and Architecture Manager REA GROUP
I lead the global infrastructure and architecture area at REA Group. My passions are open source, web operations, DevOps and IT leadership. My original background is in systems engineering which has transitioned into playing different IT leadership roles.
Principal Engineer INTEL
I lead Intel IT’s software and application strategy efforts. I will share with you our focus on delivering solutions across any platform and Intel’s drive to always improve our end-user’s experience.
Technology Futurist and author of “Flash Foresight” BURRUS RESEARCH, INC.
I’m considered one of the world’s leading futurists on global technology trends and innovation and work as a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 companies. I‘ll give you powerful, practical take-aways for turning breakneck change into a competitive advantage.
VP Enterprise Technology Services Panera Bread
I lead Panera’s technical infrastructure and architecture teams. I have been in the IT financial services sector for more than 30 years, I want to share some of my experiences with you.
Director of Technical Architecture American Express
I’m responsible for all the cloud subsystems at American Express, including monitoring, security, cloud OS and hypervisor components. I’m also a professor at several universities including Southern New Hampshire University.
I’m a proud hacker, tinkerer, builder and breaker with more than 13 years of web, mobile and software development experience. I have a special attachment to Node.JS because it enables me to prototype an idea in minutes.
Associate Director Portfolio Management Verizon
I work on portfolio management, which includes infrastructure, security, compliance, procurement, HR, finance, executive communication, program and project management and business operations. In my session I will talk with Andreas Grabner, Dynatrace, about how DevOps is changing Verizon.
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