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We’re just one week away from our inaugural GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit, and we’ve got a fantastic lineup of speakers and activities on the docket for this unique technical conference.

More than 400 people are already registered for the Cloud Tech Summit, and we expect to top 500 by the end of this week, so make sure to get your tickets today by going here.

The Cloud Tech Summit is ideal for developers, engineers, IT administrators, CTOs, investors, entrepreneurs, tech executives and others who want to stay abreast of the major trends in computing today. In addition to in-depth fireside chats with top cloud leaders at Docker, Microsoft Azure and Google, the Cloud Tech Summit will also feature deep technical sessions in areas such as DevOps, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Microservices/Serverless Computing.

The event is designed to provide attendees with insights into core technologies that will shape their organizations in the coming years, everything from containers to serverless computing to machine learning. CIOs and CTOs who send their engineering teams to the event can take advantage of a special group rate on the registration site here.

Today, we’re releasing the full agenda, so you can get a better sense of the lineup and style of the event. We hope you can join us on June 7 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Wednesday, June 7

7:45 a.m. Registration & Networking, Meydenbauer Center (11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004)

8:55 a.m. Opening Remarks

Microsoft Azure chief Scott Guthrie will be one of the featured fireside chats at the first-ever GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit (Photo by GeekWire/Kevin Lisota)

9:00 a.m. Fireside Chat: Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Azure. Moderated by GeekWire editor Todd Bishop.

9:35 a.m. Power Talk: Joe Beda, Heptio Co-Founder & Co-creator of Kubernetes
The Operations Dividend: How the new world of Cloud Native redefines IT operations and development teams.

10:00 a.m. Power Talk: Sunny Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Apptio
The Enterprise Cloud Wars: An inside look at the race for leadership in the public cloud market.

10:25 a.m. Networking Break

Abby Kearns of the Cloud Foundry Foundation

10:45 a.m. Power Talk: Abby Kearns, Executive Director of Cloud Foundry
The Makers of Marvels: How Developers Are Rebuilding the Enterprise, One Brick at a Time

11:10 a.m. Power Talk: Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Amazon AI
Artificial Intelligence & the Cloud: Making AI Accessible for All Developers. The cloud has the potential to make AI accessible to developers, providing them with the same skills and tools that were previously available only to machine learning and deep learning experts.

11:35 a.m. Fireside Chat: Greg DeMichillie, director of product management, office of the CTO at Google Cloud. Moderated by Fortune senior writer Barb Darrow.

Noon: Lunch, with sponsored talk on the main stage by Axon’s Marcus Womack.
Building a Cloud of Trust for Public Safety

Technical and Business Tracks

DevOps track, presented by F5 Networks, room 401

1:15 p.m. Nell Shamrell-Harrington, senior engineer at Chef
DevOps: A History: In the midst of buzzwords like DevOps, containers, continuous delivery, IaaS, and, even, cloud, it can be easy to forget the problems these concept were created to solve. Learn what brought DevOps to where it is now, and it’s potential for the future.

Shippable CEO Avi Cavale (via Shippable)

1:50 p.m. Avi Cavale, CEO of Shippable
DevOps: Getting Beyond the Happy Talk: Learn how a common software delivery platform is critical to streamline and scale DevOps adoption across the organization and how to automate across four critical dimensions: infrastructure provisioning, builds, validation, and deployments.

2:30 p.m. Nathan Pearce, Solutions Architect, F5 Networks

2:40 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Mitchell Hashimoto, co-founder and co-CTO of HashiCorp
Scaling Security with DevOps: More applications, more deploys, more engineers: this is the environment organizations find themselves in ranging from startups to large enterprises. A common challenge is adhering to security best practices during periods of growth without introducing bottlenecks. 

Serverless Computing and Microservices, room 402

Charity Majors

1:15 p.m. Charity Majors, CEO and co-founder of Honeycomb
When Logs and Metrics Fail Us: The Glorious Future of Observability: Distributed systems, microservices, containers/schedulers, continuous delivery … we’ve been through one paradigm shift after another when it comes to architecture, but when it comes to observability we’re still using crufty old logging and metrics tools that date back to the LAMP stack era.

1:50 p.m. Bob Wise, CTO of Cloud Native Computing Team at Samsung
Migrating to Microservices: Microservice approaches offer dramatic improvements in velocity, but directly affect both the systems and people.

2:30 p.m. Nancy Gohring, senior analyst at 451 Research

2:40 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Rahul Singh, CEO of Distelli
Distributed Caching in a World of Microservices, Docker and Kubernetes: Details for scalable and efficient distributed caching, cache invalidation and cache management strategies in an environment with services built and deployed to Kubernetes clusters.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning track, room 403

Diego Oppenheimer of Algorithmia

1:15 p.m. Diego Oppenheimer, CEO of Algorithmia
The Operating System for AI: How Microservices and Serverless Computing Enable the Next Generation of Machine Intelligence

1:50 p.m. Jensen Harris, co-founder and CTO of Textio
Giving Humans Superpowers: Augmented writing and the invincible combination of machine intelligence and human creativity.

2:40 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Jasjeet Thind, VP of data science and engineering at Zillow
DevOps and Machine Learning: How do you test and deploy real-time machine learning services given the challenge that machine learning algorithms produce nondeterministic behaviors even for the same input.

Business Track, Hall B

1:15 p.m. Startup Showcase: Hear five-minute presentations from early-stage cloud computing startups.

1:45 p.m. Panel: The VC View of the Cloud with Frank Artale of Ignition, S. Somasegar of Madrona Venture Group and Sheila Gulati of Tola Capital. Moderator: Seattle angel investor Charles Fitzgerald.

2:25 p.m. Break

2:50 p.m. Power Talk: Brian Nowak of Morgan Stanley on the economics of the cloud

3:20 p.m. Media Panel: GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop discusses the state of the cloud industry with Fortune senior writer Barb Darrow, Architecht founder Derrick Harris and GeekWire cloud and enterprise editor Tom Krazit.

Newly-appointed Docker CEO Steve Singh will make one of his first public appearances at the GeekWire Summit since taking over the company earlier this month.

Closing Session

3:50 p.m. Fireside chat: Docker CEO Steve Singh and Docker COO Scott Johnston. Moderated by Todd Bishop and Tom Krazit of GeekWire.

4:25 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m. The Cloud Party: Join us at the Seattle region’s “Geekiest Office Space” for a fun closing party. Appetizers, beverages and amazing views to be provided. The Salesforce office — located at 929 108th Ave NE, Bellevue — is just two blocks from Meydenbauer Center, a short 9-minute walk.

We’re looking forward to so many of you joining us next Wednesday at the inaugural GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit, so make sure to purchase your tickets here or in the widget below.

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