GeekWire Cloud Summit

GeekWire Cloud Summit

The GeekWire Cloud Summit is one of the premier cloud technology conferences in the country.

Now in its third year, the event on June 5, 2019 at Meydenbauer Center (11100 NE 6th St) in Bellevue, WA, will bring together more than 600 engineers, developers, technical leaders and business decision-makers for a deep dive on the future of cloud technologies.

Content: This year we’re thrilled to host great speakers such as Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, head of Amazon Web Services’ pioneering S3 cloud storage service, and Cal Henderson, co-founder and CTO of Slack. And we’ll have a special treat to close out the day, with the three creators of Kubernetes —Joe Beda, Brendan Burns, and Craig McLuckie.

In addition to main stage keynotes, we’ll offer deep technical sessions in three breakout areas throughout the day: Cloud Migration, DevOps and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning. We’ll also offer a business track session, which will include a CEO panel featuring ExtraHop CEO Arif Kareem; Icertis CEO Samir Bodas; and Integris CEO Kristina Bergman and a venture capital panel with Sudip Chakrabarti of Madrona Venture Group; Preeti Rathi of Ignition Partners and Sheila Gulati of Tola Capital.


Why attend: There aren’t many cloud computing conferences that are produced outside of the cloud vendors themselves, and the GeekWire Cloud Summit is a great value for engineers, developers, CIOs, CTOs and other business and tech leaders. See the 2018 Cloud Summit recap here, and check out presentations here.

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Speakers

Kevin ScottKevin Scott
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft
Mai-Lan Tomsen BukovecMai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec
Vice President and General Manager, Amazon S3, Amazon Web Services
Cal HendersonCal Henderson
Co-Founder & CTO, Slack
Preeti RathiPreeti Rathi
Partner, Ignition Partners
Idit LevineIdit Levine
Founder & CEO, Solo.io
Sheila GulatiSheila Gulati
Managing Director, Tola Capital
JR JaspersonJR Jasperson
Chief Technology Officer, Twilio-SendGrid
Bindu ThotaBindu Thota
VP of Technology, Zulily
Charles DavisCharles Davis
Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Element Data
Samir BodasSamir Bodas
Co-Founder & CEO, Icertis
Kristina BergmanKristina Bergman
Founder & CEO, Integris Software
Joe BedaJoe Beda
Principal Engineer, Cloud Native Apps
Tara HernandezTara Hernandez
Engineering Manager, Google Cloud Platform at Google
Akhil GuptaAkhil Gupta
VP of Engineering, Dropbox
Craig McLuckieCraig McLuckie
VP R&D, Cloud Native Apps
Brendan BurnsBrendan Burns
Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Azure
Nell Shamrell-HarringtonNell Shamrell-Harrington
Principal Software Development Engineer, Chef Software
Sudip ChakrabartiSudip Chakrabarti
Partner, Madrona Venture Group
Arif KareemArif Kareem
CEO and President, ExtraHop
Sanjay ParthasarathySanjay Parthasarathy
Chief Product Officer, Avalara
Illya ChekryginIllya Chekrygin
Founding Engineer, Upbound
Hernan AlvarezHernan Alvarez
VP of Product, Algorithmia
B.J. MooreB.J. Moore
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health
Lee AtchisonLee Atchison
Senior Director, Strategic Architecture at New Relic
Thom McCannThom McCann
Senior Manager, Software Development, T-Mobile

Agenda

TimeTopic
June 5, 7:45am
Registration Opens

2019 GeekWire Cloud Summit begins at Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue. Address: 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA.

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Networking

Grab a coffee, meet other attendees and be sure you’ve downloaded the official GeekWire Cloud Summit app. Features include building your agenda for the day, “shaking” to connect with nearby attendees and quick access to speaker and event information.

8:50 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Grab a seat at the main stage for a brief welcome from the GeekWire team.

9:00 a.m.
General Session: Fireside Chat with Kevin Scott, CTO, Microsoft
9:30 a.m.
General Session: Fireside Chat with Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, VP and General Manager, Amazon S3
10:00 a.m.
Morning Break
10:30 a.m.
Technical and Business Tracks start

Business Track

BJ Moore, Executive Vice President and CIO at Providence St. Joseph Health

DevOps Track, presented by F5

Nell Shamrell-Harrington, Principal Software Development Engineer at Chef

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Oliver Sharp, Co-Founder and VP of Customer Services at Highspot

Cloud Migration Track

J.R. Jasperson, CTO at Twilio-SendGrid

11:00 a.m.

Business Track

CEO panel: Samir Bodas of Icertis; Arif Kareem of ExtraHop and Kristina Bergman of Integris Software

DevOps Track, presented by F5

Tara Hernandez, Specialist in Software Engineering Infrastructure at Google

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Bindu Thota, VP of Technology at Zulily

Cloud Migration Track

Speakers TBA

11:30 a.m.

Business Track

CEO panel: Samir Bodas of Icertis; Arif Kareem of ExtraHop and Kristina Bergman of Integris Software

DevOps Track, presented by F5

Idit Levine, Co-Founder & CEO at solo.io

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Sanjay Parthasarathy, CPO at Avalara

Cloud Migration Track

Luke Hoban, CTO at Pulumi

12:00 p.m.
Lunch
1:10 p.m.
General Session: CIO Panel

Panelists TBA

2:00 p.m.

Business Track

Speakers TBA

DevOps Track, presented by F5

Lee Atchison, Senior Director, Strategic Architecture at New Relic

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Charles Davis, CTO at Element Data

Cloud Migration Track

Akhil Gupta, VP of Cloud Engineering at Dropbox

2:30 p.m.
Tracks Resume

Business Track

Speakers TBA

DevOps Track, presented by F5

Speakers TBA

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Speakers TBA

Cloud Migration Track

Speakers TBA

2:40 p.m.

Business Track

VC Panel with Sudip Chakrabarti of Madrona; Preeti Rathi of Ignition; Sheila Gulati of Tola Capital

DevOps Track, presented by F5

Illya Chekrygin, Co-Founder and Lead Engineer, Upbound

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Hernan Alvarez, VP of Product at Algorithmia

Cloud Migration Track

Speakers TBA

3:10pm
Afternoon Break
3:40 p.m.
General Session: Fireside Chat with Cal Henderson, Co-Founder and CTO, Slack
4:10 p.m.
General Session: Panel with Joe Beda, Craig McLuckie and Brendan Burns
4:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Track Abstracts

TimeTopic
10:30 a.m.
30-minute technical talks

DevOps Track, presented by F5

From Open Core to All Open Source: Going All-in on Community Collaboration – Nell Shamrell-Harrington, Principal Software Development Engineer at Chef

Abstract: At Chef we firmly believe that Open Source Software – built with a community of contributors across industries – is better quality software. More eyes on the code, more perspectives, and more contributions make better software. Better software and better community means we have a bigger impact on the world. However, building a business on top of creating Open Source software is a significant (and increasingly common) challenge. How can you make money on something when the code is freely available for anyone to see and use? Some businesses have responded to this challenge by closing more of their source code, but Chef has recently taken the opposite approach. All of our major product code is now Open Source under the Apache 2.0 license. At the same time, we have changed the license on distributions of that code – compiled executables that can run on a system – created by Chef. Come to this talk to hear about the difference we see between source code and distributions, the technical and business reasons we made this change, how we executed this change both technically and culturally, and where we see our Open Source journey going in the future.

AI/Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Machine Learning is a Contact Sport: How to Experiment Your Way to AI glory – Oliver Sharp, Co-Founder and VP of Customer Services at Highspot

Abstract: Applying machine learning to real-world business problems isn’t physics, it’s Mythbusters. To break through, you need the right, clean data, a passion for investigation, and the resiliency to try, fail, and try again. Join this session to learn about the principles, processes, and approach you need to clean up messy business challenges with machine learning.

11:00 a.m.
30-minute technical talks

DevOps Track, presented by F5

A DevOps Mindset: When You Can’t Get There From Here – Tara Hernandez, Specialist in Software Engineering Infrastructure at Google

Abstract: The majority of organizations attempt to adopt a DevOps initiative often fail to fully realize the potential benefits. Reasons can range from an over-reliance on a primarily technical solution, to misalignment of cultural norms and DevOps practices, to a critical lack of executive support. To truly benefit from DevOps methodologies first and foremost you must begin with the people behind the practice.

AI/Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Exploring the Production Gap: The Promise and Peril of Data Science + Machine Learning in Business – Bindu Thota, VP of Technology at Zulily

Abstract :Machine learning and data science are at the peak of technology hype. These emerging technologies promise businesses the ability to do just about everything. But just buying into these technologies won’t solve fundamental business problems. Zulily, the online retailer that reported $1.8 billion in net revenue in 2018, will walk through its pragmatic approach to machine learning and data science, exploring: What machine learning + data science can solve and can’t – and how to ask the right questions to ensure data scientists are solving the right problems that can make meaningful impact across all divisions of a business; How to quickly move from proof to concept – and avoiding the “research project” trap by integrating data science/machine learning teams into one central function; How to approach evolving + iterating models by adopting a DIY platform approach to cloud services and data science – not managing third-party services.

11:30 a.m.
30-minute technical talks

AI/Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Effective AI in Digital Commerce Relies on Product Information – Sanjay Parthasarathy, CPO at Avalara

Abstract: Infinite choice, infinite channels, instant gratification and personalization have all driven various forms of automation. The next move is to predict the future and to anticipate what is going to happen. That’s where artificial intelligence comes in. In this session, Avalara’s Chief Product Officer Sanjay Parthasarathy will discuss the ways AI will be used to inform decisions and business needs before they happen, and how true applications of AI start now with product information and logic-based processes.

2:00 p.m.
30-minute Technical Talks

Cloud Migration Track

Cloud, On-prem, Both? Dropbox’s Approach to Infrastructure – Akhil Gupta, VP of Cloud Engineering at Dropbox

Abstract: The advent of cloud has fundamentally transformed how companies build and operate their infrastructure—from hosting on-prem, in the cloud or, for some like Dropbox, using a hybrid of both. In this talk, Akhil Gupta will share the challenges and learnings of building Drobox’s hybrid infrastructure that incorporate custom built architecture and AWS. He’ll speak to the strategy Dropbox adopted to leverage both public and private cloud to support 500M+ users globally and share the principles they use to define their approach to building infrastructure, including the challenges of running a cloud of this size and scale. Attendees can expect to gain insight to help them determine what kind of infrastructure might best suit their needs.

2:40 p.m.
30-minute technical talks

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Track, presented by Tableau

Challenges and Roadblocks of Machine Learning – Hernan Alvarez, VP of Product at Algorithmia

Abstract: As organizations move into machine learning (ML), it’s tempting to try to squeeze model creation and deployment into their existing Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). But ML is fundamentally different from traditional application development, and we need to account for that in a new, unique process: the ML Development Life Cycle. This talk will address the major challenges ML introduces to traditional software development processes and suggest ways to adapt our infrastructure, operations, staffing, and training to meet the challenges of the new Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) without throwing away everything that already works.

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