GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit

Get deep technical and business insights on the cloud from leaders at Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Slack, Apple and more.

The second annual GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit, taking place June 27, 2018 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue (11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA), is the premier independent technical conference for anyone looking to get ahead in the cloud, from developers to business decision makers. Speakers include Mark Russinovich of Microsoft Azure; Milena Talavera of Slack; Peter DeSantis of AWS Global Infrastructure; Aparna Sinha of Google; Carlos Guestrin of Apple and many more. The Summit will also feature deep-dive technical sessions on:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Serverless, presented by Expedia
  • DevOps and Containers, presented by F5
  • Software as a Service, presented by Salesforce
  • Hybrid Cloud, presented by Joyent
  • The Business of the Cloud, presented by Skytap

Interested in attending? Submit a request to your manager with our email template. 

The GeekWire Cloud Summit draws some of the leading minds in technology to discuss the revolutionary changes being brought forth via cloud computing. Hear how other folks are addressing technical problems and best practices for adopting these new technologies. Cloud technology is one of the most dynamic, rapidly growing and important areas of the tech industry, and GeekWire has a front-row seat for the revolution. Hear from industry leaders, and make connections with engineers, developers, CIOs, CTOs and others in this fast-moving and dynamic corner of the tech world.

Also, see our terms of use and code of conduct for GeekWire events.

For sponsorship opportunities contact us at advertising@geekwire.com or call (206) 402-6494.

Speakers

Mark Russinovich
Mark Russinovich
CTO, Microsoft Azure
Milena Talavera
Milena Talavera
Senior Engineering Manager, Slack
Peter DeSantis
Peter DeSantis
Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support
Emily Fox
Emily Fox
Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, UW
Aparna Sinha
Aparna Sinha
Product Management Lead, Google
Matthew Prince
Matthew Prince
Co-founder & CEO, Cloudflare
Charu Jain
Charu Jain
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Alaska Air Group
Carlos Guestrin
Carlos Guestrin
Senior Director of AI and Machine Learning, Apple & Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, UW
David Tennenhouse
David Tennenhouse
Chief Research Officer, VMware
Kara Sprague
Kara Sprague
SVP & GM of ADC, F5 Networks
Jay Bartot
Jay Bartot
CTO, Madrona Venture Labs
Tamar Eilam
Tamar Eilam
IBM Fellow, Next Generation Cloud and DevOps at IBM Research
Padmashree Koneti
Padmashree Koneti
Sen. Director of Product Operations, Puppet
Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson
EVP of Product Development, Tableau
Edith Harbaugh
Edith Harbaugh
CEO and Cofounder at LaunchDarkly
Anthony Skinner
Anthony Skinner
Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product, iSpot.tv
Subbu Allamaraju
Subbu Allamaraju
Vice President, Expedia, Inc.
Donna Malayeri
Donna Malayeri
Product and Community Manager, Pulumi
Bassam Tabbara
Bassam Tabbara
Founder and CEO, Upbound
Sophie Lebrecht
Sophie Lebrecht
Director Of Operations at xnor.ai
Alex Legault
Alex Legault
Associate Director of Products, PitchBook
Sanath Kumar Ramesh
Sanath Kumar Ramesh
Software Development Engineer II, AWS
Susan Galbraith
Susan Galbraith
Sr. Manager of Software Development. Smartsheet
Chase Douglas
Chase Douglas
Co-founder and CTO of Stackery.io
Sheila Gulati
Sheila Gulati
Founder of Tola Capital
Joe Duffy
Joe Duffy
Co-Founder and CEO, Pulumi
Nancy Gohring
Nancy Gohring
Senior Analyst, 451 Research
Tim Porter
Tim Porter
Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Uma Chingunde
Uma Chingunde
Engineering Manager, Stripe
Bob Karaban
Bob Karaban
VP of Engineering, SkyKick
Steve Tuck
Steve Tuck
General Manager, Joyent Cloud
Ying Xiong
Ying Xiong
Chief Architect, Cloud Platform, Huawei
Paige Bailey
Paige Bailey
Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
Matt Weagle
Matt Weagle
Director of Infrastructure, ShiftLeft
Janice Newell
Janice Newell
CIO, Providence St. Joseph Health
Neil Holloway
Neil Holloway
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Skytap
Amy Nguyen
Amy Nguyen
Software Engineer, Stripe
Bill Shelton
Bill Shelton
Vice President, VMware
Jin Zhang
Jin Zhang
Director, Product Management VMware & Hybrid Computing, Amazon
Geeman Yip
Geeman Yip
Founder and CEO, BitTitan
Amy Chen
Amy Chen
Systems Software Engineer, Heptio
Chris Kelley
Chris Kelley
Principal, DFJ
Dana Fried
Dana Fried
Senior Tech Lead/Manager, Google
Madhura Maskasky
Madhura Maskasky
Co-Founder and VP of Product, Platform9
Nishant Gupta
Nishant Gupta
VP for Big Data and Analytics Engineering, Salesforce
Michel Feaster
Michel Feaster
CEO and Co-Founder, Usermind
Bryan Cantrill
Bryan Cantrill
CTO, Joyent
Nicholas Criss
Nicholas Criss
Sr. Manager, Cloud CoE and Open Source Working Group, T-Mobile
Keith Weiss
Keith Weiss
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Nathan Pearce
Nathan Pearce
Developer Advocate, Office of the CTO, F5 Networks
Catherine Renwick
Catherine Renwick
VP of Platform Engineering, Workday
Matt Parzybok
Matt Parzybok
Director, Expedia Group
Lucas Welch
Lucas Welch
Senior Director of Communications, Skytap

Agenda

TimeTopic
June 27, 7:45 a.m
Registration opens

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

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Networking

Grab a bagel, meet other attendees and be sure you’ve downloaded the official GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit app sponsored by the City of Bellevue. Features include building your agenda for the day, “shaking” to connect with nearby attendees and quick access to speaker or 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 Mark Russinovich, CTO, Microsoft Azure
9:35 a.m.
General Session: Carlos Guestrin, Senior Director of AI and Machine Learning, Apple

4 Back-to-the-Future Trends in AI Systems

AI and machine learning systems are having a tremendous impact in every industry today. Rather than manually coding if-statements to solve complex problems, these systems learn to be intelligent by processing massive amounts of data. This technology has become indispensable for state-of-the-art performance in a wide range of highly visible applications, such as search, speech recognition, computer vision and interpretation of text data, as well as behind-the-scenes applications, e.g., optimizing the performance complex systems and detecting fraud in financial transactions.

This increasing dependency in AI is having a transformational impact on how we use and develop both AI and cloud systems. In this talk, I will discuss 4 trends in AI and systems technology that are significantly changing how we think about the space:

  1. A shift to compute workloads that resemble the high-performance computing (HPC) setting, over the existing trend to massive data-parallel systems.
  2. A shift to incorporating specialized hardware, over the existing trend to commodity hardware.
  3. A shift to simplicity and usability of ML frameworks, over the existing trend towards flexibility and scalability.
  4. A shift to transparency, privacy and inclusivity in AI systems, over the existing trend towards highly complex, blackbox models.

I believe these trends will continue to flourish, as AI’s foothold in industry continues to deepen.

10:00 a.m.
Morning Break
10:30 a.m.
Technical and Business Tracks start

Business Track, presented by Skytap

Power Talk: Application Capital – Kara Sprague, SVP & GM of ADC, F5 Networks Read abstract.

DevOps & Containers Track, presented by F5

Running Stateful Workloads on Kubernetes – Bassam Tabbara, Founder and CEO, Upbound Read abstract.

Serverless Track, presented by Expedia

Is Serverless The New Swiss Cheese? Managing the Gaps In The Serverless Development Lifecycle – Chase Douglas, Co-founder and CTO of Stackery.io Read abstract.

SaaS Track, presented by Salesforce

Flannel: Slack’s Secret to Scale – Milena Talavera, Senior Engineering Manager, Slack Read abstract.

AI/Machine Learning Track

Choose Optimism – David Tennenhouse, Chief Research Officer, VMware Read abstract.

Hybrid Cloud Track, presented by Joyent

Data on Steroids: Building A Fast Financial Database Using A Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure – Alex Legault, Associate Director of Products, PitchBook  Read abstract.

11:00 a.m.

Business Track, presented by Skytap

Panel – Navigating the Cloud: Lessons Learned from startup CEOs with Geeman Yip, CEO of BitTitan, Michel Feaster, CEO of Usermind and Joe Duffy, Co-Founder and CEO, Pulumi.

DevOps & Containers Track, presented by F5

DevOps 2.0: When Code lives – Edith Harbaugh, CEO and Cofounder, LaunchDarkly Read abstract.

Serverless Track, presented by Expedia

Serverless and Kubernetes: Best of both worlds – Aparna Sinha, Product Management Lead, Google Read abstract.

SaaS Track, presented by Salesforce

So you want to build an enterprise SaaS product? – Mark Nelson, EVP of Product Development, Tableau Read abstract.

AI/Machine Learning Track

AI at the edge: Ultra efficient AI on low power compute platforms – Sophie Lebrecht, Director of Operations at xnor.ai Read abstract.

Hybrid Cloud Track, presented by Joyent

I may need hybrid cloud, but where do I start? – Jin Zhang, Director, Product Management VMware & Hybrid Computing, Amazon Read abstract.

11:30 a.m.

Business Track, presented by Skytap

(Continued) Panel – Navigating the Cloud: Lessons Learned from startup CEOs with Geeman Yip, CEO of BitTitan andMichel Feaster, CEO of Usermind and Joe Duffy, Co-Founder and CEO, Pulumi.

DevOps & Containers Track, presented by F5

DevOps in an immutable world – Padmashree Koneti, Senior Director of Product Operations, Puppet Read abstract.

Serverless Track, presented by Expedia

Serverless and Containers: a Match Made in the Cloud – Donna Malayeri, Product and Community Manager, Pulumi Read abstract.

SaaS Track, presented by Salesforce

Building a Notification System at Scale – Susan Galbraith, Sr. Manager of Software Development, Smartsheet Read abstract.

AI/Machine Learning Track

Democratizing access to machine learning with pre-trained models – Jay Bartot, CTO, Madrona Venture Labs Read abstract.

Hybrid Cloud Track, presented by Joyent

From Infra Ops to Platform Development: T-Mobile’s Approach to Cloud – Nicholas Criss, Sr. Manager, Cloud Center of Excellence, T-Mobile Read abstract.

12:00 p.m.
Lunch
12:15 p.m.
Lunch Panel: Navigating the Engineer's Path, presented by Stripe

Panel – Navigating the Engineer’s Path with Amy Chen, Heptio; Uma Chingunde, Stripe; Dana Fried, Google and Amy Nguyen, Stripe
Abstract: Whether just kicking off your professional journey, or working as an experienced engineer, driving your career forward takes thoughtful planning, conversation, and decision-making. This is especially true for underrepresented minorities who may not have the resources or support system to reach their goals. In this panel, engineers from various backgrounds, roles, and tenure will share tips to finding novel solutions to the challenges so many engineers face while navigating their careers.

GeekWire is excited to welcome Stripe as the Inclusion & Diversity Sponsor at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit. We’ve worked together to make the event more diverse, and most importantly, accessible and inclusive to those who otherwise might not be able to attend. Stripe distributed 50 scholarship tickets to local organizations that serve underrepresented communities in tech and will be the host of this special lunch panel.

12:35 p.m.
Sponsored lunch talk on the main stage: Kubernetes in a multi-cloud world — Bill Shelton, Vice President, VMware

Kubernetes in a Multi-Cloud World – Bill Shelton, Vice President, VMware
Abstract: 
Kubernetes is the de facto container orchestrator and is on a trajectory to extend from data services to developer tool chains. How can you keep up and capture all this goodness while not having to staff a team of full-time Kubernetes experts?
In this talk, we will look at some of the trade-offs of different Kubernetes deployment models both in private and public clouds.

1:10 p.m.
General Session: CIO panel

With Janice Newell, CIO of Providence St. Joseph Health and Charu Jain, CIO at Alaska Airlines, moderated by Nancy Gohring, Senior Analyst at 451 Research

2:00 p.m.
Technical and Business Tracks continue

Business Track, presented by Skytap

Valuing the Public Cloud – Keith Weiss, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Read abstract.

DevOps & Containers Track, presented by F5

The Road to Istio: How IBM, Google and Lyft Joined Forces to Simplify Microservices – Tamar Eilam, IBM Fellow, Next Generation Cloud and DevOps at IBM Research Read abstract.

Serverless Track, presented by Expedia

Using Serverless to Build Servicefull Applications – Matt Weagle, Director of Infrastructure, ShiftLeft Read abstract.

SaaS Track, presented by Salesforce

Does your SaaS automate enough?– Bob Karaban, VP of Engineering, SkyKick Read abstract.

AI/Machine Learning Track

Machine Learning at Scale – Paige Bailey, Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft Read abstract.

Hybrid Cloud Track, presented by Joyent

Not Your Mother’s Cloud: Best Practices for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud – from On-prem, Cloud, Containers, and Beyond – Madhura Maskasky, Co-founder, Platform9 Read abstract.

2:30 p.m.
Sponsored Talks

Business Track, presented by Skytap

Neil Holloway, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Skytap

DevOps & Containers Track, presented by F5

Nathan Pearce, Developer Advocate, Office of the CTO, F5 Networks

Serverless Track, presented by Expedia

Matt Parzybok, Director, Expedia Inc.

SaaS Track, presented by Salesforce

Nishant Gupta, VP Infrastructure Engineering, Salesforce

Hybrid Cloud Track, presented by Joyent

Steve Tuck, General Manager, Joyent Cloud

2:40 p.m.

Business Track, presented by Skytap

Panel: The VC View of the Cloud with Tim Porter, Madrona Venture Group; Chris Kelley, DFJ and moderated by Sheila Gulati of Tola Capital.

DevOps & Containers Track, presented by F5

Container and Serverless at Edge Connected to Cloud – Ying Xiong, Chief Architect, Cloud Platform, Huawei Read abstract.

Serverless Track, presented by Expedia

Nailing serverless application development – Sanath Kumar Ramesh, Software Development Engineer II, AWS Read abstract.

SaaS Track, presented by Salesforce

Technologies that scale for growth – Catherine Renwick, VP Platform Engineering at Workday Read abstract.

AI/Machine Learning Track

Beyond Prediction on Big Data: Interpretable Models for Complex Time Series – Emily Fox, Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, UW Read abstract.

Hybrid Cloud Track, presented by Joyent

Why Hybrid Cloud is Dying a Slow Death – Anthony Skinner, CTO at iSpot.tv Read abstract.

3:10 p.m.
Afternoon Break
3:40 p.m.
General Session: Fireside Chat with Matthew Prince, Co-founder & CEO, Cloudflare
4:10 p.m.
General Session: Power Talk by Peter DeSantis Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support followed by a Fireside Chat
4:40 p.m.
Closing Remarks

FAQ

Planning to attend the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit this Wednesday? Here’s everything you need to know. If you still have questions about our biggest technical conference of the year — drawing more than 600 attendees to Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center —  please email us at events@geekwire.com.

GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit Location: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA). Map here.

Date and Time: June 27, 2018, from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parking: Paid parking is available at Meydenbauer Center (Parking for 8-10 hours costs $16).We encourage you to bus, bike, carpool or use other alternative transportation

Can I still buy tickets? Yes, if you’ve not yet purchased your tickets or have colleagues that would like to attend the Cloud Tech Summit — featuring fireside chats with Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich; Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince; AWS executive Peter DeSantis and others— go here to reserve your spot.

Do I need to bring my printed tickets?No. If you’ve purchased tickets, just pick up your pass at registration, located in the main lobby of Meydenbauer Center. Registration will open at 7:45 a.m.

Agenda: Full agenda is available on the event site in the agenda tab and in the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit app. Attendees will have the option to attend sessions among five technical tracks and one business tracks:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Serverless, presented by Expedia
  • DevOps and Containers, presented by F5
  • Software as a Service, presented by Salesforce
  • Hybrid Cloud, presented by Joyent
  • The Business of the Cloud, presented by Skytap

Note: These technical sessions are first come, first-served in terms of securing a seat.

Cloud Party at Salesforce: Join us at the Salesforce office — located at 929 108th Ave NE, Bellevue — for a fun closing party. Appetizers, beverages and amazing views to be provided. Just two blocks from Meydenbauer Center, it’s a short 9-minute walk. Capacity is limited so please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Cloud Tech Summit thanks to Wi-Fi sponsor Acumatica. Password is CloudERP. Power also will be available at select tables during the event.

Food & Drink: No need to search for your own meal — we’ve got you covered. Light breakfast will be served in the morning, and boxed lunches will be available to all attendees. We also encourage attendees to check out the sponsored lunch talk with Bill Shelton, VP of Product Management for VMware’s Cloud Native efforts. We’ve also sprinkled coffee and beverage breaks throughout the day to keep the energy flowing.

App: To keep on top of all of the action across six technical and business tracks, we’re excited to release the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit mobile app, featuring full agenda, speakers, FAQ, live polling, alerts and more. Go here to download the app, presented by the City of Bellevue.

Social Media: We’ll be using the hashtag #gwcloudtech for the event on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Murals: Guillaume Wiatr of MetaHelm will take on the challenge of visualizing one of the most dynamic, rapidly growing and important areas of the tech industry. See the inspiring visual maps Wiatr has created in the past for the annual GeekWire Summit. Thanks to mural sponsor Colocation Northwest for making this exciting addition possible at this year’s Cloud Tech Summit.

A big thanks to the presenting sponsor of the 2018 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit: Salesforce.

Also, thanks to gold sponsors: OfferUpStripeExpediaF5JoyentUniversity of Washington Professional & Continuing Education and Skytap.

And to our silver, supporting and exhibitor sponsors: City of BellevueMozAcumaticaColocation NorthwestAvalaraFirst Tech Federal Credit UnionBellevue CollegeImpervaFoster School of BusinessPluralsightProcogiaAcute AngleAWS and Qumulo.

Register

Register below for the second annual GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit on June 27, 2018 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. Questions? Contact us at events@geekwire.com

Presented By

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Exhibitors

Partners