6th Annual Conference. June 04, 2014. San Francisco

Panel - How to implement and manage cloud to become more agile

Session Details

Date: June 4th 2014
Time: 11:50
Location: Emerald Ballroom

Session Abstract

This panel discussion will deep dive into enterprise end-user needs and expectations, focusing on how to become more agile by leverage the power of the cloud.

Core areas to be discussed include:
- Complexities of managing multiple clouds,
- Leverage the power of mobility to increase workforce productivity
- Converging private and public clouds to facilitate interaction of both internal or external businesses,
- Migration, deployment & integration;
- Orchestration of workload and data among multi-vendor clouds to optimize performance, capacity and cost,
- Network brokerage for cloud,
- Rapid provisioning of resources without delay in response to changing business needs
- Integrating business apps in the cloud, meeting all performance and capacity needs
- Simplified migration application pools, used as hosted virtual desktop infrastructure,
- How to incorporate cloud services into internal processes and operations (service desk, monitoring, change management, asset management);


Allan Leinwand is vice president and and chief technology officer of Cloud Platform and Infrastructure at ServiceNow, the enterprise IT cloud company. In this role, he is responsible for leading the teams that are architecting, developing and operating the company’s cloud platform and infrastructure services.
Before joining ServiceNow, Leinwand was chief technology officer – Infrastructure at Zynga, Inc. where he was responsible for all aspects of technology infrastructure used in the delivery of Zynga’s social games including data centers, networking, compute, storage, content distribution and cloud computing.
Previously, Leinwand was a venture partner for Panorama Capital, LLC where he focused on technology investments in data networking, open source software and cloud computing. Prior to this role, he served as an operating partner at JPMorgan Partners.
In 2005, Leinwand founded Vyatta (acquired by Brocade), the open-source networking company. From 2001 to 2004, he was president and co-founder of Proficient Networks, Inc. From 2000 to 2001, Leinwand was chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Telegis Networks, Inc. In 1997, he joined Digital Island, Inc. at inception and served as its vice president of engineering and chief technology officer through the company’s IPO and secondary offering.
From 1990 to 1997, Leinwand served as manager of consulting engineering and senior software engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc. helping to build and engineer service provider and enterprise networks worldwide. He co-authored "Cisco Router Configuration" and "Network Management: A Practical Perspective" and has been granted a patent in the field of data routing.
Leinwand currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley where he teaches on the subjects of computer networks, network management and network design. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Steve Crawford is Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Jamcracker. He is responsible for corporate and product marketing, as well as developing Jamcracker’s partner ecosystem. Steve was formerly CMO and VP of Corporate Development for PKWARE, where he repositioned the company as a cross-platform data security provider, resulting in 10X revenue growth over 3 years. He was previously with VeriSign during its growth from pre-IPO to over $2B in revenues, where he led strategic alliances, launched its enterprise solutions product-line, and grew its service provider business to over $200M. Steve previously led marketing and business development at Octel (acquired by Lucent) and R&D programs at Lockheed Martin.

Kouros Esfahany, SVP, Software Engineering & Distinguished Engineer. With 12 patents awarded and few more in process, Kouros has inventions delivered in virtual/cloud management, highly distributed computing, dynamic resource brokering and resource optimization.
As a senior development manager and distinguished engineer with over 21 years of software development experience, Kouros currently leads the worldwide engineering teams of over 400 for development of Dev-Ops & IT-Ops solutions in Application Delivery BU. The related products covers application testing and service virtualization( CA LISA Test / Service Virtualization) as well as Data Mining, and application release automation. The IP-Ops products covers wide range of data center automation, process & configuration automation, private & public Cloud automation and virtualization Mgmt.
In addition, as a distinguished engineer Kouros is working closely with the CTO and his fellow distinguished engineers to contribute to CA's technical and strategic direction.
Prior to CA, Kouros served in Research and Engineering roles at NYU, HP and MMC Corp.

Shahed Latif, Partner, Advisory, KPMG LLP
Shahed is the lead Information Security and Business Continuity principal for Western region and has extensive IT and business skills. He has a track record of creating innovative solutions in the risk and compliance space and is KPMG’s national lead for Cloud & Security. He has extensive knowledge of the security operations of some of the largest for FORTUNE 100 companies and works closely with the leading Cloud service providers. He has over 24 years of experience working with the global FORTUNE 500 companies focusing on providing business and technology solutions across a variety of areas. Shahed has spent 10 years in the London office working in the financial sector consulting group, Information Risk Management group, and the assurance practice. He has provided services to large global companies in Africa, Asia, and Europe

Thomas Hatch, founder and CTO of SaltStack, is the benevolent dictator of Salt, one of the largest open source projects in the world and fast becoming the largest Python code base ever. SaltStack does a lot of stuff, mostly focusing on infrastructure automation, configuration management and cloud orchestration. Quite simply, our software helps automate DevOps tasks for speed and scale on the Internet assembly line. But there’s much more, so Tom will provide a quick overview of the SaltStack platform and share a few things you probably don’t know about how SaltStack is used in DevOps organizations today. Tom’s talk will highlight the need for speed and scale in DevOps, put an end to an age-old holy war in configuration management, talk about why we need more lightweight cloud control, outline the benefits of automation glue for all the infrastructure things, and show how test automation can be easier and faster combining Salt, Jenkins, Docker and Git.


(moderator) Shahed Latif , Partner , KPMG

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