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Angel Diaz

Always on the move, Dr. Angel Diaz is IBM’s VP of Cloud Technology & Architecture. Angel and his team are responsible for the technology, architecture and strategy behind IBM’s Hybrid, open and secure cloud – empowering our clients with a new way to work.

When he’s not working to bring greater value to clients through a flexible & interoperable cloud, he’s IBM’s leader for open technology where he is spearheading an industry IT renaissance driven by open source code, community and culture. A master of the art-of-the-possible, Dr. Diaz has been the driving force behind many of the most important Cloud, Data and Mobile open technology industry movements – all focused on enabling innovation that is built on simple, practical solutions.

With a career rooted in IBM Research, building the standards upon which the web runs, and having successfully lead both business & development teams at IBM, Dr. Diaz has a unique perspective on technology’s effect on today’s opportunities.

In those rare moments of stillness, you might find Dr. Diaz vanquishing his foes across Azeroth, or forging amazing new worlds in Minecraft with his daughter.

Thursday, August 25 - 9:30 AM

Scaling Containers from Sandbox to Production 

As a shared industry effort, IBM is proud to be supporting the open development of container and cloud technologies to advance the state of cloud native computing for the enterprise. To celebrate this first official event of the new Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Dr. Angel Diaz, VP Cloud Architecture & Technology, will discuss the role the CNCF will play in creating a new set of common container management technologies informed by technical merit and end user value. Through this industry defined open approach, enterprises will be able to transform the way their companies grow, maintain and rapidly expand container and micro-service based applications across multiple clouds to scale from sandbox to production. 

Abby Kearns
Cloud Foundry Foundation

A 18-year technology veteran with a career that has spanned product marketing, product management, and consulting at a mix of Fortune 500 and startup companies. Abby was most recently in the Product Management team at Pivotal, focusing on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Before that Abby led a Product Management and Product Marketing team at Verizon that focused on cloud services.

Thursday, August 25 - 4:50 PM

How Cloud Foundry Foundation & Cloud Native Computing Foundation Are Collaborating to Make the Cloud Foundry Service Broker API the Industry Standard 

Services are required for developers to create and run apps. A service can be a database, messaging, or  API gateway. Running apps at scale requires a vast number of services.  As such, services are  integral to the success of a platform. For Cloud Foundry, the ability to connect to and manage Services is a crucial piece of the platform.

Within Cloud Foundry, services connect to the platform via the Service Broker API. The Cloud Foundry Service Broker API offers an elegant solution for connecting Services to a platform, and is an oft-cited piece of functionality admired by other platforms. Given increasing interest in this solution, the Cloud Foundry Foundation  created a cross-foundation Working Group with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to determine how the Cloud Foundry Service Broker API can be opened up and leveraged as an industry-standard specification for connecting services to platforms.

This talk will walk you through the vision for the Working Group, as well as the progress on a proof of concept made to date on allowing services to write against a single API, and be accessible to a variety of platforms.

Chris Wright
Red Hat

Chris Wright is the Vice President and Chief Technologist at Red Hat. During his nearly 20 years as a software engineer he has worked in the telecom industry on high availability and distributed systems and in the Linux industry on security and virtualization. He has been a Linux developer for over a decade, most of that time spent deep in the Linux kernel working on security and virtualization.  He is intrigued by the challenges that cloud computing brings to virtualization and networking, and is now focused on the cloud, KVM, network virtualization, and virtualizing network functions.  He lives in sunny Portland, OR where he is happily hacking on OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, and OpenStack.

Thursday, August 25 - 5:20 PM

Bringing Cloud Native Innovations into the Enterprise 

Fueled by cloud, cloud-native apps are becoming commonplace across enterprises of all sizes. As these organizations invest in their people and process to enable Cloud Native technologies and look to the cloud to deliver business value, adopting collaborative and innovative open source strategy has become a key factor in their success.

All this open source success does not happen in a vacuum. In this session, Red Hat’s Chris Wright will highlight how the CNCF is helping to drive innovation in order to bring a wave of modern open source cloud native portfolios to the enterprise by ensuring industry collaboration on common code bases, standardized APIs and interoperability across multiple open hybrid clouds. Together with the help of the CNCF,  Red Hat is helping to drive the development and ensure environmental consistency from the developer laptop to the hybrid and multiple footprint clouds that enterprise are deploying today.

In this closing keynote, Red Hat’s Chris Wright will talk about how the CNCF’s cross-industry collaboration initiatives is driving is the success of one of the first open source cloud native enterprise portfolios to emerge, Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform.


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