2016 Speaker Proposal: Why SaaS? By Brandon Gillespie

2016 Speaker Proposal: Why SaaS? By Brandon Gillespie

Software as a Service is a confusing world for many–is it just outsourcing my job? Discussion covers many of the common fears, pitfals and concerns people hold around using SaaS, what you should be cautious of, and how you can leverage SaaS to make yourself more effective in your jobs.


Brandon is the Director of SaaS at Kuali, a leader in Open Source Higher-Ed administration. He has a breadth of experience in technology through his roles in the public sector (USAF), private (Consulting and Corporate practices) and non-profit (Education and LDS Church). Through his efforts he has built a 12-factor ephemeral deployment process for containerized applications in SaaS, consolidated an operational intelligence strategy for LDS Church, architected Hill AFB’s F-35 compute facility and cloud stacks (referenced across the DoD), defined policy used across Fedspace around incident handling in a virtualized datacenter (RSA Conference and VMWorld presentations), was architect of team awarded Innovator of the year from Redhat, was developer for FreeBSD, worked on pioneering early internet multi-user games and technologies, pioneered early HTTP/HTML (participant in HTML working group and USU’s first web systems), implemented a variety of high-speed storage systems, is an author and editor (independent games industry as well as technical and fiction), and has owned or participated in startup companies.

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