2016 Speaker Proposal:  The Platform Business: How Cloud Foundry Facilitates Cloud Native Transformation by David Gardner

2016 Speaker Proposal: The Platform Business: How Cloud Foundry Facilitates Cloud Native Transformation by David Gardner

Presenter:

David Gardner, Product Owner for AppFog

Abstract:

In this presentation, David will examine the characteristics of the cloud native businesses that disrupting incumbent businesses, transforming our economy, and reshaping our communications, marketing and transactions. He will share ideas businesses can use to adopt and create their own a culture of innovation. The presentation will examine why Platform-as-a-Service is relevant to any company that creates consumer experiences, and how an “opinionated architecture” like Cloud Foundry can contribute to business transformation. He will also showcase examples of how Cloud Foundry facilitates cloud native application lifecycle management.

For attendees interested in digging deeper into Cloud Foundry and experiencing platform-driven, cloud native deployment, David will be conducting a 1-hour workshop 2 weeks after this presentation on common workloads and deployment patterns. Attendees will receive a promo code for a Free AppFog Trial account.


Bio:

DavidGardnerDavid Gardner is the Product Owner for AppFog, CenturyLink’s Platform-as-a-Service powered by Cloud Foundry. He has a BS in Computer Science from BYU, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Before CenturyLink, he worked in Product at Adobe, Webtrends, and Endurance International Group. In addition, as an Accenture Consultant, he helped build web solutions for Technology and Financial Services clients. He enjoys helping companies embrace the future and modern development methods.

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