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7432: Why Every Enterprise Needs a Cloud-Native Strategy to Have a Competitive Advantage

Application Development

Today only 15% of enterprise workloads run in cloud-native environments, with an expected increase to 32% by 2020. In leveraging cloud-native architectures, companies are now able to shape their futures while staying relevant in a fast-changing market and meeting customers’ increasing expectations. Learn how IBM Cloud is helping customers like Whirlpool staying ahead of competitors with its cloud-native capabilities. This session will detail IBM Cloud’s full stack of cloud-native development strategy including DevOps, agile methodology, microservices, containers orchestration like Kubernetes, and continuous delivery—in short, every new and modern method of application deployment that IBM Cloud offers. We will also discuss MZRs, HA and more.

Core Curriculum Cloud Application Development
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT


Jason McGee

IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, Cloud Platform, Foundation Services Tribe Leader, IBM

Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, is VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform. Jason is currently responsible for the IBM Cloud's foundation  services, including Kubernetes Containers, Functions, MessageHub, Logging, Monitoring, Container Registry, Terraform and Activity Tracker. Jason is also responsible for the technical strategy and architecture for all of IBM's Cloud Developer Platform (PaaS). Previously Jason has served as CTO of Cloud Foundation Services, Chief Architect of PureApplication System, WebSphere Extended Deployment, WebSphere sMash, and WebSphere Application Server on distributed platforms.

Don Boulia

GM Cloud Developer Services, IBM

Joao Mendes

IoT Director, Whirlpool Corporation

Leads the Internet of Things Cloud and Mobile Services at Whirlpool. His accountabilities includes delivering digital experiences for connected appliances, new capabilities and 24/7 operations for the IoT group. He has teams in four different geographies and operating in an agile approach.
Has a MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Bachelors Degree from Mackenzie Presbyterian University.