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Wednesday, October 18

5:00pm CDT

How Events Are Reshaping Modern Systems
Event-driven architecture and design have been getting a lot of attention in recent years. It’s an old concept that has been around for decades, so why this sudden peak of interest? 

In this talk, we will explore the nature of events, what it means to be event-driven, and how we can unleash the power of events. The goal is to arm you with a solid theoretical understanding of how to design an event-driven system, what tools and techniques you can use to reap the most benefit from its design, and perhaps most importantly, what to avoid.

We'll discuss how an event-driven design can help: 
  • drive autonomy
  • increase certainty
  • increase loose coupling
  • increase scalability
  • increase resilience
  • increase traceability
Skeptics should definitely attend.

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Jonas Bonér

CTO, Lightbend
Jonas Bonér is founder and CTO of Lightbend, creator of the Akka project, initiator and co-author of the Reactive Manifesto, Chair of the Reactive Foundation, and a Java Champion. Learn more at: http://jonasboner.com... Read More →

Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Salon F/G
Thursday, October 19

9:00am CDT

Microservices, The Future of Society, and all that ... (or modularity for extroverts and introverts)
In IT, we love to praise the latest, but is it always the greatest? How can we tell? The speaker is a physicist, Professor of Computer Science, author and founder of CFEngine, and has spent 20 years understanding how systems can be described and managed. Promise theory offers a simple impartial perspective by which to discuss human-computer systems. In this talk, he will give a lightening tour of how to understand systems from micro, and mezo, to macro scales -- and what this has to say about the latest wave of interest in microservices.

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Mark Burgess

Technologist, Researcher, and Advisor
Mark Burgess is a theoretician and practitioner in the area of information systems, whose work has focused largely on distributed information infrastructure. He is known particularly for his work on Configuration Management and Promise Theory. He was the principal Founder of CFEngine... Read More →

Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Salon F/G
Friday, October 20

9:00am CDT

Operationalizing Data Science with Reactive
Over the past 3-4 years, IBM has partnered and invested in helping its clients marshal their valuable data and then to use Data Science to build insights and models that can create business value. The market is shifting to operationalizing these Data Science investments into production applications. The demands created by the vast volume and the blinding velocity of data can only be addressed via the reactive principles. IBM and Lightbend are working with clients who are ready to make strategic investments in Cognitive applications using reactive.

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Joel Horwitz

Vice President, Partnerships, Digital Business Group for the IBM Analytics, IBM
Joel Horwitz is the Vice President, Partnerships, Digital Business Group for the IBM Analytics. He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a Masters in Nanotechnology with a focus in Molecular Electronics. He also hails from the University of Pittsburgh with an... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Salon F/G

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