(POSTPONED) KubeCon Europe 2020 Amsterdam


March 30, 2020

This event has been postponed until later in the year. Please check back as we will update our participation information when we get more details.


IBM is excited to be a Diamond sponsor for Kubecon 2020 EU, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference. This event gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from March 30 – April 2, 2020. Leaders, architects, and developers from around the world will gather to discuss key open source technologies and projects so join IBM, as part of this exciting community for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

To help make your event experience even better, the IBM team will be delivering sessions on new and relevant topics, as part of the event schedule and in our IBM booth mini-theater. Explore key technologies in Day 0 co-located events and workshops, and be sure to drop by the IBM booth to talk to IBM’s own developers who are contributing to the open source projects being highlighted at Kubecon EU. In the IBM Booth you can also go deep with IBMers around technology at our Genius Bar, or catch the latest demonstrations and videos on using Kubernetes, Istio, Tekton, and more for Cloud Native Development. Below is just a hint of the kinds of things you will see and hear from IBM during this event.


Day 0 (Monday, March 30) co-located events and workshops:

Free Workshop: Advanced Kubernetes Cert: Learn how to build your next app with Kube, Istio, & advanced services like Watson hosted by IBM
Time: 8:00  – 12:00 OR 12:00 – 16:00
Location: Grand Hall – Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Instructors: Daniel Berg, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service; Ram Vennam, Lead Technical Manager, Istio; Lin Sun, Master Inventor, Isto

Pre-conference: Cloud Native for Java Day hosted by the Eclipse Foundation
Time: 9:00  – 17:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $50
IBM Speakers: Tim Ellison, Java CTO at IBM; Emily Jiang, Liberty Architect for MicroProfile & CDI; Sebastian Daschner, Lead Java Developer Advocate


Conference Sessions & Keynotes:

Tuesday, March 31

11:05 – 11:40 – CloudEvents – v1.0 and Beyond – Discovery/Subscriptions – Doug Davis, IBM & Clemens Vasters, Microsoft
11:05 – 11:40 – Build an Automatic Canary Release Pipeline in a Kubernetes-native Way – Michael Maximilien, IBM
14:35 – 15:10 – Introduction to containerd – Phil Estes, IBM & Derek McGowan, Docker
15:30 – 16:05 – Zero Database Downtime with etcd-operator – Tyler Lisowski & Kodie Glosser, IBM
16:35 – 17:10 – SIG Service Catalog Update – Jonathan Berkhahn, IBM & Mateusz Szostok, Kyma


Wednesday, April 1

09:22 – 09:27 – Sponsored Keynote: The Kubernetes Effect – Igniting Transformation in Your Team – Briana Frank, Director of Product, IBM Cloud
09:29 – 09:44 – Keynote: How to Love K8s and Not Wreck the Planet – Holly Cummins, Worldwide IBM Garage Developer Lead, IBM
10:55 – 11:30 – A Journey Through Kubernetes Admission Controller Taxanomy – Morgan Bauer & Srinivas Brahmaroutu, IBM
11:50 – 12:25 – Container Isolation via Virtualization: Don’t Forget to Shrink the Guest – Dan Williams, IBM & Hsuan-Chi (Austin) Kuo, UIUC
15:20 – 15:55 – Next Generation of CI/CD: Analytics-driven Traffic Management on Kubernetes – Fabio Oliveira & Mario De Armas, IBM


Thursday, April 2

11:05 – 11:40 – Intro + Deep Dive – Provider IBM Cloud – Sahdev Zala & Khalid Ahmed, IBM
14:35 – 15:10 – Where Are Your Images Running? Stop Worrying and Start Encrypting! – Brandon Lum & Harshal Patil, IBM
16:35 – 17:10 – When the Tekton Cat Misbehaves – Pitfalls, Mistakes, and Lessons Learned – Mark Nuttall, IBM
17:30 – 18:05 – Mario Meets the Robocat: Lessons From Dogfooding Tekton – Andrea Frittoli, IBM & Dibyo Mukherjee, Google

IBM Booth (#D6)

In booth sessions

Tuesday, March 31

  • Managing databases on K8S: 1 operator framework to rule them all
  • Ease the Agony of Operationalizing your Containerized Apps in the Cloud
  • Drone Demo
  • Istio 101
  • Managing Multi-cluster Kubernetes
  • Accelerate adoption of Kubernetes using your existing VMware footprint and the cloud
  • Multi-Cloud End-User Identity and Access Management with Zero Redeploys and Code Updates
  • Building and scaling, privacy conscious, cloud native mobile apps
  • Tekton 101
  • Orchestrate your application delivery pipeline
  • Cloud Native Microservice Pattern with MicroProfile and Istio
  • Modernizing your existing apps to run in containers and Kubernetes, approaches and tools
  • Rapid Application Delivery with IBM Cloud Continuous Delivery and Kubernetes
  • Kubernetes and Istio for Jakarta EE developers
  • A Containerized Conveyor Belt app working across multiple clouds using IoT, Openshift and Kubernetes
  • Crazy Service Mesh Ecosystem
  • Crazy Service Mesh Ecosystem BOOK SIGNING
  • Kubernetes as a hybrid cloud and open platform for innovation

Wednesday, April 1

  • An operator view of hosted Kubernetes environments
  • Nine Ways To Fail at Cloud Native
  • Kubernetes and CouchDB -> Cloudant’s Journey to Kubernetes
  • Intelligent Kubernetes Scheduler for Optimizing Dynamic Workloads
  • Storage Best Practices for IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and Red Hat® OpenShift® on IBM Cloud
  • Day 2: Keeping your production Kubernetes workload up-to-date
  • Get up and running with Kubernetes in no time on the IBM Cloud
  • Simplify the lifecycle management of your production workloads with Operators on Red Hat OpenShift on the IBM Cloud
  • Introduction to Tekton and the Continuous Delivery Foundation
  • Tekton and OpenShift Pipelines
  • The rise of the policy driven deployment
  • Application development acceleration with Cloud Pak for Applications
  • Using Argo and Knative to Orchestrate Media-intensive Services in 5G Edge
  • Running ML Pipelines in Hybrid Clouds leveraging Kubeflow Pipelines and TFX

Thursday, April 2

  • Cluster Speed Dating: Hands on with Kubernetes and OpenShift
  • Building a distributed data layer with Apache CouchDB and OpenShift
  • Whats new in Knative
  • Personality Hacking with Node, OpenShift and CSS Houdini
  • Kubernetes vs OpenShift
  • Data Security for Cloud Native Applications, Without the Hassle!
  • Code ready workspaces
  • Cloud native CI/CD with Tekton Pipelines
  • A day in the life of a container, running across a hybrid environment powered by Red Hat OpenShift
  • Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z is now available