Angel Diaz kicks off Open Tech Summit 2016

On Sunday, February 21, 2016, IBM opened Open Tech Summit 2016 with over 1400 attendees at an standing-room only event to reaffirm its longstanding commitment to open technology and open governance. Here are the speaker sessions from the event.

Opening Remarks by Robert LeBlanc

Robert LeBlancRobert LeBlanc (SVP, IBM Cloud) opened the summit by telling the story of when he told then CEO Lou Gerstner in the 90s that IBM needed to endorse open technologies. LeBlanc stresses the importance of supporting both open technology and open governance. Watch the video.

 

 

John Ponzo on IBM bringing Swift To The Cloud

John PonzoJohn Ponzo (IBM Fellow, CTO Mobile) outlines IBM’s efforts to “bring Swift to the cloud” by releasing the Swift Sandbox, enhancing the Swift language with server side capabilities, releasing the Kitura web framework, and contributing to the evolution of Swift’s package management. Watch the video.

 

 

Jonathan Bryce on Algorithmic Living

Jonathan BryceJonathan Bryce (Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation) discusses some of the things that are driving open technologies and leading people to care about them. Watch the video.

 

 

 

Kim Bannerman outlines IBM Blue Box

Kim BannermanKim Bannerman (Director of Advocacy and Community, IBM Blue Box) outlines the components of the IBM Blue Box dedicated and local cloud offering, discusses the open technology components, and how IBM can improve the user experience of a private cloud infrastructure. Watch the video.

 

 

 

Sam Ramji tells the story of the Cloud Foundry Phenomenon

Sam RamjiSam Ramji (CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation) says that there’s never been a better time in human history to be a developer because there’s never been a better time in human history for open source.He tells some of the early history of the Cloud Foundry and how Cloud Foundry is central to continuous innovation. Watch the video.

 

 

 

Jason McGee describes the IBM Container Service

Jason McGeeJason McGee (IBM Fellow VP & CTO, IBM Cloud Platform) describes the IBM Container service and the advantages IBM’s container Service has over other container technology. He also discusses the role that the IBM Container Service plays in IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy. Watch the video.

 

 

 

Jerry Cuomo says Blockchain is OPEN for business

Jerry CuomoJerry Cuomo (IBM Fellow, VP, and CTO of Middleware) opens his remarks by saying, “We believe will fundamentally change the way we do business.” He says that IBM’s efforts in blockchain are “open by design.” He talks about IBM’s contributions to the HyperLedger project and the work IBM is doing to educate programmers on how to use blockchain on Bluemix. Watch the video.

 

 

 

Rachel Reinitz and Dave Lindquist introduce the IBM Bluemix Garage Method

Rachel ReinitzRachel Reinitz (Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Bluemix Garage) and Dave Lindquist (IBM Fellow, VP of Dev. Mobile & Cloud DevOps) open their remarks by saying that, base done their experience with clients, “DevOps is at the heart of digital transformation.” They go on to talk about the Bluemix Garage and how the developed the Bluemix Garage method based on their experience helping startups. Watch the video.

 

 

 

Aaron Katz shows the use cases for Elasticsearch

Aaron KatzAaron Katz (SVP, WW Field Operations, Elastic) talks about the range of uses cases for Elasticsearch. He talks about how Verizon is using their technology for logging and SIEM. He talks about the analytics use cases for Elasticsearch and discusses The Guardian’s and NASA’s use analytics use cases. And of course he describes how many companies are using Elasticsearch for it’s search capabilities. Watch the video.

 

 

Skyla Loomis & Adam Kocoloski on using Kafka with Spark

Skyla LoomisSkyla Loomis (IBM Director, Cloudant Development) & Adam Kocoloski (Distinguished Engineer, CTO, Cloud Data Services) review some of the interaction models that Spark enables. They discuss the interactive real-time aspect of Spark, which enables people to think in terms of data flows instead of batch reporting. They discuss how to use Kafka to manage the data flows. Watch the video.

 

 

Susan Malaika recounts the history and motivation for the ODPi

Susan MalaikaSusan Malaika (IBM STSM, Open Technology For Data) describes the “Big Data Landscape” and how the resulting packaging and integration issues drove the need to create the ODPi. She discusses the ODPi’s relationship to the Apache Software Foundation and talks about it’s current and upcoming certifications. Watch the video.

 

 

Tony Tam recounts the history of Swagger and the Open API Initiative

Tony TamTony Tam (VP, Swagger Products at SmartBear) tells the story of trying to work with WSDL in the 90s, how that lead to Swagger and it’s simple API contract concept, and how that project matured into the Linux Foundation’s Open API Initiative. Watch the video.

 

 

Bert Belder on Growing Up With Node

Bert BelderBert Belder (Co-founder, StrongLoop, an IBM Company) documents the rise of node.js through package counts and job openings. He then describes the history of the io.js fork and the motivations behind it. He then talks about how the branches of node came back together, thanks to insightful companies putting the code under a foundation structure and open governance. Watch the video.

 

 

Al Sadowski shares research on enterprise cloud adoption trends

Al SadowskiAl Sadowski (Research Director, Service Provider Channel, 451 Research) shares some results from their survey on mid and large sized enterprises called “Voice of the enterprise, Cloud Computing,” which shows that most enterprises are still in the virtualization and automation levels and few have gone to a truly private cloud infrastructure. He goes on to describe the survey’s findings for both IT related and non-IT related roadblocks to cloud adoption. Watch the video.

 

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