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Resilience and Data Meetup Munich

October 14, 2019

This meetup features sessions on data as well as performance, availability and security. It is organized in co-operation with IBM Academy of Technology and the (IBM Internal) PREVail conference, and includes speakers from around the world. We have organized the meetup across two rooms in the Watson IoT center – a great venue. Pizza’s and drinks are included.

Our programme for the evening has dual tracks and includes:

18:00 – 18:30 Walk-in with pizza

18:30 – 19:30 Room A: Performance and Availability of a retail cloud-application from peak holiday season
18:30 – 19:30 Room B: 50 years after: resiliency lessons from the Apollo missions to the moon

19:30 – 20:00 Break with drinks

20:00 – 21:00 Room A: Performance Case Study of Customer Applications deployed on IBM Cloud Platform
20:00 – 21:00 Room B: Analyze Data, train Models to make Predictions, and optimize Action

A more elaborate description of the sessions is shown below.

Please note that it is mandatory for this session to register (RSVP) via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/resiliency-and-data-tickets-73782275773

Sessions:

Case study – Performance and Availability of a retail cloud-application from peak holiday season
What can go wrong, when your cloud-offering transaction volume, increases more than 30 times during holiday season? How can the SRE (site reliability engineering) team proactively support such a load? IBM Order Management On Cloud (OMoC) is a highly customizable SaaS solution which gives optimized visibility to retailers’ global inventory. A typical implementation will have multiple integration with external systems. This session will cover lessons learnt from the last holiday season’s peak business and enable you to handle such situations.
Speakers: Bobby Thomas (Performance Analist), Viji Bashyam (Senior Performance Architect)

50 years after: Resiliency lessons from the Apollo missions to the moon
July 2019 marks 50 years since he first humans set foot on the moon. There are many lessons that can be learned from NASA’s efforts.
Moments before the historic landing of Apollo 11, the spacecraft computer started throwing errors and basically restarting every few seconds. The astronauts and mission control had to make split-second decisions and trust in the resiliency of the systems. After the mission, all these problems were collected as Flight Anomalies, analyzed, root causes were found and remediation we prepared so the problems would never recur.
This session will present a number of stories of the Flight Anomalies of from the Apollo era and explain their relevance, as learning stories for the modern era of computing too.
Speaker: Robert Barron (Senior Management Consultant, specializing in SRE and ChatOps)

Performance Case Study of Customer Applications deployed on (IBM) Cloud Platform
There are many customers who are adopting (IBM) Cloud for their digital journey. These customers are adopting different cloud technologies like Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Istio etc., Some of these customers migrating their traditional on-premise applications to cloud and some are developing and deploying new cloud native applications. In this session, we will share our experiences and understanding of performance, scalability and resiliency issues encountered in real customer scenarios and how we solved them
Speaker: Surya Duggirala (IBM Cloud Platform Engineering Guild Leader)

Analyze Data, train Models to make Predictions, and optimize Actions
This session will provide an overview of the IBM Data and AI portfolio, including Watson Studio, OpenScale, Watson Knowledge Catalog, Machine Learning, Auto AI, and will explain how it all fits together.
Speaker: Sumit Goyal (Watson Studios)

IBM Watson IoT Center Munich, Munich, Germany