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Wednesday, October 10
 

8:30am EDT

Sponsor Showcase
Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:30am - 3:40pm EDT
Club Room

8:30am EDT

10:00am EDT

Working Discussion: Establishing an Open Source Program Office - Presented by Chris Aniszczyk, VP, Developer Relations at The Linux Foundation & Co-Founder of the TODO Group & Jag Gadiyaram, Head of Open Source at Capital One
Important Note: This session will be run under the Chatham House Rule to facilitate discussions between attendees. Sorry, but press may not attend this session.

Presented by Chris Aniszczyk, VP Developer Relations at The Linux Foundation and Co-Founder of the TODO Group
  •  Stakeholders to include, R&R based on org size, etc.
  • Review of training materials available for management, legal, developers

Speakers
avatar for Chris Aniszczyk

Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, Linux Foundation (CNCF)
Chris Aniszczyk is an open source executive and engineer with a passion for building a better world through open collaboration. He's currently a CTO at the Linux Foundation focused on developer relations and running the Open Container Initiative (OCI) / Cloud Native Computing Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Jagadesh (Jag) Gadiyaram

Jagadesh (Jag) Gadiyaram

Director, Head of Open Source, Capital One
I am an intellectually curious problem solver who is passionate about technology. I develop compelling strategies that address complex problems and position organizations to win over the long term. I am a self-motivated individual with demonstrated success in a fast-paced, delivery-focused... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am EDT
Auditorium A

10:00am EDT

Tutorial: Building SmartContracts on Public Cloud That Pay - Srini Karlekar, Capital One
Blockchain technologies such as Smart Contracts present an opportunity to monetize knowledge sharing. During this presentation, I will walk you through how to build a Decentralized App (application running on Blockchain) that will make use of a Quora-like web application to post questions and pay members whose answers are the most voted. We will use the open source Hyperledger Fabric to build the applications on Google/AWS Cloud.

Technically speaking, SmartQuora is a DApp (Decentralized Application) built on top of the HLF - Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain decentralized peer-to-peer network. It uses Smart Contracts built using HLF Composer API to represent Questions and Answers which contains rules to manage the process and payout.

Presentation material is at: http://bit.ly/sqpptx

Speakers
avatar for Srini Karlekar

Srini Karlekar

Director of Software Engineering, Capital One
Srini Karlekar is a Director of Software Engineering at Capital One. As a Distinguished Engineer and Software Architect, he is passionate about employing Serverless Computing, Cognitive Technologies and Blockchain to transform the back-end of finance. Prior to this, he was helping... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Auditorium C
  Tutorials, Blockchain

10:00am EDT

Tutorial: Containers: What’s Hype and What’s Ripe? Learning the Fundamentals of Docker and Kubernetes - Paul Burt, Red Hat
What is a container? Why are they catching on? In this introductory tutorial, we’ll explore how to run a container on your laptop, in addition to answering these questions.

We’ll look at how to build a container and the importance of building your own or using trusted containers. We’ll look at recent studies on the health of “public registries”, discuss what they are, and how you can easily avoid their security risks with a bit of pragmatism.

After that, we’ll get our hands dirty looking at the tools required to build and run containers at a small scale. We’ll answer questions like why do container deployments often grow to such a large scale, and what changes about the way we should run them when looking at a large scale? We’ll explore the importance of automation, using the story of Knight Capital as a cautionary tale.

We’ll look at common architectures, work through some tutorials for Docker and Kubernetes on katacoda, and map out the dizzying landscape that is the CNCF Landscape. The goal of this tutorial is to introduce you to containers if you’re new to the scene and fill in gaps-in-knowledge for veterans of the container ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Burt

Paul Burt

Senior Audience Marketing Manager, HashiCorp
Paul Burt is a Senior PMM at HashiCorp. He previously worked at CoreOS and Red Hat. He also moderated /r/kubernetes and co-organized the NYC K8s group. Paul has a knack for and demystifying infrastructure, and making gnarly, complex topics approachable. He enjoys home brewing beer... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Toronto A

10:00am EDT

Tutorial: Introduction to Blockchain - Kris Bennett, Blockchain Training Alliance
With blockchain constantly in the news, business leaders are not only asking themselves what it is but most importantly, what’s in it for me and my business. If you’ve asked those questions, this event is for you. In it you will not only learn what blockchain is, but understand its impact and potential for your business. We will demonstrate some of its immediate use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions.

Attendees will understand why the distributed database technology is gaining in popularity and its diverse range of sectors that can benefit from it. Gain an understanding of:
•             Value of blockchain in business
•             Value of smart contracts in business
•             Role & value of digital assets
•             Common misconceptions about blockchain
•             Who is using blockchain and for what

Speakers
avatar for Kris Bennett

Kris Bennett

Blockchain Training Alliance
Kris comes from a 20-year background in custom software design, delivery, and consulting. He's seen what works and what doesn't when it comes to addressing human behavioral patterns with emerging technology. Kris is a lead instructor at Blockchain Training Alliance and has taught... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Toronto B

11:00am EDT

Working Discussion: Using Open Source: An Enterprise Guide - Presented by Ibrahim Haddad, VP of R&D at Samsung Electronics
Important Note: This session will be run under the Chatham House Rule to facilitate discussions between attendees. Sorry, but press may not attend this session.
Presented by Ibrahim Haddad, VP of R&D at Samsung Electronics
This session will provide detailed information on how to use open source, beginning with answering the question, 'Why Open Source', then discussing how to build an internal support infrastructure, and lessons learned from 2 decades of enterprise open source experience.

Speakers
avatar for Ibrahim Haddad

Ibrahim Haddad

Samsung Electronics, Samsung
Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.) is Vice President of R&D and the Head of the Open Source Group at Samsung Research America. He is responsible for overseeing Samsung's open source strategy and execution, internal and external R&D collaborations, supporting M&A activities, and representing Samsung... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:55am EDT
Auditorium A

12:00pm EDT

Lunch
Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
Zurich

1:20pm EDT

Working Discussion: Complying with Open Source Licenses - Presented by Kate Stewart, Senior Director of Strategic Programs and Steve Winslow, Director of Strategic Programs, The Linux Foundation
Important Note: This session will be run under the Chatham House Rule to facilitate discussions between attendees. Sorry, but press may not attend this session.
Presented by Kate Stewart, Senior Director of Strategic Projects and Steve Winslow, Director of Strategic Programs, The Linux Foundation
This session will provide fundamental details on:
  •  Building an open source compliance program 
  • License types and obligations
  • Tooling options to support automation and keeping it manageable

Speakers
avatar for Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Senior Director of Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs, responsible for Embedded and Open Compliance programs. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched Real-Time Linux, Zephyr Project, CHAOSS, and ELISA.
avatar for Steve Winslow

Steve Winslow

VP of Compliance & Legal, The Linux Foundation
Steve Winslow is Vice President of Compliance and Legal at The Linux Foundation. He runs The Linux Foundation’s license scanning and analysis support program, advising projects about licenses identified in their source code and dependencies. Steve is also involved with projects... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:20pm - 2:15pm EDT
Auditorium A

1:20pm EDT

Tutorial: A Healthchain Using Hyperledger Fabric - Brahma P. Sen, InAge Tech
Data breaches are common in the Internet, compromising our identity. Luckily, Blockchain allows to create digital identity that is secure and hard to break into. In addition, it puts the users in control of their personal data in the chain. This tutorial showcases a healthcare blockchain using Hyperledger Fabric framework with patients, providers, hospitals and insurance companies as the participants. The chain stores identifying information and basic insurance information about a patient. The chain interfaces with an external Electronic Health Records (EHR) system to exchange detail health data. As per the smart contract established among the participants, at the consent of the patient, appropriate information about patient health records can be shared with the Physician or Hospital, thus maintaining data ownership, privacy and security intact.

Speakers
BP

Brahma P. Sen

CEO, InAge Tech
Mr. Brahma P. Sen is the founder of InAge Technology that provides consulting service to the Federal government over last 20 years. For the last 10 years, he has been focusing in the Health care space. His passion includes using state of art technology to reduce Health care cost while... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:20pm - 3:20pm EDT
Toronto B
  Tutorials, Blockchain
  • Experience Level Any

1:20pm EDT

Tutorial: How to Run A Cloud-Native Model - Diogenes Rettori, Pivotal
From practices to tools, there are many aspects that make companies ready do be cloud-native. In this presentation, you will hear about the common pieces of a cloud-native toolset as well as proven practices that make you more effective and capable of adapting to market changes and regulatory constraints.

You will get an introduction to Serverless/FaaS, Service Mesh, and Microservices architectures, and why distributed systems mindset is a must have when adopting a cloud-native approach. There will also be short demos of the capabilities presented.

Participants are expected to leave the room more prepared to discuss how they should approach or deepen their investments in a cloud-native model.

Speakers
avatar for Diogenes Rettori

Diogenes Rettori

Pivotal, Marketing Director
Diogenes Rettori is a Marketing Director at Pivotal, responsible for Spring technologies. His background is in software engineering and he's been involved in the containers and Kubernetes space for almost four years. He runs a few meetups such as the Boston Kubernetes Meetup and the... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:20pm - 3:20pm EDT
Toronto A

2:20pm EDT

Working Discussion: Contributing to Open Source - Presented by Scott Nicholas, Senior Director of Strategic Programs, Karen Copenhaver, Counsel, The Linux Foundation, and Chris Aniszczyk, VP, Developer Relations, The Linux Foundation and Co-Founder of the
Important Note: This session will be run under the Chatham House Rule to facilitate discussions between attendees. Sorry, but press may not attend this session.
Presented by Scott Nicholas, Senior Director of Strategic Programs, Karen Copenhaver, Counsel, The Linux Foundation and Chris Aniszczyk, VP Developer Relations at The Linux Foundation and Co-Founder of the TODO Group
Join this session to learn everything you need to know on contributing to open source, including:
  • Building an internal infrastructure to support contributions to the existing project
  • IP Risk management,  copyright assignment, CLA,  DCO  
  • Considerations when choosing to launch a new project/introduction to LF Collaborative Projects
  • How to bring a project into The Linux Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Chris Aniszczyk

Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, Linux Foundation (CNCF)
Chris Aniszczyk is an open source executive and engineer with a passion for building a better world through open collaboration. He's currently a CTO at the Linux Foundation focused on developer relations and running the Open Container Initiative (OCI) / Cloud Native Computing Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Karen Copenhaver

Karen Copenhaver

Legal Counsel, The Linux Foundation
Karen Copenhaver is legal counsel to The Linux Foundation. She was previously a partner in Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP ‘s Business & Technology practice, focusing on technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property, with a specific emphasis on open source business mode... Read More →
avatar for Scott Nicholas

Scott Nicholas

Vice President of Project Formation, Linux Foundation
Scott Nicholas is Vice President of Project Formation for the Linux Foundation. Scott supports the formation and launch of open source, standards, data and other open projects. Scott has set up numerous projects across the technology stack, with launched projects including LF Deep... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:20pm - 3:15pm EDT
Auditorium A

3:20pm EDT

Coffee Break
Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:20pm - 3:40pm EDT
Club Room

3:40pm EDT

Keynote: Welcome Remarks - Jamie Smith, CMO, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

Chief Marketing Officer, The Linux Foundation
Smith served as Special Assistant to and Spokeswoman for President Barack Obama and Deputy White House Press Secretary, Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and General (Ret.) James Clapper. She was also Communications Director... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:40pm - 3:50pm EDT
Auditorium

3:50pm EDT

Keynote: Adapting Kubernetes for Machine Learning Workflows - Ania Musial, Senior Software Engineer & Keith Laban, Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Bloomberg
The Bloomberg Professional Service (aka "the Terminal") provides data, analytics, news, information and communication to professionals in business, finance, government, and philanthropy. Through our internal machine learning platform, Bloomberg is applying advanced AI and GPU-accelerated compute to dozens of domains such as NLP, computer vision, time-series analysis and personalization.

In this talk, we'll discuss how we adapted Kubernetes to support a diverse set of machine learning workloads; how an ecosystem of data connectors enables rich collaboration; how we address multi-tenancy, data security and privacy; and finally, how we support heterogenous compute requirements and hardware acceleration.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Laban

Keith Laban

Senior Software Engineer, Bloomberg
Keith Laban is a senior compute infrastructure engineer at Bloomberg. He works on leveraging Kubernetes as the building blocks of a machine learning platform. Keith has given internal talks at Bloomberg about Kubernetes and building custom controllers (operators). Keith has worked... Read More →
avatar for Ania Musial

Ania Musial

Senior Software Engineer, Bloomberg
Ania Musial is a Senior Software Engineer in the ML Platform team at Bloomberg, focusing on components required for a more robust machine learning model development lifecycle. Previous projects in her 9 year tenure at Bloomberg include building recommendation system infrastructure... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:50pm - 4:10pm EDT
Auditorium

4:10pm EDT

Keynote: Crossing the Chasm with Cloud Native - Cheryl Hung, Director of Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Hung

Cheryl Hung

VP Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Cheryl Hung is VP Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she drives adoption of cloud native infrastructure. As a non-profit under the Linux Foundation, the CNCF hosts open source projects including Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy.She founded the 5000+ strong Cloud... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:10pm - 4:15pm EDT
Auditorium

4:20pm EDT

Keynote: It’s Not Just the Qubits - Bob Sutor, Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research
Speakers
avatar for Bob Sutor

Bob Sutor

Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research
Dr. Bob Sutor is Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem at IBM Research. He is responsible for the IBM Q program leadership for quantum computing education, intellectual property, analyst relations, evangelism, cross-business unit offering integration, the IBM Q Network... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:20pm - 4:40pm EDT
Auditorium

4:40pm EDT

Keynote: Scotiabank: A Technology Company in Financial Services - Yuri Litvinovich, Senior Cloud Engineer, Scotiabank
Speakers
avatar for Yuri Litvinovich

Yuri Litvinovich

Senior Cloud Engineer, Scotiabank
Yuri is a Senior Cloud Engineer at Scotiabank. He's currently part of Platform Organization (PLATO) within the Bank, which performs enterprise modernization program to transform the Bank in a modern technology company in financial services. Yuri has extensive experience in Cloud technologies... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:40pm - 5:00pm EDT
Auditorium

5:15pm EDT

Attendee Reception at the Prince George Ballroom
Enjoy a night on the town Wednesday evening at the Open FinTech Forum Attendee Reception! The reception will take place at the historic Prince George Ballroom where you can join your fellow attendees for great food and drinks, networking and entertainment!

Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:15pm - 8:15pm EDT
Prince George Ballroom 15 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016
 
Thursday, October 11
 

7:30am EDT

Sponsor Showcase
Thursday October 11, 2018 7:30am - 4:00pm EDT
Club Room

7:30am EDT

9:00am EDT

Keynote: Hyperledger State of the Union - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Managing Director for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity, Linux Foundation
Brian Behlendorf is General Manager for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation. In this capacity, Brian leads the Hyperledger open-source enterprise blockchain software initiative as well as Linux Public Health, which builds software and services that assist public... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Auditorium

9:25am EDT

Keynote: AI in the Real World: Today and Tomorrow - Hilary Mason, General Manager for Machine Learning, Cloudera
Speakers
avatar for Hilary Mason

Hilary Mason

General Manager for Machine Learning, Cloudera
Hilary Mason is the General Manager for Machine Learning at Cloudera. Previously, she founded Fast Forward Labs, an applied machine learning research and advisory company, which was acquired by Cloudera in 2017. Hilary is the Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners and is on... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:25am - 9:45am EDT
Auditorium

9:50am EDT

Keynote: Breaking Boundaries - Blockchain as a Catalyst for Social, Environmental and Economic Scale - Sally Eaves, Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Adviser, Forbes Technology Council
Speakers
avatar for Sally Eaves

Sally Eaves

Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Adviser, Forbes Technology Council
Sally Eaves combines a depth of experience as a Chief Technology Officer, Professor of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor, specializing in the application of emergent technologies for business and societal benefit. She works globally with... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:50am - 10:10am EDT
Auditorium

10:15am EDT

Keynote: Robert Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
Speakers
avatar for Robert Palatnick

Robert Palatnick

Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
Robert Palatnick is Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect at DTCC, where he has responsibility for the global IT strategy, architecture, standards and engineering design of the systems and applications that support the firm’s broad range of products and services. In addition... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:15am - 10:35am EDT
Auditorium

10:40am EDT

Coffee Break
Thursday October 11, 2018 10:40am - 11:30am EDT
Club Room

11:30am EDT

Blockchain POC to Production: How and What Gets Us There? - Sophia Wasserman & Tetiana Iakovenko, IBM
Tetiana Iakovenko and Sophia Wasserman are consultants with a technical focus in the IBM Blockchain Studio, Global Business Services. They both have experience working on Proof of Concept and Pilot implementations of blockchain solutions across multiple industries including Finance, Distribution, Insurance, and Healthcare. Today they will speak about projects that proven the unique value of blockchain, what constitutes a successful blockchain project, common pain points, and what they expect enterprise blockchain projects will look like moving forward. The technology behind the solutions will also be discussed with an emphasis on Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Composer, IBM Cloud, and Kubernetes.

Speakers
TI

Tetiana Iakovenko

Managing Blockchain Consultant, IBM
Tetiana is a Managing Consultant in the Blockchain Practice at IBM. She has been the architect for multiple blockchain Pilot and Proof of Concept implementations. Tetiana has served as a speak at Share Conference.
SW

Sophia Wasserman

Developer, IBM
Sophia is a Senior Consultant in the Blockchain Practice of IBM. She has worked on several proof of concept implementations across industries including Finance Post-trade Reconciliation, Distribution Dispute Resolution and Asset Provenance, as well as Food Safety. Sophia leads the... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Auditorium B
  Blockchain

11:30am EDT

Software's Community - Dave Zolotusky, Spotify
We talk about community software and about how companies are adopting it and using it, but we often ignore the community around that software in those conversations. As Spotify has ramped up its use of Kubernetes and other cloud native software, we have also been working on involving ourselves more in the community around that software. Dave will talk about how Spotify is changing its approach and culture around infrastructure to be more open and to be more involved in the infrastructure software community.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Zolutsky

Dave Zolutsky

Software Engineer, Spotify
Dave Zolotusky is a software engineer on Spotify's Infrastructure and Operations team in Stockholm, Sweden. His team builds and maintains the core platform that the rest of Spotify runs on. Before joining Spotify, Dave worked at Amazon Web Services, VMware, and Microsoft.


Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Toronto A

11:30am EDT

Connecting Modern Application Development to the Mainframe with Zowe - John Mertic, Linux Foundation & Goran Begic, CA Technologies
You can't do anything in life without touching a mainframe - banking, healthcare, transportation, and retail all use this technology to as the backbone of their IT infrastructure. Mainframe technology has been designed along four guiding principles of security, availability, performance and scalability; it's presence is established in large enterprises and here to stay.

But, it's a often been a challenge to engage the data processed in these machines. Through the Open Mainframe Project, a new project has been launched to make it easier to connect modern applications and languages to this data.

In this talk, we will overview the technology and showcase how you can get involved in the effort.

Speakers
GB

Goran Begic

Sr. Director, Product Management, CA Technologies
Goran Begic is Sr. Director of Product Management at CA Technologies with focus on adoption of DevOps practices in Enterprise software development. Prior to CA Technologies, Goran was a VP of Product at IMMUNIO (acquired by TrendMicro) and in various product management and product... Read More →
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John Mertic

jmertic@linuxfoundation.org, Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Toronto B

11:30am EDT

Panel Discussion: How to Get to Zero Trust with Open Source - Moderated by Ken Owens, Mastercard
As organizations incrementally shift development from monolithic applications to distributed microservices, security challenges arise. Adopting a “zero trust” model - where you no longer trust anything inside or outside a perimeter to ensure secure connections - is the key to minimizing your risk. This panel will cover how organizations are using open source software tools around identity based access management (SPIFFE, Envoy/LinkerdD, OPA etc.) to get to “zero trust” models.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Haken

Ian Haken

Senior Security Software Engineer, Netflix
Ian Haken is a senior security software engineer at Netflix where he works on the platform security team to develop tools and services that defend the Netflix platform. Before working at Netflix, he spent two years as a security researcher at Coverity where he developed defensive... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Jessup

Andrew Jessup

Recovering Engineer, Scytale
I'm head of product at Scytale, where we're redefining Privileged Access Management for a multi-cloud, micro-services driven world. A significant part of that vision is working to drive the SPIFFE and SPIRE projects to help organisations securely connect un-trusted systems.
WN

Wendy Nather

Director of Advisory CISOs, Duo Security
Wendy Nather is Director of Advisory CISOs at Duo Security. She was previously the Research Director at the Retail ISAC, as well as Research Director of the Information Security Practice at independent analyst firm 451 Research. Wendy led IT security for the EMEA region of the investment... Read More →
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Ken Owens

Vice President Cloud Native Engineering, Mastercard
Ken Owens is Vice President, Cloud Native Engineering at Mastercard. Ken is a technical executive with 20+ years’ experience in architecture, analysis, design, research, and implementation of cloud native patterns, data center and cloud computing infrastructures consisting of SOA... Read More →
avatar for Louis Ryan

Louis Ryan

Principle Engineer, Google
Louis Ryan is a Principal Engineer at Google working on APIs and microservices. Prior to working on Istio he co-authored the GRPC spec and ran the infrastructure that supports Googles consumer facing APIs.
avatar for Torin Sandall

Torin Sandall

VP of Open Source, Styra
Torin Sandall is a co-founder of the Open Policy Agent (OPA) project. Torin has spent 10 years as a software engineer working on large-scale distributed systems projects. Torin is a frequent speaker at events like KubeCon, DockerCon, Velocity, and more. Prior to working on OPA, Torin... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:35pm EDT
Auditorium C

12:05pm EDT

Smart Money Bets on Open Source Adoption in AI/ML Fintech Applications - Laila Paszti, GTC Law Group P.C
AI/ML initiatives in the financial sector are often beset by difficulties, including the handling of large, complex datasets and scale-up, which hinder widespread acceptance. Open source adoption can and foster AI/ML utilization in the finance sector.

This presentation will examine several use cases where open source adoption has allowed companies to benefit from the large sets and varying types of data available in fintech applications (e.g. model risk management and market impact analysis) and to mitigate inefficiencies encountered when programming APIs. This presentation will also provide practical tips for fintech companies embarking on open source adoption including (i) identifying candidate code for open sourcing, (ii) developing a licensing and compliance strategy, and (iii) establishing standardized policies and processes for implementing an open source program.

Speakers
LP

Laila Paszti

Attorney, GTC Law Group P.C
I am currently a lawyer practicing technology law at GTC Law Professional Corp and am also a software applications engineer. I previously held positions at ExxonMobil and Capstone Technology where I designed and implemented machine learning (AI) software solutions to optimize industrial... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 12:05pm - 12:35pm EDT
Auditorium A

12:05pm EDT

When You Shouldn't Use Blockchains - or Smart Contracts - Axel Simon, Red Hat
An industry has built up telling you how perfect blockchains are for pretty much any application you can imagine. Except that they're not, and your business won't fail if you don't shift all of your processes to blockchain within the next six months. There is a need to look beyond the technical excitement and bizdev hype to reality.

This session takes a positive view of blockchain, and will discuss what blockchains and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are useful for, but will concentrate on providing attendees with an understanding of when they are a bad fit for your business, your stakeholders and your processes. The same approach will be taken for smart contracts, with an emphasis on understanding their match - or mismatch - for your business.

Speakers
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Axel Simon

Red Hat
Axel works on blockchains and system security for Red Hat, combining his long-standing interest in free and open source software with distributed protocols and systems, among which the Internet.He has been involved in open source communities for over a decade and is active in helping... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 12:05pm - 12:35pm EDT
Auditorium B
  Blockchain
  • Experience Level Any

12:05pm EDT

A DevOps State of Mind: Continuous Security with Kubernetes - Chris Van Tuin, Red Hat
With the rise of DevOps, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in Enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery for the business. When it comes to adopting containers in the enterprise, Security is the highest adoption barrier. Is your organization ready to address the security risks with containers for your DevOps environment?  In this presentation, you'll learn about:

- Best practices for addressing the top container security risks in a container environment including images, builds, registry, deployment, hosts, network, storage, APIs, monitoring & logging, and federation.
- Automating and integrating security vulnerability management & compliance checking for container images in a DevOps CI/CD pipeline
- Deployment strategies for deploying container security updates including recreate, rolling, blue/green, canary and a/b testing.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Van Tuin

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist, NA West, Red Hat
Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers. He started... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 12:05pm - 12:35pm EDT
Toronto A

12:05pm EDT

Operationalizing Multi-tenancy Support with Kubernetes (It's Not Just About Security) - Paul Sitowitz & Keith Gasser, CapitalOne
Building large distributed software is not easy especially when you must support multiple tenants and each have their own workloads to run and SLAs to meet while compute and storage resources are limited and need to be shared. Careful thought must be given to ensure that resource isolation is obtained to help to address contention concerns. While leveraging the right tools and technology is important, it is not a "Silver Bullet". Ensuring that you properly employ the right features to keep your workloads well managed is critical! Please join Paul and Keith from CapitalOne as they share their experience with using the Open Source Kubernetes container orchestration features like Namespaces, Taints, Tolerations, Affinity/Anti-affinity, Autoscaling, Liveness/Readiness probes, and Role Based Access Control in order to run a well managed, multi-tenant, Cloud based, Fraud Decisioning platform.

Speakers
KG

Keith Gasser

Director, Distinguished Engineer, Capital One
Keith is a Software Engineer specializing in DevOps and Application Security at Capital One currently working on a team which has built a Kubernetes-based streaming and decisioning pipeline for Capital One Bank.
avatar for Paul Sitowitz

Paul Sitowitz

Software Engineering Manager, Capital One
Paul is a Software engineer with Capital One who specializes in container technologies and Kubernetes and is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator and a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer. He is currently supporting a Kubernetes-based fraud decisioning platform and is the Creator/Lead... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 12:05pm - 12:35pm EDT
Toronto B

12:35pm EDT

Lunch
Thursday October 11, 2018 12:35pm - 1:40pm EDT
Zurich & Club Room

1:40pm EDT

Implementing SaaS on Kubernetes - Michael Knapp & Andrew Gao, Capital One
Let's say you have multiple tech teams that need to run isolated custom applications on a Kubernetes cluster, but few of them have any experience creating and administrating a Kubernetes cluster. It helps to have a Kubernetes platform team that provides SaaS solutions to tenants on their cluster in order to address and support these needs. The tenants need to be isolated from each other, and constrained in their resources. They must not have direct access to Kubernetes, and in fact don't even need to know that Kubernetes is hosting their applications! This poses several tech challenges. In this presentation Michael explains how Capital One is enabling tenants of their Kubernetes cluster to control their applications by providing them with SaaS solutions. He will discuss how to develop custom Kubernetes controllers, custom APIs for tenants, and the CLI that interacts with them.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Gao

Andrew Gao

Software Engineer, Capital One
Andrew is a Software Engineer with a focus in the real-time fraud decisioning space. Most recently Andrew has been working with his team to create a multi-tenant Kubernetes-based platform to handle all the fraud models for Capital One Bank. Outside of work Andrew is passionate about... Read More →
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Michael Knapp

Senior Software Engineer, Capital One


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:40pm - 2:10pm EDT
Toronto A

1:40pm EDT

The Reality of Quantum Computing: Now and In the Future - Christoph Lameter, Jump Trading LLC
A survey of existing approaches to Quantum Computing and their usefulness to current issues in the financial industry and an outlook to the future giving an estimate as to when competitive approaches to help solve issue may emerge from this direction of investigation.

Speakers
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Christoph H Lameter

Universalist specializing in Computer Science, None
Christoph Lameter retired in January 2020 from High Frequency Trading company in Chicago where he was working as a Team Lead in research and development until the end of January 2020. He was responsible for the R&D on new HPC and HFT hardware and to bring new vendors online as well... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:40pm - 2:10pm EDT
Toronto B

1:40pm EDT

Panel Discussion: Personalized or Too Personal? How AI and Deep Learning can Create Value-Driven Consumer Experiences - Moderated by Derrick Harris, ARCHITECHT
Consumers expect companies in the entertainment, retail, and other sectors to understand their wants and needs, but also worry about privacy. AI and deep learning is making recommendation engines more accurate than ever and enabling companies to create personalized experiences, but where do you draw the line? How much data are consumers willing to give up – and should they give up – in exchange for better services and products? How can open source software help drive continued innovation around AI and deep learning for personalization?

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Derrick

Founder and Editor, ARCHITECHT
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Jeanne Jang

VP, Head of Innovation Lab, E*TRADE
avatar for Gary Kazantsev

Gary Kazantsev

Head of Machine Learning Engineering, Bloomberg
Gary Kazantsev is the Head of Machine Learning Engineering at Bloomberg, leading projects at the intersection of computational linguistics, machine learning and finance such as sentiment analysis, market impact indicators, statistical text classification, social media analytics, question... Read More →
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Panna Pavangadkar

Global Head Engineering - Data, Messaging and Middleware Platform, Bank of America
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Baruch Spier

Senior Product Manager, Applied AI, Comcast
For the past three years, I have worked as a product manager with Comcast’s Applied AI team. Specifically, I manage computer vision and machine learning based products for Xfinity Video and Xfinity Home Security customers.


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:40pm - 2:45pm EDT
Auditorium A

1:40pm EDT

Panel Discussion: Distributed Ledger Technology Deployments & Use Cases in Financial Services - Moderated by Robert Hackett, Fortune Magazine
The past year has been instructive in shedding light on the future trajectory of the Blockchain technology. During this session we will explore the current state of play with blockchain in financial services, looking at the challenges and opportunities of implementing the technology, and examining a number of use cases, proofs of concepts and late stage deployments that are already under way.

Speakers
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Jesse Chenard

CEO, MonetaGo
Jesse Chenard is a technology entrepreneur and investor with a host of start-ups and exits under his belt including Tremor (NYSE: TRMR) and Image Space Media. Jesse has been focused on using blockchain technology to solve real-world problems since founding MonetaGo in 2014. Earlier... Read More →
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Umar Farooq

Head of Blockchain Initiatives, Corp. and Investment Bank, JP Morgan
Umar Farooq is the head of blockchain for the corporate and investment bank (CIB). He is also the head of digital Channels, analytics and innovation for treasury services. Prior to his current role, Umar was head of CIB Fintech and the CFO responsible for financial oversight and business... Read More →
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Robert Hackett

Reporter, Fortune Magazine
Moderator of panel. Robert reports on the intersections between science, technology and business.
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Hanna Zubko

CEO, IntellectEU
Hanna Zubko has over 10 years of experience in technology for the financial services industry. She is the founder of IntellectEU, an integration and development company, a founding member of Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project created to advance Blockchain Technology. Since... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:40pm - 2:45pm EDT
Auditorium B
  Blockchain

1:40pm EDT

Panel Discussion: The Resurgence of Mainframe in Modern Industry: insights from Key Executives on the Futures of this Cornerstone Technology - Moderated by Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity
The modern mainframe is touted as the core of trusted digital experiences and operates in some of the largest and most demanding computing environments in the world. From the days of the System/360 in the mid 1960’s through to the modern mainframe of the z14 the systems have been designed along four guiding principles of security, availability, performance and scalability. From banking, to retail, to healthcare, The modern mainframe is a platform for mission critical apps and blockchain – where fast data access, transactional scale, and the highest level of trust are required.

In this panel session, you'll hear perspectives of key executives in the mainframe space on the current and future of the mainframe, as well as how open source technology is driving growth and cementing mainframe as a sustainable infrastructure choice for decades to come.

Speakers
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Alan Clark

Office of the CTO, Emerging Technologies, SUSE
Alan Clark, a member of the SUSE CTO Office, is an experienced industry, corporate leader, open source advocate and strategy adviser for new industry initiatives and open source. He helps foster the creation, growth, awareness and adoption of open source and open standards as an industry... Read More →
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Calista Redmond

Vice President, IBM Z Ecosystem, IBM
Calista is Vice President of IBM Z Ecosystem at IBM, leading strategic relationships across software vendors, system integrators, business partners, developer communities, and broader engagement across the industry. Focus areas include execution of commercialization strategies, technical... Read More →
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Leonard Santalucia

Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager, Vicom Infinity
Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, Inc, the Chairperson for the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project, a member of the IBM Z Academic Initiative advocate leadership... Read More →
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Andy Youniss

President & CEO, Rocket Software
Andy Youniss co-founded Rocket Software in 1990 and continues to be the company's main driving force. Andy successfully established and actively manages Rocket's largest OEM partnerships and is guiding the company's growth through technology investments, acquisitions, new product... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:40pm - 2:45pm EDT
Auditorium C

2:15pm EDT

Building a Banking Platform on Open Source & Containers to Achieve a Cloud Native Platform - Jason Poley, Barclays
Building a Banking Platform on Open Source & Containers to achieve a cloud native platform.  Our journey toward the public cloud hinges upon key open source technologies

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Jason

Distinguished Engineer / Cloud Architect, Barclays
Jason Poley is a Distinguished Engineer in Group CTO Office @ Barclays. A Passionate Technologist working in the financial services space since 2002 and at Barclays since 2015.Specializes in Cloud Native, Containers and DevSecOps.   Avid football fan and Liverpool supporter... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Toronto A

2:15pm EDT

The Challenges of Testing In Network CI/CD Pipelines - Anthony Miloslavsky, Cumulus Networks
As the idea of treating your infrastructure as code (via CI/CD) becomes more and more popular in the networking space, the testing and validation best practices that are present in traditional software development pipelines are often left out of the conversation. The idea of testing your code in a "dev/qa/staging/production" progression that is part of software pipelines, does not have a straightforward 1:1 mapping into network infrastructure pipelines. After discussing these various challenges and reasons for those challenges, Anthony Miloslavsky will dive into the ways you can integrate testing into these pipelines today. Starting from static one-off post change checkouts, to automated reusable post change checkouts, and ending with incorporating network simulation into your pipelines to achieve pre and post change testing.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Miloslavsky

Anthony Miloslavsky

Systems Engineer, Cumulus Networks
Anthony Miloslavsky has spent the last 15 years in the technology industry focusing on various aspects of network engineering and architecture. After multiple stints in financial services doing traditional networking, his recent focus has been on all things cloud and automation. He... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Toronto B

2:50pm EDT

Will HAL Open the Pod Bay Doors? An (Enterprise FI) Decisioning Platform Leveraging Machine Learning - Sumit Daryani & Niraj Tank, Capital One
In this session, Niraj and Sumit from Capital One demonstrate their work on building a real-time, streaming platform supporting a variety of decisioning applications, and talk about their journey on how the platform and tools evolved to support low latency, high throughput, scalable and fault-tolerant applications leveraging open source technologies deployed using Kubernetes container orchestration at AWS. They provide a step-by-step walkthrough of a reference solution to create, collect and process fast data streams using Apache projects NiFi, Kafka, and Flink etc. Different tools and other key components will be outlined including, automated delivery pipelines, ML model performance monitors, business dashboards and sensitive data protection. Along with the tech stack, they share tips on leveraging cloud provider resources, resulting in a more adaptable architecture and infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Sumit Daryani

Sumit Daryani

Manager/ Architect Software Engineering, Capital One
Sumit Daryani is a software engineering manager and architect at Capital One. He works on a real-time machine learning decision platform to protect its banking platform and foster quick decisions to support the fraud strategy. Previously, Sumit was a full-stack engineer on a diverse... Read More →
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Niraj Tank

Sr Manager, Software Engineering, Capital One
Niraj is a Sr. Mgr, Software Engineer at Capital One currently working on a team which has built a fast data streaming and decisioning platform for Capital One Bank. Niraj has been an engineer for past 21 years, his diverse experience ranges from developing products for startups to... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm EDT
Auditorium A

2:50pm EDT

DLT Application for Letter of Credit Transaction Platform - Yong Liang, Pactera
The Letter of Credit (LOC) transaction process is a difficult one to automate due to the sheer number of network participants involved. Bank handling LOC wants to offer them to a wider range of clients. Currently constrained by costs and time to execute. We leverage the DLT and smart contract technology, build a automated LOC transaction platform which significantly reduce the transaction time from weeks to hours.

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Yong Liang

AVP, Pactera
Yong has 20+ years of professional experience in the IT industry of experience in Identity, Security, IoT and BI area. He has successfully delivered many IT business transformation programs to the global customers. Through association with the stakeholders, influencers and globally... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm EDT
Auditorium B
  Blockchain

2:50pm EDT

Building a Fintech Startup on Cloud Native Technology - Kasper Nissen & Thomas Bogh Fangel, Lunar Way
At Lunar Way we strongly believe in Cloud Native technology as a differentiator when challenging the established. Infrastructure technologies such as Kubernetes let us move fast. In this talk, Kasper and Thomas will describe how we build our tech at Lunar Way, a fintech banking solution in Scandinavia, with open source and Cloud Native technologies as its core. Lunar Way has been running Kubernetes in production for 1.5 years. On top of Kubernetes we run a rich microservice architecture based on reactive and asynchronous patterns. Kasper and Thomas will take you on a journey on how it is to build a fintech company on these values, both the good and the bad.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Bøgh Fangel

Thomas Bøgh Fangel

Senior Software Architect, Lunar Way
Thomas holds a Master degree in mathematics and has been working in IT industry for 10+ years implementing distributed systems in Java, Scala, Node and Go. Thomas has been working at Lunar Way since June 2016. Thomas enjoys sharing his and Lunar Way’s experiences being a frontrunner... Read More →
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Kasper Nissen

Lunar, Site Reliability Engineer
Kasper is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador and organizes meetups in Denmark. He works as a Site Reliability Engineer at Lunar, previously worked as a DevOps & Infrastructure Consultant at LEGO. Kasper wrote his master thesis, “KubeCloud - A Small Scale Cloud Computing... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm EDT
Auditorium C

2:50pm EDT

Practical Lessons from Thee Years Leading an Innovation Lab: Building Cloud Native Financial Micro-services with Kubernetes - Elton de Souza & Kavita Sehgal, IBM
With constant competition for the next big innovative service, development agility and time-to-market are key metrics that define a modern financial instructions success. While regular product teams focus on delivering tactical solutions, a new type of team has emerged - “The Innovation Lab”, that focuses on strategic solutions that differentiate the institution from the rest. The presenter will distill best practices from 3 years of experience running Innovation Labs and will dive into use-cases in the financial industry involving:

1. modernizing monolithic code to container based micro services
2. extending existing Core Banking with Kubernetes based scalable and resilient banking micro-services. 
3. using high throughput, low latency OSS databases, and analytics to build fraud detection systems in the financial sector
Special focus will be given to security.

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Kavita Sehgal

Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Private on z, IBM
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Elton de Souza

Chief Architect, Innovation Lab, IBM
Elton de Souza leads two Innovation Labs at IBM that focus on implementing open source based technology in the financial, insurance, retail, federal and automotive industries. His team works on app servers, message queues, analytics, blockchain and database workloads on an enterprise-grade... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm EDT
Toronto A

2:50pm EDT

Three Cs to an Open Source Program Office - Justin Rackliffe, Fidelity Investments
When we are trying to formalize our organizational strategy around using and participating in open source we may need to dedicate resources. What can be challenging is how we communicate the need and motivation around that commitment. Justin Rackliffe has found a few points that have helped him communicate his value to technical and non-technical partners around the organization.

Compliance - How do we meet our corporate responsibilities based around internal policies and practices with an emphasis on automation and minimal bureaucracy.
Community - How can we work across silos internally and externally to scale our efforts that focus on customer value
Character - How is Fidelity perceived in the open source community and how can we increase our visibility with direct investment in consortia that help make us successful.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Rackliffe

Justin Rackliffe

Director, Development Lifecycle Engineering, Fidelity Investments
Modernizing open collaboration to decrease bureaucracy, increase compliance, and generally improve the developer experience. This includes tools to expedite analysis of work, but critically education around helping our development teams make informed and accountable decisions OFTF19... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm EDT
Toronto B

3:20pm EDT

Coffee Break
Thursday October 11, 2018 3:20pm - 3:50pm EDT
Club Room

3:50pm EDT

Using Text Mining and Machine Learning to Enhance the Credit Risk Assessment Process - Bruce Brenkus, Spotcap
In this presentation, Bruce Brenkus, Chief Risk Officer at Spotcap will provide insight into the fintech lender’s approach to credit risk assessment using text mining and machine learning. Combining tried and tested credit assessment principles with innovative technology, machine learning credit models and skilled human analysts offers a more efficient take on business loans. Spotcap’s proprietary credit algorithm uses numerical bank account data, amongst other input, and blends in different text mining techniques to learn from transactions descriptions.

Bruce will discuss text mining and other advanced techniques, such as hierarchical clustering and ngrams, which in turn can be used to identify red flags and to develop new attributes in the modeling processes. He will also cover how to convert unstructured bank account data into a form of variables enabling users to derive meaningful insights.

Speakers
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Bruce Brenkus

Chief Risk Officer, Spotcap
Bruce has more than 30 years of financial services experience. He has held senior positions with a number of major banks including Wells Fargo Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, as well as innovative fintech businesses including Better Finance (SmartBiz) and now Spotcap. In... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm EDT
Auditorium A

3:50pm EDT

Enterprise Blockchain Adoption - Trends and Predictions - Saurabh Gupta, HfS Research
Distributed ledger technologies, including blockchain, promises to fundamentally change and disrupt business models, potentially as significantly as the internet itself.

HfS recognizes blockchain as a Horizon 3 change agent for digital operations – with significant value potential but still nascent for mainstream adoption.

This session investigates the blockchain space to provide a comprehensive and foundational analysis of the blockchain solutions and services market for enterprises.

The session analyzes the relative adoption of blockchain services across all industries and use cases.

The session will be based on HfS Research proprietary data across 20+ leading service providers and 200+ client engagements.

The session will also cover market trends, value proposition and challenges, and predictions for enterprise blockchain services.

Speakers
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Saurabh Gupta

Chief Strategy Officer, HfS Research
Saurabh Gupta is Chief Strategy Officer at HfS. He oversees HfS’ global research function managing the global team of analysts across US, Europe, and Asia-Pac. Saurabh is responsible for setting the strategic research focus and agenda for HfS Research, understanding and predicting... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm EDT
Auditorium B
  Blockchain

3:50pm EDT

An Open Source Approach to Paying Off the Infrastructure Technical Debt Blocking the Path to Cloud - Evan Bauer, OpStack
For many organizations, the drag of legacy infrastructure and operational technical debt consumes the resources needed to make the jump to the cloud and cloud-native technologies.  In this session, we will look at a proven open approach to paying off that technical debt while creating the operational and technical underpinnings to securely and cost-effectively add cloud and cloud-native capabilities to your technology portfolio.


Speakers
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Evan Bauer

CEO, OpStack
Evan Bauer is the founder and CEO of OpStack.  He has extensive experience in the architecture, design, development, and operation of effective, performant, secure, and compliant mission-critical systems.  Most recently, Evan served as Executive Director and Group Head for Technology... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm EDT
Auditorium C

3:50pm EDT

Moov ACH: A Cloud Native ACH Gateway - Wade Arnold, moov
Fintech companies and financial institutions of all sizes are leveraging open source to provide RESTful ACH (automated clearing house) API services to customers without the complexity of understanding the NACHA file specification. Moov ACH is an open source ACH gateway written in GoLang and run in containers on Kuberentes. Designed as a cloud-native building block for scalable financial applications.

Speakers
avatar for Wade Arnold

Wade Arnold

Technical Evangalist, moov
Currently focused on moving the boundaries of banking. Financial institutions and fintechs are still trying to address their growing digital-only customer segments in traditional ways. The next big step for banking is to build upon open technologies that deliver exactly what a user... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm EDT
Toronto A

3:50pm EDT

Why Two Sigma Contributes to Open Source - Julia Meinwald, Two Sigma
The presentation will explain why Two Sigma, a company in a space notorious for protecting IP, thinks it's important to contribute to the open source community. Julia will talk about the evolution of Two Sigma's thinking and policies over the past five years, and make a case for why other companies should make a commitment to the open source ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Meinwald

Julia Meinwald

Open Source Coordinator, Two Sigma
Julia is an open source project manager at Two Sigma Investments. Her background is in music, but she’s been learning more about technology and scientific computing ever since she joined Two Sigma in the spring of 2010. She’s enjoyed every step of her quest to learn more about... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm EDT
Toronto B

4:25pm EDT

Making Time Series Data Intelligent and Actionable - Yaron Haviv, Iguazio
In most fin-tech applications, time series data feeds real-time dashboards or triggers alerts. Up until now, most enterprises have settled for a reactive approach using traditional time series databases to visualize current trends and run batch analysis after the fact. However, to truly maximize the value of data, businesses must be proactive, generating sophisticated predictions and real-time actions. Yaron Haviv will explain how to realize this vision by extending Prometheus for real-time time series and multivariant analysis, advanced AI algorithms, interactive dashboards and automated actions. He will introduce an in-depth review of an elastic cloud native architecture and demonstrate how it can facilitate the most time-sensitive fintech applications including trading infrastructure monitoring, tick data analysis, risk management and trading surveillance.

Speakers
avatar for Yaron Haviv

Yaron Haviv

CTO, Iguazio
Yaron Haviv is a serial entrepreneur who has deep technological experience in the fields of ML, big data, cloud, storage and networking. Prior to Iguazio, Yaron was the Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at Mellanox, where he led technology innovation, software development and... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 4:25pm - 4:55pm EDT
Auditorium A

4:25pm EDT

Blockchain Based Compliance Management System - Ashish Jadhav & Nitin Agarwal, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited
I recently led the migration of our traditional compliance management system to the Blockchain based Compliance platform. Actually compliance management system helps managing legal and statutory compliances by configuring and monitoring compliance tasks across Organizations. It helps organizations effectively audit processes to ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations.

Blockchain based Compliance system helped us to maintain legal and statutory compliances in verifiable, safe and secure manner. My company was able to increase governance and controls for regulatory compliance across group of companies.

It provided us benefit of tamper-proof audit trails for administrative and regulatory auditors and also ensuring Data security of critical information.

Speakers
avatar for Nitin Agarwal

Nitin Agarwal

Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited
Nitin Agarwal has been associated working in the area of Digital Identity for last decade. He was part of world's largest Digital Identity project "Aadhaar" by Government of India. He has worked with Accenture and United Nations as National Expert on various eGovernance initiatives... Read More →
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Ashish Jadhav

Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited
Ashish Jadhav is a Vice President of Integrated Systems Organization with Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Which is largest 4G network in India and World's Largest Data Network which offers high speed mobile internet connection & an engaging digital ecosystem for a seamless digital... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 4:25pm - 4:55pm EDT
Auditorium B
  Blockchain

4:25pm EDT

Compliance Automation for Containerized Services - Andre Pitanga, Red Hat
Contaneirization, along with the microservices architecture patterns it facilitates, are bringing greater agility, and scale, than ever before. But securing these Cloud Native services becomes prohibitive without compliance automation built into the different phases of development and release.

This session will provide attendees with relevant and actionable information from the field and point the way towards tools, processes and approaches that are allowing organizations to actually increase compliance for both new and legacy systems.

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Andre Pitanga

Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat
Andre collaborated with and delivered projects for some of the world's most technically advanced Financial Service Industry organizations, including many of the largest investment banks. Focused on bringing the benefits of participation in the Open Source ecosystem to highly regulated... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 4:25pm - 4:55pm EDT
Toronto A

4:25pm EDT

ODPi Open Data Governance: Simplifying Regulatory Challenges of Data Management - John Mertic, ODPi, The Linux Foundation & Ernie Ostic, IBM
Governance and data privacy have been top-line concerns in 2018, as use of data intensive applications continues to rise. The solution to the evolving data challenge is a tricky one, as regulatory challenges of data management present great "unknowns" of GDPR compliance. Explore the benefits of a vendor-neutral approach to data governance and the need for an open metadata standard.

Attendees will learn how to improve data management capabilities through an open and integrated ecosystem. Explore common standards and tools for managing metadata, compliance, GDPR, data catalogs & governance—with real examples of ING, IBM, Hortonworks, and other companies delivering solutions to this challenge as an open source initiative. Tackle the data governance challenge with metadata, a consistent view across a large heterogeneous ecosystem, and collaboration with ODPi’s active open source community.

Speakers
avatar for John Mertic

John Mertic

jmertic@linuxfoundation.org, Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →
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Ernie Ostic

Information Governance Specialist, IBM


Thursday October 11, 2018 4:25pm - 4:55pm EDT
Toronto B

4:25pm EDT

Panel Discussion: Real-World Kubernetes Use Cases in Financial Services: Lessons Learned from Capital One, BlackRock and Bloomberg - Moderated by Ron Miller, TechCrunch
This panel, moderated by veteran technology reporter Ron Miller of TechCrunch, will feature real-world success stories from Capital One, BlackRock and Bloomberg, which have implemented containers, Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies. Senior IT leaders from each of these organizations will discuss:

- Their innovative approaches to using Kubernetes, and the business benefits they have experienced.
- Insights into their company's IT environment and cloud native implementations.
- The open source technologies that have impacted their businesses, and how other companies can adopt similar strategies to drive innovation across the industry.

This interactive discussion and Q&A will provide a unique opportunity to learn valuable lessons from the successes of some of today’s most established financial services businesses using cutting-edge cloud and open source technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Bower

Steven Bower

Data and Analytics Infrastructure Lead, Bloomberg
Over my years working with computers/software I have had time to absorb many different aspects of the industry. From doing routine hardware maintenance and support to developing large-scale search systems and everything else in between. I find search and information retrieval problems... Read More →
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Michael Francis

Managing Director, BlackRock
Michael is the Managing Director and Head of Core Data within BlackRock’s Aladdin Product Group. The Core Data Team works across the firm to ensure a highly integrated data and tools strategy helping BlackRock lead the industry in using data and technology to drive decision making... Read More →
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Cheryl Hung

VP Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Cheryl Hung is VP Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she drives adoption of cloud native infrastructure. As a non-profit under the Linux Foundation, the CNCF hosts open source projects including Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy.She founded the 5000+ strong Cloud... Read More →
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Ron Miller

Enterprise reporter, TechCrunch
Moderator: Ron Miller is enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. He has been a Freelance Technology Journalist since 1998. In addition, he is Contributing Editor at EContent Magazine where he writes the Media Redux column and is a regular contributor at Digital Content Next. He helped... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Odom

Jeffrey Odom

Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Capital One
Jeffrey leads the Decisioning and Machine Learning platform within Capital One's Retail and Direct Banking line of business. He and his team enable data scientists, fraud analysts, and other groups requiring decisioning at scale across a wide variety of workloads and technologies... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 4:25pm - 5:30pm EDT
Auditorium C

5:00pm EDT

Build Machine Learning Stack on Kubernetes - Atin Soon & Sahdev Zala, IBM
Kubernetes has quickly become the hybrid solution for deploying complicated workloads anywhere. While it started with just stateless services, customers have begun to move complex workloads to the platform. One of the fastest growing use cases is to use Kubernetes as a platform to run machine learnings apps.

Building any production-ready machine learning system involves various vendors and hand-rolled solutions. Connecting and managing these services for even moderately sophisticated setups introduces huge barriers of complexity in adopting machine learning. Infrastructure engineers will often spend a significant amount of time.

New open source projects like KubeFlow and Fabric for Deep Learning (FfDL) are dedicated to making using ML stacks on Kubernetes easy, fast and extensible. Learn in this sessions, how to build ML stake on Kubernetes with these projects.

Speakers
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Atin Soon

Technical Lead, IBM Watson Studio
Atin Sood is a technical lead at IBM's Watson Studio. For the last 10+ years, Atin has been leading technical teams across IBM focusing on scalable distributed systems and scalable machine learning problems.
avatar for Sahdev P. Zala

Sahdev P. Zala

Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Sahdev P. Zala is a senior software engineer and open source developer at IBM. He is a CNCF etcd project maintainer, Kubernetes contributor and co-lead of Kubernetes Provider IBM Cloud. Previously, Sahdev was a core contributor in OpenStack and a Technical Committee member of OASIS... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Auditorium A

5:00pm EDT

Did I Say Anonymity? I Meant Fungibility - Axel Simon, Red Hat
If you want to have a currency, you want to have a fungible currency, that is to say, one where each coin can be used in place of any other. The same thing goes for a blockchain-based cryptocurrency. In practice, fungibility means that your blockchain must be able to manage tokens that can change hands without revealing who sent them, who received them or even how many were exchanged, all while guaranteeing that these unknown quantities exchanged by unknown entities were the right ones and not fraudulent ones.

Anonymity, while maintaining trust, is a tall order.

In this talk, we will look at the landscape of blockchain anonymization techniques and where these might be of interest beyond cryptocurrencies, in permissioned blockchains for instance.

Speakers
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Axel Simon

Red Hat
Axel works on blockchains and system security for Red Hat, combining his long-standing interest in free and open source software with distributed protocols and systems, among which the Internet.He has been involved in open source communities for over a decade and is active in helping... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Auditorium B

5:00pm EDT

Kubernetes Production Patterns: Keeping Hundreds of Clusters Compliant and Indestructible - Ev Kontsevoy & Abraham Ingersoll, Gravitational Inc
Ev Kontsevoy explains how to run complex Kubernetes applications in environments that aren't under the developer's direct control, such as 3rd party cloud accounts, scary basements ruled by ruthless InfoSec teams or even air-gapped environments (!) like isolated server rooms, cruise ships, oil rigs and other environments hostile to the traditional DevOps model.

If you need the same simple deployment and operational model for your application(s) regardless of either they run on your company's AWS account or in the basement of Federal Reserve, this talk is for you.

Covered topics include remote access, single-file snapshot-based cluster deployments, in-place upgrades, ensuring compliance and making clusters autonomous and maintenance-free as possible.

Speakers
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Abraham Ingersoll

VP of Solutions Engineering, Gravitational
Abe helped build and rebuild (and rebuild again) distributed clusters of pristine virtue and glorious complexity at companies such as Ticketmaster, Betfair UK (FanDuel) and Tigerlead (Realtor.com) -- systems that have mostly been forgotten or destroyed by entropy. Today, as VP of Solutions Engineering for Gravitational, he leads wayward technology teams across the chasm between procedural scripts and declarative APIs with the open-source ssh+kubectl bastion project called Te... Read More →
avatar for Ev Kontsevoy

Ev Kontsevoy

CEO, Gravitational Inc
Ev was the co-founder and CEO of Mailgun, one of the first email gateway service providers. After a successful acquisition by Rackspace, he joined the cloud product team where he launched "OnMetal" - the bare-metal-via-API offering that eventually became the backbone of OpenStack... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Toronto A

5:00pm EDT

From Request to ROI - Tracking your Company’s Investment in Open Source & Compliance - Krista Khare & David Grizzanti, Comcast
How many open source requests do you receive in a year? What are the key checkpoints pre-approval? What is the turnaround time from request date to launch date? And once launched, how do you measure the health of your open source projects? At Comcast, we want to build, grow, and sustain useful software for the community. One of the ways we can do this is by tracking requests and measuring the health of open source projects we release or contribute to. This talk covers the journey from initial open source request to measuring success for open source projects at Comcast, including important stops along the way such as a security checkpoint.

Speakers
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David Grizzanti

Principal Software Engineer, Comcast
David Grizzanti is a principal software engineer at Comcast, where he oversees the development of multitenant software platforms that support tens of millions of customers across North America. David has more than 10 years of software experience. His general areas of interests include... Read More →
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Krista Khare

Open Source Compliance and Delivery Manager, Comcast
Krista Khare is a Program Manager with Comcast’s Open Source Practice and has been with Comcast since early 2017. In her role, Krista helps engineers to open source their software and also acts as a consultant on open source compliance. She enjoys launching and managing early-stage... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Toronto B