Speakers


John Willis

DevOps Handbook

John Willis is Vice President of DevOps and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJ Technologies he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is co-author of the “DevOps Handbook” and the upcoming Beyond the Phoenix Project. The best way to reach John is through his twitter handle @botchagalupe.

Session: Devops in a Serverless World

Devops is about creating a cultures of high performance organizations. The principles are universal regardless of infrastructure choices. In this presentation we will look at the Devops best practices and how they manifest in a serverless environment.


Adrian Hornsby

AWS

Half French/English living in Finland for 15 years, climber, musician, amateur photograph, all this wrapped together into a Technical Evangelist working with AWS and passionate about everything cloud. Adrian has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, having worked as a software and system engineer, backend, web and mobile developer and part of DevOps teams where his focus has been on cloud infrastructure and site reliability, writing application software, deploying servers and managing large scale architectures. Today, Adrian tends to get super excited by AI and IoT, and especially in the convergence of both technologies.

Session: Developing Sophisticated Serverless Applications with AI

At Amazon, we’ve been investing deeply in artificial intelligence for over 20 years, and many of the capabilities customers experience are driven by machine learning. Amazon.com’s recommendations engine, our supply chain, forecasting, and capacity planning are all informed by machine learning algorithms. Alexa is fueled by Natural Language Understanding and Automated Speech Recognition deep learning; as is our drone initiative, Prime Air, and our new retail experience, Amazon Go. Within AWS, we’re focused on bringing that knowledge and capability to you. Serverless computing is the prime candidate to leverage all that power since it allows developers to build powerful applications without worrying about managing and operating complex infrastructure, saving time and lowering risks. In this talk, I will walk through artificial intelligence at Amazon and explain how developers can leverage it to start building sophisticated serverless applications on AWS. Demos guarantee!


Amit Gupta

Oracle

Amit is a senior software development manager at Oracle and has around 13 years of experience managing the middleware products (e.g: Proxy Servers, Web servers, load balancers) and the cloud infrastructure projects, including Cloud Foundry, microservices platform. As a developer, Amit worked primarily on the development of middleware products and had also got an opportunity to contribute to some of the open source projects including collectd.

Session: Democratizing Serverless—The Open Source Fn Project

Serverless computing is one of the hottest trends in software second only to containers. But most serverless function platforms suffer from vendor lock-in and a poor developer experience. Ideally, companies should be able to run their functions on any cloud choosing the one that offers the best value with the knowledge that they could change providers if need be. Developers should be able to build and test on their laptops knowing that the functions platform they’re developing on locally is same platform that’s running in the cloud—not some approximation or emulation. The purpose of the recently announced Fn project is to respond to these needs and to deliver an open source Apache 2.0 licensed functions platform that can run anywhere: laptop, server, cloud. In this session we’ll introduce Fn, its polyglot function support, and its Docker-based architecture that allows it to run on any platform and with any scheduler including Kubernetes, Mesos, and Swarm.


Anand Gothe

Prowareness

He is principal architect at Prowareness, Bangalore.

Session: Panel Moderator for discussion on Serverless


Arvind Srinivasan

Oracle

Arvind has over 20 years of work experience in the software industry and currently works in the Cloud organization in Oracle. His contributions to Oracle include technical leadership roles in several of Oracle's middleware products - Oracle Traffic Director, Oracle iPlanet Web Server, Oracle iPlanet Proxy Server, application server and more recently in components for Oracle's Public Cloud offering.

Session: Democratizing Serverless—The Open Source Fn Project

Serverless computing is one of the hottest trends in software second only to containers. But most serverless function platforms suffer from vendor lock-in and a poor developer experience. Ideally, companies should be able to run their functions on any cloud choosing the one that offers the best value with the knowledge that they could change providers if need be. Developers should be able to build and test on their laptops knowing that the functions platform they’re developing on locally is same platform that’s running in the cloud—not some approximation or emulation. The purpose of the recently announced Fn project is to respond to these needs and to deliver an open source Apache 2.0 licensed functions platform that can run anywhere: laptop, server, cloud. In this session we’ll introduce Fn, its polyglot function support, and its Docker-based architecture that allows it to run on any platform and with any scheduler including Kubernetes, Mesos, and Swarm.


Dave Kerr

McKinsey

Dave Kerr is a technology consultant for McKinsey & Company. He's worked across the world with diverse engineering teams, helping people write better software and companies build a better place for awesome engineers to work. Dave is a passionate geek who loves coding, devops, writing and coaching. When he can get away from his computer, he loves anything outdoors.

Session: Build a Chatbot in 10 minutes

In this presentation I'll show you how to use Amazon Lambda and Lex to build a working chatbot in just a few minutes. No prior experience is required, you'll see how to use a simple starter kit built by myself and a friend to rapidly set up a bot. This is a great way to get your hands dirty with serverless programming on the AWS platform, and have some fun writing a bot!


Krishna Kumar

Huawei

Krishna Kumar is a Technology Leader in Cloud and various Data Center technologies with 20 years’ of experience working almost 15 years at San Francisco Bay area. Currently he is holding the position of Chief Architect Cloud, Huawei India and leading a team developing cloud platforms and solutions for enterprise customers. His technology specialisation includes IaaS, PaaS, and several Big Data stacks.

Krishna is a Senior Member in IEEE & ACM as well as Fellow in IETE New Delhi. He is very active in open source community, organiser of Bangalore Cloud Native user groups and has presented papers in several international conferences. He is one of the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) Ambassador worldwide. Also he is a vice-Chair of CCICI (Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India) cloud capacity building workgroup.

Session: Kubernetes Serverless Frameworks - An Implementation Story

Serverless frameworks are changing the way we do computing. In open source container world, Kubernetes is playing a pivotal role in manifesting this. This presentation will go deep into various features of Kubernetes to create serverless functions.

Also includes a comparative study of various serverless frameworks such as Kubeless, Fission and Funktion are available in open source world. Will conclude with an implementation demo and some real world use cases.


Madhu Akula

Appsecco

Madhu is a security ninja, security and devops researcher with extensive experience in the industry ranging from client facing assignments building scalable and secure infrastructure, to publishing industry leading research to running training sessions for companies and governments alike.

Madhu’s research papers are frequently selected for major security industry conferences including Defcon 24, All Day DevOps, DevSecCon, DevOpsDays India, ToorCon, DefCamp, SkydogCon and NolaCon. Madhu was a keynote speaker for the National Cyber Security conference at Dayananda Sagar College in Feb 2016.

When he’s not working with Appsecco’s clients or speaking at events he’s actively involved in researching vulnerabilities in open source products/platforms such as WordPress, Ntop, Opendocman etc. and is also a contributing bug hunter with Code Vigilant (a project to Secure Open Source Software). His research has identified many vulnerabilities in over 200 organisations including US Department of Homeland Security, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Adobe, LinkedIn, Ebay, At&t, Blackberry, Cisco, Barracuda etc. He is also an active member with Bugcrowd, Hackerone, Synack etc. Madhu has trained over 5000 people in information security for companies and organisations including the Indian Navy and the Ministry of e-services in a leading Gulf state.

Session: Automated Defence for Cloud Security in AWS using Serverless

Monitoring for attacks and defending them in real-time is crucial. Making the right choices during attacks can prove to be a nightmare even with the solutions already available in the market. In this talk we will see how an automated defence system powered by Serverless can be used to block attacks against our cloud infrastructure. By collecting logs from various sources we will monitor, analyse and act by applying defensive rules against attackers automatically. We will use AWS for managing and securing the infrastructure discussed in our talk.


Madhusudan Shekar

AWS

Madhusudan Shekar is a Principal Technical Evangelist at Amazon Internet Services Private Limited and has been working on cloud computing technologies from 2008. He engages with organizations of all sizes, from startups and large enterprises to enable them to adopt and be successful with AWS Cloud. He has over 20 years of experience in developing large scale systems for telecommunications, media, automotive and financial services industries.

He loves to talk about building a connected-intelligent enterprise and enabling great customer experiences through connected smart technologies. Prior to AWS he built the connected fleet management system TATA Fleetman for automotive OEM TATA Motors and built the third party API gateway for enterprise smart payment systems at Ezetap. He is an active speaker at several events and runs innovation and devops workshops for large enterprises.

Session: Serverless and IoT

In this session you will learn about how to build your IoT solution with the various components of AWS Serverless backend. We will visit the AWS IoT stack, Kinesis, DynamoDB and AWS Lambda to build an IoT solution.


Manoj Ganapathi

CodeOps

Manoj Ganapathi is a seasoned IT professional with more than 16 years of experience. He has extensive experience in enterprise & solution architecture, design and implementation of large & complex enterprise systems. As an architect and technology consultant, he has consulted with several large fortune 500 enterprises and also worked with ISVs and startups. In his career, he has worked in multiple technology-oriented and leadership roles across all phases of software development life cycle. He is experienced in building and running technical communities and has been a speaker in several technology conferences.

Session: Serverless Architectures and Patterns

The earlier sessions at this conference covered development scenarios & operations, frameworks/platforms, and technology applications. In this session, I'll tie them together to provide a perspective on architectures and patterns for serverless. I'll cover how serverless compute can be used as glue or backend, legacy API proxy, or do real-time processing. Further, I'll discuss how serverless can be employed for web applications, batch processing, stream processing and event-driven automation, at a high level.


Wriju Ghosh

Microsoft

Wriju works for Microsoft as Cloud Solution Architect. He is with Microsoft for more than 12 years and total of 16 years of industry experience. He is one of the first to play with Azure in its very early stage back in 2008. His day to day job is to help a big Oil and Gas Enterprise to adopt cloud as the strategic platform. His key area of focus is to help customer migrate their line of business applications to Microsoft Azure. Application modernization is another aspect. This involves designing and implementing Serverless workflow and Microservices. He helps Architects to design and implement the solutions which are cloud scale.

Session: Creating Serverless Solutions with Azure

"Serverless" is the buzzword today. But no one serverless technology can offer an end to end solution. In this session we will try to stitch together few serverless offerings from Azure and build an application. This solution will cover few of the major azure based serverless technologies like Fuctions, Logic Apps and Cognitive Services. Quick walkthrough of other Azure serverless offerings will be an additional takeaway.


Mohammed Nasiruddin

Microsoft

Nasir is Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, working for more than a decade in assisting customers and partners utilize Azure and Blockchain to achieve their business goals. He has been a strong advocate of cloud since its inception and have been supporting partners to adapt Azure by architecting, re-factoring and developing for the cloud. He also has been working on the Blockchain technology by supporting partners to deploy their protocols on Azure and partners to offer their Blockchain solutions on Azure. He is one of the team members instrumental in providing Hyperledger Fabric as an offering on Azure.

Session: The Apt Data Store for Serverless Apps - Blockchain

In the next wave of developing serverless apps we will need a secure, auditable and persistent store that complements the rich features provided by serverless code and hence the discussion around Blockchain. In this session we will discuss how quickly and easily we will be able to build Blockchain networks on Azure to be utilized as data stores for your serverless apps. We will also discuss the vision and offerings of Microsoft in the Blockchain space to make it more enterprise grade and production ready.


Murughan Palaniachari

Euromonitor

Murughan Palaniachari is a DevOps Coach at Euromonitor.He has 10+ years of software development experience on multiple technology stacks including Microsoft .Net/C#, Javascript, Python, Big Data. He enables teams to practice Automated Testing, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, Infrastructure as Code, Cloud. He has extensive expertise in Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Lean and Kanban. He is an Organizer of DevOps & Cloud meetup. He employs a unique approach of coaching through innovate games and simulations. Check out his website www.DevOpsGames.com for more details.


Sandeep Alur

Microsoft

Sandeep Alur has over 19 years of industry experience providing technology and architectural guidance. His experience ranges from dotcom days to the distributed/cloud computing to the next generation intelligent computing era. He has architected solutions across technology/platform landscapes and is a stern believer of his own philosophy, which says “Enterprise architecture is an evolution and it grows with innovation”. From an innovation standpoint, he believes that the next big leap is in ‘Data Science’, and ‘AI’ will elevate Customer Experience to greater heights.

At Microsoft, he leads ‘Technology Solution Charter’ for ISVs and MSPs in India. He has a vast experience of working with ISVs and startups in the country with Cloud being a primary technology charter. With the current decade dominated by explosion of devices and services, he considers ‘Cloud platform’ to be a great host for businesses to emerge and scale.

Session: Panel Member for discussion on Serverless


Sandeep Paliwal

Adobe

Sandeep is a Computer Scientist at Adobe. Overall 11+ years industry experience. He is part of Adobe I/O team which enables developers to integrate with and extend applications using Adobe’s Cloud Platform. Extensively worked to creating scalable systems with exposure to lot of serverside technologies. Recently have been working on serverless platforms like OpenWhisk and have given talks around serverless architecture, applications etc.

Session: Creating Event Driven Serverless Applications

Serverless platform can be a very good fit for event driven applications. In this session, we will explore what are event driven applications, their architecture and how serverless platform can be leveraged for creating such applications. We will also explore what are best practices when developing such applications, touching upon areas like security, code portability, modularizing code and relevant patterns, and data proximity issues. This will be followed up by a Demo of event driven Application deployed on serverless platform.


Srushith Repakula

CodeOps Technologies

Srushith is a Software Engineer at Codeops Technologies. A passionate technologist, he has developed expertise in Python, AWS Lex & Lambda and IBM Watson in a short period of time. He has hands-on knowledge on building chatbots from scratch using serverless approach and how to programmatically access Docker. He has given numerous talks on topics such as serverless architectures, building chatbots and real-time event processing with AWS Lambda. Other than giving talks, he has also now started writing to magazines to share his knowledge.

Serverless: Why it is hot and what it is not?

According to Gartner, by 2022, most Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings will evolve to a fundamentally serverless model, rendering the cloud platform architectures dominating in 2017 as legacy architectures! But why is it the hottest technology on the planet and why is it a game changer? And what it is not and what aspects should we be careful about before adopting serverless? What are the key benefits of serverless approach and what are the main applications of serverless? In this session we answer these questions and more. We explore serverless from use case perspective with code examples. We also cover three demos for applying serverless approach: a chatbot, a real-time re-tweeting application, and a website. Step-by-step instructions for implementing them on your own will be shared to you, so you can try them on your own after the talk!


Subash SN

Appsecco

Subash is a Security Engineer at Appsecco. As an avid security enthusiast and a passionate developer, he enjoys developing meaningful solutions to real world security problems. He is currently working on solving security problems at cloud scale and exploring to tackle the problem of Intelligent Automation using AI. Introduced to the world of security by Null, he is on course to actively contribute back by presenting at various meetups and conferences.

When not building the skynet, he fights the world's deadliest battles in the game of Battlefield and enjoys exploring Bangalore's popular hangouts.

Session: Automated Defence for Cloud Security in AWS using Serverless

Monitoring for attacks and defending them in real-time is crucial. Making the right choices during attacks can prove to be a nightmare even with the solutions already available in the market. In this talk we will see how an automated defence system powered by Serverless can be used to block attacks against our cloud infrastructure. By collecting logs from various sources we will monitor, analyse and act by applying defensive rules against attackers automatically. We will use AWS for managing and securing the infrastructure discussed in our talk.


Veresh Jain

Apttus

Veresh Jain is an Engineering leader, working with Apttus where he is responsible for building SAAS products using Azure platform. He is passionate about Technology and Modern Architectures.

Lightning Talk: Achieving Serverless in Azure

Azure is supporting Serverless Architecture for each phase of software cycle. We will walk through the services and show a live demo using Azure Functions and Cognitive Services.


Vidyasagar Machupalli

IBM

A Polyglot and Pragmatic programmer, who loves technologies changing lives. I am a blogger and also a speaker at various technical conferences, meetups, and events. I currently work for IBM as Technical Offering Manager developing solutions, promoting the use of IBM Cloud through talks, articles, blogging, user demonstrations, recorded demonstrations, or by the creation of sample projects. I have been awarded as Microsoft MVP, Intel Software Innovator, and DZone MVB. I am passionate about game development and works in his free time developing games and Mobile apps.

I have 10+ years of industry experience and a broad set of skills in software development and design. I started my career as a .Net Developer in early 2007 and continued to hone my kills from that point on. I am a tech addict, constant Learner, and a technology enthusiast. I am also a Core Member and Organiser of BlueCoders Meetup Group.

Session: Panel Member for discussion on Serverless


Vishal Biyani

InfraCloud Technologies

Vishal Biyani has worked across the whole spectrum of SDLC from developing code to deploying it and supporting customer tickets. Vishal’s roles spanned from consulting Fortune 500 customers on DevOps assessment to hands down platform building for internet scale companies. Vishal is a DevOps practitioner, likes to work in Agile environments with focus on TDD. Vishal’s interests span continuous delivery, enterprise DevOps, containers and security. When not typing, Vishal can be found cycling, photographing or flipping pages.

Session: Serverless on Kubernetes with Fission

Fission is an open source framework which allows you to build serverless applications on top of Kubernetes. This enables you to run traditional microservices alongside serverless apps on Kubernetes. We will walk through the concepts and show a live demo of running functions on Kubernetes using Fission.