DevOps Summit – Data Analytics – OpenStack
On December 2, more than 200 people -leading practitioner speakers, hands-on DevOps team leaders, cloud architects, project managers among many other data analytics oriented colleagues, gathered at the Hilton Kensington Hotel, to attend three co-located events organised by UNICOM.
All three conferences were opened by a plenary keynote from Richard Sykes, Chair of the Cloud Industry Forum, who shared his thoughts on cloud migration addressing ‘The Professional in a Different World’.
The Next Generation DevOps Summit covered topics such as, un-broken logging, the foundation of software operability, improving productivity with Chat Ops, secure application development through continuous inspection, the DevOps tooling landscape, Containers/VMs, DevOps team building tips, doing DevOps on a budget, and Cross-platform DevOps tooling. These themes were approached and explored from a case study perspective. A panel discussion took place addressing three different subjects: legacy challenges; how to use tools and culture to promote DevOps; and discussed if containerization is potentially killing DevOps. More emerging themes will be presented in the DevOps Summit in Brussels on February 4; followed by the DevOps Showcase North on February 11, in Manchester.
The Data Analytics track of the event addressed exploring the customer genome through real-time personalisation. The topics covered included: the future of Data Analytics, a real case of the Victorinox Swiss Army watch and how their global digital marketing budget was optimized, real-time analytics in financial services, predictive analytics with OpenStack, how sensor data can offer customer value, and how Big Data provides a perfect insight into Helion OpenStack control plane operations. The panel discussion with all the speakers addressed the interoperability among data, cloud and OpenStack.
OpenStack is a relatively recent topic with a huge growing market. Therefore, speakers with leading hands-on experience explored the ways of adopting it to the enterprise.
The themes included the economics of OpenStack, Cluster a service – unlocking the cloud, and efficient OpenStack operations in the enterprise environment. The UNICOM team was delighted with the interaction with the attendees and we are looking forward to seeing you in our upcoming conferences in 2016, including DevOps, Testing and Agile among their events.