On Thursday, October 3rd, Scenic City Summit is hosting complimentary PreConference Sessions at no charge to attendees. Thanks to our sponsors, anyone interested in hearing from experts in their field may attend for free. Sessions will be held in Room x at the Convention Center.Register Here
Session 1 Sponsored by Pega Systems
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Session 2 Sponsored by InfoSystems
What IT Companies Know About Cybersecurity But Are Afraid To Share
Some experts are predicting that cyber breaches will soon affect nearly every company and recommending that businesses prepare for “when” not “if” an incident happens. It may surprise you to learn that IT company leaders are taking drastic measures - sometimes selling their company or looking for ways to diversify their business holdings - all because of the rising cybersecurity threat. In this talk we will share “inside information” that every business leader, regardless of company size, industry, or location, should know to help protect their company from cyber-attacks. Attendees will learn how they can qualify for a free Security Impact Review, which provides a snapshot of a company’s current security preparedness for executives and company leaders.
Speakers: Josh Davis, VP of Marketing and Rob Ashcraft
Josh Davis has been marketing in the IT industry for nearly 10 years – a.k.a. the “golden age” of buzzwords, fluffery, and trendy transformations. Josh is an fantastic speaker with the ability to expose technology marketing hype for what it is (useless) and highlight the actual issues companies need to hear about.
Rob Ashcraft has been working in cyber security and risk management for over 15-years and 25-years in IT. He works directly with local businesses to assess how prepared they are to defend against, and react to, cybersecurity attacks. While unable to talk about specific companies, Rob is able to gather and share amazing insights from his work, such as common mistakes and oversights that leave companies vulnerable to attack.
Session 3 Sponsored by RedHat
Supersonic, Subatomic Java and the Future of Cloud-Native, Kubernetes-Native Development
Java has dominated Enterprise development for over 20 years. Java outlasted the desktop and dominated server side development for the internet. Java made the jump to mobile with the emergence of Android devices.
But Java was built for long running applications in traditional datacenter deployments. Kubernetes and Containers have revolutionized the datacenter and cloud native development is becoming the norm. Java had not kept up… until March of this year.
Quarkus changes the game and delivers vastly smaller, vastly faster, and fundamentally more scalable Java development. In this session, we’ll see how Quarkus will optimize Enterprise Java apps, APIs, microservices, and “serverless functions” for a Kubernetes/OpenShift environment.
Speaker: Jeremy Davis, Chief Architect