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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Machine Learning Intro for Anyone and Everyone In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and Big Data teams at Autodesk. He is a contributing author of book on Azure and Big Data published by SAMS. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWo... (more)

How Blockchain Is Changing the Retail Industry | @CloudExpo #DX #FinTech #Blockchain

Blockchain offers impeccable security with its cryptography-based decentralized system as well as the plethora of possible uses retailers could exploit in the near future. In a world of increasing cyberattacks, internet fraud and online hacking, blockchain comes as a breath of fresh air. With its encrypted data and decentralized network system, it's a thorn in every hacker's side. Generally being associated with the finance sector, blockchain is now taking retail by storm. It's on a course that will change the retail industry as we know it. But how exactly is it going to achieve such a feat? First of all, what is blockchain? Well, blockchain is a digital ledger which stores its data in the form of interlinked blocks. Each block contains a timestamp of its transaction along with the transaction data. The links between the blocks are secured by using encryption, which... (more)

ChatOps for DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @Addteq #ChatOps #Serverless #DevOps

ChatOps: A Practical Guide for DevOps Automation ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, covered practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infrastructure/applications, self-remediation workflows, integrating monitoring and complimenting integrations between Atlassian tools and other top tools in the industry. Speaker Bio Himanshu Chhetri is the CTO at Addteq and has a background in DevOps & Atlassian Tool implementations. His recent interests include ChatOps, Container... (more)

Blockchain Disruption | @CloudExpo #FinTech #Blockchain #Ethereum #Bitcoin

What is your company about, what's your mission? Simon Dixon, CEO of BnkToTheFuture: BnkToTheFuture.com is the largest online investment platform for investing in FinTech, Bitcoin and Blockchain companies. We believe the future of finance looks very different from the past and we aim to invest and provide trading opportunities for qualifying investors that want to build a portfolio in the sector in compliance with international financial regulations. We are here to support the growth and disruption being built around Bitcoin and Blockchain as it takes more and more market share from traditional finance and banks. Security: How secure is the blockchain and/or smart contract? Dixon: The next phase of our business is to take our traditional equity investments and put them on the Blockchain for added transparency and liquidity in compliance with international securities... (more)

NFV and SDN: Key Considerations | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #Virtualization

Evaluating NFV and SDN: Key Considerations Making informed network investment decisions about emerging technologies such as network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help evolve the network to keep pace with the innovations of the devices and people it's connecting. As you work with business leaders to make decisions about upgrading your infrastructure with these networking developments, it's important to understand the similarities, differences, and benefits of dual NFV and SDN implementation. With their ability to offer a new way to design, deploy, and manage the network and its services, NFV and SDN should be incorporated into modern enterprise networks and carrier infrastructures. However, lack of knowledge about these technologies can result in poor networking investments and missed opportunities to experience the benefits... (more)

[video] @IBMBlockchain | @ExpoDX #AI #ML #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin

"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the... (more)

Everything Azure | @CloudExpo @HanuSoftware @Azure #IoT #DevOps

Empowering the Enterprise to Take Full Advantage of Everything Azure The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating to the cloud is a simple affair - just call up a cloud provider and your wishes come true. The reality is quite different, however, as enterprises struggle with a wide variety of migration issues, from security to overtaxed IT teams and everything in-between. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Collin Steele, ... (more)

Serverless and Container Orchestration | @DevOpsSummit #Docker #Kubernetes #Serverless

The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together ... and maybe even getting some relationship help along the way. And so it goes with container orchestration and automation solutions, which are rapidly emerging as the means to maintain the bliss between rapid container adoption and broad container use among multiple cloud hosts. This BriefingsDirect cloud services maturity discussion focuses on new ways to gain container orchestration, to better use serverless computing models, and employ inclusive management to keep the container love alive. Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Get the mobile app. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Here to help unpack insights into the new era of using... (more)

Healthcare Industry & #Blockchain | @CloudExpo #FinTech #Ethrereum #Bitcoin

Why Is the Healthcare Industry Abuzz About Blockchain? Blockchain. A day doesn't seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner's recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.' While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality' discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is being taken very seriously across industries and cannot be ignored. A large percentage of the discussion does seem to focus in the financial services industry. This is not surprising given blockchain's historic legacy (I know, a disruptive technology already has a legacy) with Bitcoin and crypto currencies. In my article,... (more)

[slides] @Nordstrom's Cloud Transformation | @CloudExpo #Serverless #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Nordstrom's Cloud Transformation - From Brick to Click Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration and discussed ways to control cloud costs. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Ken Schow is VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, focused on modernizing digital platforms through the use of open source technologies and multi-cloud elastic ... (more)

Blockchain for Business | @ExpoDX #FinTech #Blockchain #AI #Hyperledger

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Blockchain for Business Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the basics of Blockchain, previewed the Blockchain Reference Architecture, and introduced the mechanics of a Blockchain Business Network. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her care... (more)