Sophia Parafina

Announcing the Final Speakers for DockerCon 2016

We are happy to announce the final round of DockerCon speakers!

But first, a big thank you to everyone who submitted a speaking proposal! It was a difficult task for the DockerCon Review Committee to select the final conference sessions for DockerCon 2016 from the 570+ submissions. We encourage everyone who submitted to present their talks to their local meetup groups – please feel free to reach out with any questions!

And now, meet the final round of DockerCon speakers selected by the DockerCon Community Review Committee.


Use Case Track


susan_diamondUse Docker to Deliver Cognitive Services Running Cross Platform and Multi Cloud Environments

with Susan Diamond, IBM Watson


Watson developer cloud delivers Watson Cognitive services as micro services on the cloud that are being used by many IBM Watson customers. The micro services were packaged in ova at the first release. There were some drawbacks in ova deployment in the cloud. We gradually switched to use docker. As a result, the service deployment time and start up time are significantly improved. It also greatly simplified our continuous delivery process since our services run on both Intel and Power platform and we have offerings on our public cloud, dedicated cloud as well as customers’ on premise cloud.  With minimal deployment time and quick startup time, Docker makes our dynamic creation of service instance on the fly per customer request possible.


YA-oTIUX.jpghELggBxh.jpgFully Orchestrating Applications, Microservices and Enterprise Services with Docker at Société Generale

with Cedric Coroir, Société Generale and Alex Drahon, Docker, Inc.


As a multi-national bank, Sociètè General IT infrastructure has thousands of apps, almost every bit of technology deployed and compliance requirements. Our vision is to broadly transform traditional bank IT to be agile and fast.  Speed is critical in a digital economy and at Sociètè Generale we are building a new execution platform with Docker that provides IT containers, middleware and infrastructure as a service and orchestration. In this session we will share the technical and organizational steps of our journey from how we defined and architected a PaaS for our entity; with service catalog, service topologies, ambassadors with Docker Datacenter, continuous integration and what’s next.


1b007bb.jpg3380bd0.jpgBuild Fast, Deploy Fast: Innovating in the Enterprise

with Andy Lim and Imran Raja, GE Digital


Our motto “Imagination at work” is the belief in driving innovation that builds, powers, moves and cures the world. At GE, we have 9,000+ legacy apps powering 9 business units across every major industry from oil and gas, healthcare to household appliances generating over $148B in revenue. With legacy apps and infrastructure, our app teams were facing issues with long development cycles, deploying apps and scaling features and services.  How do you migrate legacy data center built apps to a new microservices and hybrid cloud architecture at this organizational scale and business diversity?

In this talk, the GE Digital team will share their journey to a modern microservices platform built with Docker Datacenter, Rails, Chef, Sensu, Gems, AWS, Azure and Rackspace on-prem to modernize these apps and automate processes to enable agile development and rapid deployment.  This session will cover both the technical and organizational sides of the project to take legacy apps and infrastructure at GE to multi cloud microservices.


Wild Card Track


23f5b9f.jpg303515d.jpgIt Takes an Ecosystem to Build a Production Application

with Ross Gardler and Narayan Annamalai, Microsoft


Docker has made containerizing applications easy. This ease of use has given birth to a vibrant ecosystem of innovation. As more workloads become containerized and more tooling emerges from this ecosystem it is becoming harder to define the best dev/test/prod environment for your work. In this session we’ll discuss Microsoft’s strategy for supporting your Docker container work. We’ll discuss how important the open source ecosystem is to this strategy and we’ll take a look at the Azure Container Service which provides a Docker native experience using only the open source tools and APIs built by the community. We’ll see how this approach allows established tooling to be used within ACS and how ACS can help facilitate innovation in the ecosystem. Finally, we’ll take a look at some of the Microsoft led innovations in the pipeline.


nate_aunemorgan_robertsonDeploying Personalized Learning Labs using Docker Swarm

with Nate Aune and Morgan Robertson, Appsembler


At Appsembler, we’ve built a system to deploy personalized learning labs using Docker Swarm. Each learning lab consists of arbitrary software running in a Docker container, so each student can have their own isolated environment to learn and experiment. The containers can be paired with another container running the Cloud9 IDE, allowing students to modify code and see the results in real time without the need to install anything on their own system. Our system uses Docker Swarm to deploy and manage containers. To ensure the system is robust, we have automatic failover between Swarm managers (known as high availability). We’ll discuss how we’re using Consul to implement a highly available Swarm cluster, as well as other features of Swarm that we’re using.


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Announcing the Final Speakers for DockerCon 2016

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