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Government & Wild Card [clear filter]
Thursday, April 19
 

11:15am EDT

Introduction to the Government Track - Dormain Drewitz, Pivotal
Speakers
avatar for Dormain Drewitz

Dormain Drewitz

Director, Product Marketing, VMware
Dormain leads Product Marketing and Content Strategy for VMware Tanzu. Before VMware she was Senior Director of Pivotal Platform Ecosystem, including RabbitMQ, and Customer Marketing. Previously, she was Director of Product Marketing for Mobile and Pivotal Data Suite. Prior to Pivotal... Read More →



Thursday April 19, 2018 11:15am - 11:25am EDT
Meeting Room 258B

11:25am EDT

Cost of Delay--How PCF Helped Demonstrate the DoD Can't Afford Business as Usual - Capt Bryon Kroger & Tory Galvin, United States Air Force
In partnership with Pivotal Labs, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) and Defense Innovation Unit Experiment (DIUx) are demonstrating that cloud-native cycle times can lead to astronomical impacts. Our implementation of PCF paired with the "Pivotal Way" decreased our initial release time from an average of five years down to 120 days! Additionally, as opposed to 1-2 year update cycles on minor releases, we have now achieved continuous delivery. In the case of our first application in production, doing business the old way would have resulted in a $391M cost of delay. Rather than focusing on Total Life Cycle Cost to make decisions, the proposal is to demonstrate the Cost of Delay to inform and guide.

Speakers
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Victoria Galvin

United States Air Force
An Operations Research Analyst for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center that has provided cost estimates for weapon systems including: aircraft, tactical data links, satellites, sensors and now focusing on software cost estimating. Her integrated schedule/cost analysis work... Read More →
avatar for Bryon Kroger

Bryon Kroger

Chief Operations Officer, United States Air Force
Air Force Captain Bryon Kroger is Founder and COO at Kessel Run, where he leads operations for an enterprise-scale software lab running a worldwide cloud platform and 22 customer-facing products. Bryon scaled operations from $25M to $190M annually and reduced average new product initial... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 11:25am - 11:55am EDT
Meeting Room 258B
  Government & Wild Card
  • Experience Level Any

12:05pm EDT

Cloud-Native Government: Saving Millions and Delivering in Minutes - John Lee, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Dan Zak & Eric Levine, SMS, Dmitry Didovicher, Crunch Data, & Moderated by Dormain Drewitz, Pivotal
If you can BOSH, BOSH!

How is the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) enabling other government agencies to save millions of dollars a day?. They are working to not be the typical “government” agency. They are hiring developers to build cloud native. And, they are operating a cloud-native platform managed by BOSH.

The platform, along with key development practices, has the NGA delivering application upgrades to production in minutes. Yes, delivery of something in the government in minutes.

This panel brings together the NGA operations team to discuss how they are managing the NGA platform, with over 11 BOSH deployments globally, with less than 10 people. Moderated by Timmy Richardson, this panel will discuss where they have made success in failures as well as success with success. As well,

Speakers
avatar for Dmitry Didovicher

Dmitry Didovicher

Director, GIS Development, Crunchy Data
Dmitry Didovicher has been a software developer and project manager for over 20 years. He is currently a GIS Division Director at Crunchy Data. Working exclusively with Federal Agencies and large private enterprises he is at the front lines of the security driven environments, successfully... Read More →
avatar for Dormain Drewitz

Dormain Drewitz

Director, Product Marketing, VMware
Dormain leads Product Marketing and Content Strategy for VMware Tanzu. Before VMware she was Senior Director of Pivotal Platform Ecosystem, including RabbitMQ, and Customer Marketing. Previously, she was Director of Product Marketing for Mobile and Pivotal Data Suite. Prior to Pivotal... Read More →
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John Lee

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
avatar for Daniel Zak

Daniel Zak

Sr. Cloud Engineer, SMS


Thursday April 19, 2018 12:05pm - 12:35pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B
  Government & Wild Card
  • Experience Level Any

12:45pm EDT

Enabling Innovation in Government with Cloud Foundry - Peter Burkholder, General Services Administration & Bret Mogilevsky, 18F
Two years ago at this summit the 18F team introduced you to cloud.gov: built for the compliance regime of the U.S. federal government. In this presentation, Peter Burkholder will update you on what we’ve learned while running a shared-service PaaS for government. Back then we had just launched our platform. Since then we’ve cleared the FedRAMP accreditation hurdles, taken on customers, and learned how to convince folks that PaaS is the path for government innovation.

This talk will show how we customized Cloud Foundry for government, how we added or tailored features to support users’ compliance needs, how our government partners in the UK (https://cloud.service.gov.uk) and Australia (https://cloud.gov.au) have joined the OSS and CF movement, and how cloud.gov has worked with agencies to enable agile development, better security, and greater innovation. Our lessons learned for hacking bureaucracy and advocating change will apply to most large or highly-regulated organizations.


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Thursday April 19, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B

2:35pm EDT

Eyes on Target - Continuously Fielding Mission Driven Value - Keith Strini, Pivotal
At Pivotal, when we entered the national security space we made a conscious effort to translate the shared values of our company into those that were culturally aligned with this community. We did this with the stubborn intent to not sacrifice the speed at which we enable our customers to deliver innovation.

It required us to extensively collaborate with national security customers to define a new goal to align value and distill the non-value added work. This new primary goal was the development and implementation of a continuous fielding model. With a unified fielding platform strategy we are collectively working to overcome the delivery challenges of fielding to the last mile, out to the edge.

In the national security space its not how fast can you get an idea into production but how fast can you deliver a compliant solution to a mission need. This requires all of the pieces to be accounted for including compliancy. It drives a single KPI, the mean time between fielding. This KPI measures our ability to deliver the velocity needed to maintain the Effective Operational Agility.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Strini

Keith Strini

Advisory Solutions Architect 咨询解决方案架构师, Pivotal
Keith Strini is the Advisory Solutions Architect for Pivotal, implementing Cloud Foundry solutions across a wide variety of customer environments. Keith recently presented at Cloud Foundry Summit - Frankfurt, CF Summit - Basel, and CF Summit - Boston. He was most recently selected... Read More →



Thursday April 19, 2018 2:35pm - 3:05pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B

3:15pm EDT

From No Delivery to Continuous Delivery: How the Air Force Gave In and Embraced Industry - Adam Furtado, US Air Force
From the Internet to the microchip, the Department of Defense had been at the forefront of technology development throughout its history. Over the past few decades, software innovation in the commercial sector has left the DoD in its dust. Simultaneously, as the DoD became more and more reliant on software, their ability to deliver it rapidly worsened.

The Air Force realized that they needed a radical change and an innovative leap forward in order to give the warfighter the capability they need to win the war. That radical change included partnering with Pivotal Labs, embracing Cloud Foundry and turning the traditional DoD business model on its head.

This presentation discusses how the Air Force is mimicking Silicon Valley culture, growing its agile competency and continuously delivering better products to the warfighter, faster.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Furtado

Adam Furtado

Chief Product Officer and Lab Director, Kessel Run
Adam is the Chief of Product for, Kessel Run, a organization that is revolutionizing the Air Force's Air Operations Center (AOC) by partnering with Pivotal Labs and utilizing Pivotal Cloud Foundry to prove that industry best practices can be successful in the government. In this role... Read More →



Thursday April 19, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B
  Government & Wild Card
  • Experience Level Any

3:55pm EDT

GovCloud Foundry - Rowan Jacobs, Pivotal & Bret Mogilefsky, 18F
This talk will cover government-approved IAAS regions, like AWS GovCloud and Azure Government, and how they're currently being used in the public sector for both classified and unclassified workloads. We'll also show how BOSH and cf-deployment are used on AWS GovCloud, and what special constraints separate government clouds from IAAS regions used by the private sector. Finally, we'll talk about how organizations like 18F (cloud.gov), the Government Digital Service (cloud.service.gov.uk), and the Digital Transformation Agency provide CF foundations to transform the public sector worldwide.

Speakers
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Rowan Jacobs

Jacobs, VMware
Rowan Jacobs is the anchor of the Cloud Foundry Toolsmiths team at VMware. He has also worked on the CF Infrastructure team building bosh-bootloader, and has been a happy Cloud Foundry user at HCSC.
avatar for Bret Mogilefsky

Bret Mogilefsky

Innovation Specialist, 18F
Bret Mogilefsky is an Innovation Specialist at 18F, the agile design and development consultancy inside government, for government. Bret leads teams and projects focused on deconstructing the biggest technical hurdles to improving government services. Prior to 18F, Bret was the architect... Read More →



Thursday April 19, 2018 3:55pm - 4:25pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B
  Government & Wild Card
  • Experience Level Any

4:45pm EDT

Ensuring Platform Security with Windows Bosh Add-ons and Runtime-Config at Boeing - Sheryl Maris, Boeing
We did it! InfoSec said “Not a chance you’re deploying Ubuntu and Windows on Pivotal Cloud Foundry unless you meet our highly stringent requirements!”. We were told – “You must implement virus protection and reporting; you must monitor about 100ish security controls, check them daily, and report anomalies daily; you must force multi-factor authentication for the opsman UI and SSH connections to opsman, and you must not allow direct access to any servers – all access must come from only the load balancers and go-routers”. What? Really? Um, okay, I see we have no choice.
Under immense time pressure, we found a way. We added some fairly simple Bosh Add-ons to the runtime config and applied via Concourse to all of our foundations. How easy was that?
Maybe your InfoSec team is as hard as ours (pretty likely). If you’re an operations/infradev person focused on security and want to learn an eloquent and technically simple way to meet their requirements, please come by and hear from our off-the-wall team.  Cooperating daily with our InfoSec lead E.J., our stressed out Service Manager Brad was, well, stressed out. Our tech leads, James and Sheryl saved the day (with the help of our Pivots of course).
You’ll walk away learning some simple custom Bosh Add-ons applied via Runtime Config that met InfoSec’s tough requirements. Probably similar requirements at almost any company I would hazard a guess.  We would love to talk to you anytime about our journey. We have implemented Windows on PCF quite successfully (how did we do this with the MS licensing restrictions?) and are hosting .NET Framework applications and .NET Core on Linux, we plan to implement Windows 2016 Core this year, Developers use SteelToe for the .NET Core and Framework applications to take advantage of Spring framework, we use SAML federation via PingFed to our Active Directory, Multi-Factor Authentication via smart card for Opsman, and probably a hundred other interesting topics.
 Attend this talk to learn some simple, custom BOSH add-ons applied via Runtime Config saved the day, using Concourse to deploy to all foundations.


Speakers
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Sheryl Maris

Boeing
"Before starting with Boeing, Sheryl was in the customer service industry, never finding the challenges she thrived for. A single mother of 2, she went back to college in 2006 earning three degrees. Sheryl now thrives for the challenges she encounters as a core member of the PCF Core... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B

5:25pm EDT

Avoiding Tainted Tenant Apps with Staging Gates and Electric Fences - Bret Mogilefsky, 18F
You've deployed Cloud Foundry and now your tenant applications are unable to mess with each other. Mission accomplished, right? Not if you're the government! In this session, we'll describe how the cloud.gov team used Cloud Foundry's multi-buildpack feature to scan for CVEs during staging, and used kernel tracing to report and optionally restart apps that behave in unexpected ways.

Speakers
avatar for Bret Mogilefsky

Bret Mogilefsky

Innovation Specialist, 18F
Bret Mogilefsky is an Innovation Specialist at 18F, the agile design and development consultancy inside government, for government. Bret leads teams and projects focused on deconstructing the biggest technical hurdles to improving government services. Prior to 18F, Bret was the architect... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 5:25pm - 5:55pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B
 
Friday, April 20
 

11:25am EDT

Information Overload and the Real Cost of Interruptions - Hannah Foxwell, Pivotal
Time is our most precious resource and we’re not using it well. Our attention and our time are being fought over all day every day, and no one is immune to this type of “digital disruption”. In this talk, we’ll look at our evolving relationship with technology and what impact it has on company culture, job satisfaction, productivity and our mental health. We'll also explore some of the ways we can create healthier digital environments in the context of software engineering. Environments where we use our tools to collaborate whilst recognising our need to concentrate.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Foxwell

Hannah Foxwell

Director – Platform Services, VMware Pivotal Labs


Friday April 20, 2018 11:25am - 11:55am EDT
Meeting Room 258B

12:05pm EDT

Tech Ethics: Putting People Ahead of Technology - Kim Bannerman, Google (Moderator), Mariesa Dale, Pivotal, Dan Jones, Engineer Better, and Barb Darrow, Oracle
“People first, technology second” should become the philosophy of humankind’s existence.  We need more emphasis on this today more than we ever did before!

Kim, a strong proponent of this living principle, will lead a powerful panel discussion on ethics in our tech world today.  Kim brings Mariesa, the author of “Hippocratic Oath for Technologists” and Daniel Jones, a strong advocate and ally for inclusivity, and Barb Darrow, veteran tech journalist who now covers innovation for Oracle, to discuss the ethical oath we need to take, the origins of the Hippocratic Oath, and the steps that must be taken to drive ourselves down a more ethical path.

Speakers
avatar for Mariesa Dale

Mariesa Dale

Manager, Product Design, Pivotal Labs
avatar for Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

CTO and co-founder EngineerBetter, EngineerBetter


Friday April 20, 2018 12:05pm - 12:35pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B
  Government & Wild Card
  • Experience Level Any

2:05pm EDT

Transforming Health and Well-being with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Dynatrace - Michael Villiger, Dynatrace & Bob Johnson, Humana
Humana has been on the leading edge of technology in the healthcare industry for some time now, particularly with the creation of their Digital Experience Center which features Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and with the maturation of their IT Command Center which features the breadth of Dynatrace’s product line. In this session attendees will learn a number of things, starting with why Humana chose PCF as a key platform to power their digital transformation from legacy software development practices towards modern software engineering. The acceleration of this culture change and new methodology exposed gaps in existing monitoring practices and tools, and attendees will learn how Dynatrace via the Full-stack Add-on for Pivotal Cloud Foundry was able to fill those gaps.  With unique visibility into the entire environment from the user experience to the underlying VMs and everything in-between, Dynatrace provided an intuitive view which simplified problem determination in the and transformed how Humana manages service availability for its customers. Finally, we'll learn about Humana's strategy for the future with public cloud deployment, continuous monitoring with DevOps, and monitoring tool consolidation on the horizon.

Speakers
BJ

Bob Johnson

Humana Inc.
avatar for Michael Villiger

Michael Villiger

Sr Technical Partner Manager, Dynatrace
Mike has spent the last 20 years occupying various engineering positions surrounding web-scale performance, architecture, and operations before joining Dynatrace in 2014. At Dynatrace Mike has specialized in assisting customers implementing Application Performance Management technologies... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 2:05pm - 2:35pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B

3:45pm EDT

Decoupling the CF Buildpacks from CF: CF Local & more! - Stephen Levine, Pivotal
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Stephen Levine

Engineering Lead / Principal Software Engineer, Pivotal
Stephen Levine is an Engineering Lead at Pivotal. He is the Cloud Foundry Project Lead for CF Local, CF Dev, and the core CF Buildpacks, as well as a co-owner of the Cloud Native Buildpacks project in the CNCF's Cloud Native Sandbox.


Friday April 20, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B

4:25pm EDT

Autoscaling Cloud Native Applications... with Math - Allan Espinosa, Bloomberg
Platforms like CloudFoundry and Kubernetes provide delightful APIs to show various statuses of our applications. From CPU, Load average, HTTP response times, etc. we all have what we need to make sure our app is running healthily.

When things are on fire, we Ops people twiddle some knobs like spin up more Pods to keep things going. We use mostly our experience and knowledge of the systems that we are running to know what to do.

However, if you look at everyday things like your airconditioners and thermostats, they don't have an Ops team that gets paged to set the correct level of the coolant to set your room to the right temperature. They use some math behind called *Control Theory* to keep your room's temperature stable. In this talk, I will show how we can use the same concepts to autoscale and manage the health of our applications on CloudFoundry and Kubernetes.

Speakers
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Allan Espinosa

Site Reliability Engineer, Bloomberg



Friday April 20, 2018 4:25pm - 4:55pm EDT
Meeting Room 258B