July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR

Open source era of innovation- taking over the world of cloud applications - one at a time

Andrew Hately (IBM), Jason McGee (IBM)
3:45pm–4:15pm Tuesday, 07/21/2015
Sponsored F150
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The power of open source communities has enabled rapid innovation, simplifying the application lifecycle, and accelerating development of a new generation of applications. In this session we will share the lessons our customers have learned building next-generation cloud-based applications using open source platforms – including Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, Docker, and Linux as base technologies.

Focusing on the application developer or cloud service consumer, we will include a brief perspective on lessons from IBM’s Bluemix team as an operator and cloud service provider. We will share examples of customer applications built on Docker and Cloud Foundry, running on OpenStack and Linux, including a marketing application in the insurance industry, an API integration hub for vehicle interaction from the automotive industry, and a social banking application. And through these examples we will showcase the value of building on an open source, open technology foundation, used in a DevOps pipeline to accelerate application delivery.

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Andrew Hately


Andrew Hately is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM Cloud Performance. Andrew leads a technical team developing and deploying both public and private clouds based on IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture. Currently, Andrew is building IBM solutions with Docker, OpenStack, and CloudFoundry. Andrew has worked for IBM in the US and South Africa on WebSphere and Tivoli products, and software strategy for major and emerging markets. Andrew holds several patents related to software design and has authored, edited, and led industry standards efforts. His primary interest is enabling rapid innovation through adoption of cloud.

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Jason McGee


Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, is VP and CTO, Cloud Foundation Services. Jason is currently responsible for the technical strategy and architecture across all of IBM Cloud, with specific focus on core foundational cloud services including containers, micro-services, continuous delivery, and operational visibility services. Previously Jason has served as chief architect of PureApplication System, WebSphere Extended Deployment, WebSphere sMash, and WebSphere Application Server on distributed platforms.