Engineering the Future of Software
16–18 October 2017: Conference & Tutorials
18–19 October 2017: Training
London, UK

Tuesday opening welcome

Brian Foster (O'Reilly Media), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
9:009:05 Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
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Brian Foster and Neal Ford welcome you to the second day of the Software Architecture Conference.

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Brian Foster

O'Reilly Media

Brian Foster is a content director at O’Reilly Media, where he focuses on acquiring and shaping content in the areas of software architecture and development. He is also cochair of O’Reilly’s Software Architecture conference. Brian has been working in the book publishing and media industries for over 10 years and has a wealth of experience developing content for business, finance, financial engineering, statistical computing, and related markets. You can follow him on Twitter at @brianatoreilly.

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Neal Ford


Neal Ford is a director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy that thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. Neal focuses on designing and building large-scale enterprise applications. He’s an internationally recognized expert on software development and delivery, especially in the intersection of Agile engineering techniques and software architecture. Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books (and counting), and dozens of video presentations and has spoken at hundreds of developers conferences worldwide on the topics of software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, and cutting-edge software innovations. Check out his website at He welcomes feedback and can be reached at