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Schedule: Sponsored sessions

Location: 211/212
Aaron Rudger (Keynote LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.31, 32 ratings)
The journey to optimize customers’ experience across multiple channels breaks down the traditional business and IT approaches. Investments in faster Web pages and responsive apps, for example, position companies to capitalize on their digital initiatives, but many have not defined the performance metrics to measure success. How do you analyze and maximize the return of your digital initiatives? Read more.
Location: 211/212
Monica Pal (Aerospike Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.19, 37 ratings)
We live in the Impatience Economy where we want what we want, right here, and right now. How is Big Data re-defining Velocity? A new generation of startups, are building big data driven applications that participate in Real-Time Bidding (RTB) to create personalized experiences in real-time. How are these companies going from 0 to revenue in months, using high Velocity to create big Value? Read more.
Location: 211/212
Will Pressly (EdgeCast)
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 38 ratings)
Mistakes happen. Hopefully not frequently -- but they do. Sometimes they are small, other times big. Sometimes they can be existential crises that can leave deep professional scars. This talk describes such a mistake -- by the person who made it -- and how the person and the organization recovered and grew from it. Read more.
Location: 211/212
Klaus Enzenhofer (Dynatrace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 35 ratings)
The APDEX was established to give us a metric to optimize our websites for performance but is it still valid? In this session we will explore what is needed in the mobile world of today to identify bad user experience and look into the new concept of a User Experience Index. Read more.
Location: 120/121 Level:
Andrew Still (Intechnica)
Average rating: *....
(1.70, 10 ratings)
What is a Web Performance Warrior? Someone who not only realises the importance of performance, but can make the application they are involved in perform better than it does now and better than its competitors, flying the flag in their organisation for better performance. This session will set you on the right track to declare war on poor performance - to become a Web Performance Warrior. Read more.
Location: 120/121
Dvir Shapira (Incapsula)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
This talk will discuss the architecture of a new type of service called the application delivery cloud. This new cloud service not only offers critical performance, availability and security capabilities to web application vendors, it goes beyond its hardware analog to deliver new capabilities that today’s applications require. Read more.
Location: 211/212
Mehdi Daoudi (Catchpoint)
Average rating: ***..
(3.81, 32 ratings)
Like a rampaging bull, the internet is a complex beast that’s ready to take down your site at a moment’s notice. Join Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and co-founder of Catchpoint Systems, to learn how you can elude some of the more unpredictable movements and get back on your feet. Read more.
Location: 211/212
Steve Miller-Jones (Limelight Networks)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 28 ratings)
Testing, monitoring and analysis of website and web-application performance requires a range of analysis and reporting tools, if you have to create a comprehensive view of the influencing factors. In this session we look at how Limelight securely exposes data about CDN service and object delivery behavior, using HTTP headers. Read more.
Location: 211/212
Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.65, 26 ratings)
Let’s face it. Alerting is broken. We are all still alerting the same way is we did in the early days of software based on metrics violations. We have all started to accept that we get too many alerts and the hard work of making sense is still left to us. This talk will introduce you to the concept of contextual alerting and show the difference hands on using a real world example. Read more.
Location: 211/212
Brian Doll (SourceClear)
Average rating: **...
(2.56, 27 ratings)
It’s been seven years since the first commit, and today there are over seven million people building better software, faster, on GitHub. For over six years, the incredible community that has formed around the Velocity conference has presented and advocated for all things fast and stable, and everyone is listening. Let’s take a look ahead at what in store next. Read more.
Location: 120/121
Tyler McMullen (Fastly), Bruce Spang (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
How do you build a distributed cache invalidation system that can invalidate content in 150 milliseconds across a global network of servers? We will discuss the process of constructing a production-ready distributed system built on solid theoretical foundations. This talk will cover using research to design systems, the bimodal multicast algorithm, and the behavior of this system in production. Read more.
Location: 120/121
Abelardo Gonzalez (Keynote Systems)
Trends like mobile and social media have disrupted the traditional definition of performance and transformed expectations of customers. Investing in digital initiatives that enhance customer experience now requires a fundamental shift in approach to performance insights. How do you maximize the performance of your apps without sacrificing user experience? Read more.