Engineer for the future of Cloud
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA

Emerging Tech sessions

Track host

Nirmal MehtaNirmal Mehta (Booz Allen Hamilton) is Chief Technologist in the Strategic Innovations Group at Booz Allen Hamilton specializing in research, implementation and integration of emerging technologies to Booz Allen’s federal government client base. He leads the firms efforts in containerization and distributed application architectures, and thought leader for DevOps practices. He is passionate about Open Source, Containerization, Cloud Automation, DevOps, Machine Learning, Cultural Transformation and integrating open-source software to push the capabilities of future IT infrastructure. He focuses on bringing leading edge technologies to enterprise systems for commercial and public sector clients. His other interests include immersive technologies, virtual and augmented reality and the intersection with Machine Learning.


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11:35am12:15pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL21 E/F
John Voorhees (Primitive)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 6 ratings)
Almost all science fiction representations of the future involve some version of an immersive, holographic interface with technology. The aspiration at the heart of this vision is that working with technology will one day become an extension of our existing visual, tactile understanding. John Voorhees discusses using virtual reality to connect developers in a spatial representation of code. Read more.
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1:25pm2:05pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL21 E/F
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Streaming live video at low latency with user interaction laid on top is hard. Steve Heffernan explains how to make it a lot easier with standards-based approaches and existing network technology. Read more.
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2:20pm3:00pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL21 E/F
April Wright (Architect Security, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
April Wright explores the possible ramifications of deepfakes, from privacy violations to personal and professional embarrassment to causing global thermonuclear war, and considers what can be done to protect ourselves—emphasizing the need for remaining critical of what we see as this technology gets better and better. Read more.
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3:50pm4:30pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL21 E/F
Nivia Henry (Spotify)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Machine learning bias comes from our lack of understanding our own biases. Nivia Henry puts that into focus and offers practical solutions to mitigate such biases. Read more.
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4:45pm5:25pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL21 E/F
David Aronchick (Microsoft)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Using Kubernetes and Kubeflow, David Aronchick shows how every company, no matter how technical, can use sophisticated machine learning (ML) solutions to transform their businesses while taking advantage of the reliability and portability that cloud native applications can provide. Read more.