May 2-4, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Wednesday, May 2 • 16:25 - 17:00
Panel Discussion: Containers in Enterprise Cloud Strategy: Pitfalls, Best Practices, and Predictions - Moderated by Anni Lai, Huawei (Intermediate Skill Level)

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Container technology promises to help enterprises modernize legacy apps & create cloud-native apps for today’s fast growing digital economy. But, the container ecosystem, built around open src, is still relatively new & evolving at a breakneck pace. CIOs/CTOs today face the need to develop & implement a container strategy, knowing the risks of deploying a still immature technology into production environments that require 0 downtime.

This panel will bring together stakeholders from enterprise IT & open src cloud vendors to discuss the role of open src container technologies in their cloud strategies. Panelists will recount challenges & pitfalls faced in deploying containers in production environments & highlight gaps before containers are fully “enterprise ready", & best practices. Panelists will offer their views on the near future of containers as an enabler of the enterprise cloud.


Anni Lai

Open Source Strategy & Business Dev, Cloud BU, Huawei
I lead all the Cloud related open source community operations for Huawei, which currently includes OpenStack, CNCF, OCI, OpenSDS, and AI/ML. I work with our upstream team on daily basis to ensure we are effectively contributing to various open source technologies and meeting user... Read More →


Nils Magnus

Cloud Architect for the Open Telekom Cloud, T-Systems International GmbH
Nils designs with his team the Open Telekom Cloud, providing a public cloud offering based on OpenStack. As a strong believer and 20+ year user of Open Source technology, he envisions solutions on top of classic cloud services that both create value (business’ perspective) as w... Read More →
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Brandon Philips

CTO of CoreOS, Red Hat
Brandon Philips is helping to shape the future of modern Linux server infrastructure at Red Hat. Brandon joined Red Hat as member of technical staff following the acquisition of CoreOS where he served as CTO. Prior to CoreOS, he worked at Rackspace hacking on cloud monitoring... Read More →
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Brad Topol

IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Dr. Brad Topol is an IBM DE leading efforts focused on Open Technologies and Developer Advocacy. Brad is a Kubernetes contributor and serves as a member of the Kubernetes conformance wg.
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Ying Xiong

Chief Architect, Cloud Platform, Huawei
Dr. Ying Xiong is currently responsible for leading an US R&D team and building PaaS on open source technologies for Huawei. Dr. Xiong has been involved in Kubernetes/container technologies and communities for over 3 years, ICT technologies for over 20 years. Prior to Huawei, he... Read More →

Wednesday May 2, 2018 16:25 - 17:00