DevOps

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Ericsson
2625 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054


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It’s 3:00 AM. Do you know if your website is up? If you’re lucky, your DevOps team already knows. If you’re unlucky, every change takes months to deploy and breaks something else. Gone are the days when the lead programmer hand-crafted a “golden” CD to be duplicated and put in a box on a store shelf. Continually scaling, testing, deploying and monitoring software has become its own discipline, and it can make or break your business.

DevOps is more than just a tool or a process change. DevOps requires an organizational culture shift to enable reliable product development, verification and deployment. Monitoring, incident response, postmortem culture, release process and capacity planning are key tools companies must embrace in order to reach “five nines” reliability.

Come hear our panel of industry veterans tell you about the critical decisions that can improve the DevOps culture in your organization. If you do it right, you’ll never have to explain to your investors why your site breaks every time you issue a press release. Our panelists kept Siri, Netflix and the public switched telephone network running 24/7, and they have wisdom and war stories to share.

 

Our Distinguished Panel

 

Rani Yadav-Ranjan

Managing Director
Woodside Capital Partners

Ms. Yadav-Ranjan is a Managing Director of Woodside Capital Partners. Previously, she was the Founder and Chief Executive of 4PIA, Inc. (People In Action), with over six million registered users. 4PIA was acquired in 2017.

Ms. Yadav-Ranjan is a member of The Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only membership organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. Ms. Yadav-Ranjan was named “One of the 100 Most Influential Business women in the Bay Area” by the San Jose Business Journal in 2009.

Ms. Yadav-Ranjan is also a co-founder of the award-winning University of California Merced Mobile App Challenge and University of California, Berkeley CITRIS Mobile App Challenge. This is a first of its kind – a student wide, mobile device and social media application contest promoting innovation across university campuses for undergraduates in the United States. Mentoring over 1,200 students & PhD candidates, this program is now an accredited course within the University of California Merced, Davis & Berkeley. To date, five new companies have emerged from the Mobile App Competition.

 

Josh Bernstein

VP Technology
Dell EMC

Joshua Bernstein is the VP of Technology at Dell EMC and leads {code} by Dell EMC, the open source arm of the organization focused on advancing emerging technologies to support software-based infrastructures.

Prior to Dell EMC, Joshua ran the Siri Deployment and Infrastructure Architecture team at Apple. By embracing open source and DevOps tools and methodologies, Josh’s team was able to take Siri from launch to tens of thousands of servers, deployed in more than a dozen locations worldwide, in under five years. Additionally, he’s worked on many high profile NASA missions, including the design for the image processing pipeline of the HiRISE Camera currently on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

 

Jonah Horowitz

Senior Site Reliability Architect
Netflix

Jonah Horowitz is a Senior Site Reliability Engineer with Netflix. He works with all of the individual engineering teams at Netflix to drive reliability efforts. This includes monitoring, alerting, deployment pipelines and chaos resiliency. Jonah also is part of the oncall rotation for incident response, making sure that customer impact is mitigated as fast as possible so Netflix’s 80 million customers can get back to streaming their favorite shows.

Before coming to Netflix, Jonah worked at several startups around the Bay Area including: Quantcast, a leading ad-tech startup where he grew their network to process over three million events per second; Looksmart, a contextual advertising company; and he was on the founding team of Wal-Mart.com (now Walmart Labs) where he built out their software deployment pipelines and their image management systems.

 

Dr. Shampa Banerjee

Chief Product Officer
Eros Digital, Eros International

Shampa Banerjee is a Silicon Valley veteran and demonstrated product and technology expert with a 20-year track record of creating winning products and solutions in complex markets.

Shampa is currently the Chief Product Officer at Eros Now, the digital division of Eros International, the largest integrated studio for Bollywood films. In her role, Shampa leads the product team which designs, builds and optimizes the Eros Now experience and platform, and streams movies, TV and music in 135 countries around the world for lovers of Indian entertainment.

Prior to Eros Now, Shampa was Vice President of Engineering and Product Management at Socialtext, one of the earliest Enterprise Social Networks where she partnered with the CEO to a successful acquisition by Bedford Funding a 1.4B dollar technology fund.

 

Sriram Subramanian

Engineering Director
Ericsson, Inc.

Sriram Subramanian (Sri) is an Engineering Director at Ericsson, Inc., based at Ericsson Silicon Valley, driving initiatives on Cloud & IT products including IoT & 5G. Prior to his current role, Sri was heading technology strategy at Ericsson Chief Innovation office on SDN & Cloud. Before this he lead Cloud, SDN & IoT initiatives at Verizon.

Sri started his telecommunications career with Telcordia in 1998 as a systems engineer and has engineered OSS/BSS telecom solutions while also supporting the functions of business development in new strategic initiatives.

Sri has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Madras (India) and University of Florida respectively & MBA from Cornell University. A network & technology savvy, Sri’s passion in telecom is new and emerging technologies in Wire line/Wireless converged evolution.

 

 

Our Distinguished Moderator

 

Maya Strelar-Migotti

Executive, Director, General Management

Maya Strelar-Migotti is a highly accomplished senior executive with a consistent history of maximizing revenue and profitability through the effective management of global organizations. Her international experience has included roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in her role as an Executive Vice President at Marvell Semiconductors where she also served as Interim Co-CEO.

Prior to Marvell, Ms. Strelar-Migotti was Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley and Vice President of the IP and Broadband Development. Ms. Strelar-Migotti held a number of senior executive roles within Ericsson and directed organizations and customer projects in North America, Europe, China and India, with dramatically improved innovation of globally successful products in the IP, Packet, Microwave and Optical Networks.

In 2013 Ms. Strelar-Migotti was listed in Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. In 2014 Ms. Strelar-Migotti was a YWCA TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry Award) Honoree, and in 2016 receiver of Gold Winner for the Women Executive of the Year by the Golden Bridge Awards.

 

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