Digital Transformation

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The preeminent event for thought leadership, collaboration, and networking with the best and brightest companies defining the future of enterprise Postgres and open source data management.

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“ An entirely new conversation on the role of open source is taking place — it’s being driven by the convergence of new digital business transformation initiatives, the rapid expansion of mature open source data technologies, the fast-growing list of success stories and ROI, and the maturity of companies that deliver these open source technologies. ”

Ed Boyajian
Opening Remarks
Postgres Vision 2016

 

“ Postgres Vision draws some of the sharpest minds in open source as organizations strive to harvest greater strategic value and actionable insight from their data. The discussion and exploration of enterprise data management transformation carves new avenues for using Postgres and other innovative open source solutions. ”

Kathleen Kennedy
Keynote Speech
Postgres Vision 2016

“ There have been many important times in Apple’s history when going open made the difference... So being open at the right time has really paid off. ”

Steve Wozniak
Keynote Speech
Postgres Vision 2016

 
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It's your turn to learn from legendary innovators and leaders.

The open source data management ecosystem is evolving with the pace of digital business. Rapid innovation and deployment cycles demand supporting technologies that are cost effective, rapidly deployable in public and hybrid cloud environments, and easily adaptable to changing workload requirements. Postgres and surrounding ecosystem technologies are at the heart of this transformation.

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Speakers

Paul C. Zikopoulos

VP of Cognitive Big Data Systems at IBM

Paul C. Zikopoulos is the VP of Cognitive Big Data Systems at IBM. He’s an award winning writer and speaker who has been consulted on the topic of BigData by the popular TV show “60 Minutes,” advises various universities on their graduate analytics programs, and is named on over a dozen “Experts to Follow” lists in social media. You’ll also find Paul taking a very active role around Women in Technology (including a seated board member for Women 2.0, a global network and social platform for aspiring and current female founders of technology ventures). Paul has written 19 books and over 360 articles on data. He doesn’t think NoSQL is something you put on a resume if you don’t have SQL skills and he knows JSON isn’t a person in his department. Ultimately, Paul is trying to figure out the world according to Chloë—his daughter, whom he notes didn’t come with a handbook and is more complex than the topic of BigData itself, but more fun too. The rest of the bio? It would be BLAH BLAH, BLAH, so find him on Twitter @BigData_paulz.

Carl Olofson

Vice President, IDC

Carl is a recognized visionary with over thirty years of a wide range of IT experience that provides a varied and comprehensive capability to understand and address the needs of the IT market, especially in the areas of data management, infrastructure, and development tools software. Provides leadership in such topics as Big Data, memory-optimized (or, in-memory) database, NoSQL database, and Cloud database. Experience ranges from early days as a contract programmer to present position as a research vice president performing industry analysis for IDC. Specialties: Enterprise Data Management, Development Tools, Meta Data Management, Event Driven Architecture, Real Time Integration

Eddie Satterly

Director, Data & Product Engineering & Data Ops at IAG

Mr. Satterly has served in a variety of roles including developer, engineer, architect and CTO over his 27+ year career for startups to Fortune 500 companies. At DataNexus he is building a new data application to serve as a context based data router. Previously he served as the CTO of the Emerging Technologies Group where he oversaw the product technology portfolio as well as the R&D teams in: Cyber, Analytics, Cloud, Social/Mobile & IoT. Prior to that he was in the Office of the CTO at Splunk where he presented at 46 events globally and worked with clients to set data strategy. Just prior to that he was able to revolutionize the way Expedia delivers their core web applications that resulted in improved user experience using highly scalable data environments. Mr Satterly has a BS in Computer Science and Informatics from Indiana University.

Greg Davoll

Executive Director of Database Management Solutions, Quest Software

Greg Davoll has over twenty-five years of enterprise software experience in marketing, product management, product development and corporate development leadership roles across an array of branded software companies including IBM, NetIQ, Sybase, BMC Software, and Embarcadero Technologies. In his current role, Greg leads the product teams that are accountable for Quest Software’s database management portfolio covering database platforms including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Hadoop, DB2, and SAP. Scope includes product strategy, product roadmaps, GTM plans, WW programs, competitive intelligence, sales enablement, and evangelism. Greg holds two U.S. patents for his work on database compression at IBM’s Silicon Valley Lab. He received his B.S. degree in Mathematics-Computer Science from Colorado School of Mines.

Ilya Kosmodemiansky

Co-Founder and CEO, Data Egret

We are a global, rapidly evolving company that offers a full range of PostgreSQL support services. We see database performance as key to success of any business small or large. Our team of experts specialize in PostgreSQL and alternative systems such as Oracle, IBM DB2, MS SQL Server, MySQL.

Jeremy Booth

Principal Software Engineer, Costain Group

Jeremy is responsible for evaluation of technologies to increase the productivity of the team and the reliability of our software with the goal of reducing development and maintenance costs and improved customer and user experience. He is heavily involved in updating the engineering practices including moving towards an Agile development approach, updating the version control system and the process around software release. Working with the ISO 9001 and Tickit plus accreditation. Helped identify areas of concern and develop the process to achieve ISO 27001 accreditation. Jeremy is a Ttchnical expert for automated integration testing using Cucumber for developer environments and continuous integration builds under Jenkins.
Involved in architecture, design and estimation for customer tendering processes.
Responsible for delivery of projects at a technical level, managing the developer teams to achieve customer expectations, budgetary expectations and timescale expectations.
Working with the customer to define and clarify requirements and manage expectations.

Kevin Jernigan

Senior Product Manager, Amazon Web Services

Kevin Jernigan is a Senior Product Manager in the Amazon RDS team, responsible for product management for the PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora. He started his career at Oracle in 1987, as a product manager responsible for Oracle Database benchmarks, utilities, and Oracle Parallel Server, now called Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC). In 1994, he co-founded Emergent Technologies, a technology consulting company that specialized in high-end DW and OLTP database implementations. After selling Emergent in 1999, he co-founded Xpiron in 2000, which provided online booking management services to health & fitness clubs. Kevin returned to Oracle in 2009, as a product manager responsible for more than twenty Oracle Database features related to performance and storage management, including Advanced Compression, Database In-Memory, Hybrid Columnar Compression, and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM). He joined AWS in January 2016.

Peter Eisentraut

PostgreSQL developer, 2ndQuadrant Development Group, and Core Team Member, 2ndQuadrrant

Peter has been a contributor to PostgreSQL development since 1999. He is a committer, core team member, and is involved in many aspects of the community

Rupinder Singh

Lead Systems Engineer, EnterpriseDB

Rupinder leads the consulting and training services division for EDB Postgres and PostgreSQL, He enables content design and development for EDB Postgres users.

Sunil Kamath

Principal Program Manager Azure SQL services

Sunil Kamath is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft where he works on Azure SQL services. He led the team that delivered the PostgreSQL service on Azure. Prior to Microsoft, Sunil worked at IBM for over 15 years and assumed several technical leadership roles in the area of IBM cloud performance engineering, Hardware Acceleration Lab and as the product performance architect for IBM’s flagship DB2 distributed database. He earned a M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta.

Hilary Mason

Founder, Fast Forward Labs

Hilary Mason is Founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, a machine intelligence research company, and Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners. Previously, Hilary was Chief Scientist at bitly. She co-hosts a DataGotham, a conference for New York's home-grown data community, and co-founded HackNY, a non-profit that helps engineering students find opportunities in New York's creative technical economy. She’s on the board of the Anita Borg Institute and an advisor to several companies including Sparkfun Electronics, Wildcard, and Wonder. Hilary served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Technology Advisory Board, and is a member of Brooklyn hacker collective NYC Resistor.

John R. Rymer

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

John serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He leads Forrester's AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce's platform. John is a leading expert on enterprise middleware. Included in his coverage are the Java application servers from IBM, Red Hat JBoss, and Oracle, as well as Microsoft's .NET. John is the lead analyst on Forrester's application development strategy, sourcing, and structure playbook. He is an authority on the enterprise strategies of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle and contributes to Forrester's coverage of low-code application platforms and business rules platforms.

Ed Boyajian

President & CEO, EnterpriseDB

Since 2008, Ed Boyajian has led EDB around his vision to transform and disrupt the $34B relational database industry. Under his leadership, EDB is recognized as a leading open source Postgres database company with over 3,400 customers worldwide. Ed’s passion for technical product excellence and world-class support and services has been the catalyst for delivering the industry-leading Postgres products now in use at many of the Fortune 500. Prior to EDB, Ed spent six years at Red Hat®, Inc. Ed earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously served as a Captain in the US Army.

Robert Haas

Major Contributor to PostgreSQL

Robert Haas has been a Major Contributor to the PostgreSQL Global Development Group since 2008 and has developed many significant scalability and performance enhancements for the PostgreSQL core code base. Because of his deep technical knowledge, Robert is an influential voice in the PostgreSQL community and plays a critical role setting priorities and guiding releases. He is also a Committer for the community and reviews code before it is accepted into the code base. Robert joined EDB in 2010 and currently leads the engineering group as Vice President and Chief Database Architect. He received his B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Dan Woods

Founder, Evolved Media/Contributor Forbes.com

Dan is constantly seeking out how technology is working and how it is not. Dan performs research in collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, IT practitioners at all levels, and vendors. Dan publishes his findings in Forbes.com and on his own site CITOResearch.com, which is dedicated to advancing the craft of technology leadership. He speaks about his research in venues large and small.

Raffi Holzer

Product Manager at Pivotal Labs

Raffi Holzer is a product manager at pivotal labs. As a product management consultant he has helped enterprises and startups alike build software better. He has an eye for design and a passion for data science. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in mechanical and bioengineering.

Kathleen Kennedy

President of the MIT Enterprise Forum

In her 15 years at MIT, Kathleen has helped MIT Technology Review to redefine the magazine brand and to achieve success in a rapidly changing market. She has established several new lines of business around the world. She leads events, sales and licensing for MIT’s media company as well as the global team of the entrepreneurial support organization, the MIT Enterprise Forum.Kathleen started her career in accounting, but she quickly found her true calling in media. She left the financial world to join a startup that specialized in media research for the film industry.

Dave Page

pgAdmin project leader, PostgreSQL Core Team

Dave Page has been actively involved in the PostgreSQL Project since 1998, as the lead developer of pgAdmin, maintainer of the PostgreSQL installers and one of the projects resident Windows hackers. He also serves on the project’s web and sysadmin teams and is a member of the PostgreSQL Core Team. Dave is employed by EnterpriseDB where he works as a software architect and developer on EnterpriseDB products in addition to his community PostgreSQL work.

Frank Fanzilli

Director of The Linux Foundation and former global CIO at the international investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB)

Frank is a highly respected information technology leader. He spent 17 years at Credit Suisse First Boston, ultimately as Global CIO. Frank managed a $2 billion budget and transformed IT from a service provider into a strategic catalyst. He has served on the Boards of leading data management companies: 1010data (acquired in 2015 by Advance Newhouse); Asset Control (acquired in 2013 by Marlin Equity Partners); and CommVault (NASDAQ: CLVT). He also has been a director of The Linux Foundation for more than a decade. Frank earned an MBA with distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Craig Guarente

CEO and Founder of Palisade Compliance

Craig is the CEO and founder of Palisade Compliance. Founded in 2011, Palisade Compliance is now the leading independent provider of Oracle licensing, contracting, audit defense, and cost reduction services. Palisade Compliance enables businesses to reduce their Oracle costs, stay in compliance, and take back control of their Oracle business relationship. Before founding Palisade, Craig worked at Oracle for over 15 years. Starting as a contract specialist drafting database license contracts, Craig worked his way up the organization until he was Oracle’s Global Vice President of Contracts, Business Practices, and Migrations. In addition to his Global VP role, Craig was also the Global Process Owner for Oracle’s customer audit teams (LMS), a member of Oracle’s CIO advisory board, and Oracle’s representative on the Oracle User Group’s contract and licensing advisory board.

Michael Meskes, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, credativ Group; PostgreSQL Committer

Michael Meskes is President and CEO of the credativ Group, an industry leader in free software services with offices in six countries. credativ’s Open Source Support Centers employ leading members of a number of open source projects. Michael has been an open source developer for almost 25 years, and has worked on different open source projects, among which Debian and PostgreSQL are most widely known. He also has contributed considerable open source-related presentations on all sorts of events to evangelize open source.

Bruce Momjian

Co-founder and core team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group

In 1996, Bruce played a leading role in organizing other open source database professionals to shepherd PostgreSQL from an academic project into an enterprise-class relational database. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL, Bruce worked as a consultant, developing custom database applications for some of the world’s largest law firms. As an academic, Bruce holds a Masters in Education, was a high school computer science teacher, and lectures internationally at universities.

Joe Schuler

Sr. Business Leader, Vice President

Joe Schuler is Vice President / Senior Business Leader of Data Architecture at MasterCard Worldwide. He leads a team of highly motivated and talented data engineers and administrators in support of various payment and data-related world-class products and services.

Lenley Hensarling

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product Management, EnterpriseDB

Marc Linster

Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Products and Services, EnterpriseDB

Marc is a senior level technology executive with a proven track record in Software Product Development and Information Technology. I am data-driven and I focus on achieving quantifiable results in short timeframes. I am intimately familiar with new business models based on open source or closed source license models.

Matthew Spilich

Director of Engineering Operations, Tripadvisor

Matthew Spilich is a Director of Engineering Operations at Tripadvisor. He and his team manage both the live-site and back-office database infrastructure. His teams also manage operations for big data technologies like Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, Hive, and Presto. Despite all the other technologies, Tripadvisor loves Postgres! It's been a core part of our operations since the beginning and we are continuing to improve our database infrastructure. During his tenure at Tripadvisor, Matt has strived to improve operational rigor and automation around postgres running in a high uptime and high transaction environment.

Kiki Mills Johnston

Managing Director, MassChallenge

Kiki Mills Johnston is Managing Director of MassChallenge’s flagship program in Boston. In this role, she oversees the Boston accelerator and key initiatives, including PULSE@ MassChallenge, MADE@ Masschallenge, and the Newton Innovation Center. Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer for Mission Capital, a Central Texas-based nonprofit advisor that helps solve community problems and drive social change. She was also CEO of Full Circle Fund in the Bay Area and spent more than a decade at the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), where she was President and chief advocate for the sector. Kiki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from American University.

Santiago Comella-Dorda

Partner, Digital McKinsey

Santiago Comella-Dorda is a Partner with Digital McKinsey & Company’s Boston, MA Office and has been at Digital McKinsey for over 13 years. He leads the Agile-at-scale service line. He has supported multiple high tech vendors, financial institutions and other Fortune 100 companies on accelerating innovation. Before joining the Firm, Santiago was a researcher with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Before the SEI, Santiago was a developer for a technology venture and was a second lieutenant in the Spanish air force. Santiago has obtained a Bachelor and Engineering Degree in Computer Science from Centro Politécnico Superior de Zaragoza in Spain, and an MBA from Stanford University. He is an Arjay Miller scholar and a La Caixa scholar (Spain's most prestigious scholarship for graduate studies). Santiago enjoys cooking, reading history, traveling and spending time with his two boys and wife.

Neal Rudnick

Senior Certified IT Specialist

Neal Rudnick has over 30 years of experience in IT and currently works as a Senior Certified IT Specialist with the Washington Systems Center Power Technical Team – PeopleSoft and Oracle at IBM. His career spans multiple disciplines from sizing, architecting, project management, software development and tuning customer environments.

Neal has worked with customers on evaluating and implementing technologies using multiple database and infrastructure technologies in a variety of industries ranging from defense, financial, telecommunications, utility, retail, manufacturing, government and public sector to meet their business requirements and service level agreements.

Ralf Schmidt-Dannert

Executive IT Specialist

Ralf Schmidt-Dannert has over 25 years of experience in IT and currently works as an Executive IT Specialist with the Washington Systems Center Power Technical Team - Oracle at IBM. He has spent the majority of his career focused on very large database environments, designing, testing, and troubleshooting solutions for high performance, high availability and near zero data loss disaster recovery.

Ralf has helped customers in the financial, telecommunications, utility, retail and manufacturing industries choose appropriate database and infrastructure technologies to meet their business requirements for databases up to hundreds of terabytes in size.

Most recently, he’s been evaluating and implementing technologies to provide Database as a Service to customers running their databases on IBM Power servers. This work includes Oracle database on AIX as well as open source databases on Linux on Power.

Jonathan S. Katz

A PostgreSQL Data Type Safari

Jonathan S. Katz is the CTO of VenueBook and an active contributor to the advocacy and outreach efforts of the PostgreSQL community. Prior to VenueBook, Jonathan was the Vice President of Technology at Paperless Post, and has been involved in the New York startup world for about a decade.

Jonathan currently serves as a Director of the United States PostgreSQL Association, a founder and co-chair of the PGConf US conference, co-organizer of the NYC PostgreSQL User Group, and helps with advocacy PostgreSQL Global Development Group such as maintain PostgreSQL.org content and press releases. Jonathan loves how the robustness of PostgreSQL provides amazing opportunities for application developers to do incredible things with their data, and is passionate about convincing more people to adopt PostgreSQL. Jonathan graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics.

George Papp

Former Head of Finacle Core Banking Technology, DBS

George Papp is an IT professional working in the Financial Services industry. He has been pushing the boundaries of technology innovation for over 20 years across Europe, Japan and Singapore, delivering business solutions for Capital Markets, Transaction Banking as well as Core Banking at leading organizations like UBS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank and, until recently, DBS Bank.

George has been particularly vocal and instrumental in breaking the barriers for broader adoption of open source software solutions and cloud migration, even for business critical applications such as Core Banking. Under his leadership, DBS started the upgrade to version 11 of the Finacle core banking platform, deployed on VPC and using Postgres Enterprise DB.

Sachin Dabir

Founder/Director, Ashnik

An IT veteran with more than 25 years of experience in technology industry he is passionate about building solutions to address business challenges. He has built technology solutions for large enterprises in Telecom, Banking, Manufacturing and Government sectors. He is a zealous champion of open source solutions and brings pragmatism while leveraging the technology components. Prior to founding Ashnik he worked with open source leader Red Hat since 2001. As a head of sales and pre-sales he led the foundation of open source business in general and Linux in particular in India.

In 2007 he moved to Singapore and set up ISV eco-system and led the IBM OEM relationship for APAC region for Red Hat. During his stints at MNC companies such as Fujitsu ICIM, Kale consultants in India, he has successfully led sales and product development teams to address technology solutions in Banking and manufacturing industries. He has been invited as a speaker in many public forums such as Linux Asia, Dataquest, NASSCOM, CNBC and others.

Sachin holds a degree in Electronics engineering, a diploma in Marketing Management from Mumbai college and certificate in marketing from prestigious Indian School of Business. His keen interest in open source software and skills in integrating technology solutions to solve business challenges led him to start Ashnik in 2009.

Sunil Kamath

Principal Program Manager Azure SQL services

Sunil Kamath is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft where he works on Azure SQL services. He led the team that delivered the PostgreSQL service on Azure. Prior to Microsoft, Sunil worked at IBM for over 15 years and assumed several technical leadership roles in the area of IBM cloud performance engineering, Hardware Acceleration Lab and as the product performance architect for IBM’s flagship DB2 distributed database. He earned a M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta.

Simon Riggs

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 2ndQuadrant

Simon Riggs is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of 2ndQuadrant. He is also a major developer and committer of the PostgreSQL project. Simon has contributed major features in each of the last 6 versions of PostgreSQL.His work includes recovery and replication performance and monitoring as well as designs for many other features. Simon has worked as a Database Architect for 20 years with high-end solutions experience and certifications on Oracle Teradata and DB2.

Paul C. Zikopoulos

VP of Cognitive Big Data Systems at IBM

Paul C. Zikopoulos is the VP of Cognitive Big Data Systems at IBM. He’s an award winning writer and speaker who has been consulted on the topic of BigData by the popular TV show “60 Minutes,” advises various universities on their graduate analytics programs, and is named on over a dozen “Experts to Follow” lists in social media. You’ll also find Paul taking a very active role around Women in Technology (including a seated board member for Women 2.0, a global network and social platform for aspiring and current female founders of technology ventures). Paul has written 19 books and over 360 articles on data. He doesn’t think NoSQL is something you put on a resume if you don’t have SQL skills and he knows JSON isn’t a person in his department. Ultimately, Paul is trying to figure out the world according to Chloë—his daughter, whom he notes didn’t come with a handbook and is more complex than the topic of BigData itself, but more fun too. The rest of the bio? It would be BLAH BLAH, BLAH, so find him on Twitter @BigData_paulz.

Carl Olofson

Vice President, IDC

Carl is a recognized visionary with over thirty years of a wide range of IT experience that provides a varied and comprehensive capability to understand and address the needs of the IT market, especially in the areas of data management, infrastructure, and development tools software. Provides leadership in such topics as Big Data, memory-optimized (or, in-memory) database, NoSQL database, and Cloud database. Experience ranges from early days as a contract programmer to present position as a research vice president performing industry analysis for IDC. Specialties: Enterprise Data Management, Development Tools, Meta Data Management, Event Driven Architecture, Real Time Integration

Eddie Satterly

Director, Data & Product Engineering & Data Ops at IAG

Mr. Satterly has served in a variety of roles including developer, engineer, architect and CTO over his 27+ year career for startups to Fortune 500 companies. At DataNexus he is building a new data application to serve as a context based data router. Previously he served as the CTO of the Emerging Technologies Group where he oversaw the product technology portfolio as well as the R&D teams in: Cyber, Analytics, Cloud, Social/Mobile & IoT. Prior to that he was in the Office of the CTO at Splunk where he presented at 46 events globally and worked with clients to set data strategy. Just prior to that he was able to revolutionize the way Expedia delivers their core web applications that resulted in improved user experience using highly scalable data environments. Mr Satterly has a BS in Computer Science and Informatics from Indiana University.

Greg Davoll

Executive Director of Database Management Solutions, Quest Software

Greg Davoll has over twenty-five years of enterprise software experience in marketing, product management, product development and corporate development leadership roles across an array of branded software companies including IBM, NetIQ, Sybase, BMC Software, and Embarcadero Technologies. In his current role, Greg leads the product teams that are accountable for Quest Software’s database management portfolio covering database platforms including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Hadoop, DB2, and SAP. Scope includes product strategy, product roadmaps, GTM plans, WW programs, competitive intelligence, sales enablement, and evangelism. Greg holds two U.S. patents for his work on database compression at IBM’s Silicon Valley Lab. He received his B.S. degree in Mathematics-Computer Science from Colorado School of Mines.

Ilya Kosmodemiansky

Co-Founder and CEO, Data Egret

We are a global, rapidly evolving company that offers a full range of PostgreSQL support services. We see database performance as key to success of any business small or large. Our team of experts specialize in PostgreSQL and alternative systems such as Oracle, IBM DB2, MS SQL Server, MySQL.

Jeremy Booth

Principal Software Engineer, Costain Group

Jeremy is responsible for evaluation of technologies to increase the productivity of the team and the reliability of our software with the goal of reducing development and maintenance costs and improved customer and user experience. He is heavily involved in updating the engineering practices including moving towards an Agile development approach, updating the version control system and the process around software release. Working with the ISO 9001 and Tickit plus accreditation. Helped identify areas of concern and develop the process to achieve ISO 27001 accreditation. Jeremy is a Ttchnical expert for automated integration testing using Cucumber for developer environments and continuous integration builds under Jenkins.
Involved in architecture, design and estimation for customer tendering processes.
Responsible for delivery of projects at a technical level, managing the developer teams to achieve customer expectations, budgetary expectations and timescale expectations.
Working with the customer to define and clarify requirements and manage expectations.

Kevin Jernigan

Senior Product Manager, Amazon Web Services

Kevin Jernigan is a Senior Product Manager in the Amazon RDS team, responsible for product management for the PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora. He started his career at Oracle in 1987, as a product manager responsible for Oracle Database benchmarks, utilities, and Oracle Parallel Server, now called Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC). In 1994, he co-founded Emergent Technologies, a technology consulting company that specialized in high-end DW and OLTP database implementations. After selling Emergent in 1999, he co-founded Xpiron in 2000, which provided online booking management services to health & fitness clubs. Kevin returned to Oracle in 2009, as a product manager responsible for more than twenty Oracle Database features related to performance and storage management, including Advanced Compression, Database In-Memory, Hybrid Columnar Compression, and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM). He joined AWS in January 2016.

Peter Eisentraut

PostgreSQL developer, 2ndQuadrant Development Group, and Core Team Member, 2ndQuadrrant

Peter has been a contributor to PostgreSQL development since 1999. He is a committer, core team member, and is involved in many aspects of the community

Rupinder Singh

Lead Systems Engineer, EnterpriseDB

Rupinder leads the consulting and training services division for EDB Postgres and PostgreSQL, He enables content design and development for EDB Postgres users.

Sunil Kamath

Principal Program Manager Azure SQL services

Sunil Kamath is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft where he works on Azure SQL services. He led the team that delivered the PostgreSQL service on Azure. Prior to Microsoft, Sunil worked at IBM for over 15 years and assumed several technical leadership roles in the area of IBM cloud performance engineering, Hardware Acceleration Lab and as the product performance architect for IBM’s flagship DB2 distributed database. He earned a M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta.

Hilary Mason

Founder, Fast Forward Labs

Hilary Mason is Founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, a machine intelligence research company, and Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners. Previously, Hilary was Chief Scientist at bitly. She co-hosts a DataGotham, a conference for New York's home-grown data community, and co-founded HackNY, a non-profit that helps engineering students find opportunities in New York's creative technical economy. She’s on the board of the Anita Borg Institute and an advisor to several companies including Sparkfun Electronics, Wildcard, and Wonder. Hilary served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Technology Advisory Board, and is a member of Brooklyn hacker collective NYC Resistor.

John R. Rymer

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

John serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He leads Forrester's AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce's platform. John is a leading expert on enterprise middleware. Included in his coverage are the Java application servers from IBM, Red Hat JBoss, and Oracle, as well as Microsoft's .NET. John is the lead analyst on Forrester's application development strategy, sourcing, and structure playbook. He is an authority on the enterprise strategies of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle and contributes to Forrester's coverage of low-code application platforms and business rules platforms.

Ed Boyajian

President & CEO, EnterpriseDB

Since 2008, Ed Boyajian has led EDB around his vision to transform and disrupt the $34B relational database industry. Under his leadership, EDB is recognized as a leading open source Postgres database company with over 3,400 customers worldwide. Ed’s passion for technical product excellence and world-class support and services has been the catalyst for delivering the industry-leading Postgres products now in use at many of the Fortune 500. Prior to EDB, Ed spent six years at Red Hat®, Inc. Ed earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously served as a Captain in the US Army.

Robert Haas

Major Contributor to PostgreSQL

Robert Haas has been a Major Contributor to the PostgreSQL Global Development Group since 2008 and has developed many significant scalability and performance enhancements for the PostgreSQL core code base. Because of his deep technical knowledge, Robert is an influential voice in the PostgreSQL community and plays a critical role setting priorities and guiding releases. He is also a Committer for the community and reviews code before it is accepted into the code base. Robert joined EDB in 2010 and currently leads the engineering group as Vice President and Chief Database Architect. He received his B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Dan Woods

Founder, Evolved Media/Contributor Forbes.com

Dan is constantly seeking out how technology is working and how it is not. Dan performs research in collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, IT practitioners at all levels, and vendors. Dan publishes his findings in Forbes.com and on his own site CITOResearch.com, which is dedicated to advancing the craft of technology leadership. He speaks about his research in venues large and small.

Raffi Holzer

Product Manager at Pivotal Labs

Raffi Holzer is a product manager at pivotal labs. As a product management consultant he has helped enterprises and startups alike build software better. He has an eye for design and a passion for data science. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in mechanical and bioengineering.

Kathleen Kennedy

President of the MIT Enterprise Forum

In her 15 years at MIT, Kathleen has helped MIT Technology Review to redefine the magazine brand and to achieve success in a rapidly changing market. She has established several new lines of business around the world. She leads events, sales and licensing for MIT’s media company as well as the global team of the entrepreneurial support organization, the MIT Enterprise Forum.Kathleen started her career in accounting, but she quickly found her true calling in media. She left the financial world to join a startup that specialized in media research for the film industry.

Dave Page

pgAdmin project leader, PostgreSQL Core Team

Dave Page has been actively involved in the PostgreSQL Project since 1998, as the lead developer of pgAdmin, maintainer of the PostgreSQL installers and one of the projects resident Windows hackers. He also serves on the project’s web and sysadmin teams and is a member of the PostgreSQL Core Team. Dave is employed by EnterpriseDB where he works as a software architect and developer on EnterpriseDB products in addition to his community PostgreSQL work.

Frank Fanzilli

Director of The Linux Foundation and former global CIO at the international investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB)

Frank is a highly respected information technology leader. He spent 17 years at Credit Suisse First Boston, ultimately as Global CIO. Frank managed a $2 billion budget and transformed IT from a service provider into a strategic catalyst. He has served on the Boards of leading data management companies: 1010data (acquired in 2015 by Advance Newhouse); Asset Control (acquired in 2013 by Marlin Equity Partners); and CommVault (NASDAQ: CLVT). He also has been a director of The Linux Foundation for more than a decade. Frank earned an MBA with distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Craig Guarente

CEO and Founder of Palisade Compliance

Craig is the CEO and founder of Palisade Compliance. Founded in 2011, Palisade Compliance is now the leading independent provider of Oracle licensing, contracting, audit defense, and cost reduction services. Palisade Compliance enables businesses to reduce their Oracle costs, stay in compliance, and take back control of their Oracle business relationship. Before founding Palisade, Craig worked at Oracle for over 15 years. Starting as a contract specialist drafting database license contracts, Craig worked his way up the organization until he was Oracle’s Global Vice President of Contracts, Business Practices, and Migrations. In addition to his Global VP role, Craig was also the Global Process Owner for Oracle’s customer audit teams (LMS), a member of Oracle’s CIO advisory board, and Oracle’s representative on the Oracle User Group’s contract and licensing advisory board.

Michael Meskes, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, credativ Group; PostgreSQL Committer

Michael Meskes is President and CEO of the credativ Group, an industry leader in free software services with offices in six countries. credativ’s Open Source Support Centers employ leading members of a number of open source projects. Michael has been an open source developer for almost 25 years, and has worked on different open source projects, among which Debian and PostgreSQL are most widely known. He also has contributed considerable open source-related presentations on all sorts of events to evangelize open source.

Bruce Momjian

Co-founder and core team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group

In 1996, Bruce played a leading role in organizing other open source database professionals to shepherd PostgreSQL from an academic project into an enterprise-class relational database. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL, Bruce worked as a consultant, developing custom database applications for some of the world’s largest law firms. As an academic, Bruce holds a Masters in Education, was a high school computer science teacher, and lectures internationally at universities.

Joe Schuler

Sr. Business Leader, Vice President

Joe Schuler is Vice President / Senior Business Leader of Data Architecture at MasterCard Worldwide. He leads a team of highly motivated and talented data engineers and administrators in support of various payment and data-related world-class products and services.

Lenley Hensarling

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product Management, EnterpriseDB

Marc Linster

Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Products and Services, EnterpriseDB

Marc is a senior level technology executive with a proven track record in Software Product Development and Information Technology. I am data-driven and I focus on achieving quantifiable results in short timeframes. I am intimately familiar with new business models based on open source or closed source license models.

Matthew Spilich

Director of Engineering Operations, Tripadvisor

Matthew Spilich is a Director of Engineering Operations at Tripadvisor. He and his team manage both the live-site and back-office database infrastructure. His teams also manage operations for big data technologies like Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, Hive, and Presto. Despite all the other technologies, Tripadvisor loves Postgres! It's been a core part of our operations since the beginning and we are continuing to improve our database infrastructure. During his tenure at Tripadvisor, Matt has strived to improve operational rigor and automation around postgres running in a high uptime and high transaction environment.

Kiki Mills Johnston

Managing Director, MassChallenge

Kiki Mills Johnston is Managing Director of MassChallenge’s flagship program in Boston. In this role, she oversees the Boston accelerator and key initiatives, including PULSE@ MassChallenge, MADE@ Masschallenge, and the Newton Innovation Center. Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer for Mission Capital, a Central Texas-based nonprofit advisor that helps solve community problems and drive social change. She was also CEO of Full Circle Fund in the Bay Area and spent more than a decade at the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), where she was President and chief advocate for the sector. Kiki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from American University.

Santiago Comella-Dorda

Partner, Digital McKinsey

Santiago Comella-Dorda is a Partner with Digital McKinsey & Company’s Boston, MA Office and has been at Digital McKinsey for over 13 years. He leads the Agile-at-scale service line. He has supported multiple high tech vendors, financial institutions and other Fortune 100 companies on accelerating innovation. Before joining the Firm, Santiago was a researcher with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Before the SEI, Santiago was a developer for a technology venture and was a second lieutenant in the Spanish air force. Santiago has obtained a Bachelor and Engineering Degree in Computer Science from Centro Politécnico Superior de Zaragoza in Spain, and an MBA from Stanford University. He is an Arjay Miller scholar and a La Caixa scholar (Spain's most prestigious scholarship for graduate studies). Santiago enjoys cooking, reading history, traveling and spending time with his two boys and wife.

Neal Rudnick

Senior Certified IT Specialist

Neal Rudnick has over 30 years of experience in IT and currently works as a Senior Certified IT Specialist with the Washington Systems Center Power Technical Team – PeopleSoft and Oracle at IBM. His career spans multiple disciplines from sizing, architecting, project management, software development and tuning customer environments.

Neal has worked with customers on evaluating and implementing technologies using multiple database and infrastructure technologies in a variety of industries ranging from defense, financial, telecommunications, utility, retail, manufacturing, government and public sector to meet their business requirements and service level agreements.

Ralf Schmidt-Dannert

Executive IT Specialist

Ralf Schmidt-Dannert has over 25 years of experience in IT and currently works as an Executive IT Specialist with the Washington Systems Center Power Technical Team - Oracle at IBM. He has spent the majority of his career focused on very large database environments, designing, testing, and troubleshooting solutions for high performance, high availability and near zero data loss disaster recovery.

Ralf has helped customers in the financial, telecommunications, utility, retail and manufacturing industries choose appropriate database and infrastructure technologies to meet their business requirements for databases up to hundreds of terabytes in size.

Most recently, he’s been evaluating and implementing technologies to provide Database as a Service to customers running their databases on IBM Power servers. This work includes Oracle database on AIX as well as open source databases on Linux on Power.

Jonathan S. Katz

A PostgreSQL Data Type Safari

Jonathan S. Katz is the CTO of VenueBook and an active contributor to the advocacy and outreach efforts of the PostgreSQL community. Prior to VenueBook, Jonathan was the Vice President of Technology at Paperless Post, and has been involved in the New York startup world for about a decade.

Jonathan currently serves as a Director of the United States PostgreSQL Association, a founder and co-chair of the PGConf US conference, co-organizer of the NYC PostgreSQL User Group, and helps with advocacy PostgreSQL Global Development Group such as maintain PostgreSQL.org content and press releases. Jonathan loves how the robustness of PostgreSQL provides amazing opportunities for application developers to do incredible things with their data, and is passionate about convincing more people to adopt PostgreSQL. Jonathan graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics.

George Papp

Former Head of Finacle Core Banking Technology, DBS

George Papp is an IT professional working in the Financial Services industry. He has been pushing the boundaries of technology innovation for over 20 years across Europe, Japan and Singapore, delivering business solutions for Capital Markets, Transaction Banking as well as Core Banking at leading organizations like UBS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank and, until recently, DBS Bank.

George has been particularly vocal and instrumental in breaking the barriers for broader adoption of open source software solutions and cloud migration, even for business critical applications such as Core Banking. Under his leadership, DBS started the upgrade to version 11 of the Finacle core banking platform, deployed on VPC and using Postgres Enterprise DB.

Sachin Dabir

Founder/Director, Ashnik

An IT veteran with more than 25 years of experience in technology industry he is passionate about building solutions to address business challenges. He has built technology solutions for large enterprises in Telecom, Banking, Manufacturing and Government sectors. He is a zealous champion of open source solutions and brings pragmatism while leveraging the technology components. Prior to founding Ashnik he worked with open source leader Red Hat since 2001. As a head of sales and pre-sales he led the foundation of open source business in general and Linux in particular in India.

In 2007 he moved to Singapore and set up ISV eco-system and led the IBM OEM relationship for APAC region for Red Hat. During his stints at MNC companies such as Fujitsu ICIM, Kale consultants in India, he has successfully led sales and product development teams to address technology solutions in Banking and manufacturing industries. He has been invited as a speaker in many public forums such as Linux Asia, Dataquest, NASSCOM, CNBC and others.

Sachin holds a degree in Electronics engineering, a diploma in Marketing Management from Mumbai college and certificate in marketing from prestigious Indian School of Business. His keen interest in open source software and skills in integrating technology solutions to solve business challenges led him to start Ashnik in 2009.

Simon Riggs

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 2ndQuadrant

Simon Riggs is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of 2ndQuadrant. He is also a major developer and committer of the PostgreSQL project. Simon has contributed major features in each of the last 6 versions of PostgreSQL.His work includes recovery and replication performance and monitoring as well as designs for many other features. Simon has worked as a Database Architect for 20 years with high-end solutions experience and certifications on Oracle Teradata and DB2.

2017 Agenda

At-A-Glance

PRE-CONFERENCE
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CONFERENCE DAY 1
Tuesday, June 27
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Featured Keynotes
Fireside Chat
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CONFERENCE DAY 2
Wednesday, June 28
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Featured Keynotes
Lightning Talks
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7:30
8:30
REGISTRATION OPENS | CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30
8:45
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Kathleen Kennedy | MIT, Postgres Vision Emcee
8:45
9:40
Keynote | The Race to Digital
The benefits of digital leadership are clear: greater agility, faster innovation, and higher operating margins. While most enterprises embrace digital transformation, few have been able to achieve it across their entire organization due to myriad organizational, operational and legacy system challenges. EnterpriseDB President and CEO, Ed Boyajian, will share best practices and proven solutions to overcoming obstacles and speed up full digital adoption across your organization.
Ed Boyajian | President and CEO, EnterpriseDB
9:40
9:55
Keynote | How Organizations are Winning with Open Technology in the era of Artificial Intelligence
As the value of computing evolves from scaling process automation to scaling knowledge and insights, companies are becoming smarter. Machine Learning shifts analytics beyond predictive to prescriptive, augmenting human capabilities and unlocking advanced intelligence across processes and products. This Keynote will illustrate examples of how companies are adopting Machine and Deep Learning, transforming their business and disrupting industries from healthcare to retail to financial services, and how Open technology ecosystems are key to enabling rapid success.
Speaker: Paul Zikopoulos | Vice President, Cognitive Big Data Systems, IBM
9:55
10:45
The User Experience | Unlocking Advanced Intelligence
Moderator: Kathleen Kennedy | Co-founder of HUBweek and Director MIT Special Projects
Panel: Paul Zikopoulos | Vice President, Cognitive Big Data Systems, IBM
Panel: Luc Billion | Operational Director Infrastructure, Systems, Services & Support, SMALS
Panel: Eddie Satterly | Director, Data & Product Engineering & Data Ops, IAG
Panel: Adam Kocoloski | IBM Fellow, CTO Watson Data Platform, IBM
10:45
11:00
BREAK | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
11:00
11:30
The Business of Enterprise Agility
For hundreds of years, organizations have been designed around functional silos and command and control structures. Yet, those approaches are ill equipped to keep pace with the speed of change and the uncertainty in today's markets. To counter this challenge, learn how leading organizations are quickly adopting the concepts of agile software development and applying them broadly.

See how organizations are creating teams with marketeers, attorneys, technologists and operations to accomplish business outcomes quickly. Examine the accelerated learning cycles, that keep org structures flexible and fostering a culture of empowerment and risk taking. Realize that software is everywhere and why a flexible technology foundation and delivery process is an imperative to support your business goals. The leading adopters of enterprise agility are prospering. The laggers will struggle.
Speaker: Santiago Comella-Dorda | Partner at McKinsey & Company, Business Technology Practice
11:30
12:00
Discussion | The Business of Enterprise Agility: Discussion
Join industry analysts for a robust discussion on the ways in which organizations are leveraging agile software development as a way to gain competitive advantage.
Moderator: Kathleen Kennedy | Co-founder of HUBweek and Director MIT Special Projects and Postgres Vision Emcee
Speaker: Santiago Comella-Dorda | Partner at Digital McKinsey
Speaker: Carl Olofson | Vice President, IDC
Speaker: Ed Boyajian | CEO, EnterpriseDB
12:00
1:30
LUNCH | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
1:30
2:30
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK ONE
Track 1 - Business: An Operating Model for Company-Wide Agile Development
Organizations are succeeding with agile software and product development in discrete projects and teams. To do so in multiple business units and product groups requires rethinking foundational processes, structures, and relationships.
Moderator:
Santiago Comella-Dorda | Partner at Digital McKinsey
Panel:
Frank Fanzilli | Former Global CIO at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) and Director, Linux Foundation
Matthew Spilich | Director of Engineering Operations, TripAdvisor
Joe Schuler | Senior Business Leader and Vice President, Mastercard
Lenley Hensarling | Senior Vice President Strategy and Product Management, EnterpriseDB
Track 2 - For the Community - Technology & Roadmap: pgAdmin: From Hobby to Multi-million Dollar Collaboration
pgAdmin is the leading Open Source management and administration tool supporting PostgreSQL, EDB Postgres Advanced Server and Greenplum Database. Originally started as a spare time project nearly 20 years ago, the current 4th generation version is estimated by Black Duck's Open Hub to have cost around two million dollars.
This talk will examine the history of the pgAdmin project and how it evolved to become a major project with ongoing collaboration between the Open Source community around it and major contributing companies EDB and Pivotal. We'll look at examples of recent developments showing how the project is improving, moving from a pure "scratch your own itch" development model to one that includes professional processes and software engineering practices, whilst still allowing for community contributions.
Speakers:
Dave Page | VP and Chief Architect, Tools and Installers, EnterpriseDB
Raffi Holzer | Product Manager, Pivotal Labs
Track 3 - For the Developer, DBA and Enterprise Architect: Integrating Data in a Polyglot Persistence World - Better DevOps in the Cloud
The cloud promises greater agility and speed-to-market for developing new applications, but can also create many challenges for IT. Learn how companies are improving DevOps functions using PaaS and DBaaS options for public, private, and hybrid cloud environments to speed up development while still maintaining full control over usage and environmental configurations.
In this session, we will discuss the ways that Postgres allows you to reach out into other data sources or engines such as Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, MySQL or Oracle, and combine information in one location, allowing applications to query from a single data store yet still take advantage of the benefits that polyglot persistence provides.
Presenters:
John Rymer | Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development and Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research
Marc Linster | Senior Vice President, Product Development and Services, EnterpriseDB
Track 4 - Hands-On Workshop (In high demand. Save your seat now.): Managing Postgres for Mission Critical Digital Applications
Learn how to use Postgres streaming replication and failover technology to create highly available and resilient architectures that meet the most stringent enterprise requirements.
Presenters:
Rupinder Chaniana, | Senior Systems Engineer and Training Specialist, EnterpriseDB
2:30
2:45
Conference Break | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
2:45
3:45
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK TWO
Track 1 Business: Plainly AWeSome: Managed PostgreSQL Services on Amazon RDS
Tired of patches and backups? Examine Amazon Relational Database Service, as a way to easily set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. See how key Amazon RDS functionality, availability and management concepts can be the supporting infrastructure that enables you to focus on your application and enjoy all that PostgreSQL has to offer. Learn about the new PostgreSQL compatible version of the Amazon Aurora database, and see demo of a simple migration from Oracle to PostgreSQL.
Speaker:
Kevin Jernigan | Senior Product Manager, Amazon RDS
Track 2 - Community - Technology & Roadmap: Investments for Enterprise Performance in Postgres 10.0
Parallelism, partitioning, and executor improvements are key building blocks to take Postgres to the next level. This talk will preview these and other enterprise features in Postgres 10 and share perspective and context on further work in Postgres 11 and beyond.
Speakers:
Robert Haas | Vice President and Chief Database Architect, EnterpriseDB
Track 3 DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: Voice of the Customer - Real-World Postgres Transformations
Hear about the experiences of two major brands as two data professionals share their experiences developing real-world solutions with Postgres and field questions about their success.
  1. IAG, a multinational insurance company based in Sydney, has adopted Postgres for an Enterprise Data Hub initiative, enabling the decommissioning of 25 bespoke data warehouses with more than 20TB of data. Expecting to save $7.1 million over three years, IAG is also examining the consolidation and migration of up to 1,000 applications from Oracle, MySQL, and others.
  2. Costain, a major civil and infrastructure engineering company based in London, needed to modernize the backup system for tunnel traffic surveillance in London and achieve greater resilience or risk traffic gridlock from tunnel closures. Costain strategically deployed replication with the database to achieve a 92% improvement in system response time.
Speakers:
Oscar Herrera | Field CTO, EnterpriseDB
Eddie Satterly | Director, Data & Product Engineering & Data Ops, IAG
Jeremy Booth | Principal Software Engineer, Costain
Track 4 - Hands-On Workshop (In high demand. Save your seat now.): Protect Against Threats in Today’s Connected Digital World
Dig into the core features of data security and the protections available for enterprise-class and mission-critical workloads. Learn best practices for applying security protections at multiple layers, including the server, application, database, object, and data levels.
Speaker:
Rupinder Chaniana | Senior Systems Engineer and Training Specialist and Training Specialist, EnterpriseDB
3:45
4:15
Break | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
4:15
5:15
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK THREE
Track 1 - Business: Turning Walls into Bridges: Extending your Legacy Infrastructure for Competitive Advantage
Existing infrastructure represents a major prior investment in technology and supporting skills. However, the requirements and capabilities of legacy systems often do not sync with the agile, continuous deployment methodologies driving innovation cycles in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace. This session examines these challenges and offers real-world solutions from senior IT leaders.
Moderator:
Lenley Hensarling | Senior Vice President Strategy and Product Management, EnterpriseDB
Panelists:
Matthew Spilich | Director of Engineering Operations, TripAdvisor
Joe Schuler | Senior Business Leader and Vice President, Mastercard
Michael Meskes, Ph.D. | President and CEO, credativ Group; PostgreSQL Committer
Carl Olofson | Vice President, IDC
Greg Davoll | Executive Director of Database Management Solutions, Quest Software
Track 2 - Community - Technology & Roadmap PostgreSQL Worst Practices
Twenty of the worst PostgreSQL practices and how to avoid them.
Speaker:
Ilya Kosmodemiansky | co-founder and CEO at Data Egret
Track 3 DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: PostgreSQL Futures, 2017
PostgreSQL has now reached a new milestone: PostgreSQL 10. Understand the engineering challenges facing PostgreSQL users and look at new extensions and the emerging supporting tools. Examine other new innovations and features emerging from the Postgres-derivative ecosystem and see how to bring them back into core PostgreSQL. Look at various ideas from the general sphere of databases and datastores and gain insight on how to integrate systems into PostgreSQL.
Speaker:
Simon Riggs | Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 2NDQuadrant
Track 4 - Hands-On Workshop (In high demand. Save your seat now.): Integrate Big Data for Insight-Driven Applications
Learn how to create flexible polyglot data architectures with JSONB using Foreign Data Wrappers for data sources such as MongoDB, Hadoop, Hive, and Spark.
This session will cover designing polyglot data architectures that combine your enterprise data sources from Mongo and Hadoop into a single consistent data view for agile development and deployment.
We will discuss building apps with JSONB and how to use it in your applications, an approach to building consistent enterprise views through the use of Foreign Data Wrappers, bringing you Mongo, MySQL and HDFS data under the EDB Postgres umbrella, and finally will demonstrate how to use the EPAS containers to spin up development databases without a DBA’s involvement.
Speaker:
Oscar Herrera | Field CTO, EnterpriseDB
5:15
5:30
Break | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
5:15
6:15
Hands-On Workshop | Monitor and Secure Your Digital Enterprise
Explore the fundamental monitoring requirements for highly available and highly performant Postgres implementations. Discuss the tools that can be used to create an exception-based monitoring and alerting environment that meets enterprise requirements.
Rupinder Chaniana | Senior Systems Engineer and Training Specialist, EnterpriseDB
5:30
8:00
POSTGRES ROCKS PARTY | THE POSTGRES ROCKS BAR Royal Sonesta Boston
8:00
9:00
BREAKFAST | POSTGRES VISION EXPO | POSTGRES ROCK STAR 1:1s
9:00
9:10
WELCOME AND RECAP
Ed Boyajian | President and CEO, EDB Postgres
9:10
10:00
Keynote | Innovating Through Data
Data technologies are impacting how we think about the future of our businesses. In this talk, we'll explore why data offers a disruptive opportunity today, what's possible with machine learning in 2017 and how we got to this point, examine current applications from consumer apps to insurance to marketing and financial markets, and finally imagine what will be possible in the near future.
Hilary Mason | Founder at Fast Forward Labs, Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners
10:00
11:00
BREAK | POSTGRES VISION EXPO | POSTGRES ROCK STAR 1:1s | VIP RECEPTION
11:00
12:00
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK FOUR
Track 1 - Business: Increasing the Velocity of Innovation through Open Source-based Cost Optimization
Digital businesses require agility at scale to be successful. Legacy DBMS providers can have rigid license and business practices that make it difficult to start-up new environments quickly or to shift workloads easily between cloud and on-premises deployments. Reducing dependence on traditional vendors can increase agility while enabling a significant shift in budget available to support innovation.
Moderator:
Graham Brooks | Partner, .406 Ventures
Panelists:
Craig Guarente | CEO of Palisade Compliance
Joe Schuler | Senior Business Leader and Vice President, Mastercard
Ed Boyajian | President and CEO, EnterpriseDB
Dan Woods | Founder, Evolved Media and Contributor to Forbes.com
Track 2 - Community - Development Models: Development Models: Objects Inside and Out
The presentation reviews new development paradigms and illustrates why Postgres is the database platform of choice for data intensive digital business applications.
Speaker:
Bruce Momjian | Co-founder and core team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group
Peter Eisentraut | PostgreSQL Developer and Core Team Member, 2ndQuadrant
Track 3 - DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: Unleash Your Database
Open source database solutions promise to unlock the value of business data, delivering insights faster and transforming big data and analytics, cloud, and mobile into your competitive advantage. In this session, engineers will illustrate the ways in which IBM is disrupting the hardware marketplace that serves PostgresQL database software to enable open source, hybrid cloud deployments that are performance- ready and proven to lower total-cost of-ownership. Look at deployment and integration options such as software-as-a-service and tech features that enable separate workloads on the same server with increased efficiencies. Review features in consolidation and virtualization. See how these breakthroughs set a new standard in reliability, security, and management for the most demanding workloads.
Speakers:
Neal Rudnick | Certified Senior IT Specialist, IBM Analytics
Ralf Schmidt-Dannert | Executive IT Specialist, IBM
Track 4 - For the Developer, DBA, and Enterprise Architect: DBaaS and PaaS for Agile and Controlled Application Development
An organization’s effort to speed up time-to-market should not result in a loss of control. However, a McKinsey study showed that when IT groups opened up self-service without constraints to developers, service levels fell and cost went up. New technologies provide self-service to developers while allowing DBAs to retain control over the environment. Attend this talk to learn how defining templates and service plans can expedite the flow of innovative applications through the development pipeline while staying in control of deployments.
Speaker:
Jason Davis | Senior Director of Product Management, EnterpriseDB
12:00
1:00
LUNCH | POSTGRES VISION EXPO | POSTGRES ROCK STAR 1:1s
1:00
1:45
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK Five
Track 1 - Business: Open Source At Work - Strategic Choices of SouthEast Asian Banks Along a Digital Transformation Journey
Enterprises are moving quickly toward embracing digital transformation in order to stay ahead of the game and sometimes - to stay in the game! Open source technologies are among the most critical elements that enable the strategic and operational plan toward achieving the “new normal,” increasingly understood as digital transformation.
In this session, Ashnik provides insights from two major SouthEast Asian banking establishments that address the reasons, challenges and opportunities in the adoption and use case scenarios of PostgreSQL
Moderator:
Sachin Dabir | Director, Ashnik
Panelists:
George Papp | Former Head of Finacle Core Banking Technology, DBS
Track 2 - Community - Technology & Roadmap: A PostgreSQL Data Type Safari
Did you know that PostgreSQL, unlike most databases can store data beyond just numbers and strings? Let’s go on an adventure and see how PostgreSQL 9.6 can capture, manipulate, and retrieve complex data structures efficiently! In this session, we will examine a number of different data structures, such as temporal types, ranges, polygons, and JSON. Gain best practices to enable PostgresSQL functions and indexing methods for easy manipulation and quick retrieval., as well as common pitfalls to avoid. Get a sneak peek at data type support in PostgreSQL 10.
Speaker:
Jonathan S. Katz | CTO, VenueBook
Track 3 - DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: Microsoft - Develop Intelligent Apps Using Azure Cloud Platform and Managed PostgreSQL Service.
Learn how you can develop and deploy apps using the best of Open Source and Microsoft innovation. Azure Database for PostgreSQL is a managed database service built for developers using the community PostgreSQL database technology you love without the management and administration burden. In this session, you will learn about how the enterprise-grade capabilities such as built-in high availability, security, and dynamic scaling and the integration with our Azure cloud services is transforming companies of all sizes and empowering developers to rapidly build and scale intelligent apps.
Speaker:
Sunil Kamath | Principal Program Manager Azure SQLServices, Microsoft
Marc Linster | Senior Vice President, Product Development and Services, EnterpriseDB
1:45
2:00
BREAK | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
2:00
3:00
Contest | Lightning Talks Rapid Fire Demos
The Lightning Talks are designed to illustrate Postgres capabilities and application scenarios, and demonstrate novel ways developers use Postgres to move data across enterprise networks. Most importantly, the Lighting Talks will give individuals with unique and innovative ideas an opportunity to showcase their ingenuity. Winner(s) will be announced during closing remarks of Postgres Vision
Hosted by:
Dave Page | Vice President, Chief Architect, Tools & Installers, EnterpriseDB & PostgreSQL Global Development Group Core Team member
JUDGES:
Simon Riggs | Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 2ndQuadrant
Graham Brooks | Partner, .406 Ventures
Kiki Mills Johnston | Managing Director, MassChallenge Boston
Kathleen Kennedy | Co-Founder of HUBWeek and Director MIT Special Projects
Win DJI Phantom 3 4K Video Drone. It just takes one idea.
The Lightning Talks will illustrate Postgres capabilities and application scenarios, and demonstrate novel ways developers use Postgres to move data across enterprise networks. Most importantly, the Lighting Talks will give individuals with unique and innovative ideas an opportunity to showcase their ingenuity.
The winner(s) will be announced during closing remarks of Postgres Vision
3:00
3:30
WRAP-UP
Kathleen Kennedy | Co-Founder of HUBWeek and Director MIT Special Projects
Ed Boyajian | President and CEO, EnterpriseDB
3:30
9:00
Boston Museum of Science and Fenway Park | (self-guided)
8:30
5:30
POSTGRES VISION | POSTGRES CERTIFICATION DAY @ MIT - THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 - Sponsored by EnterpriseDB
Becoming certified in Postgres administration demonstrates higher levels of proficiency, expertise, and earning potential in the marketplace. EnterpriseDB is offering a Certification Day conveniently timed with Postgres Vision to provide event registrants with an extraordinary opportunity to become certified in Postgres. PostgreSQL Community Leaders Bruce Momjian, co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group and Core Team Member, and Robert Haas, Major Contributor to the PostgreSQL project, will be on hand for Q&A sessions. Also, Postgres instructors from EnterpriseDB will be on hand to help with the preparation and Certification process. Both activities aim to put participants in the strongest possible position for scoring well on the Certification exam. This unique training opportunity will take place at the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Postgres Training & Certification Day @ MIT: $599

The Postgres Training & Certification Day is offered during the Postgres Vision Registration process. Click here to register.

The $599 Postgres Training & Certification Day at MIT is valued at over $2,800 ($1800 for eLearning training: EDB Postgres Advanced Server Administration Essentials; $250 for attempt at EDB Postgres Advanced Server Associate Certification; $500 for a seat in an EDB open-enrollment training class, per day. $395 Postgres Vision registration)

8:30
10:30
Migrating to EDB Postgres Advanced Server - Rupinder Chaniana | Q&A - Getting ready for Certification - Rupinder Chaniana
11:00
12:30
Making Postgres Central in Your Data Center
Postgres has the unique ability to act as a powerful data aggregator in many data centers. This talk explores why Postgres is uniquely capable of functioning as a central database in enterprises and shows how Postgres' extensibility, access to foreign data sources, and ability to handle NoSQL-like and data warehousing workloads gives it unmatched capabilities to function in this role.

Bruce Momjian, Senior Database Architect, co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and Core Team Member
Peter Eisentraut, PostgreSQL developer, 2ndQuadrant Development Group, and Core Team Member
12:30
1:30
LUNCH
1:30
3:30
The PostgreSQL Query Planner | Robert Haas, Vice President, Chief Database Architect, and Major Contributor to the PostgreSQL project
3:30
5:30
Certification Lab | Monitored by Rupinder Chaniana
To register for the Training & Certification Day at MIT, please click here.

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Kathleen Kennedy

President, MIT Technology Review and Enterprise Forum

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Ed Boyajian

CEO EnterpriseDB

Since 2008, Ed has led EDB around his vision to tranform and distrupt the #30B relational database industry. Under his leadership, EnterpriseDB has become recognized as the postres database company with over 2400 customers worldwide. Ed’s passion for technical product excellence and world class support andservice has been the catalyst for delivering the industry leading Postgres Plus family of products[/one_half_last]

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