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

 
#POSTGRESVISION
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

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.

Oleg Bartunov

Major Contributor to PostgreSQL

Oleg is a professional astronomer and his first acquaintance with PostgreSQL was connected with astronomy problems. Since 1996 Oleg is involved in developing and promoting the PostgreSQL in Russia. Oleg’s PostgreSQL contributions include the locale support, GiST, GIN and SP-GiST extensibility infrastructures, full text search, KNN, NoSQL features (hstore and jsonb) and several extensions including fuzzy search, support for tree-like structures and arrays. Oleg is a co-founder and CEO of Postgres Professional company. Oleg graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Faculty of Physics) in 1982 and since then he is a research scientist in Sternberg Astronomical Institute of MSU.

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.

Magnus Hagander

Core Team member and Major Developer of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Magnus Hagander is a developer and a committer in the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. He is also one of the core members of the postgresql.org infrastructure team, maintaining the servers that power the project, and one of the maintainers of the postgresql.org website. He also contributes to pgAdmin and other related projects.

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.

Christopher Schroeder

Author, Startup Rising

Christopher M. Schroeder is a Washington D.C. - and New York City - based entrepreneur and venture investor. He co-founded HealthCentral.com, one of the nation’s largest social and content platforms in health and wellness, backed by Sequoia Capital, Polaris Ventures, The Carlyle Group, Allen & Company and IAC Corporation. The company was sold to the health media publisher, Remedy Health, in January 2012 where Schroeder remained a board advisor.

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.

Mark Porter

General Manager of RDS Postgres, Amazon Web Services

Mark is the General Manager of RDS Postgres, RDS MySQL, RDS MariaDB, AWS Database Migration Service (DMS), and the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) at AWS. Mark is also the Director of Engineering for the RDS Platform, the generic code that all of the RDS database engines use to offer the RDS service. He also leads all RDS Worldwide 24×7 operations, quality assurance and performance testing. Mark is deeply interested in all RDS engines, both commercial and open-source, but is particularly focused on the open-source engines. Mark has a deep background in systems programming, performance and scalability. Before Amazon, Mark held positions as CTO of a division of NewsCorp, Vice President of Engineering at Oracle Corporation and an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mark holds a degree in Engineering from Caltech.

Christophe Pettus

Chief Executive Officer of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

Christophe Pettus is Chief Executive Officer of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., a boutique PostgreSQL consultancy based in Alameda, California. He has been working with PostgreSQL nearly 20 years. He has been in the technology industry for over four decades; past employers include NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Apple. He is also on the board of the Django Software Foundation.

Aaron Carreras

Senior Data Architect, FINRA

Aaron Carreras is a senior director of enterprise data at FINRA. He and his team work on all aspects of data coming in and out of FINRA. He is currently focused on FINRA’s move to RDS Postgres. His first taste of cloud was working on the design, development and rollout of FINRA’s first two HBase backed applications in the Cloud. He has spent his entire career working on applications and data in the Finance space.

Aaron Pestel

Director, Government Sales, EnterpriseDB

Álvaro Hernández Tortosa

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 8KData

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist at Red Hat for the North America Western Region

Brad Brech

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Academy of Technology

Keith Alsheimer

Chief Marketing Officer, EnterpriseDB

Lenley Hensarling

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product Management, EnterpriseDB

Bram Vijfuizen

Sr. Product Manager, Infor

Bram Vijfhuizen is a Sr. Product Manager, manages Infor LNs technology stack. Bram has 22+ years of experience in the software industries within different roles. Bram is responsible for driving the technology vision, strategy and roadmap for Infor LN which includes for instance the adoption of open source solutions and cloud technology.

Marc Linster

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

Elisabeth Hendrickson

Elisabeth Hendrickson VP R&D at Pivotal

Prior to working on BDS, Elisabeth was part of the Pivotal Cloud Foundry team. That experience with cloud computing deeply influenced her perspective on data products and pipelines. Prior to joining Pivotal full time, Elisabeth was an independent consultant working with clients all over the world to transform their software development practices. She found herself on a Pivotal Labs project back in 2005 where she first experienced how the Labs agile process makes software development feel productive, energizing, and fun. Elisabeth is the author of Explore It! from Pragmatic Bookshelf. You can find her on Twitter as @testobsessed.

Vibhor Kumar

Director, Solutions Architecture, EnterpriseDB

Pat Fleming

Supplier Business Executive, Avnet

0Pat Fleming is a Supplier Business Executive with Avnet. He joined Avnet 5 years ago, after 30 years with IBM, to support IBM Power Systems NA resellers. Pat has a deep understanding of IBM Power Systems business and a technical understanding of Linux on IBM Power Systems.

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director of The Linux Foundation

Jim Zemlin is Executive Director of The Linux Foundation. Working in this role for more than a decade, he has helped multiple industries navigate major transitions from technologies built with proprietary software to a world in which almost all technology infrastructure is built collaboratively with open source software.

Grant McAlister

Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services

Grant McAlister is a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services where he works on RDS – Amazon’s Relational Database Service, the service he helped found 8 years ago. Prior to AWS, Grant was responsible for the performance, scalability and availability of Amazon’s databases. Before joining Amazon.com in 1999, Grant worked as an Independent Database Consultant and as a Senior Principal Consultant for Oracle Corporation. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta.

Pam Murphy

Chief Operating Officer at Infor

Pam Murphy has been the Chief Operating Officer at Infor since October 2011. Pam’s key achievements include leading Infor’s cloud strategy and the company’s infrastructure partnership with Amazon Web Services, deploying more meaningful benefits to 13,000 employees around the world, and launching Women’s Infor Network (WIN). Before joining Infor, Pam spent 11 years at Oracle Corporation, where she ran Global Sales Operations, Consulting Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Field Finance functions for the company’s global business units. Having held a variety of roles in Europe and America, her background includes extensive experience in field sales and consulting services operations as well as deep operational experience in running global organizations. Pam is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Alexander Korotkov

Major Contributor to PostgreSQL

Alexander is professional computer scientist. His PhD dissertation was based on PostgreSQL contribution: improvements to fuzzy string search including index based regular expression search. One of the most valuable achievements of his work for open source community is development of infrastructure for access method extensibility. Also his contributions include improvements to GiST and GIN indexes, optimizations for multicore systems, statistics and selectivity estimation for advanced datatypes. Alexander was a mentor in GSoC program 3 times. Alexander is a co-founder of Postgres Professional company and CEO of Postgres Professional Development company.

2017 Agenda

At-A-Glance

PRE-CONFERENCE
Monday, June 26
EXCLUSIVE RECEPTION
Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Fenway Park
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CONFERENCE DAY 1
Tuesday, June 27
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Featured Keynotes
Fireside Chat
Postgres Rocks Party
CONFERENCE DAY 2
Wednesday, June 28
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Featured Keynotes
Lightning Talks
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7:30
9:00
REGISTRATION OPENS | CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00
9:10
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Kathleen Kennedy | President, MIT Enterprise Forum, Postgres Vision Emcee
9:10
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 to speed up full digital adoption across your organization.
9:40
10:45
Keynote
10:45
11:00
BREAK | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
11:00
12:00
KEYNOTE
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.
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.
In this talk we'll 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 that show 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, while 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
Track 4 - Workshop: Managing Postgres for Mission Critical Digital Applications
Learn how to use Postgres streaming replication and key enterprise infrastructure components to create highly available and resilient architectures that meet the most stringent enterprise requirements.
2:30
2:45
Conference Break | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
2:45
3:45
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK TWO
Track 1 Business: 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.
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. Community leaders will provide a preview of features that will be available in Postgres 10 and will share their perspectives on Postgres 11.
Track 3 DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: How to Manage Postgres at Enterprise Scale
We will explore the ways EDB Postgres customers manage large deployments of both our EDB Postgres Advanced Server and community PostgreSQL. The talk will include discussions of provisioning models, management of users, and how to fit management of EDB Postgres into your data center.
Track 4 Workshop: 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.
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 that drive innovation cycles in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace. This session examines these challenges and offers real-world solutions from senior IT leaders.
Track 2 - Community - Technology & Roadmap:
Track 3 DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: Defining DBaaS service plans for agile and controlled application development
Track 4 Workshop: Integrate Big Data for Insight-Driven Applications
Learn how to create flexible polyglot data architectures with JSONB using Foreign Data Wrappers for MongoDB, Hive, and Spark.
5:15
5:30
Break | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
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
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: Faster Innovation by Controlling Existing Infrastructure Cost
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.
SPEAKERS:
Craig Guarente | CEO of Palisade Compliance
Track 2 - Community - Development Models: Object relational mapping - developing modern applications on Postgres
The presentation reviews new development paradigms and illustrates why Postgres is the database platform of choice for data intensive digital business applications.
Track 3 - DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: Providing Data Persistence in Container Environments
Track 4 - 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.
12:00
1:00
LUNCH | POSTGRES VISION EXPO | POSTGRES ROCK STAR 1:1s
1:00
1:45
KEYNOTE
1:45
2:00
BREAK | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
2:00
3:00
KEYNOTE | Fireside Chat: Kathleen Kennedy, President, MIT Enterprise Forum
3:00
4:00
Contest | Rapid Fire Demos
Postgres Lightning Talks hosted by Dave Page, Vice President, Chief Architect, Tools & Installers, EnterpriseDB & PostgreSQL Global Development Group Core Team member.
JUDGES:
ED BOYAJIAN | President and CEO, EnterpriseDB
Kiki Mills Johnsto | Managing Director, MassChallenge
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
4:00
4:30
CLOSING REMARKS
Kathleen Kennedy | President, MIT Enterprise Forum
Ed Boyajian | President and CEO, EnterpriseDB
4:30
9:00
Boston Museum of Science and Fenway Park | (self-guided)
8:30
4:00
POSTGRES VISION | EDB POSTGRES-SPONSORED CERTIFICATION DAY - THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017

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ROI and Innovation
Community
Technology and Roadmap
DBA/Developer
Trends and Case Studies
Workshops
Methods and Skills

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