Digital Transformation

with Open Source

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

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.

Terri Virnig

Vice President, Offering Management, Power Software Solutions in IBM Systems

Terri Virnig is Vice President, Offering Management, Power Software Solutions in IBM Systems. In this role, Terri has responsibility for Big Data & Analytics, WebServing and SAP Offerings, as well as the Power Strategy and overall ecosystem focus.

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

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, McKinsey & Company

Santiago Comella-Dorda is a Partner with McKinsey & Company’s Boston, MA Office and has been at 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

Head of Finacle Core Banking Technology

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.

Jonathan S. Katz

A PostgreSQL Data Type Safari

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.

2017 Agenda

At-A-Glance

PRE-CONFERENCE
(INVITATION-ONLY)
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
Register Now $395
7:30
9:00
REGISTRATION OPENS | CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00
9:10
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Kathleen Kennedy | MIT, 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 speed up full digital adoption across your organization.
9:40
10:45
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.
Terri Virnig | Vice President of Power Systems Ecosystem & Strategy, 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
11:00
12:00
Discussion
Speaker: Carl Olofson | Vice President, IDC
Speaker: John Rymer | Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development and Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research
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 McKinsey & Company, Business Technology Practice
Panel:
Frank Fanzilli | Director of the Linux Foundation and Former Global CIO at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB)
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: 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.
Speaker:
Neal Rudnick | Certified Senior IT Specialist, IBM Analytics and Ralf Schmidt-Dannert, Executive IT Specialist, IBM
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.
2:30
2:45
Conference Break | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
2:45
3:45
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK TWO
Track 1 Business: Amazon Aurora: Database Freedom with PostgreSQL Compatibility
The recently-announced PostgreSQL compatibility in Amazon Aurora has accelerated migration plans at many organizations. This talk will dive into Aurora architecture, functionality and optimizations, and review how it frees you from the limitations of traditional commercial databases. We’ll walk through a demo of AWS Database Migration Service that shows a simple migration from Oracle to Aurora.
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 | Major Contributor to PostgreSQL
Track 3 DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: Voice of the Customer - IAG's Enterprise Data Hub: Journey from Community to EDB
Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) is a multinational insurance company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Take this journey of a company who has Postgres as one of the many open standard technologies and the transformation to their key initiative, the Enterprise Data Hub (EDH). The EDH will leverage EDB Postgres as landing zone, decommissioning up to 25 bespoke DW creating up to 20TB of data in initial stages. In parallel, there are up to 1000 applications that they are looking to consolidate and move to Postgres from Oracle, DB2, MySQL, etc. The savings provided by EDH to IAG are 7.1M over 3 years.
Host:
Oscar Herrera | CTO, EnterpriseDB
Speaker:
Eddie Satterly | Director, Data & Product Engineering & Data Ops, IAG
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:
Oscar Herrera
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
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: 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.
Moderator:
Jason Davis | Senior Director of Product Management, EnterpriseDB
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 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
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: TBD
TBD
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
Track 3 - DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: Data Persistence for Micro-Services
Many organization that are faced with the demands of the digital world are making Docker the preferred model for developing and deploying microservices-based applications. This session will review transactional and non-transactional persistence models.
Speaker:
Graham Brooks | Partner, .406 Ventures
Track 4 - Hands-On Workshop (In high demand. Save your seat now.): 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
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK Five
Track 1 - Business: Ashnik
Track 2 - Community - Technology & Roadmap:
Speaker:
Jonathan Katz |
Track 3 - DEVELOPER/DBA & Enterprise Architect: Microsoft
Speaker:
TBD
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
1:45
2:00
BREAK | POSTGRES VISION EXPO
2:00
3:00
Contest | Lightning Talks 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:
Simon Riggs | Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 2ndQuadrant
Graham Brooks | Partner, .406 Ventures
Kiki Mills Johnston | Managing Director, MassChallenge
Kathleen Kennedy | MIT
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
CLOSING REMARKS
Kathleen Kennedy | President, MIT Enterprise Forum
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
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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40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

Take in one of the most spectacular views along the Charles River from one of the finest Boston, Massachusetts hotels. Freshly renovated with stylish updates and first-class amenities, the Royal Sonesta Boston hotel couples modern design with chic comforts and is one of the premier hotels in Boston.

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The Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel is centrally located with easy access to the city's most popular attractions. This modern 4-story hotel is a 5-minute walk from shopping and entertainment at Pier 39 and an 11-minute walk from the ferry terminal to Alcatraz Island.

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Christopher Schroeder

Investor, author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East, and former CEO of Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive

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Bruce Momjian

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

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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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