Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 2–4, 2019
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Wednesday, April 3


The Comcast Gang Builds a Virtual Assistant in 8 Weeks - Jason Michener, Comcast
The Product ask was to build a customer service virtual assistant accessible from existing mobile applications in 8 weeks. The Engineering ask was to build the basis of a digital first AI platform that can evolve to meet our emerging customer service needs. In the fall of 2017, Comcast pulled together a cross-functional team of software developers, product representatives, data scientists, and cloud experts. Building on the open source, cloud-native extensible services created by other Comcast engineering teams, they were able to deliver new capabilities on this new platform, in a multi-cloud way using Cloud Foundry, in record time. In this demo, I will discuss how we did it, do a live demonstration of how a customer uses our new Xfinity Assistant, and show what’s on the roadmap.

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Jason Michener

Director, Software Development & Engineering, Comcast
Jason Michener is the Engineering Director for the Xfinity Assistant and the aIQ platform that drives it. Before moving to management, Jason was an MSSQL DBA, a web developer, a .NET devotee, and a software architect. A dedicated proponent of servant leadership and developer enablement... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:30pm - 12:50pm
The Foundry (Sponsor showcase) - Hall G


Creating a Portable Cloud Foundry on Kubernetes - Joseph Lewis III & Matthew Broomfield, Google
In the past few years Kubernetes has become the de-facto cloud platform, but many until now Cloud Foundry applications haven't been able to take advantage of its benefits. Joseph and Matt have been working on Project Eirini to bring the power of Kubernetes to CF operators. Simultaneously they’ve re-built the GCP Service Broker on Terraform allowing it to provision infrastructure on any major cloud and natively on Kubernetes. Together, these projects let operators deploy Cloud Foundry and application dependencies (databases, caches, etc.) into a self-contained, cloud-agnostic Kubernetes cluster which reduces overhead, increases developer velocity, and returns control of the stack to the business.

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Matthew Broomfield

Software Engineer, Google LLC
Matt is improving the developer experience of Google's various Cloud Foundry tiles. He is currently building sample, real-world Java Spring applications to promote utilizing the Google Cloud Service Broker within Cloud Foundry. He was previously employed at Rapid7, where he built... Read More →
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Joseph Lewis III

Software Engineer, Google
Joseph is a software engineer on Google's Cloud Graphite team. In this role, he focuses on building integrations between the Cloud Foundry ecosystem and GCP. Previously, he was a senior developer at Liberty Mutual where he developed apps on Cloud Foundry.Joseph earned a MS in computer... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:55pm - 1:15pm
The Foundry (Sponsor showcase) - Hall G


SUSE Cloud Application Platform - Louis Paul, SUSE
SUSE Cloud Application Platform offers efficiency and flexibility for application developers and platform operators. Come see a demonstration of how SUSE combines Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes together to provide the flexibility and productivity required by agile organizations.


Louis Paul

Engineer, SUSE
Louis is a Cloud Solution Architect at SUSE focusing on Cloud Native Platforms and Application delivery. He worked with Enterprise systems and Development platforms in the Financial/Wall Street arena for over 2 decades. He joined the HPE Cloud team in 2016 working on Helion Stackato... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:20pm - 1:40pm
The Foundry (Sponsor showcase) - Hall G


Building a DIY Home Assistant with Google Cloud Platform, Cloud Foundry, and Knative - Bryan Friedman & Brian McClain, Pivotal
With the help of the new Google Cloud Platform Service Broker, it’s simple to connect our Cloud Foundry applications to Google’s diverse set of services like Dialogflow, Speech-to-Text, Cloud Storage, and PubSub. Now with Knative, it’s also easier than ever to write and deploy functions to respond to any event you can think of.

In this presentation, we’ll demonstrate how we tie all these pieces together to create our own voice-activated home assistant that can understand and respond to us. We can have it play music, tell the time, or do just about anything else we can develop. Thanks to the flexibility of these platforms, we can easily and quickly add new functionality to our assistant with just a little bit of code. You’ll see the power that this combination of technologies can bring and just how effective and extensible event-driven architecture can be.

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Brian McClain

Principal Product Marketing Manager, Pivotal
Brian is a Principal Product Marketing Manager on the Technical Marketing team at Pivotal, with a focus on technical educational content for Pivotal customers as well as the Cloud Foundry, BOSH, and Knative communities. Prior to Pivotal, Brian worked on both the development and operations... Read More →
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Bryan Friedman

Director, Product Marketing, Pivotal
Bryan Friedman is a Director of Product Marketing for Pivotal. In addition to his recent experience in the cloud product management space, he spent over ten years working for a large enterprise biotech company in a number of various information technology areas including web application... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:45pm - 2:05pm
The Foundry (Sponsor showcase) - Hall G
Thursday, April 4


PCF Licensing and Usage Tracker Dashboard - Elango Chidambaram, HCL
One Dashboard to view the consumption of all PCF Foundations and IaaS (Azure for this demo) Resource groups. HCL has developed this tool to track the usage of all the Application and Service Instances (AIs and Sis), PCF License cost and IaaS subscription cost. Customers can view the resource group wise cost split, Historical data and Optional view (PCF only, IaaS only, Both).

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Elango Chidambaram

General Manager/Practice Lead-PCF, Cloud Native Platform, HCL
Elango is part of HCL’s Cloud Native Platform (CNP) group and leading the PCF Practice initiatives and Delivery responsibilities. Responsibilities include support of new initiatives and Solutions, Lab initiatives, Customer POCs, Capability enhancements and Projects Delivery in PCF... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 12:15pm - 12:35pm
The Foundry (Sponsor showcase) - Hall G


Putting Gardener, Istio, Service Manager and Service Fabrik Together: An End-to-end Demo - Ralf Pannemans, SAP
The demo will use a postgresql instance provided by service fabrik on Cloud Foundry on a kubernetes cluster. Service Manager is used to provision CF services in kubernetes and Istio is used to setup a data plane and sccess the service.

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Ralf Pannemans

Developer, SAP
I am working as a developer in the Kubernetes Integration Team in SAP Cloud Platform. The team actively contributes to open source and works on bringing kubernetes and cloudfoundry together. We also leverage Istio to bring additional value to existing services.I worked in several... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 12:40pm - 1:00pm
The Foundry (Sponsor showcase) - Hall G


Multi-cloud Monitoring Across Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes - Michael Villiger, Dynatrace
Driven by the need to digitally transform, companies are adopting agile development methods and cloud-native platforms to deliver applications faster and react quickly to customer’s needs.

While Cloud Foundry is designed to run microservices applications, some workloads have requirements better suited for Kubernetes. To utilize the advantage of both platforms, organizations are combining these two cloud abstraction levels into multi-cloud solutions with applications traversing both platforms. The challenge in such a multi-cloud solution is to keep consistent and unified visibility across the different cloud abstraction levels and to identify the root cause of a problem.

In this demo, we'll cover a monitoring approach for distributed applications running on multi-cloud platforms. Regardless of the cloud stacks used, a monitoring approach must be in place that understands the different cloud abstraction levels, showing an end-to-end transaction view and reporting the health of the entire stack.

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Michael Villiger

Sr Technical Partner Manager, Dynatrace
Mike has spent the last 20 years occupying various engineering positions surrounding web-scale performance, architecture, and operations before joining Dynatrace in 2014. At Dynatrace Mike has specialized in assisting customers implementing Application Performance Management technologies... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 1:05pm - 1:25pm
The Foundry (Sponsor showcase) - Hall G