FIRESIDE CHAT | On-Demand Video: 30 minutes

Cloud Native Lessons Learned: Navigating the Application Development Landscape

With Mark Brewer, CEO at Lightbend, Inc.

FIRESIDE CHAT | On-Demand Video: 30 minutes

Cloud Native Lessons Learned: Navigating the Application Development Landscape

Mark Brewer, CEO at Lightbend, Inc.

Tyler Jewell, Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital

About

Audience: Developers, Software Architects, and IT Leaders

Technical level: Introductory

Have you migrated application workloads to the cloud only to see promised business outcomes fall short? According to a McKinsey study, around 80% of enterprises say their application modernization efforts have failed or haven’t lived up to the hype.

While people, processes, and policies all impact success, a major roadblock remains companies who invest solely in cloud infrastructure. What’s also required is a focus on building cloud native applications that optimize resource consumption, scale dynamically, and recover quickly if any portion of the system goes down.

In this 30-minute fireside chat, Tyler Jewell, Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital, sits down with Mark Brewer, CEO at Lightbend. They’ll provide practical insights based on their combined industry experience to help you and your company make sense of this fast-moving ecosystem.

Here are some of the questions we’ll explore during this session:

  • Why is building a cloud native application hard?
  • What are some common approaches to designing and building cloud native applications?
  • How can companies be successful building cloud native applications with reactive architecture?
  • What does the rise of cloud native application development look like in 2021 and beyond?

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ABOUT PRESENTER

Mark Brewer, CEO at Lightbend, Inc.

Mark Brewer is CEO at Lightbend, where he is responsible for the company's overall strategy and operation. Prior to joining Lightbend, he served as VP of Business Operations for the middleware group (which later became Pivotal) at VMWare and helped build out the company's application platform portfolio while integrating numerous technology companies including SpringSource, RabbitMQ, Gemstone, and WaveMaker. His experience in the developer and infrastructure space includes holding executive roles at Covalent, Andromedia, Sybase and Powersoft. Mark has also held board seats and performed as a board advisor to numerous open source technology companies.

ABOUT PRESENTERS

Mark Brewer, CEO at Lightbend, Inc.

Mark Brewer is CEO at Lightbend, where he is responsible for the company's overall strategy and operation. Prior to joining Lightbend, he served as VP of Business Operations for the middleware group (which later became Pivotal) at VMWare and helped build out the company's application platform portfolio while integrating numerous technology companies including SpringSource, RabbitMQ, Gemstone, and WaveMaker. His experience in the developer and infrastructure space includes holding executive roles at Covalent, Andromedia, Sybase and Powersoft. Mark has also held board seats and performed as a board advisor to numerous open source technology companies.





Tyler Jewell, Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital

Tyler Jewell is a Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital (DTC), where he leads early stage and growth investments in cloud infrastructure, DevOps, and the Developer-Led Landscape. He represents DTC on the board at NS1 (Series D), Lightbend (Series D), Orion Labs (Series B), and Loops.AI (seed). As an angel investor and VC, he has placed $150M over 15 years in DevOps companies including InfoQ, Sauce Labs (acq. by PE), Source Graph, Cloudant (acq. by IBM), Zero Turnaround (acq. by Roguewave), and App Harbor (acq. by Microsoft). Previously, Tyler spent 14 years in product positions at BEA (acquired by Oracle), Quest Software (acquired by Dell), and Oracle.

About Lightbend

Lightbend (@Lightbend) is leading the enterprise transformation toward real-time, cloud-native applications. Lightbend provides scalable, high-performance microservices frameworks and streaming engines for building data-centric systems that are optimized to run on cloud-native infrastructure like Kubernetes. The most admired brands around the globe are transforming their businesses with Lightbend, engaging billions of users every day through software that is changing the world. For more information, visit www.lightbend.com