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Presentation: "Applications for mass audience participation - Not only NoSQL"

Track: Industrial-Strength Architecture for Integration and Web Computing / Time: Friday 13:50 - 14:50 / Location: St. James

Following a brief review of the CAP theorem in this talk we take a look at our direct experience of developing high performance applications using multiple NoSQL solutions for mass audience participation. We share the experience of our 18-month journey through multiple approaches to find the optimal combination of speed, reliability and consistency. The talk will frequently feature real-world battle stories including our experience with node failures and sibling explosions in a distributed environment.

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David Dawson, Director of Technology of Mobile Interactive Group (MIG)

David Dawson

Biography: David Dawson

David Dawson is the ‘Director of Technology’ of Mobile Interactive Group (MIG), with more than 10 years of commercial experience in software development. He joined MIG in 2006 shortly after the company was formed and was fundamental in MIG’s early success by delivering robust and profitable platforms.

David then went on to grow and head up a Technology team comprising of Developers/Testers/SysAdmins, which has consistently delivered mission critical platforms to on budget David is also a keen advocate of open source technology, both using and contributing to a number of new and existing projects, he also embraces an agile approach to building software, especially the use of Test-Driven-Development which stems back to his early days as a Software Tester.

David has previously worked at GKN Westland Helicopters, RiverSoft (IBM), Sun Microsystem s (Oracle) and Trayport, and holds a ISEB Practioner Qualification in Software Testing.

Marcus Kern, MIG

Marcus Kern

Biography: Marcus Kern

Marcus Kern started his telecom career in 1998 when he co-founded voiceIT communications, a company re-selling telecom services. Prior to that Kern graduated in Physics at the University of Hamburg after completing a research year at the Optoelectronics Research Centre in Southampton.

Over the years that followed Kern provided key consultancy in technical architect roles for BT Cellnet, O2 and T-Mobile International.  

As one of the founding members of Mobile Interactive Group, Kern has been with MIG as Group CTO since 2005. MIG's specialist disciplines include mobile technology and services provision; mobile billing, messaging and mCommerce; mobile advertising and marketing; multi channel digital solutions; the design and build of mobile internet sites and applications, and user experience design.

In November 2011 MIG was acquired by Velti forming the world’s largest mobile marketing company based on revenue, customers, consumer reach and technology holdings.