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Andrew Phillips, PMC Member, jclouds/ Track Host

Andrew Phillips

Biography: Andrew Phillips

An early believer in the ability of Java to deliver "enterprise-grade" software, Andrew quickly focused on the development of high-throughput, resilient and scalable Java EE applications. Specializing in concurrency and high performance development, Andrew gained substantial experience of the intricacies, complexity and challenges of enterprise application environments while working for a succession of multinationals.

Continuously focused on effectively integrating promising new developments in the JVM space into corporate software development, Andrew joined XebiaLabs in March 2009, where he is responsible for product management of their deployment automation product Deployit. Amongst others, he worked on Multiverse, the open-source Java STM implementation behind Akka, and contributes to jclouds, the leading Java cloud library. He's also enjoying the wide variety of JVM offerings, especially Clojure and Scala.

Presentation: Conference Opening & Introduction of Today's Tracks

Track: Keynote / Time: Wednesday 08:45 - 09:00 / Location: To be announced

Floyd Marinescu and Wednesday Track Hosts will present the program and provide a short introduction to the Tracks scheduled for Wednesday.

Presentation: Designing and consuming a Cloud 2.0 API

Track: Cloud Architectures, APIs and Tools / Time: Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 / Location: Westminster

As the leading cloud ecosystem integration library on the JVM, jclouds has daily practical experience of dealing with cloud APIs for over three years now. Watching over 40 APIs covering PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, social networking and more as they develop, integrating them coherently and trying to provide advanced functionality, such as location metadata, not currently available from the vendor APIs has given jclouds a unique perspective on what it takes to design a "high-flying" cloud API. From "intrinsic" features such as formats, layout, functionality and metadata to delivery considerations such a discoverability, bandwidth, performance and version management, we'll share experiences, lessons and recommendations that will hopefully help you both *design* and *consume* cloud APIs more easily.

Presentation: Cloud 2017: Cloud architectures in 5 years

Track: Cloud Architectures, APIs and Tools / Time: Wednesday 13:50 - 14:50 / Location: Westminster

5 years ago, the cloud buzz featured animoto and Salesforce. Today, the "in cloud crowd" discuss Netflix, private clouds and PaaS. What will we be talking about in 2017?

In this panel session, a group of irreverent cloud providers, watchers and consumers will share their observations and predictions of where current cloud trends are heading. We'll recap developments in recent years to provide a reference point for discussing what cloud stacks, platforms and applications we will be using in the near future.

An audience Q&A session at the end of the talk (and hopefully in the bar later that day!) will provide an additional opportunity to help shape *your* cloud ecosystem vision.