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Presentation: When All The Things Go Wrong

Track: When Things Go Wrong: GDPR, Ethics, & Politics

Location: Windsor, 5th flr.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Monday


What happens your tiny online game becomes one of the world's most played MMOGs and your operations budget is zero? Bad things. Many bad things. All going wrong at once. We take a look at just how bad life can get, and what we can learn, when your plan isn't reality, your team isn't a team, and your users are furious.

Speaker: Colin Humphreys

CTO, Cloud @Pivotal

As CTO for Cloud at Pivotal, Colin Humphreys is responsible for the big picture strategy and roadmap for Pivotal's cloud platform offerings. Colin joined Pivotal from its acquisition of CloudCredo, where Colin was co-founder and CEO. Colin led the installation of the first SLA-driven production Cloud Foundry deployment, is a regular conference speaker on platform-related topics, and organises the London PaaS User Group. He is passionate about “Infrastructure as Code”, “Continuous Delivery”, “Devops”, and “Agile Testing”.  

Colin has spent the last 20 years sitting on the fence between development and operations, delivering solutions for eBay, Volkswagen, Paypal, Cineworld, and others. More recently, Colin has been leading Pivotal’s efforts around VMware PKS and OnePlatform.

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