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  • The Essential Skills All Product Managers Must Master
    The Essential Skills All Product Managers Must Master
    ProductPlan, Pivotal Labs, Jama Software, The Product Stack Recorded: Dec 14 2018 60 mins
    What does it take to be a product manager? Is there a cookie-cutter template, a perfect mold
    into which all PMs should seek to fit? Are the skills finite and easily definable? In the next
    Product Stack webinar, we’re going to find out together if there is a such a thing as a paragon ofproduct management—and if you’re on track to be that kind of PM.

    Here’s what you’ll learn if you join our webinar::

    ● Let’s be truthful: what is and is not a product manager function?
    ● What are the soft skills that product managers should cultivate?
    ● What are the hard skills product managers should know?

    Annie Dunham, Director of Product Management at ProductPlan.
    Isabelle Berner, Product Manager at Pivotal Labs.
    Kevin Steigerwald is the VP of Products and UX at Jama Software.
    Ronan Dunlop, Marketing Director, Pivotal and Co-Founder of The Product Stack.
  • Why Hybrid Cloud Demands Consistency
    Why Hybrid Cloud Demands Consistency
    Thomas Squeo, CTO, West Corp, Dave Bartoletti, VP, Forrester & Andrew Zeller, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Recorded: Dec 5 2018 60 mins
    Companies have realized that hybrid cloud adoption approaches better meet their needs for various reasons including increased developer velocity, improved infrastructure efficiency, and high availability/stability.

    But to take advantage of all hybrid cloud has to offer, companies must leverage consistent platforms, services, and tools across their hybrid cloud “continuum” to build and deploy new apps, modernize existing apps, and drive up infrastructure efficiency. Business stakeholders, development teams, and IT teams will benefit from a hybrid cloud approach that offers consistent services, tools, security, and operations wherever they choose to build, modernize, or deploy applications.

    Join Pivotal’s John Allwright, with special guests Thomas Squeo of West Corp and Dave Bartoletti of Forrester, for a discussion about the benefits of hybrid and multi-cloud approaches, and best practices for realizing their full benefit.

    Thomas Squeo, CTO, West Corp is responsible for West’s ongoing digital transformation bringing tools, techniques and processes to drive culture and product delivery via enterprise architecture throughout the corporation’s technology portfolio.

    Dave Bartoletti VP, Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals has more than 25 years of experience as a software executive at several high-profile technology and financial services leaders.
  • Refactoring the Factory: Building a Cloud-Native App Transformation Factory
    Refactoring the Factory: Building a Cloud-Native App Transformation Factory
    Mark Carlson, CGI, Carl Brooks, 451 Research & Jeff Kelly, Pivotal Recorded: Nov 15 2018 61 mins
    How is managing a massive cloud-native transformation effort different than the "application modernization factories" that have been around for years? Transforming or modernizing a portfolio consisting of hundreds of existing (aka, “brownfield”) applications is an enormous undertaking that requires a highly talented, cross-functional team.

    Attend this webinar with Pivotal, CGI, and 451 Research’s Carl Brooks to learn about the nuts and bolts of managing cloud-native application transformation at scale. After an overview from 451 Research, we’ll dive deep on the roles, tools, and processes required to create a well-run, cloud-native application transformation.

    Join us to hear how to replicate this success in your own organization!

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  • How to Use Containers to Simplify Speedy Deployment of Database Workloads
    How to Use Containers to Simplify Speedy Deployment of Database Workloads
    Stephen O'Grady, RedMonk, Cornelia Davis & Ivan Novick, Pivotal Recorded: Nov 14 2018 59 mins
    Containers have been widely adopted to make development and testing faster, and are now used at enterprise scale for stateless applications in production. Database infrastructure has not seen quite the same gains in terms of velocity over that same period, however.

    Can containers be as transformative for databases as they have been for application development? If container technology can be leveraged for running database workloads, what impact does this have on architects and operations teams that are responsible for running databases?

    We’ll discuss the trends—from virtualization to cloud to containerization—and the intersection of these platform trends with the data-driven world.
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Serverless But Were Afraid to Ask
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Serverless But Were Afraid to Ask
    Mark Fisher, Pivotal and John Rymer, Forrester Recorded: Nov 8 2018 62 mins
    Developers are excited about serverless computing, and rightfully so. With serverless, developers can spend more time writing code and less time worrying about, you guessed it, servers! But is serverless the right abstraction for every workload? How does serverless differ from an application platform? And despite the name, there need to be servers somewhere … Who’s managing them?

    Join us for a look at serverless computing and what it means for both developers and operations teams in the enterprise. In this webinar, Guest Speaker Forrester VP and Principal Analyst John Rymer and Pivotal’s Mark Fisher will cover:

    - What serverless is (and what it isn’t)
    - The current serverless open source and market landscapes
    - How serverless fits into modern application infrastructure
    - What workloads are best suited to serverless (and which aren’t)
    - Advice to developers (and operations teams) for getting started with serverless
  • Adding Edge Data to Your AI and Analytics Strategy
    Adding Edge Data to Your AI and Analytics Strategy
    Neil Raden, Hired Brains and Frank McQuillan, Pivotal Recorded: Oct 31 2018 56 mins
    IoT and edge analytics/intelligence are broad terms that cover a wide range of applications and architectures. The one constant is that the data that streams in from sensors and other edge devices is valuable, offering a wealth of opportunities to process and exploit, in order to improve the products and services that enterprises offer to their customers.

    But what is the nature of these intelligent analytical operations that one could do with sensor data, and where should those operations be performed? For example, where geographically should machine-learning models be trained: near the edge, in the data center, or perhaps at an intermediate point in between?

    In this webinar, Neil Raden from Hired Brains Research and Frank McQuillan from Pivotal will discuss the notion of edge analytics/intelligence, including where to perform computations, what context is needed to do so effectively, and what the platforms look like that enable advanced analytics and machine learning on IoT data at scale. We will also offer examples from recent experience that demonstrate the range of possibilities.
  • The Accelerate State of DevOps Report
    The Accelerate State of DevOps Report
    Dr. Nicole Forsgren, CEO, DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and Richard Seroter, Sr. Director of Product, Pivotal Recorded: Oct 11 2018 61 mins
    The Accelerate State of DevOps Report is the result of five years of research—with over 30,000 data points—to understand high performance in the context of software development, and the factors that predict it.

    In this webinar, we discuss the key findings in the 2018 report. Join us to learn how:

    - Software delivery performance unlocks several competitive advantages including increased profitability, productivity, market share, customer service, and ability to achieve organization or mission goals.
    - Not just using cloud infrastructure, but implementing cloud as it’s intended to be used, contributes to high performance
    - Outsourcing may save money in the short term, but is much more likely to contribute to low performance
    - Identifying key technological practices can drive high performance across your organization (and evidence that industry vertical doesn’t matter)

    Dr. Nicole Forsgren is Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and co-author of the book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps. She is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. In former lives, she’s been a professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer.

    Richard Seroter is a Senior Director of Product for Pivotal, a 10-time Microsoft MVP for cloud, an instructor for developer-centric training company Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, and author of multiple books on application integration strategies. As a Senior Director of Product at Pivotal, Richard heads up product marketing and helps customers see how to transform the way they build software. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog (seroter.wordpress.com) on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.
  • Platform Requirements for CI/CD Success—and the Enterprises Leading the Way
    Platform Requirements for CI/CD Success—and the Enterprises Leading the Way
    James Ma, Pivotal and Jay Lyman, 451 Research Recorded: Jun 28 2018 60 mins
    All enterprises want to increase the speed of software delivery to get new products to market faster. The means for achieving this is often through the practice of continuous integration/continuous delivery. But speed alone isn’t enough—teams also require the ability to pivot when conditions change. They must ensure their software is stable and reliable, and be able to roll out patches and other security measures quickly and at scale.

    A cloud-native platform coupled with test-driven development and CI/CD practices can help make this a reality. In this webinar, 451 Research’s Jay Lyman presents the results of his research into cloud-native platform requirements for enterprise CI/CD and DevOps success. Pivotal’s James Ma joins Lyman to discuss best practices from DevOps teams charged with running and managing cloud-native platforms, including applying CI/CD to the platform itself.

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  • Simplified Machine Learning, Text, and Graph Analytics with Pivotal Greenplum
    Simplified Machine Learning, Text, and Graph Analytics with Pivotal Greenplum
    Bob Glithero, PMM, Pivotal and James Curtis Senior Analyst, 451 Research Recorded: May 24 2018 55 mins
    Data is at the center of digital transformation; using data to drive action is how transformation happens. But data is messy, and it’s everywhere. It’s in the cloud and on-premises. It’s in different types and formats. By the time all this data is moved, consolidated, and cleansed, it can take weeks to build a predictive model.

    Even with data lakes, efficiently integrating multi-structured data from different data sources and streams is a major challenge. Enterprises struggle with a stew of data integration tools, application integration middleware, and various data quality and master data management software. How can we simplify this complexity to accelerate and de-risk analytic projects?

    The data warehouse—once seen as only for traditional business intelligence applications — has learned new tricks. Join James Curtis from 451 Research and Pivotal’s Bob Glithero for an interactive discussion about the modern analytic data warehouse. In this webinar, we’ll share insights such as:

    - Why after much experimentation with other architectures such as data lakes, the data warehouse has reemerged as the platform for integrated operational analytics

    - How consolidating structured and unstructured data in one environment—including text, graph, and geospatial data—makes in-database, highly parallel, analytics practical

    - How bringing open-source machine learning, graph, and statistical methods to data accelerates analytical projects

    - How open-source contributions from a vibrant community of Postgres developers reduces adoption risk and accelerates innovation

    We thank you in advance for joining us.
  • InfoSec: Evolve Thyself to Keep Pace in the Age of DevOps
    InfoSec: Evolve Thyself to Keep Pace in the Age of DevOps
    Fernando Montenegro, 451 Research, Justin Smith and Jared Ruckle, Pivotal Recorded: Apr 26 2018 60 mins
    Companies going through digital transformation initiatives need their IT organizations to support an increased business tempo. While DevOps practices have helped IT increase their pace to keep up with market dynamics, security teams still need to follow suit.

    InfoSec practitioners must modernize their practices to realize efficiencies in some of their most burdensome processes, like patching, credential management, and compliance.

    By embracing a ‘secure by default’ posture security teams can position themselves as enabling innovation rather than hindering it.

    Join Pivotal’s Justin Smith and guest speaker, Fernando Montenegro from 451 Research, in a conversation about how security can enable innovation while maintaining best security practices. They will examine best practices and cultural shifts that are required to be secure by default, as well as the role processes and platforms play in this transition.

    Guest Speaker: Fernando Montenegro, Senior Analyst, Information Security, 451 Research
    Justin Smith, Chief Security Officer for Product, Pivotal
    Jared Ruckle, Product Marketing Manager, Pivotal

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