The first day of SpringOne Platform 2019 is in the books, and one thing is clear; people are the most important part of the equation. Whether it’s all things technical, or culture-based—enabling the people around you, and simplifying how they work in an impactful way is the key to a successful and sustainable organization and a true digital transformation.
Raising the Bar with Pivotal and VMware
We kicked off with James Watters, SVP, Products at Pivotal, who explained why cloud-native is the future, why getting to production is more important than getting to a meeting, and why embracing or not embracing a new way of thinking—one that centers around the developer—will be the litmus test between organizations that win, and organizations that lose.
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, then joined James to break down how the VMware Tanzu vision embraces the Spring Community. "We see Kubernetes as connective tissue. And VMware and Pivotal are in a unique position to bring developers and operators closer together," said Gelsinger. Learn more about VMware Tanzu here.
Mapping @wattersjames opening to @PGelsinger’s intro of Tanzu:— Dormain Drewitz 🧟♀️ (@DormainDrewitz) October 8, 2019
- @cloudfoundry has defined the #cloudnative developer experience
- @kubernetesio has emerged to define cloud-native infrastructure
Bringing those together...#SpringOne pic.twitter.com/8sQysyqrf2
Cornelia Davis, Vice President of Technology at Pivotal, then took the stage with Watters to break down how Pivotal continues to raise the bar with Pivotal Platform. Learn more here.
“cf-push is sacred” and we’ll always hold this experience to be sacred even as we bring #Kubernetes closer to @PivotalPlatform /@cdavisafc and @wattersjames onstage at #SpringOne— SpringOne Platform (@s1p) October 8, 2019
The @pivotal build service brings speed, security, and automation to container management! Awesomeness from @cdavisafc #SpringOne pic.twitter.com/HWDm0BilWd— Ian Andrews (@IanAndrewsDC) October 8, 2019
A New Way to Run Spring Boot Apps Atop Kubernetes
Ryan Morgan, Vice President, Application Platform at Pivotal and John Montgomery, Corporate Vice President, Program Management at Microsoft then announced Azure Spring Cloud as a fully managed service. With this announcement, it’s now easier for developers to build microservices-based applications atop the Spring Boot framework. Learn more here.
So excited to announce Azure Spring Cloud - a fully managed runtime for your @springboot apps on @Azure #springone - https://t.co/DKF0Na9m0o— Ryan Morgan (@ryanpmorgan) October 8, 2019
Creating True Tech Enablement
Next, Leah McGowen-Hare, Vice President of Trailhead Evangelism at Salesforce, took the stage to explain how to create true tech enablement. Key points include: letting go of a fixed mindset, bringing others along and empowering those around you, meeting people where they are, and that knowledge is here to share, not to hoard. Most importantly, Leah emphasized that just as Beyoncé didn’t start at Coachella—tech enablement doesn’t start full force. Small steps and moving forward with a goal in mind are imperative to creating real change.
Lessons Learned at TD Ameritrade
Finally Vijay Sankaran, CIO of TD Ameritrade dove into TD Ameritrade’s successful journey with partnering with Pivotal Labs and running on Pivotal Platform.
Another example of an elite technology performer crushing their business objectives - $1.5B profit on $5.5B revenue - @vijaysankaran from @TDAmeritrade on stage @s1p - cc @nicolefv pic.twitter.com/nrtfL5NlRy— Shaun Norris (@shaunnorris) October 8, 2019
Here Are Some Other Highlights From the Day:
“Take big, monolithic problems and break them down into pieces.— Courtney McShane (@CourtneyMcShane) October 8, 2019
Take functional silos and shift into small, balanced teams.” - Greg Bowen, CTO at #Dell #SpringOne #Pivotal pic.twitter.com/7iYLEkMnZn
PKS provides @DICKS infrastructure as code, easy auditing, building repeatable clusters... Admin is easy bc its a part of @PivotalPlatform. Plus it leverages the power of #BOSH!/ @johnny_platform and svasee #DSGTech #SpringOne pic.twitter.com/acBG4sOz9i— Danielle Burrow (@DBurrow11) October 8, 2019
Look at these “before” and “after” results from @SoftBank! @springcentral + @PivotalPlatform— SpringOne Platform (@s1p) October 8, 2019
deliver more automation, fewer errors, and 9x faster release times. Well done @suzukij :-)#SpringOne pic.twitter.com/8BXuYW3HkD
Time to talk outcomes with @PivotalPlatform at @autozone. The tool enables excellent customer service internally and externally. #SpringOne pic.twitter.com/HPgx4TnL5Y— Jared Ruckle (@jaredruckle) October 8, 2019
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