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Velocity Conference 2014 New York Schedule

September 14 - 17, 2014

( 30 available presentations )
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Velocity is unlike any other technical conference on the planet.

It's an experience that will cause you to look at your work, the technologies you use, and your organization in completely new ways.
It's the conference where the big ideas around DevOps, web operations, web performance, and mobile explode into being. You'll hear from the best speakers in the industry. You'll take part in sessions that range from highly technical (hardcore math and statistics), to practical (demonstrations of monitoring, clustering, and analytics), to cultural (let's break down the silos and move ahead). Some will blow your mind.
Velocity draws attendees from Fortune 500 companies to the newest, most exciting startups, all coming together for a legendary learning and networking experience.
A faster, stronger web is no longer an option; it's an expectation. And that's just the beginning.
Join us September 15-17, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown, in New York, NY.

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From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, Mikey Dickerson's keynote: "One Year After healthcare.gov: Where Are We Now?"

healthcare.gov, possibly the most closely watched government IT project of all time, launched to intense media scrutiny on October 1, 2013…and spectacularly fell on its face. The next six months would be a watershed in the federal government, as a trillion-dollar agency came to grips with the fact that there was no product to buy, and no check they could write, to deliver a working website. Yet the site did eventually become functional, helped by what Time Magazine described as “a team of unknown coders and troubleshooters who dropped what they were doing in various enterprises across the country and came together in mid-October.”

As best as we can in 25 minutes, we’ll catch you up on the legacy of healthcare.gov, the current state of the art in federal government technology, what has become of those formerly-unknown engineers, and what these all have to do with each other.

About Mikey Dickerson (Federal Government | United States Digital Services Team):
Mikey Dickerson worked in Site Reliability Engineering at Google from 2006 to 2014, modulo side trips to work on the Obama campaigns in 2008 and 2012. In 2013 he took one more leave of absence to join what became known as the “ad hoc” team that rescued healthcare.gov after its disastrous launch on October 1. He has been on a baffling through-the-looking-glass adventure ever since, including a move in August 2014 to become the Administrator of the newly created United States Digital Service.

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Recorded at: September 15, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City.

Transport optimization is an ongoing topic of research in academia and the internet industry at large . In this talk will explore how the infrastructure engineering teams at EdgeCast are leveraging these optimizations and how to measure the impact of TCP optimization on a large scale network. We will cover both the pitfalls and potential gains and talk about tools that can help detect areas of improvement for TCP optimization.

This keynote is sponsored by EdgeCast, now part of Verizon

About Hossein Lotfi (Verizon EdgeCast):
Hossein Lotfi is Director of Performance Engineering at Verizon EdgeCast. He leads engineering teams that are focused on finding ways to make CDN infrastructure faster.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City.

We often hear, in large and small organizations, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Everyday, companies are attempting to manage the delivery of software to their customers. Whereas this used to be a fairly deterministic process with clear boundaries between functions and processes, we have all learnt that a less silo’d and more iterative approach yields better design and better performance in the wild. Most importantly, it both enables and requires high velocity. This has resulted in engineers having to make decisions about how to implement still-evolving requirements with little oversight.

When this applies to compliance and regulation we may seem to be in a double bind: slow down the flow and risk the consequences of reduced accountability in the software team, or keep it flowing and risk the consequences of unmanaged policy implementation. This talk discusses this balance and how control in high velocity environments is a myth. Drawing on examples from cybernetics and complexity theory we discuss how to manage quality and not merely measure its supposed results.

About Justin Arbuckle (Chef):
Justin has been working in financial services for over 20 years. He is a passionate proponent of the value of architectural thinking generally and the transformative role of architects in particular. In addition to his experience as a banking chief architect on three continents he has also had roles ranging from product development, venture capital investment, consulting and mobile banking. His current area of focus is DevOps, cloud API architectures and applying agile and lean startup practices to large enterprises.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York, Brian Bulkowski's keynote address, "NoSQL Key Value Stores - The Key to Velocity".

Watch our interview with Brian: http://goo.gl/f1qc7F

The growth in interactive Internet and mobile applications is driving a new data challenge—velocity—where real-time responses are based on insights extracted from volumes of big data. In this 10-minute talk, Brian Bulkowski, Aerospike founder & CTO, will list reasons why in-memory and a new generation of distributed databases, NoSQL key-value stores, are the killer data solution for achieving velocity within every enterprise. He will look at the democratizing effect of open source in-memory NoSQL key-value stores that can achieve 1 million transactions per second, whether running on a single $5,000 server or on a single Amazon instance at a cost of $1.68 per hour. Additionally, he will share real-world examples of companies using these data technologies to scale from startups to industry leaders, including AppNexus, which was founded in 2007, recently earned a $1.2 billion valuation, and now manages 90 billion ad impressions per day.

This keynote is sponsored by Aerospike

About Brian Bulkowski (Aerospike):
Brian has 20-plus years experience designing, developing and tuning networking systems and high-performance Web-scale infrastructures. His career includes pioneering technical roles at Novell, Liberate and Aggregate Knowledge (now Neustar). He founded Aerospike after learning first hand, the scaling limitations of sharded MySQL systems and saw the need for a high performance database that would empower all developers, not just those at Internet giants that could afford to build their own. Brian has a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Brown University.

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Recorded at: September 15, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, Camille Fournier's keynote address, "Cloning Yourself Isn't an Option: Becoming a Multiplier, Because You Don't Horizontally Scale".

We’re all drawn to the fable of the 10X engineer, but engineers most commonly increase their effectiveness 10X by amplifying the effectiveness of those around them. In this talk we’ll explore ways to make your value multiplicative, no cloning required.

About Camille Fournier (Rent the Runway):
Currently the Head of Engineering at Rent the Runway. Previously a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. Apache ZooKeeper committer and PMC member, Dropwizard framework PMC member.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City.

Why isn’t the US Men’s soccer team dominating the world of soccer? The US has more money and people than the top 5 countries in the FIFA Rankings. So why doesn’t US soccer dominate the FIFA rankings? (US is ranked at 13) It turns out that it may have to a lot to do with a interconnected knowledge network from the world’s best soccer leagues. There are a lot of parallels to this and struggling IT organizations. In this talk I’d like to discuss how open source communities and meetups have served a valuable part in fostering that interconnected knowledge network and practical ways to cultivate this network within organizations.

This keynote is sponsored by Rackspace

About John Yi (Rackspace):
I started in the IT Automation space working for Opsware and became fascinated with the automation of infrastructure. When Opsware was acquired by HP, I found a home with the good folks at WebMD and worked on automating their infrastructure. Their I learned some of the ideas of DevOps and the clever ways this has been used to create products and services faster in IT. Cloud being a great tool to facilitate automation led me to Openstack and Rackspace.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

As technologies change and people adapt to take advantage of those technologies, we can contrast successful and unsuccessful cases of managing the complexity that results—whether the system is human, biological, or engineered. In the successful cases multiple interacting and interdependent groups continuously readjust to each other as they cope with, and as they exploit, changing capabilities, demands, contexts, and constraints. These systems exist in layered networks with extensive and sometimes hidden interdependencies, yet they are able to adapt in the face of variation. But much more importantly, they are able to sustain adaptability as those forms and sources of variation change. In shorthand, these are complex adaptive networks which demonstrate sustained adaptability. Sustained adaptability refers to the ability to continue to adapt to changing environments, stakeholders, demands, contexts, and constraints (in effect, to adapt how the system in question adapts).

On the other hand, much less successful complex adaptive networks are more common: initially successful adaptations unwind over time and suffer sudden performance collapses—tactics become stale, groups work at cross purposes, actions seem unable to keep pace with change and cascades from surprising events. The failures to sustain adaptability are vivid when we witness an ecosystem degrade in a tragedy of the commons, a market unravel, or a dramatic failure occur in safety-critical operations.

Resilience Engineering asks three questions about this contrast:

1. What governance or architectural characteristics explain the difference between networks that produce sustained adaptability and those that fail to sustain adaptability?
2. What design principles and techniques would allow one engineer a network that can produce sustained adaptability?
3. How would one know if one succeeded (how can one confidently assess whether a system has the ability to sustain adaptability over time)?

Web services exemplify the above contrast as periods of rapid florescence occur but eventually stall, leading some organizations to the edge of collapse while others experience new periods of florescence. The participants in these experiences oscillate between extreme confidence about future decisions and a sense of precariousness and vulnerability to unanticipated surprises. Can the experiences of the organizations delivering or dependent on web services provide the insights to answer these three questions? Can the provisional answers to these questions help network web services learn how to sustain adaptability even as their past successes produce new upheavals?

About David Woods (Ohio State University):
David Woods is currently the Lead, Initiative on Complexity in Natural, Social and Engineered Systems, at the Ohio State University and Past-President of the Resilience Engineering Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society.

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Recorded at: September 15, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

The last decade has seen an investment by all market participants in technology at an unprecedented pace as evidenced by the ability to interact with thousands of order type combinations at speeds and capacity volumes enabled by the latest technology innovations. This is a testament to our ability to be able to adapt to change and implement solutions that amplify intentions of market participants. The increase in change to the “systems-of-systems” that are the technical foundations of our markets has markedly simplified our ability to automate and interact to any market center where instruments are traded. The complexity of our markets have increased. Failure and resiliency are just around the corner. This talk will cover some of the the pros and cons of complexity in the stock market.

About Zoran Perkov (IEX Group):
Zoran is currently the Head of Technology Operations at IEX Group where he helps in ensuring that the trading system does not blow up in the middle of the day. He was previously Global Head of Technical Operations at NASDAQ OMX where his teams were responsible for all trading, clearing, settlement and exchange technology systems. Prior to this role, Zoran was part of the INET team and led the US NASDAQ Operations Center through many system implementations including the transition to the NASDAQ Stock Market. He has also previously held various technical positions ranging from system administration to networking.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

Modern Application performance isn’t just about the front-end, but the optimization of the front-end and collective services, applications and network that make up the “backend”. Developing one without the others is a sure fire way to fail, and users today won’t always wait for version 2.0 to perform better. In this session, we’ll talk about methods for developing, testing and optimizing application performance from end-to-end when many of the components that contribute to poor performance are outside of our control.

This keynote is sponsored by HP

About Shane Evans (Hewlett-Packard):
Shane Evans is a career performance engineer, ScrumMaster, and current product manager for the industry-leading HP LoadRunner performance testing tool. With twelve years of hands-on experience in Enterprise IT, ranging from technical support and quality assurance to performance management and engineering, Shane has helped build CoEs and deliver high-performing business applications. Since joining HP in 2009, he has helped hundreds of customers worldwide meet their application performance objectives. Shane is an advocate for education and mentoring over tools and process. He moved from Vancouver, BC, Canada, to California in 2012—and does not miss the rain.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, Alois Reitbauer's keynote address, "Monitoring without Alerts - and Why it Makes Way More Sense than You Might Think".

Let’s face it. Alerting is broken. We are all still alerting the same way is we did in the early days of software based on metrics violations. We have all started to accept that we get too many alerts and the hard work of making sense is still left to us. This talk will introduce you to the concept of contextual alerting and show the difference hands on using a real world example.

This keynote is sponsored by ruxit

About Alois Reitbauer (ruxit.com):
Alois is Chief Evangelist of ruxit. He is fanatic about monitoring, DevOps and application performance. He spent most of his professional career in building monitoring tools and speeding up applications. He is a regular conference speaker, blogger, book author and Sushi maniak

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Recorded at: September 16, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City.

Click to watch our interview with Mehdi Daoudi: http://goo.gl/o7HGPG

What good is having a spare tire if you don’t know how to change the flat one?

Preparation is the key to avoiding complete dissolution, particularly when it involves something as complex and sensitive as the internet. This means that it’s vital that you create a company culture that is ready for anything—especially disaster.

Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and Co-founder of Catchpoint Systems, will use real life tales of emergency IT situations to teach you how to bounce back quicker when the inevitable catastrophe hits.

Success is not achieved without risk; learn how you can take harness the power of adversity by always being prepared.

This keynote is sponsored by Catchpoint

About Mehdi Daoudi (Catchpoint Systems Inc.):
Mehdi is the founder and CEO of Catchpoint, the fastest-growing Web Performance Monitoring Solution. The Catchpoint vision is to provide the best IT analytics & intelligence to help companies improve their end user performance and keep an eye on their infrastructure and vendors.

Before Catchpoint, Mehdi spent 10+ years at DoubleClick and Google, where he was responsible for Quality of Services, buying, building, deploying and using various internal and external monitoring solutions to keep an eye on the DART infrastructure delivering billions of transactions a day using thousands of servers, routers, and various other web performance systems.

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Recorded at: September 16, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City.

The failure of healthcare.gov was a textbook DevOps (or rather, lack of DevOps) case study. But it’s part of a wider pattern that reminds us that people should be at the heart of everything we build. In fact, getting the “people” part right is the key both to DevOps and great user experience design.

About Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.):
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media. His original business plan was “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.

Tim is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, a founder and board member of Safari Books Online and Maker Media, and on the boards of Code for America and PeerJ.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, an interview with the Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy on why device labs are necessary, the role of software emulators, and how to get people on board with web optimization.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, the founder of ITMaster discusses the HTML5 landscape, the overuse of responsive design, and the role of mobile in the Internet of Things.

About Max Firtman (ITMaster):
Max Firtman is a mobile+web developer, trainer, speaker and writer. He wrote many books, including “Programming the Mobile Web” (available in second edition) and “jQuery Mobile: Up and Running” published by O’Reilly Media.

He is a well-known professional in the mobile web community blogging about mobile web platforms on mobilexweb.com and keeping updated the compatibility tables at mobilehtml5.org.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences, including QCon, Mobilism, OSCON, Velocity Conference, Fluent, Google Developer Day, JSConf, GOTO, AdobeCamp and many other events around the world.

He has received different recognitions, including Adobe Community Professional, Microsoft IE User Agent, Nokia Developer Champion and BlackBerry Elite for this work in the mobile web community.

He also teaches mobile HTML5 and performance trainings for top companies around the world, and he founded ITMaster, an IT training company.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, the Entrepreneur in Residence discusses opportunities for DevOps in the networking space, resistance to change in the industry, and more.

About John Willis:
John Willis is the VP of Customer Enablement for Stateless Networks. Willis, a 30-year systems management veteran, joined Stateless Networks from Dell where he was Chief DevOps evangelist. Willis, a noted expert on agile philosophies in systems management, came to Dell as part of their Enstratius acquisition. At Enstratius, Willis was the VP of Customer Enablement responsible for product support and services for the multi-cloud management platform. During his career, he has held positions at Opscode and also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award-winning IBM business partner specializing in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise. Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks for IBM on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems. He is also co author of the “Devops Cookbook” and the upcoming “Network Operations” published by O”Reilly.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, the Senior Manager with HP Helion R&D discusses the cloud marketplace, meshing cloud and proprietary systems, and more.

About Hari Kannan (HP):
Hari Kannan is a Senior Manager with HP Helion R&D. His team is responsible for enabling beta customers and building reference architectures. Previously, Hari was a Product Manager for various products including HP Helion OpenStack, HP Cloud Service Automation and Citrix CloudStack. Hari works out of HP’s Sunnyvale campus and is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and has a MS from Santa Clara University.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, the Developer Evangelist at Librato discusses their alerting system, combating alert fatigue, and more.

About David Josephson (Librato):
David Josephsen is the “Developer Evangelist” at librato.com. His continuing mission: To help engineers world-wide close the feedback loop. He is also a sometime book-authoring blogger and purveyor of awkward conference talks.

He has never (not even once) used non-local goto. He speaks shell, Go, C, Python, Perl and a little bit of Spanish (in that order), and apologizes in advance for that thing he said (not the first thing, the other one. That first thing he totally meant to say and he refuses to redact it).

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From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, Mailcloud's Lead Engineer discusses the insights of HTTP Archive, the worst mistakes websites make, and teaching his daughter to code.

About Robin Osborne (Mailcloud):
Robin is a freelance nerd, lover of shiny new tech and connecting solid, established tech for big wins.

A lover of all things tech performance related, he’s fascinated by the various approaches teams take to improve their existing systems, or setting up new systems from scratch.

When not plugging away with new technologies, he can be found training developers, pitching for conferences, and trying to write a book or two. Robin speaks, blogs and writes at robinosborne.co.uk

When there’s a spare moment, he can be found teaching his daughters to code, cycling for fun and charity, and hunting down London’s best coffee – one café at a time.

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Recorded at: September 16, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, an interview with the Executive Vice-President of Products and Marketing at Keynote Systems on the company's wearables announcement, the evolution of mobile monitoring, and growth in the North America tech industry versus the world.

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Recorded at: September 16, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, the Senior Director of Marketing for HP Software discusses DevOps within large corporate cultures.

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Recorded at: September 17, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, the Director of ITOM Solutions Marketing for HP Pronq discusses the e-commerce and demo platform for HP products.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, Aerospike's founder and CTO discusses how their work can allow a million transactions per second, increasing personalization in retail, and the future of the company.

Watch Brian's keynote address: http://goo.gl/MVA4vy

Brian has 20-plus years experience designing, developing and tuning networking systems and high-performance Web-scale infrastructures. His career includes pioneering technical roles at Novell, Liberate and Aggregate Knowledge (now Neustar). He founded Aerospike after learning first hand, the scaling limitations of sharded MySQL systems and saw the need for a high performance database that would empower all developers, not just those at Internet giants that could afford to build their own. Brian has a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Brown University.

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Recorded at: September 17, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, an interview with the CEO of Catchpoint Systems, Inc. about the company's efforts to have Navigation Timing added to Apple's Safari browser, the importance of net neutrality, and the challenges in creating user experiences.

Click here to watch Mehdi Daoudi's keynote address: http://goo.gl/98A49S

About Mehdi Daoudi (Catchpoint Systems, Inc.):
Mehdi is the founder and CEO of Catchpoint, the fastest-growing Web Performance Monitoring Solution. The Catchpoint vision is to provide the best IT analytics & intelligence to help companies improve their end user performance and keep an eye on their infrastructure and vendors.

Before Catchpoint, Mehdi spent 10+ years at DoubleClick and Google, where he was responsible for Quality of Services, buying, building, deploying and using various internal and external monitoring solutions to keep an eye on the DART infrastructure delivering billions of transactions a day using thousands of servers, routers, and various other web performance systems.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, an interview with Limelight Networks' Director and Project Manager on the company's global content delivery work, what people don't understand about web performance, and more.

About Steve Miller-Jones (Limelight Networks):
Steve has worked in the streaming and content delivery networking (CDN) industry since 2008 and has a strong software project management and web-application programming background. As Director, Product Management for Limelight Networks, he enables Limelight to understand how its services perform from the outside in, and from the inside out. Using “Real User Measurement” data, alongside synthetic and system-wide monitoring services, he leads development of products that ensure consistent high-quality content delivery worldwide. Prior to joining Limelight, he was COO of Global-MIX, which won the Streaming Media “Best CDN in Europe” award in 2009.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, an interview with the Performance Advocate & Product Manager, API for OANDA on if it's possible to go without third-party scripts, how publishers should evaluate them, and how scripts should be managed.

About Barbara Bermes (OANDA):
Barbara oversees the development of OANDA’s next-generation APIs. She acts as the internal and external evangelist for the API product suite as well as OANDA’s developer community. Prior to joining OANDA, Barbara worked as senior architect and performance advocate at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) where she focused on mobile web development and performance optimization. She holds a BSc from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.

Barbara is an international speaker, a contributor of jsmanners and the organizer of the Toronto Web Performance Meetup Group.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, an interview with the Product Manager for Hewlett-Packard on what HP can offer non-enterprise customers in performance testing, the HP LoadRunner software tool, and HP's DevOps future.

Click to watch Shane Evans's keynote address: http://goo.gl/IKueT9

About Shane Evans (Hewlett-Packard):
Shane Evans is a career performance engineer, ScrumMaster, and current product manager for the industry-leading HP LoadRunner performance testing tool. With twelve years of hands-on experience in Enterprise IT, ranging from technical support and quality assurance to performance management and engineering, Shane has helped build CoEs and deliver high-performing business applications. Since joining HP in 2009, he has helped hundreds of customers worldwide meet their application performance objectives. Shane is an advocate for education and mentoring over tools and process. He moved from Vancouver, BC, Canada, to California in 2012—and does not miss the rain.

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Recorded at: September 17, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference, an interview with AutoTrader's Director of Consumer Platforms on the overlap of DevOps and UX, the UX world's mistakes and DevOps's successes, and empathy.

About Stephen Fishman (AutoTrader.com; CMSWire):
Stephen Fishman has been working with enterprises both as an employee and a consultant for more than 20 years. Stephen has studied with and practiced alongside many industry leading technologists, business strategists and user experience professionals. Stephen is currently Director of Consumer Platforms for AutoTrader.com, writes a weekly column on CMSWire.com and is working with his editor to complete his first book on helping IT professionals to learn how to create large change in medium to large enterprises.

Specialties: Program director, innovation and change evangelist, platform management, writer, software architect, information architect, site developer, creative concept generation, product management, development team lead, project management, jad facilitation, user research, usability assessments, gathering needs assessments, high level technical designs, generating technical and business specifications, designing work-plans, resource allocation and direction, quality assurance, estimation.

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Recorded at: September 17, 2014
Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, the Ohio State University professor expands on his keynote about sustained adaptability.

Click to watch David Woods's keynote address: http://goo.gl/l5tB8a

About David Woods (Professor, Ohio State University):
David Woods is currently the Lead, Initiative on Complexity in Natural, Social and Engineered Systems, at the Ohio State University and Past-President of the Resilience Engineering Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, the Columbia lecturer discusses cross-functional collaborations, conflict resolution culture systems, and tackling complex conflicts.

About Nikolas Katsimpras (Columbia University):
Nikolas Katsimpras lectures at Columbia University’s master program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and is a lab instructor at the School of International and Public Affairs. In 2012, he became a fellow at the Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity, specializing in systems thinking-based methodologies for understanding protracted, intractable conflicts. He did research in Burma/ Myanmar, one of the longest internal conflicts in modern history, on the prospects for sustainable peace. He is a former officer of the Hellenic Navy, and an award recipient by the International Institute for Humanitarian Law. Nikolas’ passion for technology and interdisciplinarity have led him to focus his work more on breaking down organizational silos to tackle complex problems. He is a consultant on organizational management, focusing on organizational culture and cross-functional collaboration. Nikolas is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, a frequent Huffington Post contributor, and an avid diver, with passion for travel and photography.