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Tuesday, November 7 • 3:25pm - 4:00pm
Platforms All the Way Down; Always Has Been. - Josh Gavant, Red Hat; Abby Bangser, Syntasso; Colin Griffin, Krumware; Srinivas Peri, Adobe; Joe Natale, Discover

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CNCF defines a "platform" as an integrated collection of capabilities serving a use case, a definition intended to encompass web application development, large-scale data analysis and operation of third-party "COTS" applications, to name a few. Though platform engineering is in high demand today, per the CNCF's definition platforms have been an integral part of computing for decades - even an operating system like DOS or Unix also collects and brings consistency to disparate hardware functions to enable developing and running software. So why are platforms so vital to cloud-native computing in particular? How should a platform in support of cloud-native software be constructed? In this panel discussion leaders of CNCF's WG Platforms and cloud-native end user companies will share answers to these based on their experiences and the WG's white paper and maturity model. We'll discuss popular approaches to constructing a cloud-native platform and tactics to mature your own practices.

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Srinivas Peri

Director, Ethos, Cloud Platform Engineering, Adobe
In my 19 years at Adobe I have moved from tool engineer responsible for releasing one core component to owner of a daily release system for 70+ Creative Suite components, and then the creation of the early deployment system for Shared Cloud & Creative Cloud, then through building... Read More →
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Abby Bangser

Principal Engineer, Syntasso
Abby is a Principal Engineer at Syntasso delivering Kratix, an open-source cloud-native framework for building internal platforms on Kubernetes. Her keen interest in supporting internal development comes from over a decade of experience in consulting and product delivery roles across... Read More →
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Colin Griffin

Chief Engineer, Krumware
Colin Griffin is Chief Engineer at Krumware. A software engineer by trade, he specializes in cloud-native application and infrastructure development; with an emphasis on developer enablement and platform engineering. He founded Krumware with the goal of enabling companies to build... Read More →
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Josh Gavant

Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat
Josh has enabled software development and delivery at global enterprises for almost 20 years, serving as product manager and solution architect for several big tech vendors as well as platform and product engineer at end user companies. Today as leader of CNCF's TAG App Delivery Josh... Read More →
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Joseph Natale

Technical Architecture Manager, Discover Financial
In my 15 years at Discover I've held various roles, first level support, application developer, architect, and senior manager.  Most of my time has been spent in application development and architecture supporting the Discover's Payments line of business, specifically authorizations... Read More →

Tuesday November 7, 2023 3:25pm - 4:00pm CST
  Maintainer Track, App Delivery