Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

Stefan Tai
TU Berlin, Germany

Title: Blockchain Insights

Abstract

The potential for blockchain to foundationally transform how organizations produce and capture value is huge and very real. Practical applications dealing with nearly any type of digital asset demonstrate this capacity. In this talk, we report on lessons learned and insights gained from a set of experimental blockchain projects. We discuss open challenges and situate these also for the services and cloud computing research community.

Bio

Stefan Tai is Full Professor and Head of Chair Information Systems Engineering at TU Berlin, Germany. Prior to that, he was a Full Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2007-2014) and a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, USA (1999-2007). Stefan is passionate about modern distributed systems architectures, which leverage blockchain, cloud/fog, and/or services/Web technology.Title:

Hatay Tuna
Principal Software Architect, Azure Engineering, Microsoft

Title: Cloud Native Architecture

Subtitle: Designing Highly Scalable and Available Architectures

Abstract

In this breadth session, Hatay Tuna will discuss key architectural patterns and best practices in developing web scale distributed applications and services in the cloud. He will provide insight into how industries approach to cloud based services and discuss lessons learned in designing large scale systems based on his experiences helping enterprises around the globe. This session will also explore key concepts behind cloud computing in the context of software architecture design.

Bio

Hatay Tuna is a Principal Software Architect in Azure Engineering at Microsoft. He has been coding 25+ years and he specializes and focuses on highly scalable distributed systems. He has broad experience in several verticals such as FSI, Retail, Manufacturing and Gaming, and expertise in domains such as IoT and Connected Vehicles. When he is not drawing boxes, arrows, and red flags, or writing bug-free code without compiling for days, he enjoys playing video games and spending time with his family.