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Keynote Speakers and Session Lineup Announced for O’Reilly Velocity Conference 2019

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the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and
business, today announced the lineup of speakers presenting at its
upcoming Velocity
, taking place June 10-13, 2019 in San Jose, CA at the San
Jose Convention Center.

This year’s event will cover trending topics in engineering, ranging
from Kubernetes and site reliability, to observability and performance.
The event agenda includes
talks, keynotes and essential training courses aimed at helping
conference goers gather expert insight and learn new skills, approaches
and technologies for building and managing large-scale, cloud native
systems. Velocity will provide attendees with a comprehensive
understanding of the latest applications and services – ultimately
helping them stay on top of the rapidly changing cloud landscape.

Conference co-chairs, Nikki McDonald, content director at O’Reilly, Ines
Sombra, distributed systems engineer at Fastly, and James Turnbull, CTO
in residence at Microsoft, have put together a program that includes
discussions and trainings from innovative programmers, talented
managers, industry experts and senior developers who are leaders in
cloud native and distributed systems.

Some of the keynote speakers at the event include:

“Cloud native infrastructure is being rapidly adopted – so it’s
imperative that today’s developers are in tune with the latest trends,
changes and best practices within the engineering industry,” said Nikki
McDonald, content director at O’Reilly and Velocity Conference co-chair.
“Our new Cloud Infrastructure Adoption Report found that nearly 50
percent of survey respondents cited a lack of skills as the top
challenge their organization faces in cloud adoption. For this year’s
agenda, we wanted the adoption movement to take center stage, with a
desire to be a source and learning experience for the industry while
providing an event space for attendees to connect with peers to share
insights and ideas.”

The Velocity report entitled, “How
Companies Adopt and Apply Cloud Native Infrastructure
” highlights
the trend of organizations adopting and applying cloud native
infrastructure, aligning with O’Reilly’s
Next Architecture
hypothesis of this movement, which says to embrace
and employ a combination of cloud, containers, orchestration and
microservices to keep up with customers’ expectations and needs. The
report surveyed 590 practitioners, managers and CxOs from across the
globe, and found that while nearly 70 percent of respondents said their
organizations have adopted, or at least have begun to adopt, cloud
native infrastructure, more than 30 percent of respondents still have
not adopted any sort of cloud native infrastructure. To read the full
report, click here.

for the upcoming Velocity Conference is now open and a limited number of media
are available for qualified journalists and analysts. Follow @velocityconf
or #VelocityConf
on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

O’Reilly will also host the co-located Software
Architecture Conference
at the San Jose Convention Center from June
10-13. The show will cover the full scope of a software architect’s
responsibilities, including leadership and business skills, with an
emphasis on product management and domain-driven design. The event also
provides a forum for networking and for learning how peers and other
professionals have solved real-world problems. For more information,
please visit this site.

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