Survive & Thrive 2023: New York

Thursday, Sep 7, 2023

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM ET

Chelsea Loft

253 W 28th St

New York, NY 10001

Event Overview

Your applications are now the primary (and usually most important) way you engage and transact with customers. That means failure is no longer an option for most businesses. App resilience has gotten easier and easier over the years, but challenges remain — particularly with data-intensive apps. Whether it’s unexpected growth in usage, machine or datacenter failures causing operational hiccups, or even self-induced outages from poor code or faulty deployments, your customers (and your business) expect your app to be always on, and always performing. How do you continue to not only survive, but to thrive under these ever-increasing demands?

Join us to connect with your peers and learn from thought leaders who have faced these challenges and found ways to perform under the most difficult of circumstances. This interactive session will share technical strategies teams can use to eliminate performance bottlenecks, scale globally while maintaining data locality, meet customers where they are, and survive outages — all while reducing the effort of operating at scale.

Space is limited, so please register soon. We hope to see you there!

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Agenda

3:00 PM–3:30 PM
Check-in
3:30 PM-3:35 PM
Welcome and Introductions
3:35 PM-3:55 PM
Scaling Digital Transformation: What Data Strategies are Force Multipliers
Isaac Socolick

Scaling digital transactions to support exponential growth over the next decade is a top priority for transforming enterprises in financial services, technology, healthcare, media, and other globally competitive industries. Architects and engineers at leading organizations recognize that scaling global transaction systems is different than growing analytics databases and caching database reads. Hear about their challenges, dead ends, and successes leveraging a distributed SQL database that enables scaling fast, thriving everywhere, and surviving anything.

 “You will always be transforming," says Isaac Sacolick, 20 year CIO/CTO and author of two top books on leading digital transformation. Isaac will share key insights for technology leaders on how all organizations can establish competitive database  advantages to scale for future demand.

3:55 PM-4:15 PM
Cloud Resilience with Distributed SQL
Domenic Ravita
Mission-critical applications are being modernized to create better, more frictionless customer experiences, expand and adapt to changing workload demands, and ensure business continuity. This talk focuses on how enterprises can use CockroachDB, a distributed SQL database, to achieve resilience through multi-region deployment. Learn how CockroachDB helps remove performance bottlenecks, scale globally while maintaining data locality, and survive virtually any type of outage.
4:15 PM-4:35 PM
Surviving Superstorm Sandy
Andi Azzolina
Flight network interruptions caused by weather are part of operating any airline. But what do you do when your data networks and IT systems that operate the airline go offline? Superstorm Sandy did just this at JetBlue Airways. Andrea Azzolina was an IT executive with JetBlue working through those harrowing two days. Join us to hear about those events and how it influenced the airline digital transformation and journey to operational resilience.
4:35 PM-4:50 PM
Panel Q&A
4:50 PM-6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception

Speakers

Isaac Sacolick

Isaac Sacolick

Founder and President, StarCIO

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Isaac Sacolick is the Founder and President of StarCIO, a company that helps SMBs and enterprises compete with data and technology, develop transformational centers of excellence, and execute smarter, faster, safer, and more innovative transformation programs. A lifelong technologist, Isaac has served as a CTO in media and social networking startups and a transformational CIO roles at media, financial services, and construction industry businesses.

Andi Azzolina

Andi Azzolina

CEO / Founder, Dataverse IT

LinkedIn

Flight network interruptions caused by weather are part of operating any airline. But what do you do when your data networks and IT systems which operate the airline go offline? Superstorm Sandy did just this at JetBlue Airways. Andrea Azzolina was an IT executive with JetBlue working through those harrowing 2 days. Join us to hear about those events and how it influenced the airline digital transformation and journey to operational resilience.

Domenic Ravita

Domenic Ravita

Principal Product Evangelist, Cockroach Labs

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Domenic Ravita is the Principal Product Evangelist at Cockroach Labs and is focused on sharing the benefits of Distributed SQL for modern applications. He has a broad perspective informed by hands-on development and architecture experience with distributed databases, event-stream processing, and messaging middleware working previously as a developer, engineering manager, and solutions engineer.

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