Date and time
Wednesday 21 August, 17:30
Our first speaker, Patrik Sundberg, provided a deep dive into the challenges that the team at Board Intelligence have run into whilst creating and supporting a complex infrastructure with a lean team.
It can be hard to effectively manage and support 1000s of client specific instances at the best of times. If you can't outsource some of the heavy lifting to public cloud providers, it becomes harder still.
Board Intelligence is used by the Boards and Executive teams of some of the UK’s biggest companies to facilitate effective and strategic decision-making in the boardroom. This creates unique challenges as they deal with highly commercially sensitive data and demanding VIP customers, which means security and stability of the platform are at the forefront of everything they do.
Following Patrik, we heard from Len Bellemore, Platform Engineering Manager @ Elsevier, who offered a contrasting experience solving similar problems in the Cloud on AWS. Len focused on how Elsevier are trying to solve problems at an international level, serving content to tens of millions of people daily, whilst also touching on some of the downsides of the public Cloud in his talk titled The Ups and Downs of Going Cloud Native.
Both presentations were followed by a round of insightful questions from the audience, allowing the two speakers to flesh out their ideas and how their teams arrived at the solutions they are currently using.
You can watch videos of the main talks and stages of the evening below, as well as being able to find out more about our speakers and event organisers.