Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing, Cisco
Lew Tucker is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he is responsible for helping to shape the future of cloud and enterprise software strategies.
Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture. Prior to joining Cisco, he was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems, where he led the development of its infrastructure-as-a-service offering and the development of Sun Cloud. Other accomplishments in his career include Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the java.com developer community, and the massively parallel Connection Machine.
Tucker’s interest in distributed systems stems from his tenure at Thinking Machines, an early leader in supercomputing technology, where large-scale problems could only be addressed by using thousands of individual processors. Today, as the Internet evolves, companies are following a similar trajectory and building out large-scale cloud computing platforms. Transformation of systems into scalable platforms remains a long-term interest.
Tucker holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University, a master’s degree in computer science with a specialization in artificial intelligence from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and a doctorate in computer science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
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We're seeing a horde of attempts to improve technology and how it's built, deployed, and operated. But these initiatives, while well-intentioned, miss the point: Lean Startup, Agile Development, Devops, Continuous Deployment, and Cloud Computing, are inextricably linked. Organizations can't just have some of them and expect to reap the benefits of
their entirety, and much of the disappointment and disillusionment companies experience comes from not having a holistic perspective.
In this session CloudOps Research founder and Cloud Connect content chair Alistair Croll will look at what it means to deliver end-to-end "Lean IT", and how only then can a company move from being and organization to being an organism
The Origin of Data Gravity
As data beings to collect, especially in larger Clouds and datastores, it causes exponential data growth, attracting applications and services closer to the data. While this cause and effect relationship appears to be direct, there is an underlying reason that extends past this seemingly simple relationship to a much deeper and complex one. What causes the Data Gravity effect? Is it simply more Data or is it something else?
In this session Independent Data Physics Researcher and SVP of Engineering for Warner Music Group, Dave McCrory will talk about his latest research into the causes and origins of Data Gravity. He will also discuss how the effects of Data Gravity can be both leveraged and altered depending on the desired outcome.
Cloud Formations: A Framework for Cloud Decision Making
The cloud provides an opportunity for powerful business mash-ups where UC can be leveraged and combined with other solutions tailored to meet unique business requirements. This keynote reviews why UC is ideal for the cloud and how to derive maximum value while transforming existing UC into competitive advantage.