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A Tale of Two Enterprise Public Cloud Applications

At 14th Cloud Expo, Brian McCallion to discuss the hurdles to designing a strategic application in the Public Cloud

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This first person "in the trenches" enterprise Public Cloud story candidly examines the project from inception to delivery. Attendees will hear first-hand the real-world challenges, opportunities, lessons-learned, and what it takes to architect and implement a real-world application in the public cloud.

In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Brian McCallion, founder of New York City-based consultancy Bronze Drum, will focus on the organizational, cultural, and technical hurdles to designing and implementing a strategic application in the Public Cloud in a regulated industry.

  • Attendees will gain insight into how to approach governing, initiating, and designing applications in a complex organization and learn tactics and strategies to successfully deliver such applications in their own complex organization.
  • Attendees will learn how the Solution Architect, CIO, and Development team navigate the technical and organizational challenges to delivering complex applications in a 119 year old company.
  • Attendees will learn of pitfalls, opportunities, and tactics that may help to frame and focus Public Cloud initiatives in their own complex organization and serve to foster optimistic yet realistic expectations for their own initiatives.

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Speaker Bio:
Brian McCallion, founder of New York City-based consultancy Bronze Drum, focuses on the unique challenges of Public Cloud adoption in the Fortune 500. Forged along the fault line of Corporate IT and line of business meet, he successfully delivers successful enterprise public cloud solutions that matter to the business.

In 2011, while the Cloud was just a gleam in the eye of most Fortune 500 firms Brian designed and proved the often referenced hybrid cloud architecture that enabled McGraw-Hill Education to scale the web and application layer of its $160M revenue, 2M user higher education platform in Amazon Web Services. He recently designed and delivered the JD Power and Associates strategic customer facing Next Generation Content Platform, an Alfresco Content Management solution supported by a substantial data warehouse and data mart running in AWS and a batch job that processes over 500M records daily in RDS Oracle.

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