January 23, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

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predict 2020

As the year comes to a close, it is only natural to think about what the upcoming year has in store. Join us at PREDICT 2020 Virtual Summit to find out what’s on the horizon. On January 23, 2020, hear from analysts, practitioners, venture capitalists and thought leaders from the realms of DevOps, cloud native, cybersecurity, digital transformation and IT as they give us their best predictions on what 2020 will bring.





Ming Gong

VP & GM, Digital Agility Solutions, UST Global

Tim Jarrett

Director, Enterprise Security Strategy, Veracode

Ron Harnik

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Palo Alto Network


January 23, 2020
10:00 am - 10:30 am

How to Accelerate the Pace of Digital Change

Emmet Keeffe III
Founder, Insight IGNITE, Insight Partners

Emmet B. Keeffe III, Founder of Insight IGNITE, a Digital acceleration program at Insight Partners, the leading scale up software private equity firm provides his perspective on the state of Digital transformation within global businesses and the technology that powers change.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Predictions 2020: DevOps

Charles Betz
Lead DevOps Analyst, Forrester

DevOps continues to capture hearts and minds. However, with release speeds slowing, it's experiencing an inflection point. To succeed, integrated DevOps teams must perceive this inflection point as an opportunity to approach DevOps differently. Join me to lean more about my five DevOps predictions for 2020.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Predictions on Future of Cybersecurity

Dr. Chenxi Wang
Managing General Partner, Rain Capital

Join Dr.Chenxi Wang, one of the most influential women in cybersecurity as she shares her predictions on future of cybersecurity, examining today’s threat environment, look at emerging trends —and predicting tomorrow’s—to help businesses get ready for what’s next.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Building the Organization of Tomorrow Today 

Sid Sijbrandij
Co-founder & CEO, GitLab

The future of work is 100% remote, and GitLab is building the organization of tomorrow, today. Companies willing to harness the power of minds across geographies stand to gain invaluable perspectives and talent. Learn from GitLab co-founder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij as he discusses how other founders and leaders can implement processes to reap the benefits of distributed working.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The Future of DevSecOps

Mitchell Ashley
CEO, Accelerated Strategies Group

These are not repeats of the typical cybersecurity predictions scattered across Internet blogs and articles. DevSecOps lives at the intersection of how DevOps is transforming software creation and rapidly evolving cloud-native software architecture.
The old institutional barriers and departmental walls are nearly irrelevant in modern software development happening across departments outside of IT, as cloud services replace traditional enterprise software and infrastructure, and the use of open source is considered a right by developers. Security leaders and experts must embrace DevOps, ramp up their knowledge of containers, microservices, and serverless, while adapting to a world where adoption occurs when developers choose and integrate security tools into their toolchain and pipeline processes.
Join industry security and IT expert, Mitch Ashley, as he shares his top five 2020 DevSecOps predictions and performs some myth-busting on two obsolete yet persistent security myths.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Trusting the Cloud you Can't Trust

Mike Bursell
Chief Security Architect, Red Hat

Confidentiality of your data - and your customers' data - is key to maintaining your business. There are all sorts of sensitive data that you may trust on your internal network, but, whether for legal, regulatory or business reasons, you can't, or shouldn't, put in the cloud. New hardware techniques around "Trusted Execution Environments" (TEEs) are changing this, and allowing you to deploy sensitive workloads to more places: a truly open hybrid cloud strategy.

Find out about the Confidential Computing Consortium, a Linux Foundationproject, and about Enarx, an open source project to simplify deployment of those all-too-important workloads.

Solution Zone
January 23, 2020
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Solution Zone

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January 23, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion: 2020 - Developers do Security

Ron Harnik
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Palo Alto Network
Tim Jarrett
Director, Enterprise Security Strategy, Veracode
Shiri Ivtsan
Senior Product Manager, WhiteSource
Andrei Bezdedeanu
VP of Engineering, ZeroNorth

Amid all the talk of shifting left, mingling the DevOps and Security tribes and how can we do code better, faster and with more quality a funny thing happened. Security vendors are developing security tools for devs and DevOps. The security team still pays for them, but they won't buy them without Dev and DevOps buy in. What does this mean for 2020? Will we see better "quality (codeword for security)" in our apps? What should security teams be doing to make this happen? What should Devs and DevOps teams do to adopt these new developer friendly tools? Is 2020 the year DevSecOps makes a difference?

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Continuous Delivery in K8s World

Brendan O’Leary
Senior Solutions Manager, GitLab
Shawn Ahmed
VP of Product Marketing, CloudBees
Tracy Ragan
CEO, DeployHub

Kubernetes and the containers it manages have totally disrupted the infrastructure world including DevOps. Or has DevOps enabled this K8s disruption? In any event CI/CD will never be the same.  New players, new methods and new tools are on the horizon or just rolling out.  What can we expect in the CD space in a world dominated by Kube?

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Lies, Damn Lies & Analytics

Dave Link
Founder & CEO, ScienceLogic
Mark Herring
CMO, InfluxData

It used to be statistics that could be made to show anything. But today it is analytics. However, 2020 promises to be different. With ML, AI, AIOps, time series data and more will this be the year that analytics rule to road for enterprise IT? Are these new technologies ready for prime time? What will be their impact? What should you be doing to harness the power of these new analytical tools to give your organization the insight and actionable intelligence they need to compete and win in 2020 and beyond.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cybercriminals Will Hone in on IoT Devices for Surveillance and Extortion

Amit Srivastav
CEO, WootCloud Inc.

IoT devices in use at enterprises and governments such as security cameras, HVAC systems, data centers, conferencing equipment and a myriad of sensors continue to be vulnerable to state actors looking to disrupt operations, to corporate and government espionage and to attackers looking to benefit financially from theft and ransomware. What can you do to secure your organization from such infiltration.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Age of the Cloud Native Security Platform

John Morello
 VP of Product, Palo Alto Networks

Cloud native is the 6th generation of enterprise compute (mainframe, mini, x86 bare metal, virtualization, cloud IaaS) but we’re still relatively early in its lifecycle. For all the hype and excitement, many large enterprises have only just begun to understand its potential, much less to move significant portions of their stack to it. At the same time, the technical components are maturing and coalescing around a core set of open source technologies that can be packaged in a variety of forms while retaining that openness and portability. In this session, we look out a few years and imagine how a typical enterprise is using cloud native, what value they get from it, and what we as a community need to do to ensure that happens.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Will scaling enterprise DevOps become easier?

Rosalind Radcliffe
Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for DevOps, IBM
Alan Shimel
Co-founder & CEO, MediaOps Inc.

Although pockets of DevOps success are common in the enterprise today, a smaller number of companies have been successful at scaling DevOps to drive digital transformation and business value.  These leaders are implementing modernization and cloud native development across their hybrid cloud platforms including their business critical mainframe assets. Hear from Rosalind Radcliffe, Distinguished Engineer, and Chief architect for Enterprise DevOps, IBM, as she shares what clients are doing to enable a shared self service common platform leveraging an open toolbox automated to deliver a secure, automated industry standard CI/CD pipeline.  Find out their secrets and best practices to deliver not just velocity, but business value for the organization.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

2020 Digital Agility Transformation Manifesto, Framework, and Predictions

Ming Gong
VP & GM, Digital Agility Solutions, UST Global

Enterprises globally continue to invest heavily in digital transformation in order to adapt and thrive in today's ultra-competitive and dynamic business environment. A key challenge they face is how to sustain and realize significant business value from those investments. Join Ming Gong — Vice President of Digital Agility Platform and Solutions at UST Global as he shares insights, best practices, and a holistic framework for how companies can develop their organizational agility necessary to compete and seize new business opportunities.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Builders Shall Inherit the Earth - The Democratization of IT 

Alan Shimel
Co-founder & CEO, MediaOps Inc.

The world wants software-based everything. The people who are building the infrastructure, writing the code, testing, deploying and securing this software are demanding that it be open, free and cloud-native. They want to use it for a while before they will invest in the paid, enterprise versions and functionality. But once they do, their organizations buy in. Join me to learn how more businesses will be running on software, how software will be taking over the world and how open source will be taking over software in 2020.

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MediaOps, the company behind leading technical communities such as DevOps.com, Container Journal, Security Boulevard, DevOps TV and Digital Anarchist, is proud to present Predict 2020. Predict 2020 is the industry’s first truly immersive virtual conference focused on predictions of the future of DevOps, Security and related technology.

MediaOps virtual events take place in the unique virtual reality conference environment. Not your typical series of strung together Google Hangouts, every one of our virtual summits is a true live conference, replete with an actual theater to view the keynotes and presentations, a conference lobby to chat and socialize, a real virtual expo floor with exhibitor stands and booths, equipped with videos, downloadable assets, and even prizes for you to win.

Best part of the virtual summit — you can attend it from the comfort of your work desk, laptop or even your smartphone. No hotels, no airplanes, no travel, hence no traffic or parking garages. Simply log in and listen, learn, network and enjoy! Oh, and did we mention — it is all absolutely free.