What to expect from this year's JAX Finance and DevOps

Calling all software delivery heroes: JAX DevOps and JAX Finance join forces

Sebastian Meyen
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JAX Finance is back with fresh forces and a new addition: JAX DevOps. The conference brands have joined forces to offer in-depth knowledge on state-of-the-art technologies which help up your business.

JAX Finance is coming back. After a strong debut in 2015 and an overwhelming positive feedback, the conference is making a comeback. This year it is aligned with our newest conference brand: JAX DevOps.

Two conference brands, one integrated conference experience. Both parts – Finance and DevOps – are meant to provide in-depth knowledge on cutting edge technologies which help bring your business to the next level.

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What to expect from this year’s JAX Finance

The Finance industry relies heavily on brilliant software technology. Not only in order to save cost, but also to be ahead of the global competition when it comes to high speed trading, ultra flexible business models, and intelligent compliance to the increasing number of regulations.

Here you can find some of the sessions that offer in-depth knowledge on state-of-the-art technologies which promise to help boost your business:

FastData & Analytics – SQL, NoSQL, IMDGs, Hadoop, Spark – What next? by John Davies

High-speed continuous delivery: delivering large-scale change while minimising bugs by Stefanos Zachariadis

Low Latency: When the OS gets in the way by Mark Price

Regulations: System Security Beyond the Libraries by Eoin Woods

Workshop on Low Latency logging and replay by Peter Lawrey

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Furthermore, the Fintech Movement is going to change the Finance industry deeply. Based on pure technology innovation – such as API driven business models, excellent User Interaction in Retail Banking or new approaches towards the value of data – many smart startups are taking a shot at changing the game.

This movement will be thoroughly explained during these sessions:

Real-time APIs in Fintech: UX, Transparency, Dev and Devops by Eric Horesnyi

The Surprising Truth About DevOps In Banking by Benjamin Wootton

Traditional Banks and Financial Institutions have understood the wind of change and have started to invest heavily in these innovative technology areas as well.

DevOps takes centre stage

DevOps, on the other hand, has proven to be a forceful approach to making IT-based organizations much more efficient than almost anything we’ve seen in the past. The period when only unicorns such as Uber, Spotify or Github used to practice that kind of company culture has come to an end. More and more enterprises in the traditional markets tailor their operations to a DevOps approach.

Today we acknowledge that the impressive power of DevOps stems not only from a better mutual understanding of development and operations, but also from accelerated delivery cycles, faster changes in functionality and increased quality in delivery.

As a result, a growing number of organizations rely on consequent automation in the sense of Continuous Delivery and on Microservices-related approaches. On the deployment side, we notice Cloud platforms are a must, as they represent, especially in combination with Container technologies such as Docker, a fundamental new way of operating business critical software systems.

All the information regarding DevOps will be provided during these sessions:

8 Things That Make Continuous Delivery Go Nuts by Eduards Sizovs

Kernel load-balancing for Docker containers using IPVS by Andrey Sibiryov

Refactoring an ASP.NET/IIS monolith to composable polyglot Docker-hosted mini-services by Mark Rendle

Everything is an orchestration problem by Liam Bennett

Java-based microservices, containers, Kubernetes – how to by Ray Tsang

Meet the speakers

JAX -which encompasses parts such as Technology in Finance, Fintech Revolution, and DevOps- features an impressive lineup of hand-picked speakers who work on remarkable projects on the frontline of the modern digital economy. These professionals are all keen on sharing their knowledge with the attendees and on launching a conversion to push innovation forward to the next level.

As the program chair of the conference, I’m very thankful to all the great speakers who’ll join JAX Finance and DevOps. There’s more to come — stay tuned and have a look on finance.jaxlondon.com and devops.jaxlondon.com from time to time. And, of course, all this could not have been possible without the help of our conference advisors – John Davies, Peter Lawrey, Eric Horesnyi, and Jamie Allsop.

Looking forward to meeting you all there!

Sebastian Meyen
Chief Content Officer, S&S Media and Program Chair JAX Conferences Worldwide

Author
Sebastian Meyen
Sebastian is Chief Content Officer at S&S Media, the publisher of JAXenter.com. He has been actively involved with the IT industry for almost two decades. As a journalist he is constantly in touch with thought leaders in software development and architecture. He is editor in chief of the German speaking Java Magazin and program chair of the JAX conferences since 2001. Prior to joining S&S Media, he studied philosophy and anthropology in Frankfurt, Germany.

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