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Panel: Event Driven Architectures of Scale

Event-driven architectures (EDA) have been around for decades but are back in vogue, driven in part by the shift to the cloud and multicore architectures, data-driven applications, and related trends such as microservices and distributed computing.  

Our expert panel will explore what we’ve learned as an industry about event-driven architectures over the decades, the advantages - both business and technical - that EDA offers, and thoughts for the future with a particular focus on messaging and Serverless systems. Likely topics include dealing with complexity, debugging/troubleshooting, and common day 2 issues.


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Wes Reisz

Technical Principal @thoughtworks & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previously Platform Architect @VMware

Wes is a Technical Principal with Thoughtworks where his focus is on working with customers on app modernization, with a particular focus on the cloud native ecosystem. Prior to Thoughtworks, he was one of the Platform Architects at VMware focused on Tanzu. Wes also chairs the San Francisco...

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Matthew Clark

Head Of Architecture for the @BBC's Digital Products

Matthew Clark is Head of Architecture for many of the BBC’s online products. He’s been at the BBC for over 10 years, and has been involved in multiple projects such as covering the London 2012 Olympics, and getting BBC iPlayer working on the International Space Station. His passion is...

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Gwen Shapira

Software Engineer @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer Apache Sqoop

Gwen is an engineering leader at Confluent, managing the Cloud-Native Kafka team. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating microservices, relational and big data technologies. She currently specializes in building real-time...

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Ian Thomas

Senior Principal Engineer at Flutter Entertainment

Ian Thomas is a Senior Principal Engineer for Flutter Entertainment working in the International Sportsbook Platform tribe. He started his career at Flutter 7 years ago as an engineer working on Sky Bet and has been involved in various of the company’s brands since, most recently focusing...

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