David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps people...
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The New Default Platform
The success of cloud computing, the emergence of IoT, and the growing popularity of machine learning all lead to an inescapable conclusion: We’re seeing the rise of a new default platform for IT. In this last keynote of the morning, David Chappell will describe this platform, showing how it encompasses IoT and machine learning and more. He’ll also give you a perspective on what you need to do to thrive in this new era.
Azure and its Competitors: The Big Picture
Public cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure are an important part of the future. Becoming a major player in this area is essential to Microsoft’s long-term survival. Yet there are plenty of competitors, including Amazon Web Services, Google, and more. How do these alternatives compare to Azure today? And what’s likely to happen going forward? In this session, David Chappell will provide an independent perspective on these topics, illustrating the big picture of how Azure compares with Amazon, Google, IBM, VMware, and others.
About David Chappell
David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps people around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about new technology.
David has been the keynote speaker for more than a hundred conferences and events on five continents, and his seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of IT leaders, architects, and developers in fifty countries. His books have been published in a dozen languages and used regularly in courses at MIT, ETH Zurich, and many other universities. David has also been a Series Editor for Addison-Wesley and a columnist for several publications. In his consulting practice, he has helped clients such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation adopt new technologies, market new products, and educate their customers and staff.
David's comments have appeared in The New York Times, CNN.com, and many other publications. Earlier in his career, he wrote networking software, chaired a U.S. national standardization working group, and played keyboards with the Peabody-award-winning Children's Radio Theater. David holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.