Speaker: Byron Sebastian, Heroku GM & Executive VP, Platforms, Salesforce
Moderator: Ben Kepes, Blogger & Cloud Computing Analyst, Diversity Limited
PaaS is in full bloom, transforming from a niche cloud arena to a mature and viable one practically overnight. As the GM of Heroku and the Executive VP of platforms at salesforce.com, Byron has been an advocate for cloud platform services since the market’s inception. Byron will discuss the opportunities presented by cloud platforms for both developers and enterprises. Specifically, he’ll share insights around 1) which applications are best suited for cloud platforms, and how this may change over the next 3-5 years; 2) key drivers for the rapid growth of cloud platform adoption and whether that differs for start-ups versus more established organizations and 3) what ecosystems are beginning to develop around cloud platforms and how this will impact adoption moving forward. In his current role, Byron oversee two distinct platforms – developer-friendly Heroku and productivity-focused Force.com – and will share examples of when and how organizations are deploying each of them. And as CloudBeat marks the first anniversary of salesforce.com’s acquisition of Heroku, it’s an ideal opportunity to reflect upon the value that these two different platforms are bringing to real organizations today.