UPCOMING ATL CTO EVENTS

Object Oriented UX

August 8, 2018   |   7:00 PM @ CineMassive

Object-Oriented Design is no longer for just for programmers! UX designers around the world are beginning to leverage a methodology for thinking and designing in objects—objects that reflect users’ mental models, as well as behind-the-scenes CMSs and databases. Harmony at last!

Object-Oriented UX helps business teams, designers, and developers create a shared language, smoothing out the product development process. With OOUX, you’ll design elegant, modular systems that can travel across devices with consistency and efficiency.

But best of all, OOUX helps us create better navigation for our users. In this talk, Sophia will give us a crash course in the value of OOUX and her methodology of Object Mapping.

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Sophia Prater Founder, Rewired

Sophia is the founder of Rewired, a UX studio based in Atlanta, GA. Rewired consults to clients that are innovating in education, health, and the Atlanta community. She’s often traveling across the United States or around the world, teaching her object-oriented UX methodologies, which have steadily gathered steam since her first talk in 2013. When at home, she’s mentoring, leading the Atlanta chapter of Ladies that UX, or working on designing new life-hacking frameworks.

Sophia has led UX efforts for clients such as AT&T, Athena Healthcare, The Atlanta History Center, Axure Prototyping, Coca-Cola, Ultimate Software, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Australian Tax Office. She also designed CNN.com’s responsive election night experience in 2012—and again in 2016.

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PREVIOUS ATL CTO EVENTS

Top 3 Cybersecurity Risks of Innovation

May 09, 2018   |   7:00pm, hosted by CineMassive

Companies are under equal pressure both to innovate and disrupt the markets they serve while at the same time ensure company assets and customers are protected. What happens when these goals work against each other? Does innovation have to put your company at greater risk? Do cybersecurity programs impede innovation?

Join Jonathan Steenland of Zyston to learn how organizations can navigate the most common cybersecurity risks while building an information security program that supports - and even fuels - innovation.

Jonathan Steenland Principal & Co-Lead, CISO Advisory Services, Zyston

Jonathan Steenland is responsible for co-leading Zyston’s CISO Advisory and Consulting Services.

Prior to joining Zyston, Jonathan served as Chief Information Security Officer at Fujitsu where he was responsible for developing strategic security programs for its global business, which includes 500 companies and 170,000 employees across 100 countries. Fujitsu innovates products and solutions across seven industry verticals - from automotive to telecommunications.

Jonathan is passionate about developing and implementing innovative information security programs that are aligned with strategic business goals, providing sustained competitive advantages for Zyston's portfolio of clients. He is also dedicated to growing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through Zyston's leadership development program known as Top Gun.

Innovation at the speed of Cloud

March 21, 2018   |   7:00pm @ TBD

From the cold back woods of Maine to the glowing hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley - J.Tyler “T.Rex" Rohrer has been on a nearly 30 year voyage to perfect the way agencies, organizations, and companies of all sizes manage their end user computing landscapes. Working on nearly every continent in the World, thousands of different types of organizations, and millions and millions of actual end users – he will offer “short cuts” and “turn by turn directions” helping you future proof your deployments.

With all that has changed with virtualization and cloud computing, a tremendous amount has stayed the same. This lively session will explore what it is we all really do when we “go to work” every day – and how this simple mental model sets the stage for amazing innovation and breakthrough within YOUR ORGANIZATIONS…if you simply let it happen and follow 3 simple principles.

Tyler Rohrer Co-founder, Liquidware

Tyler Rohrer co-founded Liquidware, an international software company catering to the largest agencies, organizations, and enterprises on the planet. Previously, he was a partner at FOEDUS, which was acquired by VMware in 2007. Tyler is an international speaker on topics ranging from virtualization, cloud computing, and operational excellence. He is a horrible golfer, decent rally car racer, mechanic, father, futurist, author, and amateur theoretical physics buff.

Liquidware is the leading 3rd party software provider of desktop transformation solutions enhancing management of Windows desktops on any desktop platform, including physical Windows PCs, VMware Horizon, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, Amazon Workspaces and AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms.

Building a Metrics-driven Culture

Jan 17, 2018   |   7:00pm @ Tech Square Labs

We have entered a golden age of data in business. The amount of information available to us about our customers is astounding. But how do we ensure that we are not overwhelmed with that information?

Building a metrics driven culture in our organizations is vital to ensure we are focused on what our customers want while constantly challenging our beliefs about their behaviors. We will discuss how to carry those metrics into the data platforms we build - so we can be as effective as possible.

Whitney Weaver CTO at mLevel

Whitney Weaver is the CTO of mLevel, a micro-learning and engagement platform. Previously, Whitney drove building the data platform at the financial technology start up Kabbage. Over his time at Kabbage the company scaled from 10,000 users to over 750,000 and daily loan volumes of $6M. Whitney has worked across multiple sectors included health care, finance, and energy management where data has been a focal point.

Massive migration at massive scale

Nov 15th, 2017   |   7:00pm @ ATV

Last year Evernote migrated its entire production service to Google Cloud Platform in just 70 days. Of course, months of work preceded the 70 days of actual migration. In January, running our service on a public cloud platform was an abstract concept, so we spent most of the year dissecting every aspect of our platform and trying to understand how to run it on someone else’s compute infrastructure. The culmination of that effort was a 10-month project plan, which we believed was pretty aggressive, but there was business pressure to move even faster. This is the story of how we radically rethought the timeline, the approaches we took, and the transformative effect it had on the migration team.

Nandu Shah Dir. of Technical Operations at Evernote

Nandu Shah is Director of Technical Operations at Evernote, where he ensures that 200 million people around the world can always access their most precious notes. Last year he led the migration of Evernote's production service (150 million users, 1100 servers, 3 PB of data) to Google Cloud Platform in 70 days. For over 20 years, in roles spanning IT, software engineering, and operations, he has followed his passion for truly agile--with a lowercase a—approaches to getting things done.

Streaming Live Sports for the 99%

Sep 13th, 2017   |   7:00pm @ ATV

PlayOn Sports is a startup that streams over 30,000 live high school events every year. We want the same features as much larger media companies: live HD streams, DRM, easy to use content management tools, a subscription platform. We don’t have their big budgets or buildings full of developers, though. Learn how we used Amazon Web Services to save a ton of cash and still deliver a great experience.

Jay Sandhaus CTO at PlayOn! Sports

Jay Sandhaus is the CTO of PlayOn! Sports and the NFHS Network. He was most recently the Senior Director of Content Management and Social Media at Turner, where he built the publishing platform for Turner’s digital properties, including CNN.com, NBA.com, and NCAA.com. Previously, Jay wrote software for the Foreign Exchange desk at Goldman Sachs and led development of Emmy-award winning projects for the PGA Tour and NASCAR.com at Sportvision. He serves his community as the treasurer of the Freedom Park Conservancy and organized the Friends of Freedom Bridge. He received a MS in Computer Science from Columbia University.

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