• Modern apps in a microservices age

    MongoDB Australia

    For our May Meet-up, we take a brief look at the influences, trends and motivations that have lead to the IT environments and modern apps we have today. We will talk about immutable infrastructure and microservices, Modern Application infrastructure including the benefits and weaknesses of Containers, Kernels and Serverless. Then we will also discuss how Vorteil fits into the overall landscape supporting modern apps in the age of microservices and how MongoDB fits into the landscape. A big thanks to our sponsors for making it happen. Vorteil - http://vorteil.io (food and drinks) MongoDB - www.mongodb.com (space) ManTech - www.mantechit.com.au (MC) 5:30 – Arrive. Drinks and networking 6:00-6:10 – Introduction 6:10 Presentation 1 6:40 Presentation 2 7:00 Panel Q&A 7:45 Final questions 7:45 8:30+ Drinks and networking Talks 1) Microservices, Immutable Infrastructure, and remembering the Ops in DevOps. Benjamin Johns Industry Engagement Principal Vorteil.io Industry Engagement Principal - Vorteil.io http://vorteil.io/ www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-johns[masked] 2) Scaling MongoDB on Kubernetes Sam Harley Senior Solutions Architect MongoDB www.mongodb.com www.linkedin.com/in/samharley/ Q&A panel discussion Benjamin Johns and Sam Harley will be our Panellists for the Q&A

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  • Architecting for Innovation Friday's Beer & BBQ (networking)

    MongoDB has been kind enough to sponsor us again and let us use their amazing offices and balcony. Join us for a non-agenda afternoon where you can have a beer, a snag and a good chat to close your busy work week.

  • Building a Sustainable Opensource Ecosystem

    ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll

    Open source is how a project like Elasticsearch goes from a few downloads in 2010 to over 250 million in 2018. It’s an effective way to make the best product possible. Each download is an opportunity for the project to improve and evolve. Security gets hardened as users scrutinize the code. Reliability and resiliency become more established with rigorous testing across various architectures and environments. Its extensibility increases as users experiment with new use cases and build integrations, add-ons, plugins, and frameworks that expand the project’s reach. But building an open source business has its challenges, and the open-source path isn’t always easy. Come and join us for a lively discussion on all things Open-Source - come hear to about Elastic's journey, to share your own experiences with building an open-source product, and exchange best practices and tips on how do we best sustain the ecosystem to ensure ongoing success. sponsored by Elasticsearch www.elastic.co ManTech www.mantechit.com.au ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll https://elmosoftware.com.au 5:30 – Arrive. Drinks and networking 6:00-6:10 – Introduction 6:10 Presentation 6:40 Panel Q&A 7:30 Final questions 7:30-8:30+ Drinks and networking MC Andrew Blades Client Solutions Director ManTech https://goo.gl/SLTz5a www.mantechit.com.au Andrew is a seasoned recruiter mainly around Architecture, Transformation and Change. He runs the Australasian Architecture Network https://goo.gl/D54uc6 and Architecting for Innovation meet-up group https://goo.gl/GpnLzc Presentation "Open Source as a Business: Strategy, Struggle & Success". Mark Walkom Community Advocacy Team Lead, APJ Elastic www.linkedin.com/in/mark-walkom-319b6223/ Q&A Panel David Peterson Systems Engineer APAC at Confluent www.linkedin.com/in/davidseth https://www.confluent.io/ Mark Walkom Community Advocacy Team Lead, APJ Elastic www.linkedin.com/in/mark-walkom-319b6223/ https://www.elastic.co/ Ramesh Nagarajan Industry Lead, Data & Analytics, Financial Services & Government Fujitsu Australia Software Technology www.linkedin.com/in/nagarajanramesh/ www.postgresql.fastware.com/

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  • Creating a Strategic Enterprise Architecture – from Noisy to Influential

    Increasingly, companies are putting forth the effort to plan for the future of IT, innovation, and business growth by leveraging on enterprise architecture (EA). Yet, a Gartner survey finds that “77% of respondents were either restarting or renewing EA efforts”. This trend confirms that many enterprise architects are still struggling with their EA programs and experiencing difficulties in delivering business value. Join our meetup session as we discuss how enterprise architects can take proactive steps to increase influence throughout the organization and evolve into a more strategic role. Key takeaways include: * Positioning EA at the heart of the organization by demonstrating tangible results to stakeholders, * How to make EA a key business player, * Ways to form a cooperative relationship with other corporate strategic functions by leveraging technology, * Retaining executive sponsorship through outcome-driven enterprise architecture. Who should attend? This meetup is aimed at enterprise architects and aspiring EA’s to exchange thoughts on enterprise architecture. Most of the audience will be senior business and IT professionals including: * CIOs * Enterprise Architects * Business Architects * Strategic Planners * IT Portfolio Managers Drinks and nibbles will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! sponsored by MEGA International www.mega.com ManTech www.mantechit.com.au MongoDB www.mongodb.com 5:30 – Arrive. Drinks and networking 6:00-6:10 – Introduction 6:10 Presentations 7:20 Panel Q&A 8:10 Final questions 8:15-9:00+ Drinks and networking MC Andrew Blades Client Solutions Director ManTech https://goo.gl/SLTz5a www.mantechit.com.au Andrew is a seasoned recruiter mainly around Architecture, Transformation and Change. He runs the Australasian Architecture Network https://goo.gl/D54uc6 and Architecting for Innovation meet-up group https://goo.gl/GpnLzc Presentations 1) "Making Good Decisions" Stephen Perry Manager of Enterprise Architecture Metcash www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-perry-2395aa The team he manages at Metcash is responsible for providing oversight and assurance for technical strategy and design as part of project scoping/solutioning, design and delivery functions. At a time when Metcash is under extensive transformational change and being asked to navigate the complexity of legacy and risk, the importance of Enterprise Architecture has seen it once again emerge from the background. 2) "Architecting the way - The Increasing Importance of EA" Luke Dunscombe Enterprise Architecture National Lead Director Deloitte Consulting www.linkedin.com/in/luke-dunscombe-14049b3/ & Alok Bhide Enterprise Architecture Community Lead Manager Deloitte Consulting www.linkedin.com/in/alokbhide/ 3) "The journey to successful EA" François Caille ANZ Regional Sales Manager MEGA International Australia www.linkedin.com/in/francoiscaille/ Panel Q&A Martin Sheridan Lead Enterprise Transformation Consultant BNP Paribas www.linkedin.com/in/martinsheridandotnet/ Matt Day Enterprise Architecture National Lead Partner Deloitte Consulting www.linkedin.com/in/mattday3/ François Caille ANZ Regional Sales Manager MEGA International Australia Colin Hickling Director 3Pilllars.Digital www.linkedin.com/in/colinhickling/

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  • Unveiling the Sydney IoT Landscape

    DXC.Technology

    The "Internet of Things" (IoT) has been around a long time and is becoming an increasingly growing topic. It has already impacted on our everyday lives at the workplace and at home. Come and dive in for a night of exploration as we speak about some amazing products, IoT trends, current landscape and what the future will hold There will be short IoT presentations as well as a panel of IoT panel speakers for you to engage and ask questions. 5:30 Drinks, food and networking 6:00-6:10 Introduction and Presentations 7:00 Short break before we start Q&A Panel 7:10 Q&A Panel (topics will vary greatly so feel free to come with something in mind) 8:00-9:00 Wrap up, lucky door prize, more drinks and networking Introduction: Nicholas Bellamy Program Director, Business and IT Transformation Dell Technologies Select www.delltechnologies.com www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-bellamy[masked]/ Peter Klement IoT Lead - DXC Consulting DXC Technologies http://www.dxc.technology/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/pklement/ MC Andrew Blades Client Solutions Director ManTech www.linkedin.com/in/andrewblades Andrew is a seasoned recruiter mainly around Architecture, Transformation and Change. He runs the Australasian Architecture Network www.linkedin.com/groups/[masked]/ and Architecting for Innovation meet-up group www.meetup.com/Architecting-for-Innovation/ Michael Lai Embedded Systems Specialist ManTech https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lai-306144145/ Michael's passion is around embedded systems, the exciting world of IoT and everything around them. Presentations: Nieves Garcia Diez IoT Product Manager and Ecosystem Director at Thinxtra www.thinxtra.com www.linkedin.com/in/nievesgarciadiez Lance Brown Principal Software Engineer at Audinate www.audinate.com www.linkedin.com/in/lance-brown-88ba67b Richard Keaney Engineering Director at Taggle Systems https://taggle.com.au www.linkedin.com/in/richard-keaney-60aa115/ Richard Lane Development Manager at Till Payments www.tillpayments.com Head of Development at SimplePay www.simplepaygroup.com www.linkedin.com/in/rickjapan

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  • Beer & BBQ (networking)

    Mantech Careers

    We are excited to launch our monthly Fridays' Beer & BBQ afternoons for 2019! Join us for a non-agenda afternoon where you can have a beer, a snag and a good chat to close your busy work week. Thank you to Mantech for sponsoring our first event in February!

  • Pragmatic Approach to Microservices and Cell-based Architecture

    Architecting for Innovation Meet-up group is proud to present a meet-up on Pragmatic Approach to Microservices and Cell-based Architecture. “Microservices” is one of the most popular buzz-words in the field of software architecture. Learning material on the fundamentals and the benefits of microservices is abundant on the world wide web. Unfortunately, few resources are available on how you can use microservices in real-world enterprise use cases. This session would cover the key architectural concepts of the Microservices Architecture (MSA) and how you can use those architectural principles in practice. We will be drawing on experiences from real-world enterprise use cases. sponsored by WSO2 https://wso2.com ManTech www.mantechit.com.au MongoDB www.mongodb.com 5:30 – Arrive. Drinks and networking 6:00-6:10 – Introduction 6:10 Presentations 7:20 Panel Q&A 8:10 Final questions 8:10 Lucky door prize 8:15-9:00+ Drinks and networking Introduction David Hymers Regional Account Lead, Australia & New Zealand, WSO2 https://goo.gl/KUKy8T https://wso2.com MC Andrew Blades Client Solutions Director ManTech https://goo.gl/SLTz5a www.mantechit.com.au Andrew is a seasoned recruiter mainly around Architecture, Transformation and Change. He runs the Australasian Architecture Network https://goo.gl/D54uc6 and Architecting for Innovation meet-up group https://goo.gl/GpnLzc Presentations 1) “Microservices” Dassana Wijesekara Director - Solutions Architecture WSO2 https://goo.gl/vHEKND Dassana is an enterprise architect and a technology evangelist. He has extensive track record in designing, evolving and operating resilient enterprise systems at scale on distributed, modular, scalable architectures. An experienced coach/speaker who has advised and assisted CxOs, Architects, Consultants, Analysts, and Engineering teams of Fortune 500 companies across the globe. 2) Containers, Kernels, and Serverless: A Look at Modern Application Platforms Wilhelm Wonigkeit Chief Strategy Officer and Industry Engagement Principal https://goo.gl/4UHdBB & Benjamin Johns Industry Engagement Principal and Solutions Architect Sisa-Tech www.linkedin.com/company/sisa-tech www.vorteil.io https://goo.gl/6JPimB Benjamin is an Industry Engagement Principal and Solutions Architect from Sisa-Tech. Benjamin has extensive professional services and consulting experience in automation, virtualization, monitoring, and management of IT infrastructure across all industry verticals. 3) "Domain Driven Design" Alistair Rigney Consulting Solution Architect https://goo.gl/g8fpsm Alistair is a committed Software Engineer, 25 years object orientated systems analysis, architecture, software design and development to international and company standards including real-time and embedded systems. Panel Sam Harley Senior Solutions Architect MongoDB https://goo.gl/Z7W8sY www.mongodb.com Sam is a Senior Solutions Architect with MongoDB and is based in Sydney. Sam has worked in the IT industry for fifteen years and is recognised as a trusted advisor to customers throughout Australia, providing best-practice recommendations to assist in designing and building reliable, scalable solutions using MongoDB Gerald Bachlmayr Technical Principal Consultant Contino https://goo.gl/djLdeq www.contino.io Gerald is a Technical Principal at Contino and an expert in cloud solutions, where his work has been focused for the past five years. He is passionate about solving business problems with strategic Serverless solutions, to enable quick feedback loops, and tackle the specific problem while eliminating long infrastructure delays. Jonathan Chaitow Head of Architecture Transurban https://goo.gl/Ed3WwH www.transurban.com Jonathan is currently the Head of Architecture at Transurban; having spent the last 10 years building and running Enterprise Architecture functions for Telco, Utilities and Engineering firms.

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  • Open Source Technology in an Open Architecture World

    Architecting for Innovation Meet-up group is proud to present a meet-up on Open Source Technology with WSO2 https://wso2.com and ManTech www.mantechit.com.au Open architecture and open source go hand-in-hand, whereby collaboration, reuse and security play key roles in creating great software. We’ll look at what open source is and what prompted its meteoric rise over commercial closed-source software. We’ll then look at how open source is paving the way for open data, finishing up with how open source plays a role in WSO2’s middleware stack that powers enterprises all over the world 5:30 – Arrive. Drinks and networking 6pm-6:10 – Introduction 6:10 Presentations 6:45 Panel Q&A 7:30 Final questions 7:40 Lucky door prize 7:40-8:30 Drinks and networking Introduction David Hymers Regional Account Lead, Australia & New Zealand, WSO2 www.linkedin.com/in/david-hymers-2b51844/ https://wso2.com MC Andrew Blades Client Solutions Director ManTech www.linkedin.com/in/andrewblades www.mantechit.com.au Andrew is a seasoned recruiter mainly around Architecture, Transformation and Change. He runs the Australasian Architecture Network www.linkedin.com/groups/[masked]/ and Architecting for Innovation meet-up group www.meetup.com/Architecting-for-Innovation/ Presentations Gokul Balakrishnan Associate Lead - Solutions Architecture WSO2 www.linkedin.com/in/gokul-balakrishnan https://wso2.com Gokul is an Associate Lead in the Solutions Architecture team at WSO2. He was a core developer of the WSO2 Analytics Platform for over 5 years prior to switching to Solutions Architecture, where he now oversees pre-sales in a technical point of view. Peter Liu CDN Architect Optus www.linkedin.com/in/petertwliu www.optus.com.au Peter is a Docker Advocate, Cloud Evangelist, DevOps Supporter & Protagonist for Transformational Change. Peter Liu created TankSwarm (tankswarm.com) whilst working with the TV & Content team at Optus to enable robust and distributed performance testing of critical OTT media delivery systems. Panel Jason Fischer Head of Development Bambora www.linkedin.com/in/jasonfischer www.bambora.com Jason is a mobile enthusiast, developer, admirer or simple, elegant design and leads the development teams at Bambora. He has designed and developed software for web, desktop and mobile for individuals, business and customer-facing applications in different industries. Jason enjoys geeking out to cool new tech, brainstorming about future technology, admiring great design and a good dose of Sci-Fi. Andrew Burgess Practice Lead, Enterprise Architecture Tquila ANZ www.linkedin.com/in/andy-burgess-349ba351 www.tquilaanz.com Andy has been an IT professional for 20 years specialising in Architecture and development. Andy specialises I’m increasing efficiencies, minimising deployment costs to become operational faster while adhering to architecture and development frameworks and best practice to provide governance to effectively manage solutions and evaluate architecture pattens. Andy specialises in modern-day architecture and technical architecture in cloud computing. Andy heads up Tquila Anz’s Enterprise Architecture Practice Sam Harley Senior Solutions Architect MongoDB www.linkedin.com/in/samharley www.mongodb.com Sam is a Senior Solutions Architect with MongoDB and is based in Sydney. Sam has worked in the IT industry for fifteen years and is recognised as a trusted advisor to customers throughout Australia, providing best-practice recommendations to assist in designing and building reliable, scalable solutions using MongoDB Kevin Kwast Chief Data Architect and VP Ops/Infrastructure Previously with Indeed.com www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkwast Kevin recently moved to Sydney after 11 years as an engineering leader with Indeed in Austin and Tokyo. He enjoys creating and scaling global platforms for online services. He believes that data can improve the product, platform and people's lives. Kevin is currently looking for an ambitious company to join.

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  • Product across NPP and Cyber-security in The Global Payments Landscape (Sydney)

    Product across NPP (New Payments Platform) and Cyber-security in The Global Payments Landscape (Sydney) Alastair Pickering and guests are holding a meet-up on the challenges facing Product Management across NPP (New Payments Platform) and Cyber Security in the ever-changing payments landscapes. With the constantly evolving payments market in Australia and major industry initiatives underway at the moment with the NPP Platform, it only seems appropriate to expand on the influence Product Management, Development and Cybersecurity is playing and the severity at which this needs to be seen from an enterprise level down to small and medium-sized businesses. We would like to invite you to a meetup where this issues will be presented by industry and SME experts followed by a Q&A panel discussion. Speakers: Bambora Australia. https://www.bambora.com/en/au/ Jason Fischer https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonfischer/ Head Of Development, Retail Pacific Jason Fischer is a mobile enthusiast, developer, admirer of simple, elegant design and leads the development teams at Bambora in the APAC region. He has designed and developed software for web, desktop and mobile for individuals, business and customer facing applications in different industries. Jason enjoys geeking out to cool new tech, brainstorming about future technology, admiring great design and a good dose of Sci-Fi. Prospa. https://www.prospa.com/ Charn Tangson https://www.linkedin.com/in/ctangson/ Cyber Security Officer Charn is Prospa's Cyber Security Officer, responsible for architecting and maintaining the cyber security of the company. Prospa is an award-winning fintech and Australia's leading online lender for small business. The company has delivered over half a billion dollars into the economy and is one of the fastest growing companies in the country. Charn previously worked as a cyber security consultant and trusted advisor to a wide range of clients including listed companies in the ASX50, large multinationals and both state and federal level public sector agencies. JP Morgan https://www.jpmorgan.com Pete Kooner https://www.linkedin.com/in/pete-kooner/ Head of Core Cash Product, Treasury Services, ANZ Pete Kooner is Head of Core Cash Product, Treasury Services, for J.P. Morgan’s business in Australia and New Zealand. Pete is responsible for driving and commercialising innovative solutions across the Treasury Services business, with a focus on e-Commerce and the New Payments Platform (NPP). Additionally, Pete is responsible for strategic business planning, client sales, industry relationship management and business process improvement. Pete’s experience includes developing bespoke e-Commerce client solutions, partnering with global technology vendors and Fintech companies. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Pete worked for Cuscal, he also spent ten years with Citi. He has been heavily involved with the development and implementation of the latest payment technologies, including the NPP industry design working group and project managed both Apple Pay solutions and multinational in-country high-tech receivables. Location: Sydney CBD (Level 10, 447 Kent Street) nearest station Town Hall Date: 7th February 18’ Time: 6pm for 6:30 KO

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  • FinTech Sydney - Start-up to Enterprise

    Location visible to members

    This event is a collaboration between MitchelLake (http://www.mitchellake.com) and Industrie IT (http://industrieit.com/). 2016 has been a massive year for FinTech, we've seen millions of dollars investment, and a lot of PR. However, much of this has focused on consumer-oriented products and how they are going to "disrupt the banks". But what about the significant opportunity for software businesses that either will be partnering with or directly supporting the banks through innovative new software? Many challenges exist for these growing businesses looking to work with banks, including software integration, data sharing and scaling capabilities. In this event, we are excited to be showcasing four fantastic panelists to discuss these issues from both the banking and the startup sides. SPEAKERS George Lucas (MD at Acorns Australia (https://acornsau.com.au/)), and Jim Drainas (COO at Cloudcase (http://cloudcase.net/)) will be representing startups in this discussion. Acorns are currently going through a public discourse with the big four banks in the availability of customer data for 3rd party businesses. George is also the Managing Director & CEO of the financial product issuer and fund manager Instreet Investment Limited. Cloudcase, based out of Stone and Chalk (http://stoneandchalk.com.au/), are building some of the most innovative software around, and have already signed up many of Australia and New Zealand's leading banks. From the banking side, we are joined by Cathy Kovacs, (https://au.linkedin.com/in/cathy-kovacs-gaicd-251a1945) Head of Business Development at Westpac and on the front line of Westpac's support of the FinTech ecosystem. Cathy is also a FinTech company director, sitting on the Board of equity crowdfunding startup, Equitise. We also be welcoming George Lawson (https://au.linkedin.com/in/george-lawson-6209192), Head of Emerging Payments at Visa to the panel. The event will be hosted by Industrie IT's Gerhard Diedricks (https://au.linkedin.com/in/gerharddiedericks), a long-time supporter of the FinTech ecosystem, and leader of Industrie's Venture team. RSVP now for this event on 9th November. There will be drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm before a prompt 6pm start. This is guaranteed to be a lively discussion and spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up as quickly as possible.

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