• The CIO and The Start-up Founder

    MongoDB Australia

    For this meet up we are working with Triniti www.triniti.net on a great meet-up around getting your tech start-up up and running and most importantly to market without too many distractions. Questions being asked. How do I take my idea and build a startup? Show me the money! How do I scale? I'm a CIO should I be running this show? How do I avoid Founder's syndrome? When do I exit and how? Triniti is a collective of 20+ Founders, Software Engineers, Creatives, Investors and Mentors. Triniti is based in Sydney, Hong Kong and London. They work with corporates and founders to rapidly envision, build and launch high growth ventures. Trinity does this via their unique Venture Building software platforms and proven startup building methodology. They have built a platform that helps startups build their companies quicker. Introducing; FounderOS - An Enterprise-Grade Innovation Developer Framework The FounderOS stack contains the following dimensions: • Project & Task Management • Analytics & Monitoring • Front-end & Back-end patterns • Security & Identity Management • Continuous Integration & Delivery The benefits FounderOS provides; • Preassembled and configured technology and infrastructure stacks. • Significantly de-risks corporates and investors investments as the framework is a solid, scalable and significantly reduce technical risks. • Makes building startups faster, cheaper and allows teams to build software that’s much more sophisticated and scalable than is possible by starting from scratch. • Improves the efficiency of combined onshore and offshore development teams. Speakers and panel • Andre Gallo - Co-founder & CTO at Triniti Studio www.linkedin.com/in/andregallo/ Andre is a serial company founder who has a strong blend of design, technical and commercial expertise. He has worked in diverse environments across Australia, the US and Latin America. He is driven and outcome-focused and is committed to working with founders and corporates to envision, build and launch high growth startups. • Adam Ezekiel - CTO/ Architecture/ Entrepreneur www.linkedin.com/in/adamezekiel/

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  • Internet of Things in the Property Market (IoT in PropTech)

    The “Internet of Things” (IoT) has been around a long time and is becoming an increasingly growing topic. It has already impacted our everyday lives at the workplace and at home. Come and give in for a night of exploration as we talk about PropTech, current trends, landscape and what the future holds. PropTech is the use of information technology (IT) to help individuals and companies research, buy, sell and manage real estate. Similar to the way FinTech focuses on the use of technology in finance, PropTech uses digital innovation to address the needs of the property industry. There will be short presentations as well as a panel of speakers for you to engage and ask questions. 5:30 Drinks, food and networking 6:00 - 6:20 Introductions and Presentations 6:20 - 6:30 Short break before we start Q&A Panel 7:20 - 9:00 Wrap up, more drinks and networking MC 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. Catherine Caruana-McManus Director Meshed IoT https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinecaruanamcmanus/ Smart Cities & IoT expert and public speaker with over 25 years experience in the IT, telecommunications, urban infrastructure and finance sectors. Introductions Chris Omeissah Proptech Sector Lead KPMG & Founder @ Inovora https://home.kpmg/au/en/home.html https://www.inovora.com.au/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-omeissah/ Presentations Tom McDermott Software Manager @ Wattwatchers - Energy Efficiency https://wattwatchers.com.au/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-mcdermott-21054718/ David Riesel Head of Engineering @ Cognian Technologies https://cognian.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidriesel/

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  • 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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