Build better applications by leveraging Cloud Computing

Cloud Native is an approach to designing, building and running applications to leverage cloud computing. Discover how…

The ‘cloud’ has been redefining the way businesses operate since ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt re-introduced the jargon back in a 2006 Search Engine Strategies Conference.

Since then cloud computing has been mentioned repeatedly in international media and has risen to recognition as a way to achieve productivity across multiple industries.

But what goes on behind the cloud and how do we run it efficiently?

Enter ‘Cloud Native’, the architecture for gathering all cloud-based components to optimise it for use on the cloud. It is also a goal or objective for companies who are looking forward to streamlining their infrastructure and processes.

Cloud Native is an approach to designing, building and running applications to leverage cloud computing. If that sounds a bit vague to you, then this talk is for you!

Join us

Date: 22 November 2018, Thursday

Time: 7-10PM

Address: IBM China/Hong Kong Limited
10/F Green Room, PCCW Tower, Taikoo Place
979 King’s Road, Hong Kong


Daniel Li, fullstack JavaScript developer and DevOps engineer

IBM Panelists: 

Yaw Ly, IBM iX’s Digital Solution Architect

Peter Lai, IBM Cloud Computing’s Principal Architect

Scroll down to read more about Daniel and what IBM iX and IBM Cloud Computing do.

Schedule for the evening

7pm to 7.30pm: Refreshments & snacks
7.30pm to 8.30pm: Daniel to share
8.30pm to 9.15pm: Panel Session with Daniel Li and IBM iX’s Yaw Ly and IBM Cloud Computing’s Peter Lai ***UPDATED
9.15pm to 9.30pm: Q&A
9.30pm to 10pm: Time to Mingle

This talk comprises of two components, the technical and business problems that Cloud Native aims to solve (the why’s) and an overview of the tools that you can use to implement a Cloud Native application today (the how’s).

For the business-minded, you’ll understand how Cloud Native can help reduce the time to market (TTM), make it easy to scale, and reduce bootstrapping and running costs, all without the reliance on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors.

For the technical-oriented, you’ll understand how the concepts that underlie Cloud Native – microservices, continuous integration (CI), containers, orchestration, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and automation – all fit together. There’ll also be an overview of the most popular tools – Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, Istio etc.

By the end of the session, you’ll know how to start building your own Cloud Native applications!

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About our Partners

About IBM iX

IBM iX, the hybrid digital agency and consulting arm of IBM, that works at the intersection of
progressive strategy, creative vision and transformational technology to tackle the biggest business challenge: tomorrow.

We won’t just tell you what it takes for the ultimate customer experience. We’ll become ingrained in your business,
design side-by-side with your innovators and see the project through from initial strategy to delivery.

We reinvent businesses, by design.

About IBM Cloud

With $19B in annual cloud revenue, IBM is the global leader in enterprise cloud with a platform designed to meet the evolving needs of business and society. Moving past productivity and cost improvements, the IBM Cloud is tuned for the AI and data demands that are driving true differentiation in today’s enterprise. IBM’s private, public and hybrid offerings provide the global scale businesses need to support innovation across industries.

For more information on IBM Cloud, visit:

About our Presenter

Daniel is a fullstack JavaScript developer and DevOps engineer at Nexmo, a UK-based company that provides APIs for SMS, voice and messaging. Previously, he managed Brew, a digital agency in Hong Kong that specializes in MeteorJS. Because of his varied experience, Daniel can approach a topic from both the technical and business perspectives.

An avid writer/explainer, he’s written over 100 articles tallying hundreds of thousands of views. Recently, Daniel published a new book called Building Enterprise JavaScript Applications (BEJA), which tries to help readers tackle Javascript Fatigue. The book provides an in-depth explanation of topics such as Test-Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), containers and orchestration. The practical approach provides the reader with hands-on experience in using tools such as Git, ESLint, Babel, Cucumber, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, NGINX, Travis, Jenkins, React, Redux, Webpack, Selenium, Elasticsearch, Docker and Kubernetes.


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