As we all prepare for Kubecon/CloudNativeCon, it can be difficult to know how the vast amounts of information presented will be relevant to you, especially in a large and complex enterprise. So, in an attempt to give you a break from all the conference driven development and feature announcements, we’d like to present a panel of engineers and product owners who’ve crawled through the trenches of releasing products, platforms, services, and applications inside Oracle, using projects from the CNCF ecosystem. We’ll be discussing their journeys, the decisions that were made along the way, and sharing with you what it’s like to adopt these technologies into enterprise life. We hope you’ll be able to take these lessons to heart and that they will help you strategize how you approach the upcoming conference.
Head of Open Source and Developer Programs
Technical Program Manager
Senior Architect Oracle CX Marketing Applications
IT Director Oracle Application Labs
Senior Director Oracle CX Service
Ram Kailasanathan is the Head of Open Source and Developer Programs in the OCI Developer Services Organization. Ram and his team work closely with developers in open source communities, universities, startups and enterprises, to make it easy for them to consume OCI’s cloud services. Before joining Oracle, Ram led product management and marketing initiatives for security and cloud companies including Symantec, BAE Systems AI, Microsoft, and EMC.
Noah Abrahams has been involved with the Cloud Native ecosystem for over 6 years, worked with cloud technologies for 14 years, and is a staunch proponent for non-code and community contributions. He is a CNCF Ambassador and a Technical Program Manager at Oracle, where he focuses on facilitating and enabling upstream contributors to CNCF projects.
Bradley Sergeant is Senior Architect at Oracle CX Marketing. He has been an architect is SaaS development the last 22 years and has 41 years overall in system and enterprise software development. He made the switch to containers in 2016 and to Kubernetes in 2018 for his business unit. He now leads a team of architects and domain experts defining and developing the next generation Oracle Marketing products.
Subhankar Sahu is IT Director, leading the Infrastructure and Platform engineering team at Oracle Applications Lab (OAL). He is responsible for App Modernization and Cloud Native adoption within OAL.