In this high-level presentation geared toward executives and other decision-makers, Kocher will break down game-changing technologies. First, are they right for you? Making the switch to microservices is a large undertaking with a steep learning curve, both operationally and culturally, so it's crucial to assess the risks before taking the plunge. Second, what should you expect if and when you decide to move forward with the shift? Kocher draws from his own personal experience to help you with the transition. By the end of the presentation, you should have a good idea how microservices—particularly when paired with Docker containers—can bring unprecedented agility and scalability to application development and deployment, especially in large, complex projects in which time to market and scalability are paramount.
Born and raised in India, Parminder Kocher is a lifelong technology learner with two decades of hands-on experience building enterprise-grade software systems. As the Engineering Director for the Cisco Networking Academy, he currently leads the team responsible for developing the Academy’s platform, which is accessed by 1.5 million students in 180 countries. In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, Kocher has an executive MBA from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, an executive certificate in strategy and innovation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a certificate in Professional Coaching from iPEC, an International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited coaching training program. His first book, "Microservices and Containers," was published by Addison-Wesley in April.