GCOS 2022 Post Event Report

GCOS 2022 Post Event Report

Event Summary

The pandemic made 2020 the year where we see some of this decade’s most exciting technologies become commercially viable, and others finally go mainstream. In the software engineering field, the adoption of AI, big data, cloud computing, and cloud native are accelerating the digitalization for businesses.

Global Cloud Native & Open Source Summit 2022 focused on a full range of cloud native & open source technologies and is committed to defining the standard of the next Cloud Native & Open Source. The event gathered 500+ attendees and it is a virtual experience where senior software engineers, architects, and team leads connect, learn, and grow. Experts and developers from varies background shared their cutting-edge technical practical experience and cases.

The majority of the attendees of this event was from the Southeast Asia region (Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam), India and China. Global Cloud-Native & Open Source Summit 2022 is co-organized by NextArch Foundation, DAOPS Foundation, Escom Events. The event is part of digital innovation series events that features AI, DevOps, Cybersecurity and digital transformation.

Event courses were divided into the following tracks:

  1. Cloud Native Microservice
  2. Open Source
  3. DevOps
  4. Big Data Analytics
  5. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  6. Kubernetes
  7. Cloud Security
  8. Containerization

Program Review

Day 1 of the Global Cloud Native and Open-Source Summit featured a long list of esteemed speakers from various organizations. It was opened by Mark Shan, Chair of Tencent Open Source Alliance and TOC Member of NextArch Foundation, and he talked about the challenges and solutions of the next open-source architecture.

Shan was then followed by speakers from Jonas Wolf of DAOPS Foundation, Jonas Wolf is the Co-COO of DAOPS Foundation, Jonas is a Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, He talked about ASEM, Cloud Native Oriented Intelligent Software Engineering Model.

Then Saumya Upadhyaya of Gitlab talked about Developing for the Cloud Native World, Followed by Timo Stark of NGINX (part of F5) on topic of Simplifying the Application Stack with a Universal Web App Server. Then Chong Yong Tan of Aiven talked about Managing Open Source Databases on the Cloud, and the last presentation How to Manage and Monitor Multiple Kubernetes Clusters and their Deployments was presented by Edward Ionel of Mirantis.

The morning session was wrapped up by an interactive panel discussion on the value and challenges of cloud native transformation. Gerald Bachlmayr of Hostopia Australia, Seiji Ralph Villafranca of CoDev, Subhra Bhakta of TAQA Group, Devesh Sharma of SPTcommunications (SPTel), and Saumya Upadhyaya of GitLab joined the panel. The floor was also opened for Q & A with the delegates.

The afternoon session was then started by another panel on The Current State of DevOps in the Cloud-Native Era (DevOps), moderated by Dheeraj Nayal of the DevOps Institute, joined by Gerald Bachlmayr of Hostopia Australia, Vicky Sy, and Sathiyaseelan Murugaiayh, a DevOps & Cloud Transformation Professional.

The solo sessions were presented by Ram Vaidyanathan of ManageEngine “Best Practices for Monitoring and Securing Multi-cloud Environments”. Then Sven Rupper of JFrog spoke on Supply Chain Security for OpenSource Projects - it’s time to prepare! After Sven, Hyojoung Shin of Elastic brought us Machine Learning You Can Use Today. Anas Urlichs of Aqua Security, from his prospect of view shared with us his topic Climbing High -- The State of DevSecOps today, and Xin Peng of Fudan University gave us his study on Large-Scale Trace Analysis for Microservice Anomaly Detection and Root Cause Localization.

The first day of GCOS was concluded by a panel discussion on Cloud-Native Architecture: The Road to Exploration of Container Cloud, moderated by Deepak Malhotra of Westpac and joined by Bapu Shinde of Standard Chartered Bank, Anas Urlichs of Aqua Security, and Xin Peng of Fudan University. Day 1 was a success, filled with informative sessions and attended by delegates from a wide range of industries.

Day 2 was opened by Keith Chan, APAC Director of Strategic Planning, The Linux Foundation and Greater China, and APAC Director, CNCF. His presentation was about "Cloud Native is everywhere now." It has become the most important engine for digital transformation nowadays. It integrates with AI, block chain, edge computing, autonomous driving, etc. In this talk, let us show you why and some real cases. " This was followed by Lawrence Crowther, Head of Solutions Engineering APJ at Snyk. He talked about "The intersection of Apps and Cloud Security." Followed by a panel discussion from Synk with the following panelists: Sujit Christy, President (ISC) 2 Colombo Chapter, On the topic "Intersection of Apps and Security", Lawrence Crowther, Head of Solutions Engineering APJ at Snyk, Raja Selvaraj, Senior Principal Cybersecurity Consultant (Cloud & Container) at Standard Chartered Bank, and Muhammad Abul Kalam Azad, Head of Information Security at Eastern Bank Ltd., on the topic "Intersection of Apps and Security."

It was followed by a 30-minute presentation by Steve Boone, Head of Product at Checkmarx. He talked about Facing the Formidable: Open Source Supply Chain and Data Correlation. Followed by the second panel discussion from Checkmarx with the following panelists: Steve Boone, Head of Product at Checkmarx. Deddy Johari, Directro, Technology at iZeno, Manoj Sarangi, Senior Vice President at National Securities Depository Limited, and Tevanraj Elengoe on the topic: Modern Application Development and Software Security: Scaling DevOps Best Practices with a Security Mindset (Cloud Security).

The afternoon session was then started by the third panel discussion with the following panelists: Hunter Zhang, Algorithm Manager at Alibaba Group; Paul Soliman, Founder/CEO/CTO at Hactiv Collab Inc. & BayanihanChain; Shitalkumar Sukhdeve, Senior Data Scientist (AVP) at PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk; and Tobias Bauer, Principal at Blockchain Founders Fund. Then followed by a 30-minute presentation by Nick Kim, Senior Solution Consultant at New Relic, with his presentation "An open source approach to AI/ML: Pros and Cons (AI/ML)". Darin Briskman, Director of Technology at Imply, with his presentation "Become the next analytics hero".

It was followed by William Kwok, Apache Software Foundation Member, with his presentation "Apache Data Engineering Projects to Improve your DataOps Efficiency." Then came Michael Yuan, the maintainer of WasmEdge Runtime (project under CNCF) and Co-Founder of Second State, with his presentation "Serverless functions on the edge cloud." by the last solo speaker of day 2, Jeff Tao, Founder and Core Developer of TDEngine, who talked about "Why a new open source time-series database is needed." Then, followed by the last panel discussion with the following panelists: Athiratt Jarnyaharn, Director of Data at BukuWarung; Nikhil Singh Kushwaha, Senior Data Architect at OCBC Bank Bernard Tan, Director of Internal Audit at ISACA Singapore Chapter and Anndy Lian, Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolian Productivity Organization.

The two-day virtual event was graced with valuable insights and accomplished its visions. Experts and developers from various backgrounds have shared their expertise and opened interesting discussions.

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