About the Summit
The Kubernetes Security and Observability Summit is where the cloud-native platform, security, DevOps, and SRE teams come together to explore the trends, strategies, and technologies driving Kubernetes security and observability use cases and architectures.
As the industry’s first conference with the sole focus on Kubernetes security and observability, the live virtual event will include discussions with open source and technology leaders on thought leadership, real-world experiences, fundamentals, and best practices for securing and troubleshooting Kubernetes environments.
- Network with the industry’s best cloud-native platform, security, DevOps, and SRE teams
- Learn how to secure, observe and troubleshoot Kubernetes environments
- Explore real-world Kubernetes security and observability use cases from leaders – Amazon, Box, Citi, EY, Mirantis, Morgan Stanley, PayPal, Salesforce
|9:00-9:30||Opening keynote (Tigera)|
|9:45-10:15||Applying policy as code in the modern cloud-ready enterprise (Graeme Hay, Morgan Stanley)|
|10:30-11:00||Securing Kubernetes workloads at Discover Financial Services (Keith Nielsen, Discover Financial Services)|
|Stories from the real world||Best practices||Under the Hood|
|11:05-11:35||Kubernetes Observability & Troubleshooting: Best Practices (Raj Singh, Box)||Coming soon...||Importance of multiple Dataplanes (Chris Tomkins, Tigera)|
|11:40-12:10||Service Mesh, Observability and Beyond (Sheetal Joshi, Amazon)||Observations from the field: Best Practices for Securing your Kubernetes Clusters (Jeremy Cowan, Amazon)||Calico/VPP : Unlocking performance and innovation for large scale K8s clusters (Jerome Tollet, Cisco Systems)|
|12:40-1:40||Kubernetes Security Panel (EY,Citi,Tigera)|
|1:45-2:20||Ensuring adequate security, observability, and compliance for micro services driven cloud native applications (Saikat Maiti, Salesforce)||Upgrading DevSecOps with compliance automation (Bryan Langston, Mirantis)||IDS Deepdive: Honeypods , WAF and DPI (Garwood Pang, Tigera)|
|2:25-3:05||Coming soon...||Building secure and observable Kubernetes platforms for scaled software delivery (Mikhail Shapirov & Carmen Puccio, Amazon)||Threats targeting Kubernetes and Defences (Manoj Ahuje, Tigera)|
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President & CEO, Tigera
Ratan is responsible for defining strategy, execution and scaling revenues at Tigera. He is an entrepreneurial executive with extensive experience incubating, building and scaling software businesses from early stage to hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. He is also a proven leader with a track record of building world-class teams.
Ratan founded and built two SaaS companies, IPTouch and PersonalMD.com. He has also held senior level positions at Actifio, Cisco, Sun Microsystems and SupportSoft. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University, an MS in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Osmania University.
Managing Director & Cloud Cybersecurity Leader Americas, EY
Alex Shulman-Peleg, PhD, is a Managing Director leading the Cloud Cybersecurity consulting services of Ernst & Young in the Americas. She is supporting multiple clients in their secure enablement of public clouds and container technologies, addressing the involved risk, cybersecurity and regulatory requirements. In her previous role, she was a Director of Cloud Security at Citibank, where she has established and led a CISO cloud security program, as well as cloud-native security engineering. In her role, she was responsible for the cloud and container security solutions, processes and architectures, delivering protection, detection and auto-remediation in public and private clouds. She has over 22 years of technological leadership. She holds PhD, MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Science. She has multiple patents and more than 30 scientific publications having thousands of citations.
Distinguished Engineer & Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Graeme Hay is a Morgan Stanley Distinguished Engineer and Managing Director of the Firm’s Enterprise Compute and Storage Engineering team, responsible for Cloud/Devops, Kubernetes and Virtualization, Web/Platform as a Service, core compute, storage and critical infrastructure and Software Distribution.
Graeme has more than 25 years of experience in diverse global and functional IT roles at JPMorgan Chase and Computer Sciences Corporation including application operations and engineering, infrastructure services, grid computing, system engineering and strategic initiatives.
Sr. VP of Cloud Platform Security Engineering, Citibank
Xiaobo leads a team to deliver leading edge technology solutions in support of Citi IT strategy. She drives critical solutions to secure Citi’s hybrid cloud environments to enable Citi to reduce risks and stay compliant while allowing Citi’s businesses to benefit from the opportunities that cloud services provide.
Xiaobo started her career as a Network Engineer at Goldman Sachs in 2009 after she got her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has been selected for “Rising Star Award” to represent Citi at the Women’s Bond Club in the financial industry in 2017. She is also on Palo Alto Network Vendor’s Cloud Customer Advisory Board.
Director Cloud Architecture, Discover Financial Services
Keith Nielsen was born and raised in Canada but now resides in the USA. Keith started with IBM working on application runtimes and now works at Discover Financial Services where he is the Director of Cloud Architecture responsible for Discover’s Cloud Business Office. Keith’s current focus is on solving the challenges of Hybrid Cloud with a focus on Kubernetes ecosystem and all the capabilities needed to support it.
Developer Advocate, AWS
Sheetal Joshi is a Developer Advocate at AWS, Containers organization focusing on containers, container orchestration and Kubernetes. She is currently focusing on simplifying onboarding, adoption and operational experience for Service Mesh and Networking within the EKS team. Sheetal brings in a lot of experience architecting, designing, building, deploying, owning, managing, and maintaining enterprise scale distributed applications for HP, Cisco, Riverbed, and Moogsoft. In the past, she has pioneered multiple projects in the areas of application modernization, service availability and visibility, stream analytics, configuration management, event management, network function virtualization and SD-WAN. She takes a lot of pride in helping customers through their cloud journey.
Staff Engineer & Architect, Box
Raj is a staff engineer & architect at Box, architecting & scaling Kubernetes environments which power critical applications at Box. With over 14yrs of extensive experience across a variety of tech stacks, he helped create robust platforms serving highly secure & scalable services.
Principal Container Specialist, AWS
As a Principal Solutions Architect specializing in Containers at AWS, Jeremy helps customers create highly scalable, flexible and resilient hybrid cloud architectures that address business issues and accelerate the adoption of cloud computing.
Sr. Director, Information Security, Salesforce
Saikat Maiti is the Sr. Director for Information Security at Salesforce focusing on ensuring secure Salesforce deployments at its top 50 customers . Saikat has been a CISO at many new age cloud native companies. He was Head of Infosec and IT at Upstart Network and has also setup security for Personal Capital, and Varian Medical Systems He has also been a consulting Practice Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He has built a variety of new age Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning models to enhance security and is known for deploying low cost, cloud provider leveraged security capabilities to better secure cloud infrastructure.
Director Of Architecture, Mirantis
Bryan Langston has been with Mirantis for six years and has held Senior Architect, management and product management roles. He leads security initiatives for Mirantis’ most security-conscious customers. Prior to joining Mirantis, Bryan worked at IBM Research for 17 years where he built a Linux supercomputer for web-scale crawling, indexing and mining, and led multiple first-of-a-kind projects in the cloud computing space.
Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS
Carmen is a Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture – Containers at AWS working within the APN Program and with container partners to help customers adopt container technologies as part of their modernization efforts. Before AWS, Carmen worked at The Associated Press for over 15 years and you can find him on Twitter at @CarmenAPuccio.
PSA Containers, AWS
Mikhail is a Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, specializing in containers. Mikhail helps partners and customers drive their products and services on AWS, integrating with Amazon ECS, EKS and AWS App Mesh. He is also a software engineer.
Head of Security Architecture, PayPal
Stan is a cybersecurity professional who is passionate about business enablement through technology innovation. He currently leads the security architecture function at PayPal to define and build strategic security services, and enable the company to continuously innovate and grow its business in a rapidly evolving global threat landscape. Prior to his role at PayPal, Stan was responsible for product security at Palo Alto Networks, and enabled its journey to deliver cloud services. He has had leadership roles in multiple industries, including telecommunication, financial technology, biotechnology, educational institutions, and professional services.
VP Business Development & Product Management, Tigera
Amit is responsible for the strategy and vision of Tigera’s products and leading the delivery of our roadmap. He is a hands-on product executive with deep expertise building software products and services across various domains including cloud security, cloud-native applications, public and private cloud infrastructure. Amit was most recently VP of Product at CloudPassage where he led the evolution of CloudPassage to one of the most comprehensive cloud security solutions for both cloud-native applications and legacy environments. Prior to CloudPassage, Amit has had various product leadership roles at VMware, Cisco, Ensim (acquired by Ingram Micro). He has an MBA from Haas School of Business and B. Tech in Mech. Engineering from IIT Kanpur.
Developer Advocate, Tigera
Chris Tomkins is a Developer Advocate at Tigera, where he champions user needs to support Project Calico’s users and contributor community. He has well over a decade of experience specifying, automating, and supporting complex IT infrastructures. Chris is a proponent of infrastructure-as-code approaches and large-scale automation.
Sr. Threat Intelligence Research Engineer, Tigera
Manoj Ahuje is a Sr. Threat Intelligence Research Engineer at Tigera, where he closely monitors trends in the cloud security industry, with a specific focus on threats targeting Kubernetes environments. Manoj has extensive experience in vulnerability analysis, exploit development and malware reverse engineering.
Distinguished Engineer & CTO for VPP Team, Cisco Systems
Jerome is Distinguished Engineer working in the Cisco Security Business Group (SBG) with a specific focus on high performance cloud networking & security. He has extensive experience of computer systems, clouds and network architectures, and strong technical expertise gained from more than 20 years designing and implementing networking solutions. He holds multiple patents. Before joining Cisco, Jerome was the founder & CTO of Qosmos. He has been participating and contributing to the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), ETSI Industry Specification Group on NFV, IETF Service Function Chaining (SFC) Working Group and various open source initiatives including FD.io, OpenStack, Calico and OVS. Jerome is a frequent speaker at international conferences.
Sr. Security Researcher, Tigera
Garwood Pang is a Sr. Security Researcher at Tigera, where he works on analyzing emerging threats and finding solutions to detect them. His role extends to driving Tigera’s security effort for their products and infrastructure. Prior to his role at Tigera, Garwood worked on researching vulnerabilities in industrial control and embedded systems.