January 24, 2018


Digital transformation is fueled by near-ubiquitous access to cloud and accelerated by DevOps automation. This powerful combination sounds simple, but realizing true transformation can feel much more complex.

The reality of digital transformation means applications are lifted, extended and refactored into cloud architectures one piece at a time. Traditional applications are inherently comprised of interconnected components (application servers, queues, databases), and microservice architectures increase the variability and scale of these components. It’s common to find new microservice application components connected to traditional applications or middleware with each running on-premises or in private/public clouds.  

This model of connected components is true hybrid. Developers can leverage new cloud architectures and DevOps practices to increase velocity, but the overall complexity of transforming application increases.

Join Mike Kaczmarski, IBM Fellow, CTO DevOps and Eric Minick to discuss how smart IT shops can use private cloud and deployment automation to manage this complexity, achieve greater velocity and maintain production control.

Join us for a discussion on how to:

  • Orchestrate delivery across microservices and traditional components such as production APIs and database schemas
  • Govern how applications are promoted and that microservice versions are properly tested and validated
  • Track what is where across microservices deployed across many clusters or clouds



Mike Kaczmarski, IBM Fellow, CTO DevOps

Mr. Kaczmarski is an IBM Fellow and Chief Technology Officer for DevOps Service Management Products in the IBM Hybrid Cloud organization.  He is currently driving efforts to integrate DevOps and Service Management capabilities into private and public cloud.   He leads cross product architecture efforts through customer relationships and development team strategy.  Deeply involved in bringing IBM Spectrum Storage Software products to market from IBM research, Michael worked on storage software products for over 14 years.  His 35 year history with IBM has also included database design and development, scientific programming and IT management and support. He has Masters degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems.










Eric Minick, IBM Product Management Lead for Continuous Delivery

Eric is internationally recognized as a leading authority on continuous delivery and DevOps. With a background developing delivery tools, he has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies implement modern delivery approaches. Today, he sets the strategy for the IBM UrbanCode product line.