This past summer, we hit the road with our FutureStack16 conference, and had exciting events in London in July and New York City in August. We had amazing days in both cities, talking to customers about how they are building, running, and optimizing their digital businesses. Now, we’re taking everything we learned and applying it to our flagship FutureStack16: San Francisco, taking place November 16-17, 2016, at Pier 27 on the Embarcadero.
What we learned this summer is that there is a huge undercurrent of change going on for almost every one of our customers, and that change is causing people to think about their technology, people, and processes in a whole new way. Running and growing a successful digital business is no longer solely dependent on your technical staff. Today, it’s dependent on everyone in an organization—dev, ops, sales, marketing, customer support—all working in unison to deliver a breakthrough experience for your customers.
Digital is a team sport. Seeing the great success stories touching every industry, it’s evident that you need to put that ideology to work to make the kind of change you know is possible. So we’ve built FutureStack16 San Francisco around that idea.
We created four different FutureStack16 conference tracks to reflect this new reality, and truly offer something for everyone. In fact, our first track is called Analytics for Everyone, featuring a roster of presentations and training sessions designed to help you understand how to harness the power of data throughout every corner of your organization. Developing Breakthrough Customer Experiences is our track focused on the frontend of the modern digital business, where you’ll have the chance to learn how to better win and retain digital customers, who are always a click away from your competitors. Operating Dynamic Infrastructure is the track devoted to helping you better understand the quickly evolving modern technological landscape of cloud computing, microservices, containers, and continuous deployment. These three topic tracks are supplemented by New Relic 101, a training-heavy track that will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and software analytics savvy.
A stellar roster of speakers
No matter what track you follow, you’ll also get to hear from some very special guest speakers joining us for FutureStack16. A stellar roster of customer speakers will discuss how their companies are meeting the challenges of today’s digital business landscape:
- Erik Bursch, VP of Platform as a Service, and Franklin Hanson, Senior Manager, Gannett
- Catherine Courage, SVP of Customer Experience, DocuSign
- Kevin Evans, VP of DevOps and Cloud Services, Concur
- James Infusino, Senior Director of Client Applications, Zoosk
- Josh Lind, Team Lead, Marketing & Web Development, and Eric Peterson, Marketing Systems Engineer, Tableau
- Kevin Klein, VP of Engineering, BloomThat
We also have recruited two special guests to join us and share some serious and not-so-serious thoughts about the world:
Nate Silver, famed statistician and founder and Editor in Chief of FiveThirtyEight. A leading expert in predictive analytics, he’s renowned for his phenomenal accuracy calling the last two presidential elections. Nate will deliver the closing keynote on day 1 of FutureStack, Wednesday, Nov. 16. Considering that his talk falls just a week after one of the most unusual elections in U.S. history, you’ll definitely want to hear what Nate has to say. We’re sure he will have some interesting stories to share!
Kumail Nanjiani, actor and comedian, star of HBO’s smash hit Silicon Valley. If you’ve attended FutureStack in years past, you know that it’s not all talks and training—we also like to have fun, and Kumail is sure to bring the laughs when he joins us for a closing fireside chat on day 2 of FutureStack, Thursday, Nov. 17.
Plus, you’ll hear from New Relic executives, business leaders, and technical experts presenting on a variety of topics and on hand to network with attendees, including:
- Lew Cirne, founder and CEO of New Relic
- Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect & Developer Advocate
- Nic Benders, Chief Architect & VP of Engineering
- Alice Goldfuss, Site Reliability Engineer
- Patrick Lightbody, SVP of Product Management
- Belinda Runkle, VP of Engineering
- Jim Stoneham, VP, Product Management
Interested in becoming a sponsor for the event? Information about sponsorship opportunities is available here (PDF download).
Check out photos from last year’s FutureStack15 event.
Note: Event dates, participants, and topics are subject to change without notice.