It’s official: The FutureStack Global Tour is now in motion! And we couldn’t have picked a more perfect place to kick things off than in the bustling city of London, England.

On Wednesday, May 24, New Relic hosted its first FutureStack event of 2017, drawing double the crowd of our FutureStack: London event last year. Hundreds of developers, solution architects, business leaders, and enterprise executives gathered in Kings Place to learn about digital intelligence at cloud scale, get some hands-on product training—and, of course, find out what’s new with the New Relic Digital Intelligence Platform!

futurestack london audience

Exciting product announcements

As part of the morning keynote session, New Relic’s VP of Product Management Aaron Johnson and Senior Product Manager Nadya Duke Boone unveiled a number of exciting new product features (especially for all you AWS users), including:

  • New AWS integrations for New Relic Infrastructure, including AWS Elasticsearch, ECS, Route53 DNS service, Kinesis Firehose, and billing.
  • An Infrastructure SDK that lets you build your own integrations for New Relic Infrastructure, so you can track any on-host service along with other host-specific resources.
  • Health Map, a cross-platform visualization for APM and Infrastructure that gives you a holistic view of the health of your applications and their underlying infrastructure.

futurestack london speaker aaron johnson

Of course, it’s not a FutureStack without some cool demos—and the New Relic Product and Engineering teams definitely delivered!

futurestack london speaker nadya duke boone

KPIs to measure, cloud lessons learned, and so much more

Between all the customer talks, product trainings, and chances to network, there were plenty of opportunities to learn something new. For example:

If you’re not monitoring staff satisfaction, start now. “That should be a KPI you’re monitoring constantly,” said Chris Astley, head of operations at KPMG. “If your staff is happy, they’ll build good quality code,” which of course leads to customer satisfaction as well.

futurestack london speaker chris astley

While New Relic customers like KPMG, Ocado, Ryanair, and AWS shared words of wisdom on the main stage, our own brilliant technical team led hands-on training sessions to a packed room down the hall.

futurestack london training session

Piers Linney talks FUD

At the end of the day, our final keynote speaker Piers Linney took the stage to talk about technology and transformation, specifically how to break through the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) in the tech space. According to the entrepreneur and former “Dragon” on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, “Technology doesn’t just happen … it’s all about how you integrate it into the business.” You need trust in order to enable transformation.

futurestack london keynote speaker piers linney

Afterward, everyone enjoyed food, drinks, and games, along with a special book signing by Architecting for Scale author and New Relic cloud guru Lee Atchison.

woman playing game at futurestack london

lee atchison signing books at futurestack london

Watch a recap of the London event below:

We couldn’t have asked for more. A huge thanks to all of the customers, partners, speakers, and attendees for making FutureStack: London such a huge success. Next stop, FutureStack: Berlin on 22 June! Follow @futurestack and the #futurestack hashtag on Twitter to stay updated.

futurestack berlin


Note: Event dates, speakers, and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Asami Novak is director of content strategy and development at New Relic. Prior to joining the New Relic team, she wrote marketing and ad copy for a variety of B2B and B2C companies. Her editorial writing has appeared in WIRED and Dwell, among other publications. View posts by .

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