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OPEN TALK: One Company's Journey Going Serverless with AWS


Mike Watson
Synerzip, VP of Engineering

Mike Watson, VP Engineering at Synerzip, is a veteran engineering leader with over 15 years of experience leading software teams. Mike’s passion is in helping software product development organizations transition into strong Agile practices and cultures within. He has experience working with large and medium public companies (such as Motorola and Tangoe), as well as mid-to-late stage startups (such as 4thpass, Solbright and Quintessent). Mike has been fortunate to work with a few of the leading minds in modern agile process development.

Mike’s passion is driving and evolving software programs, teams and processes toailored to the people, technology and business goals of the organization. He has managed and lead diverse software organizations. His hands-on approach ensures the development of sensible solutions that solve real-world problems. Having a BS in Computer Science from Washinton State University, he possessed the technical prowess to dig into development and troubleshooting with his teams.

Mike’s technical specialties include Kanban/Scrum, highly scalable enterprise software, SaS/Cloud compliance, Application Security, System Integration and Mobile Commerce.

Currently, Mike resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children.

Philip Edge
Intertek Alchemy, Vice President, Engineering & Chief Security Office

Philip Edge is the Vice President, Engineering & Chief Security Officer, at Intertek Alchemy. He has 20+ years of driving enterprise app & platform development as well as 11+ years implementing cybersecurity programs (PCI-DSS, NIST, SOC2, GDPR, ISO 27001, OWASP).


Serverless cloud technologies have been around for some time now and most of us know the benefits include simpler management and pay-per-use billing. There are additional benefits on top of these, however, adoption of this technology is not as straightforward as other cloud transition strategies. In this talk, we explore the advantages of serverless technologies, highlight the architectures that support them, and discuss the challenges of adoption.
As we go through these points you will hear from an organization that has embraced Serverless technology and are well on their journey towards full adoption. You will hear about the reasons they selected serverless, the challenges they faced while adopting the serverless mindset, and how they overcome these challenges.