I Will Be Presenting on Istio at IBM Think in Las Vegas


I have the honour and privilege to announce that I will be presenting 4 sessions at IBM Think in Las Vegas in March. The first presentation will focus on MicroservicesContainerization and Istio.

My Istio Session at IBM Think

Introducing Istio: A New Way of Managing Microservices

I am seriously excited about this session. It’s amazing how much has happened between initially submitting my abstract and this blog post. What I intended to present is nowhere near what I will be presenting thanks to a number of new releases and IBM offerings.

If you are someone who’s interested in the idea of DevOps, Containerization and Microservices, this session is for you.  I will be discussing the pros and cons of adopting a Microservice and Contanerization strategy vs traditional methods, and how implementing Istio will resolve many of the challenges one will face in this new venture.

My Sessions Time-slots and Locations

1st Session

Date/Time: Monday, 19-Mar 04:30 PM – 05:10 PM

Location: Mandalay Bay South, Level 2 – Surf B

2nd Session

Date/Time: Tuesday, 20-Mar, 01:30 PM – 02:10 PM

Location: Mandalay Bay South, Level 2 – Lagoon H

NOTE: For a list of all my sessions, search the Session Expert for “John Jardin” (Remember to sign in first 🙂)

IBM Think Session Expert

What is IBM Think

“Think” (originally known as World of Watson), is a major annual event that’s being combined with a number of smaller IBM conferences:

  • Amplify
  • Edge
  • Connect
  • InterConnect

Think will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, from the 19th – 22nd March 2018.

Topics that will be presented at the event include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud
  • Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Systems
  • Security


I am truly excited to be a part of IBM Think this year. Everything about this conference screams innovation and is an absolute must for anyone in the technology space. I also can’t wait to catch up with many attending this event who I call friends. March cannot come sooner!

Cheers for now

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