Past Event

[Cleveland] Beyond the Buzzwords: How to Innovate Faster with Cloud Technologies

October 18, 2018 — 2:30 to 5:00 PM
Lockkeepers, Cleveland, OH

People talk about cloud so much that it’s become another buzzword. We get it. So let’s dig deeper and show you why it matters.

Join us for a complimentary event on October 18 in Cleveland when we show you how to maximize your cloud investment to increase innovation and deliver business value in new ways.

Using real case studies, you will learn how to foster innovation with three cloud-enabled technologies ‒ Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Cloud Native Development.

We will show you how to put these technologies to work in real-world scenarios including:

  • How Internet of Things can improve patient outcomes by using beacons to measure bedside dwell times of healthcare caregivers
  • How Machine Learning can predict employee retention by analyzing the likelihood of an employee either staying or leaving
  • How Cloud Native Development can better manage customer engagement by speeding up development, controlling cost, and ensuring repeatability

And much more!

If you’re a business or technology executive that values innovation, you won’t want to miss this. Whether you are completely cloud, completely on-prem or somewhere in between, you will take away ideas (and inspiration!) on how to accelerate innovation at your organization.

Presentation Agenda:

  • 2:30 to 3:00 PM – Networking
  • 3:00 to 4:30 PM – Presentation
  • 4:30 to 5:00 PM – Questions
  • Happy Hour to Follow

About the Speakers:

Carmen Fontana leads Centric Consulting’s Cloud practice, as well as coordinates their Artificial Intelligence offerings across the company. With nearly twenty years of experience, her zen is when innovation meets data-driven decision making.

She has a Bachelor’s in Systems & Control Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and has also completed the Microsoft Professional Program in both Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. Carmen is a member of Rutgers University Design Thinking Advisory Council.

Chris Martinez is a Senior Software Architect from Centric’s Miami office. He has been developing software for over twenty-five years – starting with MS-DOS and Unix, to current Apple iOS, Google Android and Amazon Web Services. Most recently he has been focused on emerging tech including serverless computing, IoT, and Chatbots built with Alexa, Lex, and Polly.

He is certified as an AWS Solutions Architect and Developer (Associate) and is a Professional Scrum Master.

Dave Melendez is a Senior Software Architect from Centric’s Seattle office. While at Centric, he has designed and developed world-class cloud computing solutions that support one of the largest global software company’s marketing operations platform processing and managing billions of their users’ contact information.

Throughout his professional career, Dave has architected, built and maintained a variety of intricate software solutions for education, global customer service, healthcare and marketing industries.