In-Person Event

Industry Analyst Cloud Strategy and Networking Event

February 21, 2019Plano, TexasDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Join Perficient and Red Hat for an exclusive opportunity to hear from guest speaker, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Dave Bartoletti. He will share insights from The Forrester New Wave™: Enterprise Container Platform Software Suites, Q4 2018 report, as well as discuss Forrester’s best practices and predictions for the future of cloud strategy.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from their peers about what’s driving their digital transformation, their obstacles, and best practices to overcome challenges.

Thursday, February 21st
2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Del Frisco’s
5905 Legacy Dr Suite A120, Plano, TX 75024


2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check in and welcome
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Dave Bartoletti VP, Principal Analyst Forrester
Evolution Of Development Platforms & Examples Of Transformation
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Interactive Discussion

Use Case and Best Practices For Transforming Your Infrastructure To Deliver Differentiating Capabilities

James Anderson, Sr. Principal Enterprise Architect - Next Generation Platform Product Owner - System Services at Sabre Corporation

Matt Linebarger, Site Reliability Manager at

Allison Fries, Perficient Chief Strategist at Florida Blue
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summary & Wrap Up
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Networking Happy Hour

About Dave Bartoletti

Dave Bartoletti has developed, delivered, supported, and marketed game-changing technologies for more than 25 years as a software executive at several high-profile technology and financial services leaders. He was at the forefront of the middleware, web, virtualization, automation, and cloud computing tech disruptions as both vendor and consumer. Dave has been an analyst for more than eight years, following a long career in software product management, marketing, and business development. He advises Forrester clients on public cloud computing infrastructure and development platforms, cloud cost management and optimization, software container technologies, and modern cloud service delivery techniques. Dave specializes in helping technology leaders accelerate their companies’ digital transformation initiatives, using the tools, services, and platforms available in the cloud. He is a frequent keynote speaker at premier client, vendor, and industry executive cloud computing events, and his research and opinions have been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Network World, and Forbes, along with many other industry publications.

Previous Work Experience

Dave joined Forrester from Taneja Group, where he was a senior analyst and co-lead of the virtualization and cloud practice. Prior to his career as an analyst, Dave spent more than 20 years creating and marketing award-winning and industry-leading messaging middleware, virtualization, and web-based financial services tools and products. He was vice president of marketing and on the founding team of Enigmatec, a virtualization management pioneer acquired by EMC. Previously, Dave held executive positions at TIBCO Software, where he created and managed the North American professional services organization; Fidelity Investments, where he launched a suite of online portfolio management products; and Capco, where he built the company's software factory to develop financial services automation platforms.


Dave holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Boston University and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

About James Anderson and Sabre

The last four years we've been exploring how to use Cloud and Container Platform technologies to modernize the platform at the center of travel.

  • Senior Principal Enterprise Architect @ Sabre
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect, Developer and SysOps Administrator
  • Sabre Next Generation Platform Evangelist
  • DFW RHUG Contributor

About Matt Linebarger

Site Reliability Manager at

Experienced manager in cloud engineering, automation, and DevOps technologies and processes. 10+ year background in architecting, operating, and managing IT teams and technologies within enterprise environments. Excels at directing, supporting and guiding engineering teams to maximize the level of output from the group.

Allison Fries

Perficient Chief Strategist at Florida Blue

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
5905 Legacy Dr Suite A120
Plano, Texas  75024

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


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