Holly Cummins

Holly Cummins

Holly Cummins is an Innovation Leader in the IBM Corporate Strategy team. Holly uses technology to enable innovation, for clients across a range of industries, from banking to catering to retail to NGOs. She has led projects to count fish, help a blind athlete run ultra-marathons in the desert solo, improve health care for the elderly, use AI to invent stories, and change how city parking works (not at all at the same time!). Holly co-authored Manning’s Enterprise OSGi in Action and is a regular keynote speaker. She also speaks and blogs on climate change, quantum computing, the importance of fun in the workplace, cloud-native anti-patterns, the joy of automation, and the internet of things. You can follow her on twitter at @holly_cummins or at hollycummins.com.

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SRE: The Good, The Bad, and the Ouch PREVAIL October 2021
Our Digital Futures Ada Lovelace Day October 2021
Tradeoffs, Bad Science, and Polar Bears - The World of Java Optimisation Accento September 2021
The Adventurer’s Guide To Breaking Production Client event (commissioned keynote) September 2021
Nine Ways To Fail at Cloud Native InfoQ Live August 2021
Trade-Offs, Bad Science, and Polar Bears—The World of Java Optimization O’Reilly Open Source Software Superstream Series: Java—From Java 17 to the Cloud and Beyond July 2021
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers Craft Conf June 2021
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers CodeCamp Romania May 2021
How To Love Kubernetes and Not Wreck The Planet (keynote) Continuous Lifecycle Online May 2021
The Cloud Should Be Fun - and If It’s Not You’re Probably Doing It Wrong IBM Cloud Native Days April 2021
Cloud Chaos and Microservices Mayhem JFokus 2021 February 2021
WTF is Culture In Cloud Native WTF Is Cloud Native Webinar December 2020
Cloud Chaos and Microservices Mayhem jLove December 2020
The Cloud Should Be Fun - and If It’s Not You’re Probably Doing It Wrong (keynote) CodeMotion Italia November 2020
How to work in Tech and Not Wreck The Planet QCon Plus November 2020
Cloud Chaos and Microservices Mayhem J-Fall November 2020
Nine Ways To Fail at Cloud Native FlowCon November 2020
Blood-curdling tales of microservices misadventure, devops dread, and grisly governance Software Circus October 2020
Cloud Chaos and Microservices Mayhem JFuture October 2020
How - and why - to modernize your scruffy old Java applications IBM Tech TV October 2020
How to Love K8s and Not Wreck The Planet (keynote) Kubecon Europe 2020 August 2020
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers QCon London March 2020
The Importance of Fun in the Workplace FlowCon December 2019
People, Planet, Clouds LJC Unconference November 2019
The Importance of Fun in the Workplace (keynote) Continuous Lifecycle Mannheim November 2019
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers GOTO Berlin 2019 October 2019
Nine Ways To Fail at Cloud Native (keynote) Sphere.IT October 2019
Creativity in the Age of Quantum Computing Sonar+D July 2019
Tales From The DevOps Transformation Trenches DevOps Enterprise Summit London 2019 June 2019
The importance of fun in the workplace (keynote) CIO Watercooler June 2019
Cats, Qubits, and Clouds - 
The Quantum Future






 CraftConf May 2019
The Importance of Fun in the Workplace Voxxed Days CERN May 2019
Cats, Qubits, and Clouds - 
The Quantum Future






 Devoxx France April 2019
The importance of fun in the workplace (keynote) Voxxed Days Milano April 2019
The story of http://designsparkmarketplace.com Think 2019 February 2019
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers GOTO Copenhagen November 2018
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers Devoxx Belgium November 2018
The Importance of Fun in the Workplace Devoxx Belgium November 2018
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers O’Reilly Software Architecture London October 2018
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers (keynote) Cloud Native London September 2018
Cats, Qubits, and Clouds - 
The Quantum Future






 (keynote) EPAM SEC September 2018
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Cloud Surprises for the Java Developer (keynote) JavaLand March 2018
So You Say You Want a Chatbot Revolution JavaOne October 2017
Software Developers Guide to Fun in the Workplace: Euphoria Despite the Despair J-Spring May 2017
Innovation Stories from the Bluemix Garage NextM April 2017
Thinking Strategically About IoT QCon London March 2017
Confessions of an Automation Addict Øredev November 2016
Software Developers Guide to Fun in the Workplace: Euphoria Despite the Despair JAX London October 2016
Microservices: from dream to reality in an hour JavaOne September 2016
Building Stuff for Fun and Profit - confessions from a life in code and cables BuildStuff July 2016

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