Hybrid is the new normal

This morning I took part in a panel discussion on the subject “Cable’s cloud forecast: More apps and infrastructure“. It was held at the annual cable industry engineering forum, the SCTE Expo, in Denver, which meant that the audience was very heterogeneous. (Far more so than most software conferences.) The moderator, Comcast CTO Tony Werner, mentioned that I was wearing my Google Glass, so of course I had to take a picture of the audience:

scte-audience
During the discussion I emphasized the fact that hybrid application patterns were going to be the norm, and that the biggest challenge would be adapting both business and operational decision making and governance to catch up with the speed of the cloud.

CED posted a summary of the panel discussion here. It seemed to go down pretty well.

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