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Millennial Media Announces Preliminary Q4 Results Above Expectations on Strong Brand and Programmatic Sales

Millennial Media (NYSE:MM) today announced preliminary financial results that exceeded the Company’s previously announced expectations for the fourth quarter of 2013.

Fourth Quarter Preliminary Financial Results

  • Revenue: For the fourth quarter of 2013, pro forma combined revenue (including results of the Company’s Jumptap, Inc. subsidiary for the entire quarter) is expected to be between $106 million and $109 million, up from the Company’s previous expectation of $95 million to $100 million. GAAP revenues are expected to be in the range of $93 million to $96 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. For GAAP purposes, the Company began to combine revenue from Jumptap as of November 6, 2013.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: Pro forma combined Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure (see definition below), is expected to be in the range of $5 million to $6 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, as compared to the Company’s previously expected range of breakeven to $2 million. On a non pro forma basis, Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter (based on GAAP revenue and expenses) is also expected to be in the range of $5 million to $6 million.
  • Share Count: The Company expects its basic and diluted weighted-average share count at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013 to be approximately 96 million and 99 million, respectively.

“We are very pleased with Millennial Media’s strong fourth quarter performance,” said Michael Avon, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Millennial Media. “With the addition of Jumptap’s capabilities, we bring to market an expanded suite of offerings, delivering solid results for our brand and performance clients. The integration plan is ahead of schedule, enabling us to complement our historical strength among brand advertisers with market leading solutions for our performance clients through our demand-side programmatic buying capabilities and our premium exchange (MMX). Millennial Media enters 2014 with a much stronger and more comprehensive suite of capabilities than at this time last year positioning us well to capitalize on these assets in the year ahead.”

For reference, the Company has included tables following this release that show financial information for Millennial Media, Jumptap and pro forma combined for each quarter of 2012 and the first three quarters of 2013, as well as the full year ended December 31, 2012 and the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Millennial Media today also announced that it will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss its 2013 fourth quarter and full year financial results and its Q1 outlook on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Millennial Media will release its 2013 fourth quarter and full year financial results the same day after the market close.

To access the conference call, please dial (866) 318-8611 (U.S.) or (617) 399-5130 (international) using passcode 39537338. The conference call will also be available via live webcast under the Investor Relations section of Millennial Media’s website at http://investors.millennialmedia.com.

If you are unable to listen to the live conference call, a replay will be available through February 26, 2014, and can be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010 (U.S.) or (617) 801-6888 (international) using passcode 70765721. An archived version of the webcast will also be available at http://investors.millennialmedia.com.

Preliminary and Unaudited Results

The financial results presented above are preliminary and subject to completion. Millennial Media’s expectations with respect to these unaudited results are based upon management estimates and information available at this time. As a result, these preliminary results may be different from the actual results that will be reflected in Millennial Media’s consolidated financial statements for the quarter when they are released.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), Millennial Media reports Adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP income (loss) per common share basic and diluted, which are non-GAAP financial measures. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that the measures provide useful information about operating results, enhances the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects, and allows for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to results and guidance prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income or net loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and non-cash stock-based compensation and expenses related to acquisitions such as costs for services of lawyers, investment bankers, accountants and other third parties and acquisition related severance costs, bonuses and retention bonuses and accrual of retention payments that represent contingent compensation to be recognized over a requisite period.

A reconciliation of historical Adjusted EBITDA to net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, for each of Millennial Media and Jumptap and on a pro forma combined basis, is set forth in the tables following this release. With respect to our expectations under "Adjusted EBITDA" above, reconciliation to the closest corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable effort due to the currently low visibility with respect to the individual charges excluded from the non-GAAP measure.

The Company also presents Adjusted EBITDA on a pro forma combined basis. Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA includes results of the Company’s Jumptap, Inc. subsidiary for the entire period and is defined as net income or net loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and non-cash stock-based compensation and expenses related to acquisitions such as costs for services of lawyers, investment bankers, accountants and other third parties and acquisition related severance costs, bonuses and retention bonuses and accrual of retention payments that represent contingent compensation to be recognized over a requisite period.

About Millennial Media

Millennial Media is the leading independent mobile advertising platform. The Company’s unique data asset and full technology stack enable its demand and supply-side clients to garner meaningful results to drive their business. Based on its mobile-first approach to data, technology, and audience targeting, Millennial Media is leading the market by connecting consumers with relevant messages across screens. For advertisers looking to reach and engage with consumers in powerful ways, Millennial Media offers a broad array of solutions, delivered through brand, performance, and programmatic approaches. For developers and publishers, the Company offers a comprehensive set of managed and automated services to maximize revenue.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and if any such risks or uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions prove incorrect, our results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with our ability to continue to accelerate growth and provide enhanced gross margin performance; our ability to expand our developer and advertiser base and increase demand for our services; our ability to keep pace with technological and market developments and remain competitive against larger companies in our industry as well as potential new entrants into our markets; and our recent acquisition of Jumptap, including our ability to integrate the two businesses and realize the expected benefits from the acquisition. Further information on these and other factors that could affect our results is included in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 14, 2013 and other filings we make with the SEC from time to time. These documents are available on the ‘SEC Filings’ section of the Investor Relations page of our website at http://investors.millennialmedia.com.

The statements made in this release are based on information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

 
  2013 Preliminary and Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Statement of Operations
Millennial Media/ Jumptap Consolidated Income Statement (in millions)
Q1 2013   Q2 2013   Q3 2013   YTD 2013 (9 months)
Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined
               
Revenue $ 49.44 $ 15.18 $ 64.62 $ 57.01 $ 24.31 $ 81.32 $ 56.06 $ 30.47 $ 86.53 $ 162.51 $ 69.96 $ 232.47
Intercompany revenue - - - - - - - - (0.21 ) - - (0.21 )
Net revenue   49.44       15.18       64.62     57.01       24.31       81.32     56.06       30.47       86.32     162.51       69.96       232.26  
 
Cost of revenue 28.87 9.11 37.99 32.82 15.45 48.28 33.86 19.38 53.24 95.56 43.95 139.51
Intercompany cost of revenue   -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       (0.21 )   -       -       (0.21 )
Net cost of revenue   28.87       9.11       37.99     32.82       15.45       48.28     33.86       19.38       53.03     95.56       43.95       139.30  
Gross profit 20.56 6.07 26.63 24.19 8.86 33.04 22.20 11.09 33.29 66.95 26.01 92.96
 
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 8.14 4.84 12.98 8.35 5.63 13.98 8.63 5.34 13.97 25.12 15.82 40.94
Technology and development 4.19 3.92 8.11 4.07 4.27 8.34 3.94 4.13 8.06 12.20 12.32 24.52
General and administrative   11.96       1.76       13.72     14.78       1.78       16.56     14.23       2.87       17.10     40.97       6.41       47.38  
Total operating expenses   24.29       10.53       34.82     27.21       11.68       38.89     26.80       12.34       39.13     78.29       34.54       112.84  
Loss from operations (3.73 ) (4.46 ) (8.19 ) (3.02 ) (2.82 ) (5.84 ) (4.60 ) (1.25 ) (5.84 ) (11.34 ) (8.53 ) (19.87 )
Interest and other expense
Interest expense (0.01 ) (0.20 ) (0.21 ) (0.01 ) (0.21 ) (0.22 ) (0.01 ) (0.22 ) (0.24 ) (0.04 ) (0.63 ) (0.66 )
Other income/(expense)   -       0.14       0.14     -       (0.03 )     (0.03 )   -       (0.14 )     (0.14 )   -       (0.04 )     (0.04 )
Total interest and other expense (0.01 ) (0.06 ) (0.07 ) (0.01 ) (0.24 ) (0.25 ) (0.01 ) (0.37 ) (0.38 ) (0.04 ) (0.66 ) (0.70 )
Loss before income taxes (3.74 ) (4.52 ) (8.26 ) (3.03 ) (3.06 ) (6.09 ) (4.61 ) (1.61 ) (6.22 ) (11.38 ) (9.19 ) (20.57 )
Income tax benefit (expense)   (0.02 )     -       (0.02 )   (0.02 )     -       (0.02 )   0.01       -       0.01     (0.03 )     -       (0.03 )
Net loss (3.75 ) (4.52 ) (8.27 ) (3.05 ) (3.06 ) (6.11 ) (4.60 ) (1.61 ) (6.22 ) (11.41 ) (9.19 ) (20.60 )
Accretion of dividends on redeemable convertible preferred stock   -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -  
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (3.75 )   $ (4.52 )   $ (8.27 ) $ (3.05 )   $ (3.06 )   $ (6.11 ) $ (4.60 )   $ (1.61 )   $ (6.22 ) $ (11.41 )   $ (9.19 )   $ (20.60 )
 
 
AEBITDA
Net Loss $ (3.75 ) $ (4.52 ) $ (8.27 ) $ (3.05 ) $ (3.06 ) $ (6.11 ) $ (4.60 ) $ (1.61 ) $ (6.22 ) $ (11.41 ) $ (9.19 ) $ (20.60 )
Adjustments:
Interest expense, net 0.01 0.20 0.21 0.01 0.21 0.22 0.02 0.22 0.24 0.04 0.63 0.66
Income tax (benefit) expense 0.02 - 0.02 0.02 - 0.02 (0.01 ) - (0.01 ) 0.03 - 0.03
Depreciation and amortization expense 0.94 0.31 1.25 1.06 0.39 1.45 1.14 0.51 1.65 3.15 1.21 4.35
Acquisition-related costs 0.36 - 0.36 0.12 - 0.12 1.79 1.11 2.89 2.27 1.11 3.37
Deferred compensation - - - 0.25 - 0.25 0.25 - 0.25 0.50 - 0.50
Stock-based compensation expense 1.66 0.11 1.77 3.51 0.12 3.62 1.64 0.22 1.86 6.80 0.45 7.25
Jumptap warrant and derivative expense (income)   -       (0.14 )     (0.14 )   -       0.03       0.03     -       0.14       0.14     -       0.04       0.04  
Total net adjustments:   2.98       0.48       3.46     4.97       0.75       5.71     4.83       2.20       7.03     12.78       3.43       16.21  
Adjusted EBITDA $ (0.77 )   $ (4.04 )   $ (4.81 ) $ 1.92     $ (2.31 )   $ (0.40 ) $ 0.22     $ 0.59     $ 0.81   $ 1.37     $ (5.77 )   $ (4.40 )
Adjusted EBITDA % -1.6 % -26.6 % -7.4 % 3.4 % -9.5 % -0.5 % 0.4 % 1.9 % 0.9 % 0.8 % -8.2 % -1.9 %

*Amounts in the tables above have been rounded and therefore may not sum

  2012 Preliminary and Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Statement of Operations   2013 Preliminary and Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Statement of Operations
Millennial Media/ Jumptap Consolidated Income Statement (in millions) (in millions)
Q1 2012   Q2 2012   Q3 2012   Q4 2012   FY 2012 Q1 2013   Q2 2013   Q3 2013   YTD 2013 (9 months)
Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined

Millennial
Media

 

Jumptap

 

Combined

Millennial
Media

 

Jumptap

 

Combined

Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined Millennial Media   Jumptap   Combined
         

 

                       
Revenue $ 32.93 $ 14.93 $ 47.86 $ 39.41 $ 16.16 $ 55.57 $ 47.37 $ 14.66 $ 62.02 $ 57.96 $ 17.89 $ 75.85 $ 177.67 $ 63.63 $ 241.30 $ 49.44 $ 15.18 $ 64.62 $ 57.01 $ 24.31 $ 81.32 $ 56.06 $ 30.47 $ 86.53 $ 162.51 $ 69.96 $ 232.47
Intercompany revenue - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (0.21 ) - - (0.21 )
Net revenue   32.93       14.93       47.86     39.41       16.16       55.57     47.37     14.66     62.02     57.96       17.89       75.85     177.67       63.63       241.30     49.44       15.18       64.62     57.01       24.31       81.32     56.06       30.47       86.32     162.51       69.96       232.26  
Revenue phasing (% of annual) 13.6 % 6.2 % 19.8 % 16.3 % 6.7 % 23.0 % 19.6 % 6.1 % 25.7 % 24.0 % 7.4 % 31.4 % 73.6 % 26.4 % 100.0 %
Cost of revenue 19.92 9.14 29.05 23.76 9.94 33.70 28.01 9.04 37.05 34.06 10.99 45.05 105.74 39.11 144.85 28.87 9.11 37.99 32.82 15.45 48.28 33.86 19.38 53.24 95.56 43.95 139.51
Intercompany cost of revenue   -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       (0.21 )   -       -       (0.21 )
Net cost of revenue   19.92       9.14       29.05     23.76       9.94       33.70     28.01       9.04       37.05     34.06       10.99       45.05     105.74       39.11       144.85     28.87       9.11       37.99     32.82       15.45       48.28     33.86       19.38       53.03     95.56       43.95       139.30  
Gross profit 13.01 5.79 18.81 15.65 6.22 21.87 19.36 5.62 24.98 23.90 6.90 30.80 71.93 24.53 96.45 20.56 6.07 26.63 24.19 8.86 33.04 22.20 11.09 33.29 66.95 26.01 92.96
 
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 4.65 4.11 8.76 5.99 4.45 10.44 5.92 3.75 9.67 7.26 4.90 12.16 23.82 17.21 41.03 8.14 4.84 12.98 8.35 5.63 13.98 8.63 5.34 13.97 25.12 15.82 40.94
Technology and development 2.65 3.24 5.89 2.77 3.33 6.10 4.67 3.16 7.83 3.54 3.22 6.76 13.62 12.95 26.57 4.19 3.92 8.11 4.07 4.27 8.34 3.94 4.13 8.06 12.20 12.32 24.52
General and administrative   8.71       1.20       9.91     9.23       1.56       10.79     10.49       1.64       12.13     10.52       2.50       13.03     38.95       6.91       45.86     11.96       1.76       13.72     14.78       1.78       16.56     14.23       2.87       17.10     40.97       6.41       47.38  
Total operating expenses   16.00       8.55       24.55     17.99       9.34       27.33     21.08       8.56       29.64     21.32       10.63       31.95     76.39       37.07       113.46     24.29       10.53       34.82     27.21       11.68       38.89     26.80       12.34       39.13     78.29       34.54       112.84  
Loss from operations (2.99 ) (2.75 ) (5.74 ) (2.34 ) (3.12 ) (5.46 ) (1.72 ) (2.94 ) (4.66 ) 2.59 (3.73 ) (1.14 ) (4.46 ) (12.55 ) (17.01 ) (3.73 ) (4.46 ) (8.19 ) (3.02 ) (2.82 ) (5.84 ) (4.60 ) (1.25 ) (5.84 ) (11.34 ) (8.53 ) (19.87 )
Interest and other expense
Interest expense (0.02 ) (0.18 ) (0.20 ) (0.02 ) (0.20 ) (0.21 ) (0.01 ) (0.21 ) (0.23 ) (0.01 ) (0.25 ) (0.26 ) (0.06 ) (0.84 ) (0.90 ) (0.01 ) (0.20 ) (0.21 ) (0.01 ) (0.21 ) (0.22 ) (0.01 ) (0.22 ) (0.24 ) (0.04 ) (0.63 ) (0.66 )
Other income/(expense)   (0.96 )     0.03       (0.93 )   0.12       0.12       0.25     -       0.03       0.03     -       0.16       0.16     (0.83 )     0.34       (0.49 )   -       0.14       0.14     -       (0.03 )     (0.03 )   -       (0.14 )     (0.14 )   -       (0.04 )     (0.04 )
Total interest and other expense (0.98 ) (0.15 ) (1.13 ) 0.11 (0.08 ) 0.03 (0.01 ) (0.18 ) (0.19 ) (0.01 ) (0.10 ) (0.11 ) (0.90 ) (0.50 ) (1.40 ) (0.01 ) (0.06 ) (0.07 ) (0.01 ) (0.24 ) (0.25 ) (0.01 ) (0.37 ) (0.38 ) (0.04 ) (0.66 ) (0.70 )
Loss before income taxes (3.97 ) (2.90 ) (6.87 ) (2.23 ) (3.20 ) (5.43 ) (1.73 ) (3.12 ) (4.85 ) 2.57 (3.83 ) (1.25 ) (5.36 ) (13.04 ) (18.41 ) (3.74 ) (4.52 ) (8.26 ) (3.03 ) (3.06 ) (6.09 ) (4.61 ) (1.61 ) (6.22 ) (11.38 ) (9.19 ) (20.57 )
Income tax benefit (expense)   (0.00 )     -       (0.00 )   (0.00 )     -       (0.00 )   (0.04 )     -       (0.04 )   (0.02 )     -       (0.02 )   (0.07 )     -       (0.07 )   (0.02 )     -       (0.02 )   (0.02 )     -       (0.02 )   0.01       -       0.01     (0.03 )     -       (0.03 )
Net loss (3.97 ) (2.90 ) (6.87 ) (2.24 ) (3.20 ) (5.44 ) (1.77 ) (3.12 ) (4.89 ) 2.55 (3.83 ) (1.28 ) (5.43 ) (13.04 ) (18.48 ) (3.75 ) (4.52 ) (8.27 ) (3.05 ) (3.06 ) (6.11 ) (4.60 ) (1.61 ) (6.22 ) (11.41 ) (9.19 ) (20.60 )
Accretion of dividends on redeemable convertible preferred stock   (1.33 )     -       (1.33 )   -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -     (1.33 )     -       (1.33 )   -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -     -       -       -  
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (5.30 )   $ (2.90 )   $ (8.20 ) $ (2.24 )   $ (3.20 )   $ (5.44 ) $ (1.77 )   $ (3.12 )   $ (4.89 ) $ 2.55     $ (3.83 )   $ (1.28 ) $ (6.76 )   $ (13.04 )   $ (19.80 ) $ (3.75 )   $ (4.52 )   $ (8.27 ) $ (3.05 )   $ (3.06 )   $ (6.11 ) $ (4.60 )   $ (1.61 )   $ (6.22 ) $ (11.41 )   $ (9.19 )   $ (20.60 )
 
 
AEBITDA
Net Loss $ (3.97 ) $ (2.90 ) $ (6.87 ) $ (2.24 ) $ (3.20 ) $ (5.44 ) $ (1.77 ) $ (3.12 ) $ (4.89 ) $ 2.55 $ (3.83 ) $ (1.28 ) $ (5.43 ) $ (13.04 ) $ (18.48 ) $ (3.75 ) $ (4.52 ) $ (8.27 ) $ (3.05 ) $ (3.06 ) $ (6.11 ) $ (4.60 ) $ (1.61 ) $ (6.22 ) $ (11.41 ) $ (9.19 ) $ (20.60 )
Adjustments:
Interest expense, net 0.02 0.18 0.20 0.02 0.20 0.21 0.01 0.21 0.23 0.01 0.25 0.26 0.06 0.84 0.90 0.01 0.20 0.21 0.01 0.21 0.22 0.02 0.22 0.24 0.04 0.63 0.66
Income tax (benefit) expense 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 - 0.00 0.04 - 0.04 0.02 - 0.02 0.07 - 0.07 0.02 - 0.02 0.02 - 0.02 (0.01 ) - (0.01 ) 0.03 - 0.03
Depreciation and amortization expense 0.44 0.11 0.55 0.52 0.11 0.63 0.63 0.13 0.76 0.77 0.24 1.01 2.37 0.60 2.96 0.94 0.31 1.25 1.06 0.39 1.45 1.14 0.51 1.65 3.15 1.21 4.35
Acquisition-related costs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.36 - 0.36 0.12 - 0.12 1.79 1.11 2.89 2.27 1.11 3.37
Deferred compensation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.25 - 0.25 0.25 - 0.25 0.50 - 0.50
Stock-based compensation expense 1.08 0.14 1.23 0.96 0.13 1.10 3.23 0.12 3.35 2.20 0.13 2.33 7.47 0.53 8.00 1.66 0.11 1.77 3.51 0.12 3.62 1.64 0.22 1.86 6.80 0.45 7.25
Jumptap warrant and derivative expense (income)   -       (0.03 )     (0.03 )   -       (0.12 )     (0.12 )   -       (0.03 )     (0.03 )   -       (0.16 )     (0.16 )   -       (0.34 )     (0.34 )   -       (0.14 )     (0.14 )   -       0.03       0.03     -       0.14       0.14     -       0.04       0.04  
Total net adjustments:   1.55     0.40     1.95     1.51       0.32       1.83     3.91       0.43       4.34     3.01       0.46       3.47     9.97       1.62       11.59     2.98       0.48       3.46     4.97       0.75       5.71     4.83       2.20       7.03     12.78       3.43       16.21  
Adjusted EBITDA $ (2.42 )   $ (2.50 )   $ (4.92 ) $ (0.73 )   $ (2.88 )   $ (3.61 ) $ 2.14     $ (2.69 )   $ (0.55 ) $ 5.56     $ (3.36 )   $ 2.20   $ 4.54     $ (11.43 )   $ (6.88 ) $ (0.77 )   $ (4.04 )   $ (4.81 ) $ 1.92     $ (2.31 )   $ (0.40 ) $ 0.22     $ 0.59     $ 0.81   $ 1.37     $ (5.77 )   $ (4.40 )
Adjusted EBITDA % -7.4 % -16.7 % -10.3 % -1.9 % -17.8 % -6.5 % 4.5 % -18.3 % -0.9 % 9.6 % -18.8 % 2.9 % 2.6 % -18.0 % -2.9 % -1.6 % -26.6 % -7.4 % 3.4 % -9.5 % -0.5 % 0.4 % 1.9 % 0.9 % 0.8 % -8.2 % -1.9 %

*Amounts in the tables above have been rounded and therefore may not sum

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While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Le...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes and operations, but likely product integrations with multiple platforms. This session intends to bridge the gap by offering an intense learning experience while witnessing the processes and operations to build from zero to a simple, yet functional CI/CD pipeline integrated with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Dhiraj Sehgal works in Delphix's product and solution organization. His focus has been DevOps, DataOps, private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focused and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage. He has spoken at Cloud Expo for last 3 years now in New York and Santa Clara.
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.