ActiveState Launches “Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats” Series to Tackle Latest IT and Software Development Challenges

Vancouver, BC, September 10, 2014 – ActiveState, the leading independent Cloud Foundry provider, with Stackato, today announced the Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats Webcast Series. The monthly series is hosted by cloud computing expert Bernard Golden, Vice President, Strategy at ActiveState. The Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats explore the latest developments at the forefront of cloud computing. Registration takes place once to access the whole series. Register now on the Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats website.

“Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats is a series of interactive discussions with people working on the frontier of cloud computing to explore and debate the developments in technology and what they mean for the future of the IT industry,” said Bernard Golden, VP, Strategy at ActiveState. “Today’s successful IT strategies are driven by those who adopt a new mental framework and leverage the enormous capabilities cloud computing affords. We designed this webcast series with an open format to share firsthand experiences that will challenge the scope and scale of old IT with discussions on microservices, open source, DevOps and more.”

“I’m looking forward to my fireside chat with Bernard,” said Donnie Berkholz, analyst at RedMonk. “Unstructured conversations often lead to serendipitous insights, and I fully expect we’ll generate thought-provoking ideas during our discussion.”

Fireside Chat Guests

The fireside chats feature world-renowned thought leaders in the field of cloud computing, each of whom provide unique insights into how the technology of cloud computing is evolving and how it’s being used to fuel business innovation. Guests include:

  • September: Donnie Berkholz, RedMonk;
  • October: Mark Thiele, Switch;
  • November: JP Morgenthal, Perficient;
  • January: Michael Coté, 451 Research;
  • February: Tim Crawford, AVOA;
  • March: Andi Mann, CA Technologies;
  • April: Tom Lounibos, SOASTA;
  • May: Sam Ramji, Apigee;
  • Dave McCrory, Basho Technologies; and
  • Additional thought leaders to be announced.

First Webcast Details

  • Guest, Donnie Berkholz, analyst at RedMonk
  • Host, Bernard Golden, VP, Strategy at ActiveState

Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat topics:

  • Implementing DevOps
  • The business of data science and machine learning
  • The role of software developers in the enterprise
  • Microservices and other software design models

Date and time: Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 5 pm GMT. For more information and to register, go to

To be kept up-to-date on the next webcasts in the series with Dave McCrory, Sam Ramji, Tom Lounibos, Andi Mann, Tim Crawford, Michael Coté, JP Morgenthal and Mark Thiele, visit the Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats website.


Starting 09/26 join @bernardgolden @ActiveState w/ analysts & experts for the #Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats

About ActiveState

Founded in 1997, ActiveState is a global leader providing software application development and management solutions. The Company’s products include: Stackato, a commercially supported Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that harnesses open source technologies such as Cloud Foundry and Docker; dynamic language distributions ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl; and developer tools such as the popular Komodo Edit and Komodo IDE. ActiveState is trusted by customers and partners worldwide, across many industries including telecommunications, aerospace, software, financial services and CPG. The Company is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState’s solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers like Bank of America, CA, Cisco, HP, Lockheed Martin and Siemens rely on ActiveState for faster development, ensuring IT governance and compliance, and accelerating time to market. To learn more visit,  

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Samantha Singh
ActiveState Public Relations

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