RunasRadio podcaster Richard Campbell discusses the strained dynamic between devs and ops, and how it's an issue of competing priorities. Ops is focused on reliability, devs are focused on releasing new features—and organizations need both to deliver value. Richard provides insights on solutions to this challenge, including setting common, business-oriented success metrics and building effective teams. By establishing mutual goals, understanding and trust, Richard illustrates how Dev and Ops can work together to deliver exceptional business value. Take your DevOps counterpart to lunch and start the conversation!
SoundCloud is the world's leading audio platform. Founded in 2007 by Alex Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, musicians and engineers, SoundCloud provides creators of music & audio with an open platform and the best tools to share original content, build an audience, and connect with a community of other creators – from home-based producers to global superstars. SoundCloud is operating on a global scale out of its Berlin headquarters. It can be accessed via the web, on mobiles and through a number of third party platforms.
SoundCloud is rooted on the premise that sound creators are looking for innovative ways to build their careers. Social and instant global distribution are key in supporting creators on that path. Within less than two years, the world has gone from desktop to mobile – a trend that requires new approaches but at the same time creates an opportunity for an audio-based platform. Currently, digital music distribution is characterized by players who enable a migration to the online world, however there still is an opportunity for a gate opener to truly augment the experience of the user. Innovation requires high-performance organisations, thus Organisational Health is key for innovative companies - regardless if they are based in the Silicon Valley or in Berlin.
With the huge quantity of applications that are offered in stores, apps are competing not only to acquire users but also to keep them. Microsoft explores the key challenges and questions design and marketing teams need to have in mind to set up the right platform for a great customer engagement. This session will explore how to practically leverage push notifications and in-app messages to address the retention challenge with Azure Mobile Engagement. Speaker: Karl Piteira