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Think Like a CIO: How to Prepare Your Apps for Q4
September 17, 2015 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
What You’ll Learn:
Are your applications ready for Q4? As you strive to deliver a consistent, fast and reliable digital experience for your customers are you confident you’ll be able do it when it really counts? Whether you are in eCommerce preparing for the holiday season or just a company preparing for a surge in traffic, you know the challenges: Complex architectures involving web, mobile, call centers, DCs, POS, 3rd parties; the task of modeling accurately so you know what you’ll have to stand up to; and lastly finding the time to get it all done so you can sleep at night.
The good news is, there are certain best practices that can and should be followed to help you get prepared for success. And we’ll give them to you.
Join Joe Romello, former VP Technology GSI Commerce and CIO of Michaels [etc.] and Sr. Performance Engineer, Brad Stoner to learn how to:
• Assess demand surge expectations for your applications
• Plan the action/ reaction for each key area including:
o Website(s) and Online store and associated infrastructure
o Mobile infrastructure
o Business Intelligence and/or Analytics
o Data warehouse and associated Data Marts
o Email campaign support
• Pragmatic best practices for testing the web and mobile apps and infrastructure to support your “big event”
About the Presenters:
Retail Practice Director at Nous Infosystems
Former CIO, various companies including GSI Commerce, Michael’s, Garden Ridge etc.
Built scalable infrastructure to support 18 million daily transactions for the Red Cross to assist with the aftermath of 9/11. Relaunched ToysRUs in 32 days, after terminating their 10 year Amazon contract and improved Site page speed to under 1 second from 1.8 seconds on Amazon. Integrated ACEHardware.com with the Supply Chain at ACE hardware to provide ship to store service. With major projects at Timberland, Ralph Lauren’s POLO.com, Estee Lauder plus MLB, NHL and NFL.
Sr. Performance Engineer, Neotys
Brad Stoner is a senior performance engineer at Neotys. He also founded Sandbreak Digital Solutions, a consulting company specializing in web application performance testing, web page optimization, front end optimization, capacity testing, infrastructure validation, and cloud testing. Over the past twelve years in IT, Brad has held varying roles, from systems engineering to operations management.