SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2015) - Modern enterprises, under increasing pressure to innovate, have rapidly adopted new modern cloud technologies including web applications, containers, microservices, composable tools and distributed apps. However, many organizations still lack the internal capabilities and security measures for sustainable and scalable innovation, creating an innovation gap between what developers, or DevOps want and what IT needs. Apcera, the world's only trust-first cloud platform, today announced two upcoming presentations at Structure 2015 in San Francisco that outline strategies for successfully bridging the gap between innovation and trust to deploy applications and workloads quickly into production, securely and at scale.

Apcera founder and CEO Derek Collison will discuss why trust is critical to innovation and success in today's multi-cloud world during the following sessions at Structure 2015 on Thursday, November 19:

  • "Why Innovation Needs Trust": Collison will be joined in this workshop by industry executives Jason Hoffman of Ericsson, Steve Herrod of General Catalyst Partners and Correy Voo of ELICOR, at 10:40 a.m. PST to share first hand accounts of how innovation alone failed, and why trust is critical to the enterprise.

  • "Bridging the IT Innovation Gap": Tom Krazit, executive editor, Structure, will moderate a fireside chat with Collison to discuss strategies for bridging the IT innovation gap at 2:30 p.m. PST.

Additionally, Apcera will host key influencers, speakers, press and sponsors at the Structure Opening Night Reception on Tuesday, November 17 in San Francisco.

About The Speakers

Derek Collison, Apcera founder and CEO, previously held executive positions at VMware, Google and TIBCO Software. As CTO and chief architect of cloud application platforms at VMware, he co-founded the cloud computing group and designed and architected Cloud Foundry, the industry's first open PaaS. He holds more than 20 software patents.

Jason Hoffman is currently the head of product area, cloud systems at Ericsson, leading all cloud initiatives for this multi-billion dollar, global powerhouse. Prior to joining Ericsson, Hoffman founded and led Joyent, a cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company offering solutions that power real-time web and mobile applications.

Steve Herrod is currently managing director at General Catalyst Partners. Prior to this, Herrod was CTO of VMware. During his 11 year tenure, Steve helped build a world-class 3,000 person engineering organization that has delivered numerous industry-changing products, leading to more than $4 billion in annual revenue. Steve also played a role in more than 20 acquisitions and was named InfoWorld's CTO of the Year in 2009.

Correy Voo has been at the forefront of development and application of new solutions throughout the span of his almost 30 year technology career. He is currently founder and managing director of ELICOR Limited in the UK. Prior to this, Voo was CTO at UBS and has also served in senior technology positions at Bank of America and BT.

About Apcera
The Apcera trusted cloud platform is a highly secure, policy-driven multi-cloud platform for cloud-native applications, containers, microservices and legacy applications. Apcera enables developers and DevOps teams to use any modern tool or software they want while giving IT and Operations teams the assurance that their infrastructure is safe and secure. With Apcera, companies can innovate at speed with full confidence and trust.

Global 2000 companies use Apcera to securely develop, deploy, orchestrate and govern diverse workloads across multiple cloud providers, resulting in lower cost, faster time to market, and mitigated risk. Apcera is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit, read the company's blog or follow on Twitter: @apcera.

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