CF Summit 2018

I just returned from CF Summit 2018 in Boston. It was a great event this year that was even more exciting for Pivotal employees because of our IPO during the event. I had every intention of writing a technology focused post, but after having some time to reflect on the week I decided to take a different route.

After all the sessions were complete and I was reflecting on the large numbers of end-users that I had seen present, I decided to go through the schedule and pick out the names of companies that are leveraging Cloud Foundry in some way and were so passionate about it that they spoke about it at this event.   I might have missed a couple when compiling this list, so if you know of one not on here, it was not intentional.

  • Allstate
  • Humana
  • T-Mobile
  • ZipCar
  • Comcast
  • United States Air Force
  • Scotiabank
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Capital One
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Boeing
  • Expedia
  • Garmin
  • Travelers
  • General Electric
  • Charles Schwab
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Swisscom
  • HCSC
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Bloomberg
  • Liberty Mutual
  • American Airlines
  • Allianz Deutschland AG

This is an impressive list of companies that had the opportunity to speak at this 2 ½ day event. I believe you could put it up against the list of customer/users speaking at any open-source technology conference and it would rank up at the top. This is a testament to not only the technology, but the incredible work done by the engineers who work on Cloud Foundry every day.

My other takeaway was the consistent focus on developer impact and productivity in the sessions I attended.  Aside from a few nuts and bolts sessions that were targeted at those interested in the infrastructure of a Cloud Foundry implementation, almost all the sessions were aimed squarely at how to leverage technology to make software development frictionless.  From CI/CD to secrets management, it was all there and in a developer-friendly format. That is an impressive thing….it’s extremely tough to get a large contingent of techies together and have them talk about productivity and business outcomes instead of ...say… the guts of the new flux capacitor interface.

I was speaking to an industry analyst and was told the only other conference that focuses on customer outcomes is SpringOne Platform.   SpringOne Platform has lots and lots of training and technology focused sessions, but it also an abundance of customer impact sessions. Want to see what I mean?

Take a look at for the videos from last years SpringOne Platform.

The 2018 version is looking even better. Come join us in Washington D.C

You can register at and use the code S1P300_Anniversary to get $300 off this week!


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