Daniel Hekman is head of business development at Grape Up, and while he was in Boston for the recent Cloud Foundry Summit, he's usually to be found in Krakow, Poland. With a bi-continental view of software development challenges, Hekman has unique insight into how businesses can accelerate their IT velocity.
"If [businesses] want to differentiate themselves, they need to have something in the market very fast. In the past when they had an idea and it took them nine months to come to the market--which up until recently was still fast--it's too late. They need to be able to go from idea to production in a few weeks. And it is, I would say nowadays, not doable without concepts like microservices and containers that allow you to move at that speed," said Hekman.
The Cloud Foundry Summit also focused on the usage of PaaS and devops in governments. "The challenge for the government is creating a feedback fabric regarding their services... Once they solve that feedback loop I think it will be beneficial for our society as a whole," said Hekman.
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