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Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom has worked for 15+ years in the tech industry and has been a key contributor to the Pivotal and vFabric Blogs ~3 years. He first started working on "cloud-based apps" in 1998 when he led the development and launch of WebMD 1.0’s B2C and B2B apps. He then spent several years in product marketing for a J2EE-based PaaS/SaaS start-up. Afterwards, he worked for Siebel as a consultant on large CRM engagements, launched their online community, and ran marketing operations. At Oracle, he led the worldwide implementation of Siebel CRM before spending some time at a Youtube competitor in Silicon Valley and working as a product marketer for Unica's SaaS-based marketing automation suite. "Back in the day," he graduated from Georgia Tech with high honors and an undergraduate thesis in human computer interaction. Beyond technology, he loves music, art, design, cooking, outdoors, a decent silver tequila, and his wife, daughter, dog, and cat. Contact @adambloom

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BIG DATA
Trends: The Internet of Humans (not Things)—Sensors, Health, Fitness, & Healthcare

The Internet of Humans (IoH) is an epicenter of innovation—this article captures top statistics, shares the growth in health-related sensors and mobile apps, and lists 20 of the most innovative companies in the space. Many of these statistics, trends, and example companies show how sensors, applications, big data, and data science are all creating never-before-seen capabilities in consumer health and fitness as well as healthcare and bioinformatics.

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DATA SCIENCE
A Peek Under the Hood of The Connected Car: What It Does & How It Applies to IoT Systems

Connected things are growing 5x in the next 5 years, and the connected car provides a functional and architectural pattern for all Internet of Things systems. This week at Mobile World Congress, Pivotal will give an under-the-hood demonstration of the sensors, mobile apps, big data, and data science behind a connected car dashboard, and this article explains the entire platform, each component, and how it can be applied to other industries.

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BIG DATA
Informatica Joins Data Lake Ecosystem with Capgemini and Pivotal

Today, we are announcing Informatica’s addition to the data lake ecosystem, spawned by Pivotal and Capgemini. This post provides a background on the motivations and hurdles for building the data lake and using it to help meet business goals. The article goes on to explain the benefits and what Informatica is bringing to the table alongside Capgemini and Pivotal’s new announcements about open sourcing the Pivotal Big Data Suite, the Open Data Platform, and new application services.

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CLOUD FOUNDRY
Pivotal People–Michael Coté on Joining Pivotal and Building Better Software

As a prior programmer, cloud strategist, and industry analyst, Michael Coté has seen the software industry from a number of perspectives, including Director of Cloud Strategy at Dell. Recently, he joined Pivotal to work on the Cloud Foundry team, and, in this Q&A, gives us a rundown on his background, what attracted him to Pivotal, why open source matters, and more.

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POINT OF VIEW
This Month in PaaS: Top Headlines for Platform as a Service

The PaaS space is growing leaps and bounds, and so is the volume of technology announcements, articles, and results in the space. In this post, Pivotal’s inaugural roundup of October’s key news and announcements, we cover everything from a deep dive on how GE views devops to technologies like Docker and microservices, Spring Cloud, and where Cloud Foundry might be going with OpenStack. Not to mention, Pivotal CF 1.3 was released—our fourth release in under a year!

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CLOUD FOUNDRY
Case Study: How shrebo, the Sharing Economy Platform, Innovates with Cloud Foundry

Former banking technology executive and shrebo founder, Patrick Senti, gives Pivotal.io blog readers an explanation of the impact of open source solutions like Cloud Foundry and Redis. In this post, he answers questions about his needs for a platform like Cloud Foundry, the outcomes to date, his company background, technical solutions with Cloud Foundry, and more.

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POINT OF VIEW
How to Find Pivotal at JavaOne!

This post summarizes where to find Pivotal at JavaOne. Come see us at booth number 5201 for demos on the internet of things, Apache Hadoop®, microservices architectures, PaaS, and more. Sessions will cover running Spring in the cloud, open source identity and access management, security, REST, IDEs, APIs, and more.

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CLOUD FOUNDRY
Pivotal People—Simon Elisha, CTO & Senior Manager of Field Engineering, Australia and New Zealand

In this post, CTO and Senior Manager of Field Engineering, Simon Elisha, shares his perspective on how he arrived at Pivotal, why he is excited, and what he is working on. As a prior enterprise architect at Cisco and a customer-facing advisor/educator for Amazon Web Services, he brings plenty of insight on the advantages of Cloud Foundry. He is also hiring in Australia and New Zealand!

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CLOUD FOUNDRY
CF Summit Video: Swisscom Discusses Using Cloud Foundry and OpenStack/Piston To Build Future Cloud Platform

In a video taken at the CF Summit, Swisscom is joined by a panel from Cloud Foundry and OpenStack/Piston Cloud to discuss their thoughts on the strategy and goals behind using OpenStack and Cloud Foundry together to build their future cloud platform. Swisscom shares the importance of building agility, collaboration, and open source into the platform in order to help them to deliver value added offerings with the “end user as consumer.” The talk also dives into lessons learned and the concept of developing unique competencies with Piston Cloud, OpenStack, and Cloud Foundry.

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CLOUD FOUNDRY
Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz @ Cloud Foundry Summit—Building a Lasting, Valuable Contribution for the World

In this post, we highlight the video where Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz explains how the Cloud Foundry community can come together to build a lasting, valuable contribution, ultimately leading to a huge impact on the world and our futures. In it, he covers the story of how Cloud Foundry was born, the big technology shifts underpinning PaaS ecosystems, recipes for successful PaaS technology foundations, applications in the Post-Paper Era, and the major themes at the Cloud Foundry Summit.

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