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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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Come Find Us at VMworld 2015: Aug 30-Sept 3, San Francisco

VMworld 2015 is just around the corner, and Pivotal will be there, talking to customers and partners, chatting about topics like Cloud Native applications and DevOps. There will be eight sessions where Pivotal is presenting, and we are available via many other channels. This post covers all the places you can catch up with us and check out our sessions.

Pivotal at OSCON: Microservices, IoT, Spring Cloud, Graph Analysis & More

Come join us at OSCON to see some of the world’s best and brightest in open source. Visit us at booth #306 or come see talks by Pivotal on Microservices, Spring Cloud, Graph Analysis, In-Memory Databases, Internet of Things (IoT), Spring XD, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Lattice, Apache Giraph, and Spark GraphX.

Changing the Culture at Allstate—An Interview With Matt Curry

In this episode, Andrew Clay Shafer talks with Matt Curry of Allstate. They discuss culture and change—how the insurance company has been navigating the waters of going cloud platforms and why they started in the first place. It’s a great profile of one company’s journey to become a software defined business. They also discuss how Pivotal Cloud Foundry has been helping at the structured cloud platform at the center of this enterprise transformation.

Pivotal People—Joel Rolfe On Pivotal Cloud Foundry And The End Of Pager Duty

Believing in a future where pager duty is no longer necessary, Joel Rolfe joins the Pivotal solution engineering team after working to build his own version of a PaaS. With a background in software development, architecture, and scaling software applications, Joel explains how his experiences have led to Pivotal solutions and how he helps companies solve problems with Pivotal software.

Pivotal’s Big Data Story—SiliconANGLE theCube Interview

Recently, Pivotal’s Michael Cucchi participated in an interview with two of the hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s video channel. This post provides a high-level summary of the interview, provides a link to the video, and elaborates on some of Cucchi’s key points.

20 Examples Of ROI And Results With Big Data

In this post, we share a recent research on the business outcomes of big data efforts. First, key statistics put out by Accenture, GE, and IBM are highlighted along with supportive information on the cost factors for technologies like Apache Hadoop compared to legacy systems. The post then summarizes and provides reference information for 20 examples of where big data is providing results for companies, and all of the companies discussed these results in the past year.

Pivotal People—Mark Secrist on Big Data Education, Open Source Software, and Free Training

Training on big data, in-memory, data science tools have never been more popular. With over 25 years of development and training in his background, Pivotal’s Mark Secrist, the first U.S. based trainer for the Spring Framework at VMware, gives us a question and answer session about Pivotal training (including the free training). He explains why he is passionate about training, where Spring overlaps with Pivotal Big Data Suite, and the differences between open and closed source product training. He also explains that we are hiring in his department.

Digital Transformation at the Cloud Foundry Summit & Where to Find Us

Come find us at Cloud Foundry Summit! Starting Monday, May 11th, 1,500 people will meet up at the Santa Clara Convention Center to learn, share, and participate in over 90 sessions about Cloud Foundry. 10 Pivotal customers as well as 10 Pivotal employees will share their insights on a range of topics—cloud-native application architecture, IT transformation, DevOps, continuous delivery, private and hybrid clouds, mobile, IoT, containers, and much more. Read further for a list of all of the Pivotal customer and employee sessions.

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.

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.