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Stacey Schneider

Stacey Schneider is the managing editor for the Pivotal blog. She has over 18 years of working with technology, with a focus on working with large scale customer facing systems as well as internationalization. Schneider has held roles in services, engineering, products and marketing across both enterprise software and open source companies. For the past several years, she has been working for VMware and now Pivotal to help evangelize how companies build applications in the cloud faster, with bigger data and nearly unlimited scale. Prior to VMware, Schneider ran marketing for open source Hyperic (now owned by VMware). She also held various positions at CRM software pioneer Siebel Systems, including Group Director of Technology Product Marketing, a role for which her contributions awarded her a patent. Follow her on Twitter @sparkystacey.

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PIVOTAL LABS
Siobhan McFeeney to Lead Pivotal’s Transformation Practice

Our customers achieve the greatest business outcome when they take on digital transformation—not just implementing software or delivering a project—but taking the learnings from a smaller, collaborative IT and business team then expanding the approach to become a true software and data-driven company. This week, we are announcing the leader of our transformation practice at Pivotal Labs. One the most influential women in Bay Area business, Siobhan McFeeney will be leading the group and helping our customers achieve a greater impact to their top and bottom line—all by optimizing their use of Pivotal solutions.

BIG DATA
Ambitious Apps at Amazing Scale: Submit to the Apache Geode Hackathon

It’s not too late to create a submission for the Ambitious Apps at Amazing Scale Hackathon for Apache Geode, the open source version of Pivotal GemFire. Apache Geode, which powers some of the world’s most demanding applications, was recently accepted by The Apache Software Foundation as an incubating project. To celebrate this adoption by the Apache Software Foundation, Pivotal Software is challenging developers to learn more about its capabilities. Participants in the Apache Geode hackathon have a chance to win over $1500 in prizes.

PIVOTAL LABS
The Secret Behind Silicon Valley

This week, Pivotal’s Rob Mee presented at the Global ICT Summit in Tokyo, Japan. Organized by the Nikkei and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Rob was asked to present on how software is disrupting economies and industries worldwide, and how traditional approaches, paradigms and processes need to change in order to survive in these modern times.

BIG DATA
3 Biggest Questions Companies Have Before Starting To Tackle Apache Hadoop

After attending the Pivotal Big Data Roadshow in Atlanta, Pivotal’s Stacey Schneider validates that it is still early days for most companies on their journey to transform to a data-savvy technology company. Many attendees use the roadshow as a free orientation to starting this journey, and have many questions. Summarizing the 3 most popular questions from the event, she answers: How can I convince my org to start on big data now? Do I really have to run it? Is a Data Lake really all one big thing?

TRACKER
The Pivotal Tracker Blog Has Migrated

If you’re looking here for the Pivotal Tracker blog, you’re out of luck. But that luck is about to change! For info on new Tracker updates and features, upcoming events, the latest Femgineer TV episode, and general Tracker goodness, please visit our Tracker blog.

PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY
By The Numbers: A Cloud Foundry Summit 2015 Recap

Coming off the heels of the Cloud Foundry Summit, the Pivotal team is excited about all of the activities that happened there. This post highlights the event, including: the top 30 tweets, 10 Pivotal customer sessions, 10 Pivotal employee sessions, as well as recommended blog articles and key media quotes. Enjoy!

POINT OF VIEW
Humana Leads Charge for Digital Transformation In Louisville

Last week, the Wall Street Journal wrote up a story on how Humana kickstarted its transformation to being a technology company right in downtown Louisville. Spurred by a desire to help its 13.8 million insured customer base build healthier lives, the insurance giant embraced agile development practices by building a Digital Experience Center modeled after Pivotal Labs. In operation since June 2014, the new lab, staffed by Humana developers and Pivots, has produced 12 new updates to its central mobile app HumanaVitality and was able to become an early adopter of the Apple Watch.

BIG DATA
New Federation Business Data Lake Should Be Your Silver Bullet for Big Data Success

This week, EMC is announcing a major milestone for companies looking to transform how they approach big data, namely a massive cross-company solution that is in many ways a one-stop-shop, best-of-breed, silver bullet CIOs have been looking for to help them succeed. Called the Federation Business Data Lake, this solution combines the hardware, software and all the connected engineering to give companies the foundation to fulfill their data and development needs.

DATA SCIENCE
Pivotal People—Mariann Micsinai the Job and Background of a Data Scientist

In this post, we get to know more about one of our senior data scientists, Mariann Micsinai. She is a great example of the type of people Pivotal likes to have on the team and is a modern big data wrangler who works in the trenches with subject matter experts and business line leaders alike. With a focus in financial services, her expertise crosses a number of areas and her interests, passions, and education bring the best of academia and real-world problem solving.

POINT OF VIEW
Helping to Overcome Poverty with Technology at Tenderloin Creative Labs

Pivotal employees recently volunteered to work with the San Francisco City Academy as a way to give back via Pivotal Serve Days. The group spent a morning in one of city’s most notorious neighborhoods, the Tenderloin, where a school has popped up to make a difference. Our fellow employees helped to install and deliver computers so that the students can have access to additional educational resources, something that truly excited the students and made our employees grateful.