Springfield Tech Council

Learning Over Lunch: Napoleon invented DevOps

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Learning Over Lunch: Napoleon invented DevOps

Thursday, November 11, 2021 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (CST)


Red8’s Field CTO Brandon Kaier and Sr. Design Architect Ronny Brehm will be leading you through the lessons learned from across the globe on rapidly leveraging new technologies to improve your business. Following this presentation, you’ll be able to participate in technical deep dives and demos on:

  • Creating a hybrid cloud leveraging VMware Cloud Foundations and VMC on AWS, including moving a live workload across clouds!
  • Building enterprise class container platform designs to bring your developers and operators closer together leveraging the new VMware Tanzu suite.
  • Quickly containerizing an application to understand the basics of leveraging this essential technology.

This event is open to all—STC members and non-members. A boxed lunch and beverages will be provided for all who register a minimum of 2 days prior to the event.


Brandon Kaier has more than three decades of experience in the IT industry as a transformational leader. Kaier is responsible for setting the strategy, defining deliverables, and creating the organizational structure for the Solutions  Architect Team. These responsibilities include bringing net new products and solutions to market with a focus on emerging technology solutions that enable cloud consumption, analytics, agile application development, blockchain, IoT, and many more. Kaier has held multiple roles within a Fortune 50 IT Manufacturer’s Office of the CTO; Chair for Blockchain Steering Committee, member of Architecture and Design for Analytics, member of Strategy and Direction for Analytics, CTO Ambassador Steering Group, and others.

Ronny is a Solution Architect out of Houston, Texas specializing in private and public cloud infrastructure. Ronny joined Red8 in 2015 and comes with 18+ years of IT operations and architecture experience. These days he focuses on the design and delivery of infrastructure technologies including virtualization, compute, and storage; whether on-premise or in the cloud.


Free to members.

CoxHealth Room
eFactory at Missouri State University 405 N. Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65806 United States

The efactory is located inside the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at 405 North Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, Missouri, 65806. There is a guest parking lot directly in front of our building. There is also street parking along Jefferson Avenue and other streets nearby.

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (CST)
Event will start promptly at 11:00am. Plan to arrive about 10 minutes early. A box lunch will be guaranteed for all who register at least 2 days prior to the event.
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