August 5-6th, 2019 - Wellington, New Zealand

Cloud Native Summit

A single-track conference focused on Cloud Native Transformation | Australia & New Zealand.

Cloud Native Summit

Cloud Native Summit is an independent and community tech conference where you will learn in a friendly and inclusive environment about the latest innovations and best practices in Cloud Native Transformation, software development, DevOps principles, Microservices, Service Mesh, Continuous Delivery, Containers technologies, automating IT operations, Testing, Security and more.

Who should attend CNS?

Attendees to CNS will include private organizations of all sizes, government and educational institutions. At the event, you will meet:

  • Leaders of application development / Platform Owners
  • Developers / Engineers
  • Systems Admin
  • DevOps professionals
  • Architects
  • CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, Executive and Above
  • Academics & researchers
  • Press and analysts engaged with the future of software development using cloud technologies


Cloud Native Summit is committed to creating a conference that is as inclusive as possible, where ideas are exchanged, old friends get together, new friends meet and... harassment is not tolerated. We expect speakers, attendees and sponsor representatives to be professional and courteous to each other. Please read our Anti-Harassment Policy

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Cloud Native Summit 2019

August 5th, 2019 - From 8:30am to 4:00pm

The Basics of Istio & Envoy

During this workshop you will gain hands-on experience to understand how Envoy & Istio have changed the landscape of cloud native applications.

Presented by Zack Butcher

CNAB (Cloud native application bundle)

In this workshop, we’ll first cover the CNAB specification. Next, we’ll deep-dive into Porter and show how it simplifies the bundle authoring experience. Finally, we’ll walk through several hands-on examples and provide you the basics so you can explore CNAB and Porter to build bundles for your own projects.

Presented by Scott Coulton

Hands-on with Docker

Kiru will take you through an infrastructure-as-code approach to Docker-based production environments via scripting and automation to help get you started on your journey, whether you are migrating existing applications or starting afresh with microservices.

Presented by Kiru Samapathy

Introduction to Kubernetes - FREE Workshop (*)

Kubernetes is a mature orchestration platform with over a decade of development behind it. This workshop will be a hands-on introduction to Kubernetes. Learn how to set up a Kubernetes cluster, deploy a containerized application and manage updates with rolling upgrades.

(*) FREE workshop for Main Conference Attendees, thanks to our sponsor Catalyst Cloud. Limited Availability!

Presented by Travis Holton

Full speaker lineup:

Some topics you may hear about this year: Automating IT operations, Containers technologies, Continuous Delivery, DevOps principles, Microservices, Security, Serverless, Service Mesh, Testing and more...

Adrian Cole - Cloud Native Summit

Adrian Cole

Open Source Advocate. Pivotal
Andrew Jones - Cloud Native Summit

Andrew Jones

Software developer and consultant at ThoughtWorks
Vanessa Thornton - Cloud Native Summit

Vanessa Thornton

API Developer/Tech lead at Xero
Zack Butcher - Cloud Native Summit

Zack Butcher

Founding Engineer, Tetrate
Andy Marks - Cloud Native Summit

Andy Marks

Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks
Heather Cumberworth-Lane - Cloud Native Summit

Heather Cumberworth-Lane

Platform Engineer at Education Payroll Limited
Scott Coulton - Cloud Native Summit

Scott Coulton

Cloud developer advocate at Microsoft
Diana Omuoyo - Cloud Native Summit

Diana Omuoyo

Solution Consultant at New Relic
Everett Toews - Cloud Native Summit

Everett Toews

Senior Specialist Lead: Platform Engineer at Deloitte NZ
Kiru Samapathy - Cloud Native Summit

Kiru Samapathy

Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks
Bruno Lago - Cloud Native Summit

Bruno Lago

Solutions architect & Managing Director at Catalyst Cloud
Inny So - Cloud Native Summit

Inny So

Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks
Nik Jain - Cloud Native Summit

Nik Jain

Observability Advocate. New Relic
Travis Holton - Cloud Native Summit

Travis Holton

Software developer at Catalyst Cloud
Kelly Griffin - Cloud Native Summit

Kelly Griffin

Field Engineering at Rancher Labs
Mandi Buswell - Cloud Native Summit

Mandi Buswell

Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat (NZ)
Roman Tarnavski - Cloud Native Summit

Roman Tarnavski

Principal for VMware’s Cloud Native Applications practise for Asia Pacific and Japan
Fei Long Wang - Cloud Native Summit

Fei Long Wang

Head of R&D at Catalyst Cloud
Luke Bond - Cloud Native Summit

Luke Bond

Co-Founder @ Control Plane
Annie Lin - Cloud Native Summit

Annie Lin

Application Platform Architect At VMware

* Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Conference Schedule

Workshops & Pre-Conference Day: August 5th, 2019 / Main Conference: August 6th, 2019 - Wellington, NZ

Aug 5, Workshops

  • 8:00am-11:30am The Basics of Istio & Envoy - Cloud Native Summit

    The Basics of Istio & Envoy

    by Zack Butcher

    Venue: Willeston Conference Centre

  • 8:00am-11:30am CNAB (Cloud native application bundle) - Cloud Native Summit

    CNAB (Cloud native application bundle)

    by Scott Coulton

    Venue: Willeston Conference Centre

  • 12:30pm-3:30pm Hands-on with Docker - Cloud Native Summit

    Hands-on with Docker

    by Kiru Samapathy

    Venue: Willeston Conference Centre

  • 12:30pm-3:30pm Introduction to Kubernetes - Cloud Native Summit

    Introduction to Kubernetes - FREE Workshop

    by Travis Holton

    Venue: Catalyst House

Aug 5, Pre-Conf Talks

  • 4:30pm-5:00pm Meet and greet. Networking.
  • 5:00pm-6:30pm Cloud Native Summit


  • 6:30pm End.

Aug 6, Main Conference

  • 8:45am-10:30am Cloud Native Summit


  • 10:30am-11:00am Morning Tea!
  • 11:00am-12:30pm Cloud Native Summit


  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Time!
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm Cloud Native Summit


  • 3:00pm-3:30pm Afternon Tea!
  • 3:30pm-6:00pm Cloud Native Summit


  • 6:00pm-7:30pm Drinks!!!

Workshops: Willeston Conference Centre : Level 11, 15 Willeston St, Wellington & Catalyst House : Level 6, 150 Willis St, Wellington-

Pre-Conference Talks: BNZ Offices: 96 The Terrace, Wellington

Main Conference: Te Papa - Oceania Room : 55 Cable St, Wellington

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