John Martin

Information & Communications Technology

SQL Sever Microsoft SQL Server DevOps Automation sql server Terraform DevOps Skills DevOps & Automation Professional Development AWS RDS Information Security AWS Architect Database Design AWS Architecture Amazon Redshift Amazon Aurora Amazon Athena

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

How to Run Successful Proof of Concepts (POCs)

Being able to rapidly, and successfully evaluate a technology, technique, or high level architecture is important in today's rapidly evolving technology landscape. But just what does this involve?

In this session we will look first at defining what a Proof of Concept (POC) is, and how it differs from a prototype or similar activity. Then we will dive into everything that goes around a POC to make sure that it is scoped, prepared, executed, and summarised effectively. The end result being that a POC will not run on for weeks or months, but rather, is delivered in a matter of days.

By the end of this session you will be in a position to run your own POCs irrespective of technology or platform.


John Martin

Data Platform and Cloud specialist, Chartered IT Professional.

John is an experienced data platform professional having spent over a decade working with Several data and cloud platform technologies.

Currently specialising in Amazon Redshift but also with a long history in Microsoft SQL Server wherever it is deployed as well as key Amazon data platform technologies including Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Athena.

Throughout his career, John has learned how to get the most out of these platforms as well as the key pitfalls that should be avoided.

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