As the world prepares itself for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), ABSA has partnered with Pivotal Software, a leading cloud-native platform provider, to bring the first-ever SpringOne Tour to Africa.
The SpringOne Tour is purposefully set up by
Amalgamated Banks Of South Africa (ABSA) to help bridge skills shortage and improve networking opportunities within the developer community.
The SpringOne Tour brings together leading software companies, developers, enterprises, and cloud experts to give attendees the opportunity to learn, build, deploy and run transformed cloud-native software.
The tour is fixed to commence on 8th till 9th of April in Johannesburg, and also in Cape Town from 11th to 12th April, 2019. The initiative will give the public and businesses insight into the key workings of the SpringOne cloud-native Java platform and content.
Andy Baker, Chief Technology Officer at ABSA, says that this opportunity will allow its team to gain valuable insight into the future trends that 4IR is setting. “The SpringOne conference is in line with our strategy to create a major open source community that solves real problems for our customers. We have an exciting pipeline of technology initiatives within ABSA, and co-sponsoring this event will enable us to bring top-class speakers directly to the developer community. Our teams are extremely excited about meeting some tech titans, and we look forward to participating in this event.” he cited.
Attendees will experience valuable face time and insights from experts in both traditional presentations and informal conversations about modern application development, DevOps, CI/CD, cloud and more.
ABSA’s collaboration with Pivotal Software reflects the commitment by the bank to transforming employees’ skill sets, which will play a crucial role in transitioning the labour force, ultimately to the benefit of their customers and clients in Africa.