PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Designing Platforms at the Edge: Enabling Ecosystems

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Designing Platforms at the Edge: Enabling Ecosystems


PM Insight-Sunnyvale:

    Designing Platforms at the Edge: Enabling Ecosystems


When:   Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:30pm-8:00pm
Where:  Sunnyvale Community Center Ballroom - 550 E. Remington Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94085

 Last Date for On-line Registration is 12/09


Platform definitions and capabilities have evolved over the years. It used to simply mean a programming environment or an operating system. Today any layer of the technology solution is or could be a platform. Platform as a Service, Developer Platform, Application Platform, Business Platform – these are only a few out of a plethora of platform types that have come about. To make it more complex these coexist as layers in the same business solution- one layer making the other possible. The platforms have evolved because Platform Players have evolved. Platforms used to enable Software developers within an enterprise that built Products for customers to use. The Platform is no longer buried ‘six feet under’ building capabilities inside-out. It starts with the players of all kinds - an Ecosystem – looking to tap a layered set of capabilities exchanging value at the edge of an enterprise.

We will discuss platform types, layering and put them in a stack where one makes the other possible. We will review some practical guiding principles on how to design your solution stack to be a platform enabling an ecosystem to exchange and create value.



  • What is a Platform? – Varying definitions converged to one!
  • Platform Types and Personas – What are Platforms for – who does it serve?
  • Why build Platform at the Edge?
  • How to design Platform at the Edge?
  • Guiding Principles
  • Technical Considerations
  • Examples      


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About the Instructor:










Sai Subramanian

Director of Software Development at Cisco

Sai is a proven Solution Engineering and Customer Success executive who has turned ideas into impactful products multiple times over his career of about 25 years, alternating between large enterprises and start up ventures. His domain expertise spans the Networking, Retail, Telco Services and BFSI verticals. He brings a diverse set of strengths and empowers eclectic teams to execute with a singular focus. At Cisco, Sai proudly leads highly talented engineers who are building platforms that are enabling a paradigm shift in the world of Enterprise Networking.

Sai came to Cisco with Cisco's acquisition of Saggezza's Advanced Analytics BU. At Saggezza he headed up Client Solutions and Engineering Delivery. Prior to that, he was at Fiserv, owning Customer Success for their Payment and Wealth Aggregation products. Before Fiserv, he held senior product and program management roles at Broadridge Financial and Fidelity. He has a Masters Degree in Science and a Bachelors in Engineering from BITS, Pilani. He conducted Advanced Research in Simulation Engineering at Texas Tech University and Health Sciences Center.


Meeting Leader: Kuntal Thakore, PMP, CSM

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PDU Info:    

Technical: 2.0 PDU

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Program Agenda:

5:30 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:15 PM - Featured Speaker

8:30 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)

At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")

Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Event Properties

Event Date 12-11-2019
Event End Date 12-11-2019
Registration Start Date 11-18-2019
Cut off date 12-09-2019
Individual Price Login for member discount.
Location Sunnyvale Community Center, Ballroom
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