WTF is Cloud Native Transformation: a Fireside Chat

8 April 2021


Going Cloud Native involves tech. But it also hinges on strategy and people—without these components, it’s just a bunch of fancy tools that won’t be utilised at their full potential. People empower greatness in tech more than tech empowers greatness in people.



It’s this thought that saw Jamie Dobson and Pini Reznik start a company that helps organisations move to the cloud and adopt the strategy and cultural changes they would need to make the latest technology deliver on its promise. Together with engineers at Container Solutions, they’ve learned what works and what really doesn’t work for these transformations. As an antidote to keyword-stuffed blogs, they’ve distilled their lessons in their book, Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation

Mark Coleman, of Equinix Metal, is hosting this fireside chat with Jamie and Pini as they share the book’s key lessons about how to embark on a Cloud Native transformation (and how not to). They will also answer your questions about moving to the cloud and about overhauling the way an organisation works to take full advantage of Cloud Native technology. 

If you’ve read the book, great! Come with questions, arguments, and whatever else you’d like! 

If you haven’t read it, come on over and see this as the best TL;DR of your life.

What are you in for?

  • Insight on patterns and easy mistakes to avoid
  • A reasonably holistic view of Cloud Native Transformations
  • Practical applications of patterns to improve business
  • General Cloud Native musings 

Meet the authors:

PiniPini Reznik, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Container Solutions. Starting as a developer more than 20 years ago and moving through technical, managerial, and consulting positions in configuration management and operations areas, Pini acquired deep understanding of the software delivery processes. His company helps organisations in Europe and North America improve their value to customers by modernising their software delivery pipeline.


Jamie Dobson is co-founder and CEO of Container Solutions, a professional services company that specialises in Cloud NativeJamie-3 transformation. With clients like Shell, Adidas, and other large enterprises, CS helps organisations navigate not only technology solutions but also adapt their internal culture and set business strategy. A veteran software engineer, he specialises in leadership and organisational strategy, and is a frequent presenter at conferences.


Meet the host

Mark Coleman is director of developer relations at Equinix Metal, Co-founder of Software Circus, and was previously MarketingMark Committee chairperson at the CNCF. With a strong background in software and an entrepreneurial spirit, Mark pairs his marketing acumen with his experience as a developer to grow and amplify the Developer Relations team at Equinix Metal.