Online Meetup with James Lewis

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As part of a collaborative initiative, Trifork and GOTO have organised a series of events with GOTO experts and Trifork Software Engineers & Architects.

Join us in this online Meetup with Trifork Chief Commercial Officer, Marcel van Benthem, hosting GOTO expert, James Lewis. During this one hour session, James will present on the different types of network placing limits and their effect on our ability to scale our software and companies. The presentation will be followed by an Q&A session and the opportunity to network with other like-minded attendees.

About the event

Amazon as a business and AWS in particular are growing faster than exponentially while most businesses struggle to hit 85% revenue growth as they double in size. What is driving this explosive growth? Recent research into Complexity Science points to their organisational structure (and therefore their software architecture) as key drivers for this growth.

During this online Meetup, James will explore some of the science pointing to different types of network placing limits and their effect on our ability to scale our software and companies.


17:00 | Welcome to this online Meetup from Trifork host

17:05 | James Lewis will present his subject of the day

17:30 | Live Q&A with James Lewis

17:55 | Thank you for joining us for this online Meetup

Marcel van Benthem

Trifork, Chief Commercial Officer

Marcel is Chief Commercial officer at Trifork Amsterdam and leads the sales & marketing team which also includes the GOTO brand. He’s been working in the IT sector since the early 90’s and has witnessed the rising of many technologies and applications. Always from a sales and management perspective but with great interest in technology.

He’s inspired by Trifork’s mission statement to push the limits and boundaries of what (new) technology and methods can do to make life better and easier for all of us. In all of his professional life he’s been bridging the gap between the interests of customers and engineers to come to a great product and/or service for all involved.

James Lewis

ThoughtWorks, GOTO Expert

Director of ThoughtWorks

James Lewis is a software architect and Director at ThoughtWorks based in the UK. He’s proud to have been a part of ThoughtWorks’ journey for fifteen years and it’s ongoing mission of delivering technical excellence for its clients and in amplifying positive social change for an equitable future. As a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board, the group that creates the Technology Radar, he contributes to industry adoption of open source and other tools, techniques, platforms and languages.

He is an internationally recognised expert on software architecture and design and on its intersection with organisational design and lean product development. As such he’s been a guest editor for IEEE Software, written articles, delivered training and spoken at more conferences than he can remember.

James defined the new microservices architectural style back in 2014 along with Martin Fowler. Currently the microservices industry is worth in excess of $20 billion annually. James’ primary consulting focus these days is on helping organisations with technology strategy, distributed systems design and adoption of SOA. He freely admits that it’s only by standing on the shoulders of giants that he’s been able to make the contributions to the industry that he has.