SpringOne Platform 2017 Michael Barber, Synchrony Financial "Synchrony Financial’s Journey to transform the IT organization to Cloud and Cloud-Native Micro Service Organization. This session highlights our cloud journey from vision formation to strategy to fast paced private cloud build and moved our applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Synchrony Financial has always focused on technology, innovation and agility to serve the customer best. In today’s fast changing fintech environment Synchrony continuously creates innovative products, process and bring in agility by simplifying technology and improving speed to market. As our CIO states, speed is the new IP, we bring the speed by enabling modern technology platform and tools to enable our business and engineers to innovate more with less effort. In this presentation, we will focus on sharing our journey from initial cloud vision creation, how we created a simplified strategy to prove our technology selection, validated the assumptions, created an execution strategy, transformed our process and created a fast paced road map to move to cloud-native systems and decompose monolith to micro services. We were able to achieve most it using Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform with spring frame work and tools. This presentation will also share highlights of program structure and approach of this key initiative."