During the last week of May, Insight hosted our annual Research & Development Forum with CTO Steve Rabin. Over 150 people attended representing 50 portfolio companies, and the broader Insight tech network. The gathering of innovative technologists was inspiring. See the agenda here.

As part of the agenda, Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels, provided some fascinating statistics: Amazon releases software every 11 seconds, deploys 1,079 pieces of software ever hour, simultaneously updating 10,000 hosts. Talk about continuous deployment! Dan Guido, Founder of Trail of Bits, an independent information security company, did a simple penetration test on the website of every portfolio company attending the event. He discussed the results and how to remediate vulnerabilities — a highlight of the day.

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Werner Vogels, CTO at Amazon shares deployment statistics

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Miguel de Icaza, CTO at Xamarin (a portfolio company) speaks about mobile testing

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Attendees participate in lively discussion

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Thomas Krane, Aaron Rosenson and Eric Reiner, Analysts at Insight, organized event logistics and assisted Steve Rabin with the agenda