Making the best of Jakarta EE, Kubernetes, WebSphere and the cloud with AI

Track: JakartaEE
This hands-on session will show you how to enable deployments of Jakarta EE applications using Open Liberty or WebSphere Liberty to the cloud with AI. Attendees will explore how to set up a Liberty deployment on Kubernetes, and how to streamline the containerization, deployment and provisioning of resources using AI. We’ll also cover how to establish a SQL Database connection to the deployed application. We’ll be using GitHub Copilot and Copilot Chat to access generative AI, enabling smooth, secure deployments while saving time. By the end, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of how to optimize, test, and deploy their Java applications on the cloud using Open/WebSphere Liberty and Kubernetes.
Brian Benz
Brian is a Java Champion and a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, helping developers get the most out of Java on Azure. Before Joining Microsoft, he was a program manager, evangelist, solution architect, consultant, developer, and author at IBM, Deloitte, and other companies. Find him on Twitter @bbenz. A current list of Brian's talks can be found at
Emily Jiang
Emily Jiang is a Java Champion. She is Liberty Cloud Native Architect and Chief Advocate, Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) in IBM, based at Hursley Lab in the UK. Emily is a MicroProfile guru and has been working on MicroProfile since 2016 and leads a number of specifications including MicroProfile Config and Fault Tolerance. She interacts with most of the other MicroProfile specifications. She is also active in Jakarta EE specifications. She is a co-lead in Jakarta Config and also a Jakarta Context and Dependency Injection (CDI) committer. At IBM, she leads the effort of implementing all of MicroProfile specifications on Open Liberty. She is passionate about MicroProfile and Jakarta EE. She regularly speaks at conferences, such as QCon, Code One, DevNexus, JAX London, Voxxed, Devoxx, EclipseCon, GeeCon, JFokus, etc. Connect with Emily on Twitter @emilyfhjiang LinkedIn (