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Europe 2024_
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2024 in Paris is THE largest European conference for adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities. We represent Mercedes-Benz as a Platinum Sponsor at this event and as a CNCF Gold Member.Join us from March 20-22 at our booth (K2) for exchange and insights into our work with cloud native technologies. The best part? Our developers will share their expertise in keynote talks at our booth, covering our open source contributions as an end-user, our work with Kubernetes as well as our involvement in the Mercedes-Benz Operating System (MB.OS).

We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth! Do you want to learn more about the talks or our contributions in the cloud native and open source environment? Check out the information below.
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_insights from our experts_*Each keynote talk will take place three times a day and take about 10 minutes. The talks will be held in English.
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Day 1 | Wednesday, March 20, 2024 | Kubernetes at Mercedes-Benz | Booth: K2
*Each keynote talk will take place three times a day and take about 10 minutes. The talks will be held in English.
Wednesday, March 20, 202411:20 a.m. | 02:50 p.m. | 05:10 p.m.
"Managing vehicle services with Kubernetes"
by Ihor TokmakovSoftware Engineer
In this talk, we share how we leverage the power of Kubernetes to manage vehicle services. Discover how this technology enhances car functionality throughout its lifetime.
Wednesday, March 20, 202411:40 a.m. | 03:30 p.m. | 04:50 p.m.
"Large scale applications managed by Kubernetes"
by Marius MünsterDevOps Engineer
Mercedes-Benz is revolutionizing online retail with the large-scale project “Future of Commerce”. Within this project, topics such as security, load processing, traffic and many more are mastered. Join us as we share insights into our solutions and how we ensure the project success from a technical perspective.
Wednesday, March 20, 202412:00 a.m. | 02:30 p.m. | 05:30 p.m.
"The future of Container Security: How Mercedes-Benz navigated from Pod Security Policies to Validating Admission Policies"
by Sean SchneeweissSoftware Engineer
Mercedes-Benz replaced Pod Security Policies (PSP) with Validating Admission Policies (VAP) for securing their 900 Kubernetes clusters. Discover our journey of implementing Pod Security using popular tools like Kyverno and OPA and why we landed on VAPs.
Wednesday, March 20, 202412:20 p.m. | 03:10 p.m. | 04:30 p.m.
"How we run GitHub Actions Runner at scale for Mercedes-Benz"
by Rafael ThalhoferSite Reliability Engineer
Join us for an insightful talk on how we run hundreds of thousands of GitHub Workflow Jobs using our own custom GitHub Actions Runner management stack. Discover why we chose not to use the default GitHub ARC controller on Kubernetes and instead opted for a more flexible solution to meet our development teams' needs.
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Day 2 | Thursday, March 21, 2024 | In-car development & Mercedes-Benz Operating System (MB.OS) | Booth: K2
Thursday, March 21, 202411:00 a.m. | 03:30 p.m. | 04:50 p.m.
"End2End software journey"
by Nikolas GrottendieckSoftware Engineer
Deep dive into the tech stack of the "End2End software journey" – a process for handling ECU software – and see how we build, maintain, and anticipate golden paths for product teams. Our tech stack includes a wide range of tools from K8s and Terraform to Java, Go, Kotlin, Bash, and even some frontend technologies.
Thursday, March 21, 202411:20 a.m. | 02:50 p.m. | 05:10 p.m.
"MB.OS in-car app developer journey"
by Isabelle Gilles & Isabell SailerSoftware Engineers
Discover how our developers can easily create, develop, test and publish their in-car apps using the MB.OS Rapid OnBoard Application Development (ROAD) Kit, which is part of the MB.OS In-Car App Development Platform.
Thursday, March 21, 202411:40 a.m. | 02:30 p.m. | 05:30 p.m.
"Exploring the world of in-car apps at Mercedes-Benz"
by Isabell Sailer & Isabelle GillesSoftware Engineers
Join us on a journey through the world of in-car apps that ranges from games to driving modes. We focus specifically on the differences between in-car apps and mobile apps and demonstrate how they can control vehicle functions to create a holistic experience.
Thursday, March 21, 202412:00 a.m. | 03:10 p.m. | 04:30 p.m.
"Securing Kubernetes: Shared responsibilities for cloud-native security"
by Daniel DilgerSecurity Architect
This talk will delve into the shared responsibilities for securing Kubernetes environments between platform and application teams. Get best practices for securing Kubernetes clusters – including network security, access control and vulnerability management. Check out how application teams can ensure secure deployments including container image scanning, runtime security and secure coding practices.
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Day 3 | Friday, March 22, 2024 | Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) | Booth: K2
Friday, March 22, 202411:00 a.m. | 12:00 p.m. | 02:40 p.m.
"The importance and challenges of Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs)"
by Julian SchregleSoftware Developer
Join us for insights into the importance of Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs) and why they will become even more crucial in the future. Get a brief introduction on how to create your own SBOMs and delve into the challenges that the community still faces when evaluating and comparing SBOMs.
Friday, March 22, 202411:40 a.m. | 02:20 p.m. | 03:20 p.m.
"SecHub: A distributed security platform"
by Jeremias EpplerSoftware Engineer
Learn how we run the distributed security platform SecHub on Kubernetes to perform thousands of security tests trough one API. SecHub does not only secure the software development lifecycle, it is also free and open source software. We encourage everybody to become part of our community!
Friday, March 22, 202411:20 a.m. | 02:00 p.m. | 03:00 p.m.
"Unlocking the potential of FOSS: How to support your employees in using FOSS"
by Ann-Kathrin PlappCommunity Manager
To advance the use of FOSS in your company, it is crucial to support employees in this process. Join us for this talk and discover how we provide our colleagues with the possibility to exchange ideas, ask questions and develop their skills. Check out our experiences and best practices on channels, methods and many more.
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In addition to the talks at our booth, we also share our tech expertise in an official talk at KubeCon Europe 2024.
Join our colleagues and Software Engineers Tobias and Tjark as they deep dive into replacing Pod Security Policies (PSP) while securing over 900 Kubernetes clusters. They take you on our journey of implementing a Kubernetes native solution, navigating challenges, and opting for Validation Admission Policies (VAPs) over tools like Kyverno and OPA.
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March 21, 4:30 - 05:05 p.m.Pavilion 7 | Level 7.1 | Room A
_our CNCF engagement_
CNCF Top End User Award
In April 2023, we won the Top End User Award 2023 at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe for our commitment to cloud native development and numerous contributions to the cloud native ecosystem.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023
This year won't be our first time at KubeCon Europe. In fact, we were already a Platinum Sponsor of this four-day event in 2023 – representing Mercedes-Benz with two market booths.
Keynote KubeCon 2022
7 years of running Kubernetes @ Mercedes-Benz: Our colleagues Sabine, Jens and Peter gave a keynote at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022.
Gold Membership
We are proud to announce that we are now a CNCF Gold Member! Right at the start of the new year 2024, we upgraded our membership to express our commitment towards cloud-native technologies and the community around them!
Mercedes-Benz Open Source
The use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) plays a crucial role in the development of vehicles and integrated software, as well as in many other areas of the company. Visit the Mercedes-Benz Open Source page to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of FOSS at Mercedes-Benz, and to explore our related activities, projects, news, and much more.
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