Here’s some public background links on the various pilots in progress now.
(Note these are historical links from Dreamforce ’17, so you may have already had the pleasure.)
Meet the next generation of packaging – Packaging 2 Pilot
Packaging Enhancements – Available Now
The packaging updates is the first 12 minutes of the session.
Feature Management and Enablement – Pilot
The Feature Management part starts at 12:00 and runs to the end.
Salesforce DX – Pilot (Developer Keynote)
The DX goodness starts at 35:25.
While the pilot capabilities are not available for production use now, we will be watching closely and getting our ducks in a row, for the time when tomorrow becomes today.