Can you believe we’re only one month away from DevOps Enterprise Summit San Francisco? Time flies when you’re having fun – and even faster when you’re deploying updates at the speed of the unicorns! Who says the horses can’t be as fast, or faster? As the DevOps community pulls together to identify and amplify the best principles and practices around modern software delivery, it’s vital that we gain as many perspectives on the challenges and opportunities as possible. That’s one of the reasons why we are so excited to have many speakers (representing IBM, Axelos, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), Coveros, LeanKit and more) from diverse backgrounds share their experience reports and technical insights. The past two years have sold out, and this year is on track to do the same—so don’t miss out on your chance to attend the show, register now!
Another quick reminder – DOES16 is happening during Election Week this year – don’t forget to vote early!
Ahead of the upcoming event, the Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast is hosting a series of live, one-hour discussions with Gene and several of the DOES16 speakers to talk all-things DevOps in the enterprise. There are some interesting themes emerging from this particular group of panelists, namely around the value stream proposition, transformational leadership practices and team agility/organizational design outcomes. You won’t want to miss it!
This episode will feature:
Gene Kim is a multi-award winning CTO, researcher and author. He is the founder of Tripwire and served as CTO for 13 years. He has written three books: “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win,” “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The DevOps Handbook.”
Gene is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. In 2007, “ComputerWorld” added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 40” list, and he was named a Computer Science Outstanding Alumnus by Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.
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Ann Marie Fred
Ann Marie Fred has worked at IBM as a Software Engineer since 1998, and a manager since 2015. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from Duke University, and a Master’s of Computer Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked on the first DevOps-focused team at IBM in 2011, and currently works in the IBM Marketplace organization, where development squads deploy dozens of changes per day to production, monitor their own components, and support them.
Kaimar Karu is managing the development of the ITSM and PPM Best Practice portfolios, including the ITIL framework and the PRINCE2 methodology as Head of Product Strategy and Development at AXELOS. Kaimar is an experienced IT Service Management (ITSM) practitioner who has a career background in customer support, software development, and project management. Before joining AXELOS, Kaimar spent three years working with Skype in their headquarters back in Estonia on improving Skype’s ITSM capabilities. With a degree in Philosophy and a runner-up diploma from the national Beer Sommelier competition, Kaimar effortlessly combines the best of various worlds to help organisations and IT professionals become more efficient.
Steve is an executive coach and Lean-Agile evangelist with a passion for cultivating transformational leaders and high performing teams. His 28-year career in business includes roles as Vice President in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as Chief Technology Officer for an Internet startup. Steve’s journey into agility began in the mid-1990’s as he applied the ideas from the precursors of the Agile Manifesto to major software development initiatives at one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. In 2003, he began introducing Agile principles and practices to agencies within the U.S. Federal government. Steve launched the first government implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), which led to the successful turnaround of a large, mission-critical Department of Homeland Security program. Now in his new role as a SAFe® Senior Program Consultant for Scaled Agile, Inc., Steve is using his experience as an innovator, strategist, and servant leader to help the largest enterprises around the world implement Agile and DevOps at scale.
Steve holds SPC4, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, and CSP certifications, a Bachelor’s degree in Education, and Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Divinity. He is currently completing his doctorate in Strategy and Innovation, exploring the influence of transformational leadership behaviors on the success rate of organizational change.
Jeffery Payne has led Coveros since its inception in 2008. Under his guidance, the company has become a recognized market leader in secure agile software development. Mr. Payne is a popular keynote and featured speaker at technology conferences and has testified before Congress on technology issues such as intellectual property rights and cyber-terrorism. Prior to Coveros, he was co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Cigital, where he led the startup and growth of the company for 16 years. Mr. Payne is a former ACM National Lecturer and the co-founder of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Allegheny College and an M.S. in Computer Science from The College of William and Mary.
Julia brings 15 years of experience working in and managing teams at Turner Broadcasting and F5 Networks. Julia is passionate about teaching others how to tame the chaos of the everyday at work by embracing transparency, facing and understanding reality, and adopting a continuous improvement mindset. Julia joined LeanKit as an Improvement Coach in 2015 and works with the customer success team to help organizations utilize methods that help them meet their goals.
The upcoming chat will be moderated by our friends Anders Wallgren and Sam Fell and brought to you by our founding partner Electric Cloud. your calendar »