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DevOps, they are a’ changing

Reserve your spot to learn how you can equip your business to compete in a world that’s evolving before our eyes. In this immersive conference, you’ll connect with seasoned DevOps pros, get actionable insights about transforming business culture, and learn what it takes to create end-to-end shifts at the macro and micro levels of your organization—all without leaving your desk.

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DevSecOps Days Virtual Summit Agenda

Join Gene Kim, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Kohsuke Kawaguchi and industry luminaries, as well as speakers from well-known companies who share the learnings from their DevOps initiatives. Register now to attend live on September 20th. Registration is FREE, but space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

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11:00 - 11:30am - Keynote: The Accelerate State of DevOps Report by Gene Kim and Dr. Nicole Forsgren
The Accelerate State of DevOps Report

  • Gene Kim, CTO, Researcher, and Co-author of The Phoenix Project and The DevOps Handbook, founder of IT Revolution
  • Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Founder and CEO, DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA)

Join us for an early look at the results of the first Accelerate State of DevOps Report, presented by researcher and author Gene Kim, and DevOps Research and Assessment CEO Dr. Nicole Forsgren, conducted in partnership with Google Cloud.

11:30 - 12:15pm - Women in DevOps Panel

Women in DevOps Panel

  • Moderator: Aruna Ravichandran, VP Collaborative Marketing, Cisco; Author of DevOps for Digital Leaders & The Kitty Hawk Venture
  • Tracy Bannon, Specialist Leader, Deloitte
  • Dibbe Edwards, Vice President, IBM Watson IoT Connected Products Offerings, Delivery and Support, IBM
  • Jayne Groll, CEO, DevOps Institute
  • Margaret Lee, SVP, Product Management, CA Technologies

Hear from a powerful line-up of women leaders in DevOps, working in consulting and financial industries, airlines, startups and large enterprises share their best practices, describe their challenges and victories, and nurture future leaders.

Break (5 min)
12:20 - 12:40pm - Effective Pipeline Architecture: 5 Pillars to DevOps Success
Effective Pipeline Architecture: 5 Pillars to DevOps Success
Anders Wallgren, CTO, Electric Cloud

Like the architecture of your app, the architecture of your pipeline itself has a huge impact on your DevOps efforts and delivery success. This presentation covers 5 key principles and proven patterns for designing your pipeline and processes to enable effective DevOps, at any scale. Learn best practices for streamlining your releases, ensuring predictable deployments, enable security and compliance, and scale your DevOps adoption throughout the organization.

12:20 - 12:40pm - Step 1 in planning your Enterprise DevOps transformation

Step 1 in planning your Enterprise DevOps transformation
Rosalind Radcliffe, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for CLM and DevOps, IBM

Companies implement agile DevOps to respond quickly to business requirements and drive innovation through digital transformation.  CIOs struggle with mapping the value of modernization of current systems to business advantage.  Join Rosalind Radcliffe, IBM Distinguished engineer,  to discuss best practices in transitioning to a DevOps mindset that is focused on reducing waste and delivering value.

One of the practices Rosalind will describe is the IBM DevOps transition workshop, offered by IBM at no cost.  Explore the design thinking methodology that can be used to help you determine options and identify projects for modernizing your Mainframe software development environment.

You will learn the steps involved and how to:

  • Analyze your current Z Software delivery infrastructure
  • Identify specific areas and processes that need to be modernized
  • Develop a strategy to leverage new capabilities around mobile, cloud and open source tools
  • Create an incremental plan to increase business responsiveness and reduce application development by improving your architecture strategy

Rosalind will share her experience with actual customers to provide the real world view of the transformation as clients implement DevOps across multiple platforms in support of industry leadership and driving business value.

12:40 - 01:00pm - DevOps and Hybrid Applications: What You Need to Know
DevOps and Hybrid Applications: What You Need to Know
Siamak Sadeghianfar, Technical Marketing Manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

Although continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps are growing in popularity, there is not much practical information available about how to get started and build automated pipelines across containers and traditional infrastructure.Particularly, most applications today follow the hybrid model, combining components deployed on containers with services that run on virtual machines (VMs) or public cloud services provided by Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

In this presentation, we’ll provide an overview on how to automate software delivery for hybrid applications that stretch over containers, VMs, and public clouds—from source code commit to deployment in production using Jenkins, Red Hat OpenShift, and Red Hat Ansible Automation—from the ground up.

We’ll cover the basics around continuous delivery and DevOps concepts. However, no previous experience with these practices is required.

12:40 - 01:00pm - DevOps Quality Metrics: Are You Measuring What Really Matters?
DevOps Quality Metrics: Are You Measuring What Really Matters?
Anand Akela, Vice President of Product Marketing, Tricentis

According to a new study by Forrester, many of the most popular DevOps quality metrics aren’t actually all that valuable—and certain commonly overlooked quality metrics have the greatest impact on DevOps success. Join this session to see which quality metrics matter the most. We’ll take a deep dive into the Forrester quality metrics research to help you identify what metrics can you stop worrying about, and what you should focus on instead. We’ll also recap Forrester’s findings on what quality practices were shown to separate DevOps leaders from DevOps laggards.

Break (5 min)
1:05 - 1:25pm - Don't Be a Bystander, Be an Incident Commander

Don’t Be a Bystander, Be an Incident Commander
Rachael Byrne, PagerDuty’s first non-technical Incident Commander.

Many organizations have some kind of incident response process to coordinate during a major service outage. Some operationally mature companies incorporate a formal Incident Commander role in their process for a faster, more effective response. The Incident Commander serves as the final decision-maker during a major incident, delegating tasks and listening to input from subject matter experts in order to bring the incident to resolution. Whether or not a company has a formal process that includes an Incident Commander, most companies believe that your most senior engineer is best suited to lead an incident response. I challenge this assumption.

I have learned firsthand that you do not need to be highly technical, let alone senior, to effectively lead a coordinated response to a major incident. Comfort with a structured process and soft skills such as communication are actually more important than technical knowledge for an effective Incident Commander.

All organizations need to maximize the number of people able to lead a major incident response to avoid burn-out of their most senior technical leaders and increase overall availability of their service. Audience members will learn from this talk how to develop an inclusive incident response process that welcomes more Incident Commanders without compromising response effectiveness that they can immediately apply at their own organizations.

In this talk I will share why soft skills are more important than technical knowledge for Incident Commanders. Audience members will learn how to develop an inclusive incident response process that welcomes more Incident Commanders without compromising response effectiveness.

1:05 - 1:25pm - DevOps without Borders: Break Free from the Chains That Bind You

DevOps without Borders: Break Free from the Chains That Bind You
Sujay Solomon, Product Manager, CA Technologies

Businesses face a significant gap in onboarding a new generation of enterprise developers with limited experience in z/OS, legacy code and data. If like CA, you’re faced with a significant percentage of millennial developers, discover how you can address this challenge with a new development approach and innovative tools “built by developers, for developers. Learn how to bridge the divide to greatly improve the productivity and efficiency of development teams to control, script and develop for the mainframe like any other cloud platform using open source tools and frameworks.

1:25 - 2:10pm - DevSecOps Panel – Is Security the Gordian Knot?

DevSecOps Panel – Is Security the Gordian Knot?

  • Moderator: Alan Shimel, Editor-in-Chief and Founder, DevOps.com and Security Boulevard
  • Anders Wallgren, CTO, Electric Cloud
  • Chris Wysopal, CTO, CA Technologies | Veracode
  • David Duncan, VP, Product & Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies’ Security & Veracode Business Units
  • Tracy Celaya, President, Go Consulting Int’l
  • Dan Walsh, Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

Much has been written about how DevSecOps can help shift security left and make our applications and organizations more secure. Yet, there are still security professionals who don’t buy into this. They don’t think developers and ops accept or understand the security challenge. There are still others who say, great even if we do DevSecOps, is it really going to make our security better? Can we solve the security challenge? Security may prove to be the Gordian Knot? Even if we can’t untie the knot, is DevSecOps still worth it? Why?

Join us as this panel of security and DevOps veterans look at these issues from all sides and offer-up their advice on what you can do to move the needle at your organization, regardless of whether you are on the security team, the DevOps team or executive team.

Break (5 min)
2:15 - 2:35pm - 3 Reasons to pick a Time-Series Platform for monitoring DevOps driven Microservices apps

3 Reasons to pick a Time-Series Platform for monitoring DevOps driven Microservices apps
Navdeep Sidhu, Head of Product Marketing, InfluxData

As the DevOps toolchains become more complex, greater visibility and better monitoring is required to instrument the toolchain effectively. Purpose built time-series data platforms provide granular sub-second monitoring to detect anomalies and measure every metric to fine-tune performance and scalability. Join us to learn how InfluxData’s time-series platform can help your DevOps initiatives.

2:15 - 2:35pm - Scaling Your DevOps Team: Tips for Hiring Technical Talent

Scaling Your DevOps Team: Tips for Hiring Technical Talent
Gaurav Verma, Vice President of Customer Success, HackerRank

In today’s candidate-driven market hiring quality engineers is hard.  Without the right process, it can take more sourced candidates, more interviews, and more offers to fill open positions on your DevOps team.

However, with the right tools, you can create a standardized hiring system that will save time and ensure your efforts are focused on qualified candidates.

Join this session to learn best practices for building a world-class DevOps team. We’ll explore:

  • Steps to achieve alignment on team structure and expectations for an engineer’s role
  • Why the traditional process of screening resumes is ineffective and inefficient, potentially screening out qualified candidates and slowing down your hiring process
  • What companies are doing to create an on-the-job experience and improving the way they evaluate prospective employees
2:35 - 2:55pm - Moving applications to modern architectures and keeping them running

Moving applications to modern architectures and keeping them running

  • Mike Mallo, Offering Manager for Application Performance Management Solutions, IBM
  • Allan Wagner, Technical Evangelist, IBM

Learn how enterprises are moving applications to modern architectures leveraging containerization, utilizing CI/CD pipelines, decomposing monolith applications into microservices, and embracing hybrid cloud. Hear about the management challenges introduced by these technologies and new best-of-breed monitoring required to keep complex and distributed applications up and running.

As development teams are empowered with DevOps responsibilities and tool choice, this causes collisions with traditional IT operations teams who are still responsible for the brand and need to understand the “big picture” to plan for capacity and prioritize investments.

Join Mike and Al as they share their insight on how teams can achieve the desired DevOps flexibility while meeting stakeholder expectation to deliver business results with speed.

2:35 - 2:55pm - DevOps for Big Data and Databases - Powered by ROBIN's Hyper-Converged Kubernetes

DevOps for Big Data and Databases – Powered by ROBIN’s Hyper-Converged Kubernetes
Ravikumar Alluboyina, Senior Architect, Robin Systems

  • You don’t like waiting weeks for deploying your MongoDB, Hadoop, ELK clusters, you want them right now with a self-service 1-click experience.
  • You realize you made a mistake and deleted important application data. You wish you could go back in time to a previous application state.
  • You have a smooth running big data cluster  – let’s say Hortonworks – in production. But you observe the NameNode is always over 90% utilization. You want to do something about it.
  • You like to start small and add CPU, memory and storage resources as needed to your application clusters.
  • You are a big believer in shared architecture and multi-tenancy. Your multiple data-intensive applications are running on the same server and storage infrastructure. This saves you significant costs but creates a few challenges, as some applications are more important than others and you’d like to set consumption quotas for each one differently. You also want to change it dynamically as priorities change.

You can do all of the above and more using 1-click functions with ROBIN. Join us to see how ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes platform addresses the fundamental Kubernetes challenges for data-heavy applications and offers a self-service app-store experience. See how  ROBIN simplifies deployment and lifecycle management with 1-click functions to shorten DevOps and IT tasks from hours and weeks to minutes for big data, databases and AI/ML.

Break (5 min)
3:00 - 3:20pm - Scaling Continuous Delivery Across the Enterprise

Scaling Continuous Delivery Across the Enterprise
Scott Willson, Product Marketing Director for Continuous Delivery, CA Technologies.

Like DevOps, continuous delivery is talked about everywhere. Like DevOps, continuous delivery is used all over. However, like DevOps, continuous delivery practices are often not scaled out across the broad enterprise technology portfolio or distributed teams. This session will focus on the opportunities and benefits of scaling continuous delivery across the enterprise and review some recommendations to achieve this.

3:00 - 3:20pm - Migrating Traditional Applications with Red Hat

Migrating Traditional Applications with Red Hat
Scott McCarty, Senior Container Strategist, Red Hat

Within the container journey, things are constantly changing. There are different options, each with a different level of effort. And almost all applications, even new ones, are built on technologies that were designed and developed before Linux Containers. So, what’s the solution? Join Scott McCarty, Container Strategist at Red Hat, to learn more about how to face and solve the many challenges faced today and how to migrate your traditional and existing applications with Red Hat.

3:20 - 3:40pm - Superpowers Coming to Jenkins

Superpowers Coming to Jenkins
Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Creator/lead developer of Jenkins, CTO, CloudBees

Superpowers coming to Jenkins 2018!  There are many new and exciting projects going on in the developer communities — Jenkins X that’s reinventing Kubernetes app development, Jenkins Essentials that ease Jenkins administration, Configuration as Code that helps you manage configuration as it should be, deep architecture improvements to make Jenkins cloud native, and more! In this talk, Kohsuke, the founder of the project and CTO of CloudBees, walks you through what those projects are aiming for, how they work together and how they make you even more productive.

3:20 - 3:40pm - Fast-Track Your Containers to Production

Fast-Track Your Containers to Production
Jeff Chou, CEO, Diamanti

Containers let you develop applications fast — but try running containerized apps in production and you’ll be held back by legacy VM infrastructure and an unproven container stack. This means slower time to market, rising costs, and growing frustration between developers and IT operations.

How do you gain the agility and performance of containers now, not six months from now? Join this informative session and you will:

  • Learn how to deploy bare-metal container infrastructure with fully integrated compute, networking, storage, Docker, and Kubernetes in 15 minutes
  • Get best practices for leading the container use cases such as databases, DBaaS, big data, and CI/CD
  • See real-world case studies from Global 1000 organizations

Spotlight Sessions

The Accelerate State of DevOps Report

Join us for an early look at the results of the first Accelerate State of DevOps Report, presented by researcher and author Gene Kim, and DevOps Research and Assessment CEO Dr. Nicole Forsgren, conducted in partnership with Google Cloud.

Women in DevOps Panel

Hear from a powerful line-up of women leaders in DevOps, working in consulting and financial industries, airlines, startups and large enterprises. Moderated by acclaimed DevOps author, Aruna Ravichandran.

Superpowers Coming to Jenkins

In this talk, Kohsuke, the founder of the project and CTO of CloudBees, walks you through Jenkins X projects, Jenkins Essentials and Configuration as Code and how they work together and how they make you even more productive.

DevSecOps Panel – Is Security the Gordian Knot?

Your organization needs to be adopting DevSecOps practices now. Tune in to an all-star panel led by Alan Shimel, founder and Editor-in-Chief of DevOps.com and Security Boulevard, to find out why.


Keynote Speakers

Meet DevOps Experience Speakers

Learn more about our DevOps Experience Speakers

Anand Akela
Vice President of Product Marketing, Tricentis

Prior to his current role, Anand was Sr. Director of Product Marketing for DevOps and Cloud Solutions at CA Technologies. Earlier Anand worked at AppDynamics, Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency and enterprise software areas. Anand has more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, strategic planning and software development. Anand received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University in India.

Ravikumar Alluboyina
Senior Architect, Robin Systems

Ravikumar is a system designer and hands-on coder with a keen eye for performance and usability. He manages a team of designers and coders at Robin and brings to the table vast experience in the software-defined arena. Prior to Robin, he was a member of the core architecture team at Veritas and contributed to Veritas Infoscale Access, a software-defined clustered storage for media and telecom workloads. Before that, he was at Symantec and worked on Symantec Intelligent Data Store, a highly scalable distributed object storage system for storage and management of unstructured data and Netbackup appliances. Ravi holds an MS in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Tracy Bannon
Specialist Leader, Deloitte

Tracy Bannon is a Specialist Leader with Deloitte Consulting’s Technology practice and has over 24 years’ experience in Solution and Enterprise Architecture. Her experience crosses multiple technologies and platforms. Her ability to communicate advanced technical topics to both stakeholders and technicians has made her a sought-after technical leader. She also holds Microsoft certifications; is PMP and CSM certified; has been a featured speaker at the PMI Global Congress, UT Dallas; and is a Penn State University guest lecturer. Bannon uses her deep skills in Solution Architecture in concert with her project management experience to lead complex delivery projects.

Rachael Byrne
PagerDuty’s first non-technical Incident Commander.

Rachael Byrne is an agilist that has helped cross-functional product development, mobile, QA, customer support, and business operations teams iteratively deliver value and collaborate effectively. She is PagerDuty’s first non-technical Incident Commander.

Tracy Celaya
President, Go Consulting Int’l

Tracy Celaya is credited with 17 years of expertise in program/project management, organizational development, change management, performance consulting and leadership. Celaya is an Infosec Sr. Program Manager at one of the largest global airlines and a US Air Force Veteran with a background in electronic intelligence. Celaya holds her doctorate in management and organizational leadership.

Jeff Chou
CEO, Diamanti

Jeff Chou has more than 25 years of experience driving business and engineering at leading datacenter infrastructure vendors. Prior to founding Diamanti in 2013, Jeff was senior director of engineering at Cisco Systems, responsible for driving R&D strategy for Cisco Unified Computing Systems. Previously, he held senior engineering positions at high-tech start-ups in networking, servers, and storage, leading to multiple acquisitions by Cisco Systems and Brocade Systems. Jeff earned an MS degree in Computer Engineering at Stanford University and a BS at University of Texas.

David Duncan
VP, Product & Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies’ Security & Veracode Business Units

David Duncan is the Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing for CA Technologies’ Security & Veracode Business Units.  CA provides Identity, Access Management, Threat Analytics, Privileged Access Management and Payment Security solutions that enable online trust and control risk in 3 Billion user authentications every month and over $1 Trillion in financial transactions each year.  The Veracode Business Unit is the recognized market leader in application security testing, scanning over 4 Trillion lines of code for organization’s of all sizes to detect and remediate security vulnerabilities in web, mobile and application software.

Dibbe Edwards
Vice President of IBM Watson IoT Continuous Engineering Offering Management

Dibbe Edwards is responsible for the executive leadership of IBM’s Continuous Engineering Offering Strategies. Dibbe owns the portfolio covering the full product lifecycle management including reporting, SaaS-based offerings, quality and requirements management, systems development, architecture management and integration through open software. Dibbe is leveraging her development expertise to drive IBM’s DevOps transformation through continuous software delivery activities and on-going transparent development in jazz.net.

Jayne Groll
Co-founder & CEO, DevOps Institute

Jayne Groll is co-founder and CEO of the DevOps Institute (DOI).   Jayne carries many IT credentials including ITIL Expert™, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Agile Service Manager, DevOps Foundation and is a Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE)™ .    Her IT management career spans over 25 years of senior IT management roles across a wide range of industries. Jayne is very active in the DevOps, ITSM and Agile communities and is the author of the Agile Service Management Guide.  She is a frequent presenter at local, national and virtual events.

Dr. Nicole Forsgren
Founder and CEO, DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA)

Dr. Nicole Forsgren is an IT impacts expert who has served as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She is CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). She also serves as a consultant, expert and researcher in knowledge management and IT adoption and impacts. Nicole works closely with other prominent DevOps thought leaders, such as Gene Kim and Jez Humble, and has been awarded public and private research grants from organizations, including NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF). She is well published, with her work featured in top-tier media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. She holds a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting.

Kohsuke Kawaguchi
Chief Technology Officer, Cloudbees

Kohsuke is the creator of Jenkins. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. He is often asked to speak about his experience and approach in creating Jenkins; a continuous delivery platform that has become a widely adopted and successful community-driven open source project. The principles behind the Jenkins community – extensibility, inclusiveness, low barriers to participation – have been the keys to its success. Kawaguchi’s sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities into usable software have also had a major impact on CloudBees’ strategy as a company. Before joining CloudBees, Kawaguchi was with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, where he worked on a variety of projects and initiated the open source work that led to Jenkins.

Gene Kim
Author, Researcher, and Founder of IT Revolution

Gene Kim is a multi-award winning CTO, researcher, and author. He is the founder of Tripwire and served as CTO for thirteen years. His books include The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook, Beyond the Phoenix ProjectAccelerateThe Visible Ops Handbook, and Visible Ops Security.

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.

Follow Gene on his website or on Twitter @RealGeneKim.

Margaret Lee
SVP, Product Management & Strategy, Continuous Delivery Business Unit, CA Technologies

Margaret leads global product management, strategy, and customer success teams for CA’s Continuous Delivery business unit, responsible for CA’s continuous testing and release product portfolio. Responsibilities include defining product strategy, roadmap, key features, and pricing. Significant influence on architecture, engineering, and go-to-market strategies and execution.  Margaret joins CA from Splunk, where she started and lead the Splunk Cloud Product Management team,  and grew the business to $100M per year run rate.

Prior to Splunk, Margaret built her career at Oracle, where she was part of the original development and product management team that started and grew Oracle’s Fusion Middleware product suite, from an internal start up to a 4 billion dollar per year business.  Before Oracle, Margaret was a development manager at a technology start up that went IPO, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she focused on technology and financial services projects and clients.  Margaret holds BS in Systems Engineering and Economics dual degree from the University of Virginia, and MBA from UC Berkeley HaaS Business School.

Mike Mallo
Offering Manager for Application Performance Management Solutions, IBM 

Mike Mallo has twenty years of software engineering experience building enterprise applications. He recently led an application team to deliver its first microservice based application built from the ground up as a cloud native application. He is now leading the offering management team delivering application performance solutions for modern applications. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and an MBA from Concordia University Texas. 

Scott McCarty
Senior Container Strategist at Red Hat

Scott McCarty helps to educate IT professionals, customers, and partners on all aspects of Linux containers, from organizational transformation to technical implementation. He also liaises with engineering teams, both at the product and upstream project level, to help drive innovation by using feedback from Red Hat customers and partners as drivers to enhance and tailor container features and capabilities for the real world of enterprise IT.

Rosalind Radcliffe
Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for CLM and DevOps, IBM

Rosalind Radcliffe is a Distinguished Engineer in IBM. She is Chief Architect for DevOps and CLM for Enterprise Systems. She is responsible for driving the DevOps for multi-platform architecture. This includes System z and Power system. In addition she is responsible for the architecture for the Collaborative Management capability for Enterprise solutions. This includes UrbanCode Deploy and Rational Team Concert’s support for standard Mainframe development activities. Rosalind also works with clients on their cultural transformation to DevOps as well as their adoption of different tools in support of the transformation. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a Master Inventor. Prior to Rational, she was in Tivoli responsible for the SOA Management Strategy for IBM. Rosalind has recently published the Mobile to Mainframe Dummies book and has many blogs written on DevOps and Enterprise Moderization.

Aruna Ravichandran
VP Collaborative Marketing, Cisco; Author of DevOps for Digital Leaders & The Kitty Hawk Venture

Aruna started her career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard and has held executive leadership roles in engineering and in marketing. Following her 17 years at Hewlett Packard, she led Marketing and Strategy for Software Defined Networking at Juniper Networks and then Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies. Aruna continues to build her industry expertise and has recently joined Cisco as the VP for Collaboration Marketing. Aruna is a published author and has two books in the area of continuous testing; DevOps for Digital Leaders, and The Kitty Hawk Venture. In 2016, Aruna was named one of Top 100 The Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Business Journal as well as 2016 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award by the National Diversity Council Aruna earned her Masters in Computer Engineering and MBA from Santa Clara University. 

Siamak Sadeghianfar
Technical Marketing Manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

Siamak Sadeghianfar is a Principal Technical Product Marketing Manager for OpenShift at Red Hat and strives to educate IT professionals, customers and partners on all aspects of application development with containers and how new technologies can be used to solve business problems quicker and with less friction. A developer at heart, he is passionate about application development lifecycle, processes and architecture and has 15+ years of experience in the IT industry. 

Alan Shimel
Editor-in-Chief and Founder, DevOps.com and Security Boulevard

An often-cited personality in the security and technology community and a sought-after speaker at industry and government events, Alan has helped build several successful technology companies by combining a strong business background with a deep knowledge of technology. 

Gaurav Verma
Vice President of Customer Success, HackerRank

Gaurav is a business executive with proven leadership experience in building and mentoring world-class modern DevOps, customer success and product organizations by developing a culture of leveraging new technologies and fast-paced iteration.  In previous roles, Gaurav was the head of Global DevOps and Customer Success team for LEAP at EMC, Vice President of Customer Success at OpenGov, Inc. Today, Gaurav leads the Customer Success team at HackerRank (www.HackerRank.com).

Scott Willson
Product Marketing Director for Continuous Delivery, CA Technologies

Scott Willson is Product Marketing Director of Continuous Delivery at CA Technologies.  He has over 20 years of technology experience that spans software development across Financial Services, Manufacturing, Government and tech industries.  Professionally, Scott has developed software, managed Professional Services, sold and implemented software and is currently applying that background to product marketing.  Scott is passionate about technology and helping business achieve value through technology and was leading DevOps at organizations before it was coined DevOps. 

Dan Walsh
Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

Daniel Walsh has worked in the computer security field for over 30 years. Dan is a Consulting Engineer at Red Hat. He joined Red Hat in August 2001. Dan leads the Red Hat Container Engineering team since August 2013, but has been working on container technology for several years. Dan has made many contributions to the docker project. Dan has also developed a lot of the software on Project Atomic. He has led the SELinux project, concentrating on the application space and policy development. Dan helped developed sVirt, Secure Virtualization as well as the SELinux Sandbox back in RHEL6 an early desktop container tool. Previously, Dan worked Netect/Bindview’s on Vulnerability Assessment Products and at Digital Equipment Corporation working on the Athena Project, AltaVista Firewall/Tunnel (VPN) Products. Dan has a BA in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and a MS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Anders Wallgren
CTO, Electric Cloud

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products. 

Allan Wagner
Technical Evangelist, IBM

Al Wagner is an IBM technical evangelist with more than twenty years of practical field experience in development roles driving thought leadership, strategic initiatives, and tangible solutions around DevOps and continuous delivery. Focusing mainly on deployment automation and continuous testing, Al has practical knowledge of the IBM DevOps solution having assisted, mentored, and enabled both internal IBM and external customer teams to solve their IT challenges. He has spoken at numerous conferences around the world on software development – principles & techniques – and authored/co-authored numerous papers and books including Application Release and Deployment For Dummies, Continuous Testing For Dummies, and Service Virtualization For Dummies. 

Sujay Solomon
Product Manager, CA Technologies

Sujay Solomon is a Product Manager at CA Technologies, who is responsible for providing vision and enabling a new developer experience with the mainframe. A passionate and insightful product manager with an attitude of nothing is impossible. By providing thought leadership and technical capabilities for next-generation developers and mainframers, Sujay brings innovative solutions to the forefront. 

Chris Wysopal
Chief Technology Officer at CA Veracode

Chris Wysopal is Chief Technology Officer at CA Veracode. He oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to co-founding CA Veracode in 2006 CA Veracode, Chris was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec. In the 1990’s, Chris was one of the original vulnerability researchers at The L0pht, a hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software. He has testified to the US Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software. Chris received a BS in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of The Art of Software Security Testing. Chris is often called upon to download the latest Minecraft mods for his 6-year-old son. An avid photographer and nature-lover, Chris spends his free time hiking the many conservation trails near his home outside Boston. 

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This virtual summit offers the same experience as a full day off-site-from the comfort of your favorite chair.

*** If you are unable to attend, register now to get on-demand access to all sessions and keynotes. ***


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Why The DevOps Experience

MediaOps, the company behind technical communities such as DevOps.com. Container Journal, Security Boulevard, DevOps TV and more, along with our founding sponsor, CA Technologies, are very proud to produce “The DevOps Experience.”

The DevOps Experience is the industry’s first truly immersive, virtual reality DevOps Conference. More than a series of strung together Google Hangouts, the DevOps Experience is a true virtual conference, replete with actual theaters to view the keynotes and presentations, a conference lobby to chat and socialize, a real virtual trade show floor with virtual exhibitor stands equipped with video, downloads and even schwag for you to take.

Our sessions feature leading names in the industry and are really aimed at practitioners, managers and those who are really involved or want to be in DevOps and digital transformation.

In an age where it seems that there is another conference to go to every week, the beauty of the DevOps Experience is that you can attend from the comfort of your work desk, laptop or even your phone. No hotels, no airplanes, no travel – no traffic or parking garages. Log in – listen, learn, network, enjoy.