DevOps Experience 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
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