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Gene Kim
Author, Researcher, and Founder of IT Revoluti

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 Project, Accelerate, The 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.

John Willis
CEO & Founder, Botchagalupe Technologies

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 35 years. Currently he is the CEO & Founder of Botchagalupe Technologies. He formerly held positions as the Vice President of DevOps and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies and Director of Ecosystem Development at Docker. Prior to Docker, Willis was the VP of Solutions for Socketplane (sold to Docker) and Enstratius (sold to Dell). Prior to to Socketplane and Enstratius, Willis was the VP of Training and Services at Opscode, where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award-winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise. Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems.

ohn Willis is Vice President of DevOps and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJ Technologies he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is co-author of the “DevOps Handbook” and the upcoming Beyond the Phoenix Project. The best way to reach John is through his twitter handle @botchagalupe.

Dr. Nicole Forsgren
Research and Strategy, Google Cloud

Nicole Forsgren is the DORA Lead at Google. She is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been a professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole has been awarded public and private research grants (founders include NASA and the NSF), and her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and she is an Academic Partner at Clemson University and Florida International University.

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.

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.

Gary Gruver
President, Gruver Consulting

Gary is an experienced executive with a proven track record of transforming software development processes and working with executives in large organizations and is the co-author of A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development. 
As VP of QE, Release, and Operations at Macys.com, he led their transition to continuous delivery.

Chris Miller
Principal Security Program Manager, Veracode

24 years working in technology, with the last 15 years in information security, Chris have had the privilege of running the application security program at three organizations, including Global/Fortune 500 companies. He started working with DevOps methodology several years ago in one of these programs. His current position is Principle Security Program Manager at Veracode, where he helps key accounts to quickly and effectively stand-up or revitalize their application security program. Chris currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

JP Morgenthal
CTO, DXC

JP Morgenthal is CTO, Application Services and Distinguished Technologist for DXC. He is an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of digital transformation, modernization, integration, and cloud computing. JP has served in executive roles within major software companies and technology startups. Areas of expertise include  software strategy & architecture, application development, infrastructure and operations, DevOps, microservices and IoT. He routinely advises C-level executives on the best ways to use technology to derive business value. JP is a published author with four trade publications with his most recent being “Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks”. JP holds both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Hofstra University.

Tracy Ragan
CEO, DeployHub

Tracy is CEO and Co-Founder of DeployHub. She is expert in configuration management practices, continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment. She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (Linux Foundation) where she is the General Member Representative. She also served on the Eclipse Foundation board as a ‘founding member’ for 5 years. Tracy began her odyssey in the area of configuration management as  a consultant to Wall Street firms building out ways to improve the software build & deploy process through automation (now called DevOps). In 1995, she co-founded OpenMake Software, a private software company that specializes in the automation of cross platform, and accelerated software builds (compile/link standards). In 2017, Tracy and her team recognized the shift in pipeline management  that the new container based architecture would require. This led to the formation of DeployHub, a new product and company focused on bringing microservice configuration mapping, sharing and deployment to high performing development teams. Ortelius was launched as an open source solution for microservice mapping in early 2019 based on a core of the DeployHub code base.

Jim Hagan
Team Lead, Wayfair

Jim leads Wayfair’s metrics team which builds and maintains real-time metrics infrastructure used by hundreds of services deployed on thousands of machines (in the cloud and on premise). Over the past few years, Jim has managed the gradual replacement of the Graphite stack with InfluxDB. He is also a co-organizer of the Boston Time Series Meetup. Prior to coming to Wayfair, he worked for many years in the field of Geospatial technology, most notably as a Principle Architect for TomTom, where he worked on various algorithms and systems used in modern digital map production and location based services. Jim was born, raised, and currently resides in the greater Boston area.

Shiri Ivtsan
Senior Product Manager, WhiteSource

Shiri is an experienced cloud solutions architect and productmanager and holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management. Prior to joining WhiteSource as a product manager, Shiri worked for various companies where she held roles in R&D, such as solutions architect, R&D team leader and product manager.

Stephen Chin
Senior Director, Developer Relations at JFrog

Stephen Chin is Senior Director of Developer Relations at JFrog, author of Raspberry Pi with Java, The Definitive Guide to Modern Client Development, and Pro JavaFX Platform. He has keynoted numerous Java conferences around the world including Oracle Code One (formerly JavaOne), where he is an 8-time Rock Star Award recipient. Stephen is an avid motorcyclist who has done evangelism tours in Europe, Japan, and Brazil, interviewing hackers in their natural habitat. When he is not traveling, he enjoys teaching kids how to do embedded and robot programming together with his teenage daughter.

Baruch Sadogursky
Head of Developer Advocacy, JFrog

Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Head of Developer Relations and a Developer Advocate at JFrog. His passion is speaking about technology. Well, speaking in general, but doing it about technology makes him look smart, and 17 years of hi-tech experience sure helps. When he’s not on stage (or on a plane to get there), he learns about technology, people and how they work, or more precisely, don’t work together.

He is a CNCF ambassador, Developer Champion, and a professional conference speaker on DevOps, DevSecOps and Development topics, and is a regular at the industry’s most prestigious events including DockerCon, Devoxx, DevOps Days, OSCON, Qcon, JavaOne and many others. You can see some of his talks at jfrog.com/shownotes

Rosalind Radcliffe
Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for DevOps for Enterprise Systems, IBM

Rosalind is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and the Academy Leadership team. In over 30 years in IBM, she has worked in many areas in development, test, services, sales and distribution. She has held responsibilities for: IBM’s SOA Management strategy, Architecture for ITCAM for SOA, User Interface design, including standardization across the industry, Services for systems management, and ISPF Development.

Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, RHCA, RHCE, RHCVA, RHCSA
Chief Architect, Cloud & Infrastructure, Red Hat

Julio Villarreal Pelegrino is a technologist and enterprise architect with over 15 years of experience in the software and IT Industry. Currently, Julio serves as chief architect for cloud and infrastructure at Red Hat Services, where he provides open source technology solutions to customers. In this role, Julio helps customers to define their digital strategy, architect and implement private clouds and automation solutions, and translate business needs into use cases and solutions. His extensive experience in large enterprise computing environments, diverse industries, and multiple technologies that include: OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ansible, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenShift, SAN/NAS, Networking and numerous programming languages makes Julio the perfect partner and advisor. Prior to joining Red Hat, Julio worked for multiple industry leaders, including Oracle and Dell where he held different roles within the IT and Services organizations.

Fei Huang
CEO and Co-Founder, NeuVector

Fei Huang has over 20 years of experience in enterprise security, virtualization, cloud and embedded software. He was part of the founding team of Cloudvolumes (acquired by VMware) and cofounder of Provilla, a DLP security company (acquired by TrendMicro). Fei holds several patents in security, virtualization and software architecture.

Stefan Zier
Chief Architect, Sumo Logic

Stefan was Sumo’s first engineer and current Chief Architect. He enjoys working on cloud plumbing and is plotting to automate his job fully, so he can spend all his time skiing in Tahoe.

Peter Luff
Sr. Director, Partner Marketing, ScienceLogic

Peter is the Sr. Director, Partner Marketing at ScienceLogic.  He has extensive experience working with Managed Service Providers of all sizes to create new services – developing and deploying managed services based on a variety of networking and IT management technologies.  He has over twenty years’ experience in network and systems management with companies such as Hewlett-Packard, JDSU, Visual Networks and Infoblox. He has a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, UK and MSc. from University College, London.

John Willsey
Principal Solutions Architect, ScienceLogic

Mr. Willsey is currently a Principal Solutions Architect at ScienceLogic. He has worn multiple hats at ScienceLogic, including product management, business development, growing the international customer base, and expanding into APAC.
With over 20 years of experience in the network management industry, John has held positions at both NetQoS, and InfoVista, in business development, and engineering consulting.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona as well as certifications in networking and virtualization technologies.

Erez Rusovsky
Director of Product Management, CloudBees

Erez is the co-founder of Rollout, an enterprise feature flag management solution recently acquired by CloudBees. He holds a B.Sc. in Information Technology and as a developer himself, is very passionate about the mission to help developers excel in releasing quickly and effectively.

Erik Costlow
Developer Relations, Contrast Security

Erik is a software security expert with extensive Java experience. He manages developer relations for Contrast Security and public Community Edition. Contrast weaves sensors into applications, giving them the ability to detect security threats based on how the application uses its data. Erik was the principal product manager in Oracle focused on security of Java 8, joining at the height of hacks and departing after a two-year absence of zero-day vulnerabilities. During that time, he learned the details of Java at both a corporate/commercial and community level. He also assisted Turbonomic’s product management team to achieve $100M annual revenue in data center / cloud performance automation.
Erik lead product management for Fortify static code analyzer, a tool that helps developers find and fix vulnerabilities in custom source code. He has also published several developer courses through Packt Publishing on data analysis, statistics, and cryptography.

Wayne Ariola
CMO, Tricentis

Wayne Ariola is a recognized thought leader on software testing topics such as continuous testing, risk-based testing, service virtualization, and API testing. Wayne has created and marketed products that support the dynamic software development, test, and delivery landscape. He has driven the design of many innovative technologies and received several patents for his inventions. He has been a contributor to the software testing space for fifteen years and in the software industry for more than 20 years.

Jeff Keyes
Director of product marketing, Plutora

Jeff has spent his career writing code, designing software features and UI, running dev and test teams, consulting and evangelizing product messaging.  Outside of 6 years at Microsoft, he has been primarily focused on growing startup companies.

Paulo Barros de Carvalho
Engagement Manager, Outsystems

Paulo is a dedicated professional with large IT consultancy experience and proven expertise as a business analyst and project manager, participating in projects from their initial inception to its successful delivery, using both waterfall and scrum software development methodologies. He has professional experience in top and international firms and consulting projects in European Funds, insurance, banking and retail industries. Paulo received his education in Top Schools: MSc Applied Maths in Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão and Applied Maths PhD frequency at Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

John Jeremiah
IT & Software Marketing Leader, Evangelist and TEDx speaker, GitLab

John is an evangelist at GitLab. He was recently an evangelist with the Micro Focus, and managed the company’s online communities. John’s background includes being a software developer and IT leader with over 20 years of experience, with roles in IT consulting, at Fortune 500 IT organizations, and with the U.S. Navy. His previous positions include application developer, project and program manager, director of testing services, and delivery process and methodology director.

Keith Mokris
Product Marketing Manager, Palo Alto Networks

Keith is a B2B product marketer with a passion for secure software development and cybersecurity. As a content creator, he enjoys building tools for sales teams, driving effective marketing campaigns, and finding ways to differentiate technical software products. Currently,Keith is focused on the container and Kubernetes ecosystem. Outside of work, Keith is a landscape and street photographer. Recently, he’s been a guest contributor on international photography platform 500px where he has written blog posts as well as led week-long Snapchat and Instagram takeovers.

Mitch Ashley
Director, Research Analysis on DevOps, Cybersecurity, Networking, IT, IoT, Cloud

Mitch is an experienced technology executive, having created successful products and businesses in cybersecurity, SaaS, software, and networking. An early adopter of cloud and DevOps, Mitch led the transformation of multiple companies from transforming a hosted application into a national SaaS service to modernizing an outdated IT organization. Today Mitch leverages his experience as an industry influencer, helping companies realize tangible benefits from DevOps, cloud, cybersecurity, and digital transformation.