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.
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.
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.
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.
President, Gruver Consulting
Principal Security Program Manager, Veracode
Team Lead, Wayfair
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.
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
Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, RHCA, RHCE, RHCVA, RHCSA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.