Continuous delivery (CD), a software delivery methodology that allows you to deliver software faster and with lower risk, is gaining a foothold in enterprises like Fidelity Investments and Bosch, as well as in startups like Choose Digital and Viridity Energy. CD enables companies to accelerate innovation, move faster than the competition and enables IT to respond quickly to the application needs of the business.
Continuous delivery is a transformational journey that begins in development and QA, and stretches all the way to IT operations and into production, where business value is delivered to end users. The CD process enables a fast flow of new features from development into production, while preserving software quality, reliability and maintainability. It impacts the software delivery process and technology, of course - but also has great impact on the organizational culture. Let there be no doubt, continuous delivery is larger than anyone thought and is proving to be one of the most innovative and transformational trends in technology.
Starting June 19th in New York City, CloudBees, along with our expert partners, will be kicking off a series of CD Summits around the world to help educate IT executives and technologists on the business significance and technology impact of continuous delivery. The Summits are unique in that they are designed to address both the higher level ‘business value’ questions of executives and the technical ‘how to’ needs of technologists.
We start off the morning of each summit with a keynote presentation discussing the business value that can be realized from following continuous delivery practices. The keynote speakers are experts like Kurt Bittner from Forrester Research and Dr. Jan Hagen from the European School of Management and Technology. Following the keynote, we will have presentations covering the people, process and technology impacts of continuous delivery from firms leading the CD charge like Eliassen Group, CloudBees and codecentric. We’ll show you real world examples of CD in action from enterprises that are actually transforming their software delivery practices like Fidelity Investments and Bosch.
After lunch, we kick off the afternoon session with a technology keynote from Jenkins founder Koshuke Kowaguchi, who will discuss the role of Jenkins CI in continuous delivery practices. Afterward, our partners - including XebiaLabs, SOASTA, MidVision and Puppet Labs - will all discuss how to automate the software delivery pipeline.
P.S. As an added CD Summit feature, every attendee will receive a complimentary copy of The Phoenix Project.
Written by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford, The Phoenix Project is a must read for anyone in IT development or operations that wants to learn how CD can impact the value CD delivers to the business in a profound way. Armed with all of the information you will gain from the CD Summit, you can write your own (successful) final chapter!
See you there!