We’ll discuss The Humans of DevOps. Our featured speaker will kick us off with a thirty minute presentation to review their recently published Upskilling research report with an emphasis on data collected in the European market. We’ll discuss the implications this data has on hiring, managing, and growing high performing teams.
Eveline Oehrlich is an independent Research Director at the DevOps Institute and at Research In Action. Until 2018, she was VP and Research Director at Forrester Research, where she led and conducted research around a variety of topics including DevOps, Digital Operational Excellence, Cognitive Intelligence, AIOps, Application Performance Management and IT and Enterprise Service Management for 12 years. Before Forrester she held various leadership positions at HP Software and at HP internal IT organization.
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.
Ellen Thorne is a global human resources leader with a passion for connecting corporate strategies to the employee experience. She has been leading the HR function at CloudBees for two years. Her background includes strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, culture and talent development in leadership roles and strategic consultation. Prior to CloudBees, she worked in a strategic HR role at Red Hat and also has extensive experience working in small and mid-size fast growth companies. Ellen is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and two daughters, and is actively learning how to juggle work-life balance with two kids at home doing virtual learning.
Robert Reeves is the Chief Technical Officer at Datical. He has over 17 years of experience in the software industry and has been instrumental in creating a variety of marketing leading DevOps solutions over the past 15 years. Prior to co-founding Datical, Robert was a director at the Austin Technology Incubator where he provided real world entrepreneurial expertise to member companies. In 2005 Robert co-founded Phurnace Software where he invented and created their flagship product, Phurnace Deliver. Today Robert advocates for Datical’s customers and spreads the word about how Datical is leading the way for modernization and improvement of the database release process to remove this as a barrier to delivering new application innovation.
Jeff Weber is the executive director of staffing firm Robert Half Technology, where he manages operations for more than 100 Robert Half Technology locations worldwide. With over three decades of IT experience, Weber’s expertise includes information security, software design and development, data management, enterprise architecture, IT process improvement, and IT strategy and governance.
Mitchell Ashley is a renowned strategist and technology executive, who has led successful IT, SaaS, and cybersecurity transformations. Mitch serves as CEO & Managing Analyst of Accelerated Strategies Group where he is supported by a team of preeminent experts in digital transformation, DevOps, cloud-native, and cybersecurity. In this role, Mitch works with companies to align digital transformation and technology strategies to achieve disruptive goals and high impact results. Mitch is in high demand as a speaker at conferences the world over, and his popular DevOps Chats podcast engaging with digital leaders is one of the most widely followed in the field.
Cheryl is the Director of Platform and Live operations at Polystream. She has over 20 years of experience working in technology. Her career has seen her work for many large organisations including the BBC, Apple,News UK and Microsoft and HSBC. Cheryl has become an advocate for Devops and new ways of working, she has given many talks around the world on this topic. Today Cheryl works for Polystream continuing her journey into the world of 3D interactive content and delivering this journey with her experience in Devops and agile working.