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Upskilling: Adapting Humans at the Speed of DevOps

Thursday May 4, 2020 | 14:00 CEST

Eveline Oehrlich

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.

Speakers and Panelists

Keynote Speaker

Eveline Oehrlich

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 | 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.

Ellen Thorne | Vice President, Global Human Resources

Ellen Thorne is a global human resources leader with a passion for connecting corporate strategies to the employee experience. She was born and raised in Italy, moved 11 times and relocated permanently to the US in the mid 80’s. She got to experience the tech world as a child of an IBM engineer and eventually her career would pivot into the technology sector.  Ellen’s experience spans from start-ups to mid-size companies and her passion is in solving for organizational and talent opportunities. She has been leading and growing the HR function at CloudBees. Her background includes strategic planning, organizational effectiveness and talent development in leadership roles and strategic consultation. She is based in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, two teenage daughters and furry baby.  When not working, Ellen and her family enjoy salt life on the North Carolina coast.

Robert Reeves

Chief Technical Officer, Datical

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Jeff Weber

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.

Mitch Ashley | CEO and Managing Analyst, ASG

Cheryl Razzell

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.