Chris Condo
Jay Lyman
451 Research
Jen Thomson
Jon Collins
Mitch Ashley
KellyAnn Fitzpatrick

What were the driving forces of DevOps in 2020? And, what do you foresee shaping the industry for the year(s) to come?

In this episode of the SDLF, we will:

  • Look back at the tech and trends that defined 2020

  • Discuss what’s next for DevOps in 2021

  • Share our DevOps “new year’s resolutions”

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Chris Condo | Forrester

Chris serves application development and delivery professionals. He is part of Forrester's coverage of agile-plus-DevOps and the technologies that support it, such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, and open source software and tools. Of particular interest is Chris’ coverage of emerging tool categories, such as value stream management (VSM) solutions that help map, measure, govern, and visualize workflow through the software delivery process and feature management tools that enable software experimentation and selective delivery strategies. Chris is co-maintainer of Forrester’s modern application delivery playbook and stands behind its vision for a more holistic, systems-oriented approach to application design and development.

Jay Lyman | 451 Research

Jay Lyman is a Senior Research Analyst with the Cloud Native and Applied Infrastructure & DevOps Channels at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. He covers infrastructure software, primarily private cloud platforms, cloud management and enterprise use cases that center on orchestration, the confluence of software development and IT operations known as DevOps, Docker and containers. 

Jen Thomson | IDC

Jen Thomson is an IDC senior research director with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Jen leads the Accelerated App Delivery Practice for IDC in Europe and provides insights on the investment strategies and decisions of European enterprises as they transition to modern application architectures. Her research explores the new rules for apps dev and deploy in a digital economy; and how this impacts enterprise IT organizational structures, culture, processes, tools and skill sets.

Jon Collins | GigaOm

Jon Collins has advised the world’s largest technology companies in product and go to market strategy, acted as an agile software consultant to a variety of Enterprise organizations, advised government departments on IT security and network management, led the development of a mobile healthcare app and successfully managed a rapidly expanding Enterprise IT environment. Jon is frequently called upon to offer direct and practical advice to support IT and digital transformation strategy has served on the editorial board for the BearingPoint Institute thought leadership program and is currently a columnist for IDG Connect.

Mitch Ashley | CEO and Managing Analyst, ASG

KellyAnn Fitzpatrick | RedMonk

KellyAnn Fitzpatrick is an Industry Analyst at RedMonk and an Affiliated Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology; she is formerly an instructor/course coordinator for Georgia Tech’s Computer Science Tech Comm sequence and a Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow. Having previously worked in tech as a tech writer, test & release manager, and QA analyst, she has experience with CI/CD, containers, PaaS, testing frameworks, documentation, and training. Side projects include speaking and writing about medievalism (the ways that post-medieval societies reimagine or appropriate the Middle Ages), and running to/from donut shops.