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Embrace Don't Replace: Enterprise DevOps Realities

June 10th

Shawn Ahmed

Enterprises are under more pressure than ever to innovate and do it fast. To meet this challenge they are adopting new software practices and technologies. But, unlike small startups, these enterprises must continue to deliver mission-critical, revenue-generating applications across legacy, traditional and modern applications while ensuring security and controlling risk.

DevOps in the enterprise can include everything from mainframe to cloud native, monolith to microservices, and this reality means you can’t simply rip and replace. You must embrace choice across teams, tools and technology to unlock innovation, safely.

In this session you will learn how to allow freedom of choice for developers and DevOps engineers while ensuring security and compliance.

The Software Delivery Leadership Forum is a series of online, open and interactive events focused on topics related to Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Every episode starts with a thirty-minute presentation by an industry expert, followed by a live audience Q&A and expanded panel discussion to encourage shared growth and learning.

Speakers and Panelists

Shawn Ahmed

Shawn Ahmed is senior vice-president and general manager of CloudBees’ Software Delivery Automation business. Shawn manages product marketing, product business, field enablement and business consulting. He is responsible for the performance and revenue attainment goals of CloudBees’ Software Delivery Automation products (continuous integration, continuous delivery, feature flagging and build/test acceleration). Shawn has held previous leadership positions in companies such as Pivotus, Splunk and SAP. He is a graduate of UCLA.

Mitch Ashley

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.

James Loope

Over the last decade, James Loope has helped implement operational transformation and cloud migration at Janrain, Nike, and ComScore. Now, at AWS Marketplace, James assists top software vendors to design and deliver software products on AWS. He owns and operates a small family farm in Oregon.

Tracy Miranda

Tracy Miranda is director of open source community at CloudBees, where she works closely with the Jenkins & Jenkins X communities. A developer and open source veteran, Tracy is on the board of directors for the Eclipse Foundation. Tracy has a background in electronics system design and holds patents for her work on processor architectures. She writes for JAXenter.com and Opensource.com on tech, open source, and diversity.

Sam Knutson

Sam Knutson is Vice President of Product Management at Compuware. His past positions include Vice President of Product Management for Mainframe Performance Solutions at CA Technologies, System z Team Leader for GEICO and Senior Developer at Landmark Systems.

Steven Weinstein

Steven Weinstein is the Senior Vice President of Technology Service Delivery & Program Management for the Technology Services Division of Broadridge Financial Solutions. He is responsible for driving new technology solutions into Production, supporting the existing operating environment and leading the DevOps transformation across the firm. In addition, he recently has taken on the role of the leading the functional and non-functional testing efforts for a large scale wealth management implementation