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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

Keynote Speaker

Shawn Ahmed | Chief Product Officer, CloudBees

Shawn Ahmed is Chief Marketing Officer Interim Chief Product Officer. He is responsible for the CloudBees marketing and product engineering organizations.

In his role as CMO, Shawn is responsible for the CloudBees brand and the company's go-to-market strategy in helping enterprises and government agencies accelerate innovation and streamline the complexities of software delivery. Shawn is focused on strengthening the CloudBees brand and establishing a powerful demand generation engine to fuel sales and customer satisfaction at every stage of the customer journey. Shawn was promoted to CMO following two years as senior vice president and general manager of product and solutions marketing. He played an integral role in repositioning the company’s individual products to a software delivery platform uniquely suited to the needs of global enterprises. 

He’s no stranger to using business analytics to find and drive success, having held similar roles at Splunk and two separate five-year stints at SAP. Shawn has been the CEO of two companies, including Pivotus which he brought to a successful acquisition before joining CloudBees.

He graduated from UCLA in the Executive Management program and lives in southern California with his wife and three children.

Mitch Ashley | CEO and Managing Analyst, ASG

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 and 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