Software Delivery Leadership Forum

Software Delivery Leadership Forum

A safe space to talk about Software Delivery.

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What is #SDLF

The Software Delivery Leadership Forum (SDLF) 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.

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Keynote Speakers

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Panelist Speakers

Anders Wallgren | VP of Technology Strategy, CloudBees

Anders Wallgren is Field CTO at CloudBees. Anders brings with him over 30 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining CloudBees, Anders held executive positions at Electric Cloud, Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse.

Charlie Betz

Charles Betz is Forrester's lead DevOps analyst serving infrastructure and operations professionals globally. In this role, he covers continuous deployment and release automation, incident management, and emerging topics such as containers and chaos engineering.

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.

Daniel Ritchie

Daniel Ritchie is a distinguished engineer responsible for implementing CI/CD, fostering the transition to a DevOps-driven culture and other efforts related to systems integration, workflow design, configuration automation and performance optimizations for on-premise and cloud efforts. Daniel is based out of Denver, Colorado.

Ellen Thorne

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.

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.

Francois Dechery

A co-founder of CloudBees, François has previously held executive positions in companies such as KPMG, Sun and Mapics (now Infor). In 2005, he joined JBoss to launch its services and support businesses in Europe. After Red Hat acquired JBoss, he managed worldwide support for JBoss and launched Red Hat’s global partner support program for the Linux and JBoss businesses.

Helen Beal

Helen Beal is a DevOps coach, consultant and learning facilitator and Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute. She’s also an ambassador at the CD Foundation and a DevOps Editor at InfoQ. She writes extensively on DevOps topics on a number of platforms and acts as a strategic advisor to several companies in the DevOps marketplace.

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.

Jayne Groll

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.

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.

Jon Collins

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.

Jorge Juan Arandilla

Jorge Juan Arandilla is the global head of DevOps and software testing at BBVA. He leads digital transformation, the DevOps process and development teams at BBVA. He is a software engineer and business enthusiast with 13 years of experience working for global corporations.

Mitch Ashley | CEO & Founder, Accelerated Strategies Group

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.

Robert Reeves

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Keynote Speakers & Panelists

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Panelist Speakers

Jon Collins

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.