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Tuesday, September 18


Cultural Transformation via Delivery Automation
Cultural transformation in organizations is hard. Really hard. Whether you work in a large, small or somewhere in between organization, teams continuously struggle with changing cultural mindset to one of automation, inclusion and efficient workflow and design. Choosing the right tools can streamline this process, but how can we get people on board? Join Tracy and Christian as we discuss the pitfalls and benefits that organizations face as they begin, or continue, their digital and cultural transformation.

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Tracy Ragan

OpenMake Software
Tracy Ragan has extensive experience in agile DevOps implementations for large organizations. She has devoted her career to helping organizations define a lifecycle process that is not only lean but also repeatable—from automated builds through continuous deployment. An author and... Read More →
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Christian Weber

 Christian Weber is a solutions engineer at GitHub. Focusing on developer advocacy, tool automation and community building within software teams, Christian has spent his career helping organizations and evolve with modern software development practices.

Tuesday September 18, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Foothill E


Implementing Jenkins as a Service at American Express
Hear DurgaPrasad Dabberu, Director of Engineering, Cloud Platform Engineering-Continuous Delivery Platform, describe how this financial services leader is implementing Jenkins as a service at American Express.

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DurgaPrasad Dabberu

Director of Engineering, Cloud platform Engineering-Continuous Delivery Platform, American Express
Leads ecP CI/CD Engineering, Architecture and Testing. Responsible for Enterprise CI/CD pipelines, CD API gateway, CD APIs, Deployment Automation, Hybrid cloud strategy for CI/CD, CI/CD Containers, Integrations with other ecosystems (infosec, itsm, network, paas, etc…), Sonarqube... Read More →

Tuesday September 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Foothill E


The Three Extra Ingredients Needed to Attain TRUE CD - How Enterprises are Driving Measurable Gains
 As you move toward TRUE CD, your ability to effect measurable change downstream to the business exponentially increases. This session will give you insight into how some of the most advanced CD companies are using extra ingredients to attain TRUE CD. It is no longer just tools, people and process.  It’s about architecting for the business, accepting an x-modal service model and developing a deliberate acceleration program.  Don’t just work on CD, make CD work for you. Make sure you are driving measurable results through deliberate action. 

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Buffi Gresh

Buffi is a DevOps technologist, author and IT professional focused on helping enterprises drive CD adoption and quantify savings through business value modeling. She has 20+ years of experience in many legs of IT including architecting, development and business value realization... Read More →
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Martha Samper

Martha is a Richmond, Virginia-based customer value manager with CloudBees. In her role, she helps customers connect technical milestones to tangible business value. With over 15 years of experience in customer success, Martha is passionate about providing exceptional customer service... Read More →

Tuesday September 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Foothill E


Apply Lean Principles to Accelerate Agile + DevOps
Software industry leaders are grappling with three major trends that are driving the need for greater automation and integration among software automation tools:
-The need to accelerate the digital transformation pace for application development and delivery
-The need for an integrated DevOps toolchain to create a continuous delivery process
-The growth of complex distributed and multi-technology software architectures that incorporate microservices, IoT, containers and cloud

In this talk, Chris Condo, senior analyst at Forrester, will present market trends and data that back up these observations. He will review the impact emerging technologies - such as microservices, containers, serverless functions and cloud - are having on software development. He will speak to how AD&D leaders are looking to expand their use of Agile + DevOps, while at the same time finding ways to get greater ROI out of those methodologies. In addition, Chris will review research into an emerging tool category Forrester calls Value Stream Management (VSM) tools. VSM tools show great potential with their ability to create high fidelity tool integrations and their ability to model software development as a value stream.

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Chris Condo

Senior Analyst, Application Development & Delivery, Forrester
 Chris has been a senior analyst with Forrester since 2016. Prior to Forrester Chris was the manager for enterprise web applications at Altran North America, overseeing and leading projects such as IoT enablement for medical devices, warehouse automation software, and online health... Read More →

Tuesday September 18, 2018 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Foothill E
Wednesday, September 19


Lifting the fog: DevOps Performance Management with CloudBees DevOptics
DevOps is proven critical in supporting the goal of delivering software with ever-improving quality and pace. But organizations today have no way of knowing that they are applying CD and other DevOps best practices as best they can to deliver the outcomes they want. A thick fog masks visibility and awareness of process and automation efficiency. How can you understand which initiatives have impact and why? How can you know where to focus to increase the value being delivered, and improve the efficiency of delivery across the organization?

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Alex Tacho


Wednesday September 19, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Foothill E


Leading Through Change
This session explores the aspects of leadership that drive successful outcomes, and how they combine with measurement initiatives to influence incentives and behavior in organizations. This session begins with strategies to support and grow these leadership capabilities, and includes a treatment on metrics and measurement in transformation initiatives. This is covered because tracking and improving performance is so important, and we have all seen how metrics change incentives and shape behavior -- important considerations for leaders in all organizations.

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Nicole Forsgren

Dr. Nicole Forsgren is Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). She is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been a professor, sysadmin, and performance... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Foothill E


CloudBees Core with VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE)
In this session, we will show examples on how to utilize CloudBees Core with VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) for Continuous Integration/ Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) scenarios. Including CloudBees Jenkins running on VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE).

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Jeff Fry

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Sean O'Dell

Sr Staff Cloud Solutions Architect, VMware
Sean is a troublemaker living on the bleeding edge of technology and innovation. As a member of the VMware Cloud Services - Solution and Technology team, Sean is responsible for Evangelism, Developer Relations and assists in many GTM functions. Sean joined VCS in February of 2017... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Foothill E


Banking on DevOps - Real World Lessons in CI/CD from Capital One
 Successful DevOps transformations take time and a masterful combination of people, processes, and technology. Hear from experts at Capital One on the triumphs and challenges along their DevOps journey, the milestones they have achieved and what's next along the road. 

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Tony Burns

Cloud Architect, Capital One
I have over 8 years of experience developing software and making a culture of DevOps successful for the teams I’ve worked with. I’m passionate about a wide range of software engineering topics, particularly distributed systems in the cloud and tooling for continuous delivery and... Read More →
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James La Spada

Master Software Engineer, Capital One
James La Spada has been a technology professional for over 10 years. He received his BS in information sciences and technology from Penn State University and started his career in application development before graduation. Since then he has been very passionate about learning new... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Foothill E


T is the Shape of Transformation Talent
To adapt to the digital transformation, IT professionals need to transform their own skills in order to become more multi-dimensional with both depth and breadth of a wide variety of knowledge and competencies. Historically, while IT has been built on a foundation of specialty (or “I” shaped) silos, the DevOps principle of shifting left is opening up opportunities for developers, operations, security and others to increase their hireable skills portfolio, advance their careers and become “T”-shaped. This session will explore emerging practices, technologies and related talents that organizations and individuals will need to either groom or acquire.

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Jayne Groll

DevOps Institute
Jayne Groll is co-founder and CEO of the DevOps Institute (DOI). Jayne's IT credentials include ITIL Expert™, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Agile Service Manager, DevOps Foundation and Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE)™. Her IT management career spans many years of senior... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Foothill E