Speakers

DevOps journeys, failures, successes… get inspired!

March 22-23, 2023 - Online

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Meet the confirmed speakers

This year’s program will give you a chance to interact with the speakers: Q&A sessions, fireside chats, and open discussions...

Stay tuned as we keep on announcing more speakers.

Simon Wardley

Senior Researcher at DXC Technology

Situation Normal, Everything Must Change

In this talk, with the aid of Wardley Mapping, we will look at the history of cloud, the rise of serverless and the future of conversational programming.

Simon works as a researcher for DXC, best known for the creation of Wardley Mapping. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditisation, innovation and cybernetics . He is also fond of ducks. As he says "they're fowl but not through choice".
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Emily Freeman

Technologist and Author

Keynote and fireside chat: What’s DX Anyway?

Developer Experience, shortened to DevEx or DX, has risen as one of the primary concerns for product teams catering to developer audiences. Simply put, DX encompasses all the perceptions and feelings a developer experiences when engaging with a product or tool. But what makes great DX? And is it really that important? (Yes!)

This talk focuses on how to inject great developer experience into your design and strategy, ensuring developers love your products for years to come.

Get ready. After her keynote on DX, Emily will engage in a fireside chat with Marc Dillon. Prepare your questions.

Emily Freeman is a technologist and a storyteller who helps engineering teams improve their velocity. She believes the biggest challenges facing developers aren’t technical, but human. Her mission in life is to transform technology organizations by creating company cultures in which diverse, collaborative teams
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Emily is the author of DevOps for Dummies and Head of Community Engagement for AWS. Her experience spans both cutting-edge startups and some of the largest technology providers in the world.
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Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer at Isovalent

Keynote TBA

Liz Rice is Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium cloud native networking, security and observability project. She is on the Board of OpenUK, and was Chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee in 2019-2022, and Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2018. She is also the author of Container Security, published by O'Reilly.

She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. 

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Marko Klemetti

CTO of Eficode

Today’s DevOps in the automotive and embedded world

As DevOps is maturing, it has naturally expanded into improving Development Experience, reducing cognitive load, integrating Security and lately, building Platform Engineering as a new kid on the block.

In this talk, you'll learn about the journey of modern DevOps from the automotive and embedded development perspective. I'll share learnings from actual cases.

Marko is the CTO of Eficode. He is also a founder and advisor in many tech startups. Marko is a passionate programmer who believes that design systems and continuous deployment are the enablers of a modern development organization.
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Nathen Harvey

Developer Advocate at Google - DORA

The State of DevOps - Capabilities for Building High-performing Technology Teams

Technology drives value and innovation. At Google, we have learned a lot about what it takes to build and scale high-performing technology teams. Our own experience, combined with a multi-year research program by the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team, can be used to help your team transform.

Spoiler alert: The best teams focus on getting better at getting better. You can do this, too!

Nathen Harvey has built a career on helping teams realize their potential while aligning technology to business outcomes. Nathen has had the privilege of working with some of the best teams and open source communities, helping them apply the principles and practices of DevOps and SRE. He is part of the Google Cloud DORA research team and a co-author of the 2021 and 2022 Accelerate State of DevOps Reports. Nathen was an editor for 97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know, published by O’Reilly in 2020.
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Amanda Lewis

Developer Advocate at Google - DORA

The State of DevOps - Capabilities for Building High-performing Technology Teams

Technology drives value and innovation. At Google, we have learned a lot about what it takes to build and scale high-performing technology teams. Our own experience, combined with a multi-year research program by the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team, can be used to help your team transform.

Spoiler alert: The best teams focus on getting better at getting better. You can do this, too!

Amanda Lewis is the DORA community Development Lead and a developer advocate with Google Cloud, focused on DORA, DevOps, and Developer Productivity.   

Amanda has spent her career building connections across leadership, developers, product managers, project management, and operators through working on teams that developed e-commerce platforms, content management systems, observability tools, and supported developers. These connections and conversations lead to happy customers and better outcomes for the business. She brings her years of experience and empathy to the work that she does helping teams understand and implement DevOps and reliability practices.

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Nishant Roy

Engineering Manager at Pinterest

Incident Management

Keeping your systems up and running is the ultimate quest. However, eventually, something will go wrong. Learn about how to run an effective incident management program to minimize your downtime and maintain a strong culture of engineering excellence!

Nishant Roy is the Engineering Manager for the Ads Serving Platform team at Pinterest. His team owns the infrastructure used by 100+ engineers across several teams to develop the models, products, and algorithms that power a multi-billion dollar ad business.
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Lesley Cordero

Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead at The New York Times

Psychologically Safe Reliability Management

Psychological safety is particularly important for teams that manage service reliability. The vulnerability that comes with mitigating failures in production requires principles of trust, transparency, and inclusion that can only come from cultures that minimize harm and enable empowerment.

Cultivating this kind of culture requires leaders to think proactively about how to build processes and systems that enable teams to be healthy, productive, and effective, while being adequately prepared for situations when failure inevitably happens.

We’ll review the cultural consequences of chronic issues and the strategies we can use as leaders to align with our shared goal of building excellent teams. We’ll touch upon themes of privilege, power, and accountability.

Lesley Cordero is currently a Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead at The New York Times. She has spent the majority of her career on edtech teams as an engineer, including Google for Education and other edtech startups.

In her current role, she has focused on building excellent teams and reliability management by setting org-wide vision & strategy for observability, improving on-call processes, introducing chaos engineering, and cultivating culture that builds with the most vulnerable employees in mind first. She shows care for others by holding them accountable to the best versions of themselves – and by buying them the occasional bubble tea.

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Myles Ogilvie

Co-author of Sooner Safer Happier

Reimagining Risk & Control in a Rapidly Changing World

In today’s online world data leaks are the new oil spills. Managing risk is a commercial imperative. Continuous change requires continuous risk management and a re-imagination of how to improve outcomes. A new level of transparency is achieved and unexpected conversations with a broader range of business stakeholders opens up. Baking business agility principles into your governance and controls approach is a ninja move to enabling better outcomes!

Based on hands-on experience of introducing new ways of working within regulated financial institutions Myles Ogilvie will present patterns for improving Governance, Risk and Compliance capabilities in order to support the delivery of Better Value Sooner Safer Happier.

Myles Ogilvie, co-author of Sooner Safer Happier, applies lean and agile principles to risk management in the product development process. He brings deep experience of leading Ways of Working initiatives and a career in the financial services industry. Realigned governance and control approaches are now in operation at scale across 10,000’s of colleagues. Myles is a passionate advocate of patterns that can foster a safer, leaner, and more innovative controls culture.
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Sharon Goldberg

Researcher and CEO of BastionZero

How to MFA in 2023

After breaches at Okta, Uber, and Dropbox, it’s clear that hackers are coming after our Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

This talk covers these 2022 breaches, explains the crypto behind different MFA systems (TOTP, yubikey, Webauthn), and suggests ways to protect your org in the face of inevitable MFA attacks in 2023.

Dr. Sharon Goldberg is the CEO and co-founder of BastionZero, an infrastructure cybersecurity startup, and a tenured computer science professor at Boston University. She has taught courses in cybersecurity for over a decade and has published over 30 peer-reviewed research papers on infrastructure security and cryptography. She is a contributor to BGP, NTP, DNS, Bitcoin, Ethereum standards, has authored cryptography standards at the IETF, and was one of the researchers behind the 2015 attacks on NTP. Lately, she spends most of her time thinking about shell access, Kubernetes and CI/CD pipelines.
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Romano Roth

Chief of DevOps and Partner at Zühlke Group

How to architect for continuous delivery?

In today’s world, everybody wants to do DevOps. But why? What problems are we trying to solve? Together we will take a step back and look at how you can architect for continuous delivery.

In the 20 years where he worked as a software developer, software architect, and consultant for Zühlke, he was able to build up a comprehensive knowledge of software development, architecture, and processes. He has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting in the sectors of financial, insurance, cyber security, electricity, medical, and aviation. His passion is helping companies bring people, processes, and technology together so that they can deliver continuously value to their customers.

In his free time, Romano is organizing the DevOps Meetups Zürich where the DevOps community of Zürich meets together on a monthly basis. He also organizes the DevOps Days Zürich which is a yearly two-day conference.

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Travis Gosselin

Principal Software Engineer at SPS Commerce

Unleashing Deploy Velocity with Feature Flags

A lot of development teams have built out fully automated CI/CD pipelines to deliver code to production fast! Then you quickly discover that the new bottleneck in delivering features is their existence in long-lived feature branches and no true CI is actually happening. Feature flags provide you with the mechanism to reclaim control of your features and deployments.

In this talk, we'll get started with some of the feature flagging basics before quickly moving into some practical feature flagging examples that demonstrate its usage beyond the basic scenarios as we talk about UI, API, operations, migrations, and experimentation.

Travis is an accomplished software developer, architect, and periodic speaker. A tech enthusiast and blogger, Travis finds his niche in architecting and working with teams to compose highly automated service-oriented systems both in the cloud and on-premise. Travis currently works as a Principal Software Engineer for SPS Commerce, the world’s largest retail network. He has a strong focus on continually learning new architectures and development patterns across different stacks and technologies, but has a special place in his heart for DevOps and making the software development lifecycle (SDLC) more efficient.
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Cecelia Martinez

Developer Advocate for Appflow at Ionic

Customizing your CI/CD for Mobile

Traditional CI/CD doesn’t begin to cover the specific complexities of mobile deployments. Learn what makes building, shipping, and maintaining mobile apps different from the web and how to customize your existing CI/CD infrastructure to accommodate releases on all platforms.

Cecelia Martinez is a Developer Advocate for Appflow at Ionic. She is dedicated to creating better, more inclusive developer experiences for all. Previous companies include Cypress and Replay, with areas of expertise including web development, testing, developer tools, and open source.

She is a Lead Volunteer with Women Who Code FrontEnd, Chapter Head of Out in Tech Atlanta, and a GitHub Star.

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Paweł Piwosz

Lead Systems Engineer at EPAM Systems

Plan CI/CD on the Enterprise level

CI/CD seems to be simple. But let’s take a step back, and look at it from a helicopter view. Let’s think about the design CI/CD processes for the project, team, and even the whole company. Let’s go through the “architecture of CI/CD.” What areas should we cover? How to talk with stakeholders about CI/CD when we design the backbone of DevOps-driven organization?

Pawel is a DevOps Institute Ambassador, a CD Foundation Ambassador, and an AWS Community Builder. His focus is on CALMS. He is building better understanding of DevOps as a driver for the organization. And currently, he is leading the DevOps and Cloud Academy at EPAM Systems Poland, where we are shaping new engineers to be professionals. He is devoted to Serverless and CI/CD.
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Ixchel Ruiz

CD Foundation Ambassador and DA/DX at Jfrog

Lightning talk: DevOps for Java developers

In recent years, how we approach development has dramatically changed with the rise of DevOps, Cloud Computing, and Container technologies. Many stakeholders at our organizations are ecstatic about Shift Left, DevSecOps and VSM, but how are we as Java developers embracing this new cultural shift? In this session we will explore the most common Critical Challenges to Adopt DevOps Culture in Software Organizations, best practices and some excellent news with success stories.

Ixchel Ruiz has developed software applications and tools since 2000. Her research interests include Java, dynamic languages, client-side technologies, DevSecOps, and testing. A Java Champion, Groundbreaker Ambassador, SuperFrog, Hackergarten enthusiast, open source advocate, public speaker, and mentor, Ixchel travels around the world (sometimes virtually) sharing knowledge—it’s one of her main drives in life.
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Sofus Albertsen

DevOps Consultant, Trainer & Team Lead at Eficode

Lightning talk: We all need to practice more SLSA

When buying food in the supermarket, there are a variety of regulations on what information the producer is required to give us. Yet, we serve our software without any "nutritional information" or ingredient list. This means that your customers have to "just trust" you. But in the last years, software supply chain attacks have shown that we need to make trust in security an integral part of our release.

In this lightning talk, I will introduce SLSA (Supply-chain Levels for Software Artifacts) and show the first easy steps you can take to enhance your security and ability to reproduce.

Sofus is a DevOps team lead at Eficode in  Copenhagen. He helps clients ship software faster to their customers by upskilling their teams in subjects like CI/CD, artifact management, and container applications. Before joining Eficode, he was an assistant professor in an Applied Science Bachelor program.
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Marc Dillon

Lead Consultant, Transformations at Eficode

Conference host

Marc is fascinated with inspiring others and loves how peer-to-peer education makes us a wiser community.

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Pinja Kujala

Agile and Product Management coach at Eficode

Conference host

Curiosity is one of Pinja's strongest motivators and she has a strong passion for seeking understanding of people and the surrounding world.