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Thursday, October 20 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
IT Leader Track: Panel – Lessons Learned from the DevOps Trenches

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Learn about successes and lessons learned from three industry leaders who have led DevOps transformations within their organizations. We’ll discuss how to achieve cultural change, key technical practices of DevOps organizations, and the technology needed to make IT more agile.

About the IT Leader Track: Join fellow IT leaders for a breakout track dedicated to discussing emerging trends in IT, the state of DevOps, the value of automation, as well as success stories and real-world examples of companies that are transforming the role of IT within their own organizations. You’ll hear how IT leaders are creating new paths to bring technology to market, where they are focusing efforts, and best practices for improving speed of innovation and reliability of technology managed.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Dilworth

Mike Dilworth

Senior Manager, Consultant
Mike has 23 years of experience in the field of IT, where he has held roles within software, systems and network engineering. Prior to 2012 Mike lived and worked in Greece holding roles within a variety of organisations. The combination of Greece's entrepreneurial culture and Mike's "full stack" skills naturally steered him towards more agile ways of working and the pursuit of innovation. On returning to the UK in 2012, Mike headed up the... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Kissler-Hawkins

Courtney Kissler-Hawkins

VP of Retail Technology, Starbucks
Courtney Kissler Vice President of Retail Technology, Starbucks Courtney is the Vice President of Retail Technology at Starbucks. She’s accountable for the global POS and retail store technology experiences. Prior to Starbucks, Courtney spent 14 years at Nordstrom with her last role being the Vice President of E-Commerce and Store technologies where she drove a technological transformation essential for outpacing the demands of... Read More →
avatar for Sanjay Maru

Sanjay Maru

Director of Enterprise Architecture & Strategy, St. Joseph Health
Sanjay Maru leads the Enterprise Architecture group at St. Joseph Health, responsible for technology transformation and strategy. Sanjay is an IT Leader with 20+ years of experience in successfully delivering solutions aligned to business strategy and goals. Sanjay’s technical focus areas include software-defined datacenters, automation, configuration and DevOps programs. Sanjay is excited about assembling and collaborating with teams of... Read More →
avatar for Erica Morrison

Erica Morrison

Director of Software Development, CSG International
Erica’s teams provide software solutions to CSG’s 40+ DevOps teams. These solutions range from continuous integration frameworks to load balancing solutions to telemetry visualization platforms. Erica is passionate about agile and has experience leading DevOps teams where members own the end-to-end infrastructure and code. Erica also has software development experience in the defense and aerospace industries where she worked on... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Tiki Pavilion

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