about techstrong con

We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 4, 9am-9pm ET for our virtual event #techstrongcon — a free, 12-hour global tech conference featuring thought leaders, innovators and the builders of tomorrow’s latest innovations in the areas of Digital Transformation, DevOps, Containers, Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies. Attendees will hear from the brightest minds in our community about how technology is making a difference, while gaining practical strategies they can use within their own organization to survive and thrive in the COVID-19 world and beyond.

join the #TechStrongCon wfh Challenge

In spirit of this collaboration, join our #techstrongcon work from home (WFH) challenge on LinkedIn to show the world how technology has allowed you to connect, work, and move forward during these unprecedented times. Here at MediaOps, we decided to pay our tribute to technology by sharing our “work-from-home” set-ups that have been our offices for the last few months. Join us by:

  • Taking a picture of your desk, your laptop, your couch – wherever you’ve spent your work hours during the stay-at-home lockdown
  • Posting it on your LinkedIn with #techstrongcon
  • Tagging two of your coworkers in the post

All those who participate in the #techstrongcon Challenge become eligible to win the new Apple iPad Pro and A DJI Mavic Mini Drone (Fly More Combo). To make the challenge even stronger, MediaOps will donate a portion of proceeds on behalf of every #techstrongcon challenge participant to a global COVID-19 charity. Remember, you are not alone. We are all part of the tech community, so let’s make it a little stronger – together. [Raffle & Gift Card Contest Rules]

speakers - Plenary Sessions

Liz Rice

VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua Security

speakers - main stage

Damon Edwards

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Rundeck, Inc.

John Willis

Senior Director, Global Transformation Office at Red Hat

Mitch Ashley

CEO and Founder, Accelerated Strategies Group

Paul Stack

Software Engineer, Pulumi Corporation

Sanjeev Sharma

Co-Founder and Principal Analyst, Accelerated Strategies Group

speakers - solutions spotlight

Anna Ciula

Engagement Lead, Red Hat Open Innovation Labs

Brian J. Amaro

Senior Director of Global Solutions, Office of the CTO, ScienceLogic

Matt Rose

Global Director Application Security Strategy, Checkmarx

schedule
details

Emerging Technology Track
9AM – 9PM ET
June 4, 2020
Security DevSecOps Track
9AM – 9PM ET
June 4, 2020
Digital Transformation Track
9AM – 9PM ET
June 4, 2020
Solution Spotlight
9AM – 9PM ET
June 4, 2020
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Auditorium

Welcome, Introductions and Agenda

Alan Shimel
Founder & CEO, MediaOps Inc.
John Willis
Senior Director, Global Transformation Office at Red Hat

Alan Shimel, Founder and CEO of MediaOps, and John Willis, Senior Director, Global Transformation Office at Red Hat, welcomes you to the TechStrong Con Virtual Summit.

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Insight IGNITE Business Pulse

Emmet Keeffe
Founder, Insight IGNITE, Insight Partners

Drawing upon our community of IT and business leaders at large global organizations, the Insight IGNITE Business Pulse brings together diverse perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on tech spending and business priorities, as well as its role behind a digital revolution of global scale.

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Container Images: Small is Beautiful

Liz Rice
VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua Security

They say that the best things come in small packages, and that’s very true for container images. In this talk you’ll learn why it’s a good idea to reduce the size of your images, for all sorts of reasons that relate to both security and performance. You’ll understand the smallest image of them all: the scratch image. And you’ll take away practical techniques for keeping your own images small.

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Auditorium

Infrastructure as Software

Paul Stack
Software Engineer, Pulumi Corporation

In this talk, Paul will demonstrate why writing infrastructure in general programming languages is a better choice for infrastructure management. Pulumi is an open source tool that allows users to write their infrastructure code in TypeScript, Python, DotNet or Go. General purpose languages allow infrastructure code to have integrated testing, compile time checks as well as being able to create infrastructure APIs and is more suited to infrastructure management than DSLs, JSON or YAML. In addition, he will demonstrate how to build infrastructure that manages Serverless, Kubernetes, PaaS and IaaS systems across multiple cloud providers.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Auditorium

Your (lack of) Data Strategy is Killing your Digital Transformation

Sanjeev Sharma
Co-Founder and Principal Analyst, Accelerated Strategies Group

Way too many Digital Transformation efforts are struggling. Whether being driven by a desire to modernize business processes and systems, or a business focus to drive innovation by leveraging Cloud Services, or a goal to become a data-driven business that is utilizing Machine Learning and AI inferences to make business decisions, data is being found to be a major source of friction. Most organizations do not have the data culture and the accompanying organizational structures in place to effectively and efficiently extract business value from their their data, either by monetizing it internally by making data-driven decisions, or externally by taking the insights and inferences to market. They do not have a Data Strategy in place that treats their data across the enterprise as a ‘Product’. A Product they can derive significant business value from.

In this session, Sanjeev Sharma, Principal analyst at Accelerated Strategies, will explore what it takes to adopt such a Data Strategy and scale it at an enterprise. The challenges that need to be overcome to ensure the cultural inertia to become a Data-driven is overcome. To ensure that Data-as-a-product is a driver of Digital Transformation, not an inhibitor.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Quantum Computing for Dummies

William Hurley
Founder and CEO, Strangeworks

Quantum computing is hailed as the next great leap in processing power, but it’s so complex that even researchers say they aren’t sure how it works. Join William Hurley the CEO & Co-founder of Austin-based startup Strangeworks and author of “Quantum Computing for Babies” as explains the promise of quantum computing and how it works.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Auditorium

DevOps, Waffles, and Superheroes

Jessica Deen
Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft

Microservices can be hard; understanding container best practices can be hard as those practices are still being discovered. This session helps you minimize the learning curve with container orchestration, specifically Kubernetes, by bringing DevOps best practices into the mix. This is not another Hello World session with quick tips. Instead, you can expect a deep dive into how you can truly go from zero to DevOps superhero by simply selecting container tooling specifically built for simplifying the process. In doing so, you will also learn how these tools can provide better orchestration for cloud services, abstraction and encapsulation for your microservices deployments and visibility into what runs where and why. You will not only walk away with a deeper understanding of this area, but also some hands-on material to help you get started.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Auditorium

GitOps - What is it Anyway, and What Value Does it Bring?

Cornelia Davis
Chief Technology Officer, Weaveworks

The term GitOps has taken hold, arguably earning a spot on the buzzword bingo card. But marketing shenanigans aside, the principles behind GitOps, and the tooling that is being built to enable the practices it promotes promise real value. Join me in this session where I will first introduce the key principles of GitOps and, second I will show you how the practices you embrace will support valuable IT aims such as more frequent and less risky deploys. The software industry has done a good job embracing cloud-native software architectures like stateless microservices - now is the time for us to go all in on cloud-native operations.

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Auditorium

Automated Governance

John Willis
Senior Director, Global Transformation Office at Red Hat

Finding a proper balance between classic IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) and modern technologies initiatives has been a reasonably difficult process for most large enterprises. The classic enterprise risk policy profiles are often redundant, misaligned, or in some cases outdated.
 
In this presentation, we are going to discuss two recently published papers that address modern patterns to deal with the imbalance. The first paper was introduced in September of 2019 called “DevOps Automated Governance Reference Architecture”. This paper discusses a reference architecture for digitally signing policy evidence that is automated in the delivery pipeline in the form of attestations in an attestation data store. The second paper was released in May of 2020 called “Automated Cloud Governance”. This paper is a follow on work from the original paper, including specific evidence opportunities from the major cloud providers to the cloud consumers.
 
The presenter of this session was chairperson of both of the working group papers and he will discuss an overview and also discuss opportunities these papers can provide. This session should be interesting with anyone working on DevOps, DevSecOps, and or Risk initiatives.

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Andrew Clay Shafer, Vice President Transformation at Red Hat

Andrew Shafer
Vice President Transformation, Red Hat
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Auditorium

Strategic DevOps: Creating The Next Normal(s)

Mitch Ashley
CEO and Founder, Accelerated Strategies Group

Both significant disruption and opportunity for innovation are outcomes from rapid shifts in the economy, digital interactions, unemployment, and our individual expectations for healthy and safety. In his talk, Mitch Ashley, CEO of Accelerated Strategies Group and Managing Analyst, examines topics including businesses’ acceleration of digital transformation, reliance on DevOps investments, cloud-native applications, and increased cybersecurity.

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Auditorium

Welcome, Introductions and Agenda

Alan Shimel
Founder & CEO, MediaOps Inc.
John Willis
Senior Director, Global Transformation Office at Red Hat

Alan Shimel, Founder and CEO of MediaOps, and John Willis, Senior Director, Global Transformation Office at Red Hat, welcomes you to the TechStrong Con Virtual Summit.

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Insight IGNITE Business Pulse

Emmet Keeffe
Founder, Insight IGNITE, Insight Partners

Drawing upon our community of IT and business leaders at large global organizations, the Insight IGNITE Business Pulse brings together diverse perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on tech spending and business priorities, as well as its role behind a digital revolution of global scale.

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Container Images: Small is Beautiful

Liz Rice
VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua Security

They say that the best things come in small packages, and that’s very true for container images. In this talk you’ll learn why it’s a good idea to reduce the size of your images, for all sorts of reasons that relate to both security and performance. You’ll understand the smallest image of them all: the scratch image. And you’ll take away practical techniques for keeping your own images small.

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Auditorium

Trust Me, We're Doing DevSecOps

Patrick Debois
Director of DevOps Relations, Snyk

Many of the Dev*Ops talks revolve around tools and culture. There are some good, fascinating talks all shouting: “All for the great (business) good!” Yet, they rarely address topics at the interpersonal, relationship level. Pipelines and automation increases our confidence in the process, but does it increase our trust in people? Are we really asking the right questions when we adopt a new tool or do yet another company transformation?

  • We start the talk by looking into different models of trust (the currency of trust, faith vs trust, trust vs beliefs...)
  • Translate them to day-to-day activities in organisations (reviewing a pull request, security audits, the backlog graveyard, full stack development...)
  • How trends like DevOps and DevSecOps relate to trust and confidence (autonomous teams, you build it you run it, hiring for remote...)
  • As an extra bonus we will hold a mirror to ourselves while exploring how we trust tools (how we pick an OSS library, select a SaaS solution, the Ikea Effect, chaos engineering...)
  • Finally we validate how we can make ourselves more trustworthy (borrowing from Promise Theory)

I have no psychology degree, but given my grey hair and lots of stories from the trenches, I hope you can trust me enough to give you an entertaining and thoughtful talk.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Auditorium

Maturing Your Cloud Security

Mike Rothman
President, DisruptOps

The discussion in security circles has evolved from “WTF is this cloud thing" and "DevOps is scary,” to trying to figure out how to harness the disruptive nature of these new capabilities to address multi-decade challenges. You know, small issues like actually doing security testing before deployment or making sure operational changes don’t create holes in your environment large enough to drive a truck through.

Securosis analyst and DisruptOps President Mike Rothman will use the Securosis/IANS Cloud Security Maturity Model to show you the road map to this new world. He’s break out the importance of laying the proper foundation, evolving traditional controls to work better in an agile, cloud-centric environment, and the processes that are necessary to scale securely. And there will be plenty of funny memes, since Mike has way too much time on his hands nowadays.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Auditorium

Automated Governance Fireside Chat

Caleb Queern
Director, KPMG Cyber Security Services
John Willis
Senior Director, Global Transformation Office at Red Hat

Join Caleb and John Willis as they discuss IT GRC, Policy and Audit. They will also share their perspectives on a recently published paper titled DevOps Automated Governance.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Quantum Computing for Dummies

William Hurley
Founder and CEO, Strangeworks

Quantum computing is hailed as the next great leap in processing power, but it’s so complex that even researchers say they aren’t sure how it works. Join William Hurley the CEO & Co-founder of Austin-based startup Strangeworks and author of “Quantum Computing for Babies” as explains the promise of quantum computing and how it works.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Auditorium

Machines making software: paving and maintaining the road with zero trust open source

Derek Weeks
Vice President, Sonatype

With 40 million developers, 300,000 of open source projects, 500 billion open source package downloads annually -- what could go wrong? Or better yet, what could we get more right? In a two year long collaboration with Gene Kim and Dr. Stephen Magill, we objectively examined and empirically documented software release patterns and cybersecurity hygiene practices across 30,000 commercial development teams and open source projects. At the heart of our endeavor: what attributes can we use to identify the best open source project behaviors, what behaviors have been adopted by the best development teams relying on those projects, and is there a future where machines are applying such knowledge to building applications on our behalf? Our research uncovered a number development and cybersecurity hygiene behaviors across open source software projects that we categorized as exemplars, laggards, features first, and cautious. The exemplars represented the very best OSS suppliers with extraordinary track records for releasing updates, remediating vulnerabilities, staffing well, and demonstrating high adoption rates. We also uncovered exemplary development behaviors across teams that utilize open source software components, that included: defining process to update components, reducing the number of library versions in use, and automating practices that aid in updating dependencies. In this session, I will reveal the insights we uncovered. Attendees will learn which techniques, team structures and release patterns exemplary development teams have been championed at large enterprises and open source projects alike. I’ll share observations of exemplary teams release new code 2.4X faster and remediate security vulnerabilities 2.9X faster. Finally, I’ll shed light on how we could apply these exemplary practices using AI and ML to pave the way toward machines making safer software faster.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Auditorium

A way to think about DevSecOps: MEASURE

James Wickett
Sr. Security Engineer, Verica

DevOps and the subsequent move to bring security in under the umbrella of DevSecOps has created a new ethos for security. This is good. But, when things go wrong–and we know they will–are we going to be successful with the DevSecOps model, or will we be left searching yet again?

In an attempt to answer this question, we will look back in history to learn how engineering decisions affect the lives of those around us, with an eye on how to make meaningful progress today.

Along the way, we will highlight the high-performing DevSecOps teams of today and introduce MEASURE, a framework for approaching DevSecOps in your organization. Topics range from empathy to lean to system safety with the hope to frame a new playbook for devs, ops, and security to work together.

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Auditorium

Cloud Automated Governance

Pat O’Neil
CyberSecurity Architect, FedEx Services

In this talk we will discuss some emerging methods and techniques to strengthen trust during cloud deployments, to attest to their legitimacy and to strengthen the overall security posture in automated cloud deployments.
The concept of automating cloud governance also includes automating the derivation of compliance artifacts to reduce the effort of auditing and allow the compliance posture to be observed in real time and continuously, rather than as captured snapshots of observations.
If you have struggled to make some security sense of the gaps we see everyday in current state major cloud provider environments, then come attend this talk and join the clarion call already underway to improve it!

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Andrew Clay Shafer, Vice President Transformation at Red Hat

Andrew Shafer
Vice President Transformation, Red Hat
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Auditorium

Building Trust with Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation

Chenxi Wang
Managing General Partner, Rain Capital

TBD

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Auditorium

Aligning Security for an Automated Business

Shannon Leitz
Director, Intuit

Security is everyone's responsibility. To make it possible for everyone to participate in making important security decisions, we must focus on aligning security to business much like software development and technology have done. Security must be categorized for success and a KPI needed for business executives to understand how its performing. This talk is set up to walk you through how to fully align security for decision making and rationalize it into a KPI that can be used with business decision makers.

8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Auditorium

3 Steps for Emerging as a Leader by Enabling Innovation

Matt Chiodi
CSO, Public Cloud, Palo Alto Networks

There is a temptation when faced with unforeseen events to be narrowly focused, to just keep the lights on, and “stay the course.” Yet now, in a time of disruption there is what Matthew Chiodi, CSO Public Cloud, Palo Alto Networks, calls the Opportunity Zone. The Opportunity Zone presents three unique opportunities: Time to reflect, Time to experiment and Time to transform. In this session, Chiodi will address challenges organizations are facing when trying to innovate. He will also discuss how you can take advantage of the Opportunity Zone to enable innovation in the face of disruption and ultimately emerge as a new leader in your organization.

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Auditorium

Welcome, Introductions and Agenda

Alan Shimel
Founder & CEO, MediaOps Inc.
John Willis
Senior Director, Global Transformation Office at Red Hat

Alan Shimel, Founder and CEO of MediaOps, and John Willis, Senior Director, Global Transformation Office at Red Hat, welcomes you to the TechStrong Con Virtual Summit.

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Insight IGNITE Business Pulse

Emmet Keeffe
Founder, Insight IGNITE, Insight Partners

Drawing upon our community of IT and business leaders at large global organizations, the Insight IGNITE Business Pulse brings together diverse perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on tech spending and business priorities, as well as its role behind a digital revolution of global scale.

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Container Images: Small is Beautiful

Liz Rice
VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua Security

They say that the best things come in small packages, and that’s very true for container images. In this talk you’ll learn why it’s a good idea to reduce the size of your images, for all sorts of reasons that relate to both security and performance. You’ll understand the smallest image of them all: the scratch image. And you’ll take away practical techniques for keeping your own images small.

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Auditorium

Community and Capitalism

Helen Beal
Strategic Advisor, DevOps Institute

The dawn of DevOps was driven by community; we can trace its genesis back to the very first DevOpsDays in Ghent in 2009, a volunteer-led event that spawned hundreds in its own form and a global movement of humans who want to work better. Whilst not every organization is a capitalist organization, there are plenty of charities and governmental organizations after all, there are myriad examples of enterprises whose goal is to generate profits and shareholder value no matter what their higher organizational purpose that persist in pursuing DevOps values and sharing stories of their own endeavors. Whilst capitalism may seem at odds with the idea of community, of practitioners volunteering their expertise and experiences to be shared with like-minded souls, so this talk seeks to explore what giving and taking means, how generosity is paid forward and how communities create learning opportunities for the global greater good.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Auditorium

Making your Dinosaur dance to the tune of your Digital Transformation

Rosalind Radcliffe
Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for DevOps, IBM

IBM Z has long been the foundation of the systems of record for large organizations, this foundation provides the highly scalable, reliable, secure system organizations need. With the drive to digital transformation organizations not only need these “ilities” but also need to be able to move at the speed business requires today. With that need, IBM has been working to provide cloud native developer experience for building traditional z/OS applications, supporting both the open tool chains but also the processes and practices normally found in cloud native development. With the latest announce of IBM Wazi for Red Hat Code Ready Workspace providing both the Code capability of a full developer environment, but also providing the sandbox of a full environment for isolated development test environments running in your existing OpenShift environment running in an intel hardware environment. This session will discuss how this new developer experience supports the cultural transformation required to support the new ways of working to support the Digital transformation.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Auditorium

Reimagining Ways of Working Across the Organization for Improved Business Outcomes (30 Mins)

Kristina Pennella
Director, Red Hat Open Innovation Labs N.A., Red Hat

Digital transformation is no longer an option. Every organization knows it must become a digital leader to survive. Successful digital transformation is not just about changing technology, it’s also about changing the way organizations work together. In this talk, Kris Pennella, Director, Open Innovation Labs at Red Hat will weave in real world customer examples of transformative efforts. She’ll examine how companies are going beyond reimagining their ways of working from focusing on changing mindset and the future of their organizations.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Quantum Computing for Dummies

William Hurley
Founder and CEO, Strangeworks

Quantum computing is hailed as the next great leap in processing power, but it’s so complex that even researchers say they aren’t sure how it works. Join William Hurley the CEO & Co-founder of Austin-based startup Strangeworks and author of “Quantum Computing for Babies” as explains the promise of quantum computing and how it works.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Auditorium

Upskilling for the Hybrid TechStrong Human 2020 and beyond

Jayne Groll
CEO, DevOps Institute

Regardless of what tech role you may play, one thing is for certain. All technology professionals will need to sharpen and diversify a range of skills to meet the rising demands of the new decade and new normal. This session will review the results and trends from DevOps Institute's 2020 Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report and provide insight into which skills are considered "must have", "nice to have" and "not as important" across human, process, automation and functional categories.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Auditorium

Making Remote Work: What to do (and where to start)

Darren Murph
Head of Remote, GitLab

Transitioning to remote work requires intentionality, and a well-executed strategy positions a company to be more efficient, inclusive, and cohesive. Join Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab, to learn how his team has implemented remote-first practices in a rapidly growing startup. Come prepared to have your prior notions of management turned upside-down, leaving with a tactical guide to scaling culture, process, iteration, and collaboration in a post-office world.

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Auditorium

Integrating Security Throughout the Delivery Lifecycle

Abby Kearns
CTO, Puppet

Over the past eight years, Puppet has surveyed more than 30,000 technical professionals around the world in the most comprehensive and longest-running study on the topic of DevOps. In the 2019 State of DevOps Report, we looked specifically at how organizations are integrating security into the software delivery lifecycle.
 
This presentation will highlight some of the common patterns and practices that highly evolved DevOps organizations have in place to enable tighter integration with security. The talk will provide a practical roadmap for adopting and expanding DevOps success and focus on:
 
1) How executing well on DevOps is key to enabling DevSecOps
2) The top 5 practices that increase your team's confidence in your security posture.
3) Common challenges of integrating security into the development lifecycle, especially in the middle phases where things tend to get messy.

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Auditorium

Plenary Session - Andrew Clay Shafer, Vice President Transformation at Red Hat

Andrew Shafer
Vice President Transformation, Red Hat
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Auditorium

Business Continuity for Humans: Keeping the Business Running When Your People Are Unavailable.

Damon Edwards
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Rundeck, Inc.
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Auditorium

DevOps @Scale (Greek Tragedy in 3 Acts)

Leonid Igolnik
Founding Investor and Advisor, Clearlaw
Baruch Sadogursky
Head of Developer Advocacy, JFrog

In this talk we’ll take you to a scaling journey, from 3 developers to a 100. We’ll talk about the challenges each milestone in this growth brings, both technological and methodological, and how to solve those challenges using the right mix of people, the right selection of tools and the correctly crafted process. The speakers excel in the different aspects of this triangle and went through this journey (more than once) themselves. And the fun and entertaining presentation as a Greek tragedy can’t hurt, can it?

8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Auditorium

Digital Transformation: From Transactions to Relationships

Cat Swetel
Engineering Manager, Verica

Technology has finally caught up to the way humans like to conduct business. Up until quite recently, technology-based business models were primarily oriented around transactions, but as our technical abilities have matured, especially in the way we move and use data, we are able to enact technology-enabled, relationship-based business models. However, just because these relationship based models are technically possible does not mean the shift is easy. How can we, as technologists, make the shift from transactions to relationships? And what are our responsibilities as the crafters of this new digital relationship infrastructure? Let’s start a digital transformation conversation.

8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Auditorium

Driving Business Results with Flow Metrics

Carmen DeArdo
Principal Flow Advisor, Tasktop

Your organization is creating a ton of metrics from many different sources. You likely have burn ups and burn downs, frequency of deployment, MTTR and other Agile, Lean and DevOps metrics. So what do you do with them? Are they used for meaningful business conversations? Do they drive continuous improvement of the flow of business value across product value streams? This session describes the process and cultural characteristics necessary for using Flow Metrics to not only improve the flow of all product related work (features, defects, risks and debt) but more importantly, run experiments to improve business outcomes in terms of value, quality, cost and team happiness in a sustainable and repeatable way.

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Auditorium - Solutions

Building at Amazon - AWS

Kelly Looney
Senior Practice Lead, DevOps, AWS
Aditya Muppavarapu
Global Segment Leader, DevOps, AWS

We’ll examine Amazon’s culture, practice, and technology using a sample of quotes from our CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels. He has a great talent for saying big things in a few words. Amazon’s history and culture of DevOps will be covered, our stance on building reliable systems as well, and we will take a peek into the future of the Cloud. Our goal is simply to share a model that has seen remarkable success.

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Auditorium - Solutions

Your Guide to Continuous Delivery - Harness

Tiffany Jachja
Technical Evangelist, Harness.io

Software delivery is a top priority for organizations that own software, yet it remains one of the most challenging problems enterprises face today. Continuous delivery enables software changes of all types to reach production environments in a safe, quick, and sustainable way. The goal is to make deployments, in whatever architecture, predictable and routine such that developers can perform deployments on demand. Join this session to learn how Harness can help you scale and sustain enterprise software delivery pipelines. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of successful continuous delivery pipelines including AIOps and Pipeline Governance for risk management.

11:15 am - 11:45 am
Auditorium - Solutions

Putting the Sec in DevOps - Checkmarx

Matt Rose
Global Director Application Security Strategy, Checkmarx

Automation and DevOps have changed the way organizations deliver products. The shift towards DevOps made it pretty clear that companies are adopting this organizational model in order to facilitate a practice of automated software deployment. While the traditional idea of a “software release” dissolves away into a continuous cycle of service and delivery improvements, organizations find that their traditional application security solutions are having a hard time to adapt to the new process and security becomes an inhibitor to the complete process.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Embrace Don’t Replace: DevOps in the Enterprise - CloudBees

Brian Dawson
DevOps Evangelist, CloudBees

How should enterprises retrofit their current software delivery practices? Forward-thinking companies must embrace new technologies while still driving critical business needs with older applications and platforms...and maintaining automation, visibility, and governance.
Join us as we share how organizations can empower their teams with the freedom of selecting the right tools for their mission while retaining corporate compliance guard-rails. The new paradigm of software delivery is not to simply rip and replace, but to embrace choice, enable experimentation, improving the rate of innovation.

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

A Tale of Two Different Journeys to Containers in AWS - Flux7

Matt Buchner
Lead Solution Architect, Flux7

Containers help enterprises modernize legacy applications and create new cloud-native applications that are both scalable and agile. In this talk, Matt takes us along two different customers' journeys to container strategy and deployment -- one with legacy IT ripe for modernization and the other cloud-native seeking optimization. He'll share lessons learned along the journey from infrastructure design through deployment using ECS, EKS, OpenShift, CloudFormation and Terraform.

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Clearing the Path for Automated Operations: Finding the Value in AIOps - ScienceLogic

Brian J. Amaro
Senior Director of Global Solutions, Office of the CTO, ScienceLogic

How should enterprises retrofit their current software delivery practices? Forward-thinking companies must embrace new technologies while still driving critical business needs with older applications and platforms...and maintaining automation, visibility, and governance.

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

So How Are Developers Feeling During the COVID Health Crisis? - Influx

Mark Herring
CMO, InfluxData

As a developer-focused company, InfluxData is always interested in how the community is doing. During the first two weeks of April, we conducted an online survey to find out how developers are handling life and work during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this presentation we’ll talk about some of the challenges that developers and companies are facing, and how they’re working to overcome them.

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

How to Build Awesome Security Instrumentation to Automate AppSec Testing and Protection - Contrast Security

Jeff Williams
CTO, Contrast Security

Modern software demands velocity, and traditional “outside in” scanning and firewalling are creating bottlenecks and slowing things down. In this talk, Jeff will approach application security from the “inside out”. We will show you how to create simple agents that get inside a running application (like a profiler or debugger) and give you access to everything you need for fantastic security observability. We’ll demonstrate real agents that identify vulnerabilities without changing any code, scanning, or extra steps. We’ll identify vulnerabilities, analyze access control, and even prevent RCE attacks. Unlike scanning and firewalling, this approach establishes a safe and powerful way for development, security, and operations teams to collaborate. We’ll discuss how software security instrumentation works, how it’s being used in many organizations, and the implications for the practice of application security.

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Applying Observability in the Enterprise at Scale - Instana

Pavlo Baron
CTO and Co-Founder, Instana

Essentially, observability is a collection of approaches and best practices that allow us to look into a running software system, and understand how it behaves, how it misbehaves and what’s broken inside. While the idea is brilliant and perfectly works in teams that own software systems end-to-end, enterprises face a set of unique challenges that can drive observability useless if not properly addressed. In this talk, I will explain these challenges and how they can be solved before turning into unsolvable problems. We will look into technical, organizational, processual and political aspects - all these are unavoidable when applying such a change to an enterprise. The listener will learn what to look for in order to apply observability ideas in their enterprise without risk of failure, and hopefully get excited about possibilities and chances that come with the introduction of observability in their enterprise.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

The Low-code/No-code Movement - Disruption in the Making - Monday.com

Roy Nevo
R&D Group Lead, Monday.com

We’ll review the market trends of this evolving space, discuss why LCNC is a huge win for the business, and what it takes to open up an existing closed business platform for external developers to build on.

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

The State of Serverless - DataDog

Matt Williams
Evangelist, Datadog

In less than five years, AWS Lambda has been adopted by nearly half of companies with infrastructure in AWS. In this talk, we'll examine the serverless usage of thousands of Datadog customers to provide a look at how (and how much) serverless is being used in the real world. You'll leave with a better understanding of how serverless technologies are being adopted, what other technologies are being adopted, as well as best practices and trends we've seen emerge. There are even some surprises along the way.

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Immutable Security for Immutable Infrastructure - Accurics

Piyush Sharma
CTO & Co-founder, Accurics

As organizations rapidly adopt new technologies such as serverless, containers, and servicemesh, cloud infrastructure is becoming increasingly “immutable”: infrastructure is never modified after it is deployed. If it needs to be modified in any way, new infrastructure has to be provisioned through code. Unfortunately, traditional cloud security approaches are untenable for securing transient cloud native infrastructure. As a result, over 30 billion records have been exposed in cloud breaches over the past two years and the velocity as well as sophistication of attacks is increasing. The only way to secure immutable infrastructure is to adopt a paradigm of immutable security. In this talk, Piyush will deep dive on the three principles behind immutable security and illustrate how to implement it.

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

How to Automate Security as Code for Kubernetes - NeuVector

Tracy Walker
Solutions Engineer, NeuVector

One of the most aspirational yet sparingly applied aspects of DevOps and DevSecOps is Security as Code. Most development teams are aware that integrating security within their SDLC needs to be more than just shifting security scans to the left. Yet, the majority do little more than scanning in their CI/CD pipelines because it is extremely difficult to automate security policies in rapidly changing ephemeral environments. Join NeuVector’s Solution Engineer, Tracy Walker, as he demonstrates the ease and benefits of fully automating Security as Code for Kubernetes using NeuVector.

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Drive Your Digital Transformation with Value Stream Optimization - ConnectAll

Lance Knight
COO, ConnectALL

Struggling with digital transformation in the midst of the new normal? Learn how value stream optimization using lean principles and systems thinking can give you a clearer sense of where to go and what you need to do. It’s more important than ever for companies to review and reprioritize their digital transformation strategy. Digital transformation is the integration of technology into all areas of business operations, changing how an organization delivers value. Lance Knight will walk you through a Value Stream Optimization customer case study that led to a successful and continued digital transformation.

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Cloud infrastructure security in run-time vs. build-time - BridgeCrew

Barak Schoster
CTO and Co-Founder, Bridgecrew

Planning, provisioning, and changing infrastructure are becoming vital to rapid cloud application development. Incorporating infrastructure-as-code into software development promotes transparency and immutability and helps prevent bad configurations upstream. In this talk, we’ll cover best practices for writing, testing, and maintaining infrastructure at scale using policy-as-code both in build-time and run-time. We’ll compare the two methods and review sample use cases that showcase the benefits of each.

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Automating an Automation Machine - CloudBees CI (Core) on Amazon EKS - CloudBees

David Schott
Staff Software Engineer, CloudBees

Have you used Jenkins? It helps you automate just about anything. No wonder people call it the “Swiss army knife” of DevOps. In this talk, we’ll go well beyond Jenkins and into the realm of Cloud and Kubernetes, with CloudBees CI (Core). At a technical level, we’ll discuss scalability patterns, storage, fault tolerance, and cost optimization. Several new features will be presented, including Hibernation for Managed Masters, using the CloudBees CI on AWS Quick Start, which you can freely use after the session. We hope you enjoy, and we'd love to hear your feedback in chat!

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

A "Comprehensive" Guide For Getting To Day 2 - D2iQ

Ben Hindman
Co-Founder & Chief Architect, D2iQ

Join D2iQ’s Co-Founder and CTO, Ben Hindman, to learn how to experience true digital transformation by using containers / Kubernetes.

6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Stay Together by Breaking Apart: How DevOps Can Thrive in a World of Social Distancing and Serverless - New Relic

Nočnica Fee
Developer Advocate, Serverless, New Relic

With individual teams empowered to spin up micro services, you should increase your velocity with Serverless. But if your teams don’t collaborate, they can turn a software monolith into the Tower of Babel. I’ll cover how clear team communication, critical CI/CD tools, testing, and observability can help your team build serverless together.
Screen reader support enabled.

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Using open practices and open technology to solve cloud-based challenges - Red Hat

Darpan Sunwar
UX Designer, Red Hat Open Innovation Labs
Anna Ciula
Engagement Lead, Red Hat Open Innovation Labs

Starting and progressing on a journey to transformation can be a daunting challenge for most organizations. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs uses a combination of open technology and open practices to upskill organizations on both the technology and cultural changes needed to ultimately start the journey toward transformation. In this session we follow one customer’s transformation journey, starting with accomplishing metrics-based cloud delivery.

7:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Designing an Open Source Observability Stack for Distributed Environments - Logz.io

Justin Quinn
Sales Engineer, Logz.io

Observability teams today are facing increasing challenges in achieving visibility into the systems they monitor. Open source provides powerful options and comes with serious advantages in cost, agility, and speed. Join Logz.io Solution Engineer Justin Quinn to learn how you can gain observability into distributed environments with open source tools.

He’ll review:
 
1) OSS telemetry tools for Kubernetes
2) How to deploy these for monitoring, logging, and tracing within cloud environments
3) The importance of security and how to add it to your observability stack

7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

You Can’t Buy DevOps - PagerDuty

Julie Gunderson
DevOps Advocate, PagerDuty

As the DevOps movement continues to see momentum many organizations don’t know where to start. A common misconception is tooling will make you “DevOps”. While tools can give you the software that will allow you to automate, continuously deliver, monitor, and more; alone they won’t get you to the necessary practices to take advantage of the benefits DevOps has to offer. In this talk attendees will learn why it’s the people and culture that matter most and how to leverage DevOps best practices along with processes to make the most out of your DevOps journey.
Being a champion in the DevOps world means going beyond the win by delving deeper into the team/organizational structure and culture. By identifying outlying issues beyond tools, and then working with others to embrace necessary change, DevOps champions can lead the charge in organizational transformation and adoption of DevOps.

8:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Auditorium - Solutions

Security-by-construction: How to weave security into the core of modern applications - Styra

Tim Hinrichs
CTO and Co-Founder, Styra

In our containerized application world, we can revolutionize the way apps are secured by building security and compliance guardrails into our apps and our application development processes from the start. In this session, Tim Hinrichs, CTO of Styra and co-founder/inventor of the Open Policy Agent project, will show examples of policy-as-code guardrails, deployed across the stages of app development, deployment and runtime, including:
 
Git: How to structure repositories so that teams can write independent API authorization policies that snap into an application-wide authorization system that enforces those policies automatically, all without relying on a paper process or PDFs.
 
CICD: How to impose governance over the policies written by individual teams so that just like application code, bad policies are rejected well before they cause problems.
 
Kubernetes: How to ensure deployment of the application is properly bound to the policies that are intended to secure it.
 
Runtime: How to write policies that limit the risk of data exfiltration, lateral movement and insider attacks or mistakes.
 
Throughout the discussion the audience will see working code snippets to ground the discussion and a bit of live-coding.
 
Three Key Takeaways:
 
1. How to leverage the open source tools to build policy-as-code guardrails.
2. Best practices from the community for limiting risk.
3. How to shift security left, and bring policy into your development culture, without manual overhead.

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