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Businesses are no longer kicking the tires on DevOps. But many companies that have begun their DevOps journey are now experiencing obstacles to optimization. As business technology becomes increasingly software-centric, optimizing the collaboration between development and operations is fast becoming IT’s number one priority. Furious demand from the business units and customers for faster development cycles, immaculate software quality, and enriched system performance means it’s time to make sure you have a reliable DevOps strategy in order.

At this virtual summit, you’ll interact right from your desktop with experts in the field of DevOps as well as your own peers in the IT community. You’ll learn how to:

Remove app dev

Improve testing
and development

Optimize portfolio

The Second Annual InformationWeek DevOps Virtual Summit


One of the concerns is that DevOps is still more of a philosophical concept than it is a precise set of prescriptive guidelines, leading many companies to improvise when they should be standardizing. Additionally, some companies still aren’t reliably demonstrating the iterative, flexible, and disciplined methodology that has been the hallmark of the Agile movement.


“My Top Four DevOps Discoveries”

Moderator: Eric Bruno (InformationWeek)

Keynote Speaker: Gene Kim (Co-Author Phoenix Project, Executive, IT Revolution)

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“Digital Transformation and DevOps: Real Companies and Real Successes”

Moderator: Aruna Ravichandran (VP DevOps Marketing, CA Technologies)

Panel Participants: Eugene “Bear” Lehenbauer (Group Manager Information Technology, Citrix), Eric Warheit (Senior Manager, Environment Management, Southwest Airlines), Kazi Whitfield (Director, Quality Engineering, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.), Daniele Romano (Product Owner Continuous Delivery Pipeline, ING bank The Netherlands)

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“‘Ops and Operability’ – How to Treat Operations Like a First-Class Citizen”

Moderator: Eric Bruno (InformationWeek)

Presentation Speaker: Dan North (DNA Consulting)

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“DevOps Experts Panel: Frontline Insights in Conquering Collaboration”

Moderator: Kieran Taylor (CA Technologies)

Panel Participants: Gene Kim (Co-Author Phoenix Project, Executive, IT Revolution), Dan North (DNA Consulting), John Willis (Docker Evangelist)

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“Tooling the New Software Factory: Which technologies are crucial?”

Moderator: Eric Bruno (InformationWeek)

Presentation Speaker: Jeff Scheaffer (SVP & GM, Application Delivery Business Unit, CA Technologies)


The Second Annual InformationWeek DevOps Virtual Summit is your opportunity to hone in on how collaboration, prioritization, and an end-user feedback loop contribute to an improved DevOps strategy.

Eric Bruno

Contributing Editor


Eric Bruno is a contributing editor to InformationWeek with more than 20 years of experience in the information technology community. He is a highly requested moderator and speaker for a variety of conferences and other events on topics spanning the technology spectrum from the desktop to the data center. He has written articles, blogs, white papers, and books on software architecture and development topics for more than a decade. He is also an enterprise architect, developer, and industry analyst with expertise in full lifecycle, large-scale software architecture, design, and development for companies all over the globe. His accomplishments span highly distributed system development, multi-tiered web development, real-time development, and transactional software development. See his editorial work online at

John Willis

Docker Inc


John Willis (aka @botchagalupe) John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 35 years.

Currently he is an Evangelist at Docker Inc.

Prior to Docker Willis was the VP of Solutions for Socketplane (sold to Docker) and Enstratius (sold to Dell).

Prior to to Socketplane and Enstratius Willis was the VP of Training & Services at Opscode where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm.

Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise.

Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks for IBM on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems.

Kazi Whitfield

Director of Quality Engineering
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.


Kazi Whitfield serves as the Director of Quality Engineering with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG).  He has excelled in the engineering and technologies industry for over 15 years serving in various leadership positions including Telecom Engineer, Technologies Director for Voice Applications and Quality Capabilities and Services.  Kazi has provided strategic leadership and direction for a myriad of internal and external clients with American Express and now MUFG – fostered leadership development and coaching, led and executed process improvements, system integrations and progressive change across operations and technologies organizations recognized with corporate awards and honors.

Jeff Scheaffer

SVP & GM, Application Delivery Business Unit
CA Technologies


Jeff Scheaffer is Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Application Delivery Business Unit at CA Technologies. In this role, Jeff is responsible for leading the company’s DevOps initiatives for continuous testing and deployment of applications, including: Automated Application Testing, Test Data Management (newly acquired Grid Tools products), Service Virtualization, and Release Automation offerings.

Prior to his current role, he spent more than 20 years in the IT Operations Management industry at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and as Vice President and General Manager for HP’s End User Experience Business Unit, next generation SaaS and DevOps products.

Jeff holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and a BS in engineering from Colorado State University.

Gene Kim

Author, Researcher, Speaker, Director, DevOps Enthusiast


Gene is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.” Gene is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.

Eric Warheit

Sr Manager, Environment Management
Southwest Airlines


Eric Warheit is the Product Owner for the Architect Product Team at Southwest Airlines.  He owns the vision and direction for ALM, Continuous Integration/Delivery solutions and emerging Reference Implementations.  Eric has 18 years of IT technical and leadership experience.  His journey has taken him through Infrastructure/Operations, Quality, Development and Business Transformation organizations as technical contributor, coach and leader.  His breadth of experience gives Eric a unique insight into Enterprise DevOps and Agile Transformations.

Daniele Romano

Product Owner of the Continuous Delivery pipeline
ING bank The Netherlands


Daniele Romano is Product Owner of the Continuous Delivery pipeline at ING bank The Netherlands. As product owner he owns the vision of Continuous Delivery and he is responsible of rolling out the pipeline across different countries within ING Bank. Prior to ING he obtained a PhD in software engineering with a special focus in Software Analytics and Maintenance. His work ranges from automated generation of test cases to mining of software repositories to retrieve relevant KPIs and recommendations for devops and management. This expertise fits perfectly in the continuous delivery journey started at ING.

Kieran Taylor

Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing CA Technologies
CA Technologies


Kieran Taylor has 20 years of high-tech product marketing experience with a focus on application performance management, cloud computing, content delivery networking and wide area network technologies. He is presently Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies and responsible for thought leadership and sales enablement for APM and CA solutions that help enterprises implement DevOps methodologies. Prior he led product marketing teams at Adobe, Akamai, DataPower/IBM and Nortel Networks. His career began as an editor of high-tech publications at Mc-Graw Hill.

Dan North

Dan North & Associates Ltd.


Dan North uses his deep technical and organisational knowledge to help CIOs, business and software teams to deliver quickly and successfully. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and agile techniques. With over twenty years of experience in IT, Dan is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide. The originator of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Deliberate Discovery, Dan has published feature articles in numerous software and business publications, and contributed to The RSpec Book: Behaviour Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends and 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts. He occasionally blogs at

Eugene “Bear” Lehenbauer

Group Manager Information Technology


Eugene “Bear” Lehenbauer (Group Manager Information Technology) drives IT Delivery Optimization at Citrix. In addition to fostering adoption of DevOps principles and solutions, he directs IT SWAT Team efforts for critical situation resolution. His background in software test engineering and IT operations management brings relevant perspective and insights to help bring architecture/dev, test, and operations efforts into alignment.

Aruna Ravichandran

VP, DevOps Product Marketing
CA Technologies


Aruna Ravichandran is Vice President of DevOps Product Marketing and the New Product Introduction Office at CA Technologies. She has over 20 years of experience in building and marketing products in various markets such as IT Operations Management (APM, Infrastructure management, Service Management, Cloud Management, Analytics, Log Management, and Data Center Infrastructure Management), Continuous Delivery, Test Automation, Security and SDN. In her current role, she leads the product and solutions marketing , strategy, market segmentation, and messaging, positioning, competitive, sales enablement across all DevOps products which spans revenues over $1B. She is the key spokesperson for DevOps with analysts, press, customers and major events.

Prior to CA she has worked at Juniper Networks and Hewlett Packard where-in she led marketing for various products. She has presented in various conferences such as Gartner Symposium, Gartner ITOM, Gartner DC, DevOps Summit, Cloud Expo, CA World, and HP Discover. She has authored of several articles and publications on SYS-CON Media, Wired Insights, Tech Target, Information Week etc.

Aruna holds a Masters in Computer Engineering and MBA from Santa Clara University.


With content built around three pillars of DevOps strategy – Agile Management, Continuous Delivery,
and Agile Operations – we can help you master your digital transformation – and you don’t even need to leave your office. You’ll have a choice of attending live video keynotes, interacting with subject-matter experts manning virtual product booths, downloading educational content, and networking with your peers in our virtual lounge.

Be prepared to lead a digital transformation in your company!