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 Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win, The Visible Ops Handbook and the newly-released The DevOps Handbook.
Gene has been studying high performing technology organizations since 1999. He 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.
Gene has been hosting the DevOps Enterprise Summit since 2014. He has also been part of the team behind Puppet State of DevOps Report for four years, which has surveyed more than 25,000 technical professionals worldwide to better understand the technical practices, cultural norms, and lean management practices we associate with DevOps, along with Jez Humble and Dr. Nicole Forsgren.
In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and he was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.