Speakers


Gene Kim

Author and DevOps Thought Leader

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.

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.

Derek Langone

Chief Executive Officer, XebiaLabs

Derek brings to XebiaLabs over 20 years of experience in IT leadership roles. As Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for setting the company’s vision, executing on its strategy and driving its growth to become a recognized market leader in the Enterprise DevOps space. Before joining XebiaLabs, Derek served as EVP of Sales at Telerik through their acquisition by Progress Software, President of SmartBear Software, and VP of Sales at IMCEDA, now Quest Software.

Tony Wilmer

Lead DevOps Pipeline Engineer, Digital Globe

Tony Wilmer is the Lead DevOps Pipeline Engineer at DigitalGlobe Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in deploy and release automation. Tony joined Digital Globe in 2004. Since then he has led the teams that designed and implemented multiple evolutions of the CI/CD Software Pipeline. The latest DevOps evolution of this pipeline automates the deployments of hundreds of microservices that fly, task and deliver imagery from DigitalGlobe's newest WorldView-4 satellite.

DigitalGlobe is the world’s leading provider of high-resolution Earth imagery, data and analysis.​ ​With the most sophisticated commercial satellite constellation in orbit, we create the world’s smartest images, giving customers the confidence to make the decisions that matter most.​

Tim Buntel

Vice President of Products, XebiaLabs

Tim Buntel is responsible for product management and evangelism. He has been involved with software product management, strategy, and marketing for more than 20 years at companies including Atlassian, Adobe, Microsoft, and Allaire with an emphasis on developer tools and platforms. He is also a longtime startup mentor and advisor, and public speaker at industry events worldwide.

Stefan Simenon

Head of COE Tooling & COE Software Development, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Stefan Simenon studied Physics & Information Technology. He has been working in IT at ABN AMRO since 1997 and has held a wide range of roles, including programming, testing, designing, project management, service delivery management, global service delivery, service management and vendor management. Stefan has been Head of COE Tooling & COE Software Development since 2014 and is currently responsible for Tools, Software Quality and CI/CD implementation with ABN AMRO.

Stefan is passionate about topics such as Continuous Integration, Software Quality, DevOps and deployment management, and the management of the cultural, organizational, team and technological changes associated with these approaches.

Andrew Phillips

VP DevOps Strategy, XebiaLabs

Andrew Phillips heads up DevOps strategy at XebiaLabs. Andrew is a recognized thought leader in the DevOps, Cloud and Delivery Automation space. He is a frequent speaker at DevOps conferences worldwide, is a co-author of the IT Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery and has published many articles in publications such as DevOps Magazine, DZone, InfoQ, CM Crossroads and SD Times. He also contributes to a number of open source projects including Apache clouds, the leading cloud library.

Tom Larrow

DevOps Automation Engineer, KeyBank

Tom took a long meandering career path through television, video game development, motorsports, and manufacturing before ending up as the Deployment and Delivery lead on the KeyBank DevOps team. Key Bank was the first top-15 bank to run their online banking platform in Kubernetes, and Tom writes the continuous integration and delivery scripts to deploy it to all environments. He is always tinkering and breaking things, and improving the process by putting things back together in new ways.

Ting Cosper

Director, Enterprise IT Change Management and DevOps, Freedom Mortgage

Ting Cosper is leading the DevOps journey at Freedom Mortgage Co. Long before continuous integration was a hot topic, he was designing and building both Microsoft and Novell networks. He was an innovator in the computer systems validation field at Bristol Myers Squibb and eventually moved into the operational space at TD Bank, where he focused on Internet Banking and Enterprise Availability. Nowadays he leads Enterprise Change Management, DevOps, Enterprise Monitoring, Performance Testing and Operational Test Automation teams and is a go-to guy for delivering enterprise solutions.

T.J. Randall

VP of Customer Success, XebiaLabs

T.J. Randall is the street-smart DevOps technologist and business-minded VP behind XebiaLabs’ Customer Success team. T.J. combines hands-on engineering experience with a passion for studying the intersections of business and technology. At XebiaLabs, he routinely partners with global enterprises to implement successful DevOps strategies. T.J. has also helped scores of IT professionals develop practical, cost-effective DevOps models that win support from executive management and colleagues across their organizations.

Vincent Partington

CTO, XebiaLabs

Vincent Partington founded XebiaLabs and is the driver of technology planning, strategic direction and strategic partnerships for the company. Vincent ensures the company continues to lead the field in engineering and innovative technologies.

Amy Johnston

Product Manager, XebiaLabs

Amy Johnston is Product Manager for XL Deploy, XebiaLabs' deployment automation solution. Amy brings nearly 15 years of experience working on software across a variety of industries, from banking to telecomm. At XebiaLabs, she plays a key role in developing the feature roadmap for XL Deploy and working closely with customers to validate new features. Amy also supports Scrum teams in their day-to-day development.

Manu Varshney

Product Manager, XebiaLabs

Manu Varshney is Product Manager for XebiaLabs’ XL Release software. Manu offers deep experience driving software projects, having held a range of roles, from product owner and business analyst, to software developer. Her specialties include Agile methodologies and driving the alignment of application design and development with business vision

Jason Lenny

Technical Product Director, XebiaLabs

Jason J. Lenny is Director of Technical Product Management for XebiaLabs. He is an experienced leader in the DevOps delivery space, with 20 years of expertise in change and release management, build/release engineering, and software publishing pipelines. Prior to XebiaLabs, Jason worked for Nike in the US and Europe on their global release engineering and change/release management processes.

Sunil Mavadia

Director of Customer Success, XebiaLabs

Sunil Mavadia is Director of Customer Success for XebiaLabs. A former customer, Sunil brings deep experience with DevOps initiatives, having lead major DevOps transition projects with his previous company. At XebiaLabs, Sunil works closely with customers to ensure successful implementations of the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform.