DevOps: A Catalyst for Enterprise Agility (Heidi Araya & Esteban Garcia)

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Agile and DevOps are both common buzzwords and lots of organizations are “doing” them. Implementing frameworks such as Scrum/Kanban sometimes can make changes within an area of the company, but instituting DevOps essentials such as continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous monitoring often require greater collaboration across teams in companies with functional structures. Find out how implementing Agile and DevOps practices at your organization can cause changes in mindsets, people, processes and tools, often leading to real organizational change and improved agility. After attending, listeners will leave with an understanding of the journeys we have seen to get there and the key drivers for a successful transformation.

Heidi Araya, BrightLogic, Agile Leader

Heidi is an Agile Coach and Trainer who has been working with remote teams since 1999. She aims to show teams and enterprises the value of a cohesive vision and mission, systems thinking, and self-organizing teams. An active member of the Agile community, she trains and speaks at events and conferences worldwide. With over 20 years of experience in software & technology in roles ranging from Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Project Manager, and Business Analyst, she brings her diverse background to develop companies improve business processes and create teams that deliver value to customers. Heidi is currently Agile Leader at PhishMe, Inc., the leading provider of threat management software for organizations concerned about human susceptibility to advanced targeted attacks.

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Esteban Garcia, Nebbia Technology

Esteban Garcia is the Founder and Chief Technologist of Nebbia Technology, a DevOps consulting and Azure-powered technology company. With almost 20 years of experience building enterprise software, Esteban has a passion for application lifecycle management, Azure, and DevOps best practices. He mentors, trains, and works closely with teams to help them implement automation and get the most out of their tools and processes. Esteban enjoys working with the software community, is the president of the Orlando .NET user group, and has been designated as a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP. Read his blog at ALMGuide.com.