Want to close the culture and skills gap for DevOps?

Join the IT leader track to find out how.

Wednesday 11 October 2017

For the third consecutive year, PuppetConf will feature an IT Leader track focused on emerging trends in IT, real-world stories of digital transformation, the future of DevOps, security and compliance, and journeys to the cloud. The IT Leader track is ideal for executives, managers and individuals responsible for leading transformations within their organization.

A lineup of expert presenters and panelists will cover:

  • How organizations are enabling digital transformation.
  • Successes and lessons learned from organizations that have adopted DevOps practices.
  • Approaches to ensure security & compliance without sacrificing agility.
  • Strategies for moving to the cloud, achieving portability, and shifting to microservices.
  • Practical tips for CIOs and IT leaders seeking to build high-impact teams.


10:45am - 10:55am - Introduction & opening remarks: The CIO’s Digital Mandate
Hear from Puppet on the role CIOs play in leading transformation and serving as a broker to the future.

10:55am - 11:30am - The Shift to Digital Business
Digital transformation requires transformational leaders.  In this session, learn first-hand how one company evolved its business models, its organizational culture and its practices to be like a software company and transform the way it engages its customers.

11:45am - 12:30pm - Panel: Closing The Culture And Skill Gap For DevOps
DevOps is all about improving the way organizations work in order to deliver better software faster. It starts with people. In this panel, you’ll hear how three IT leaders led cultural change within their organizations and put a strategy in place to attract, develop and retain the talent they needed for success with DevOps.

12:30pm - 2:15pm - Lunch & networking

2:15pm - 3:00pm - Panel: Scaling DevOps From Pockets to Prevalence Across Your Organization
As more organizations jump on the DevOps bandwagon, the conversation has shifted from “why” to “how”. With customers increasingly demanding a great, consistent experience everywhere, success in isolation is no longer good enough. In this panel, hear from three industry experts who successfully led DevOps transformations within their organizations and learn how to gain buy in, unify teams and fragmented process, and scale your DevOps practice from a single team to your entire enterprise.

3:15pm - 4:00pm - Panel: Successfully Navigating Your Journey to the Cloud
We’re moving to a cloud-first and cloud-native world, where technology is delivered faster, and with greater agility, than ever before. But many of us still stumble as we look to migrate workloads to the cloud. In this panel, you’ll learn how modernization doesn’t mean you need to reinvent the wheel, and you’ll see how three organizations have successfully led their organizations to the cloud without sacrificing agility, security, or control.

4:30pm - 5:10pm - Panel: Containers, Microservices And The Data Center of Tomorrow
Containers and microservices are changing the way modern applications are delivered and operated. In this session, you’ll find out what the future holds for microservices, learn how to overcome challenges to container adoption, and hear first-hand how these modern technologies have unlocked the door to growth and velocity for three leading companies.

5:10pm - 5:15pm - Closing remarks