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Investments Unlimited DevOps Novel
John Willis DevOps Handbook
John Willis
Distinguished Researcher
John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for around 40 years. John is co-author of a few bestsellers: 1. "The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations." 2. Beyond The Phoenix Project 3. Investments Unlimited (A Novel About DevOps, Security, Audit Compliance, and Thriving in the Digital Age) He was formerly the Founding Member of the Global Transformation Officer at Red Hat and the Director of Ecosystem Development at Docker. 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.
Katie McLaughlin
Senior Developer Relations Engineer
Katie McLaughlin (@glasnt, she/they) is a Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Google Cloud, focusing on improving the experience for serverless developers, specializing in Python. They are a global core organizer for DevOpsDays, a contributing author to “97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know”, and was awarded the O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2017. When they’re not changing the world, they enjoy cooking, making tapestries, and seeing just how well various application stacks handle emoji.
Shubh Chatterjee
Principal Data Scientist and MLops Lead
Shubh Chatterjee is a tenured Machine learning practioner with 10+ years of experience in developing AI driven products and services. He is currently Principal data scientist and Mlops lead at Sportsbet where he is leading the development of next generation Machine learning deployment platform. In his career he has helped solve some of the hardest business problems across banking, healthcare, retail, ecommerce, and cyber-crime using the power of scientific thinking and cutting-edge engineering. In terms of education, he has studied engineering, business and actuarial science and has worked in global organisations like American Express, JP Morgan Chase, National Australia Bank and Threatmetrix. In his free time Shubh enjoys going for long runs, reading books and spending time with family.
Darragh Kennedy
Director of Engineering
Darragh has over 20 years ICT experience in Ireland and Australia with the last 10 plus years spent in the cloud space. Currently Director of Engineering at Zendesk his group manage storage and streaming systems at Zendesk and other internal management services.
Ashish Kumar
Director - Field Engineering
Ashish has spent a large part of the decade building APIs driven architectures and products across telcos and recently at Google. These days, being part of the field engineering team at, Ashish focuses on creating application networking fabric that brings together APIs, service mesh, Istio and Cilium.
Liam Norton
Senior Engineering Manager
Liam is an engineering manager at Zendesk in the Foundation team where they manage storage, capacity, and compliance for the 150+ engineering teams there. Still a developer at heart, Liam is passionate about delivering reliable and scalable software solutions that solves the right problems for customers.
Matty Stratton
Director, Developer Relations
Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences. Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL. He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.
Pas Apicella
Principal Solution Engineer
Pas Apicella is a Principal Engineer APJ at Snyk, working on the Snyk Platform to ensure customers secure their cloud native applications from source to cloud and in turn mitigate the risk to the business. He has extensive experience in open source software, distributed systems and modern cloud native development. He graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Computer Science and since then has worked for companies such as Snyk, Elastic, Pivotal, VMware, Oracle and IBM in various roles over 20+ years.
Nigel Wright
Senior SRE Lead
Nigel Wright is an SRE Lead at First AML, where he helps enable a fast moving, dynamic engineering department to safely, quickly and securely ship changes often. With over 20 years experience in tech, Nigel has help a wide range of roles in both IT Operations / Infrastructure and Software Development and has "seen some stuff". Outside of tech, Nigel keeps busy by playing music and obsessing about how to make the perfect cheeseburger.
Koray Harman
DevOps Specialist
Koray Harman is an Observability Strategist at Splunk, and is involved in the go-to market, incubation, and product road-map strategies for Splunk��s Observability offerings across APAC. He comes from a consultancy background involved in all things data, across several key industries and organisations of all sizes. Koray is a huge Observability evangelist, and is very excited to a part of such fast paced and business critical technologies.
Ben Ridley
Public Sector Solution Architect
Ben is a passionate DevSecOps practitioner working as a Solution Architect at GitLab where he helps customers transform how they develop software. Prior to working at GitLab, Ben worked in a variety of infrastructure engineering and software development roles across the Public Sector and Australia's National Intelligence Community.
Andrew Coulter
Head of Engineering - Investment Management
Andrew leads several cross functional teams at Iress working on projects spanning multiple continents, and is passionate about autonomous teams resulting in the best outcomes. A strong proponent of the agile methodology and systems thinking, and a believer in always seeking continuous improvement. Previously an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, his background in both finance and technology allowed native communication with each of development, product experts and end-users. This was to leave him with a lasting impression how collaboration of cross skilled individuals leads to the best results. Prior to joining Iress, he worked at Jacques Martin and NSP Lewis as both an actuarial analyst and investment consultant.
Ashley Cheuk
Senior Solution Engineer
Ashley is a Solutions Engineering at LaunchDarkly where he helps customers deliver code continuously and ship releases faster. He's had a long career in tech working across application development, database management, mobile development and integration at orgs like Oracle, Sisense and now Launch Darkly. He picked up a recent passion for rock climbing and enjoys the casual drink.
Justin Gould
Head of Workplace Engineering
Head of Technology looking after Corporate technologies, Service Now and modern workplace engineering. Also wearing the People hat within Technology to drive culture and great outcomes.
Natasha Michael
Senior HR Business Partner
Senior Human Resource Business Partner, supporting Leaders to grow and develop their best talent and culture, by cultivating an environment of respect, open communication, collaboration, enablement and accountability.
Pat Shueh
VP, Solutions Engineering
Pat is an evangelist and VP of Solution Engineering for Asia Pacific & Japan at Zimperium, Inc based in Singapore. He advises and consults enterprises on how to protect their mobile device and business-critical app from today’s sophisticated mobile attack across: device, network, application and phishing. He has over 20 years of experience from various roles from development, operations and consulting.