Vendor-Neutral Conference Program

Explore DevOps

Organizations everywhere are dipping their toes into DevOps, recognizing that old waterfall approaches no longer serve the pace of today's application development and implementation cycles. But achieving true DevOps success requires systemic integration that goes far beyond simple cooperation between developer and operations teams. As companies make changes to ensure their applications are created and deployed quickly, questions are shifting from understanding the basic premise of DevOps to making progress after a program is implemented and measuring success.

The DevOps track at Interop ITX, led by Jayne Groll, CEO of the DevOps Institute, explores these questions and introduces practices and principles attendees can apply to their own successful DevOps implementations. Sessions focus on four major areas: culture, site reliability engineering, technological advances, and performance metrics.

DevOps Track Chair: Jayne Groll

Jayne Groll is CEO of the DevOps Institute (DOI). Her IT management career spans over 25 years of senior IT management roles across a wide range of industries. Jayne carries many IT credentials including ITIL Expert™, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Agile Service Manager, DevOps Foundation and is a Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE)™. Jayne is very active in the DevOps, ITSM, Agile and DevOps communities and is the author of the Agile Service Management Guide. She is a frequent presenter at local, national and virtual events. Hear more in this video with Jayne.

DevOps Review Board

• Rob Hirschfeld, Founder/CEO, RackN
 Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate, Splunk

Don't miss these hot sessions:

Achieving Rapid Product Innovation with Lean Techniques and DevOps

Date:  Friday, May 4
Time:  11:00am - 11:50am
Pass Type: All Access, Conference
Format: Conference Session

Two years ago, Asurion's Soluto tech help product development team looked like a typical development team that you'd find anywhere. Product owners wrote requirements, dev teams would provide estimates, and priority battles would be fought at every sprint planning session. The release process was heavyweight, fragile and had significant risk, and in the end, many of the requirements failed to deliver value.

In this session, go behind the scenes to learn how the Soluto team started over and transformed every aspect of how they work. You'll learn about how the team is organized and changes in the team culture, the development process that focuses on going from idea to learning as fast as possible, and the Cloud-first and DevOps-first approach that enables speed. This is real life though, so you'll also hear about the inherent challenges that come with the new model of working.

Greg Newton
Vice President, TechnologyAsurion

DevOps Today: What Does It Mean to You

Date:  Wednesday, May 2
Time:  9:00am - 9:45am
Pass Type: All Access, Conference
Format: Conference Session

DevOps is not new, or should not be new to anyone, but the concepts behind the term are evolving. Today we face BizDevSecOps, which introduces a whole company approach to driving business value from IT. This session will discuss this evolution, and how your organization can best address the cultural and organization changes to meet the dynamic nature of today's business demands.


Rosalind Radcliffe
Distinguished EngineerIBM

AI for DevOps – Using Metrics, KPIs, and Analytics to Drive Continuous Improvement

Date: Thursday, May 3
Time: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pass Type: All Access, Conference
Format: Conference Session
As DevOps moves into “Day 2,” it is maturing beyond task-based CI/CD automation, toward a culture of continuous learning based on fast feedback loops. Leading this change, organizations are measuring and sharing metrics, KPIs, and analytics from every team, every activity, and every service, from initial planning to production management.

More than just reporting speed and feeds, DevOps leaders are bringing artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to DevOps – using big data, machine learning, predictive analytics, operational intelligence, algorithmic operations, service telemetry, application instrumentation, and “AIOps” to support data-driven decisions.

Backed with research data and real-world case studies, this session will help developers, engineers, administrators, and DevOps leaders learn how to apply metrics, KPIs, and analytics in order to:

  • Accelerate delivery pipelines
  • Improve application quality
  • Monitor real-time operations
  • Find and fix current problems
  • Review historical incidents
  • Predict potential issues
  • Prevent future outages
  • Demonstrate business impact

Andi Mann
Chief Technology AdvocateSplunk

Bonus: DevOps Foundation Certification Course

Interop ITX is pleased to announce a partnership with the DevOps Institute to offer a certification course for our attendees. This two-day program will allow attendees to earn a DevOps Foundation Certification while at the event, at no additional cost.

The course will take place over two full days, on Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1. An All Access or Summits & Workshops Pass is required for access to the course. 

Because attendees will need to complete a pre-class assignment before the first day, an RSVP is required. You can RSVP for the course by selecting "DevOps Foundation Certification" as your Workshop and Summit selection during the registration process. Learn more here.