Benjamin Wootton

Benjamin Wootton

@benjaminwootton

Benjamin Wootton is a co-founder of Sendachi, a consultancy that help organisations apply DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Pragmatic Agile practices to improve the outcomes of software delivery projects. He is also the organiser of Docker London Meetup.
Casey West

Casey West

@caseywest

Casey West is a Principal Technologist focused on Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry Platform and lives in Pittsburgh raising three sarcastic children.

Working with Internet infrastructure, web app security, and design taught Casey to be a paranoid, UX-oriented, problem solving Internet plumber; his earliest contributions to Perl live to this day on your Mac. Casey’s speaking and writing ranges from open source communities and culture to technical architecture and automation tips and tricks.
Claire Agutter

Claire Agutter

@claireagutter

Claire Agutter is the director of ITSM Zone, providers of high quality e-learning for IT professionals. Claire uses her background in service management operations and consultancy to blend old and new best practice to give organizations the toolkit they need to deliver business value. From ITIL to DevOps, OBASHI and Agile Service Management, Claire believes in sharing knowledge and experience between organizations, and hosts the popular ITSM Crowd hangouts that provide practical advice to professionals around the world.

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Gareth Rushgrove

Gareth Rushgrove

@garethr

Gareth Rushgrove is a senior software engineer at Puppet Labs. He works remotely from Cambridge (UK) building interesting tools for people to better manage infrastructure. Previously he worked for the UK Government Digital Service focused on infrastructure, operations and information security.

When not working he can be found writing the Devops Weekly newsletter or hacking on software in new-fangled programming languages.
Gene Kim

Gene Kim

@RealGeneKim

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 upcoming “DevOps Handbook.”

Gene 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 was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.

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Jeromy Carriere

Jeromy Carriere

@sjcarriere

Jeromy Carrier works an Engineering Director at Google. He specialises in Software and systems architecture, architecture evaluation, architecture-based software development lifecycle design.
Joanne Molesky

Joanne Molesky

@jemolesky

Joanne Molesky is a Principal Associate at ThoughtWorks and is coauthor of The Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovated at Scale. She specializes in IT Governance, Risk and Compliance and has led our global practice team for Continuous Delivery and the internal Information Security team.

Since publishing the book with co-authors Jez Humble and Barry O’Reilly, she has been traveling the globe, presenting to executives how the principles behind the Lean movement can be applied to the use of information technology to improve their organization’s performance.

Joanne is recognised by HP Enterprise as one of the five women IT leaders to watch in 2016.

@leanenterprise

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John Clapham

John Clapham

@johnC_Bristol

John Clapham is an independent coach, trainer and consultant. Founder of Cotelic, he specialises in DevOps and Agile, helping teams to build great products, and organisations to become more effective, productive and enjoyable to work in. His broad experience in software development ranges from start-up to enterprise scale, formed in the publishing, telecommunications, commerce, defense and public sector arenas.

John’s initiatives are fuelled by coffee, Lego and Bristol’s frequent inclement weather. He occasionally surfaces as @JohnC_Bristol, and has been rumoured to blog at johnclapham.wordpress.com.
Justin Cormack

Justin Cormack

@justincormack

Justin Cormack is an engineer at Docker, and co-author of Docker in Production: Lessons from the Trenches. He worked for Unikernel Systems, and now Docker in Cambridge UK. He is interested in how we can make systems software adapt to modern devops practices, as it is one of the last areas to aspire to the monolithic and slow moving.
Kris Saxton

Kris Saxton

@KrisSaxton

Kris has been a UNIX systems engineer for more than 10 years, with more than half of that time spent building ISPs and ASPs. A technical authority on all things data centre, he has held CTO positions and worked on automating server estates comprised of tens of thousands of machines.

A London School of Economics graduate and erstwhile Mountaineer, proprietary software is his mistress, but his heart lies with open source software.
Philippe Guenet

Philippe Guenet

@WeAreLeanIT

Philippe joined GFT (previously as Rule Financial) in 2011 and has worked on the Operational Excellence of IT delivery in the Financial sector.

With a view to scale Agile adoption, Philippe has focused on Lean and DevOps and the transformation of Banks to continuous delivery. Beyond the technology, Philippe is interested in the Management aspects: organisation, governance, management information, continuous improvement programmes, Enterprise and Solution Architectures.

Outside of work, Philippe loves spending time with family, is a motorsport enthusiast (owning several motorcycles) and thrill seeker practicing off-piste skiing and BMX racing.
Simon Vans-Colina

Simon Vans-Colina

@simonvc

Simon is a DevOps, Infrastructure, and Platform engineer at Mondo, a StartUp building a bank.
Thiago Almeida

Thiago Almeida

@nzthiago

Thiago grew up in Brazil and lived in New Zealand for a long time before joining the Microsoft team in Redmond. He’s part of the team that drives adoption of new technologies, focusing on cloud computing, open source, and DevOps practices.

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