devopsdays Columbus - Leadership Summit

In the leadership summit we will be discussing strategic frameworks and case studies focused on value realization, change management, roadmapping, security and architecture. The leadership session is limited to 50 senior execs to provide an intimate setting for dialogue, inquiry, and learning.

Our speakers this year are:

  • Ryan Hughes (VP, Cloud Solutions & DevOps Platform ) and Cindy Payne (Director IT Applications) – Nationwide - “Cloud + DevOps: Boom Goes the Dynamite”
  • John Willis – SJ Technologies (VP of Devops and Digital Practices – co-author DevOps Handbook) – “DevSecOps Kata”
  • Jim Shingler – Platform Architecture and DevOps Leader - Cardinal - “Devops is journey and not an event : the principles and spectrum of approaches to enabling devops in a $140 billion global business”

Leadership Summit Agenda:

12:00- 1:00 lunch
1:15 - 1:15 Welcome
1:15 - 2:15 Speakers: Ryan Hughes and Cindy Payne
2:15 - 3:15 Speaker: John Willis
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 Speaker: Jim Shingler
4:45 - 5:30 closing/happy hour


Cynthia Payne

Cindy Payne

Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes

Introducing DevOps into Nationwide over the past several years has afforded many productivity and cultural benefits; however, we know many skills gaps, handoffs, and organizational challenges still exist. These challenges are exacerbated with new self-service cloud capabilities, which brings the world of infrastructure directly to the developers’ fingertips. Join us as we take you through our challenges, mistakes, and solutions as we guide our over 2,500 developers to realize full potential.

Jim Shingler

Jim Shingler

Cardinal Health is a massive organization and undergoing massive changes. Jim will walk us through Cardinal’s devops approach. He’ll discuss the spectrum of models from DIY to “White Glove” of enablement. Additionally, he’ll discuss the key principles they’re following that are applicable from a web-based java app to a green screen mainframe app and offshoring considerations.

John Willis

John Willis

Mike Rother has been studying Toyota Production Systems (TPS) for almost three decades. In 2009, in his book Toyota Kata, he explained how Toyota was able to achieve dominating success in the market for over 40 years using what he calls "meta-skills". Put simply, he explained how Toyota acted like scientists in every facet of their business. Over the past few years, there have been numerous examples of how the ideas patterns and practices of Toyota Kata have been successfully used in Devops modern IT Transformations. Leap to 2018 where there are now interesting conversations happening around Devops and Security. This discussion has been coined as DevSecOps. In this presentation, we are going to tie together the amazing Devops Kata work with some of the new ideas emerging with the DevSecOps discussions.