Gene Kim is a multiple-award-winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. 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 is passionate about IT operations, security and compliance, and how IT organizations successfully transform from “good to great.” His three books are The Phoenix Project, Visible Ops, and Visible Ops Security.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Mark Schwartz is the chief information officer (CIO) of the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Service, and a noted advocate for adoption of agile development inside Government. He assumed his position on June 14, 2010. As CIO, Schwartz is oversees all of USCIS’ information technology functions. He is author of the highly regarded book, The Art of Business Value, with foreword by Gene Kim.
David Linthicum, noted Cloud Computing Visionary, CTO & CEO and Author will speak on May 11. David is a much sought-after speaker helping public and private sector organizations understand the technology that is reshaping businesses every day.
With more than 13 books on computing, more than 3,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly.
Mr. Gary R. Bliss is the Director, Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. Generally recognized in both industry and government as a leading authority on the economics of defense procurement, Mr. Bliss has an established track record in institutional reform and enterprise reengineering. and recognized expert in management information system governance and reengineering, manufacturing enterprise reengineering and acquisition institutional reform
He is currently leading for DoD a re-engineering effort of Acquisition-Intelligence-Requirements communities which is directly relevent to the event theme.
Richard is a SAFe® Fellow and Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile, Inc. There he helps customers all over the world implement Agile methods and practices at Scale. Richard has over 20 years experience in software development from practitioner to executive. He is an active contributor to the PMI Portfolio and Program Management standards and is an Agile Planning and Portfolio Management expert.
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