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The Reason Enterprises are Failing at DevOps: To Predict the Future, Look to the Past

The Reason Enterprises are Failing at DevOps: To Predict the Future, Look to the Past

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Enterprises are universally struggling to understand where the new tools and methodologies of DevOps fit into their organizations, and are universally making the same mistakes. These mistakes are not unavoidable, and in fact, avoiding them gifts an organization with sustained competitive advantage, just like it did for Japanese Manufacturing Post WWII.

The fundamental mistake is believing that DevOps fits on top of the legacy management of people and things, the way we've always done things since the industrial revolution, and it does not.  DevOps is not an addition but a replacement:  A creeping revolution in the principles of how we run IT.     When you look at the History of American Manufacturing and the costly cycles of failure that preceded adaptation to modern practices, you see the present and the future of global IT. Those that could adapt survived. Those that could not died.

Learning history's lessons is an imperative for survival in a world where the most important skill is adapting to continually accelerating change.  In this session we'll cover the specific actions necessary to adopt the new philosophy and transform into next generation organizations instead of joining former giants like Blockbuster and Toys-R-Us in history's dustbin of cautionary tales.

The Autonomous Nervous System:  Your Organizational Survival Strategy

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"Adapt or die" becomes a more important maxim with every passing hour as the complexity and rate of change of the business environment accelerates exponentially.   In this new world, the metaphor between a complex self-directed organism like a human being and a self-directed entity like an corporation can provide deep insight into how to adapt natures scaling solutions to business and IT.  Coming from a legacy management paradigm based on static markets and unskilled workers, we are in desperate need to reconnect our IT-first business strategy with a model that unlocks the power of the modern knowledge worker to help propel our organizations forward. 

A human being would not survive long if we had to use our single available stream of consciousness to regulate our heartbeat, breathing, and endocrine systems, and likewise our organizations need to abandon yesterday's micromanaging styles and embrace autonomous systems.   In this session we'll explore how to develop an organizational autonomous nervous system by cheapening exploration of potentially disruptive new business models and drive feedback loops deeper into the organization where non-critical decisions can me made to spare the strategic brainpower for setting the direction of the overall mission of the organization.

Speaker Bio:

Greg Bledsoe is a managing consultant at Accenture in the DevOps architecture practice and regularly advises and leads the implementation of DevOps principles and practices at the Fortune 100. He is also a regularly published author.

Greg has spent a career being responsible for keeping platforms secure and reliable. He brings twenty years of experience building scalable, secure and cost effective environments. He is a certified ethical hacker, a certified penetration tester, and led a talented team with the same certifications at Personal, Inc. He has tackled large scaling challenges such as managing the explosive growth of third-party credit card processor TSYS from a few million accounts to hundreds of millions, including an extranet securely connecting hundreds of partners, clients, and vendors.

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Culture: Change or Die

All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the works because of misaligned incentives.

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In his session at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, Greg Bledsoe, a managing consultant at Accenture, discussed an algorithmic method that even someone with no positional power who desires to be an agent of change can implement to achieve cultural transformation and smooth the transition to overcome these obstacles and transform the culture until it has the re-aligned silos that are characteristic of a mature DevOps implementation.

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DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.

DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike. Recent research has shown that DevOps dramatically reduces development time, the amount of enterprise IT professionals put out fires, and support time generally. Time spent on infrastructure development is significantly increased, and DevOps practitioners report more software releases and higher quality. Sponsors of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo will benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.

CloudEXPODevOpsSUMMITDXWorldEXPO 2018 New York will be held November 12-13, 2018 in New York City.

Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.

A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes.

Our Top 200 Digital Transformation Sponsors

Last year, 43 sponsors104 exhibitors, and over 200 DX companies participated at CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO, more than any other similar event in the world. This year we launched our conference conference website and conference schedule on May 12, 2018, exactly six months before our November 12-13 New York event dates.

View our Top 200 Digital Transformation Sponsors ▸ Here

Register for the Conference ▸ Here

We are offering early bird savings on all ticket types where you can save significant amount of money by purchasing your conference tickets today.

Speaking Opportunities Here

This year we are presenting a MEGA faculty of 222 rockstar speakers. Submit your speaking proposal which will be instantly shared with conference advisory board. All accepted proposals are confirmed within six hours of paper submission.

Sponsorship Opportunities Here

Contact us with you sponsorship and exhibit inquiry. We will answer all your questions and work with you to identify the best option based on your goals.

Sponsor List (updated daily) ▸ Here

Exhibitor List (updated daily) ▸ Here

2018 Conference Agenda, Our MEGA Faculty of 222 Rockstar Speakers

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DXWordEXPO New York 2018, DevOpsSUMMIT New York 2018 and CloudEXPO New York 2018 agenda will present 222 rockstar faculty members, 200 sessions and 22 keynotes and general sessions in 10 distinct conference tracks.

  • Cloud-Native | Serverless
  • DevOpsSummit
  • FinTechEXPO - New York Blockchain Event
  • CloudEXPO - Enterprise Cloud
  • DXWorldEXPO - Digital Transformation (DX)
  • Smart Cities | IoT | IIoT
  • AI | Machine Learning | Cognitive Computing
  • BigData | Analytics
  • The API Enterprise | Mobility | Security
  • Hot Topics

CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York cover all of these tools, with the most comprehensive program and with 222 rockstar speakers throughout our industry presenting 22 Keynotes and General Sessions, 200 Breakout Sessions along 10 Tracks, as well as our signature Power Panels. Our Expo Floor brings together the world's leading companies throughout the world of Cloud Computing, DevOps, FinTech, Digital Transformation, and all they entail.

As your enterprise creates a vision and strategy that enables you to create your own unique, long-term success, learning about all the technologies involved is essential. Companies today not only form multi-cloud and hybrid cloud architectures, but create them with built-in cognitive capabilities.

Cloud-Native thinking is now the norm in financial services, manufacturing, telco, healthcare, transportation, energy, media, entertainment, retail and other consumer industries, as well as the public sector.

CloudEXPO is the world's most influential technology event where Cloud Computing was coined over a decade ago and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals.

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Speaking Opportunities Here

Sponsorship Opportunities Here

Sponsor List (updated daily) ▸ Here

Exhibitor List (updated daily) ▸ Here

Conference schedule (updated daily) ▸ Here

Speaker lineup (updated daily) ▸ Here

FinTech Is Now Part of the DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO Program

Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expensive intermediate processes from their businesses.

Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 22nd CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO November 12-13, 2018 in New York City will find fresh new content in two new tracks called:

  • FinTechEXPO
  • New York Blockchain Event

which will incorporate FinTech and Blockchain, as well as machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning in these two distinct tracks.

FinTech brings efficiency as well as the ability to deliver new services and a much improved customer experience throughout the global financial services industry. FinTech is a natural fit with cloud computing, as new services are quickly developed, deployed, and scaled on public, private, and hybrid clouds.

More than US$20 billion in venture capital is being invested in FinTech this year. We're pleased to bring you the latest FinTech developments as an integral part of our program.

Sponsorship Opportunities

CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are together the single event where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discus cloud computing and all that it entails. For more than a decade, sponsors and exhibitors of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities through:

  • Featured on-site presentation and ongoing on-demand webcast exposure to a captive audience of industry decision-makers
  • Showcase exhibition during our new extended dedicated expo hours
  • Breakout Session Priority scheduling for Sponsors that have been guaranteed a 40-minute technical session
  • Online advertising on 4,5 million article pages in SYS-CON's leading i-Technology Publications
  • Capitalize on our Comprehensive Marketing efforts leading up to the show with print mailings, e-newsletters and extensive online media coverage
  • Unprecedented PR Coverage: Unmatched editorial coverage on Cloud Computing Journal
  • Tweetup to over 127,000 plus Twitter followers
  • Press releases sent on major wire services to over 500 industry analysts

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Secrets of Our Most Popular Speakers Here

For more information on sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities call us at 954 242-0444 or contact us ▸ Here

Speaking Opportunities Open

The upcoming 22nd International CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City, NY announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is now open. We reply to all accepted speaking proposals within six hours.

About DXWorldEXPO LLC

DXWorldEXPO LLC is a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based trade show company and the creator of DXWorldEXPO - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo. The company produces and presents the world's most influential technology events including CloudEXPO, DevOpsSUMMIT, FinTechEXPO - Blockchain Event.

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