Fireside chat: Data—the Biggest Constraint in DevOps and CI/CD

Presented by

Gene Kim, WSJ bestselling author of The Unicorn Project, Jed Yueh, CEO, Delphix

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Gene Kim is the WSJ bestselling author of The Unicorn Project. He’s also the founder and organizer of the DevOps Enterprise Summit. Gene shares his thoughts on the role data plays in DevOps, the common thread of data-related challenges that run through DevOps and digital transformation, and what inspired him to invest in Delphix. In the spirit of debate season, Gene and Jed discuss their differing ideologies behind which approach yields the fastest path to success for an organization. Is bottoms up or top-down the right approach to innovation? Watch the interview to find out! About the presenters: Gene Kim is a NYT bestselling author, multiple award-winning CTO, and has researched high-performing technology organizations since 1999. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written six books, including The Unicorn Project (2019), The Phoenix Project (2013), The DevOps Handbook (2016), Accelerate (2018), and The Visible Ops Handbook (2004-2006) series. Since 2014, he has been the founder and organizer of the DevOps Enterprise Summit, studying the technology transformations of large, complex organizations. Jedidiah Yueh started his career as a high school teacher. He is the bestselling author of Disrupt or Die, a book that refutes conventional ideas on innovation with proven frameworks from Silicon Valley. Prior to his book, Jed put his frameworks to the test, leading two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M). Avamar pioneered data de-duplication and generated over $5B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which provides a data platform to enable digital transformation for over 30% of the Global 100 and has surpassed $100 million in ARR. In 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Jed has over 30 patents in data management and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude with a degree in English and psychology from Harvard.

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