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Andi Mann has been serving as Conference Chair of the DevOps Summit since its inception. He is one of the world's recognized leaders in DevOps, and continues to be one of its most articulate advocates. Here are some recent thoughts of his in an interview we conducted in the run-up to the DevOps Summit to be held June 9-11 at the Javits Center in New York City. When did you first start thinking about DevOps and its potential impact on enterprise IT? Andi: I first started thinking about DevOps back in 2010, when I was an IT industry analyst. It was an intriguing concept, but initially I was very skeptical. Of course I have evolved my opinion since then - it is amazing what a little (okay, a lot) of learning can do! However, my early skepticism stands me in good stead to understand enterprise IT executives' not-insignificant concerns about DevOps. What do you mean by... (more)

People, Process and Technology at @CloudExpo | @IoT2040 #IoT #Cloud #DevOps #Microservices

People have re-entered the picture in discussions about cloud computing. This was my primary takeaway from this year's Cloud Expo New York, an event for which I serve as Conference Chair. Over three days, we hosted thousands of delegates attending sessions from more than 150 speakers, including two prominent women as keynoters, and a range of topics that covered not only enterprise cloud in general, but microservices and containers, Big Data and the IoT, WebRTC, software-defined most-anything, an emerging DevOps culture... and people. People, Process, & Technology People, process,... (more)

My Top Six Reasons to Attend @CloudExpo By @IoT2040 | #IoT #DevOps #Microservices

Top Six Reasons to Attend Cloud Expo There are several hundred good reasons to attend Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo and the DevOps Summit next week (June 9-11) at the Javits Center in New York. Hundreds of great presentations and exhibits, the world's largest audience at an independent Cloud and IoT event, and the inspiration that one always gets when hearing peers discuss what they are doing in the cloud. I've winnowed the list down to half a dozen big-picture items. I'm sure you'll have your big reasons as well. 1. Geek Girls I have a daughter who was an applied math major and is no... (more)

Take the Long View with Digital Transformation By @IoT2040 | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Microservices #InternetOfThings

Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT-and by extension, organizations in general-should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organization understanding that through mobility, data is being generated and analyzed on the edges of th... (more)

Andi Mann @DevOpsSummit Chair | @AndiMann [#DevOps #Microservices]

Andi Mann Returns to @DevOpsSummit as Conference Chair Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to DevOps Summit 2015 as Conference Chair The 4th International DevOps Summit will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great team at Cloud Expo tell the world how the... (more)