As more businesses turn toward a DevOps approach to application development and deployment, the need for open technology has never been greater. We continue to see that when disparate teams speak a common language, innovation can happen faster—and the same applies to the systems they use.

Theme_SocialTilepsdIBM is partnering with industry leaders from tech and business for the Open Cloud Summit at the Exploratorium in San Francisco on Sept. 15. The event will explore the key areas where DevOps and open technologies intersect, and how they complement each other. We’ll be discussing trends, offering industry viewpoints, sharing success stories and providing guidance to help customers accelerate the business impact of an open DevOps approach.

In one of my recent IBM Dojo interviews, I spoke with Dave Lindquist, IBM Fellow & Vice President for IBM Cloud DevOps and Analytics. We discussed IBM’s transformation toward a DevOps culture, and he shared some of the most important aspects that teams must focus on when making the transition.

First is the change that must occur with the organization’s culture. How do you begin to integrate developers with designers, business strategists and data scientists? And, as Dave asked, how do you “put them together in a small team and create a culture where that team is empowered to figure out how they’re going to proceed through a series of steps to achieve the desired outcomes?”

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Teams adopting a DevOps culture should bring in the practice of continuous innovation and improvement so each iteration builds on the next. And finally, choice with consistency is the key to any effective cloud and DevOps strategy. This is where open technology comes in. Innovation happens faster when you’re using open technology. Interoperability speeds innovation—it’s that simple.

Think about the way these open tech communities like OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, CNCF and the Open Container Initiative work to build some of the code and standards that developers are relying on to build their applications. Without a standard DevOps framework from which to work, these groups—made up of disparate bands of stakeholders—could turn chaotic.

Want to hear more—and not just from me, but from some of the industry’s leading experts? Join us in San Francisco for the Open Cloud Summit on Sept 15. The event is free and open to customers and business partners. Check out the agenda below and register today.

Want to learn more? Join me and several other event speakers on a CrowdChat, Thursday, Sept. 1 where we’ll preview the event and answer your specific DevOps questions.

Hope to see you in San Francisco!


Time Description
11:30am – 12:00pm Registration & Refreshments
12:00pm – 12:15pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
12:15pm – 12:45pm Up the Stack we Climb
12:45pm – 12:55pm Lightning Talk: Containers ♥ DevOps (and you should, too)
12:55pm – 1:05pm Lightning Talk: DevOps in the Enterprise
1:05pm – 1:15pm Lightning Talk: DevOps Made Easy
1:15pm – 1:30pm Break
1:30pm – 2:00pm Panel: DevOps in Action
2:00pm – 2:10pm Lightning Talk: Serverless Computing Changes the Game
2:10pm – 2:40pm DevOps Works! (No really… We can prove it!)
2:40pm – 2:50pm Closing Remarks
3:00pm – 4:00pm Networking Reception

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