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DevOps Enterprise Summit London: Tales of Courage and Community

Tales of Courage and Community

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After spending two amazing days with 700 of my closest DevOps cohorts from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and beyond, I learned all about the latest and greatest IT and technology transformation reports at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London. With substantial growth in attendance from the first year, in 2016, the buzz around the show was palpable. And, what a location! From the venue, the QEII Centre, we had 360-degree views of central London, from Big Ben to the London Eye and beyond.

Despite the terrorist attack that had happened less than 48 hours before the start of the event, the community had the courage and determination to “keep calm and carry on” and to not let that affect the days of learning and sharing ahead.

Speaking of courage and community, those were two central themes we heard consistently in nearly every presentation at the event. Another major theme was the need for IT leadership to finally get a seat at the business decision makers’ table. Read on as I dive into the key learnings from DevOps Enterprise Summit London.

More Stories By Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.