Adam Furtado x Shaaron Alvares (Las Vegas 2020)

Adam Furtado is the Chief of Platform at Kessel Run, a U.S. Air Force digital transformation initiative revolutionizing how the Air Force builds and delivers software. As the organization’s original Chief of Product, he led dozens of product teams in delivering war-fighting capability that Airmen around the world have been utilizing in active operations for the past 3 years. In his current role, Adam is leading Kessel Run’s Platform organization, delivering platform and developer services for 60+ product teams with the aligned vision of continuously delivering war-winning software our warfighters love and desperately need. Adam was one of the founding members of Kessel Run and has led its growth from a team of 5 to over 1400 in just over three years (and has all the scars to prove it). He has been bringing a user-centered approach to DevOps into the world’s largest bureaucracy in an effort to solve some of the nation’s toughest challenges. Shaaron A. Alvares works as an Agile and DevOps Transformation Coach at T-Mobile. She has a global work experience leading product, organizational agility and cultural transformation across technology, aerospace, automotive, finance and telecom industries within various global Fortune 500 companies in Europe and the US. She introduced lean product and software development practices and has led significant lean and DevOps practices adoption at, Expedia, Microsoft and T-Mobile. Speaker, trainer and writer, she is a news reporter and editor at InfoQ for Agile, Culture and DevOps, and Ambassador at the DevOps Institute. Shaaron published her M.Phil. and Ph.D. theses with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).


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Adam Furtado

Chief of Platform, Kessel Run, United States Air Force


Shaaron A Alvares

Sr. Agile DevOps Transformation Coach, T-Mobile

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