Day 1 Morning Close (US 2021)

We hope you enjoyed the morning plenary talks.

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Jeff Gallimore

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Excella



Pretty amazing. Start to the DevOps enterprise summit. Don't you think? All right. We're about to head to a break, but I want to share some things to know before you go. Like I just said, we're about to break now. And then the breakout talks will start at 11:20 AM. Central time check out vendor dome at 12:20 PM. Central time. Couple of our sponsors are talking about software supply chain attacks and what you could do to prevent them. If that's something you'd like to know more about head to vendor dome, we have networking time and networking opportunities starting at 2:55 PM central time. That's birds of a feather and lean coffee. Visit our sponsors in the virtual expo hall and check out the games for fun and prizes and be back here for more plenary talks starting at 4:15 PM central time.


At the start of the day, I promised to share more information about gather the virtual conference space we've created for the summit. When you enter, gather, you'll have the opportunity to set your character, please set your name and gather to match your name and slack. That'll make it easier for you and others to interact, and then do whatever makes you happy with your choice of character and clothing. You can use the map to orient yourself, to gather and where you are in it. There are also private spaces throughout gather when you're in a private space, no one outside that private space can see your video or hear you. You can tell where the private spaces are by the shading on the floor around it and gather we'll also tell you when you've entered one, you can also interact with some of the objects in the space, the light up when you get near them and gather will tell you to press X, to interact with them. These objects may or may not be associated with some of the games that's for you to find out. So I hope you're excited about using gather. We've recreated the hallway track virtually and gather. And I know that's something many of us appreciate as such a valuable part of the conference experience, especially at the summit at the start of the day. I also told you we would have a special birds of a feather session each day to hear more about today's session. Watch this from Levi and Elizabeth.


Good morning and welcome. My name is Levi Gaynor. I'm with us bank and I'm joined by Elizabeth Hendrickson. And we're excited to share with you a recent publication from it revolution, which is the, uh, DevOps enterprise forum paper titled winning together a playbook for aligning technology and business. So we got together with a great team that included Dominica to grant us, Anna Torres, Jeffrey Fredrick, Elizabeth, and myself. Um, and one of the things we wanted to talk about, and I'm sure you've all heard of it and read articles on the importance of aligning technology and business, but that doesn't mean it's solved. Is it?


Oh, it's so not solved. Even just in our conversation within the team, the same kinds of phrases kept coming up over and over again, they are in all companies across all industries, things like technology complaining, um, the business is full of demands, but they don't even consult with us on what's technically feasible.


And the business also asks, why does it take so long for you to get things built


Or you're not delivering the things we signed you up for?


And the technologists are asking, can you just involve us earlier? So we can be a part of the strategy,


Right? So this is really the impetus behind the paper. Despite years and years of digital transformation, publications, conferences, workshops, it's still not a solved problem. And we believe that the solution involves learning how to partner effectively between technology and the business. So that's what the paper is about is approaches and techniques for partnering effectively.


And we'd love to chat with you a little bit more about it in this afternoons, birds of a feather come chat with us.


Levi and Elizabeth will be hosting this session themselves during the networking time in the birds of a feather room and gather it will be in the space in the top left corner of that room. Join them and your fellow attendees to talk about how to align business and technology to win together. And with that, just remember be back here for more plenary talks starting at 4:15 PM central time. Okay. That's it have fun? Learn lots.