DevSecOps derives its own name from being an amalgamation of formerly three separate common teams within most IT organizations, Development, Security and Operations. With the onslaught of new technologies and methods to build, deploy and secure such solutions, it's become paramount to unite and streamline these traditionally separate activities. This doesn't come without its own set of challenges; from turf wars to knowledge and abilities, with most of the effort trying to wed-up the right puzzle pieces to ensure overall team successes.
There's also no success in this area given to a group of "rock stars" or "prima donnas" but more from "roadies" and "sidemen" who work to make sure the whole show is going to be good rather than try to take center stage. Finding, identifying, and nurturing the staff and talent that is willing to work through the change not only within the IT organization, but are also ambassadors to the rest of the organization to help them through the new ways of exploiting the new ways of integrating technology into business.
Splunk is going the extra mile to promote Global Splunk User Group Week!
They randomly picked six user groups and gave the leader two Oculus Quests 2s: one to keep and one to raffle off; and we got picked! So come next week and you might be that lucky winner (see additional requirements below).
But wait, there is more! They are funding an additional prize to raffle off. Another (different) lucky attendee will get a Raspberry Pi 4.
To win, you have to be:
a) present during the drawing
b) be a current Splunk customer or partner
c) ask a question relevant to the presentation OR suggest a future topic
d) provide an email and shipping address if you win
I'll ask for topics during the meeting.
May the odds be ever in your favor!
Senior Technology Advocate
Adept senior technology leader with broad experience in both public and private sectors across a range of business sectors. Over 20+ years of progressive hands-on experience in advanced technologies and cybersecurity practices, developing tactical and strategic execution goals.
Adept senior technology leader with broad experience in both public and private sectors across a range of business sectors. Over 20+ years of progressive hands-on experience in advanced technologies and cybersecurity practices, developing tactical and strategic execution goals. Led teams of over 100 staff to deliver solutions across multiple product and service delivery lines utilizing Agile frameworks in a DevSecOps environment.
At the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG), executed over $40m budget to 99.97% efficiency. Developed comprehensive proposals across organizational divisions to continue investment in new technologies and modernization, resulting in year-over-year increased portfolio growth, delivery, and comprehensive resource management activities.
Bootstrapped numerous major initiatives across government and industry; including the US Digital Service (USDS), the President’s Management Agenda for the Open Data Initiative, U.S. Department of the Interior’s first mobile technology strategy, and led the 2014 revision to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) through agency clearance and approval at Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Executive Office of the President (EOP).