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John Willis

John Willis

John Willis

ST Technologies

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 35 years. Currently he is Vice President of DevOps and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. He was formerly Director of Ecosystem Development at Docker. Prior to Docker, Willis was the VP of Solutions for Socketplane (sold to Docker) and Enstratius (sold to Dell). Prior to to Socketplane and Enstratius, Willis was the VP of Training and Services at Opscode, where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award-winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise. Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems.

Session: DevSecOps Kata

Mike Rother has been studying Toyota Production Systems (TPS) for almost three decades. In 2009, in his book Toyota Kata, he explained how Toyota was able to achieve dominating success in the market for over 40 years using what he calls "meta-skills. Put simply, he explained how Toyota acted like scientists in every facet of their business. Over the past few years, there have been numerous examples of how the ideas patterns and practices of Toyota Kata have been successfully used in Devops modern IT Transformations. Leap to 2018 where there are now interesting conversations happening around Devops and Security. This discussion has been coined as DevSecOps. In this presentation, we are going to tie together the amazing Devops Kata work with some of the new ideas emerging with the DevSecOps discussions.