DevOps Advisory Board

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The DevOps Advisory Board is a group of experts and industry executives who specialize in topics including: DevOps technologies, continuous integration / continuous delivery, DevSecOps, application scalability and maintenance, and Cloud IT management.The DevOps Advisory Board is a group of experts and industry executives who specialize in topics including: DevOps technologies, continuous integration / continuous delivery, DevSecOps, application scalability and maintenance, and Cloud IT management.

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Helen Beal

Owner @ Carapace Limited

Helen Beal is a DevOps coach, Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute and an ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation. She is the Chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium and provides strategic advisory services to DevOps leaders. She is also an analyst at Accelerated Strategies Group. She hosts the Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series for BrightTalk, speaks regularly on DevOps topics, is a DevOps editor for InfoQ and also writes for a number of other online platforms. She regularly appears in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top100 lists and was recognized as the Top DevOps Evangelist 2020 in the DevOps Dozen awards.

James Birnie

Head of Platform @ Currencycloud

James has worked in commercial software since the 1990s, when Agile and Lean were words used to describe gymnasts, and Pipelines were for carrying oil.

After 10 years in a startup, including major rebuilds, Agile transformations and building delivery pipelines before they were a thing, James moved into consultancy with Thoughtworks.

After 6 happy years as a consultant James crossed the divide to make the move back into a product organisation as Head of Platform for Currencycloud, nowa $1Bn part of Visa.

Robert Boyd


Robert leads technology strategy and the design of the Guide Rails® platform, which automates the entire software development lifecycle to accelerate software delivery and revolutionize DevOps practices. Over the span of his career, Robert has led software development and operations teams in top-performing engineering organizations. A proven leader in digital transformation, he has spearheaded the development of software delivery platforms enabling continuous delivery, DevOps, and rapid adoption of public cloud. He earned a Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) degree from the University of the West of Scotland, and a postgraduate Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from Villanova University.

Marc Campbell

CTO @ Replicated

Marc Campbell is currently the founder and CTO of Replicated Inc, building a platform that extends an existing cloud based SaaS product into a version that is easily installed, licensed, managed & supported in their customers' private environment. Before Replicated, he was the founder and CTO of Look.IO, a plugin for mobile apps & mobile websites to easily enable live customer support chat. was acquired by LivePerson, Inc (Nasdaq: LPSN) where he led a team of developers to enhance the Look.IO platform to an enterprise grade product serving the largest telcos, financial institutions & retailers in the world.

Viktor Farcic

Developer Advocate @ Upbound

Viktor Farcic is a Developer Advocate at Upbound, a member of the Google Developer Experts, CDF Ambassadors, and Docker Captains groups, and a published author.

His big passions are DevOps, GitOps, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences.

He is a host of the YouTube channel DevOps Toolkit and a co-host of DevOps Paradox. He published The DevOps Toolkit Series and Test-Driven Java Development.

Adam Frank

VP, Product @ Armory

I am passionate about product and design. I am empathic and user curious. People pay me for my fantastical imagination, creativity, my leadership, and positive attitude. I create, influence and improve end-to-end experiences. I help companies expand and grow by building top-shelf product and design teams that deliver a simple message with a simple experience. I will find market segmentation to build go-to-market strategies for market dominance. I have over 15 years of product and development experience, specializing in DevOps and AI, building products and strategies for complex problems, that enable digital transformations,and continuous innovaton for businesses of the world.

Dan Garfield

Co-Founder and Chief Open Source Officer @ Codefresh

Dan is the Co-Founder and Chief Open Source Officer at Codefresh. His work in open source includes being an Argo Maintainer, and co-chair of the GitOps Working Group. As a technology leader with a background in full-stack engineering, evangelism, and communications, he led Codefresh's go-to-market strategy and now leads open source strategy. You can follow him at

Daniel Graves

CTO @ Delphix

Daniel is a software and cloud industry veteran of over 25 years. His currently the CTO at Delphix, the leader in Data for DevOps. Previously at Delphix, Daniel lead a variety of departments, including BD, Product Management, Marketing, and Advanced Engineering. Over his career, he has led product groups at a variety of leading technology firms including Symantec, NeXT, Apple, Sun Microsystems, NetDynamics, and Rockwell International's AI labs.

Deepak Goel

Chief Technology Officer @ D2iQ Inc

My expertise lies in distributed systems, networking, and security. I have over 15 years of working experience in these areas. Currently, I am functioning as CTO at D2iQ where I am mainly focused on building a smart cloud-native platform that could automate much of the operational aspect of maintaining modern days micro-service-based applications.

Nikhil Gupta

Co-Founder & CEO @ ArmorCode

Nikhil Gupta is a successful serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to founding ArmorCode, Nikhil was CEO and Co-founder of Avid Secure which was acquired by Sophos. Avid Secure built a marketing-led AI-powered multi-cloud security and compliance platform. Nikhil has held several leadership positions in VMWare, Cisco, ForeScout, Ericsson (joined through the acquisition of Entrisphere), Alcatel, And Bell Labs. Nikhil holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and BS and MS in Computer Science.

Deepak Gupta

Co-Founder and CTO @ LoginRadius

Deepak Gupta is the Co-Founder and CTO of LoginRadius, a leading customer identity, and access management provider. He is the product visionary who architected and streamlined the LoginRadius CIAM platform from the ground up to scale it globally to serve over a billion user identities worldwide.

Deepak is recognized for translating thinking to action, providing remarkable outcomes by implementing new ideas and concepts that have generated results in a quick span. What he does, leads directly to the strategic application of emerging technologies.

Deepak has authored several books and invented patents within the technology space.

Jenson Ho

Head of Infrastructure Engineering, DevOps & IT @ Astera Labs

Jenson is a DevOps & Infrastructure leader with over 20+ years of experience in a variety of companies, from small startups to large corporations. With a background in Computer Engineering, and a MBA specializaing in leadership and management, Jenson dives from down in the details of engineering work to leading large teams of engineers at scale.

For fun, Jenson enjoys scuba diving and video games. Jenson has made the San Francisco Bay Area home after living in multiple countries.

Firasat Hussain

CTO @ arrivia

Firasat is an accomplished technologist with a successful track record of building customer-centric products and high-performance platforms. He has more than 23 years of experience in software architecture, development, technology leadership, his passion for learning new technologies, and his energy to building phenomenal teams.

Vlad Ionescu

CEO @ Earthly Technologies

Founder and CEO of Earthly Technologies.Previously founder and head of Engineering at ShiftLeft. Creator of Lever OS. Ex Google. Ex VMware. Built Lever OS, the industry's first open-source serverless/lambda implementation. Co-author of RabbitMQ's Erlang clientMy experience ranges from founding successful high-tech companies, leading world-class teams and building industry-leading products from scratch, to developing distributed systems within Google's search infrastructure team (the systems that serve the Google home page and the search results) to developing mission-critical signaling systems for EE (systems responsible for measuring customer data usage in real-time and allowing access on the network).

Nik Jain

Director of Solution Engineering @ Dynatrace

Nik is a value engineer and business consultant at Heart. Formally, he is Director of Solution Engineering for Dynatrace ANZ and currently heads up a team of Solution Consultants and Architects in the region. Nik has more than a decade of BizOps, Release Automation, SRE, and DevOps consulting experience for leading global software vendors in the space. In addition, Nik has featured as a speaker at world-leading conferences like Reinvent, Kubecon, DevOpsDaysTalk, Perform, Chaos Carnival and more.

Eran Kinsbruner

DevOps Chief Evangelist @ Perforce

Eran Kinsbruner is a bestselling author of 3 software testing books, with over 21 years of experience in software development and testing, patent inventor in the software testing domain, 2021 DevOps Evangelist of the year finalist, serving as Chief Evangelist and Senior Director of Product Marketing at Perforce Software

Nuno Loureiro

CEO @ Probely

Nuno has over 20 years of professional experience in IT and throughout his career, he acquired vast knowledge in Information Security, Unix system administration, architecture and development of large-scale web applications, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.

Paul McCarty

CTO @ SecureStack

Paul has been in the IT industry for almost 30 years and opened his first computer store in 1996 and then an ISP in 1997. He's worked as a unix system admin and platform engineer and then later as a devops engineer before it was a term. He's worked for Boeing, NASA, the US Army, John Deere, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Queensland government amongst others. Paul's speciality is security automation, via code, especially at scale. He now is the founder and CTO of SecureStack a security platform built by developers FOR developers.

Damien Michau

Sr Director of Engineering @ Automox

Sr Director of Engineering for automox, in charge of Developer Experience
- Infrastructure
- QE
- Data Platform
- Internal Tools

Eylam Milner

Co-Founder & CTO @ Argon

Co-founder & CTO of argon. Formerly Co-Founder & CTO of Datsmi. Formerly R&D Lead at special unit Ofek of the IAF

Carl Moberg

CTO @ Avassa

Carl has spent many years solving for automation and orchestration. He started building customer service platforms for ISPs back when people used dial-up for their online activities. He then moved on to focus on making multi-vendor networks programmable through model-driven architectures. Now CTO and co-founder at Avassa, he spends his days obsessing over how to deliver a distributed edge control plane that application teams can love.
Based out of Israel, Joel has been in the IT industry for the last 25 years, working in large Enterprise Organizations as well as small StartUp companies in the US, Israel and Europe.
Joel is a global testing & quality expert and a speaker, he is a board member of the Association of Software Testing, and the Forbes Technology Council

Joel Montvelisky

Co-Founder & Chief Solution Architect @ PractiTest

Joel is one of the Co-Founders and Chief Solution Architect a PractiTest - a company developing the best QA & Test Management solution in the market today.
Based out of Israel, Joel has been in the IT industry for the last 25 years, working in large Enterprise Organizations as well as small StartUp companies in the US, Israel and Europe.
Joel is a global testing & quality expert and a speaker, he is a board member of the Association of Software Testing, and the Forbes Technology Council

Lukonde Mwila

Principal Technical Evangelist @ SUSE

Lukonde is a Principal Technical Evangelist at SUSE and an AWS Container Hero. He is part of the SUSE & Rancher Community team and has years of experience in application development, cloud engineering, and DevOps workflows. He is a life-long learner and is passionate about sharing knowledge and contributing to the developer community through content such as technical articles, conference talks, live webinars, and on-demand videos. Nowadays, Lukonde spends the majority of his time contributing to the cloud-native community with the SUSE & Rancher team, providing content, training, and support in the Kubernetes ecosystem and SUSE's open-source container management stack.

Rosalind Radcliffe

Distinguished Engineer, CIO DevSecOps CTO @ IBM

IBM Distinguished Engineer, CIO DevSecOps CTO. Rosalind is responsible for driving the Developer Experience for the DevOps transformation for the IBM CIO. In her role she will be working to make IBM CIO's a hybrid cloud showcase and driving the continuous improvement culture within the developer community. In her prior role she was responsible for bringing open modern toolchains to the z/OS platform and working with clients on their DevOps transformation. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, master inventor, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, author of Enterprise Bug Busting.

Tracy Ragan

CEO @ DeployHub

Tracy is CEO and Co-Founder of DeployHub. She is expert in configuration management and pipeline life cycle practices with a hyper focus on microservices and cloud native architecture. She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and is the Executive Director of the Ortelius Open Source project. She is a blog contributor for the CDF, sits on the CDCon selection committee and is a recognized by TechBeacon as one of the top 100 DevOps visionaries and speaks at many DevOps events such as CNCF’s KubeCon and CloudBees DevOps World.

Chandra Ranganathan

Co-founder and CEO @ Opsera Inc.

Chandra is the co-founder and CEO of Opsera, a continuous orchestration platform for Next-Gen DevOps. In Prior roles, Chandra was the Head of Global Enterprise Infrastructure at Uber and SymantecChandra's domain expertise spans DevOps, AIOps, Cloud, Infrastructure and Security, and he has led large scale digitization initiatives including private and hybrid cloud build-outs, software delivery automation and infrastructure transformationChandra holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the Wharton School and Masters and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science. In his spare time, he mentors Bay Area high school students in STEM programs and enjoys running marathons.

Alois Reitbauer

Chief Product Officer @ Dynatrace

Alois is the Chief Product Officer for Dynatrace cloud automation technology. He is also the co-chair of TAG App Delivery and was a contributor and founding member of several W3C standards; most recently Trace Context. Alois has successfully developed several products in the monitoring and observability space and is strong support of open source technologies in the cloud-native space.

Baruch Sadogursky

Head of DevOps Advocacy @ JFrog

Baruch Sadogursky (@jbaruch) did Java before it had generics, DevOps before there was Docker, and DevRel before it had a name. He started DevRel at JFrog when it was ten people and took it all the way to a successful $6B IPO by helping engineers solve problems. Now Baruch keeps helping engineers solve problems but also helps companies help engineers solve problems. He is a co-author of the "Liquid Software" and "DevOps Tools for Java Developers", serves on conference program committees, and regularly speaks at numerous most prestigious industry conferences, including Kubecon, JavaOne, Devoxx, QCon, DevRelCon, DevOpsDays, DevOops and others.

Adam Sandman

CEO @ Inflectra

Adam Sandman was a programmer from the age of 10 and has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years in areas such as architecture, agile development, testing and project management. Adam is the Founder and CEO of Inflectra Corporation, where he is interested in technology, business and enabling people to follow their passions.
Adam has previously spoken at STAR West, STAR East, Agile+DevOps West, Agile+DevOps East, STPCon, Swiss Testing Day, InflectraCon, TestingMind, EuroSTAR, Agile Testing Days, TestCon Europe, UNICOM, GSDC and STAR Canada.

Kerim Satirli

Sr. Developer Advocate - Infrastructure @ HashiCorp

Kerim is a senior developer advocate at HashiCorp, where he works on creating a positive experience for infrastructure operators.

He is passionate about complex systems and enjoys the challenge of codifying them.

Before he joined HashiCorp, Kerim worked at a variety of companies, ranging from cultural institutions and aviation to government services.

Igor Seletskiy

CEO @ Cloud Linux Inc

Igor Seletskiy is the Founder and CEO of CloudLinux, TuxCare, and AlmaLinux OS Foundation. Igor launched CloudLinux in 2009, forging it into today’s prominent player in the Linux, Enterprise & service provider ecosystems. In 1997, he formed PSOFT, pioneering products for the service provider market such as multi-server commercial control panel, website builder, and one of the first web file managers. Igor Seletskiy is a respected and accomplished technology guru specializing in Linux, kernel development, cloud, and security. He is a frequent and enthusiastic speaker at industry events worldwide, and a passionate commentator on many sector issues.

Or Shoshani

CEO @ Lightlytics

Or is currently the founder and CEO of Lightlytics, building a platform that Empowers developers and engineers to code and operates cloud configurations with speed and confidence.

Before Lightlytics, Or led multiple complex and multi-disciplinary technical products, involving hardware and software, mostly in the cloud and data center domains at NVIDIA.

He was the founder and CEO of Cigol a leading provider of Cloud network security solutions. Cigol was acquired by Mellanox(Nvidia Networking), Inc (Nasdaq: NVDA).

Or Served at the Israeli-NSA, where he Built complex technological projects from definition through implementation in the field of network security.

Jeff Shukis

CTO @ VoiceBase

VPE, VP Cloud OPS, and CTO for SaaS and Enterprise Software companies. Expertise in agile software development, cloud computing, and at-scale OPS, DevOps and Security.

Robert Statsinger

Principal Solution Architect @ Elastic

Robert Statsinger has worked in Application Security and Observability for the past several years. His additional experience includes Application Performance Management and its impact on DevOps, Intelligent Device Management, Enterprise Applications Integration, and developer tools and middleware. Robert holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Peter Vollmer

Distinguished Technologist @ Micro Focus

Peter Vollmer is a business agility and digital transformation expert. As a Distinguished Technologist at Micro Focus, he advises and accompanies the various product lines and IT on their continuous improvement journey. As an independent consultant he works with large enterprises across the globe. Focus is on business agility, leadership, lean portfolio management, value stream management, scaled agile development, DevSecOps and the digital factory.
Peter actively contributes to the development of the Scaled Agile Framework and the IT4IT Reference Architecture standard. He speaks at conferences and regularly publishes professional articles.

Benjamin Wilms

CEO & Co-Founder @ steadybit

Benjamin is the CEO & co-founder of Steadybit, an orchestration platform to help teams keep their systems up and running.
Benjamin spreads his enthusiasm and new knowledge as a speaker and author – especially in chaos and resilience engineering. For example, he created the open-source project Chaos Monkey for Spring boot, which received 790 stars on GitHub. Benjamin believes that chaos engineering is just a means to an end towards establishing a culture of resilience. One thing he does to relax his mind is to push his body while shredding MTB trails.