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Mike Baukes

ScriptRock, Inc.

Mike Baukes is the cofounder and CEO of ScriptRock, a Bay Area startup that makes QA software easier for DevOps teams. ScriptRock's flagship product, GuardRail, is a cloud-based change, configuration, and release monitoring solution that helps enterprises deliver ideas to market faster and safer. Prior to startup life, Mike held senior technology leadership roles in strategy, systems architecture, engineering, and operations dealing with billions of transactions for international banking and finance organizations including Lloyds Banking Group, The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and  E*TRADE. He resides in the Bay Area with his beautiful wife and two children. You can find him on twitter as @mikebaukes or @devops.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:15am
Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery
Lessons from the Front Lines: Implementing DevOps in Large Complex Organizations

Financial services are not about high fives, flashy suits, and Maseratis. Behind the scenes, the technology that powers these companies walks a delicate line, balancing regulatory risk and the need for rapid technology response to continually changing market conditions. DevOps is the perfect fit, a natural for these organizations. Getting it right, however, is quite another story. Mike Baukes describes two recent experiences of wide-scale organizational change in establishing DevOps capabilities in a trading firm and a commercial banking operation. Mike shares his experiences with straightforward accounts of wrestling large-scale technical debt, enterprise cultural change, and a constant stream of pipeline changes going to production. Whatever your level of understanding of DevOps is, you will leave with penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes of what success and failure look like—from someone who has been there as a consultant and an employee.