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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Tools & Automation

Wednesday, November 11

Splunk, Inc.

The Lack of Feedback Loops kills DevOps

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

DevOps has created great application velocity for organizations, higher application quality, and automation. However most organizations are nelgecting one of the key tenants of DevOps which is continious improvment. Without learning from production incidents, and data organizations are not completing the DevOps cycle. By doing so there is a missed opportunity to use the information to further improve the product and processes, and the risk of DevOps being a short term practice. In this session we will:

1. Talk about the benefits of continuous improvement 2. Discuss what...

Jeff Williams
Contrast Security

DevSecOps Fireside Chat with Jeff Williams

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

You've got questions about DevSecOps, and we've got Jeff Williams to answer them for you. He won't really be sitting by the fire, but he will be on hand to talk about all things DevSecOps, development pipelines, breaking down silos in an organization, and digital transformations. And he wants to talk to you about your DevSecOps hopes, dreams, fears, and nightmares. Jeff Williams brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contrast Security. He recently authored the DZone DevSecOps RefCard and launched the Java Observability...

Jeff Williams
Contrast Security

Practical DevSecOps Using Security Instrumentation

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The traditional “outside in” scanning and firewalling approach to application security has failed. Vulnerability rates are still staggering, attacks are increasing in volume and severity, and security is disrupting software pipelines.  We need a new approach to security that doesn’t slow development or hamper innovation.  In this talk, we will show how you can ensure software security from the “inside out” by leveraging the power of software instrumentation. Unlike scanning and firewalling, this approach is fast, accurate, and scalable. Security observability also creates an environment...

Thursday, November 12

NTT Data
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

How automated governance tamed the data dragon at USCIS

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

At USCIS, we’ve set the standard for government agility with hundreds of daily deployments, rich SecDevOps practices and an increasingly data-driven culture. But it’s been a tough road, particularly for QA and change management. Presenter Ken Moser helped guide USCIS’s Delivery Assurance Branch from waterfall to agile governance, using data to governance policy uniquely focused on outcomes. We’ll detail how data on program performance and health powered a revolution at USCIS. We’ll identify which metrics proved useful at USCIS, what recurring challenges we found collecting data, and what...


Journey to Automation: How to start?

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

The concept of digital transformation was introduced to us a few years ago and is now a wishful thinking for many companies. But do you really know what is Digital Transformation? And how do we go further in this transformation? The answer is easier said than done: through automation. And how to start our automation journey? In this talk, Larissa will explain briefly Digital Transformation, how it correlates to automation and then proceed to the concept and types of automation, and detail how to embark on this exciting journey! After understanding what automation is, we will learn how to...

Imagine Technologies, Inc.

Permit to Cloud: Land with Confidence in Azure

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Are you ready for the Cloud? An application is an idea that has code, data and infrastructure, and choosing whether to build a conveyor belt or to put up guard rails for that path is important in maintaining velocity to the cloud. In this session we show the core tools available in Azure for creating and enforcing governance rules and infrastructure, including Azure resource template technologies, policies, blueprints, as well as DevOps processes you can use to ensure your cloud journey is predictable, secure and compliant. We'll see how the tools work and share best practices for maturing...


Strengthening Shift Right Testing(Testing in Production environment) in DevOps

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The session would help in understanding the following w.r.t. shift right testing.

• What is shift right testing?• Why shift right testing?• How shift right testing benefits DevOps process ?• Role of automation in shift right testing.Overall this session would be helpful for the QA Managers , DevOps practitioners to adapt and strengthen the QA process by adapting shift right testing. It also provides some real time scenarios with the business benefits. This session would help attendees to include the shift right testing in the current DevOps process and also understand how to...