your technology should make an impact
NEW! I am happy to announce my book Accelerate: The Science of DevOps - Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations, coauthored with Jez Humble and Gene Kim, is on Amazon. Check it out here.
I am a DevOps research and strategy expert who shows leaders how to make their technology count. Best known as lead on the book Accelerate and on the State of DevOps Reports, I have helped some of the biggest companies in the world improve their technology work — including culture, process, and architectural aspects. I am now at Google Cloud by way of DORA (where I was Founder and CEO: read about that here) and a member of ACM Queue's Editorial Board. In a previous life, I was a professor, sysadmin, software engineer, and hardware performance analyst.
I hold a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. I have published several peer-reviewed journal papers and have been awarded public and private research grants (funders include NASA and the NSF), and my work has been featured in various media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ComputerWorld, and InfoWeek. I have been named a Top 10 Thought Leader and renowned expert in DevOps, and I advise companies, execs, and investors regularly. You can read Gartner's take on my move from academia to bring science to the tech industry here.
Photo credits (unless stated otherwise): D'Arcy Benincosa
I am available for very limited speaking engagements, which can include private events and conference keynotes; these are offered at day rates only. I no longer offer private workshops.
I am available for board positions and strategic advisory positions if they do not conflict with my work at Google Cloud. Please contact me for more information.
In the course of my work, I conduct and publish academic research. I have published several peer-review journal and conference articles, appearing in outlets like Communications of the AIS, Journal of Learning Sciences, Journal of Computational Statistics, and IBM Journal of Research and Development. More information is available here.