Keynote 1: From dev to ops and beyond - How the role of devops is evolving beyond internal boundaries



Patrick Debois


Can act as a technical project manager, expert, pre-sales, team-leader or architect. He is a team motivator and has a great sense for initiative. Analytic and solution oriented with a high determination to deliver professional quality and achieve customer satisfaction. Because of interdisciplinary expertise in infrastructure, development,operational and project management, he acts as a communication integrator with project members.

Specialties: Skilled in analyzing, implementing and managing complex multi-tier infrastructure projects. Passionate about web related technology and concepts in security,knowledge management and portals. With an keen interest in usability and information architecture or everything that puts the customer experience central.

In order to understand current IT organizations, Patrick Debois has made a habit of changing both his consultancy role and the domain that he works in: sometimes as a developer, manager, sysadmin, or tester, and even as the customer. If there is one thing that annoys him, it is the great divide between all these groups. Patrick first presented concepts on Agile infrastructure at Agile 2008 in Toronto, and in 2009 he organized the first devopsdays. Since then he has been promoting the notion of DevOps to exchange ideas between these groups, and show how they can help each other to achieve better results in business.