Chad Thompson is a technologist that has been active in Central Iowa as a developer, architect and team lead in a number of different industries. Chad is currently a Digital Architect at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group where he is tackling the challenges of using data to give growers the tools they need to be more productive and more profitable. Chad recently keynoted the inaugural DevOpsDays Des Moines conference, has spoken at a number of industry events and has encouraged others to tell their stories in software and technology. You can also find Chad around the Des Moines area with a busy family, and as a member (and promoter!) of several musical ensembles and events in the area.