John Willis

The IT management experience of John Willis spans over 40 years. Currently, he works at a startup called Kosli that focuses on modern governance. He has worked as a consultant and evangelist for Red Hat and Docker. Willis previously founded Socketplane (sold to Docker) and Enstratius (sold to Dell). He was the VP of Training & Services at Chef before joining Enstratius, where he formalized the company’s training, evangelism, and professional services functions. Gulf Breeze Software, an award-winning IBM business partner specializing in Tivoli technology deployment, was also founded by Willis. He is the co-author of the DevOps Handbook and Investments Unlimited. Over the past 40 years, he has written 12 books and built 12 startups with three successful exits.

John Willis at Birmingham, AL 2023