John Willis

The IT management experience of John Willis spans over 40 years. 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.