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Collision of Ideas, and Dev and Ops, Propels a New Frontier of Innovation

By Steve Brodie

Another clear point that was made at Collision was that digital transformation is disrupting every industry. We now see DevOps as a means for the newest startups to now disrupt the disruptors of a decade ago. Executives of organizations that have already adopted Agile initiatives recognize DevOps and Continuous Delivery as an evolution and extension of Agile development. Whereas, Agile historically focused on improving development productivity and responsiveness, Brodie-Collision-Panelthe biggest opportunity for improvement now lies in the downstream processes after the developer checks-in the code, including build, test, infrastructure provisioning and application deployment.

DevOps is a way to accelerate and improve outcomes of software-driven innovation and address the challenges that a digital transformation poses. To quote Marc Andreesen, “software is eating the world.” You see this across nearly every industry and this concept rang true in what many of the speakers at the conference wound up discussing.

In my co-panelist’s, Jason Bloomberg, commentary and description of the conference, he highlighted what I also found most impressive from the conference: the speakers. “Where else can you hobnob with the likes of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Rackspace uber-networker Robert Scoble, or VC legend Tim Draper over pineapple and wheat grass smoothies?”

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.