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Tuesday, July 12
 

1:00pm CDT

Session: Balancing Velocity and Compliance - Bringing DevOps into Government
At SAP NS2, our business is focused on delivering a full suite of applications, analytics, database, cybersecurity, and cloud software solutions. with specialized levels of security and support for our U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers. We have the same needs for development velocity as many other organizations but we must operate under stringent compliance and security protocols that present barriers to collaboration and fast, small batch releases. Our presentation will examine how you can balance velocity and compliance in regulated environments, and will take what we’ve learned from working with the government and show you how to apply those lessons to a range of industries with their own security and compliance considerations. A few topics we will cover: -How do you apply DevOps to enterprise software? -Compliance and security at speed and scale -Continuous monitoring is continuous delivery -How do I ensure auditability of my infrastructure -Chef Delivery and its vital role with compliance -Chef provisioning and our ability to adapt to customer needs quickly and reliably. -Auto scaling powered by slapchop Attendees will learn how we: -Leveraged Chef to enforce compliance -Leveraged Delivery for Change Control -Enabled auditing powered by Chef data.

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Ortiz

Roberto Ortiz

Sr. Cloud DevOps Engineer, SAP NS2
I love working with Chef software, it makes my day, I have been working for the majority of my career within the public sector, local, state and federal governments. Systems Administrator by trade, I have learned the value of automation for Windows and Linux Distros and understand... Read More →
avatar for Cheerag Patel

Cheerag Patel

DevOps Manager, SAP NS2
I am the DevOps manager at SAP NS2. My experience in the enterprise has provided valuable knowledge regarding cloud, both with AWS and with private data centers. I have been working with Chef over the past few years in both the public and commercial spaces.
avatar for JP Robinson

JP Robinson

Senior Automation Engineer, SAP NS2
At SAP NS2 I’ve helped to build out and automate our cloud offerings and define our development lifecycle. In my previous positions I’ve worked on architecture and operations, slowly transitioning to a devops focus. Before joining NS2, I worked in SAP’s Mobile Services division... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 1:40pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm CDT

Session: DevOps in the Intelligence Community
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has adopted open source software development and cloud computing as technology initiatives that are very important to furthering its strategic objectives. This represents a huge cultural shift from the way its software development is currently done. Part of this effort involves an adoption of DevOps and automated provisioning of infrastructure. MITRE participated in a pathfinder effort to migrate legacy applications to a cloud architecture provisioned by Chef. I'll discuss the challenges of regularly merging that open source code back into various closed, disconnected networks.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kristan

Michael Kristan

Lead Software Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
Michael Kristan is a Software Systems Engineer at MITRE’s Center for National Security. Michael currently serves as a thought leader in cloud computing and DevOps. He regularly consults on a variety of projects and provides guidance, support, and systems engineering expertise as... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:40pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Session: Save Your Crash Dummies! A Test-driven Infrastructure Solution
With infrastructure and application automation we have gained the tools to change systems in the blink of an eye. However, with increasing size, complexity, and time, these components will inevitably challenge your expectations. This uncertainty will ultimately slow you down. This talk will introduce the workflow to gain back trust. We will cover the foundation of effective infrastructure tests and failure domains for isolation. Moreover, we will look into the management of divergent environments, from legacy systems to modern clouds. This talk will combine Delivery, InSpec, and Test-Kitchen in intensely mixed deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Hartmann

Christoph Hartmann

Lead Engineer, Chef
Christoph is a lead engineer at Chef, developer, and founder who spent the last decade building complex software and infrastructure systems. He was responsible for automation at the innovation laboratory at Deutsche Telekom and created effective solutions managing the future their... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:40pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Wednesday, July 13
 

1:00pm CDT

Session: Chef & Compliance: DevOps Gateway for the Health Care Enterprise
As the technical arm of United Health Group, Optum operates as a large health care enterprise with a significant focus on security and compliance. With other industries being so nimble at adopting DevOps practices, our industry has been slower to see successful transformations. There are layers of regulatory requirements in the health care industry, as well as an absolute expectation of data privacy and security. The health care enterprise focus on risk management instead of velocity has been a consistent barrier to change. One heavy contributor has been the misconception of DevOps and automated pipelines being in opposition to risk mitigation and adherence to regulatory compliance. Follow our journey as we have used some of the recent Chef feature growth in the compliance space to leap forward in getting our organization to reach for fast feedback loops, and a cultural transformation toward continuous delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Odie Routh

Odie Routh

Foundation Engineer, Optum Inc
Odie is a member of a Lean Engineering team at Optum, a health care technology company. He works remotely from Vermont, and focuses on promoting DevOps practices by collaborating across as many departments and disciplines throughout the enterprise as he can. He has worked with Chef... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 1:00pm - 1:40pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Session: Compliance Slowing You Down? How to Achieve Compliance at DevOps Speed!
This session is a call to action for organizations to embrace Infrastructure as Code to achieve compliance and vulnerability remediation without slowing down the DevOps process. As an industry, we are now capturing most commercial and government compliance frameworks as standardized Chef cookbooks. This not only enables an organization to quickly roll out server compliance to meet various regulations (CIS, PCI, NIST) but also enables the rapid testing of server configurations. In this session I will demonstrate how Booz Allen has used Chef Compliance and Chef Delivery to enable quick response to remediating vulnerabilities, testing the compliance checks, and delivering those changes quickly. I will also present a call to action for our DevOps practitioners to embrace govready.org, open sourced compliance cookbooks and to participate in the compliance community to enable organizations of all sizes to take advantage of Infrastructure as Code and improve the compliance posture of the IT industry.

Speakers
avatar for Nirmal Mehta

Nirmal Mehta

Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding
Mr. Mehta is a Chief Technologist in the Strategic Innovations Group at Booz Allen Hamilton specializing in research, implementation and integration of emerging technologies to Booz Allen’s client base. He leads the firms efforts in containerization and distributed application architectures... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 3:00pm - 3:40pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701