Lessons from the Trenches: Secrets to Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise by Ahmed Datoo, Sanjeev Sharma

You started small. "2 pizza" team with a fully automated CI/CD pipeline. You were a hero. People literally threw rose petals everywhere you walked. And then you were asked to scale it across the entire company. That's when everything changes.

You went from hero to zero real fast.

Don't be that zero. Attend this talk.

Scaling DevOps means making everything easy. Self-service is the mantra. We'll tell you how to create an easy to use self-service platform. How to democratized automation so that nothing is manual. When and how to encourage people to take risks. And what guardrails help avoid the fallout of production mistakes.

About our speakers. Sanjeev Sharma and Ahmed Datoo have been in the trenches and have the scars to prove it. Sanjeev is a VP at a major Fortune 500 bank and the author of "DevOps for Dummies" and "The DevOps Adoption Playbook." Ahmed is a serial entrepreneur who's helped engineering organizations scale from 5 people to thousands of people.

about the speakers

Ahmed Datoo

Co-Founder and COO @ Mesmer

Ahmed Datoo is the Co-Founder and COO of Mesmer. His experience in the technology industry spans software engineering, product management, marketing, and strategy. Prior to Mesmer, Ahmed was co-founder of Zenprise and was the SVP of Product and Marketing. At Zenprise he grew revenues from $0 to $250 million, built an innovative product recognized by Gartner and Forrester, and coined the term and created the MDM (mobile device management) category. Prior to Zenprise he held engineering management and product management positions at Loudcloud/EDS. He started his career as a strategy consultant at Accenture. He’s appeared in articles in the WSJ, NYTimes, Economist, Network World, USA Today and has spoken at events at Stanford University, Interop, Gartner, and VentureBeat. Ahmed holds an MBA, MA, and BA from Stanford University and has 6 patents.


Sanjeev Sharma

SVP, Head of Platform and Automation Engineering @ Truist

Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation, and Data Modernization thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Executive, and Cloud Architect leader. As a former IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev was recognized at the highest levels of IBM’s core of technical leaders. He is currently a Head of Platform and Automation Engineering at Truist. Sanjeev provides leadership to drive the adoption of cutting-edge solutions, architectures and strategies for DevOps and Cloud transformations, working with C-level executives leading these transformations. Sanjeev published his 2nd bestseller book ‘The DevOps Adoption Playbook’ in 2017. He regularly blogs and podcasts on DevOps, Cloud, and Data Modernization on his popular blog http://sdarchitect.blog


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