Gene Kim is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, researcher, and multiple award-winning CTO. He has been studying high-performing technology organizations since 1999 and was the founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years.
Kelsey Hightower is Google Cloud's Principal Developer Advocate. He has helped develop and refine many Google Cloud Products, including Google’s Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Functions, and Apigees’s API Gateway. Kelsey is also a huge open source contributor and an accomplished author.
Stephen Augustus is the Head of Open Source at Cisco within the Emerging Technologies & Incubation division. For Kubernetes, he has co-founded transformational elements of the project, including the KEP (Kubernetes Enhancements Proposal) process, the Release Engineering subproject, and Working Group Naming.
I hope the panel discusses a quote from The Unicorn Project: “Technology needs to be embedded in the business, not external to it or merely ‘aligned with it.” A question I’d love to ask the panel is how they see the relationship between the business and engineering teams evolving.