Agile + DevOps East 2023 Keynotes | TechWell

Agile + DevOps East 2023 - Keynotes

Keynotes are included in all passes! These industry visionaries will take the stage for in-depth discussions on trending topics.

Wednesday, November 8

Ignite Insight + Innovation

Lead Without Blame

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Hopefully, no leader is walking around asking "who can we blame today?" Yet, the blame experienced in today’s fast-changing VUCA—and, let’s be honest, crazy world—is only escalating in the wrong direction. In the quest to deliver results, leaders rely on old habits, like building cooperative environments or attempting to hold people accountable. But, in the end, everyone keeps experiencing the frustration from disappointing outcomes. Tricia Broderick, the co-author of Lead Without Blame and leadership advisor, knows this never-ending battle doesn't have to continue. Join Tricia to explore...

Chip Huyen
Claypot AI

GenAI Is So Overwhelming. What Do I Do?

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

AI is changing the world—we just don't know exactly how yet. In this keynote, we'll first discuss how the ability of machines to generate convincing human-like content brought about a new paradigm that differs from everything we had seen before. Next, we will go over a simple framework for discovering risks and opportunities for your organizations, with lessons from other companies. Finally, we will cover how to stay competitive in the future as individuals. Going beyond speculation and fear, this talk will hopefully help you see that there may be more opportunities than risks. Chip Huyen...

Jeff Payne

The DevOps Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Have you ever been confused by the soup of terms around DevOps? Do you know what they actually mean? DevOps, DevSecOps, DevTestOpt, DevPerfOps, and even BizDevTestSecPerfOps are tossed around in our industry! A lack of understanding of these disciplines and terms often creates a mismatch in expectations when companies embark on DevOps efforts–leading to disappointment when the effort doesn't meet expectations. Join Jeffery Payne as he discusses various DevOps terms and sets the record straight on what’s important to each organization. He will help you and your team understand each of...

Thursday, November 9

Prateek Singh

Chasing Predictability with AI: The Model of You Outperforms You

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Usually, the first question a client asks about software development is: "When will it be done?". Traditional methods to answering this question are fraught with errors. The most common errors include heavy reliance on estimates and the use of averages to give a deterministic answer. What goes through your mind when you try to answer this question? Now imagine that we could take the same process that your mind goes through and model it? Get rid of the biases that we as humans have by using the data our systems already track. Advances in AI, combined with the rapid growth of data across...