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Stephen Burton, Tech Evangelist at AppDynamics

 Stephen  Burton
Stephen Burton is Tech Evangelist at AppDynamics, and is also the alter ego of increasingly popular "App Man" character. Steve is responsible for promoting best practice application performance management (APM) for distributed applications running in cloud, virtual and physical environments. Before joining AppDynamics, Steve held senior product management positions at OpTier and Precise leading innovation and creative solutions to help customers better manage the performance of their applications. Steve has previously worked in pre-sales and also spent many years as a senior developer and application support engineer when his career began at Sapient. Steve received his BS in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK. He enjoys speed and is a keen motorsport/formula 1 fan and hopes one day to become The Stig.

Presentation: "What can DevOps Learn from Formula 1?"

Time: Monday 15:30 - 16:30

Location: Roebling/Gleason


Both Formula 1 and DevOps teams are driven by innovation, technology, agile mindsets and money. However, when it comes to managing change, Formula 1 teams excel in being agile to deliver superior levels of performance and reliability. In comparison, DevOps teams strive to deliver innovative applications for the business, but more often that not struggle to make them fast or reliable once they are deployed in live environments.  This session takes a look at how the people, processes, collaboration and tools behind a Formula 1 team can inform how we approach DevOps, and how DevOps teams can better manage the performance and reliability of their applications throughout the entire application lifecycle.