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Chris Rowett, EMEA CTO Application Delivery at CA

Chris Rowett

Biography: Chris Rowett

Chris is responsible for driving the adoption of a truly transformative approach to delivering high quality applications faster, yet cheaper. Before joining CA Technologies in January 2012, he held management positions in both technical sales and professional services for application, middleware and database companies and with this experience has an excellent understanding of the challenges faced by blue-chip companies today as they try to deliver more capability, more rapidly, at higher quality and with less cost.

Presentation: The DevOps Maturity Curve - where are you on it?

Track: Solutions Track Thursday 1 / Time: Thursday 15:40 - 16:30 / Location: Westminster Suite

This session explores the key stages on the DevOps journey; Complete Agile Development, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Validation, and "Closed Loop". It focuses on several key supporting technologies:

  • Service Virtualisation - why simulations of application behavior can ensure early defect capture and resolution, and increase Sprint velocity
  • API Virtualisation - expedite mobile development and remove 3rd party/channel dependency
  • Release Automation - build tools such as Puppet and Chef are a start, but what is needed is an automation of the complex workflows between dev, test and production environments and application deployment - physical, cloud or hybrid