DevOps is Crazy and Reckless… or is it? - Jim Bird

We’ve all heard about “DevOps” by now, and how it is transforming IT service delivery. Organizations like Netflix and Amazon and Google are pushing changes directly to production 100s or even 1000s of times every day. Developers are creating their own run-time environments using cloud templates and containers using “infrastructure as code”, eliminating friction and delays – but introducing new operational and security risks.
How can you understand and control what’s going on in an environment that is continuously changing? How does compliance and security keep up with “continuous deployment”? What problems do you have when developers are made responsible for running the code that they build?
We’ll look at how top performing organizations are taking advantage of DevOps to significantly reduce operational risks at high velocity and extreme scale. And we’ll walk through how to build security and compliance and operational risk management controls into DevOps workflows and continuous delivery pipelines.


Jim Bird is the CTO of a global financial trading service, where they’ve been following DevOps for several years now in a highly regulated, high integrity environment. In his spare time, Jim is a security analyst at the SANS Institute, helps out on OWASP projects, and is the author of books on secure DevOps and secure Agile development.

Additional Details

Come at 6pm and enjoy complimentary food and refreshments. The session itself runs from 6:30pm to 7:30pm with a question period and networking afterwards. We're in the Atrium at as soon as you walk in the front doors. Parking is free in front of the building after 5pm!
Special thanks to our sponsors Innovate Calgary for the venue, Quadrus Development Inc., Brightspot Consulting, Dragonfire Inc., and Solium for the food and refreshments.

Dec 7th, 2017 6pm