Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Set developers free: Break the compliance jail for open source with DevOps

Bianca Jiang (IBM)
4:15pm4:55pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Level: Intermediate

Who is this presentation for?

  • DevOps practitioners, product owners, and architects

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with DevOps or continuous delivery

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to solve compliance the DevOps way, streamline compliance into development pipeline, identify reusable compliance, and make it scale
  • Understand strategies for continuous compliance by open source and for open source


Gartner estimates that “at least 95 percent of IT organizations will leverage nontrivial elements of open source technology in their mission-critical IT portfolios, and fewer than 50 percent of organizations will have implemented an effective strategy for procuring and managing open source."

Ironically, as much as large enterprises need to maximize their leverage on open source technologies, the reality is that legal, security and other compliance mandates constantly impede their ability to do so. With intellectual property governance requirements, the business risks of license infringements, open source vulnerabilities, together with silos of duties and the costly, long-cycled process, developers are pushed away from the “open technology first” movement. And at the same time, the coexistence of compliance process and continuous delivery seems mission impossible.

Bianca Jiang explores the paradox of open source compliance and continuous delivery with open source, sharing her experience, lessons learned, and the best of DevOps principles. Along the way, Bianca outlines a microservices-based architecture and offers a fresh perspective on compliance requirements.

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Bianca Jiang


Bianca Jiang is a squad lead and architect for IBM Watson and IBM’s cloud platform. She has been leading innovative solutions on DevOps enablement since 2013. Under Bianca’s technical leadership, her team has delivered outstanding business results across software development, quality, maintenance, and compliance. Bianca holds a master’s degree in information systems from Northeastern University and a degree in economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.