John Willis

John Willis
Vice President of Client Service and Enablement, Enstratius

Website | @botchagalupe

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for 30 years. John was the founder of Gulf Breeze Software, an award winning IBM business partner, focusing on Tivoli consulting. John is a leading infrastructure management architect in the enterprise systems management space. He has delivered over 10,000 hours of training on IBM Tivoli products around the world and is considered an expert in enterprise systems management and monitoring. John has authored over six IBM Redbooks for IBM on enterprise systems management. John was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems, a lead software developer of IBM Enterprise “Z” TMON-MVS/CICS by Landmark Systems, and a developer MICS by Morino Associates. He also developed IBM SystemsView products for Candle Corporation and Infrawise Inc. in the 1980’s. He served as an automation manager at GE Capital and Exxon. He also has two podcast series on clouds called “Cloud Cafe” and “Cloud Droplets.” John is also the co-host of Redmonk’s “IT Management Guys” podcast series.
Here is a link to my published works:


Operations Ballroom CD
John Willis (Enstratius), Damon Edwards (DTO Solutions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.94, 17 ratings)
In an orchestra, people with differing talents, timing, responsibilities, and tools all somehow come together to make a symphony. Is the task of achieving highly efficient and reliable IT operations all that different? In this light-hearted session based on real world examples, we'll examine the culture and tooling of highly effective and well orchestrated web operations. Read more.

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