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Why You Can't Buy DevOps in a Box

John Martin (New Context), Dustin Whittle (AppDynamics)
Grand Ballroom E
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Companies will often believe they can buy their way out of technical debt without making any substantial changes. In this session we will discuss the importance of DevOps and give a framework for enabling cultural change inside your organization. We will discuss which approaches have worked for startups, and which make more sense for the enterprise. Each method requiring their own set of tools and processes. We will delve into how organizations large and small have experienced these changes, the challenges encountered along the way, and the light at the end of the tunnel.

This session is sponsored by AppDynamics

John Martin

New Context

John is a 15-year veteran of the tech industry with an extensive background in systems administration and automation. He now focuses that experience on crafting the tools and culture which aide technology teams to deploy quickly and reliably to production.

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Dustin Whittle


Dustin Whittle is a Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics focused on helping organizations manage their application performance. Before joining AppDynamics, Dustin was CTO at Kwarter, a consultant at SensioLabs, and developer evangelist at Yahoo!. He has experience building and leading engineering teams and working with developers and partners to scale up. When Dustin isn’t working he enjoys flying, sailing, diving, golfing, and travelling around the world. Find out more at