John Willis

John Willis
VP of Customer Services and Enablement, Dell - enStratus


I’m so embarrassed that I (Gene Kim) don’t have a bio on my esteemed colleague and long-time member of the Velocity community, John Willis (aka @botchagalupe). I’m just going to have to ask for his forgiveness and tell him that I copy/pasted his corporate bio.

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining enStratus, Willis was the VP of Solutions for DTO Solutions where he led the transition to a new suite of automated infrastructure and DevOps solutions. Prior to DTO Solutions. Willis was the VP of Training & Services at Opscode where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise. Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks for IBM on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems.


Operations and Culture
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Patrick Debois (Jedi), John Willis (Dell - enStratus), Gene Kim ("The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win" ), Damon Edwards (DTO Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.88, 8 ratings)
In this talk, we describe the “DevOps Cookbook Project,” where we catalog and codify the practices of “high performing DevOps organizations” that result in their extraordinary performance. Our goal is to create a prescriptive playbook that organizations can follow to replicate the extraordinary culture and outcomes so that IT Operations can operate at scale and win in the marketplace. Read more.


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