Speaking

I plan on speaking a few times a year, and when I do I will supplement the subject with blog posts.

Orchestrating Independence with Shazad Brohi at DevOps Days DFW 2016

September 16, 2016

Operationalizing Open Source on Arrested DevOps with Doug Ireton

Interview with Lucas Welch and NCR DevOps Story at ChefConf 2016

Implementing DevOps to Deliver Business Value – A Real World Example with John Kerry on Channel 9 during ChefConf

Canary in a Coalmine: Managing Organizational Change through Rapid Prototyping Pressure, with John Kerry at ChefConf 2016 (presentation)

July 2016

Managing Cultural Differences, ignite talk at Config Management Camp, Gent Belgium

February 1, 2016

Infrastructure as Code with Chef, Dallas Techfest 2016 (presentation)

January 29, 2016

Managing Databases with Chef, ChefConf 2015

April 1-2, 2015

How we manage databases with chef within NCR.

Aloha Quality Initiatives, Hospitality User Summit in Huntington Beach, CA

July 10-11, 2014

I spoke about our quality initiatives over the past five years and principles we have used to succeed: Embrace Difficulty, Measure for Reality, Problem Owner is Solution Owner, Immunity, and Isolation.

The New Diagnostic Utility, NCR Techfest 2014 in Grapevine, TX

June 7, 2014

I spoke on a new tool that is available on Aloha Update that helps diagnose environmental issues in a site or lab that prevent our products from properly running. In the session I mentioned key elements of our strategy: how we have to focus on a Safety Net before we make broader changes, how we have avoided The Grand Vision (coming soon) in our solution in order to focus on value now, and how we have focused on Surprise (coming soon), which has kept us from focusing on the future and instead deliver in the present.