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Can’t make it to JAX DevOps2018? Never fear! You can livestream the opening keynote from wherever you are.

Will we see you in London? JAX DevOps 2018 is finally here; from April 9-12 2018 industry trailblazers will discuss all the latest trends and their insights for the future of DevOps. Go beyond and participate in workshops to help further develop your DevOps know-how. There are five different tracks to explore — each full of international experts ready to teach, lead, and inspire.
If you can’t attend JAX DevOps 2018, don’t fret! You can still join us and livesteam the opening keynote on Twitter here. Get comfy and watch on your phone in your pajamas, (we won’t judge).

In his opening keynote “The Structure of DevOps Revolutions” Mike Long discusses strategies to successfully implement DevOps. This talk provides a new view of the DevOps movement through the lens of scientific and cognitive revolutions. It shows how to make strategic choices in recruitment, organization, culture, and technology to best situate an organization for success in this brave new world.
We spoke with Mike Long about his keynote speech and about the challenges and benefits surrounding DevOps. Here’s some wisdom he had to share:

JAXenter: What does a successful DevOps adoption look like? An unsuccessful one?

Mike Long: As Tolstoy posited, ‘Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’  The same is true for technology organizations. There are many ways to satisfy business needs with technology, and successful organizations are able to deliver on business needs in an responsive manner that build quality into the result. They work together as one team, are dedicated to building competence, and always looking for ways to improve. Great teams deliver great outcomes.

As for unsuccessful DevOps adoptions…there are many ways to fail, unfortunately. It takes a lot of commitment, leadership, technical chops, and just an overall will to change that many organizations find difficult. The promise of DevOps cannot be attained by buying a product or having a company re-org — even if they may be part of the puzzle. There is no quick fix to solve poorly performing technology organizations.  As the saying goes, there are no silver bullets, but you can get far with lots and lots of lead ones…

Listen to Mike Long’s keynote on Twitter, Tuesday April 10, 9:00 BST.

Mike Long is a Partner at Praqma, a Continuous Delivery and Devops consulting company based in Scandinavia. He helps organize several community events and conferences, including CoDe Academy which teaches Continuous Delivery to university students. Mike is a trustee on the cyber-dojo foundation.




JAX DevOps is a four-day conference for software experts featuring in-depth knowledge of the latest technologies and methodologies for lean businesses. Join the software delivery revolution for accelerated delivery cycles, faster changes in functionality and increased quality in delivery.

JAX DevOps 2018 consists of:

  • 60+ Workshops, sessions, and keynotes
  • 40+ International speakers and industry experts
  • Insightful Keynotes addressing actual trends and best practices
  • 2-in-1: attend a parallel conference JAX Finance
  • Expo reception with top IT companies 10.- 11. April

Curious about who else is speaking? Take a look at our program here.

See you in London!

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