Can't make it to DevOpsCon 2019 in Berlin? No problem!

Livestreaming the keynotes for DevOpsCon 2019!

Dominik Mohilo

DevOps gets a taste of Berlin air: This year’s DevOps Conference 2019 in the German capital has officially opened! If you didn’t have time to be there live this year, you don’t have to miss out on selected keynotes! We stream exclusively for our readers on Wednesday the opening keynote of Jeff Sussna and the evening keynote of Jabe Bloom.

Silos are dead. Long live Silos

Jeff Sussna, one of the most renowned DevOps experts of our time, opens this year’s DevOps Conference in Berlin with his keynote “Silos are dead. Long live Silos”. Among other things, he will shed light on how important it is to dissolve silos – and he will explain why this is actually not possible. At first that sounds quite sobering, but don’t worry: Jeff will present ways and means of what to do with silos and how to structure teams intelligently.

Live on Wednesday, 12th of June 2019, 8.45 am (CEST)


DevOps stresses the importance of breaking down silos. The truth is that you can’t actually get rid of silos; you can only realign them. Much of the anxiety caused by controversial topics such as “Enterprise DevOps” and “DevOps teams” reflects an incomplete understanding of the nature of large, complex organizations.

In this talk, I will dig more deeply into the reality of silos and what to do with them. I will present a more sophisticated perspective on how to structure teams in a way that balances autonomy with alignment. I will revisit empathy as the essence of DevOps, and explain how empathy makes it possible to scale DevOps without reintroducing the friction and brittleness it was intended to remove.

Jeff Sussna is an internationally recognized IT coach and design thinking practitioner. He specializes in helping digital organizations build continuous learning cultures. His career spans over thirty years of building systems and leading organizations across the entire product development and operations spectrum. Jeff provides Agile, DevOps, and Design Thinking coaching and workshops for leading enterprises, technology companies, and software services.

Jeff is a highly respected teacher, writer, and speaker. His keynote talks and workshops are in demand at design and IT conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is especially known for introducing the global DevOps community to the importance of empathy, and is the author of Designing Delivery: Rethinking IT in the Digital Service Economy.

Two Frames on Development and Operations

The world of IT is constantly changing; technologies and innovative paradigms come and go. An important factor in the DevOps area is automation. But here, too, a lot has happened: companies are no longer asking “Can you automate it”, but are beginning to wonder what exactly the consequences are if certain things are automated. In this keynote, Jabe Bloom, Chief SocioTechnical Officer at PraxisFlow, shows which topics will be dealt with by tomorrow’s DevOps professionals.

Live on Wednesday, 12th of June 2019, 8 pm (CEST)


DevOps and Serverless, two frames for making sense of the waves of change in IT.

Moving beyond a modernist organizational concept, large enterprises and start-ups alike are no longer simply asking “can this be automated (the modernist conception)” but are instead turning towards understanding “what it will mean when this is automated”.

After a brief introduction of the modern management concept (industrialization) and a quick review of the various conceptions of capital (capital, human, social), this talk will use each of the frames to point towards issues that contemporary IT organizations will need to grapple with in the near future.

Jabe Bloom, co-founder and Chief SocioTechnical Officer at PraxisFlow, has over twenty years of experience as an executive leader of software and product development companies. He has focused on connecting design with software engineering and operational excellence, serving in executive roles including as a chief architect, principal technical director, chief technical officer, and chief executive officer.

As an academic, international consultant, and keynote speaker, Jabe teaches design, strategy, innovation, and flow. He addresses topics as lean systems, lean UX, complexity theory, strategy deployment, management as design, temporally informed design, and design thinking.

He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in design studies at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on understanding how temporality can better inform transition design and informs an ongoing exploration of the practice of design and strategy with a select group of international clients. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography and philosophy from Bard College (NY).

Dominik Mohilo
Dominik Mohilo studied German and sociology at the Frankfurt University, and works at S&S Media since 2015.

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