This week, the Catapult team traveled to Las Vegas to provide PR and social media support at the DevOps Enterprise Summit (#DOES19). The DevOps Enterprise Summit is the premier industry conference where business and technology leaders gather to learn how to develop and deploy software faster and win in the marketplace.
We absolutely love being a part of this event and we’ve had the honor of supporting it since its beginning in 2014. Over the years, we’ve watched DevOps rise from a developer-driven movement to this amazing enterprise-driven community that is focused on delivering measurable business value.
Not only are we thrilled to be immersed in the latest knowledge and innovation from the DevOps community, but this week we recognize an important milestone for Catapult:
Fifteen years of serving the Agile and DevOps industries!
In 2004, this journey began when we worked with Rally Software. From there we have partnered with over a dozen Agile Software Development and DevOps organizations. This has afforded us a unique opportunity to become deeply familiar with the space and build a level of expertise that is a true differentiator among other PR firms.
As we look back at 15 years of service to the industry, we can’t think of a better place to be – surrounded by business and IT leaders who are moving DevOps forward and telling amazing, personal stories of triumphs, challenges and lessons learned.
DevOps Enterprise Summit So Far
Day one of the DevOps Enterprise summit set the tone for what looks to be an amazing week of learning, networking and fun! We watched incredible presentations from leaders at companies like Optum, Adidas, CSG, Google, USCIS and more! The sessions tackled everything from value stream management and modernization to culture and connecting IT and business.
A couple of quick observations:
- The software narrative continues to shift toward Value Stream Management. A good number of sponsor companies are telling the “value” story in their booths.
- Speed is now secondary to “visibility.” Aligning with value is knowing and seeing what dev and IT teams are doing and the associated impact on the business.
- DevOps is now skewing more toward the “Ops” side of the house. Monitoring and analytics are a growing factor in the DevOps success equation.
- Look for AI and machine learning to grow in terms of providing insights and knowledge into the software delivery lifecycle. There’s less talk about automating tasks and processes, and more focus on data-driven analysis that business leaders can use and understand. Plain dashboards seem to be falling short.
Here are some of our favorite tweets from day one:
Today is fully packed with sessions, a busy expo hall, Lightning Talks and an IT Revolution author book signing. We can’t wait to share the rest of our takeaways and experiences with you all as we close out the event.
Stay tuned for more!