The role of the Developer has changed.

In order to support rapid delivery, we must “shift left” all our processes including testing and operations, not just coding. Enter DevOps.

DevOps tears down the walls between developing and operating software, transforming the software lifecycle. To do this effectively, DevOps teams often use cloud-native tools and patterns such as Docker and Kubernetes that maximize efficiency and the value of an organization’s cloud strategies.

Watch this webinar with Weaveworks' CEO, Alexis Richardson, and our guest speaker, Forrester Research Principal Analyst, Rob Stroud, for a discussion of the real implications of delivering velocity and quality while taking advantage of the new normal of continuous deployment.

Topics covered: 

  • Current trends in CICD and how they’re converging with ops and monitoring
  • Why transitioning to DevOps is crucial for continued growth, velocity, and innovation
  • What developers must do to adapt to the “speed of business”
  • How this affects developers


Alexis Richardson, CEO

Alexis is the co-founder and CEO of Weaveworks, the team behind Weave Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service that simplifies deployment, monitoring, and management for containers and microservices. It complements popular orchestrators and enables Developers and DevOps to deliver software faster through deployment management, insightful monitoring, visualization, and networking.

He is also the chairman of the TOC for CNCF, and the co-founder of the Coed:Code meetups. Previously he was at Pivotal, as head of products for Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, Apache Tomcat and vFabric. Alexis was responsible for resetting the product direction of Spring and transitioning the vFabric business from VMware. Alexis co-founded RabbitMQ and was CEO of the Rabbit company acquired by VMware in 2010, where he worked on numerous cloud platforms. Rumours persist that he co-founded several other software companies including Cohesive Networks, after a career as a prop trader in fixed income derivatives, and a misspent youth studying and teaching mathematical logic.

Rob Stroud, Principal Analyst

Spending more than 15 years in multiple roles at CA Technologies in business applications, product management, and product strategy, Robert demonstrated an ability to predict changing trends in the domains of cloud computing, DevOps, service assurance, cybersecurity, governance, and risk. He also advised organizations on their strategies to ensure they drove maximum business value from their investments in technology-enabled business governance.

Robert has contributed to multiple framework and standards publications, including COBIT 4.0, 4.1, and COBIT 5; guidance for Basel II, Risk IT, Val IT; and multiple mappings of COBIT to various frameworks and standards, including several ISO standards for security, service management, and software asset management. He also served on the itSMF International Board, the board of the itSMF USA, and multiple local chapters. Additionally, he served as a member of the ITIL Update Project Board for ITIL 2011 and in various roles in the development of ITIL v3.

Prior to his relocation to North America, he spent more than 15 years in the finance industry, successfully managing multiple initiatives in both the technology and retail banking sectors related to infrastructure rationalization, security, service management, and governance.