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Gene Kim

Founder & CTO, Tripwire


Gene Kim is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire, which commercialized the open source software he wrote in 1992 with Dr. Gene Spafford at Purdue University. He is the author of The Visible Ops Handbook and The Security Visible Ops Handbook, which has sold over 200K copies to date. Kim is also the author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win. Read More >

Kim’s area of passion is helping companies build super-tribes where Development, IT Operations, Product and Project Management, and Information Security simultaneously maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He’s helped some of the largest Internet properties, such as Microsoft, Yahoo!, and AOL. He loves finding and fixing bottlenecks which impede and frustrate the entire organization, enabling management from each tribe to achieve the greater organizational goals.

Gene Kim dynamically engages an audience, can speak to the desires and frustrations of almost any functional area of the organization, and can convey seemingly lofty and complex goals into inspiring and concrete steps towards achieving greater goals. Read Less ^

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