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Gene  Kim

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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The Unicorn Project: Developers, Digital Disruption & Thriving in the Age of Data

The Age of Software is here, and another mass extinction event looms. In this keynote, Kim shares the stories about rebel developers and business leaders working together, racing against time to innovate, survive, and thrive in a time of unprecedented uncertainty and opportunity. The Unicorn Project helps technological companies improve their business through the perspective of software development.

Why Everyone Needs DevOps Now: A Fifteen Year Studying High Performing Organizations

More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater. This speech shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes through integrating Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate and win in the marketplace.