March 8, 2018


Realize a faster DevOps lifecycle with these best practices for integration
& automation

Recent mergers such as Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and CVS’s acquisition of Aetna mark a new era of disruption. The pressure for businesses to digitally transform and accelerate the pace of software innovation to deliver seamless customer experiences is at an all-time high.

As IT leaders are faced with the challenge to improve and modernize their software architectures and delivery processes, many are turning to lean practices and DevOps automation. However, with the influx of DevOps-related products and services on the market, today’s application delivery tool chain has become complex and fragmented, resulting in more time spent on integrating tools instead of software innovation.

Join Mark Pundsack, Head of Product at GitLab, and guest speaker Christopher Condo, Senior Analyst at Forrester, and as they discuss the current state of DevOps automation and how IT leaders can unlock themselves from today’s toolchain to avoid the “DevOps tax.”




Christopher Condo, Senior Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Chris serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He is part of Forrester's AD&D coverage of DevOps tool chains, focusing on continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) as well as software development strategies for enabling those strategies.



 Mark Pundsack, Head of Product, GitLab

Originally a computer engineer doing speech recognition research, he moved to product management about 20 years ago. Over the past 6 years, Mark has developed a passion for developer experience. Most recently at CircleCI as VP Product, and before that, at Heroku focusing on continuous delivery and the Heroku-GitHub integration. Outside of work he builds Star Wars Lego with his 6-year old son and dresses up his 3-year old daughter as a princess. A recent transplant to Chicagoland from California; you'll often see him bundled up in a winter coat for no reason at all.