Sponsored by CloudBees

November 4, 2019



The journey to realizing  DevOps in any organization is fraught with a number of obstacles for developers and other stakeholders.  These challenges are often caused by key CI/CD practices being misunderstood, partially implemented or even completely skipped. Now, as the industry positions itself to build on DevOps practices with a Software Delivery Management strategy, it’s more important than ever that we implement CI/CD best practices, and prepare for the future.

Join host Mitchell Ashely, and CloudBees’ Brian Dawson, DevOps evangelist, and Doug Tidwell, technical marketing director, as they explore and review the CI/CD best practices which serve as your stepping stones to DevOps and a successful Software Delivery Management strategy. 

The webinar will cover CI/CD best practices including: 

  • Containers and environment management
  • Continuous delivery or deployment
  • Movement from Dev to Ops

By the end of the webinar, you’ll understand the key steps for implementing CI/CD and powering your journey to DevOps and beyond.


Doug Tidwell

Technical Marketing Director, CloudBees

Doug is currently a Technical Marketing Director at CloudBees, crafting demos and stories that demonstrate the value of CI, CD, and Automated Release Orchestration. Prior to joining CloudBees he worked at Red Hat and IBM as a technical evangelist, building presentations, videos, demos, and tutorials that showed developers how to solve real-world problems with cutting-edge technologies. Although he refuses to admit how long he's been doing this, he was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, has been writing Java code since 1996, and got his start on a VAX and an Apple IIe. You can learn more about his suspicious character at


Brian Dawson is currently a DevOps evangelist and practitioner at CloudBees where he helps the open source community and CloudBees customers in the implementation of agile, continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps practices. Throughout his career, Brian spent over 22 years as a software professional in multiple domains including engineering, QA and management. Prior to CloudBees, he led an agile transformation consulting practice helping organizations small and large implement CI, CD and DevOps.


Mitch Ashley, Director Research Analysis, MediaOps

Mitch Ashley is a leader of growth businesses, spinouts and turn arounds in cloud, SaaS, cybersecurity, wired and wireless broadband and IT. Mitch serves in business as well as technology product and IT leadership roles. He currently provides services through Converging Network where he works with companies on new cloud, security, wireless and digital transformation strategies.

Mitch interviews industry technology leaders on the DevOps Chat podcast about DevOps, containers and cybersecurity. Blogging and podcasting since 2006, Mitch blogs for where he is launching a new podcast on leadership titled Lead People, Manage Things.  He’s written for or appeared in, NetworkWorld, ComputerWorld, CIO, InfoWorld, PC World, InformationWeek, CRN, USA Today and others.