Sponsored by IBM 

June 28, 2018


Is your DevOps team struggling to optimize or “modernize” and manage hundreds or thousands of applications built on different technologies at different times?  Even though modernizing existing apps will make them easier and faster to update as well as more available and scalable, the path to get there may not be easy to see.  In this talk we will discuss ways to modernize in three mutually supportive ways:

  1. Ways of working: Adopting Lean and Agile techniques including design thinking.
  2. Architecture: Moving to microservices and APIs running on dynamic infrastructure
  3. Modern tooling: Development, delivery and management software supporting new ways of working and architecture

Modernization is a journey, not a switch that is flipped. A collection of applications being modernized will be improved over time. 

Join Andrea Crawford and Eric Minick to understand why DevOps is essential for modern applications.


Andrea C Crawford.

IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO DevOps

Andrea Crawford is a Distinguished Engineer, serving as CTO for DevOps in the IBM Hybrid Cloud business unit. Andrea works with clients in applying IBM reference architectures, tools and practices to accelerate application delivery and adoption of cloud platforms. Andrea leads the development of hybrid cloud DevOps solutions and publication of assets into the IBM Cloud Garage Method. Andrea’s engineering of solutions spans IBM proprietary and open source tools. Andrea is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York (now known as NYU Tandon School of Engineering).

Eric M

Eric Minick

Product Management Lead for Continuous Delivery, IBM

Eric is internationally recognized as a leading authority on continuous delivery and DevOps. With a background developing delivery tools, he has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies implement modern delivery approaches. Today, he sets the strategy for the IBM UrbanCode product line.