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The SRE Role Today and in the Future


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The importance of the site reliability engineer (SRE) role continues to grow and it is becoming increasingly crucial for businesses to maintain stability and high performance. SREs are responsible for improving the reliability, automation, scalability and efficiency of software systems so they can run smoothly and deliver a flawless end user experience.

Join this awesome panel as they discuss the fundamental principles of SRE today and what the role of SREs will look like in the future. We'll also explore how SRE teams are set up within an organization, their responsibilities and new and emerging tactics adopted by SREs.

Austin Parker
Head of Developer Relations - Lightstep

Austin Parker is the Head of Developer Relations at Lightstep, and has been creating problems with computers for most of his life. He’s a maintainer of the OpenTelemetry project, the host of several podcasts, organizer of Deserted Island DevOps, infrequent Twitch streamer, conference speaker and more. When he’s not working, you can find him posting on Twitter, cooking and parenting. His most recent book is “Distributed Tracing in Practice,” published by O’Reilly Media. Austin is an international speaker, having presented to audiences in Europe and North America on topics relating to Observability and DevOps. In addition, he has led or assisted with workshops on OSS projects such as OpenTelemetry and OpenTracing at events such as QCon SF 2019, QCon London 2020 and O’Reilly Infrastructure and Ops 2020. Finally, he has extensive experience speaking to diverse audiences in a variety of media formats through his podcast “On-Call Me Maybe” and his event livestreams such as OPS Live!

Liz Fong-Jones
Principal Developer Advocate for SRE & Observability - Honeycomb
Liz is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 15+ years of experience. She is a principal developer advocate at Honeycomb.io for the SRE and Observability communities, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights.
Brian Likosar
Specialist Architect - StormForge
Brian Likosar (“liko” pronounced lick-OH, preferred pronouns he/him) is an open source geek with a passion for working at the intersection of people and technology. Throughout his career, he's been involved in open source - whether that was with Linux, Ansible, and OpenShift/Kubernetes while at Red Hat, Apache Kafka while at Confluent, or Apache Flink while at AWS.  He’s based in the Chicago area and enjoys horror, sports, live music, and theme parks.
Mitch Ashley
Principal - Techstrong Research
Mitchell Ashley is a renowned strategist, speaker, advisor and technology executive. Mitch has led successful IT, SaaS and cybersecurity transformations. He’s led multiple teams in developing and bringing to market successful online services, cybersecurity, software and networking products and services. Mitch serves as principal at Techstrong Research where he is part of a team of preeminent experts in digital transformation,DevOps, cloud-native, cybersecurity, data and AI/ML. In this role, he works with companies to align digital transformation and technology strategies to achieve disruptive goals and high-impact outcomes. Mitch also serves as Techstrong Group CTO, is in demand as a speaker and is widely followed online on his podcasts, Analyst Corner commentary and interviews on the highly popular Techstrong TV streaming video program where he engages with top digital and tech leaders from across the industry.

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