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Panel Discussion 
on 
“IT Ops for Continuous Delivery” 
Tathagat Varma 
VP, Strategic Process Innovations 
[24]7 Innovatio...
Panelists 
Chandra Elango 
Johnson Jose 
Ritendra Banerjee 
Sridhar Vijayraghavan 
Tathagat Varma (moderator)
Chandra Elango 
IT Director, VMWare 
Chandra is responsible for Enterprise Applications Shared Services at 
VMware . In th...
Johnson Jose 
Director Engineering, Cisco 
Johnson is responsible for Process, Systems and Datacenter for engineering 
and...
Ritendra Banerjee 
Co-founder and CEO, SALT 
Riten is Co-Founder of a Global Finishing School, Founding President of Scien...
Sridhar Vijayaraghavan 
Country Leader IBM Rational Software, IN & SE 
Sridhar has been with IBM for over 6 years now, and...
The Challenge! 
http://dev2ops.org/2010/02/what-is-devops/
The Result!
https://devcentral.f5.com/weblogs/images/devcentral_f5_com/weblogs/macvittie/Windows-Live-Writer/1024-Words-The-Operations...
So, what is DevOps? 
 Development + Operations = DevOps 
 “The practice of operations and development 
engineers partici...
Dev + QA + Ops = DevOps
Extending agile thinking through 
the end… 
http://blog.exoplatform.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/06-Devops-Cycle.png
DevOps is all about CAMS… 
Culture 
Automation 
Measurement 
Sharing 
https://www.getchef.com/blog/2010/07/16/what-dev...
What is NOT Devops! 
 It’s Not “NoOps” 
 It’s Not (just) Tools 
 It’s Not (just) Culture 
 It’s Not (just) Dev and Ops...
Questions 
 Is DevOps only for WebOps? 
What about SecDevOps? 
 What’s next…?
DevOps Movement… 
http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/devops2.png
References 
 http://www.jedi.be/blog/2010/02/12/what-is-this-devops- 
thing-anyway/ 
 http://theagileadmin.com/what-is-d...
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Panel Discussion on DevOps at the BSPIN Conference

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At BSPIN 2014 conference, I moderated a panel discussion on DevOps with a great set of panelists. This was my opening talk and context-setting as the moderator

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Panel Discussion on DevOps at the BSPIN Conference

  1. 1. Panel Discussion on “IT Ops for Continuous Delivery” Tathagat Varma VP, Strategic Process Innovations [24]7 Innovation Labs
  2. 2. Panelists Chandra Elango Johnson Jose Ritendra Banerjee Sridhar Vijayraghavan Tathagat Varma (moderator)
  3. 3. Chandra Elango IT Director, VMWare Chandra is responsible for Enterprise Applications Shared Services at VMware . In this role, he manages a global team of 300+ people that are responsible for UI/UX Development, Enterprise Applications Integrations Development, Performance Engineering, QA and Application Support. Chandra joined VMware, Palo Alto in 2008 and relocated to start the IT Applications group in Bangalore 5 years ago. He has played a number of leadership roles within IT Applications group and has a strong track record of delivering key customer facing applications. Prior to joining VMware, Chandra worked at Cisco Systems and The Gallup Organization and has over 16 years of IT industry experience. He holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle and an MBA from San Jose State University, San Jose. Chandra is based in Bangalore.
  4. 4. Johnson Jose Director Engineering, Cisco Johnson is responsible for Process, Systems and Datacenter for engineering and Engineering tools for Cisco’s R&D division. Johnson drives end to end product development workflow and architecture for Cisco development process, systems and software release which include Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid. Johnson completed his Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communications from Mangalore University, MBA from University of Wales UK , and Venture Capitalist Executive from University of California Berkeley. 15 years of experience at Cisco Systems, Johnson has lots of credit for his work towards making development and testing workflows simple, productive and scalable with growing need for simplicity and flexibility. His thought leadership and management has created paradigm shift in engineering organizations, that creates best quality products for customers of Cisco Systems, which is heading towards becoming #1 IT company in the world. Before Joining Cisco Systems Johnson was worked with Novell Inc.
  5. 5. Ritendra Banerjee Co-founder and CEO, SALT Riten is Co-Founder of a Global Finishing School, Founding President of Scientrix Asia, a strategy execution consulting established with the ex-CEO of Mercedes Benz. His previous stints include being Head of ETE at Cathay Pacific Airlines; Sr.VP and Head-Asean for Maveric Systems; VP, Co-Founder and Global Head of Satyam’s Business Consulting Group. Prior to Satyam, Riten was involved with Connectivity (as Managing Partner), QAI (Co-Founder and Head of the Organization Practice that focussed on Strategy, Change and Knowledge Management issues with technology clients), Arthur D.Little (as Chief Consultant and Head Operations of their India networked entity, COSMODE) and KPMG (as Supervising Consultant) in Consulting Practice building roles. He has global experience of having worked in and consulted with clients across markets-300 plus clients in over 20 countries Riten is an Advisory Panel member and speaker for Quality, Tech and Assurance events and conferences such as CII, NASSCOM, IQPC, ISB, Marcus Evans, On line Panel member for McKinsey Quarterly on assurance and technology, and Co-author of 2 globally best selling books business books on KM. A past researcher with Profs at HBS (he is a member of the Harvard Club of India), Columbia and IIM, he is also the Awards Panel member of the global standards Board for Testing-ISTQB, as well as Global Online Alumni Coordinator at KPMG. He was recently featured as an Honored Member in the Stanford Who is Who Black Book. Riten's recent Life Book I AM LOSING SIGNAL has been a bestseller out of the US.
  6. 6. Sridhar Vijayaraghavan Country Leader IBM Rational Software, IN & SE Sridhar has been with IBM for over 6 years now, and in the IT field overall for 25 years. During this period, he has held key roles in leading the Sales & Marketing, Distribution and brand building across industry verticals and technologies. In his current role, he is responsible for the business operations and growth of IBM Rational software in India/South Asia region. His team in Rational is focused on helping IT organizations and service providers accelerate software delivery by extending Lean and Agile practices across the entire software value chain. Prior to joining IBM, Sridhar has had stints with organizations like Oracle, PeopleSoft, Ramco Systems and Digital. Sridhar is an engineering graduate from NIT Kurukshetra, and lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters.
  7. 7. The Challenge! http://dev2ops.org/2010/02/what-is-devops/
  8. 8. The Result!
  9. 9. https://devcentral.f5.com/weblogs/images/devcentral_f5_com/weblogs/macvittie/Windows-Live-Writer/1024-Words-The-Operations-Butterfly-Effe_7AFE/devops%20effect_2.png
  10. 10. So, what is DevOps?  Development + Operations = DevOps  “The practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.”  “Dev team supports operational requirements such as deploy scripts, diagnostics, and load and performance testing from the beginning of the cycle; and ops team provides knowledgeable support and feedback before, during, and after deployment.”
  11. 11. Dev + QA + Ops = DevOps
  12. 12. Extending agile thinking through the end… http://blog.exoplatform.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/06-Devops-Cycle.png
  13. 13. DevOps is all about CAMS… Culture Automation Measurement Sharing https://www.getchef.com/blog/2010/07/16/what-devops-means-to-me/
  14. 14. What is NOT Devops!  It’s Not “NoOps”  It’s Not (just) Tools  It’s Not (just) Culture  It’s Not (just) Dev and Ops  It’s Not (just) a Job title  It’s Not Everything! http://theagileadmin.com/what-is-devops/
  15. 15. Questions  Is DevOps only for WebOps? What about SecDevOps?  What’s next…?
  16. 16. DevOps Movement… http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/devops2.png
  17. 17. References  http://www.jedi.be/blog/2010/02/12/what-is-this-devops- thing-anyway/  http://theagileadmin.com/what-is-devops/  https://www.getchef.com/blog/2010/07/16/what-devops- means-to-me/  http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/ what-exactly-is-devops/240009147  http://dev2ops.org/2010/02/what-is-devops/

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