Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast, Episode 79: Gene Kim and the DOES17 Speakers #2 – The Equifax Breach

This morning on our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, we had our second in a series of special episodes, previewing the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES17) in San Francisco, featuring Gene Kim and select speakers from the event.

Today we discuss what we can learn from the Equifax recent breach, and specifically the statement by Equifax’s former CEO who said that the breach is one person’s fault. How could we have planned for a better outcome in terms of resiliency, security, recovery, and more. How does DevOps help, and how can large enterprises  take a “deep dive into DevOps” and foster tech-awareness for Leadership, to drive the transformation.


Our panelists were:

Gene Kim
Gene Kim
DevOps enthusiast, The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook and Visible Ops co-author, Tripwire founder, IT Ops/Security Researcher, Theory of Constraints Jonah, rabid UX fan.
Carmen DeArdo
Carmen DeArdo
Technology director at Nationwide Insurance, responsible for driving continuous delivery utilizing DevOps, lean and agile techniques across mobile, distributed and mainframe and other technologies.
John Allspaw
John Allspaw
Former CTO, Etsy. Dad. Author. Guitarist. Student of sociotechnical systems, human factors, and cognitive systems engineering.
John Esser
John Esser
Sr. Director of IT and Data Center Operations at AdvancedMD. Previously the Director of Cloud Architecture and Director of Engineering Productivity and Agile Development at Founder of Flowcon with Jez Humble.
Mik Kersten
Mik Kersten
CEO of and creator of . Interested in tools, tasks and productivity.
Scott Nasello
Scott Nasello
Sr. Manager, Platforms & Systems Engineering at
Columbia Sportswear. Fan of Chili Dogs, ChatOps, effective leadership

Also, check out the two links shared by Gene and John Allpow during the episose:


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On the next episode of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9):

Episode 80: Our 3rd special episode ahead of DOES17 – featuring Electric Cloud customers and select partners speaking at the conference

Join us on Tuesday, October 10 at 10am PT.

Featured panelists:

John Esser
Sr. Director IT and Data Center Operations at AdvancedMD



Gary McKay
Scrum Master, Somos



Aloisio Rocha
Agile Product Owner, NetEnt



Manish Aggarwal
Software Engineering Manager, Intel



Marc Priolo
Global Software Configuration Manager, Urban Science



J. Paul Reed
Managing Partner, Release Engineering Approaches



Marc Hornbeek
Principal Consultant – DevOps, Trace3



Gary Gruver
Founder & CEO, Gary Gruver Consulting



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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcasts air every other Tuesday. See all episodes here.

Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technical Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Previously, Anders held executive and management positions at Aceva, Archistra, Impresse, Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY). Anders holds a B.SC from MIT.

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