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3 Takeaways from This Year’s DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018

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For any Jenkins or DevOps practitioners, there is one conference that should be top of mind every year – DevOps World | Jenkins World. Experts agree, this is one event NOT to miss! The expanded conference, newly dubbed DevOps World, is now held in both San Francisco and Nice, France. It brings together the largest gathering of IT executives, DevOps practitioners and Jenkins users. PAN’s client CloudBees leads the conference each year as the event organizer and the premier sponsor.

Last week’s conference in San Francisco knocked records out of the park with attendees from 39+ countries, attendee growth of more than 30 percent and more than 135 sessions during the three days. It was announced on-site that the conference is expanding so much that next year’s event will be held at the Moscone Center. As CloudBees Vice President of Marketing Andre Pino noted, “when you make it to the Moscone Center… that’s when you know you’ve really made it!”

Along with PAN colleagues Harper Schmidt (SAE, Boston) and Sydney Holmquist (SAE, Orlando), I was able to get a first-hand look at some of the exiting innovation, products and DevOps trends happening at this year’s show. We were lucky enough to see DevOps World from all sides over the last several months – on-site with media, engaging with influencers, listening and monitoring on social, and behind-the-scenes planning.

Here are the top trends coming out of DevOps World this year:

1. Digital Transformation Acceleration

Digital transformation is everywhere, according to CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey… and it is only going to accelerate and continue. While everyone knows digital transformation is today’s hottest tech buzzword, we will continue to see this trend enabling DevOps transformation and continuous delivery processes.

2. Every Company is a Software Company

As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella once said, “Every company is a software company. You have to start thinking and operating like a digital company. It’s no longer just about procuring one solution and deploying one. It’s not about one simple software solution. It’s really you yourself thinking of your own future as a digital company.” This was a shared theme across numerous keynotes including Labourey’s and CloudBees Chief Product Officer Christina Noren’s. As technology becomes a vital aspect of every business, organizations across industries need to take technology adoption and implementation seriously.

3. Success Starts with Measurement

During this year’s conference, we learned about the importance of visibility and insights to measure, manage and optimize your software delivery. According to Noren, “you can’t improve what you can’t see,” so understanding and measuring infrastructure is an increasingly important takeaway for today’s IT teams. Nicole Forsgren also discussed this theme in her closing keynote. She talked about applying technology to drive business value, how to measure the performance of teams, and the capabilities that companies should invest in to drive higher performance.

If you’re interested in learning more about DevOps World | Jenkins World, stay tuned for CloudBees’ recap on our case study page.

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