Free Agile Meets DevOps Symposium Scheduled for Long Beach October 14

IEEE CS will present a free half-day Agile Meets DevOps symposium sponsored by IBM on Tuesday, October 14

Online PR News – 10-October-2014 – Los Alamitos, CA, USA – LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 October 2014 – Featuring cloud computing executive Bernard Golden and top consultant Alan Buffington, IEEE Computer Society will present a free half-day Agile Meets DevOps symposium sponsored by IBM on Tuesday, October 14.

DevOps is changing the way that software is delivered. The Agile Meets DevOps Symposiums will take attendees from one software deployment to 30, using rapid software release techniques for competitive advantage. To register for "Your Agile Adoption Survival Guide: A Best Practices Discussion, visit

Golden, Vice President of Strategy for ActiveState Software, was named by as one of the 10 most influential persons in cloud computing. A recognized visionary in the field, he previously oversaw the Cloud Computing Enterprise Solutions division at Dell Enstratius. Golden serves as the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine and is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing.

His presentation will address the realities of adopting and implementing DevOps and why many current approaches fall short of what is required to achieve the vision of integrating development and operations.

Buffington, Principal Consultant at Reed, Chester and Gordon, is a consultant specializing in diagnosis and turnaround of IT and software development organizations. His focus is on financial services, healthcare, and software, where his extensive background includes assignments as CIO of Fidelity Investments, Comerica Bank and CIGNA Health Care. He is working with on development of Evidence-Based Management concepts and applications.

Buffington's presentation will discuss how to use evidence to evaluate, diagnose, and improve the value added by software development to the enterprise. He will offer an approach that suggests how to apply both direct and circumstantial evidence to improving that value.

The symposium will be held from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Pacific Time at the Renaissance Long Beach, 111 East Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach, CA. For more information, visit

The event concludes with a thought-provoking interactive panel composed of a technical guru, an executive speaker, and two IBM speakers who will address key issues and answer questions.

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