Presentation: The System of Profound Knowledge

Track: Practices of DevOps & Lean Thinking

Location: Bayview AB

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

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Dr. Deming, the famous American who taught the Japanese after WWII and empowered them to become a manufacturing power-house in the decades to follow, latter to be brought back to the US as "LEAN", summarized his teachings at the end of his long life in four simple ideas known as the System of Profound Knowledge.  This system looks remarkably modern and sets forth a pattern of thinking that we, as a society, are still trying to fully implement.  Stop trying to imitate LEAN Practices and instead learn from the underlying ideas themselves to improve the way you learn, lead, and operate.

Speaker: Ben Rockwood

VP, Production Engineering @packethost

Ben Rockwood has been in operations and engineering since the 90's and is passionate about learning from our past to improve our future.  From helping to build one of the first public clouds at Joyent in 2005 to being a leading voice in the DevOps movement in 2009, he's been passionate about the evolution of our industry.  

At Packet he's driving the development of the Bare Metal Cloud with an emphasis on Edge deployments to put computing power in more places than it's ever been before to meet the needs of the next wave of applications.

He lives on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle Washington, with his amazing wife and 5 children.

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