Presentation: DevOps & Lean Thinking Panel

Track: Practices of DevOps & Lean Thinking

Location: Bayview AB

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

Day of week:

This presentation is now available to view on

Watch video with transcript


What are the latest trends and processes in DevOps & Lean Thinking? This panel will discuss what areas will enhance your team and platform's performance.

Speaker: Cat Swetel

Agile Methods Coach & Advocate for Woman in Tech

Cat Swetel specializes in using Lean techniques to increase the agility and adaptability of large and long-historied technology organizations. Specifically, she has worked with several Fortune 100 companies in highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare. Cat has been invited to speak internationally about her pragmatic approach to enabling technology leaders to make better, more timely, data-informed decisions.

Find Cat Swetel at

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.

Find Ben Rockwood at

Speaker: Damon Edwards

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer @Rundeck

Damon Edwards is a Co-Founder of Rundeck Inc., the makers of Rundeck, the popular open source runbook automation. Damon has spent the past 19 years working with both the technology and business ends of IT Operations and is noted for being a leader in porting cutting-edge DevOps techniques to large-scale enterprise organizations. Damon is a frequent conference speaker and writer who focuses on DevOps, SRE, and Operations improvement topics. Damon is active in the international DevOps community, a co-host of the DevOps Cafe podcast, and a content chair for Gene Kim’s DevOps Enterprise Summit.

Find Damon Edwards at