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Thursday, October 12 • 9:00am - 10:20am

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Join us for Day 2 keynotes which start with in-depth customer case studies from Porsche and Diligent. Also hear from Michael Lopp, http://randsinrepose.com/blog/ author and technologist, for his view on becoming a historic company. We’ll close the session with our Most Valued Puppeteer award as voted by you, our community!

Keynotes include:
  • Shifting into Higher Gear at Porsche - Hear from Thorsten Biel, Manager of Cloud and Integration Services, about how Porsche is leveraging Puppet Enterprise to support the company’s shift to a digital service provider.
  • Michael Lopp - In order to be a historic company, you need your culture to evolve. Learn how during Michael’s presentation. 
  • Words are Hard: Shifting How We Communicate at Diligent - Trisha Burke, VP of Production Operations at Diligent, will share how her team is scaling their automation success by partnering with developers to accelerate release cycle times.
  • Most Valued Puppeteer award - Kara Sowles, Manager of Community & Evangelism, will announce the winner of the 2017 Most Valued Puppeteer award as voted on by the Puppet community. This award is for someone who has gone above and beyond in their participation in the Puppet Community, including contributing code, writing modules, documentation, answering questions, and anything else that helps the Puppet community.

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Padmashree Koneti

Senior Director of Product Operations, Puppet
Padmashree has been at Puppet since January 2017. Starting out as an engineer building enterprise application software, her career evolved into Engineering Management, Product Management, and most recently, Product Operations at Puppet. Over the past 20 years, she has been working... Read More →

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Thorsten Biel

Manager Cloud-/Integration Services, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Thorsten is Manager of Cloud and Integration Services at Porsche in Stuttgart, Germany. He has lost count of the number of hats worn previous to this position.
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Tricia Burke

VP of Production Operations, Diligent Corporation
Tricia has been with Diligent for 12 years and has supported the growth of the Boardbooks Product from 35 customers to over 5000.  This includes Change Management, Release Management and the Production Operations teams. Tricia has also work across the organization to incorporate... Read More →
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Michael Lopp

VP of Engineering, Slack
Michael Lopp is a Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both people and product at companies such as Borland, Netscape, Palantir, Pinterest, and Apple. While he's not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, poker, and werewolves at the... Read More →
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Kara Sowles

Manager of Community and Evangelism, Puppet
Kara Sowles is the Manager of Community and Evangelism at Puppet, where she's spent the past 5 years leading strategic planning and implementation of the company's global community programs. She's worked on contributor events, online user-to-user communication spaces, a robust evangelism... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am PDT
Keynotes: Grand Ballroom B