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Thursday, October 8 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
IT Leadership Track: Panel – The Value of Automation

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As businesses increasingly demand both speed of innovation and reliability of technology from IT, automation is no longer a “nice to have”. In this panel discussion, understand what automation is needed at a minimum, how it is changing to help cope with the evolving role of IT, and how it drives success.

About the IT Leadership Track: Join fellow IT leaders for a breakout track dedicated to discussing emerging trends in IT, the state of DevOps, the value of automation, as well as success stories and real-world examples of companies that are transforming the role of IT within their own organizations. You’ll hear how IT leaders are creating new paths to bring technology to market, where they are focusing efforts, and best practices for improving speed of innovation and reliability of technology managed.

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Martin Jackson

Senior Technical Expert, Wal-Mart
Martin Jackson started his Walmart career in 1999 as an application developer, moved to IT infrastructure in 2001 to work on Network Services and Management, and is now a Senior Technical Expert working on configuration management systems.
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Nate Loomis

IT Manager, Wells Fargo
Nate Loomis manages the Automated Configuration Engineering team at Wells Fargo and has worked with Puppet for about three years. Nate is focused on creating coarse interfaces to an event-based architecture with the flexibility to deliver on the complex requirements of an organization our size. He has been programming since the age of seven and specifically working with deployment automation and configuration for the last ten or so. He has been a... Read More →
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Dan Spurling

VP of Tech Services, Getty Images
Tenured tech-exec that is all about leading high-performing Technology groups that are partners in the success of the firm. Currently the VP of Tech Services at Getty Images, but also have had good times at T-Mobile, JPMorgan, and WaMu as well as a couple of consulting firms. People and Technology transformation is core to how I work, and is a requirement for any successful IT org today that is trying to Cloud, DevOps, be relevant, etc. While... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm