Aligning DevOps in Digital Transformation Programs

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In this podcast, Isaac Sacolick and Chander Dhall have an amazing conversation on DevOps and Digital Transformation programs. They talk about some top priorities that CEOs and CIOs should focus on in terms of digital transformation, key practices that a CIO should develop to enable easier transformation, recommendations for developers doing DevOps and much more... In this podcast, the cover the following questions...

  • Why is digital transformations at the top priorities for the CEOs and CIOs?
  • What are some of the key practices CIOs need to develop in order to enable the transformation?
  • What does DevOps really mean to you?
  • When transformation is a priority, there's a lot of new responsibilities that one has to take as a team and most of the time, you're not going to have those skill sets inside that team. So how do you deal with that part?
  • Developers love to have control and if all of DevOps now is more software driven and automated. Why don't you ship the entire responsibility to us? So what do are your thoughts about that?
  • If developers would want to do DevOps, what are your recommendations for them?
  • In terms of DevOps, what are the typical priorities for the organizations that are transforming according to you?
  • What are some signs that you see when it starts working in the IT culture?
  • What are you personally focused on this year?


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Isaac Sacolick

Isaac Sacolick

Isaac Sacolick is a successful CIO who has led digital transformation, product development, innovation, agile management, and data science programs in multiple organizations. He has transformed underperforming businesses by delivering new digital products, investing in strategic technologies, enabling agile practices, outsourcing commodity services and establishing performance metrics. Isaac has been recognized as a top 100 social CIO, blogger, and industry speaker.

He was most recently the Global CIO and a Managing Director at Greenwich Associates, a leading provider of global market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. Previously, he held CIO roles at McGraw Hill Construction and BusinessWeek and was a founding CTO at media and social networking startups.

Isaac has been recognized as an industry leading, agile, innovative CIO. In 2015 he was interviewed by Forbes on 5 Things to do When Leading a Digital Transformation, was listed on their Top 20 Social CIOs and was recognized as a Top 100 CIO in STEM. In 2016, 2015 and 2014, he was listed on Huffington Post’s Top Social CIOs. He is an industry speaker on many business enabling topics including innovation, enterprise agile, and big data analytics. Isaac has been writing a blog, Social Agile and Transformation for over ten years with 300+ posts covering topics on CIO leadership, digital transformation, agile execution, big data, innovation, and digital marketing.

Isaac is an entrepreneur and specialist in agile management practices, big data, citizen developer programs, data science, data warehousing, NoSQL XML search technologies, CMS content management systems, media and publishing technologies, social networking, CRM, Digital Marketing solutions, web analytics, digital advertising, and enterprise collaboration practices.

Isaac holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Binghamton University, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona.

Chander Dhall

Chander Dhall

Chander Dhall, CEO of Cazton, is a ten-time awarded Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert, Microsoft Regional Director and world-renowned technology leader in architecting and implementing solutions. He's not only rescued software development teams, but also implemented successful projects under tight deadlines and difficult business constraints. His company has a proven track record of not just saving the client millions of dollars, but also providing an expedited delivery time. His clients include Thomson Reuters, AT&T, Dell, Bank of America, Thomson Reuters, NBC Universal, American Express, Fandango, LinkedIn, VMware, Capital Group and many other Fortune 500, mid-size and startup companies.

As an Azure Advisor, ASP.NET Insider, Web API Advisor, Cosmos DB Advisor, and an MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies, Chander has insight into new releases on technologies used by millions of developers. His critical advice, impeccable vision, futuristic strategy backed with creating and establishing best practices in the industry are some of the reasons for his unparalleled success. He has a breadth of experience in multiple different technologies: Cloud (Azure, AWS and GCP), Full-Stack Web Development (.NET Core, Java, Angular, Blazor, React and Node.js) and Big Data and AI (TensorFlow, Spark, Hadoop, Ignite etc.).

At the same time, he's a voracious and highly-respected speaker. He has keynoted and delivered hands-on workshops at top conferences including Microsoft TechEd, Google DevFest, Azure Dev Days, NDC London, DevSum Sweden, BuildStuff Lithuania, MVP Mix (Toronto, San Francisco and Dallas). He has been invited as a technical judge and mentor at top universities like MIT, Harvard and UT Austin. He is the author of two books: Scalability Patterns and Building Single Page Application Using ASP.NET Core & Angular. He has utilized his amazing business sense having started Cazton with zero funding and turned it into a multi-million-dollar company in less than two years.

Chander has been trained in the rare Himalayan style of Yoga, Pranayama and Ayurveda since the age of four. He has written books on improving immunity and incorporating ancient eastern wisdom in a western lifestyle. When he's not working, he enjoys traveling the world with his wife and three kids. When in Austin, they spend their time hiking, kayaking and boating with their dog, Friday.

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