Tech Debates Austin


Can security, compliance, innovation, and agile methodologies co-exist?

9/17/19    6:00pm to 8:30pm


Can security, compliance, innovation, and agile methodologies co-exist?

For many organizations, embracing agile is a competitive imperative. But, how do agile practices work for security and compliance? Do security and compliance stifle innovation and limit agility? How much security and compliance overhead is created by agile practices? For example, agile application development coupled with DevOps (SecDevOps) and continuous delivery moves quarterly and monthly rollouts to weekly or daily releases. And, the adoption of cloud infrastructure has led to far more individual workloads, more broadly distributed, with higher rates of change. How does security and compliance stay attuned to this dynamic and constantly changing environment?

Join us to learn more on Sept 17 at 6:00pm at Kasasa, 4516 Seton Center Pkwy, Austin, TX, 78759, US

Boyd Hemphill

Boyd Hemphill is a DevOps raconteur in the silicon hills of Austin Texas. Boyd founded and organizes the Austin DevOps Meetup. He is part of the DevOps Days Austin Organizers team. In his professional life, Boyd has been a developer (PL/SQL, PHP), DBA (Oracle and MySQL), and system administrator as well as a Director and even a CTO. Today he is the Director of Cloud Infrastructure for Contrast Security.

Ned Horvath

Ned Horvath has been the Education Chair for Agile Austin since 2014. In his day job, he is an agile consultant and an architect in Information Technology Services at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Horvath received his bachelors’ degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Princeton University, all in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science. His early research was in the complexity of algorithms, particularly related to sorting and optimal scheduling.

Will Simpson

Will is the Founder and CEO of the consulting company, Ten Eleven Twelve, and currently serves as President of the Board of Agile Austin. A Senior Executive Leader, and business transformation expert with a track record of turning around underperforming departments and accelerating growth in business units, teams, and products by leveraging Agile and Lean philosophies. Will is a native of Austin and has been engaged in the technology scene for over 25 years.

Christa Meck (Moderator)

For over 20 years, Christa has been helping teams find sanity in the chaotic world of Information Technology. As the IT Manager at Kasasa, Christa incorporated Agile practices with the day to day life of the IT Helpdesk team and showed them that even with heavy interrupt-driven work it’s possible to complete projects too! With a diverse background in system administration, project management, customer support, and QA/QC, Christa is able to see a broken process from many different perspectives and use that knowledge to help guide continuous improvement.

Reserve Your Seat

September 17

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

4516 Seton Center Pkwy
Austin, TX 78759