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Alexis Richardson

Founder of WeaveWorks and GitOps Pioneer

Talk - Strategies for Cloud Native Transformation


Today it’s all about delivering velocity without compromising on quality, yet it’s becoming increasingly difficult for organisations to keep up with the challenges of current release management and traditional operations. In this era of fast deployments and quality control, businesses find that Kubernetes cluster management and other cloud native technologies can come with a steep learning curve.


Developed at Weaveworks, GitOps is a data driven way to easily manage applications and clusters across hybrid and multicloud infrastructure. Learn what you need for a production ready cluster as well as the core concepts of GitOps and how it can help you and your team go faster while at the same time gaining security, observability and operational control.  


Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks, founding member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), will show you what a cloud native platform looks like. He’ll then walk you through the different options available from cloud providers and discuss why GitOps is the way forward and how you can benefit from using this model.


Alexis is the Founder and CEO of Weaveworks, and the former chairman of the TOC for CNCF.


Previously he was at Pivotal, as head of products for Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, Apache Tomcat and vFabric. Alexis was responsible for resetting the product direction of Spring and transitioning the vFabric business from VMware.


Alexis co-founded RabbitMQ, and was the CEO of the Rabbit company acquired by VMware in 2010.


Rumours persist that he co-founded several other companies including Cohesive Networks, after a career as a prop trader in fixed income derivatives, and a misspent youth studying and teaching mathematical logic.

Mik Kersten
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