Chris Saunderson

Chris Saunderson

Sr Director Analyst
Chris Saunderson covers automation and orchestration methodologies at Gartner, with a primary focus on the life cycle of systems from build to run to retire. Mr. Saunderson has 10 years of experience as an automation architect, architecting task and process automation solutions to address IT needs. His coverage includes the impact of automation and orchestration on the IT operations organization. He has an emphasis on improving the programmability of infrastructure elements, and the improvement of system availability and maintainability.
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Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM GMT
(07:00 AM - 07:45 AM EST)
Ask the Expert: How to Enhance Reliability and Resilience Using SRE and Chaos Engineering Practices

Gartner clients frequently enquire about best practices to implement site reliability engineering (SRE) and Chaos Engineering. This Ask-the-expert session will provide context-specific answers to questions spanning principles, practices, and tools to implement SRE and chaos engineering.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM GMT
(08:30 AM - 09:15 AM EST)
Roundtable: Building and Sustaining Your Automation Pipeline

Tactical approaches to determining what and how to automate IT capabilities quickly run out of steam without attention being paid to sustaining the pipeline of work. Join this session with your peers for discussion, idea exchange and insight on how to keep your automation catalog and journey moving forward.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM GMT
(10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST)
Security, Integrated: Platform Teams As a Security Enabler

The rise of the platform team in the delivery of DevOps-driven capabilities has created an opportunity for I&O to partner with security peers to integrate security across the delivery cycle. This session will provide insight into how I&O leaders can use the power of the platform team to address patch, vulnerability and configuration management needs and keep pace in an insecure world.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM GMT
(08:30 AM - 09:15 AM EST)
Ask the Expert: Infrastructure as Code

Address common questions about how to start IaC:
1. What is IaC
2. How to start and evolve it
3. Tools involved
4. Skills needed
5. Operating model

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM GMT
(10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST)
Who Automates, Wins: Demonstrating Automation Value Is Your Key to Success

Automation is a top priority for organizations, but communicating value that automation delivers is often an afterthought. This session will give practical advice on building and communicating value for your automation initiatives to your teams, peers and leadership to keep the momentum moving forward on your automation journey

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.