George Spafford is a vice president analyst for Gartner, covering DevOps, DevSecOps and site reliability engineering (SRE). His publications include hundreds of articles and numerous books on IT management, as well as co-authorship of "The Phoenix Project," "The Visible Ops Handbook" and "Visible Ops Security."
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Spafford consulted on ITIL, IT strategy, information security and overall IT service improvement. Mr. Spafford holds an M.B.A. from Notre Dame, a B.A. in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University and an honorary degree from Konan Daigaku in Japan. He is a certified ITIL Expert, a TOCICO Jonah and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
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M.B.A., University of Notre Dame
B.A., Materials and Logistics, Michigan State University
Certificate in Asian Studies - Japan, Michigan State University
Honorary Degree, Konan Daigaku
1How best to implement and scale DevOps in large IT organizations
2How best to implement and leverage site reliability engineering (SRE) in enterprise IT organizations
3How to market IT products and platforms internally (not service provider related)
4How to address regulatory compliance matters in a DevOps context
5How to revise change management to support agile and DevOps