Lean Forward helps ambitious companies navigate uncertainty and align on meaningful goals. Erik Starck is an objectives and metrics coach that helps teams understand how they make impact and organizations align on shared goals.
Jacob lives in Aarhus and is a backend developer in the distributed product team at GoMore. He works mostly on feature development using Clojure, Rails and Vue.js. However, the backend team of 4 developers is also responsible for all aspects of Devops.
James Grenning trains, coaches and consults worldwide. James’ mission is to bring modern technical and management practices to product development teams, especially embedded systems development team. He is the author of Test-Driven Development for Embedded C. He invented Planning Poker, and participated in the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
Kelsey Hightower is an open source advocate who is helping build and advocate for a modern way to run Linux servers at CoreOS. As an engineer Kelsey enjoys building simple tools that make people smile and is a regular contributor to Google’s Kubernetes project. When he is not slinging Go code you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming over system administration to CoreOS.
Dr Nicole Forsgren is best known as the lead investigator on the State of DevOps Reports. She is a consultant, expert, and researcher in DevOps, knowledge management, and IT adoption and impacts. In a previous life, she was a professor, sysadmin, and hardware performance analyst. She has been awarded public and private research grants, and her work has appeared in several peer-reviewed articles. She holds a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. Nicole is the CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA).