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Wednesday, November 8 • 5:25pm - 6:00pm
Software Delivery in Regulated Environments: Critical Infrastructure Needs a Community Approach - Austen Bryan, Defense Unicorns & Steven Ollek, US Air Force

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Navigating the ever-changing cloud native landscape is already a whirlwind. Now mix in: mission critical reliability, impact to human life, Risk Management Framework (security compliance), restricted access locations, complex purchasing arrangements and talent retention issues and you have all the trappings for what feels like standing at the base camp of Mount Everest. In this session, we give real world examples of how disadvantaged Department of Defense critical systems are today then take you on a journey of all the macro steps required to deliver open source software to these complex environments. Each step of the way you will hear about how CNCF projects play critical roles in solving key challenges. Lastly, a call to action in how more of the community can get involved to help.

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Austen Bryan

VP of Product, Defense Unicorns, Defense Unicorns
Austen Bryan, a former Active Duty Air Force officer, has spent most of his career in the DoD's software development sector. As the VP of Product Development at Defense Unicorns, he leverages his experience from co-founding LevelUp Code Works and serving as COO for DoD Platform One... Read More →
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Steven Ollek

DoD Platform One
Steven Ollek currently serves as a DevSecOps Product Manager leading The Party Bus Value Stream within the Platform One organization. He works to enable a team consisting of 56 civilian, military and contractor personnel to deliver Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings to multiple external customers across the Public Sector. Finally, Steven leads cultural and organizational changes regarding modern software development... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2023 5:25pm - 6:00pm CST
W176 (Ground Level)
  Cloud Native Experience