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AITP-RTP Meeting | DevOps: Why Many Try and Few Succeed | February 11, 2021

  • 11 Feb 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual


  • Included in Annual Membership
  • Included in Annual Membership

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AITP-RTP Meeting – DevOps: Why Many Try and Few Succeed


A recent survey from the Harvard Business Review found that while 86% of respondents said it was important to be able to build and deploy software quickly, only 10% were successful at doing it. Other surveys have shown that roughly 75% of Agile and DevOps adoptions (or "transformations") result in failure. We'll dive into the reasons why and share a few tips that could keep your organization from becoming the next cautionary tale.

About Our Speaker:

John Ruppel earned his BS in Computer Science from National University after serving in the Navy as a sonar tech for fast attack submarines, including service in the Special Projects DSU (Deep Submergence Unit). After his service, Ruppel has earned a reputation as a transformational leader, working with senior executives to update and evolve customer facing programs for managing global implementations and deployments at various companies, including General Dynamics and Nissan US. For the past few years, he was part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Philips leadership team, defining and developing the core service requirements for AWS Managed Services (also known as Sentinel) and the cloud-enabled Internet of Things technologies announced recently at Amazon's 2017 re:Invent industry conference. Having created various business and technical classes and certification programs for over two decades, Ruppel has trained hundreds of engineers, professional services, and sales resources globally on how to meet and exceed customer expectations while embracing digital transformation.

Mike McTaggart earned a BSE in biomedical and electrical engineering, and a subsequent MS in Engineering Management, from Duke University while also building a start-up "dot-com" to over 50 employees and a global presence. After that first venture, he found that working as an engineer inside large manufacturing environments (including Bose Corporation and Delphi Automotive Systems) did not satisfy his entrepreneurial drive. Soon, he was at the helm of a small software development firm which grew to spin off two additional companies (one of which was later acquired by Citrix), and eventually be acquired as well. In managing a large team of software developers, McTaggart worked with leadership to develop software products and digital strategies for Battelle, Martin Marietta Materials, Red Hat, and others.


5:30pm - 6:00pm: Virtual Networking

6:00pm - 6:10pm: Chapter Business

6:10pm - 7:00pm: Program 

7:00pm - 7:15pm: Questions

Photography and Video Policy:

Attendees are permitted to take pictures of individuals or smaller groups as long as permission is given from the subject(s) of the photo. AITP-RTP board members may take pictures or a video recording of presenters and attendees for various purposes.  However, the use of any kind of video recording or video streaming device from attendees is not permitted.  Registration to the meeting implies acceptance of this policy.

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