Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

In the past year Kevin has spoken at 20 conferences and seminars on a range of leading IT topics, including methodologies, business analysis, quality assurance techniques, governance, open source issues, tool interoperability, release management, DevOps, Agile, ITIL, from the mainframe to distributed platforms to the web, mobile, wearable and embedded systems. He is a much sought after speaker, recognized around the world for his provocative and entertaining style. Kevin is a 40 year industry veteran, holder of three technology patents and today is VP of Worldwide Marketing and Chief Evangelist at leading Application Development and Deployment vendor Serena Software. In the past decade he has been crossing the globe and has met with over 4,000 people. At Serena he works closely with industry analysts, the press, customers, partners and employees to exchange ideas about industry direction and business issues. He was born and educated in the UK and lives and works in the Bay Area, California.

Vocation or job

In part two of our look at the future of employment, #FullUnemployment, we will look at how we get to a future that aspires towards utopia rather than one which descends into dystopia. If I’m right, the future holds the … Continue reading

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Full Unemployment

Recently, on TechCrunch, an author posited that no child born from this point on will ever have a driver’s license. By 2032, 16 years from now, self-driving will be shunned (as smoking is today) and parents will insist that their … Continue reading

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IT Peers Overspend

In March Gartner released research that showed just over a third of development was Agile and almost half remained waterfall. The same survey noted that more than half of all organizations are doing some Agile development for some of their … Continue reading

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Enterprise DevOps is different: here’s why

Nothing is more important in IT than the timely delivery of working software safely into production. Historically this has been harder than it should have been because the Dev team and the Ops team have been focused on different and … Continue reading

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UberCare

Ending my last post with “just because you: doesn’t mean you should” only tells half of the story. Sometimes an industry is ripe for disruption. Healthcare is a mess. Secret systems, arcane rules, grotesque profits, arbitrary pricing, ridiculous paperwork and … Continue reading

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Change you can believe in: why change isn’t to be feared

How much does a single change cost you personally? Do you resist change because you’re inherently fearful of new things? Or do you embrace change and live for the excitement of the novel experience. The one thing we all take … Continue reading

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Do you lock the door when you go shopping?

Well do you? I don’t because I leave the door open for the dog to come and go and they are a more effective deterrent than a door-lock. So why do we leave the door open in our IT departments … Continue reading

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