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Special Online Only Meeting:

Nov 11, 2020  Agile & DevOps: Complementing or Opposing Cultural Processes? - 6:30pm - 8:00pm 



Organizations have adopted and leveraged Agile and one of its frameworks to deliver software since the turn of the millennium. Recently DevOps has come into the IT vernacular and at times both of these methodologies feel like they embrace conflicting views on how software can be developed.   During this session, we discuss both methodologies and not how they oppose each other, but rather how they can complement each other in the pursuit of delivering value to your customers as quickly as possible.  Additionally, we will have a panel of thought leaders in the areas of software delivery, technology, and organization adoption that will give their insights on the topic.


  • What does each approach consist of?
    • What is Agile
    • What is DevOps
  • How do they compare and how do they complement each other?
    • Benefits
    • Similarities
    • Differences
  • What are some of the top Agile & DevOps Best Practices Clients find most useful?
    • Productivity
    • Communication
    • Team Size
  • Expert Panel
    • Open Discussion with Three Experts


Chad Cook:  Vice President, Solutions


Chad is a technology executive with over 20 years of experience helping clients with technology strategy, architecture, and implementation of solutions across a variety of industries. His passion is utilizing emerging technologies to help clients in their Digital Evolution journey. In addition to working with Clients, in his most recent role, Chad provides technical leadership of Neudesic’s Desert Mountain Region.

Mike Ulichny:  Vice President, Desert Mountain


Mike brings over 20 years of technology leadership to ensure unparalleled delivery excellence of technology solutions for Neudesic's Desert/Mountain region. He is in charge of managing profitability, innovation, customer satisfaction, and overall growth for the region. He has extensive experience utilizing advanced analytics and innovative mobile technologies to increase company profits in the Gaming & Hospitality and Energy Industries.


Tim Parsons:  Director, Digital Advisory Services  


Tim’s passion is maximizing customer and employee experiences during the transformation of innovative digital solutions for companies.  For over 20 years, Tim has helped clients reach their goals and objectives in: strategy planning, customer satisfaction, employee adoption and process improvement while driving higher quality and value.  He has worked within multiple industries such as digital, mobile, automotive, financial, retail, aerospace & defense, logistics and manufacturing. 

Other Information

If you have questions, need help or have questions about upcoming meetings please contact Board@simarizona.org.

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