DevOps Expert Gene Kim to Serve as Tasktop’s Strategic Advisor

DevOps Expert Gene Kim to Serve as Tasktop’s Strategic Advisor

To Help Deliver Value Stream Integration for DevOps

VANCOUVER, BC, April 26, 2017Tasktop, the leader in Value Stream Integration, today announced that Gene Kim, DevOps expert, author and multiple award-winning CTO, will serve as Tasktop’s strategic advisor.

Kim is a prominent figure in the DevOps world, a multi-award winning CTO, researcher and author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win; The Visible Ops Handbook; and the newly released The DevOps Handbook. He has been studying high-performing technology organizations since 1999, and was the founder and CTO of the security automation vendor Tripwire for thirteen years.

“I am thrilled that Gene Kim will be serving as strategic advisor to Tasktop,” said Mik Kersten, CEO and co-founder, Tasktop. “Gene and I share a passion for transforming how software is built, and for unlocking the $2.6 trillion of IT value that Gene discusses in The DevOps Handbook. Gene and I have a shared goal of driving economic results for organizations while elevating the productivity and happiness of IT staff worldwide. As our strategic advisor, we look to Gene to help guide our company and customers on the journey of Value Stream Integration to turn every traditional business into the next generation of software innovators.”

In his advisory role, Kim will provide strategic guidance on the future of the company’s products and market strategy. He will also give guidance on the future of DevOps and how enterprises in the real world are working with DevOps and implementing it at scale.

According to Kim, “I am an admirer of Dr. Mik Kersten’s contribution to the industry, and his work at Tasktop is visionary in providing a novel Value Stream Integration infrastructure to deploy DevOps successfully at scale. Its products provide the highway system infrastructure that is instrumental for the path to deploying the ‘Three Ways’ that I described in The Phoenix Project and The DevOps Handbook. I look forward to helping Tasktop continue its product vision of making DevOps integrated, connected and measurable at scale as it innovates for its customers.”

Tasktop’s unique model-based approach dramatically reduces the complexity of creating and managing integrations and scales to dozens of tools, thousands of users and millions of artifacts. For the first time, integration and visibility across the entire software value stream are economically possible. This consistent view of the value stream reduces conflict and improves collaboration among the stakeholders in the software delivery process.

About Tasktop

Over one million users employ Tasktop’s Value Stream Integration technology to transform software development and delivery. Tasktop not only unifies the software development and delivery team, but also provides unprecedented visibility into the business critical processes of software delivery. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and include 43 of the Fortune 100, 11 of the top banks in the world, six of the top six health plans and four of the top ten US insurance companies. Partners, including CA, HPE and IBM, rely on our independent, vendor-neutral role to connect their customers’ software delivery disciplines via OEM distributions of our products. For more information about Tasktop, please visit:


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