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Voices in DevOps – Episode 22: A Conversation with James Beecham

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Jon speaks to James Beecham, Founder & CTO at data security specialist vendor ALTR. We find out what we can learn from taking the full-stack engineer’s perspective on enterprise DevOps.

Summary

In this podcast, we speak to James Beecham, Founder & CTO at data security specialist vendor ALTR. We find out what we can learn from taking the full-stack engineer’s perspective on enterprise DevOps, including:

  • the challenges of finding a common language between technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • the importance of top-down buy-in to delivering better practices that work.
  • how to identify tangible benefits of DevOps, both for engineers and the broader business.
  • above all, how to start on the right foot so DevOps delivers on its potential.

Guest

James Beecham is a computer engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded ALTR in 2014 and leads ALTR’s Technology and engineering teams. Previously, James worked at an algorithmic options trading platform leading research and development, working on ultra-low-latency approaches to in-line data security. He also worked as an embedded systems engineer at Texas Memory Systems prior to the acquisition by IBM. James holds multiple software patents and is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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