BOSTON, MA – February 14, 2017 – XebiaLabs, a recognized leader in enterprise-class DevOps and Continuous Delivery software tools, today announced that Gene Kim, DevOps thought leader, author and multiple award-winning CTO, has joined XebiaLabs in the role of Strategic Advisor to the board of directors. 

Gene Kim is a visionary in the DevOps world, having co-authored four highly popular books, including The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business WinThe Visible Ops Handbook and the newly-released The DevOps Handbook. For thirteen years, he served as the founder and CTO of the security automation vendor Tripwire. He has studied high performing technology organizations since 1999. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under the Age of 40” list. A prominent figure within the DevOps community, Kim has hosted the DevOps Enterprise Summit in venues across the globe since 2014. 

“We’re honored to have such a renowned DevOps thought leader and practioner join XebiaLabs as an advisor to the board,” says Derek Langone, CEO of XebiaLabs. “Gene has emerged as an authority in our space and his influence on application delivery has been game-changing for IT teams and companies all over the world. Gene recognizes that today’s software applications are at the heart of every enterprise. I’m excited to partner with him to define market direction and determine how XebiaLabs can best serve our enterprise customers and further advance our leadership in the DevOps market.”

In his role as advisor to the XebiaLabs board, Gene will provide strategic guidance on the direction of DevOps and its impact on XebiaLabs’ customers, partners and its DevOps platform for Continuous Delivery. This will include advice on product development, market strategy and the general direction of enterprise DevOps. 

According to Gene Kim: “I’m looking forward to working with the XebiaLabs team, a vibrant innovator in the enterprise DevOps space, as they continue to create solutions for the complex challenges enterprises face when transitioning to a more agile application release process.”