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John Willis

Distinguished Researcher

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John Willis is a Distinguished Researcher at Kosli. Previously, he was Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office at Red Hat. Before Red Hat, he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in February 2015. Before founding SocketPlane in the fall of 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Chef and Canonical. John was one of the earliest cloud evangelists and is considered one of the founders of the DevOps movement. John is the author of seven IBM Redbooks. He is also the co-author of Investments Unlimited, The DevOps Handbook, and Beyond The Phoenix Project.