Nashville Tech Breakfast

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Nashville Tech Breakfast

The Nashville Tech Breakfast is a new quarterly gathering of technology and business leaders focused on growing today’s economy. The Nashville Tech Breakfast debuted in April when Congressman Marsha Blackburn spoke about tech policy in Washington, cyber security and workforce shortages.

On Wednesday, July 17, award-winning author and IT thought-leader Gene Kim will speak on “Why Every Business and IT Executive Needs DevOps Now: 2.6 Trillion per Year is up for Grabs.”  DevOps is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and information technology professionals.


Wednesday, July 17
Program: 7 a.m.
Networking and Coffee: 6:45 a.m.


Spark, Lipscomb’s Idea Center
3252 Aspen Grove Drive
Franklin, TN 37067


Gene Kim

Gene Kim, president of IT Revolution Press and founder of TripWire, is an award-winning author and thought-leader who has spent 14 years studying high-performing IT organizations and the positive effects of DevOps. He is the author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win and The Visible Ops Handbook. In 2007 he was named to ComputerWorld’s “40 Innovative IT People Under the Age of 40” list.

Kim wrote the original version of Tripwire, an intrusion-detection tool for Unix, as an undergraduate at Purdue University in 1992. It rapidly became widely used and led to his founding of Tripwire Inc. in 1998 and serving as CTO of the company until July 2010.

In 2000, Kim began studying IT organizations that had simultaneously achieved the highest IT service levels, the best information security outcomes, the best posture of compliance and the best IT efficiencies. He worked with Kevin Behr to understand how these organizations made their “good to great” IT transformations and codified this transformation in the Visible Ops and Visible Ops Security books, which have sold over 150,000 copies.


The public can register to attend this event at For more information, contact Finn Breland at 615.966.1193.