Sonatype Recognizes Individuals Embracing DevOps to Accelerate Software Innovation


Fulton, Maryland - June 8, 2016 - Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today launched the Innovator’s Journey to DevOps, a series of interviews profiling individual DevOps practitioners who are transforming the way developers, IT operations, and security professionals collaborate to accelerate software innovation.

Those profiled in the Innovator’s Journey Series represent some of the brightest minds in the DevOps community, including:

Each profile tells the story of how the interviewee got started in technology, their journey into DevOps, and what they hope to be their lasting legacy. Additionally, profiles include links to supplemental videos, presentations and other information that could be useful to others as they begin their own DevOps journey.

“As an organization committed to accelerating software innovation, we believe it is important to recognize those individuals who are setting the pace with respect to DevOps and continuous delivery best practices,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO, Sonatype.  “We hope the Innovator’s Journey series will become an important learning resource for the DevOps community while providing well-deserved recognition for the innovators who are leading the transformation of software development.”

The Innovator’s Journey is an ongoing project that will feature two new profiles each month. Upcoming interviews include Paula Thrasher (Application Delivery Lead, CSRA Inc.), Brandon Holcomb (VP Technology, Global Platforms at Equifax) and Gary Gruver (author, Leading the Transformation). For information on how to feature a DevOps innovator in your community, please contact Mark Miller, or submit your recommendation online.

About Sonatype

Last year developers requested 31 billion components from the Central Repository to manufacture the software applications that run the world. Additionally, with more than 100,000 installations, companies around the globe use Sonatype’s Nexus solutions to manage reusable components and improve the quality, speed and security of their software supply chains. Sonatype is privately held with investments from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Accel Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Bay Partners and Goldman Sachs. For more information, visit:

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