PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2015) -   Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, today announces its PuppetConf 2015 keynote lineup and a new-for-2015 IT Leader Breakout session. From the keynotes, training and general sessions to the new IT Leader Breakout, this year's conference is designed to empower attendees and their teams to elevate their personal and professional development. PuppetConf 2015 will take place October 5-9 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

On Thursday, October 8, Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs, will kick off the conference with an exciting keynote. He'll talk about the state of Puppet Labs, where the industry is headed, and how Puppet Labs' products are evolving to address its customers' biggest problems. Following Luke's opening keynote, Nate Loomis (Wells Fargo) will share his insights and recommendations for tackling today's biggest IT challenges. Day Two will feature Komal Mangtani, Head of Business Intelligence at Uber, who will share lessons learned from leading innovation in both traditional enterprises and fast-paced start-ups.

PuppetConf 2015 will also include, for the first time, an IT Leader Breakout session (October 8) dedicated to emerging trends in IT, the state of DevOps, the value of automation, and real-world examples of companies using automation to elevate the role of IT within their organizations. The breakout will include a half-day of presentations geared to IT managers, executives and people just learning about the strategic value of Puppet:

  • The Evolving IT Operations Landscape - Donnie Berkholz (451 Research)
  • Q&A: The State of DevOps - Gene Kim (co-author, "The Phoenix Project") and Terri Potts (Raytheon)
  • Panel: The Value of Automation - Dan Spurling (Getty Images) and Nate Loomis (Wells Fargo)
  • Panel: Success with Automation - Peter Magnaye (FINRA), Jez Miller (Heartland Payment Systems) and Elyse Salberg (Putnam Investments)
  • Panel: Decomplexifying the IT Stack with an Integrated Solution Approach - Mike Coleman (Docker), Michael Wagner (EMC) and Chris Wells (Red Hat)

To mark the final countdown to PuppetConf 2015, Puppet Labs is giving away a free conference pass. To enter, click to tweet:

"The final @PuppetConf countdown is on! Register now so you don't miss out on the IT ops conference of the year: http://bit.ly/1EEch53". See terms and conditions here: http://bit.ly/1LYozYl.

Puppet Labs will be joined at PuppetConf by the leading vendors in IT including this year's sponsors Arista, Blacks in Technology, Cisco, CloudBolt Software, Codenvy, Column Technologies, Conjur, Counsyl, Cumulus Networks, Elastic, Embotics, EMC, example42, F5, Huawei, Icinga, Invest Northern Ireland, Linux Professional Institute, Logentries, LogicMonitor, Microsoft, Netbuilder, Ooyala, Opsmatic, O'Reilly, PagerDuty, Perforce Software, Platform9, Red Hat, The Register, Technology Association of Oregon, Tonomi, USENIX Association, VictorOps, VMware and XebiaLabs. 

There are a few sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more visit: https://2015.puppetconf.com/sponsor.

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About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. Puppet Labs software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, both on premise and in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations use Puppet Labs software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Bank of America, Cisco, NYSE, Salesforce.com and WebEx. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs nearly 400 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners. To learn more, please visit PuppetLabs.com.

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