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SambaSafety’s Journey with Pivotal :: CI/CD Pipelines with Dynatrace

By: | October 9, 2018


5:30pm – 6:00pm :: Food and Networking
6:00pm – 6:45pm :: SambaSafety’s Journey with Pivotal
6:45pm – 7:30pm :: Putting Your Pipeline on Auto-pilot w/ Dynatrace

SambaSafety’s Journey with Pivotal

SambaSafety began their relationship with Pivotal this past year with the goal of accelerating their product development and digital transformation journeys. In this first talk you’ll hear from Pat Kemble as he walks through his motivation for partnering with Pivotal and some of the outcomes that his team has been able to achieve along the way.


As Chief Technology Officer, Patrick Kemble is responsible for aligning SambaSafety’s technologies with business practices to drive revenue growth, savings, competitive advantage and operational efficiency improvements. He brings more than 20 years of experience in envisioning business and IT solutions that deliver positive bottom-line impact.

Prior to joining SambaSafety in 2017, Kemble lead strategy, engineering and architecture technology teams for companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pearson Education (Chief architect) and Trustwave (VP Engineering) to design and implement SaaS products using best practice agile tools and processes. Kemble is an expert at providing leadership for architecture, development, and product management efforts, while leading product strategy and implementation teams in the launch of new, innovative products to meet market demand and company objectives.

Kemble earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems at the University of Northern Colorado, where he played defensive line for the 1996 Division II Football National Champions.

Putting Your Pipeline on Auto-pilot w/ Dynatrace

Shift-Left, Shift-Right, *-As-Code, and Self-Healing are some of the latest buzzwords when it comes to building and deploying cloud-native architectures. In this presentation Brian Wilson will bring these buzzwords to life.

Besides shifting-left performance and quality engineering, it is important to build resiliency into your delivery pipeline. Builds that don’t have the right quality must be prevented from being promoted to the next pipeline phase by applying AI-driven quality gates. Brian will walk you through an example End-to-End Continuous Delivery Pipeline with automated metrics-based quality gates between pre-production stages, an automatic post production approval step as well as some thoughts on how self-healing (auto-remediation) can really work, with specifications all defined in source control.

This example unbreakable pipeline is built using Concourse, CF, and Dynatrace. The concepts behind this implementation apply to all other CI/CD Tool Chains (Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, CloudWatch, …)


Brian Wilson is a performance advocate with over 16 years of experience. After leaving the lucrative video production field, Brian began his IT journey as a QA analyst and quickly transitions to Performance. After years of leading the performance efforts at companies such as WebMD,, and MTV, Brian landed a cushy job as a Sales Engineer at Dynatrace. Besides engaging in continuous learning by working with his clients, Brian gets to spend quality time leveling-up his skills and sharing his learning and passion for performance with others. You can find Brian on two podcasts, the [PurePerformance podcast]( which he co-hosts with Andi Grabner, and [Ask PerfBytes](
In his spare time, Brian enjoys drumming, listening to music, and spending time with his family.