The DASA Influencer Program plays a key role in addressing and reflecting on DASA’s body of knowledge and the vendor-neutral DevOps certification program that has accelerated DevOps talent, journeys, and careers around the world. Our Influencers sharpen DASA’s thinking and that of our global community. With unique, smart, and at times thought-provoking content they push the boundaries and contribute to taking our community to the next level.
- Albert Mark Business Consultant, Coach & Trainer The Netherlands
- Anant Krishnan Executive Coach, Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, Business Mentor, Leadership Development Facilitator, and DevOps Program Facilitator India
- Ángel Rayo Technical Lead Expert at Netmind Spain
- Anshul Lalit Director of DevOps & Quality Management at Kongsberg Digital Norway
- Arvind Rathore Senior Vice President & Global Head of Digital Engineering at Virtusa India
- Carlos Castañeda IT Transformation Expert & Director of Innovation at Stratera Mexico
- Christine Aykac Agile Transformation Consultant, Program Manager and Master Trainer Canada
- Dimitri de Ruiter Agile & DevOps Coach, Change and Project Manager The Netherlands
- Johan Beijar Co-founder and Boardmember of Advicon AB Scandinavia
- Kakeru Iikubo Business Breakthrough University Professor Japan
- Luis J. Gómez Vázquez Head of DevOps at Kairós Digital Solutions Spain
- Paul Mateos Solutions Consultant Director at Pufferfish Solutions Australia
- Ricardo Masabel Avendaño Senior Cloud and DevOps Architect / Enterprise Agility Consultant / IT Trainer Peru
- Richard Hoedeman Trainer, Coach & Consultant The Netherlands
- Sam Rosbergen Enterprise DevOps/Agile/ITIL Consultant The Netherlands
- Siddharth Pareek Global DevOps CoE Practice Lead for Natwest Group India
- Sundaresh Iyer Product Manager at Endurance & Founder of Naktra US
- Vasanthavishnu Vasudevan Head of Product Engineering & Management at Opsera US
Influencers need to adhere to a number of specific requirements
- Influencers are individuals actively engaged with the DASA & DevOps community.
- Influencers appreciate sparking debate and stimulating a DevOps mindset.
- Influencers are appointed by the DASA Managing Director for a 1-year term.
- Influencers are DASA volunteers who commit to providing a minimum of 4 hours of service each month.
- Influencers live up to and adhere to the DASA Code of Conduct and fulfill the DASA Influencer responsibilities.
TYPICAL QUESTIONS RELATED TO INFLUENCERS
What are some things an Influencer might do?
- Create content and buzz to support DASA’s vision of an open and community-driven approach to building high-performance teams through DevOps and Agile initiatives.
- Participate in and contribute to local community events and gatherings and represent DASA on these occasions.
- Sharing insight and expertise through white papers, thought leadership articles, short videos, and webinars.
- Present at DevOps and Agile seminars and events. At these events, they discuss for example how the DASA thought leadership delivers faster and better solutions for organizations.
- Contribute to working groups where Influencers come together and work on social media activities, planning and execution of local events, discussing speaking engagements and collaborating on presentations.
- Answer community questions on social networks or via direct messaging.
What is the commitment required for being an Influencer?
The commitment depends on the interest and ambition of the Influencer. DASA recommends a minimum commitment of 2-4 hours per month in fulfilling this role. DASA further expects the Influencer to engage in a quarterly call with the DASA Influencer program manager where the Influencer exchanges ideas and feedback based on their engagement.
Will DASA appoint multiple Influencers per country?
There is no limit on the number of DASA Influencers in a country. Influencers from the exact same location can bring new ideas and experiences to the table.
What are some benefits of becoming an Influencer?
- DASA provides a global platform for your ideas and opinions.
- Gain the ability to develop local markets or contribute to DASAs online presence.
- Build credibility by speaking on behalf of DASA.
- Visibility on the DASA website and in the global DASA community.
- Carry the title of official DASA Influencer and use your dedicated DASA Influencer badge.
- Connect and collaborate with other Influencers, and the global DASA network.
- Learn from each other, join the regular meetings and share experiences amongst peers.
Does DASA pay Influencers?
No, being an Influencer is a volunteer role for a select group of individuals. DASA will pay for specific out-of-pocket expenses, but in essence this role is unpaid and completely voluntary.
Can anyone become an Influencer?
In order for someone to become an Influencer, they need to be employed by or associated with a DASA Forerunner organization. Influencers are appointed by the DASA Managing Director.