DevOps Agile Skills Association Announce New Managing Director

The DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) Appoint New Executive Manager

Wilmington, Delaware, United States, February 1, 2017 – The DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) Board of Directors appoint the organization’s Managing Director.

A Unanimous Choice by the DASA Board of Directors.

The DASA Board of Directors announced today that they have selected Deborah Burton to lead the organization as its new Managing Director. Burton already has a very visible position in the organization as the Head of DASA’s Marketing.

She was the orchestrator of our successful global launch in April as well as a key architect in helping drive the messaging, market awareness and engagement that has helped DASA establish an international recognition and membership. The DASA vision provides for an open, member driven association that provides thought leadership, practical guidance and a competence model for professionals and organizations.

Guido Schoonheim, Managing Director of Xebia and DASA Board member

Burton brings more than 25 years of IT Industry Experience. She spent many years at HP Computer Products Group and Analytical Products Group now known as Agilent Technologies in roles in sales, product marketing and channel management in the United States. In 2001 she started working in the HP Software Business Unit where she had roles in sales the Netherlands and marketing management positions in EMEA. Due to her extensive Business Development and Marketing skills she has a keen understanding of how to build effective business channels. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of ITSM, Lean IT, Cloud Computing, DevOps and other industry standard best practices. She honed her management skills when she founded and ran her own global distribution company.

The last four years she has been the Channel Marketing Manager at ITpreneurs where she has been an integral member of our team leading our efforts for the sales enablement and partner programs for our global partner community and I know she will serve DASA well as the Managing Director.

Sukhbir Jasuja, CEO ITpreneurs and DASA Board member

DASA Vision and Approach Resonates in the Market

Ten months ago on April 13, 2016, the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) was launched in cooperation with twenty-nine DASA Forerunner organizations, who represent leading IT thought leaders from consulting and training, software and enterprise organizations from over a dozen countries across six continents.”The scale of engagement and the number of members continues to grow today with more than sixty Forerunners, and one hundred plus training partners, three courseware partners and two top tier exam service providers.

The time is right to have Deborah lead our efforts to build even more global reach for DASA as well as evangelize DASA’s vision, principles, and competence model and how all important parts of the puzzle for traditional enterprise IT Teams to obtain the new skills they need to be successful.

Maurice Boon, CEO Quint Wellington Redwood and DASA Board member

I am honored and very grateful to the DASA Board of Directors for the opportunity to lead our efforts to continue to build and grow our global community of members who share our passion to contribute to our mission to provide the skills, knowledge and comprehensive competency model for DevOps and Agile Skills Development. We plan to do that by expanding our DevOps portfolio with our DASA Practitioner Course that we will release in February and follow that up very shortly with our first Agile courses. In addition, we will continue our focus on being an open source, community driven movement that will help individuals and organizations get their teams ready to realize their IT transformational journeys.

Deborah Burton, Managing Director DASA