The DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) proud sponsor of the itSMF USA 18 – Executive Connections

We are delighted to inform you that the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) are the proud sponsors of the itSMF USA 18 – Executive Connections Program.

We invite you to join a highly engaged and exclusive group of IT Service Management Professionals at FUSION 18 Executive Connections.

You can share stories alongside IT executives, hear from two thought-compelling keynote speakers and gain new leadership concepts from those achieving service success outside of your company.

Widen your circle of contacts with Executive Connections; meet with your peers and invited industry experts who can help you make the most of your time at the FUSION conference.

Fusion18 Executive Connections

Why we Believe in Executive Connections

  • Gain new leadership concepts from those achieving service and delivery success outside of your company and share challenges and success stories
  • Widen your circle of contacts with Executive Connections
  • Be guided by the experts who can help you make the most of your time at the FUSION conference
  • Meet with your peers in an exclusive forum where leaders from diverse industries and markets come together to discuss the opportunities and the challenges they face as they work to transform their teams, business models and culture to succeed in a digital world amidst the disruptors that every industry faces!

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Your Executive Connection Facilitators

Cathy A. Kirch

Cathy A. Kirch

Cathy serves as the Conference Chair for the FUSION conference and is a past president of itSMF USA and the Chicago itSMF Local Interest Group (LIG).


Carmen DeArdo

Carmen is a DevOps industry leader who led a team that implemented DevOps practices and technologies at a Fortune 100 Company.

Keynote Speakers

Stacey Hanke

Stacey Hanke

Author of the book, “Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday®.”

Monday, October 1, 2018
Learn more about…

  • How to build a consistent brand, Monday to Monday®
  • How to see yourself as others see you.
  • How to Communicate with brevity; build trust to be heard.

Gene Kim

Gene Kim

DevOps Researcher and Enthusiast, Co-author of “The DevOps Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.”

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Learn more about the three ways:

  • Create Flow
  • Amplify Feedback
  • Experimentation and Continuous Improvement

DevOps Certifications

The DASA DevOps Certification Program is designed for passionate IT professionals who want to succeed with DevOps. Every certification covers specific topics from the DASA DevOps Competence Model, helping DevOps and Agile teams to build the right mix of skills and capabilities.

Learn More About DASA DevOps Certification Program