Gene Kim is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. For 13 years, he was founder and CTO of Tripwire, which commercialized the open source software he wrote in 1992. He has written two books, and is now writing “When IT Fails: The Novel” and “The DevOps Cookbook.”
Gene is a huge fan of integrating information security into development and IT operations, enabling developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes.
In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.