CEO at Visible
Helping Enterprise Teams Optimize with DevOps
I'm passionate about making tech human, and using simple tools and techniques to drive dramatic improvement.
For over 20 years I've been empowering business with tech, and humanizing software. I advise some of Toronto's top startup and enterprise teams to increase their performance, agility and delivered value.
But really, ever since I was in diapers I've been taking things apart and reimagining how they fit together. I had the good fortune to be one of 6 kids in the family of a technical leader and a teacher. I was always encouraged to be curious and resourceful and to speak up, experiment and think big - and that's a huge part of how I live and work.
I love to share and learn about:
Digital / Cloud / Delivery Transformation
Software Delivery / Value Stream Automation
Technological Due Diligence
Engineering Velocity and Scale
Technical and Strategic Partnerships
I'm currently providing coaching and tools to enterprise teams through transformationtoolkit.co
I lead a community of over 5000 DevOps Fans in Toronto
Some of my past talks:
Time For What's Next
The DevOps Pipeline
DevOps Intro for DevTO
The DevOps Pipeline - Remix
DevOps Days Toronto 2018 Keynote
Steve has had experience with complex, scaling organizations since being born into a family of what is now 6 kids. Ever since he was an infant he's been taking things apart (starting with rotary phones and typewriters!) and reimagining how they fit together. He once moved into his closet for a week because it would keep his room clean and bed made without touching it. He's become a bit more practical and less idealistic over the years, but no less obsessed with simplicity and optimization. He was always encouraged to be curious and resourceful and to speak up, experiment and think big - and that's always how he's lived and worked.
He spends warm months in Toronto and cold months around Mexico and other sandal-friendly places.
The DevOps Checklist (2014-)
Statflo (to $12M Series A, $5M ARR, 60 staff and SOC2)
DevOpsTO (2011-) + DevOps Days TO (2014-)
Over 2 dozen conferences and events over the last 3 years
Advising several underrepresented tech founding teams
Helping teams recognize their true capacityListening to podcasts as fast as possibleMinimalism in all things lacking BluetoothOptimistic futurism
Supporting women, LGBTQIA+, all underrepresented equity
(I/E)NTPTrue Neutral/Good Human Sorcerer