Mark Troester is the Vice President of Strategy at Progress. He helped guide the strategic go-to-market efforts for Progress before transitioning into a leadership role for Progress Chef, longtime leader in the DevOps space. Mark has extensive experience in helping organizations optimize their application delivery process by bringing together the different constituents required to deliver high-impact business applications - designers, developers, QA, data scientists, security professionals, and IT Ops: Mark is especially interested in the evolution of DevOps and DevSecOps. Previously, he worked with both up-starts and stalwarts like Sonatype, SAS, and Progress DataDirect. Before these positions, Mark worked as a developer and developer manager for start-ups and enterprises alike. Mark has extensive speaking experience on topics at the intersection of business and technology, including industry events hosted by Gartner, Forrester, TDWI, and more.