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17 Tech Leadership Lessons Learned from the Equifax Breach

17 Tech Leadership Lessons Learned from the Equifax Breach


We recently hosted a special episode of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, featuring Gene Kim and speakers from the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit San Francisco (DOES17). In light of the recent Equifax breach, Gene and the speakers dissected the situation and discussed the technical leadership lessons we can learn from this major incident, as well as offered their own expert advice for handling similar situations.

The panel was hosted by Gene Kim, and included these DOES17 speakers:


  • Carmen DeArdo, Technology Director at Nationwide Insurance
  • John Allspaw, (former) CTO of Etsy
  • John Esser, Senior Director of IT and Data Center Operations at AdvancedMD
  • Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop
  • Scott Nasello, Senior Manager of Platform and Systems Engineering at Columbia Sportswear
  • Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud


Check out the full list of the 17 most memorable takeaways from the DOES17 speakers.

More Stories By Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.