Speaker

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

DevSecOps expert with 20+ years of experience in software development and operations, specializing in automation, monitoring, and infrastructure management.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Richard, a seasoned DevSecOps Consulting Manager at 3Cloud Solutions, boasts over 20 years of experience combining both operations and software development. He specializes in areas such as DevOps, automation of software delivery, monitoring software performance, and infrastructure management throughout the development cycle. In his free time, Richard is an active volunteer with Junior Chamber International (JCI), also known as the Jaycees, and has served on their executive board for numerous years. He is a frequent speaker and participant in user groups in the Chicago area and enjoys discussing topics such as Observability, Cloud Migration, and experiences from DevOps transformations.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • DevOps Agile Methodology & Culture
  • SRE
  • Observability
  • DevOps
  • devops culture
  • Cloud & DevOps

Azure Static Web Apps: The Cloud's New Electric Vehicle

Join Richard in this 25-minute session as he discusses how Azure Static Web Apps has made maintaining a cloud application feel like owning an electric car - easy and stress-free. Learn about the benefits of this fully-managed service, including streamlined deployment, serverless backends, a global CDN, and enhanced security features.

LMAO Helps During Outages

This short fast pace talk is aimed towards those who might be on pager duty. Richard will cover the four things that will help you survive any outage nightmare. Cause when your company has an outage no need to sweat just remember to LMAO and you’ll get through it.

preferred session duration 30 min. Doesn't work well as a lighting talk

Efficient Policy Administration with Terraform: Managing Policies as Code

Join Richard in this session as he delves into the power of modern DevOps practices for managing cloud policies using Terraform. In particular, he will focus on the benefits of policy as code and how it enables organizations to easily meet auditing requirements.

Throughout the talk, Richard will examine the challenges that come with implementing policy as code and share strategies for overcoming them. He will also explore the advantages of using Terraform to manage your cloud policies, such as increased agility, flexibility, and consistency.

By the end of this session, you will have a clear understanding of how using Terraform can help your organization streamline its policy management processes and improve overall compliance. Whether you are just starting with DevOps or looking to optimize your existing practices, this talk is not to be missed.

Awesome Observability

Join Richard in this insightful discussion as he delves into the concept of observability and its significance in modern systems and operations. As a seasoned expert in the field, Richard will share his knowledge and provide valuable guidance on achieving observability in your organization.

Observability is a critical component of any complex system. It refers to the ability to understand what is happening within a system, in real-time, using data and metrics. By achieving observability, organizations can gain insights into how their systems are performing and detect potential issues before they become major problems.

During this discussion, Richard will explore the key components of observability, including metrics, logs, and traces. He will explain how each of these components works together to provide a comprehensive understanding of a system's performance.

Richard will also share his expertise on how to achieve observability in your systems and operations. He will provide practical guidance on selecting the right tools and technologies to monitor and analyze your systems, as well as best practices for implementing and maintaining observability.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just getting started with observability, this discussion with Richard is sure to provide valuable insights and practical guidance for improving the performance and reliability of your systems. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts in the field of observability.

Unleashing the Power of Azure Monitor: On-Premises to Cloud

Join Richard from 3Cloud Solutions as he takes you on a deep dive into the powerful capabilities of the Azure Monitor platform. In this talk, he will provide an overview of the platform and its key features, before diving into specific use cases for monitoring on-premises infrastructure, microservices, and cloud services such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Kubernetes.

Through real-world examples and expert insights, Richard will show you how to use Azure Monitor to gain visibility into your entire IT infrastructure, from applications to infrastructure. You will learn how to leverage the platform's powerful monitoring, alerting, and analytics capabilities to proactively identify and troubleshoot issues, optimize performance, and improve overall reliability.

By the end of this session, you will have a clear understanding of how Azure Monitor can help you monitor and manage your IT environment with ease, no matter where your applications and services are hosted. Whether you are just getting started with Azure or looking to take your monitoring capabilities to the next level, this talk is not to be missed.

use to be known as "Let’s Talk About Azure Monitor"

Streamlining Success: Strategies for Reducing Managerial Toil

In this talk, we will explore how Power Automate can help managers reduce toil and increase efficiency in their day-to-day work. Richard will start by defining what toil is and why it's important to reduce it, and then dive into some common examples of toil that managers face on a regular basis.

From there, Richard will explore the capabilities of Power Automate and how it can be used to automate repetitive tasks, streamline workflows, and eliminate time-consuming manual processes. Richard will provide concrete examples and case studies of how Power Automate has helped other managers and organizations reduce toil and improve productivity.

All attendees will leave with some knowledge they can use to help them reduce their own toil.

target audience managers

Nashville DevOpsDays 2023 Sessionize Event

April 2023 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Azure Spring Clean 2023 Sessionize Event

March 2023

Devopsdays Tampa Bay 2022

October 2022 Tampa, Florida, United States

Built International Session 4: The Truth about Black Consultants Speakers Panel

"The truth about Black Consultants" from 6-7 pm! Log on and hear what our speakers TianEn Stephenson, Angela D. Barnes, Bryant Robinson, and Richard Lewis have to say about Transitioning into a career as a Black Consultant! They will be sharing their personal journeys and valuable insights and advice around:
• Transferable skills for various positions in consulting
• How to set the right expectations and key behaviors
• How to find a job as a Black Consultant
• Best advice on how to break into this industry

September 2022

DevOpsDays Chicago 2022 Sessionize Event

September 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago Monitoring Enthusiasts Meetup Group May 2022 Meetup

May 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

DevOps Day Birmingham, AL 2022

April 2022 Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Richard Lewis

DevSecOps expert with 20+ years of experience in software development and operations, specializing in automation, monitoring, and infrastructure management.

Chicago, Illinois, United States