Selected Speaking Engagements

Ryan Lockard is an executive leader, recognized globally for his impact to organizations, teams, and people. He has nearly 20 years experience working in multiple verticals, including; financial services, healthcare, insurance, publishing, media, advertising, retail and others. Ryan is known for his progressive leadership in technologies such as cloud, infrastructure-as-code, design thinking, application development, security and data center migrations.

Ryan is well respected as an international keynote speaker on topics within the cloud, DevOps, DevSecOps, Agile and Lean communities. Many of his talks and written works have been cited in various ways, including a doctoral thesis, various industry association publications and even as part of post-graduate curriculum at a major SEC university.

Ryan currently works as an executive consultant advising the worlds largest, heavily regulated, enterprises on how to securely adopt modern ways of working. As a trusted advisor at the highest level, he has partnered on creating a proven record making ROI driven change in Financial Services, Health Care, Telecommunications and Manufacturing verticals.  His experience from both inside the enterprise and rapid growth in consulting has made him uniquely positioned for success and growth via a stern focus on data driven outcomes to demonstrate ROI to clients.  Ryan has lead large scale transformations in some of the most heavily regulated customers in the world, earning himself trust and partnership with the client C-Suite as a trusted advisor and executive coach.

A finalist for the 2016 Philadelphia Tech Leader of the Year, Ryan also serves as a coach and mentor to emerging delivery professionals. He was also a member of the Harrisburg University corporate faculty teaching inaugural post-graduate lean/agile courses, and a founding member and former board member of the Agile Uprising.

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June 4-5 2020 – Agile Serbia (Belgrade) [Keynote]

May 29-30 2020 – Scrum Day Mexico [Keynote]

November 6 2019 – November 13 2018 – All Day DevOps

  • SRE For the Enterprise

October 23 – 24, 2019- DevOps Days Detroit [Opening Keynote]

  • SRE For the Enterprise

March 15-16, 2019- Scrum Gathering Colombia [Opening Keynote]

  • Secrets of the Agile Manifesto

November 13 2018 – Lean Agile US – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

November 13 2018 – CloudExpo – NYC

  • A DevOps Case Study: CI/CD as a Service, Serverless, and AWS
  • {Link to Event}

October 18 2018 – Contino Cloud Security Debate – Boston MA

  • Facilitator

October 10 2018 – Agile Maine – Portland, ME

  • Heart of DevOps

October 4 2018 – DevHops Meetup – Jacksonville, FL

  • RIP DevOps

June 2018 – Agile Dev West – Las Vegas, NV

 May 11 2018 – Agile Day Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

 April 18 2018 – DevOps Days Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

March 2018 – [Keynote] Scrum Alliance – Scrum Gathering Toronto Canada

January 2018 – DevOps Days NYC – Closing Speaker

  • Secrets from the Manifesto Authors on Flow

October 2017 – OnAgile 2017 – Opening Speaker

  • Secrets from the Manifesto Authors on Flow

October 2017 – DevOps Days – Columbus Ohio

  • Business Agility Requires DevOps

October 2017 – AppDynamics Summit – NYC (Highest rated session by attendees)

  • The Enterprise DevOps Framework

August 2017 – DevOps NYC

  • Secrets from the Manifesto Authors on Flow

December 2016 – Agile London

  • Transformation from the trenches

December 2016 – Sync Norwich – Norwich UK

  • The Case for Coaching

November 2016 – CTO School Philadelphia

  • Transformation from the trenches

2016 – Agile Camp NYC

  • Transformation from the trenches