In our 2024 State of DevOps Report: The Evolution of Platform Engineering, 43% of respondents say that they’ve had a platform team for 3-5 years.  

So — what advice can you steal to improve your own platform engineering efforts?  

Report authors David Sandilands and Margaret Lee will give you highlights of the 2024 report to show how platform engineering is helping DevOps achieve efficiency, speed, and security.  

Some key takeaways include:

  • Get practical + tactical tips for successful platform engineering based on key data.  
  • Having a product manager can make the difference between a thriving platform team and an overwhelmed platform team — learn why.  
  • Hear what's working, and what isn't as platforms mature. How have they expanded in scope from their initial adoption?
  • With some pushback around platform engineering as being ops-centric, learn who platform engineering is really for, and who benefits most.  

David and Margaret will translate the 2024 State of DevOps Report: The Evolution of Platform Engineering into bite-sized, actionable pieces so that you can get the most from the report and its findings.  

You don’t have to learn the hard way — we'll share what’s working and what isn’t for other organizations that are maturing their platform engineering approach.   

A headshot of David Sandilands of Puppet by Perforce taken in 2024.

David Sandilands

Principal Solutions Architect, Puppet by Perforce

David is a Principal Solutions Architect at Puppet by Perforce – in this role he focuses on product management of Puppets development ecosystem and integrations. Before this, he worked with Puppet’s largest and most complex customers to deliver automation at scale and support their DevOps working practices. He spent eight years at NatWest as a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer. David has a passion for delivering change into traditional working environments, breaking down team silos, and integrating DevOps working practices with heavily regulated and audited environments.

A profile headshot of Margaret Lee, Manager of Product Management

Margaret Lee

Manager of Product Management, Puppet by Perforce

Margaret Lee is a product leader at Puppet by Perforce. She has always worked to give a voice to the Puppet user base, establishing her as an advocate for customer needs. She leverages her cross-team experience to identify the challenges Puppet customers face and find solutions that ensure DevOps success.