Executive Devops Solution Architect
Compuware, a BMC Company
Rick Slade is Executive Solutions Architect - DevOps at Compuware, a BMC company where he is responsible for helping customers develop and nurture enterprise DevOps ecosystems. Prior to Compuware, a BMC company, Rick served as an enterprise DevOps architect on the IBM Worldwide Systems Team, assisting clients with designing and modernizing enterprise software delivery systems. There, Rick was certified as an IBM Distinguished IT Specialist. Before joining IBM in 2007, Rick was the North America program manager for HP’s Software Modernization Services, where he served as the company’s chief architect for application modernization and software re-engineering. Rick has also held executive-level positions at Micro Focus and Extreme Logic prior to its sale to HP. Rick is a certified SAFe Agilist and an Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist.