Eric D. Schabell: All Things Open 2023 - Terrifying Execs into Action

Friday, September 1, 2023

All Things Open 2023 - Terrifying Execs into Action

I've always been a regular visitor to the All Things Open conferences, as they have a rock start organization since they started and put on a great annual event in the city of Raleigh, NC.

That being said, I've not been in attendance since 2018 when I gave a main stage lighting talk that was recorded. The reason for the break is pretty obvious and now that the event is back on in person, I was all in on the call for papers.

The selection committee was kind enough to select one of my favorite topics that I've been working on to address different audiences, but that helps you personally tell your stories effectively and move people to action.

Let's look at the abstract and details of my session for All Things Open in October.

This iteration is going to share some tips that are both easy and effective for you to apply immediately to your presentations, pitches, or stories you're telling as soon as you leave the session. Along with these tips I've promised to help you in terrifying your executives into action, so I'll be sure to give you some tantalizing cloud native data to work with and show how to weave it into your stories.

Here's my session: 

Cloud Native Bedtime Stories – Terrifying Execs into Action 

Anyone embedded in cloud native teams in any organization can voice their frustrations at not being taken seriously by their executive decision makers. This leads to way too much on-call stress, frustrations, and eventual burnout. With DevOps spending +10 hrs a week on issues, we could all use quick action by our executives when we find ways to fix our issues. The trick is to tell our tales in such a way as to engage, inspire, and effect change in our organizations. This session provides attendees with cloud native bedtime story examples that make your tales land within the executive human mind, and actionable insights to head home with immediate results. Join me for a half hour of power where you are empowered to tell better cloud native stories for better executive decision outcomes.

Key takeaways – Attendees to this session will be given a small yet powerful set of examples to help them effectively use their cloud native tales to motivate executives into action. Humans listen to stories (tales) more than they pay attention to pages of charts, dashboards, and data. Learn how to tell your tales, terrifying and educational, with tips and tricks to engage your executives into believing your need for organization’s cloud native improvements.

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2024

Time: 15:45 - 16:30 ET (3:34pm-4:30pm)

Room: Cloud

Looking forward to see you all in Raleigh from 15-17 October, be sure to register!