Paula is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Syntasso; her previous roles include Senior Director of Tanzu Global Education at VMware, Senior Director of Platform Services EMEA at Pivotal and Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of CloudCredo.
Working in the IT industry for over 20 years, Paula is passionate about community, diversity and inclusion and has a range of speaking experience including DevOpsDays, DevOps Enterprise Summit, Velocity Conference, QCon and the LeadDev conference.
Paula is part of the organising committee for Kubernetes Community Days UK and DevOps Days London, and also organises the London Platform User Group.
When you’re part of a platform team, it can seem like you’re juggling many conflicting priorities. Some teams ask you constantly to add new features or tools into the platform, while others are determined to build their own solution. Some stakeholders are fully committed to supporting the platform’s success, where others constantly question the ROI and seek metrics and KPIs.