Headshot of Gene Kim: Asian man in 50s with a goatee smiling wearing glasses
axe-con speaker in 2023

Gene Kim has been studying high-performing technology organizations since 1999. He was the founder and CTO of Tripwire, Inc for 13 years, an enterprise security software company.

His books have sold over 1 million copies — he is the author of the WSJ bestselling book “The Unicorn Project,” and was co-author of “The Phoenix Project,” “The DevOps Handbook,” and the Shingo Publication Award-winning “Accelerate.”

Since 2014, he has been the organizer of the DevOps Enterprise Summit, studying the technology transformations of large, complex organizations.