Paul Swartout has spent over 20 years working in IT. Starting out as a Junior Developer within a small software house, Paul has filled a number of roles over the years including Software Engineer, System Administrator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Operations Manager, and Software Development Manager. He has worked across a number of different industries and sectors—from supply chain, through manufacturing, education, and retail to entertainment—and within organizations of various sizes from start-ups to multi-national corporates. Paul is passionate about software and how it is delivered. Since first encountering "agile" almost a decade ago he has been committed to the adoption and implementation of agile techniques and approaches to improve efficiency and output for software development teams. Until very recently Paul headed up the team responsible for delivering continuous delivery solutions into the Nokia Entertainment business. Paul and his team spent the best part of a year changing the default ways of working and driving the adoption of CD and DevOps as the de facto mode of delivery for Nokia Entertainment products. Paul lives in a seaside town in the southwest of the UK with his wife, daughters, and two small yapping things. Paul is a software development manager at Nokia and is based within the Nokia entertainment team in Bristol in the UK. The entertainment team is responsible for designing, building, and running the entertainment services and solutions for Nokia customers around the globe. These products include Nokia Music, Nokia Reading, and Nokia TV.
You can follow Paul Swartout on twitter at @pswartout and he also blog at http://www.swartout.co.uk/