Policy as Code Working Group Update: Exploring Policy-as-Code Use Cases

Fall 2023

Join ONUG’s Policy-as-Code (PaC) Working Group as they explore in this session the challenges and opportunities involved in developing and deploying Policy-as-Code solutions in the enterprise. Considered by Gartner to be a still-emerging technology trend, PaC promises game-changing improvements in the realms of security automation and compliance. Hear from Working Group members who have managed PaC initiatives specifically in the areas of network management, software delivery, and government regulatory adherence. Learn how these use cases are being leveraged to develop a framework for succeeding with Policy-as-Code across the entire complex of modern enterprise management concerns. Whether your environment is primarily cloud, multi-cloud, on-prem, or hybrid, discover what this Working Group’s efforts have revealed to date and contribute to the conversation that will guide its research roadmap going forward.

-What is the current state of Policy-as-Code in the enterprise today?
-What are the primary, most promising areas of opportunity articulated by PaC thought leaders?
-What does a consideration of several major enterprise PaC use cases reveal in terms of practical guidance and best practices?
-What gaps have been observed betweenPaC implementations and compliance/governance requirements? —How can these be addressed?
-Has the promise of PaC – that is, empowering organizations to enhance operational efficiency and improve regulatory adherence – been sufficiently demonstrated at the present juncture?
-How can you get started with your own PaC initiative?

Who Should Attend:
-IT Policy and Compliance Managers
-Network and Cybersecurity Engineers and Professionals
-DevOps Engineers and Architects
-IT Security Professionals
-Cloud Architects
-CIOs, CTOs, and IT Directors
-Business and Technology Leaders interested in policy automation
-Service Providers and Vendors in the policy and compliance space
-Anyone interested in understanding and implementing Policy-as-Code (PaC) solutions.


Don is an accomplished leader in successfully developing and executing business and technology strategy.

Don is CEO and Co-Founder of Concourse, an emerging leader in public cloud management and governance services, as well as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey Corporation.

Don spent 28 years at Goldman Sachs, during which time he held senior leadership roles in Technology in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Don led the global technology division for Goldman from 2012 to 2016 and was named a partner of the firm in 2006 and Managing Director in 2000. Don was the CIO for Asia Pacific from 2001 to 2006 and served on the Asia management committee. Since relocating to the US in 2006, Don co-chaired the IBD Technology Investment Committee and was a member of the firm’s Firmwide Risk, Market Risk and Business Standards committee.

Don played an integral role in creating Goldman’s business systems architecture, algorithmic trading and risk management platform as well as leading strategic firm wide investments in VDI, Data architecture, AI and Cloud / Software Defined Infrastructure. He also created and led the teams responsible for the development of Symphony and Orbit which were subsequently spun out of the firm as broader industry platforms.

Within the technology industry, Don has been an active and vocal proponent of Open Source and Open Standards communities including acting as a founding board member of the Open Compute Project.

Don and his family reside in New York City where he is actively engaged in education and arts, serving on the board of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Columbia University School of Professional Studies, Marist College board of trustees and Teaching Matters.

Peter has over 20 years of networking and infrastructure engineering experience working in large enterprises. While never shy from a whiteboard, Peter loves architecting solutions across technology domains and managing communication with senior stakeholders. Before joining Network to Code, Peter was at McKinsey & Company serving as a Senior Enterprise Architect where he managed the Network Automation, Application Delivery, and Identity and Access Management teams. Peter holds a BE in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University.

Ted is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in building, operating and scaling production environments. Using DevOps principles he is helping to change monolithic code into smaller manageable components while migrating services out into the Cloud. Making systems observable throughout the microservice creation and cloud migration.

Rick Cornish is a veteran technologist with over 35 years of diverse IT and Security experience spanning the software, engineering, and commercial domains. Rick is currently the Platform
Assurance leader within the Cloud Center of Enablement for Cigna focusing on compliance and governance within the public-cloud space. Before joining Cigna, Rick was the VP/CISO for
Hubbell, Inc where he implemented cybersecurity operations and managed detection and response. Rick spent much of his career with GE in various technical and leadership positions
within the Aviation, Power, Digital, and Energy Management businesses. Rick’s professional interests include Governance-As-Code and exploring Generative AI for governance solutions.

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