What Is the Connection Between Infrastructure as Code & Policy as Code?

Spring 2023

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Policy as Code (PaC) are two important trends in the field of IT operations. IaC is the practice of provisioning, configuring, and managing infrastructure using code, while PaC is the practice of managing policies using code. Both IaC and PaC have the potential to automate and simplify IT operations, but what is the connection between the two? This session will explore the relationship between IaC and PaC, and discuss how organizations can use these technologies together to improve efficiency, security and compliance. We will also discuss best practices for implementing IaC and PaC, and how to overcome common challenges.

Session Outline:
Introduction: The basics of Infrastructure as Code and Policy as Code
Overview of the connection between Infrastructure as Code and Policy as Code
Best practices for implementing Infrastructure as Code and Policy as Code
Use cases and industries that can benefit from the integration of Infrastructure as Code and Policy as Code
How to overcome common challenges when implementing Infrastructure as Code and Policy as Code
Future trends and developments in Infrastructure as Code and Policy as Code
Conclusion and Q&A

Target Audience:
IT professionals, network architects, cloud architects, and anyone interested in understanding the connection between Infrastructure as Code and Policy as Code and how they can be used to improve IT operations.


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.

As EY Americas Cloud Cybersecurity Leader, Alex focuses on engineering; architectural controls and processes; and security solutions for public cloud, and container platforms.

She holds a PhD, MSc and BSc in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, has multiple patents and is cited in over 30 scientific publications.

Dynamic and innovative technology leader with a proven track record in building and leading high-performance engineering teams. Passionate about driving digital transformation, enhancing cybersecurity, and optimizing cloud infrastructure for businesses. Extensive experience in driving strategic initiatives and delivering cutting-edge solutions that enable organizations to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape. My expertise spans AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI and a wide range of security tools and practices. I’m dedicated to achieving operational excellence, cost optimization, and security posture enhancement through innovative solutions.


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