DevOps at the Gate: An Interview with EA's Senior Director of Operations, Allison Miller
by Navrup Johal

Navrup Johal, July 25, 2013

When it comes to managing risk, Allison Miller is tasked with an awesome (in more ways than one) responsibility: Her very important job is to protect Electronic Arts’ invaluable digital platform from online attack. (No pressure.)

Miller built up her digital-risk street cred at companies like PayPal and Visa International, then joined video-game developer EA a year ago. She brought with her years of experience designing, building, and deploying threat-detection-and-prevention systems. The preferred (and unique) weapons of choice in her arsenal? Miller won’t divulge every tool, but she frequently calls upon her expertise in game theory, behavioral economics, statistics, and decision science.

She sat down with ActiveState’s Isabelle Groc to talk about EA’s digital transformation, the role of DevOps culture in the enterprise, and the rise of Platform as a Service (PaaS) as an enabling virtualization technology.

Read the full interview in the Innovation Insights section of Wired.

This blog continues the Stackato DevOps Innovator Series. Read the other interviews with Mozilla’s Chris Turra and Kevin Behr, author of "The Phoenix Project".

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Navrup is a Product Marketing Manager at ActiveState. She is responsible for the developing and executing the marketing strategy and product positioning for Stackato. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.