Deborah Burton Appointed as New CEO of Instruqt

Sep 3, 2019 | Press

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Deborah Burton. Deborah currently serves as the Managing Director of the DevOpsAgileSkills Association (DASA) and will take up the role on October 1, 2019. In her role as CEO, Deborah will focus on leading the Instruqt team to fuel innovation and impact in tech upskilling for the enterprises. Instruqt will be offering challenge-driven learning paths that are highly relevant for organizations that are going through their digital transformation journeys including cloud migration, DevOps transformation, data science implementation or security transformation.

deborah-burton“I’m excited to join Instruqt and build on the momentum of continued growth and success of the learning platform more broadly and expand its global footprint,”

– Deborah Burton.

In her position as the Managing Director of the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA), Deborah is responsible for building connections in the DevOps and Agile training community and spreading the word of DASA. Under the leadership of Deborah, the Association has expanded its operation that spans five continents and offers a comprehensive portfolio of IT training courseware, exam material, eLearning and blended courses available in 45 countries and 6 languages. Deborah will continue as a member of the Advisory Board of DASA as of January 2020.

Taking On The Future of Tech

Daan Teunissen, CEO Xebia Group“With more than three decades of commercial experience gained through diverse roles in the IT industry, Deborah’s breadth of experience is a tremendous asset for Instruqt to transform the way tech professionals learn.”

– Daan Teunissen, CEO Xebia Holding.


Instruqt, a Xebia company, is a challenge-driven learning platform that offers an immersive approach to learn new technologies. It focuses on building tacit knowledge with hands-on gamification that challenges learners to learn. The platform was developed by a team of IT engineers and consultants in Cloud and DevOps who are passionate about learning, knowledge sharing and have worked with many organizations in advising them on how to adopt new technology. The platform was first launched at Google Cloud Next (GCN) Event in San Francisco in 2017 and soon gained popularity among technology providers including Hashicorp, Google Cloud to drive product adoption, improve customer success, and reduce churn.

Katy Andreeva
Katy Andreeva

Katy is passionate about learning. Some believe they know everything, and then some seek to learn something new every day. She believes there is a mutual benefit in learning. Businesses financially benefit from working with people who want to learn. Individuals benefit by expanding their expertise and knowledge for the future. She seeks to understand the habits of those who are every curious and improving themselves and how to empower them.

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