Developer Efficiency - The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
Really fascinating. I think as more shops move to 'everything as code' and do more with less, we will see more efficiencies like the ones you mentioned being driven by a platform eng type of group. I'm curious though, what would the result be if you asked Platform Eng/DevX types how much of their effort/focus is in better security as well as I think there's a good overlap with everything else listed.
We can apply a lot of the insights here to the companies trying to disrupt CFO office workflows (Pigment, Runway Financial + many many others).
There are a lot of people/processes unique to each legacy company that, if moved to these new platforms, may be highly destabilizing. Excel is the COBOL of this space.
Crossing the chasm requires figuring out a solution to this.