Programme List - DevOps Summit North


8.30 – 9.00


9.00 – 9.10

Opening remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

9.10 – 9.30

Computing research: State of DevOps

9.30 – 10.00

Case Study: Show me the money - The impact of DevOps on your bottom line

  • Building a business case for DevOps
  • Tips on how to measure DevOps ROI
  • How to get C-suite buy in for DevOps?

10.00 – 11.45

Polylogue (discussion stimulated by the audience): Is DevOps a viable option for the enterprise?

10.45 – 11.15

Morning break

11.15 – 11.35

Best practices for using DevOps in the cloud

  • What objectives must be achieved to fully enjoy the benefits of DevOps in the cloud?
  • Should every application be migrated to the cloud?
  • Importance of selecting DevOps tools that work with more than one cloud

11.35 – 11.55

Why DevOps should care about Software Defined Networking

  • Why does SDN matter for DevOps?
  • How can you make the two work together?
  • A new set of challenges - what is preventing SDN from being the norm?

11.55 – 12.15

Microservices and DevOps - better together

  • What additional benefits can microservices bring to DevOps?
  • Common barriers to microservices architecture
  • Transitioning from a monolithic to a microservices architecture

12.15 – 12.35

DevSecOps: Integrating security into DevOps

  • Application security technology challenges
  • DevOps adoption requires a different approach to enterprise security - how to
  • embed security into every step of your pipeline

12.35 – 13.35

Lunch break

13.35 – 14.20

Polylogue (discussion stimulated by the audience): DevOps culture, tools and processes - what works and what doesn't

14.20 – 14.50

Case study: QA and DevOps: How will tester's role change in the face of automation

  • Where does QA fit in DevOps?
  • How can testers reinvent themselves to thrive in DevOps environment?
  • Best practices of incorporating QA in DevOps?

14.50 – 15.10

Afternoon break

15.10 – 15.40

Case Study: Can DevOps be delivered in outsourced/distributed workforce model?

  • Is it possible to maintain profit margins by retaining offshore, while implementing DevOps?
  • How to build flexible and robust DevOps architecture?
  • How to create and maintain DevOps culture in distributed teams?

15.40– 16.25

Polylogue (discussion stimulated by the audience): From DevOps to No-Ops? What DevOps will look like in 5 years

16.25 - 16.30

Closing remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

16.30 – 17.30

Drinks reception and networking


Conference ends