Programme List - DevOps Summit


8.30 – 9.00


9.00 – 9.10

Opening remarks

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

9.10 – 9.30

Computing research: DevOps - developments in culture, methods and tools

Peter Gothard, Technology Analyst, Incisive Media

9.30 – 10.15

Polylogue (discussion stimulated by the audience): Legacy, enterprise and DevOps


Stuart Miller, Development Team Lead, Retirement Solutions, LV=

Michael Pellett, Principle Infrastructure and Network Architect, Camelot UK

Nic Ferrier, Head of DevOps, HSBC/FX

Barrington Clarke, DevOps Lead, UK Operations and IT, Zurich Insurance

10.15 – 10.45

Keynote: DevOps adoption in a large enterprise

Hardeep Bath, VP, Head of Core Engineering, Corporate Technology, Barclays

  • How to approach DevOps in a monolithic enterprise environment?
  • How to convince the teams to embrace DevOps?
  • The journey: what worked, what didn't, and what could have been done better?

10.45 – 11.15

Morning break

11.15 – 11.35

Busting silos

Stephen Walters, Lead Solutions Consultant, HPE

  • In creating true agile teams we remove the legacy silos of business, development and testing, amongst others. But is there a danger of trading in one form of silo for another? 
  • Conway's Law states "organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations"
  • DevOps is more than an attempt to bring operations and development to work at the same cadence in an agile framework, it is about an integrated enterprise delivering an integrated portfolio of value
  • This talk will look at how the use of Value Streams in The Open Group's IT4IT standard, and even using Conway's Law, actually shows us the way to bust those silo walls

11.35 – 11.55

Compliance as Code : DevOps meets GDPR

Joe Gardiner, Senior Solutions Architect, Chef

  • Hear how DevOps principles help succesful organisations achieve GDPR compliance
  • See examples of where Compliance as Code allows development and InfoSec teams to collaborate via automated processes that can be built into every part of the development cycle
  • Learn about continuous compliance and what it means to adopt it in your workflow

11.55 – 12.15

Microservices and DevOps: Better together

  • What additional benefits can microservices bring to DevOps?
  • Enabling DevOps in microservices architecture

12.15 – 12.35

DevOps - it's all about continuous testing!

  • DevOps is not reducing the need for testing. In fact, the feedback from testing is the primary measurement of progress.
  • Find out how using test automation frameworks can speed up your delivery and improve quality

12.35 – 13.35

Lunch break

13.35 – 14.05

Keynote: Implementing a collaboration culture for Agile and DevOps

Ryan Bryers, CTO, Worldline UK&I

  • Challenges that you will encounter in implementing a collaboration culture for Agile/DevOps into an organisation that has a legacy history (or has just been around for a while)
  • Ryan and David will share their experience and offer some examples along the way

14.05 – 14.50

Polylogue (discussion stimulated by the audience): DevOps skills and culture


Emma Payne, Head of IT Delivery, John Lewis

Ryan Bryers, CTO, Worldline UK&I

Dale Macdonald, Technical Team Lead, Thomson Reuters

Tom Clark, Head of Common Platform, ITV

14.50 – 15.10

Afternoon break

15.10 – 15.40

Case Study: DevOps - how I learned to stop worrying and focus instead on the really important things

Andrew Sheppard, Product Owner, Digital Tax Platform, HMRC

  • Hear about HMRC's "organic" DevOps experience 
  • Find out how DevOps has become an important enabler of solving such fundamental problems as shortening the feedback cycle and empowering teams to take full ownership of their services

15.40– 16.10

Case Study: Introducing DevOps into an enterprise

Clinton Elston, General Manager of DevOps & Cloud, TUI UK&I

  • Introducing DevOps into an enterprise is completely different to being in the agile start-up space. It requires a complete cultural change, and a roadmap of taking people on the journey is a must
  • It's about finding ways of keeping your people, processes and technology at the heart of your DevOps transformation. From tackling silos and resistance to change to leveraging your vendors for better outcomes


16.10– 16.55

Polylogue (discussion stimulated by the audience): Debating the future of DevOps: What's next?


Tom Padgham, Head of Operations, DWP

John Davies, IT Consultant, Delivery Lead, EasyJet

16.55 – 17.00

Closing remarks

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


17.00 – 18.00

Drinks reception and networking