Programme List - DevOps Live


08.30 - 09.00

Registration and Breakfast

09.00 – 09.10

Opening Remarks

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

09.10 – 09.30

Computing Delta Research: The current state of DevOps

John Leonard, Group Research Director, Incisive Media
  • DevOps, containers and microservices. 
  • DevOps meets data science - how much can we automate? 
  • Lo-code and NoOps - how abstracted are we?

09.30 – 10.00

Keynote: Breaking the mould in financial services

Aubrey Stearn, Principal Lead Engineer, Nationwide Building Society

10.00 – 10.25

Tools and scalability

  • What to look for in your DevOps toolset.
  • Finding the right balance: quick changes and low cost without sacrificing reliability.
  • The API economy – sharing innovation and enhancing capabilities.

10.25 – 11.05

Panel Discussion: DevOps goals

David Blooman, Senior Platform Engineer, Depop
Mario El Antoury, Lead Software Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Sana Essid, Platform Operations Engineer, Trainline
Zulqarnain Rashid, Lead Research Software Engineer, King's College London

Moderator: Tom Allen, Special Projects Editor, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer
  • How can you establish your goals when implementing DevOps? 
  • How can you keep track of the outcome?
  • The API economy - sharing innovation and sharing capabilities.

11.05 – 11.35

Morning break and networking

11.35 – 11.55

Devoteam: DevOps at Scale

Graham Zabel, Head of DevOps, Devoteam
  • DevOps means better quality software, faster. 
  • What makes adoption of DevOps so challenging for enterprises? 
  • How to overcome the obstacles and realise the gains of DevOps.

11.55 – 12.15

Automation Logic: The customer is always right

Kris Saxton, Partner and Co-Founder, Automation Logic
  • Prioritising customer experience.
  • Tools to help you keep up with your growing customer requirements. 
  • How to test for success. 

12.15 – 12.35

Delphix: DevSecOps

  • The main areas of vulnerability in DevOps. 
  • Embedding security into the DevOps process. 
  • Keeping on top of CI/CD and essential security updates.

12.35 – 13.15

Panel Discussion: Getting through to monolithic management

Andrew Isenman, Head of DevOps, Heathrow Airport
Dan Seamans, Head of Digital Product Delivery, Domino's Pizza
Lee Sunter, Senior Technical Director, Worldline
Moderator: John Leonard, Group Research Director, Incisive Media
  • How can you extend DevOps to other disciplines in the company?
  • What’s the best approach to align the work of different departments?
  • What are the proven ways to promote a company-wide DevOps mind-set?

13.15 – 14.15

Lunch, networking and visit to exhibition area

14.15 – 14.45

Keynote: SRE at Trustpilot, Infrastructure as Code

Morten Reinholdt Boelskifte, Site Reliability Engineer Manager, TrustPilot
  • Overview of our cloud infrastructure. 
  • Engineering principles. 
  • Ownership.
  • Culture. 
  • Infrastructure as code and automation. 
  • Future of SRE at Trustpilot. 

14.45 – 15.10

Case Study: Sustaining a successful digital transformation through long-term capability building

Andrew Sheppard, Interim Head of Digital Operations, HM Revenue & Customs
  • Instilling a culture of principled ownership and pragmatism. 
  • The permanent:contractor ratio and the struggle to get the balance right. 
  • Finding and retaining top talent - a DIY guide.

15.10 - 15.20

Caffeine Hit

15.20 – 15.55

Panel Discussion: The business case

Julian Burnett, VP Global Markets - Distribution, IBM
Moderator: Graeme Burton, Group News Editor, Enterprise IT - Incisive Media
  • Where’s your break-even? Establishing the inherent value of DevOps for your organisation.
  • Maximising ROI by establishing your priorities. 
  • Short-term costs vs long-term benefits.

15.55 – 16.20

Case study: Don't go chasing Waterfalls

Andrew Isenman, Head of DevOps, Heathrow Airport
  • Moving away from Waterfall. 
  • Achieving the promised efficiency benefits from Agile. 
  • The costs and benefits associated with Agile and DevOps.

16.20 – 16.30

Closing Remarks

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

16.30 - 17.30 

Drinks Reception and Networking