Speakers List - DevOps Live


Tom Allen

Special Projects Editor

Computing, V3 and The Inquirer

Tom Allen is the Special Projects Editor for Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry; trading LCDs and quantum dots for big data and the IoT.

As well as writing, Tom regularly interviews C-level IT leaders, organises events across the three titles and complains about improper use of the Oxford comma.

Graeme Burton

Group News Editor, Enterprise IT

Incisive Media

Graeme Burton, Group News Editor at Incisive Media, works across a portfolio that includes Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. A business journalist with 20 years of experience in national press and magazines, he has written for and about industries as diverse as utilities, banking, information and knowledge management, as well as almost all aspects of IT. At Computing he has written about mobile, computing security, data centres, operating systems as well as enterprise hardware and software. He also presents online webinars, roundtables and interviews, and is a frequent contributor for CNN.

John Leonard

Group Research Director

Incisive Media

John Leonard is Incisive Media Business Technology Group's Research Director. He has designed and conducted research studies and analyses covering many of the aspects of business technology that are driving the way we live and work today.

Morten Reinholt Boelskifte

Site Reliability Engineer Manager


More info coming soon.

Andrew Sheppard

Interim Head of Digital Operations

HM Revenue & Customs

Andrew has worked in a DevOps environment within HMRC Digital for the past five years, initially heading up one of the tax platform teams, then in 2016 becoming the Platform Product Owner. Last November Andrew became the Interim Head of Digital Operations, of which the tax platform is one domain, and more recently has started another role heading up the IT side of HMRC's ‘new ways of working' capability. For the past nine months Andrew has been working to set up a brand new Level 4 DevOps Engineer apprenticeship standard as chair of an Institute for Apprenticeships Trailblazer Group. For several years prior to the move into agile and DevOps, Andrew worked as an enterprise architect and service manager in the waterfall world, which has given him a thorough appreciation of the challenges in getting a large organisation to completely rethink its approach to delivering world class IT infrastructure and services in a constantly evolving cloudscape.

Aubrey Stearn

Principal Lead Engineer

Nationwide Building Society

More info coming soon.


Stuart Sumner

Editorial Director

Computing, V3 and The Inquirer

Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.