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 – 09.35

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?

09.35 – 10.05

Keynote: Breaking the mould in financial services

Aubrey Stearn, Principal Lead Engineer, Nationwide Building Society

Aubrey will compare and contrast experiences and delivery capabilities of a small intrapenurial startup to a big high street building society, some of the challenges working at a larger scale, building and running a larger team, pace, regulatory challenges. 

10.05 – 10.25

XebiaLabs: How to convince the teams to embrace DevOps?

Rob Vanstone, Sales Engineer, XebiaLabs

In this complex world where people orchestrate process around technology, getting the three to work in harmony is no easy feat. If we want to empower our talented people so that they can deliver value in an efficient and collaborative way a certain amount of routine processing needs to happen. In this session you will learn how XebiaLabs devotes it's skill, passion and expertise in helping organisations like yours do this at scale.

We will discuss process practices such as Agile Development and Continuous Delivery alongside technical patterns such as Blue:Green or Canary Deployments within the broad church of Dev-Sec-<InsertSiloHere>-Ops.

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: A framework for successful DevOps adoption

Kris Saxton, Partner and Co-Founder, Automation Logic

Based on the experience of helping over 60 UK enterprises improve their business through DevOps transformation, Automation Logic Partner and Co-Founder Kris Saxton will host an interactive session designed to help you understand how to get started in enterprise DevOps, what to measure and how to know if it's working. 

12.15 – 12.35

Delphix: Achieving data agility in a DevSecOps world

Sanjeev Sharma, VP and Global Practice Director for Data Transformation, Delphix 

In this session Sanjeev Sharma will discuss practices that large enterprises need to adopt across process, technology and people in order to be able to provision, deploy, manage, govern, and secure data in application delivery pipelines, addressing data friction and data security challenges that may be impeding DevSecOps adoption.

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
Evadne Wu, Head of Exam Systems, Faria Education Group
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

Dean Bevan, Lead DevOps Engineer, Lloyd's Banking Group
Julian Burnett, VP Global Markets - Distribution, IBM
Tripta Kershaw, Head of Portfolio, Programmes and Project Delivery, Hermes
Nic Whittaker, Head of Platform Engineering & DevOps, Virgin Atlantic Airline
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


Conference Ends