This event is co-located with Agile Transition and Transformations. Delegates may attend any sessions from either conference.

DevOps now is a very established process but the old architecture is no longer able to support the speed of delivery and so needs the additional help of Microservices and Docker for incremental change.   But adopting a new capability requires a plan that includes people, process and technology. 

This day will engage not just existing DevOps pros, but also managers and executives like CIOs, CISOs, Dev & Ops managers, business leaders and architects who need to know what changes are needed in enterprise architecture. Also, companies going through Mergers and Acquisations will need to find out about initiatives that will increase efficiency and agility within the enterprise.

Joint morning session with Agile 

The Round Table session is the last of the joint morning session with the other two co-located events. This session is for 45 minutes of which there will be around ten minutes for a general summing up at the end. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. They are given all the topics with their joining instructions and again at the time of registration and so make their choice on the topics that they want to attend. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary. Please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Agile and DevOps.

Topics to be covered:

  • Changing culture to continuously deliver
  • Agility and speed of automation
  • Change with Containers / Dockers
  • Cloud and DevOps
  • Hybrid Clouds and Culture Clash
  • Test Automation
  • ChatOps & DevSecOps
  • Microservices Architecture – Core Concepts
  • Primary benefits, and drawbacks of the Microservices architecture style
  • Techniques for transforming to a Microservices architecture

Benefits of Attending:
This one day programme is designed to connect these extensive aspects as well as the challenges. Expert practitioners and thought leaders will provide information on the implementation and help you to deepen your understanding and develop your business case and build towards getting significant return on investment.

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Call for Participation

We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of DevOps.

We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers” – are of interest to us too. They can be a very important topics of discussion / panels that you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.

Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

Code of Conduct & Diversity

UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

We at UNICOM strive to be a leading provider of knowledge to the business community and to engage the global business community as a specialised provider of knowledge. We strive to do this maintaining a culture of co-operation, commitment and trust. We want every UNICOM conference and training day to be a safe and productive environment for everyone – a place to share research and innovation and to build professional networks. To that end, we will enforce a code of conduct throughout all our events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our approach is that our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff.

Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.

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Previous Programme

  • Joint morning session with Agile Showcase -

  • Chair for the Joint Morning session
    Astrid Claessen, Agile Coach at Wigo4it & Pro Bono Sparring Partner -

  • 08:30 -

    Coffee and Registration

  • 09:10 -

    UNICOM’s welcome

  • 09:15 -

    The Chair’s scene setting

  • 09:30 -

    Horses for courses: a plea for a mixed methods approach

  • 10:15 -

    DevOps – From Buzzword to Benefits

  • 11:00 -

    Introduction to Sponsors and supporting bodies & Coffee break

  • 11:30 -

    The Future of Teams

  • 12:15 -

    Manage compliance in cloud-based infrastructure

  • 12:35 -

    Panel: Overcoming the challenges of adoption and change

  • 13:00 -


  • Chair for DevOps Showcase:
    Mark Smalley, The IT Paradigmologist, ASL BiSL Foundation -

  • 14:00 -

    Chair’s scene setting

  • 14:10 -

    Creating High Performance Teams Through Applying Behavioural Science

  • 14:40 -

    Kill DevOps

  • 15:10 -

    Tea & Coffee break

  • 15:30 -

    ChatOps! - What's, How's & Possibilities...

  • 16:00 -

    Experiment and validate business ideas

  • 16:30 -

    Chair’s summing up & close of conference

  • 16:40 -

    Drinks reception

Previous Speakers

Pavel Chunyayev

Business Technology Consultant, Levi9 Technology Services

Astrid Claessen

Agile Coach at Wigo4it & Pro Bono Sparring Partner

Peter Eeles

Worldwide Lead for DevOps Adoption, IBM

Tony Grout

Transformation Futurist, Atlassian

Christoph Hartmann

Lead Engineer, Chef

Berry Kersten

Improve Quality Services

Arnab Sinha

Continuous Delivery Expert, Tata Consultancy Services

Mark Smalley

IT Management Consultant, Smalley

Dave Snowden

CTO, Cognitive Edge

Dave van Herpen

Principal Consultant High-Performance Transformation, Quint Wellington Redwood


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