This event is co-located with Agile Transition and Transformations and Testing Summit. Delegates may attend any sessions from these conferences.
DevOps is becoming the leading way to develop, deliver and support applications. Businesses that adopt DevOps move faster and are better able keep up with customer demands. But creating an agile, responsive, data-driven culture and processes is easier said than done.
This Summit is designed to connect a wide range of stakeholders and provide informational as well as and educational experience for all. The expert practitioners and thought leaders of the day will give help you to develop your business case and build the foundation towards getting significant return on investment.
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. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. 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, Testing and DevOps.
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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.
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.
Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
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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.
Zuzana "Zuzi" Šochová, Independent Agile coach and trainer
Great teams make a huge difference to your company’s success. Great ScrumMasters create such high-performing teams.
I will tell you some of the secrets you need to know to become a great ScrumMaster. Create a high-performing collaborative environment at your organization, which makes your organization more than competitive in the current complex globalized world.
Dan Hooper, Managing Director and Co-founder, Piccadilly Group
In the digital age, the focus on culture, leadership, management and decision-making must evolve. This talk will discuss the future of these key areas and outline a proven ground-up approach to enable leadership teams to deliver effective outcomes for the modern agile enterprise.
Jonathon Wright, Digital Therapist, Digital Assured
Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming part of every organisations 2020 business strategy. As a Tester how do you bridge the Cognitive knowledge GAP? How can you apply a testers bespoke domain knowledge to test Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) platforms?
Join Jonathon who will share his recent experience of implementing Augmented Intelligent (AI) through harmonising Human Intelligence (such as Mechanical Turk) with Artificial Intelligence (Consensus Algorithms) to test next generation Enterprise AI platforms.
•The skills as testers you will need for Artificial Intelligence
•Testing Patterns to prove Machine Learning
•How to leverage Human Intelligence to crease Augmented Intelligence
Speaker from CollabNet
Omer Hamerman, DevOps Architect @ProdOps.io
Using Drone CI for speed, scale, DR and mostly happiness.
After a few years of working with Jenkins for enterprises, Travis CI for open source and side projects; I began looking for a self-hosted solution. One that would provide the speed and agility of container-native servers, but, would be open sourced with a live community and an easy way to contribute features and create plugins.
Drone combines it all and a bit more. The Golang-based server has been alive and flourishing for over 2 years, new features and fixes are being released, with a live community responding to any query, question or call for help.
Leveraging the light Go concurrency “routines”, drone applies parallel build pipelines, stages and jobs to enhance processes and improve build times. The system provides an easy to set up server and agent(s), out of the box integration with VCSs like GitHub and GitLab and very quick deployment process overall.
Guillermo Martinez, Technology Delivery Architect, Accenture
It’s clear the delivery market trend is DevOps, both from an organization point of view and technology. It has been demonstrated how companies applying DevOps can innovate and experiment faster and cheaper, which eventually is materialized on market growth. Besides the increase in revenue, it also creates a culture of motivation and happiness.
However, a transition into DevOps is not easy, especially for big and traditional companies. Managing DevOps enablement using traditional project management practices can be challenging, but most of the times it’s required (one of the goals of being DevOps is changing the management style). Trying to work Agile and controlling the effort in a waterfall way it’s hard, and it creates frustration.
During this presentation, you'll be able to find how running a DevOps assessment from a Technical Architect point of view can help on guiding the DevOps enablement. Finding how to combine efforts in the areas of People, Process, and Technology.
Some of the topics covered during the presentation are: why organizations "can't" be DevOps, how to run a DevOps assessment or Deliverables that can help in the DevOps transition.
Mark Smalley, Global Ambassador, DevOps Agile Skills Association
Despite starting off in Ops, most current DevOps guidance is about application development and, of course, deployment. People are struggling with the IT operations part. This session explores how much of IT Ops to decentralise into product-oriented DevOps teams, and how much to keep in a shared service centre.
Huw Price, Managing Director, Curiosity Software Ireland
The current buzz around AI focuses much on its promise for DevOps, less on practical steps for realising it. This session instead considers the technologies and processes in place at organisations today, and how Robotic Process Automation can integrate them. This in turn feeds a healthy data lake, making it possible to introduce robotic 'Expert Systems' - a more realistic first step into intelligent bots for most organisations.
Iwona Winiarska, Agile Delivery Manager, Automation Logic
In a world of complexity, uncertainty and shifting priorities, it’s important to be nimble and adapt to the rapidly changing environment. Automating development processes and continuous delivery help achieve a higher level of DevOps maturity but what are the challenges many organisations face on the journey to their DevOps transformation? This talk delves into the challenges and lessons learned when transitioning to DevOps culture and adopting agile ways of working in large organisations and public sector.
Jason Maude, Head of Technology Advocacy, Starling Bank
How do you employ rapid delivery in an industry such as banking which is both highly regulated and in which customers are inherently conservative? This talk will explain how Starling Bank’s architecture and approach to DevOps allows us to break the perceived trade off between reliability and rapid delivery and give our customers both at once.
Dave Snowden, CTO, Cognitive Edge
Before you place a bet in a horse race you check out the ground conditions. Some horses run better on heavy, wet soil others on the dry. The various method and ideology wars in the whole Agile movement is inhibiting innovation, preventing progress. Agile is increasingly starting to look like a highly structured commodity to the detriment of the original values. In this presentation Snowden will look at how to frame a mixed methods approach and radically reduce risk. Getting methods and tools defined at the right level, defining transaction protocols, looking at unarticulated needs and turning the involvement of testing to a much earlier stage in the development cycle all change the dynamics of delivering value for Agile and DevOps alike.
Peter Eeles, Worldwide Lead for DevOps Adoption, IBM
IBM has conducted over 200 in-depth DevOps workshops with clients to understand their DevOps challenges and subsequent resolutions. What did these organizations do to improve, what benefits did they realize and how do you compare? This session presents an analysis of workshop results with a view to helping you fine-tune your own DevOps transformation.
Tony Grout, Transformation Futurist, Atlassian
l will describe what are the characteristics of high performing teams based on the hundreds of teams I and other Atlassians have observed and work in over the last 15 years. I’ll then describe how context impacts that performance and what the future of teams looks like in the new world we are in.
Christoph Hartmann, Lead Engineer, Chef
Quite often, compliance is perceived as a regulatory burden that makes all of our lives more difficult. Continuous measurement and reporting is becoming more and more complex in a dynamically changing infrastructure.
This talk will demonstrate how we can tackle compliance requirements in cloud environments and how those results can be used to improve your organisation in your day-to-day operations.
Dave van Herpen, Principal Consultant High-Performance Transformation, Quint Wellington Redwood
DevOps is all about culture. True high-performance delivery entails collaboration, systems thinking, feedback loops & continuous experimentation. But the key to high-performance lies in the ability to effectively change the behaviours of all people involved. This goes a lot further than just acknowledging that DevOps is all about culture. This interactive talk provides real-life examples and practical insights into applying behavioural instruments to support true change towards DevOps behaviours.
Mark Smalley, IT Management Consultant, Smalley
A fast-moving, entertaining and insightful session in which you’ll learn about:
♦ 'Selling' the value of DevOps to business executives
♦ Discovering the weakest link in the business-IT-business value chain
♦ Identifying effective collaborative behaviour between business and IT
♦ An ancient DevOps proverb “If you meet DevOps on the road, kill it”
Arnab Sinha, Continuous Delivery Expert, Tata Consultancy Services
ChatOps not only enables better communication, collaboration within DevOps teams but also offers an opportunity to implement LEAN processes and services. Eager to know more on WHY, HOW & Caveats?
ChatOps not only enables better communication, collaboration within DevOps teams but also offers an opportunity to implement LEAN processes and services. An enterprise, in DevOps, its quintessential to maintain, good segregation of duties with auditability, create services for IT maintenance and furnish them as a plethora of services developed & rolled out collaboratively by Dev & Ops. Why we did it, because we thought of introducing a bot amongst the DevOps team to help in performing some maintenance activities, talk to us about issues, suggest solutions, make ITSM processes LEAN but adhere to enterprise standards and guidelines. Interested to know: How are code commits, builds etc keeping Dev informed using Jenkins? How we created playbooks in Ansible & exposed them as services with auditability using Ansible Tower? Integrated with other enterprise tooling? How is Ops being appraised of production? How does Dev & Ops work as DevOps via this medium?
Pavel Chunyayev, Business Technology Consultant, Levi9 Technology Services
Crucial part of any business is constantly trying to stay relevant for the customers and provide better services that competitors. It’s important to not only generate ideas on how to achieve that, but also to test and validate those ideas. DevOps mindset is indispensable to achieve good business results with software development. But how exactly?