DevOps is an enterprise capability that includes stakeholders, business owners, architecture, design, development, quality assurance (QA), operations, security, partners, and suppliers. Excluding any stakeholder will lead to incomplete implementation of DevOps. The continuous delivery of valuable software, or working software, is a measure of progress. Business people and developers must work together to make the project a success. Collaboration with customers and stakeholders during the development process helps ensure successful projects across their business units.

DevOps processes and tools also help retailers to compete in fast-paced mobile, digital and physical markets. DevOps processes and tools can enable organisations to respond to market shifts quickly and with greater agility, quality and success. DevOps is how retailers can deliver innovation—faster and more efficiently.

This one day programme is designed to connect a wide range of stakeholders. The expert practitioners and thought leaders at this DevOps Summit will give help you to develop your business case and build the foundation towards getting significant return on investment.

This summit will engage not just existing DevOps pros, but also managers and executives like CIOs and CISOs, Dev and Ops managers, business leaders and architects.


  • 09:00 -


  • 09:15 - 09:30

    Chairman’s scene setting

  • 09:30 - 10:10

    Are You Sure You Know What Business You’re In?

    Tony Grout, Head of Agile Transformation, Lloyds Banking Group

    In a world where your app is your biggest channel you’d better work out what you are as a business! In this talk Tony shares his experience of how thinking differently about your business helps position DevOps at the top table.


    Tony Grout

  • 10:10 - 10:50

    Culture eats DevOps for breakfast

    Chris Flink, Co-founder, Nolost Capital

    There is a lot to do when you want to change the way Devs and Ops are working together. Since both teams are technology focussed it is common to start with implementing tools and optimizing infrastructure but the most important aspect of DevOps, the culture, should receive at least the same amount of attention. This talk will elaborate on the important aspects of a DevOps culture and provide insights on how to transform the current organisational culture while respecting the current core values.

    By blending my Organisational Behaviour, Psychology and Computer Science knowledge and experience I will give practical examples on how to change people and organisations and achieve a true DevOps culture.


    Chris Flink

  • 10:50 - 11:20

    Coffee / tea break

  • 11:20 - 11:50

    CASE STUDY: Test Automation in Action, Delivering Faster & Qualitative applications

    Jan Swaelens, Sofico

    DevOps is necessary to be competitive. IT organizations should know that they have to adopt continuous and collaborative IT delivery models to meet the market demands for more features, faster and more qualitative than ever. DevOps aligns business requirements with IT performance. Due to adopting DevOps practices organizations get a significant competitive advantage over their peers. How to shift to DevOps culture to drive better software quality? Follow the journey of Sofico and find out how test automation helped them to reach the next level.

    Learn about

    • How Sofico automated the build, test and delivery pipeline
    • Importance of automated testing on both functional and performance level
    • The need for a more adaptive way of working to keep up with today’s market and how tools & people come together to help you along the path.

  • 11:50 - 12:30

    DevSecOps, four years later

    Kris Buytaert,Chief Technology Officer, Inuits

    Today still security is often forgotten when people talk about DevOps, yet it was included in there from early in the movement, this talk will guide you over DevOps in security, or security in DevOps and how DevOps will help you with all things auditing, security testing and embracing a more secure way of working.

  • 12:30 - 13:30


  • 13:30 - 14:00

    Enterprise DEVOPS, Continuous Delivery and Multimodal IT

    Sylvain Cailliau, Serena

  • 14:00 - 14:40

    Beiond Silos – Scaling Effective Management

    Dave Snowden, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge

  • 14:40 - 15:00

    Coffee / Tea break

  • 15:00 - 15:40
    Dan North

    Are we forgetting someone?

    Dan North, Dan North Associates

    How do DBAs fit into the world of DevOps? We usually think of DevOps as a collaboration between developers and operations or support engineers so it’s easy to forget the database admins who occupy both the development and operations space.

    Organisationally they are often separate, sometimes geographically as well as organisationally. How does the database fit into the DevOps or Continuous Delivery story, both technologically and culturally?

    Dan North has been helping a number of large organisations at various stages on their journey to continuous delivery and in every case their legacy database dependencies are a major stumbling block. Where do you start unpicking the database? How can you tell if it is working? Is the Matrix just a very big Oracle instance?

    Dan North

    Dan North

  • 15:40 - 16:20

    Containers vs VMs – Game of Hosts Season 2

    Liz Rice, CEO,

    There’s a lot of talk about Docker and containerization – but who are the main characters in the battle for supremacy in the data centre? What are their capabilities and characteristics? We’ve been exploring microscaling on different platforms, schedulers and orchestration systems and we’re back to tell you all about it.


    Liz Rice

  • 16:20 - 17:00

    Slacking Off: Improving Productivity with ChatOps

    Jon Topper, The Scale Factory

    How much time do we waste when our delivery value chain is entirely driven by sending and receiving emails? What if you could improve how your team communicates, and improve efficiency at the same time? I'll share how some high-performing organisations are making use of ChatOps to improve team collaboration.


    Jon Topper

  • 17:00 - 17:10

    Chairman’s wrap-up

  • 17:10 -

    Close of conference. Drinks reception & networking



Sylvain Cailliau

SERENA Western Europe Technical Director


Jan Swaelen


Dan North

Dan North

Dan North & Associates


Chris Flink

Co-founder, Nolost Capital


Liz Rice



Jon Topper

Linux systems and network specialist


Tony Grout

Lloyds Banking Group


Media Partners




395 EUR
  • Standard price – after 31 December 2015 €395
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Event venue

  • KBC Bank, Herman Teirlinckauditorium, Havenlaan 2, 1080 Brussel
  • +44 (1)895 256484


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