Background

DevOps Summit: DevOps in Action, 14 July, London
The term “DevOps” typically refers to the emerging professional movement that advocates a collaborative working relationship between Development and IT Operations, resulting in the fast flow of planned work achieving the value stream that is between the business (where requirements are defined) and the customer (where value is delivered). But DevOps does not yet have precise or prescriptive practice methods.  To meet its urgency to “speed production and so the time to market”, many organisations are finding that ITSM skills that they had invested in, fit in very well with DevOps’ Agile collaborative and quickening business tempo. Enterprises with legacy systems of ITIL, ITSM are finding that DevOps are a perfect cultural match and a winning combination.

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.  But before you consider adopting new technology and methods, consider the challenges within your organization that that needs addressing.  Change must be approached as a project-by-project advancement rather than suddenly and completely.

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 one day programme is designed to connect a wide range of stakeholders and provide informational as well as and educational experience for all. 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.

  • LEARN exactly why DevOps is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  • HEAR first-hand from industry experts how development and operations teams work together to make it easy to develop and upgrade applications and how to improve IT service delivery agility.
  • FIND OUT  how the core values of collaboration, integration, and communication will allow enterprises to benefit from this new approach and how to improve collaboration between operations and development teams.
  • FIND OUT  what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next.

ADVISORY PANEL:
Stephen Nelson-Smith, Principal Consultant, UNICOM
Stephen Woods, Process Improvement Consultant, SCMMS SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Dinis Guarda, Founder and CEO of ZTUDIUM
Dave Snowden, CTO Cognitive Edge

Programme

  • -
    Richard-Sykes

    Morning Chairman: Dr Richard Sykes, Chair, Cloud Industry Forum

    Speakers:
    Richard-Sykes

    Richard Sykes

  • 09:00 - 09:15

    Welcome and Ice Breaker Session with Sponsors

  • 09:15 - 09:45
    kirk

    Plenary Keynote: Building Agile Capability

    Kirk Botula, CEO, CMMI Institute

    Senior executives believe that organizational agility is critical for business success. Yet, most companies admit they are not agile enough to mobilize quickly, respond positively and change to compete successfully. To achieve organizational agility, companies need to focus on the key capabilities that will help them develop better products, faster and at a lower cost to differentiate themselves and gain a sustainable competitive advantage.

    Speakers:
    kirk

    Kirk Botula

  • 09:45 - 10:30
    Dave-Snowden

    Plenary Keynote: Working Within and Through Boundaries

    Dave Snowden, CTO Cognitive Edge

    The ambition of the DevOps community is to break down barriers than inhibit value driven behaviour.But some boundaries are useful allowing expertise to develop and be nurtured.  Sensor technologies and wider economic and ecological pressures are creating both stress and opportunity at a national and organisational level.  This presentation will attempt to change our perception of the ecosystem of an organisation away from manufacturing metaphors and control to something more fluid, adaptive and critically highly innovative.  How to achieve whole of work force engagement in both strategic development and operational execution?  How to rapidly repurpose existing capability to handle previously unanticipated needs?  How to resource for systems that are effective, not just efficient?

    Speakers:
    Dave-Snowden

    Dave Snowden

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Tea and Coffee Break

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Paul-D-Nielsen

    Plenary Keynote: The Challenges of Increasingly Autonomous Systems

    Paul D. Nielsen, Director and CEO, Software Engineering Institute

    We are incorporating more autonomous features and functions into the systems we build—from cars, airplanes and underwater vehicles to home thermostats and assistive devices. But increasing autonomy comes with increasing complexity and new concepts like deep and continuous learning and non-deterministic algorithms. These are challenges to current verification and validation methods. Furthermore the central principle of trust may be the key to the acceptance of these increasingly autonomous into our lives. New strategies for V&V and test may be needed to establish that trust.

    Speakers:
    Paul-D-Nielsen

    Paul D. Nielsen

  • 11:45 - 12:30
    Richard-Sykes

    Plenary Keynote: A New Professionalism in the Age of the Virtual

    Dr Richard Sykes, Cloud Industry Forum

    Speakers:
    Richard-Sykes

    Richard Sykes

  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Lunch Break

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    Afternoon Chairman: Jon Topper, The Scale Factory

  • 13:30 - 14:00
    ben-wootton

    Scaling up DevOps in the Enterprise

    Benjamin Wootton, Contino

    A large number of organisations have successfully adopted DevOps practices, but is it for everyone? Surely bigger enterprises can’t do this because they are too big and too siloed to make it work. Or can they? I will walk through the biggest challenges in scaling up DevOps in the Enterprise and how to approach them.

    Speakers:
    ben-wootton

    Benjamin Wootton

  • 14:00 - 14:30
    Paul-Makkar

    Devops, Webops... Dataops?

    Paul Makkar, Head of Ops, Data Analytics ,British Gas Connected Homes

    DevOps patterns and considerations for databases, clusters, data and stateful system.

    Speakers:
    Paul-Makkar

    Paul Makkar

  • 14:30 - 15:00
    Tarun-Arora

    Infrastructure as Code – Zero to DevOps Hero with VSTS!

    Tarun Arora, a Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio Development Tools, DevOps Manager and Agile Coach, Avanade UK

    Take your organization to DevOps supremacy by automating environment provisioning by applying the the concept of programmable infrastructure using Microsoft Azure DevTestLabs and Visual Studio Team Services. In this Demo only session you’ll learn how to automate provisioning of infrastructure in Azure DevTestLabs with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates. We’ll then take this a step further by building and releasing to this new environment using Build and Release Management in VSTS.

    Speakers:
    Tarun-Arora

    Tarun Arora

  • 15:00 - 15:20

    Tea and Coffee Break

  • 15:20 - 15:40
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    DevOps and Agile in Compliance Environment

    Jon Topper, The Scalefactory

    If you work in a heavily regulated industry such as finance or pharmaceuticals, you may be forgiven for thinking that you'll never achieve the pace of change offered by Agile and DevOps. In this session, I'll explain why that may not be true, and suggest a different way to approach change control.

    Speakers:
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    Jon Topper

  • 15:40 - 16:00
    Andrew-Hardie

    Patterns and Anti-Patterns

    Andrew Hardie, Devoperative Ltd and in the DevOps team of the Ministry of Justice

    DevOps is the hottest job in IT right now. Organisations are desperate to hire. Recruiters are in a feeding frenzy.

    But, do organisations really understand what true DevOps means, the difficulties and the consequences? Andrew will try to set the record straight, delivering some surprising and controversial conclusions.

    Speakers:
    Andrew-Hardie

    Andrew Hardie

  • 16:00 - 16:20
    Allan-Kelly

    Managing for Continuous Value

    Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd

    Continuous delivery is good but how do you make sure you get continuous value?

    The project model is inadequate for governing continuous delivery: projects end, they are not continuous. Governing continuous delivery requires governing by value delivered rather than by time, cost and benefit. Using traditional project success measures in a continuous delivery environment can lead you astray.

    And teams are different too, gone are the days of forming a new team and releasing them at the end. Continuous delivery teams need to be staffed differently, and they need to be staffed for the long haul.

    In this presentation Allan Kelly will look at some of the challenges managers face in aligning the organization with continuous delivery technology.

    Speakers:
    Allan-Kelly

    Allan Kelly

  • 16:20 - 16:45
    john

    Driving engagement – How get your organisation behind DevOps, and why it matters.

    John Clapham, Principal, Cotelic

    The correlation between high employee engagement and performance in business is no secret. However, this engagement doesn’t happen by luck, without care the introduction of new approaches, like DevOps, are almost as likely to make employee engagement decrease as increase. DevOps is challenging, it demands new behaviours, the kind that not everyone will adopt quickly.

    Drawing on experiences building agile and DevOps teams in a range of organisations, this talk offers practical advice to support your DevOps change program, with a strong focus on maintaining and building engagement during the process.

    Speakers:
    john

    John Clapham

  • 16:45 - 17:15
    dann

    Ops and Operability

    Dan North, Principal, Dan North Associates

    DevOps initiatives usually begin with developers, either through frustration at the slow pace of operations response or from a desire to control more of the path to production. Development used to be the bottleneck in delivery, but the gradual adoption of agile methods has pushed this bottleneck downstream to the release process.

    As releases have become more frequent this has meant less time to ensure the software going into production is of suitable quality, and the poor operations and support engineers end up bearing the brunt of this. In many organisations developers don't carry a pager and haven’t experienced the sense of doom receiving an alert at 4am.

    DevOps s a synthesis of agile development practises—small releases, high automation, close collaboration—with the "keeping the lights on" rigour and discipline of the Operations Centre. For it to succeed we need to treat Ops as equals to Dev rather than voiceless downstream consumers.

    Speakers:
    dann

    Dan North

  • 17:15 - 17:30

    Chairman's Summing-Up

  • 17:30 -

    Close of conference. Drinks Reception and Networking.

Speakers

Tarun-Arora

Tarun Arora

Avanade UK

kirk

Kirk Botula

CEO CMMI Institute

john

John Clapham

Cotelic

Andrew-Hardie

Andrew Hardie

Devoperative Ltd and in the DevOps team of the Ministry of Justice

Allan-Kelly

Allan Kelly

Software Strategy Ltd​

Paul-Makkar

Paul Makkar

Data Analytics ,British Gas Connected Homes

Paul-D-Nielsen

Paul D. Nielsen

Director and CEO, Software Engineering Institute

dann

Dan North

Dan North Associates

Dave-Snowden

Dave Snowden

CTO Cognitive Edge

Richard-Sykes

Richard Sykes

Cloud Industry Forum

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Jon Topper

Linux systems and network specialist

ben-wootton

Benjamin Wootton

Contino

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  • Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH
  • 01895 256484
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