Computing DevOps Live 2020

DevOps is all about change. It’s about altering perceptions of who should do what; it’s about doing away with manual tasks through automation; it’s about incorporating the latest ideas and paradigms so that software can be delivered with speed, efficiency and security.

But no one ever said that change would be easy, and indeed it’s not. Once the initial enthusiasm generated by evangelists and early adopters has died down, what then? Is there enough momentum to keep DevOps moving forward or will the organisation slip back into its comfort zone? Have initial results lived up to expectations? Have agile practices spread beyond the IT department and into those other parts of the business that need to be equally fleet of foot? Has the original vision survived contact with the real world?

Make no mistake, organisations that are serious about DevOps must be in it for the long haul. Unlike software updates, changes to business processes and structures are not easily rolled back. There will inevitably be resistance along the way. Not everyone likes change and some feel profoundly threatened by it. These issues must be handled with sensitivity and skill if ultimately the benefits of DevOps are to be realised.

Every organisation is unique and there is no book of rules. The best way to the get to the next stage of the journey is to learn from those who have already been there. Join us at Computing’s sixth DevOps Live event to hear about how others have moved forward, the challenges they faced, the mistakes they made, and how they put things right. Through expert keynotes, end-user case studies, and moderated panel discussions the event will cover the key issues surrounding the transition to DevOps, pushing through Agile, and bringing people with you as you do.


Who Should Attend? 

Computing DevOps Live is a complimentary conference for end-user IT professionals, including:





-Chief Security Officers 

-CFO's/Finance Directors 

- Head of IT/IT Directors 

-IT Managers

-Head of IS

-Head of Data Centre

-Infrastructure/ Network Managers

-Infrastructure Architects

-IT Operations Professionals

-Technical Architects

-Business Analysts

-Business Intelligence Professionals

-Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Professionals

-Information Managers

-Information Analysts


Delegate Ticket


Registration & Breakfast
Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director,  Computing & Delta

Delta Research

John Leonard, Computing Research Director, Incisive Media


Aubrey Stearn, CTO, Nationwide Digital Accelerator Platform

Presentation: AIOps - Is it practical and what are the trade-offs?
  • Tipped as the future of DevOps, AIOps and machine learning could revolutionise the CI/CD pipeline.
  • But, does AIOps offer a suitable level of security? And, how feasible is it really?
Panel: Everyone’s using microservices these days. Or are they?
  • Microservices can provide greater flexibility for an application, making workflow more manageable, and with scope for repeatability, high availability and easier scaling.
  • This panel will discuss the pros, cons and practicality adopting microservices as well as related technologies such as serverless cloud and containers.

Andrew Southall, DevOps Lead, HSBC

Morning Break
Presentation: DevSecOps
  • How can you ensure your organisation is prioritising security as an integral part of your DevOps?
  • Which tools and approaches should you be using?
Presentation: The Importance of Monitoring in the Pipeline
  • Analysing real-time metrics and monitoring across multi-cloud services and microservices deployment can help ensure applications run smoothly, but can they slow things down?
  • How can you change and upgrade elements in your pipeline without introducing bottlenecks and downtime?
Presentation: How to select your DevOps toolkit
  • With countless options for tools, how can you make sure you’re progressing in DevOps?
  • Everyone has their own favourite tools, so how do you balance choice with performance.
Panel: Getting over the hump in the middle
  • Advice abounds for new adopters, but what happens when you are mid-DevOps and momentum starts to slow?
  • This panel will offer advice for tackling the hump in the middle of your DevOps journey.

Chris Denton, DevOps Manager, Esure

In Conversation with: DevOps Success

An organisation discusses its DevOps journey and success, offering advice on transition and implementation.

Case Study: DevOps Lite
  • DevOps can trigger whole system overhauls and major changes to infrastructure.
  • Some SMEs doubt whether DevOps will offer benefits enough for a smaller organisation, with a smaller budget.
  • In this session, an SME will present their challenges and experiences of adopting DevOps on a smaller scale.
Afternoon Break
Panel: DevOops
  • The transition to DevOps can be a bumpy road, with the potential for cracks appearing in team communication, technical breakdowns, and massive changes to company culture.
  • Organisations will share their challenges, mistakes and DevOops moments

Katie Nykanen, CTO, Adstream

Keynote: DevOps Success
  • An organisation presents its DevOps success, and explains how they got to where they are.
  • What advice can they offer other teams?
  • Where next do they anticipate DevOps will lead them?

Simon Skelton, DevOps Transformation Lead, John Lewis & Partners

Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing & Delta

Conference Close


DevOps Manager
DevOps Transformation Lead
John Lewis & Partners
DevOps Lead
Nationwide Digital Accelerator Platform

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DevOps Live 2019

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and some great keynotes

Ashley Snowdon- NHBC

A great way to keep in touch with new thoughts and ideas

Steve Morgan- Principality Building Society

The presentations gave a fascinating insight into the implementation of DevOps at high profile companies

John Hayes- London & Quadrant

Interesting and well organised

Saso Bruzzese- Clear Chanel UK

Good conference, very interesting presentations, good opportunity to network

Jonathan Riggs- Worldline

Very informative and insightful as always

Duong Tran- BHF

Thought provoking and opportunities to see how/where we are in comparison to other companies within the DevOps journey

Lee Sunter

Useful event with interesting material shared

Parmjit Sandhu- GSK

Interesting event, good opportunity to network

Neill Stacey- Thames Water

An interesting and useful day covering a range of topics

Andrew Farrow- Serco


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