Deskflix Season Four: DevOps


Welcome to season four of Deskflix which can be attended from anywhere! Join our tech pioneers from Automation Logic, Delphix, and Puppet who will guide you through the transition to DevOps. 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.

Join us for season four of Deskflix: DevOps where you will hear how others have moved forward in DevOps, the challenges they faced, the mistakes they made, and how they put things right. Binge-watch our expert keynotes, end-user case studies, and interactive panel discussions, to learn the key issues surrounding the transition to DevOps, how to push through Agile, and how to bring people with you as you do.

Don’t panic if the CEO calls you by surprise, we’ll have all of the content available on demand so you can consume it anywhere, anytime. Deskflix: login, begin, take it in.

The event is CPD accredited and by attending you can earn up to 5 hours of CPD points.

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W hy attend?

>> Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK

>> Join us from anywhere on your desktop or tablet, for free

>> Ask industry experts your burning questions, real time

>> Network with sponsors in the virtual exhibition

>> Earn certification through CPD




Programme

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Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director,  Computing & Delta

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Delta Research

John Leonard, Computing Research Director, Incisive Media

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Keynote: How do you DevOps 13 years of Development?

Multiple languages, 1000s of stored procedures, where would you even start, what changes would you make to build the trust and set you apart from your predecessors? Aubrey explains all, as an Interim CTO.

Aubrey Stearn, Interim CTO, Oakham LTD

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Modernising change management with enterprise DevOps

Puppet: Modernising Change Management with Enterprise DevOps Nigel Kersten, Field CTO, Puppet Nick Moore, Senior Technical Lead, Puppet Enterprise DevOps teams often find themselves constrained by existing change management practices and processes, and wonder whether this struggle is avoidable. From working with many large enterprises around the world, we’ve observed this conflict on the front lines of IT operations.

The good news is that it is indeed avoidable. With the right mindset and adoption of automation, it’s entirely possible to satisfy your change management and governance requirements while still employing modern DevOps principles.

In this talk, we will cover:

  • Real-life DevOps challenges within the enterprise space and how we tackle change management through DevOps practices in a digital transformation.
  • How DevOps and Change Management can coexist peacefully by automating and standardizing changes based on known good patterns.
  • How a Platform Team approach can help you move beyond the scalability issues of having multiple cross-functional DevOps teams.

Nigel Kersten, Field CTO, Puppet
Nick Moore, Senior Technical Lead, Puppet

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SRE implementing DevOps or how to introduce SRE in your organisation

Most of us have heard of the Site Reliability Engineering from Google, but still might be confused on whether there will be a positive impact of introducing SRE in your organisation. Another question is what’s the difference between DevOps and SRE. Generally speaking SRE is what happens when you ask software engineers to design operational functions, this is why it’s quite important to have SRE team balanced with both - traditional software engineers and ops engineers who have skills related to operational fields.

In this talk Nataliya will share some experience of how your organisation can benefit from introducing SRE and some common pitfalls of implementing it.

Nataliya Remez, Tech Manager, iZettle

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Coffee and movement break!

Visit our partners in the exhibition hall!

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Q&A: 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 session will discuss the pros, cons and practicality adopting microservices as well as related technologies such as serverless cloud and containers.

Nataliya Remez, Tech Manager, iZettle
Andrew Southall, DevOps Lead, HSBC

Guest Moderator: Mark Ridley, Founder, Ridley Industries

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Delphix: Fast and Secure Data

Addressing the elephant in the DevOps room - data

  • With a Royal tale of heavy-lifting, Gary will address the business impact of the elephant in the DevOps room - data.
  • Why making data fast, ephemeral and perhaps cloudy matters to your business.
  • Moving data swiftly and securely without breaking the laws of physics.
  • Empowerment - Simplifying data access so that your developers, test engineers and even their managers can control the data.
  • The problem with automation; who's fault is it?
  • Data Catalogues, time machines and taming the mainframe

Gary Hallam, Global Channel Engagement, Delphix

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Session Details TBC
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Lunch, emails and movement break!

Visit our partners in the exhibition hall!

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Panel Discussion: 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
Jujhar Singh, 
DevSecOps Practice Lead, The Economist

Aubrey Stearn, Interim CTO, Oakham LTD


Moderator: John Leonard, Group Research Director, Incisive Media

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User-Centered Cloud

'User-centered cloud' - orienting cloud hosting services towards the user: software developers. Rather than many organisation's strategies which can become very abstract, technology-focused or commercially focused and use concepts like "multi-cloud" and "hybrid-cloud" which are reasonably meaningless to users. Organisations should focus on creating the best possible experience for software developers, whilst retaining efficiency through consistency and standardisation. A user-centred strategy would have a knock-on effect on approaches to legacy technology, cloud migration and tool selection.

Kris Saxton, Partner and Founder, Automation Logic
Dave Rogers, 
Independent Digital & Technology Consultant and Advisor, Automation Logic

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Case Study: Keep calm and secure your CI/CD pipeline

Shifting left significantly reduces costs and diminishes release delays. By adding continuous security validation at each step from development through production you can progress with your security team from approving each release to approving the CI/CD process and having the ability to monitor and audit the process at any time.

In this session Sonya Moisset will focus on Pride in London (a project using Gatsby2, Contentful and Netlify) and show you how to create a secure CI/CD pipeline. She will explain how GitHub Marketplace helped the team with automating and improving their workflow. She will also outline what OWASP is and how to improve the workflow for your own open source projects using GitHub Marketplace applications.

Sonya Moisset, Tech Lead/DevSecOps & Lead Security Engineer, Pride in London & Photobox Group

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New Relic: More context, less noise, faster resolutions

We will cover how AIOps helps busy DevOps and SREs identify problems earlier, understand incidents better, and find root causes faster. By automatically correlating, aggregating, and prioritizing incident data in the tools they already use, it can help eliminate alert noise and speed up resolution times. We will highlight the benefits of anomaly detection, automatic incident enrichment and classification, auto-correlation and aggregation, continuous learning in order to build and deliver more perfect software.

Gregory Ouillon, CTO EMEA, New Relic

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Keynote: DevOps Success
  • Simon Skelton will present John Lewis & Partners’ DevOps success, and explain 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, Platform and Operations Manager, John Lewis & Partners

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Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing & Delta

Speakers

DataScience DevOps Analyst
Centrica
DevOps Manager
Esure
Global Channel Engagement
Delphix
Director of Technology & Transformation
EY Foundation
Field CTO
Puppet
Group Research Director
Incisive Media
Tech Lead/DevSecOps & Lead Security Engineer
Pride in London & Photobox Group
Senior Technical Lead
Puppet
CTO EMEA
New Relic
Tech Manager
iZettle
Founder
Ridley Industries
Independent Digital & Technology Consultant
Automation Logic
Partner and Founder
Automation Logic
DevSecOps Practice Lead
The Economist
Platform and Operations Manager
John Lewis & Partners
DevOps Lead
HSBC
Interim CTO
Oakham LTD
Editorial Director
Computing & The Inquirer

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