Programme

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Registration & Breakfast
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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

Aubrey Stearn, CTO, Nationwide Digital Accelerator Platform

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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?
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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

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Morning Break
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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

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Lunch
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In Conversation with: DevOps Success

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

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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.
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Afternoon Break
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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

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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

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Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing & Delta

Conference Close

Please note: programme is subject to change