Keerty has more than 15 years of comprehensive experience in Information Technology, spread across various functional domains. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and master’s in Business analytics/ Data Science. Her recent challenge has been to enable DevOps for her team. Keerty likes building simple solutions to complex problems and thinks that most problems can be solved by collaboration and clear communications.
Tom Allen is the Site Editor for Delta, Computing's market intelligence service, and writes for both Computing and The Inquirer. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry, trading LCDs and quantum dots for big data and the IoT. As well as tech market analysis, Tom's role consists of interviewing C-level IT leaders, organising events and complaining about improper use of the Oxford comma.
Graeme works across a portfolio that includes Computing and The Inquirer. A business journalist with 20 years of experience in national press and magazines, he has written for and about industries as diverse as utilities, banking, information and knowledge management, as well as almost all aspects of IT. At Computing he has written about mobile, computing security, data centres, operating systems as well as enterprise hardware and software. He also presents online webinars, roundtables and interviews, and is a frequent contributor for CNN.
Back in the late 90s, Chris fell into an IT career and has stuck with it in a variety of different jobs across different sectors such as government, media, energy, insurance and investment banking. Over this time, he has worked as a Unix/Linux admin, Middleware engineer, Web Manager and now DevOps and SRE Tech Lead at esure. His claim to fame is that he once administered davidbeckham.com.
Nick is former Googler with more than eighteen years’ experience in the technology sector with focus on agile product development, usability, service design and digital. Nick has created products for brands such as Panasonic, Frommers, KLM, Hilton, BA, Microsoft and Google, before moving into the charity sector five years ago. Nick is currently the Director of Technology & Transformation at the EY Foundation.
Duncan Lawie is a Director in the DevOps & Development Practices group within Credit Suisse. With 20+ years in IT and 15+ in the financial services industry, Duncan was confident about what he was doing and where the world was going — and that DevOps was just another one of those fads that consultants want to whitewash the world with. Now he's part of creating a successful, sustainable technology future through DevOps.
John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group at Incisive Media. He has designed and conducted research studies and analyses covering many of the aspects of business technology that are driving the way we live and work today.
Sonya is a lifelong traveler who lived in the Middle-East, North Africa and Asia and is always looking for new challenges. She has made a career switch from International Business
Consultant in Saudi Arabia and Singapore to Full Stack Software Engineer in South Korea to Lead Security Engineer at Photobox Group. Before coming to the UK, she was based in South Korea for 6 years where she learnt Korean and worked for several Korean companies.
Sonya is a Tech Advocate and a public speaker in the UK tech scene. She is also a mentor for women in tech, a cybersecurity writer for FreeCodeCamp publications and an active member of the tech community in London.
Her motto is #GetSecure, #BeSecure & #StaySecure
Katie is the 2019 winner of Women in IT’s CTO of the Year award recognising the work her team have done transforming Adstream internally into a leading player in the Adtech space optimising Cloud, Devops Practices, CI:CD and the latest Tech. She is passionate about getting the best from People and Technology to produce products which deliver real value to Businesses across Industries. Taking pride in a deep business and technical knowledge she believes leading a successful team is down to being a great role model, advocating flexibility and actively encouraging growth and development across the team. When not managing all things Tech at Adstream, Katie manages all things Family with her young children and enjoys long distance running to escape it all!
Nataliya started her career as a developer back in 2005. She experimented with different roles in tech and spent most of her career working in distributed cross-functional teams building products that customers love. Nataliya have broad experience managing teams and operations in small startups as well as coaching teams in a mature corporate environments. Currently Nataliya works as Tech Manager of Infrastructure teams at iZettle. Nataliya was one of the early adopters of Continuous Delivery and DevOps culture and believes that the best way to succeed is to build a team of passionate people who care about each other and work on shared outcomes in self-organised way.
Mark Ridley is an entrepreneur and technologist working with start-ups and corporates to ensure that technology is used creatively and effectively to support their strategy. Recognised as one of the top ten CIOs in the UK, he writes and speaks regularly about the use of technology, agile methodologies and digital working.Mark was the technical co-founder of reed.co.uk, the largest job site in the UK, where he served as technology director during its growth from four people to over 350. At Reed, he created the internal incubator, Monday Labs, to seed new business ideas, before leaving to join Accenture to help establish their new innovation hub in Dublin.From 2017, Mark served as Group CTO of venture builder Blenheim Chalcot, working with CEOs and CTOs across the portfolio on product and technology strategy. Now at Ridley Industries he advises executive teams, investors and company boards in industries as diverse as healthcare, education, financial services and publishing.
With over 30 years experience in IT, Simon has worked in both Retail and Insurance enterprise IT environments, with a wide range of roles, from an on-call Programmer, through to Strategy & Architecture Manager, Service Desk Manager, Service Improvement Manager, and IT Operations Manager. In the latter, he led a 250+ team in John Lewis supporting over £5bn in annual gross sales, with over £2bn being taken through the award winning johnlewis.com website. After leading the implementation of ITIL across the John Lewis Partnership in 2010, Simon is now leading the next cultural evolution: applying a DevOps philosophy as they migrate from a monolithic ecommerce package, to a microservices architecture built upon Google Cloud Platform.
Andrew is a DevOps Lead on the Open Banking programme at HSBC where he delivers highly available APIs for financial markets across the globe. With over 10 years of consulting for global organisations such as RB and Deutsche Bank, he is a polyglot, full stack developer with experience leading teams within cloud, on-premise and hybrid environments. He has created Security AI tools, various microservices and pipelines, numerous APIs, a personal AI assistant and more.
Aubrey Stearn, currently interim CTO of Oakham LTD, deeply believes that the DevOps movement redefines what we need to nurture and grow in our current and future engineers, actively seeks to build super awesome teams of excellent people.
Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing and The Inquirer. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.
Dimitrios Voutsinas has over 20 years of Telecommunications, Internet Service Provider and Financial Service Provider industry experience. Having worked at Bank of New Zealand, British Telecom, Radianz, Thomson Reuters and now Refinitiv. Dimitrios has gained end-to-end network and service management experience and established a strong leadership, consultancy and management track record with a very high level of credibility and integrity. He has led several large global digital and IP Network transformational projects and seen them through all lifecycle stages - architecture, design, development and automation, implementation, support, optimization and evolution. He has acquired extensive LAN, WAN, Internet, Security and Data Centre experience and has been tasked with overseeing the design and implementation of some of the largest and most complex Service Provider and Financial low latency real time network architectures in the world. Dimitrios was a CCIE from 1998 to 2010 and has an MBA from Warwick University.
Graham has 25 years experience architecting, designing and developing complex, creative computer systems for well known and successful organisations in high technology environments. Building on previous roles at Swiss Bank Corporation and UBS Investment Bank, Graham moved to Barclays Investment Bank where he spent 9 years. Moving through roles as DevOps Transformation lead, Lead Architect for Containers and Cloud, his last role with was Barclays CTO Office as Lead Architect for DevOps before joining Devoteam in the Autumn of 2018. If such things existed, Graham would certainly have a black belt in DevOps, for now he practises Shotokan Karate and loves sports and music of all kinds.
Önal has been working in the tech industry since 2010. In 2012, Önal started to work at Woisio as a backend and DevOps engineer, developing high performance and scalable solutions to deliver media to millions of users. Önal joined Spotify as a backend engineer in 2016. Currently he works on the "Sharing" team responsible for creating a unique sharing experience for Spotify. During his 4 years, Önal has seen how Spotify backend infrastructure has evolved over time.