Aliaksandr is a Cloud and DevOps practice-oriented Engineer with over 8+ years of tech experience. He is currently working in Cambridge, UK. He is an active conference/meetup speaker, Linux evangelist, open-source contributor with a strong passion for quality. Alongside this he also takes part in awards and hackathons as a judge and a mentor.
As Head of Operations at HarperCollins Publishers, I oversee service delivery and enjoy the daily work of change, incident and problem management. My primary responsibility is the operational delivery of all business line applications and platforms, including all elements of infrastructure support. I am an experienced Senior Technology Manager with demonstrated skills in Incident Management, ITIL, Citrix, Agile Project Management, and PRINCE2. I started my career in Publishing and have had various roles in driving a customer focused approach to technology provision in both the private and public sector.
With more than 10 years experience in technology recruitment and consultancy Andy’s focus is on Digital Transformation People, Process and Technology across the Critical Infrastructure, Construction, Civil Engineering and Rail sectors. Working within a rapidly changing and a diverse ecosystem of clients and operators he helps shape their talent attraction / recruitment & diversity and inclusivity strategies as well as helping demystify some of the hype and buzz around smart cities, the ‘connected world’ / IoT and ‘digital transformation’ in this space to put in place achievable recruitment plans that future proof attraction and retention of the top UK talent.
David started his career at an award-winning architectural practice where he honed his skills as an IT Manager, focusing on infrastructure transformation and software integration. The natural progression from this was to join an established Engineering Consultancy as the Head of IT, resulting in David working within the AEC sector for over 15 years. A strategic thinker with a broad range of knowledge around software development and IT operations. Embracing the day to day challenges Covid-19 provided whilst responding through innovation, increased efficiency, and a keen eye on the security architecture.
Jane Deal is Operational Director, IT at the Law Society of England & Wales. Jane joined the Law Society in 2017 to transform its IT estate and architecture, transition from a shared service to a new, independent IT capability and introduce collaborative working practices as part of a full-scale business and property transformation programme. Prior to her current role, Jane joined Barclays Bank with a Law degree, gaining 20+ years’ experience in roles ranging from marketing and commercial lending to business transformation. As Head of Information & Knowledge Systems at RNIB, she restructured the IT function and estate, developing stakeholder and project management disciplines, before being appointed their first CIO by Citizens Advice. There, Jane delivered a major, complex CRM to a network of 340 independent bureaux, simultaneously transforming the IT function, before moving into a consultancy role to support major charities and exercise her broad expertise in business transformation, operational architecture, and IT.
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.
Pulak is a senior technology architect (and a member of the IET) working in the space since past 17 years since before it was called DevOps and runs Accenture UK’s DevOps practice these days. He went from being "the build guy" hand-cranking jar files to playing the DevOps architect role helping organisations and C-suite bring actual change in both technology and culture. He has witnessed the maturity in this space from "what is DevOps ?" to ""DevSecOps/SRE" today.
Experienced in retail, banking, telecom, healthcare, policing and public service having worked for over 30 clients across 7 countries with technology areas spanning from COTS to microservices, from 128 BASIC to Kotlin, from AIX5 to Alpine, from Cruisecontrol to pipeline-as-a-service and from click-ops to infrastructure-as-code.
Consulting, advisory, architecture, solutioning, thought leadership and delivery is where his time is best utilized. He has contributed to the Team Topologies book and even his wife and 4 year old daughter (who are not in tech industry) know enough DevOps to treat production as sacred.
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.
Tom is the Site Editor for Delta, Computing’s market intelligence service, and regularly writes news and analysis pieces for Computing. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry, trading LCDs and quantum dots for cyber-security and machine learning. 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.