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.
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.
Jujhar is currently Global head of DevSecOps for The Economist, spending his first year bringing them from chaos to stability and now focusing on evolving to maturity and innovation. His previous role was bringing cloud to John Lewis where they went from 100% on Prem to multiple projects on Google Cloud Kubernetes within two years.
Jujhar has been working in IT since he was 16 years old and went from desktop support, server support, DBA and software support to IT manager.Then in 2010 he changed careers and became a full time software engineer and has been cutting code ever since. He’s a passionate believer in people over technology and spends a lot of time teaching and mentoring, especially women in DevOps. He has two young children and in his spare time teaches classical Sikh music and Yoga.
Nigel Kersten, Field CTO at Puppet, leads a team of engineers to build greater knowledge around how customers around the world are using Puppet to ensure the company is building pragmatic products for current and future customers. In addition, his team focuses on building out service strategies and finding new opportunities and geographies to expand Puppet’s commercial footprint.
Nigel brings a worldwide perspective to the challenges some of the biggest companies on the plant have with infrastructure automation, continuous deployment, compliance and DevOps. Nigel has served in a range of executive roles at Puppet across product and engineering over the last 9 years and came to Puppet from the Google SRE organisation, where he was responsible for one of the largest Puppet deployments in the world.
Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing and Delta. 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.