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THE HIGHLIGHTS


What you missed today, and what to be excited about tomorrow at TechXLR8, LTW's Headline Expo for 2018. 

Catch up on the live stream from Day 2 of Cloud & DevOps World. Featuring walk-throughs of the show floor, and full sessions from the LTW Headline Stage speakers.

Catch up with the latest live stream here.

TechXLR8 Headliners


Today's edition saw a new round of Headliners take to the stage to discuss their latest innovations and opinions, including:


  • Ambarish Mitra, CEO & Co-Founder, Blippar
  • Colin Rhys, VP Middle East & Asia, Virgin Hyperloop One
  • Michael Wignall, UK CTO, Microsoft
  • Neil Seibre, Chief Research Information Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • James Bruegger, Managing Partner, Seraphim
  • Jimmy Wales, Co-Founder, Wikipedia

Recruit, Train & Retain: Key Takeaways From Cloud & DevOps World


Across the last two days of Cloud & DevOps world and the wider TechXLR8 expo, we've seen a hunger for information around the skills gaps in businesses and the Cloud & DevOps industry, and how to tailor your approach in the way you recruit, train and retain staff. How do you load your staff with the knowledge of new and upcoming technologies whilst still being able to operate with legacy technology?


The Cloud & DevOps World Theatres

What is DevOps?

This discussion explored the role of DevOps and the transition to scaling up your team as well as debating the road map to overcoming barriers, how do to finance DevOps and square it with your IT budget. Featuring speakers:

  • Kelly Francis - Innovation Manager, Belron
  • Nick Kampa - Senior Service Manager/ Online Technology Group, BBC
  • Miro Sommer - DevOps Engineer, Hiscox UK
  • Yaniv Yehuda - Co-Founder & CTO, DBMaestro
  • Ashish Kuthiala - Director, Product Marketing & Sales Enablement, Gitlab
Moving to and being part of the cloud

Exploring business transformation and challenges behind moving away from monolithic apps: people, processes, tools & security


  • Michael Azoff - Principal Analyst, Ovum
  • Matthew Lewis - Chief Architect, DVLA
  • Dinesh Mangaru - Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead & Head of IT for EMEA, British American Tobacco
  • James Tomkins - Chief Architect, MetOffice
  • Dhananjay Tripathi - Senior Enterprise Architect, Strategy and Architecture, Bupa UK
Waterfall – Agile – DevOps – No Ops

Our panellists discussed the role of space tech and AI in identifying the changes we need to make to improve lives around the world, how perceptions have been changed through earth observation, how can data from space help shape smart cities and smart mobility and the role of satellites in the future of connectivity


  • Andrew Burbidge - IT Development Manager, The IET
  • Danny Myers - Head of Equities Production Management, JPMorgan Asset Management
  • Sean Hederman - Head of DevOps, Direct Line Group
  • Mark Howell - DevOps Lead, Engineering Transformation, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Tom Austin - Technical Engineer, Redgate
  • Nigel Kerston - Chief Technical Strategist, Puppet