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Jun 12
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09:15 - 09:20 5 mins
Keynotes
Chairperson’s opening remarks
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
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Why has DevOps become the foundation for cloud native computing?
  • Exploring the inherent link between cloud technology and the DevOps methodology  
  • How have agile working methods enabled the growing trend to containerise applications?
  • Unearthing the benefits of continuous deployment and improvements
  • Bringing IT infrastructure closer to your business needs
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
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Identifying the most important enablers for your business’ digital transformation
  • Prioritising which steps you need to take first on your digital journey
  • Viewing your cloud infrastructure as the linchpin for your digital transformation
  • How can you ensure that you IT infrastructure can scale in line with your business' success?
  • Harnessing the power your data
  • Creating the right culture and agile team practices
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
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The Big Debate!
  • Andrzej Czerwinski - Head of Digital Platform Engineering, British Gas

Two expert speakers will take to the stage to argue for and against the following motion:

“There’s no such thing as No Ops”

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this debate by both sides are not necessarily the views held by those participating or the institutions they represent.

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
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The C-Suite perspective: Understanding the evolving role and considerations for enterprise CIOs and CTOs in 2019
  • Mansoor Hanif - CTO, Ofcom
  • Finbarr Joy - Group CTO, Superbet

A selection of industry leaders will join the panel to answer the most pressing questions for them in 2019 including:

  • What is top of your ‘to-do’ list in 2019?
  • What do you anticipate being the key hurdles to overcome in the coming year and how to you plan to address these?
  • Which internal project or development in the industry excites you the most?
  • Where are the next steps for your team on their DevOps journey?
11:00 - 11:45 45 mins
Networking and refreshments break
11:45 - 11:50 5 mins
Day 1 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Chairperson’s remarks
11:45 - 11:50 5 mins
Day 1 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
Chairperson’s remarks
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
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Day 1 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
How can enterprises emulate the rapid scalability of “born in cloud” companies by utilizing containers?
  • Steven Thwaits - Director Solution Engineering EMEA, Docker
  • Benefits of containers
  • Stressing the importance of containers in a cloud environment to smooth out your transition from legacy
  • Considerations when containerising more complex applications
  • Are all applications suitable to be deployed in containers?
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
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Day 1 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
Defining DevOps and moulding the methodology to suit your business needs

This overview presentation will help shape and contextualise the upcoming discussions on DevOps over the two days of the conference. The session will address the fundamental question of what really is DevOps and how should you look to implement DevOps depending on your business’ individual characteristics?

12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
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Day 1 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
An introduction to Kubernetes: Navigating the complexities to unlock true business value
  • Why do you need orchestration?
  • How does Kubernetes work?
  • What problems will it solve for your business?
  • Examining the drivers that have established Kubernetes as the leading orchestration tool
  • How ‘enterprise ready’ is Kubernetes? What support is available to assist enterprise adoption? 
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Day 1 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
JP Morgan case study: Addressing immediate DevOps challenges on a small scale and across the wider firm
  • Kenny McLeish - Head of Equity Tech, JP Morgan
  • Danny Myers - Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase

This case study will be built on two pillars of focus. Initially, the presentation will examine how JP Morgan successfully integrated DevOps into their equity technology team’ workflows, taking a pragmatic approach with regards to what aspects of the implementation were in the team’s sphere of influence and control. The emphasis will then evolve to take a closer look at how the business is endeavouring to introduce DevOps at scale in such a sizeable organisation.

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
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Day 1 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
Building a DevOps culture beyond the IT team
  • Jiahi Zhou - Lead Consultant Specialist (DevOps), HSBC Global Banking and Markets
  • Federico Olivieri - Network Automation Engineer, Ticketmaster
  • Educating the wider workforce as to how DevOps works and the benefits the business will see from the methodology
  • How important is it to set and manage the expectations of application end users?
  • Evolving the role of IT infrastructure as central to moving your business forward, as opposed just an instrument to help employees execute their day to day tasks
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
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Day 1 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Co-op case study: Transitioning to Azure and away from monolithic applications
  • Michaela Kurkiewicz - Head of Digital Technology Operations, Co-op

As the Co-op has embarked on its digital transformation, pragmatic decision making has been key to overhauling its old IT systems and infrastructure. This presentation will outline some of the key challenges and considerations taken during this process, including adopting a serverless framework, and identifying which applications are best suited to transfer across to Azure and which applications should be rebuilt from the ground up in cloud-native formats.

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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Day 1 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Understanding the container management platform market
  • Roy Illsley - Distinguished Analyst, Ovum
  • Why do you need a container management platform or service? What is the difference between the two offerings?
  • Value proposition of using a container management system as opposed to orchestrating yourself with Kubernetes?
  • Looking beyond Kubernetes
  • Challenges of managing cloud native
14:00 - 14:35 35 mins
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Day 1 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
Putting the classic mistakes of cloud computing and implementing DevOps into Room 101
  • Mark Howell - Head of DevOps, Lloyds Banking Group

This fun and interactive session will see a selection of experts in the space gather to nominate the mistakes, misconceptions, and bad practices of so called DevOps practitioners that they would like to see confined to technology history. Then, the audience will be asked to vote for what goes in, and what doesn’t.

14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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Day 1 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Enabling a smooth digital transformation: IP Strategies in the Cloud
  • Kim Gagné - Executive Director, European Cloud Alliance

Many industries are going through a digital transformation with open source software changing the way businesses and developers think about and do innovation. Cloud computing is also increasing security, flexibility and reliability of IT systems. However, while businesses are generally aware of the importance of security, intellectual property remains an overlooked area. Businesses and developers often are not aware of the relevant IP trends in the tech world, especially in a global context. This presentation will review important changes in the cloud computing patent landscape that must be considered by businesses and developers to secure a smooth digital transformation.

14:35 - 14:55 20 mins
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Day 1 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
RBS case study: A unique digital transformation
  • John Pillar - CTO - Digital Ventures & Innovation, RBS
  • Identifying key business threats and designing responses to these
  • Taking a cloud native approach to digital transformation with the launch of affiliate fintech subsidiaries
  • How has RBS looked to utilising AI and Machine learning?
  • Using 'readymade' cloud native solutions to integrate into the bank's wider IT network
  • Avoiding legacy to cloud pitfalls
  • Leading the business needs of the bank through a digital approach
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
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Day 1 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
To what extent is becoming fully cloud native a realistic target for larger enterprises?
  • Alexander Alten-Lorenz - Chief Architect, Digital Platform and Technology, E.ON
  • Chris Darriet-Jones - Lead Cloud Architect, Sky
  • Moderator Michael Azoff - Distinguished Analyst, Ovum
  • Is there enough of a benefit for to justify the investment for large organisations?
  • Success stories from large enterprises looking to go cloud native
  • What is the optimal approach for most large enterprises looking to leverage the benefits of cloud native processes?
  • Assessing the benefits of a hybrid cloud approach
14:55 - 15:30 35 mins
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Day 1 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
Does a resistance to change jeopardise your DevOps implementation?
  • Lee Sexton - Head of DevOps, Thomas Cook Group
  • Chris Suter - Lead Cloud Architect, NHS Business Services Authority
  • Jim Davies - Head of DevOps, Moneysupermarket Group
  • To what extent are development and operations teams reluctant to change?
  • Identifying where the reluctance to embrace change and DevOps more specifically stems from
  • What steps should you take to expediate your DevOps journey?
  • Driving behavioural and mindset change
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
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Day 1 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Realising the renewed importance of metrics and monitoring: Ensuring your microservices are working correctly
  • Adjusting your monitoring approach to suit a microservices based infrastructure
  • How can you look to maintain control over larger dispersed microservices?
  • Preparing for increased elasticity
  • Why should you develop your monitoring strategies with DevOps fundamentally integrated?
  • Exploring microservice monitoring best practice  
15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Networking refreshments break
16:15 - 16:20 5 mins
Automation, new cloud technologies and managing your data
Chairperson’s remarks
16:15 - 16:20 5 mins
Integrating security into your cloud applications and DevOps processes
Chairperson’s remarks
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
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Automation, new cloud technologies and managing your data
Optimising and automating your cloud-based applications
  • Identifying the best suited applications for your business to be automate
  • How much benefit is there to gain from automation?
  • Which areas should you consider when defining your automation strategy?
  • Unlocking opportunities to free up DevOps teams to tackle more strategic tasks
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
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Integrating security into your cloud applications and DevOps processes
Back to basics on building and maintaining security integrity for cloud first companies
  • Edward Tucker - Co-Founder, Human Firewall

How well do you really know cyber security and how to secure your applications in the cloud? This presentation will look back to the basics of cyber security, ensuring you have laid the foundations to build more sophisticated security measures to protect your data. 

  • Where are organisations failing today?
  • How do enterprises need to adjust their approach to security in an agile world?
  • Knowing your data
  • Initiating change and bolstering security in your business
16:40 - 17:00 20 mins
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Automation, new cloud technologies and managing your data
Is your businesses data strategy robust enough to facilitate future growth?
  • Appreciating the ever-growing importance and value of your data
  • Keeping security in mind when developing your data strategy
  • Data mining: How can you identify and capitalise on your most valuable sources of data?
  • What role can third parties play to unlock the value of your data?
  • Public cloud, private cloud or on-site servers: Are certain data sets more suited to certain storage solutions?
16:40 - 17:00 20 mins
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Integrating security into your cloud applications and DevOps processes
DevSecOps: The need for collective ownership of security in the cloud
  • Mark Howell - Head of DevOps, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Integrating security into your DevOps strategy
  • Who needs to take primary responsibility for security?
  • Is there an argument that DevSecOps should set the standard for all DevOps teams or is it just another buzzword?
  • To what extant are new and fast-growing companies scaling their IT unfractured with security in mind? Do they risk becoming victims of their own success?
17:00 - 17:20 20 mins
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Automation, new cloud technologies and managing your data
Ticketmaster case study: Network as Code
  • Federico Olivieri - Network Automation Engineer, Ticketmaster
  • How the concept of network is shifting from bare metal to software and automation
  • GIT: How source control can be applied on an entire infrastructure and help with security compliance for network configuration.
  • Continuous integration and delivery: Creating a pipeline to help to deploy network configuration, apply compliance policies and reduce configuration’s human errors.
  • Automation: Enforcing standards and maintaining up to date configurations amongst hundreds of multivendor network devices. 
  • Zero touch CLI: How to enforce a source control approach in a Network Team
17:00 - 17:20 20 mins
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Integrating security into your cloud applications and DevOps processes
Considering the added complexities of securing your data in the cloud & reducing your security debt
  • Best approaches for protecting your data against the increased rate and sophistication of cyber attacks
  • How should you look to secure your containers?
  • Continuous deployment and improvement: The pros and cons from a security perspective
  • To what extent has there been an underinvestment in security by enterprises to date?
  • Identifying your security debt and sizing up your vulnerabilities
  • Analysing the benefits of distributing your data between public and private clouds
17:20 - 17:40 20 mins
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Automation, new cloud technologies and managing your data
Holiday Extras Case Study: Employing Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine to develop models in production
  • Rebecca Vickery - Data Scientist, Holiday Extras

This presentation will look at how the data science team at Holiday Extras are using Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine to develop models in production. The discussion will explore how using Google Cloud machine learning tools can help to democratise data science at scale by allowing data scientists to put models into production independently. In addition, there will be a focus on how the team overcame challenges when implementing the technology to successfully launch the company’s first operational machine learning model.

17:20 - 17:40 20 mins
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Integrating security into your cloud applications and DevOps processes
Another storm on the horizon: Striking the right balance between digital transformation and digital ethics, and preparing for the next wave of regulation?
  • Bill Mew - CEO, The Crisis Team
  • Striking the right balance between digital transformation and digital ethics:
    • Following the tech revolution and the tech backlash, what comes next?
    • How can we ensure that rules and regulations provide meaningful protection, while maximising economic and social value?
  • Preparing for the next wave of regulation:
    • What is the ePrivacy Regulation? What do enterprises need to do to prepare for it?
    • Why has ePrivacy Regulation attracted far less attention than GDPR? And to what extent were we really ready for them both?
17:40 - 17:45 5 mins
Close of conference Day 1
Showing of Streams
11:00 - 11:45

Networking and refreshments break

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

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15:30 - 16:15

Networking refreshments break

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17:40 - 17:45
Close of conference Day 1

Close of conference Day 1

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