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09:15 10:15 (60 mins)

Main agenda

TechXLR8 Keynotes

All TechXLR8 events join together for our show headliners

10:55 11:00 (5 mins)

Main agenda

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Tim Jennings, Chief Research Officer, Ovum

11:00 11:20 (20 mins)

Main agenda

HSBC Case Study: Moving at Pace in a Heavily Regulated Industry – If we can do it, so can you!

  • Digital transformation is hard. Forming a digital strategy that keeps you innovative, agile and secure
  • Hybrid IT: Managing internal, external, public and private clouds 
  • Agile Oil Tankers! How large enterprises are pushing the boundaries of DevOps
  • Securing Everything! Ensuring protection against DDoS, DoS and internal threats
  • Dave O'Brien, Global Head of IT Operations Digital, HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management
  • Yuri Misnik, Global Head of Digital IT, Digital CIO, HSBC

11:20 11:50 (30 mins)

Main agenda

Panel Discussion: Key Considerations for Designing your Cloud Computing System

  • Today Cloud: Hybrid IT as your starting point? 
  • Which cloud provider to choose? So many options, so little time!
  • Cost considerations: Cloud solutions tailored to the size and needs of your business 
  • Understanding the role of hyper-converged infrastructure - Migration: How’s it done?
  • Charles Ewen, CIO , MetOffice
  • Steven Woodward, Senior Architect - Office to the CTO, AstraZeneca
  • Jacob Abboud, CIO, Allianz
  • Alexander Lorke, Digital Portfolio IT Director, Royal Mail

11:50 12:10 (20 mins)

Main agenda

Reducing Costs, Improving Customer Experience and Increasing Flexibility in the Cloud

  • Continuous integration, agile and DevOps to improve the customer experience
  • Cost saving associated with an agile business: Save costs – drive innovation 
  • Exploring the flexibility and scalability offered by new cloud computing solutions

12:10 12:15 (5 mins)

Security

Chair's Opening Remarks

12:15 12:35 (20 mins)

Security

Handling an IoT security incident and why end-point security should be an imperative for enterprises regardless of industry

  • How confident an organisation can be when it comes to end-point security
  • Where are the gaps within IoT security incident procedures?
  • Suggested topic, Reserved for Stream Sponsor 


12:35 13:05 (30 mins)

Security

Panel: Mapping out the risk landscape of interconnected intelligent devices within industrial industries.

  • The challenges within managing production and supply networks and the opportunities for cyber criminals
  • Adjusting traditional security procedures and embracing new ones within supply chain?  
  • Working closer with business partners to strengthen cyber security management

13:05 13:25 (20 mins)

Security

Preventing hacktivists from interfering with critical transportation systems and infrastructure.

  • How TFL prevents cybercrimes and minimising device vulnerability within its network
  • Considering the IoT when designing and protecting the complex transportation networks
  • Case studies on creating resilience and handling cybersecurity issues

Speaker: Michele Hanson, CISO, Transport for London

13:25 14:15 (50 mins)

Security

Lunch

14:15 14:35 (20 mins)

Security

Cybersecurity resilient IoT automated building management systems?

  • Design-Build-Protect approach or how to integrate a resilient IoT cybersecurity system from the start
  • From smoke alerts, to smart thermostats, lighting and access control systems – what is the type of cybersecurity in place and where are the treads
  • Infrastructure damage consequences

14:35 15:05 (30 mins)

Security

Panel Discussion: IoT Security Survival Guide: Hackers’ favourite IoT device vulnerability

  • Cyber threads for 2017 and beyond
  • What did we learn from all the device hacks so far?
  • How do we keep safe over 20 billion connected devices between now and 2020?

15:05 15:25 (20 mins)

Security

Contactless transactions, mPOS, Vendor Merchant transactions and anything in between – data security

  • Implications of invisible payments
  • Lack of standardization

15:25 15:55 (30 mins)

Security

Panel Discussion: IoT standards addressing interoperability, legislation and security protocols

  • Uncertainty and doubts around IoT security standards
  • Reviewing and improving current security protocols to mitigate threads
  • Current EU regulation, what can we learn

12:10 13:10 (60 mins)

Future Cloud Technologies

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • David O'Dwyer, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

12:15 12:35 (20 mins)

Future Cloud Technologies

AstraZeneca Case Study: Containers and Kubernetes to Support our Large Scale Genomics Initiative

  • Technology is moving quickly, if you aren’t already using containers, you need to start! 
  • Challenges of working in a heavily regulated environment – using synthetically generated data! 
  • How do you do distributed computing using Kubernetes and Docker 
  • Do’s and don’ts of using Containers!
  • Hariprasad Radhakrishnan, Associate Architect, Data & Analytics, AstraZeneca

12:35 13:05 (30 mins)

Future Cloud Technologies

Panel Discussion: Are Containers the Only Option for Keeping Pace in the Endless Tech Arms Race?

  • Containers are here to stay, if you don’t have them in your road map, you’ll fall behind – agree or disagree? 
  • Who’s already invested in containers… and who hasn’t…? Are there any industries that won’t benefit from containerisation? 
  • What other options are there? Can any other technologies deliver the scale, speed and portability of containers?
  • How long do I have? When can we expect container world domination? 
  • Matt Barker, Managing Director, Jetstack
  • Guy Templeton, Software Engineer, Skyscanner
  • Ian Miell, Author, Docker in Practice
  • Ed Robinson, Devops Engineer, Reevoo

13:05 13:25 (20 mins)

Future Cloud Technologies

More Than Just Hype: Why containers have business backing!

  • Key business benefits: How can containerization transform your business? 
  • How can I leverage my current infrastructure investments and still use containers? 
  • Speed and Scalability: How containers can help you keep pace with your increasing digital demands

13:25 14:15 (50 mins)

Future Cloud Technologies

Lunch

14:15 14:35 (20 mins)

Future Cloud Technologies

Why Monitoring and Troubleshooting Containers can be Impractical and Almost Impossible! The light at the end of the tunnel…

  • THE FACTS: Containers require more monitoring
  •  I want to do this efficiently! Analyses of current solutions available 
  • Visualising problems, predicting outcomes and preventing failures 
  • Monitoring solutions for cloud native environments
  • How can you monitor many Microservices at once?

14:35 14:55 (20 mins)

Future Cloud Technologies

Order! Order!... Developing Standards for Containers

  • Standards to give container development some direction
  • What’s being done, by who? Investigating the work of the Open Container Initiative
  •  What does the framework for container standards look like? 
  • Timelines: When can we expect to see a full set of container standards?

14:55 15:15 (20 mins)

Future Cloud Technologies

Case Study: Kubernetes to improve business scalability and processes

  •  Kubernetes for high traffic micro-services 
  • Getting Kubernetes ready for production: continuous integration and monitoring  
  • Identifying problems faster 
  • What’s next? Experimenting with hybrid cloud
  • Michele Orsi, Software Architect, lastminute.com

15:15 15:45 (30 mins)

Future Cloud Technologies

Panel Discussion: What will the Container Landscape Look Like in 5 Years’ Time?

  • How are containers going to be used? For which applications? In which industries?
  • Further developments, key technologies and new emerging technologies 
  • The next wave of innovation: What other technologies should we be keeping our eyes on? 
  • Adrian James, Technical Director, Worldline Global
  • Alex Ellis, Principal Application Developer, ADP
  • Sebastien Goasguen, Author, Docker Cookbook

12:10 12:15 (5 mins)

DevOps

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Michael Azoff, Principle Analyst, Ovum

12:15 12:35 (20 mins)

DevOps

The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation

  • DevOps is the engine for digital transformation! 
  • What can you achieve with a successful DevOps culture?
  • Different DevOps strategies for different businesses
  • Rodrigo Campos, Manager, Production Engineering , Facebook

12:35 12:55 (20 mins)

DevOps

Why Should I Adopt DevOps and Agile/Lean Principles? Where should I start?

  • Case Studies: What have DevOps practices helped other achieve? 
  • It’s all about the people! Culture is key! 
  • Tools to aid DevOps adoption
  • What ROI can I expect?
  • Mandi Walls, Technical Community Manager, EMEA, Chef

12:55 13:55 (60 mins)

DevOps

DevOpsChat LIVE: Celebrating one year of #DevOpsChat

Join us for the first simultaneous live and virtual debate about the key themes that have emerged from a year of DevOps Twitter Chats:- The need for motivated, skilled and autonomous teams- The technical enablers for DevOps- The practices and techniques that support a DevOps approach DevOps chat continues into lunch online…Follow us #DevOpsChat

13:15 14:15 (60 mins)

DevOps

Lunch

14:15 14:35 (20 mins)

DevOps

Empowerment and Collaboration to Achieve an Agile/DevOps Culture

  • Defining your purpose: What are you looking to achieve? 
  • People are your most important tool! 
  • Driving collaboration within the workforce
  • Physiological safety: No blame when things go wrong
  • Increasing happiness, increasing quality 
  • Ryan Bryers, CTO , Worldline
  • David Daly, Deal Assurance Manager, Worldline Global

14:35 15:05 (30 mins)

DevOps

Panel Discussion: Achieving the Collaboration Culture That Will Drive DevOps/Agile

  • Everyone must be involved: Getting buy in from across the business 
  • Supporting and empowering employees to drive innovation
  • Eliminating fear: Failure is a part of innovation!
  • Continual experimentation and continual learning
  • Claudio Viola, Software Engineer, Contract
  • Peter Svensson, Agile Development Lead, Transport for London
  • Dan McFall, VP of Mobility Solutions , Mobile Labs

15:05 15:25 (20 mins)

DevOps

Case Study: Innovation Inside your DevOps Team

  • Spreading an innovation culture through your team and across the business 
  • Developing a method for innovation and finding time for creativity 
  • Hackathons, PoCs and prototypes to develop new consumer services 
  • Demos: Showcasing what we’ve achieved 
  • Kelly Francis, Innovation Manager, Belron

15:25 15:45 (20 mins)

DevOps

HumanOps: Preventing Occupational Burnout

  • No robots work here! Machines can work at maximum efficiency but humans can’t!
  • Causes and symptoms of burnout and how it can be avoided 
  • Automation and other ways we can rely on technology to take the strain 
  • Ensuring a working culture that protects your employees from burnout

15:45 16:15 (30 mins)

DevOps

DevOps War Stories - Open Fishbowl Session

Have you experienced a war story between devs and ops, between management and engineers, between teams themselves? Feel free to just share this painful experience (we promise you are not the only one!) and any take-aways and learnings!

The rules are simple: 5 chairs – 1 needs to be always unoccupied. 4 attendees occupy 4 chairs and discuss their war stories. At any point, a member of the audience can contribute or ask a question, but he/she needs to occupy the 5th chair. To now have a chair empty, 1 of the other attendees need voluntarily make his/her seat available. This goes on and on and on

  • Peter Svensson, Agile Development Lead, Transport for London
  • James Wilkinson, Software Engineer, British Airways

12:10 12:15 (5 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Richard Self, Research Fellow , Derby University

12:15 13:15 (60 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

Leveraging the Cloud to Deliver Applications Quicker and Cheaper

  • How is the cloud evolving? Which innovations do you need to capitalise on?
  • Understanding how the cloud works when you have come from a managed services background 
  • Which cloud provider makes it the easiest to adopt cloud- Leveraging services so we don’t have to invent the wheel
  • New ways of working IaaS and PaaS and other technologies 
  • Simon Tarry, Director of Engineering Strategy , Ticketmaster

12:35 13:05 (30 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

Panel Discussion: Why are People Delaying Moving to the Cloud? Dispelling the myth that the cloud isn’t secure and other concerns!

  • Reality: The cloud is more secure than most bespoke on prem systems
  • Understanding the security related concerns some business have
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery in the cloud
  • Proving that the cloud is a robust as what you’d build yourselves
  • Chunming Rong, Chair, IEEE Cloud Computing
  • Darragh Kennedy, Head of Cloud Services, Lonely Planet
  • Nick Ioannou, Head of IT , Ratcliffe Groves Partnership
  • Paul Houghton, Technology Delivery Manager, NHS Choices

13:05 13:25 (20 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

How Hybrid Cloud Accelerates Digital Transformation

For most companies digital transformation involves overcoming the challenge of integrating legacy and digital environments. This typically involves a hybrid cloud solution of some sort, but striking the right balance is crucial. What is the right strategy for business going through this process? Furthermore, any new systems that are put in place need to integrate seamlessly with old and complex legacy infrastructure.

Key takeaways

  • Understanding the benefits of a parallel approach to IT development and infrastructure as well as the role of a digital platform
  • Overcoming the challenge of restructuring and consolidating your current IT infrastructure to make it cloud-ready
  • Example use cases of parallel running benefits in reduced IT run costs and increased agility

13:25 14:15 (50 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

Lunch

14:15 14:35 (20 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

Case Study: Not Moving to the Cloud, Becoming Part of the Cloud

  • The Met Office story: Using leading cloud technology to drive business transformation 
  • Understanding the complexities of the cloud and how this drives migration strategy 
  • Moving too quickly? Is working in the cloud always the best option?
  • The importance of strategic partnerships
  • Charles Ewen, CIO , MetOffice

14:35 15:05 (30 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

Panel Discussion: Getting the most out of your cloud provider: Negotiating SLA’s and Ensuring ROI

  • Choosing a cloud provider/moving to a new cloud provider: What to look for? 
  • Understanding how your data is stored and managed 
  • What power do small businesses have? Can they negotiate with cloud providers or are they stuck with bog standard terms?

15:05 15:25 (20 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

Royal Mail Case Study: Using the Cloud to Digitally Reinvent your Business

  • Transforming a very traditional business into an agile digital enterprise 
  • How to balance a digital agenda with traditional risk and governance processes 
  • Agile and DevOps at scale 
  • Creating digital product labs and pure-play digital products that enhance your business 
  • Alexander Lorke, Digital Portfolio IT Director, Royal Mail

15:25 15:45 (20 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

Hybrid Cloud: Best of both worlds?

  • Delivering greater flexibility and more data deployment options with Hybrid Cloud
  • What applications should we put in the cloud vs. on prem? 
  • Managing and visualising data in the hybrid cloud 
  • Using hybrid cloud architecture of effectively scale applications

15:45 16:15 (30 mins)

Cloud and Business Transformation

Panel Discussion: Cloud Management: Private Cloud, Public Cloud or Bare Metal?

  • Deciding which applications will run best in the cloud vs. on prem?
  • Costs management across multiple cloud environments 
  • Managing a multicloud environment and visualising your cloud platforms 
  • Security concerns and threat detection
  • Richard Croucher, VP Specialised Infrastructure, Barclays
  • Alex Hooper, Head of Operations, BMJ