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Jun 13
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09:15 - 09:20
Chairperson’s Opening remarks

Chairperson’s Opening remarks

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09:20 - 09:40

Clash of the cloud computing titans: Weighing up the pros and cons of AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure

Answering the big question… Who is best? 

Well, perhaps we won’t be able to end the debate once and for all! However, this session will provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the pros and cons of the offerings from each of the ‘Big 3’ cloud service providers, depending on your business’ individual needs. 

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09:40 - 10:10
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A look into the crystal ball: What will be the typical composition of an IT department in 5 years’ time?

  • Will DevOps be the norm or will a new approach to application development and operation come to the forefront?
  • How great of an impact will AI and machine learning had on enterprises?  
  • Do we expect quantum computing to be playing a more mainstream role?
  • Predictions for the challenges IT departments will be facing in 2024
  • Sarah Lucas - Head of Delivery – Global Technology, William Hill
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10:10 - 10:40

Which future cloud technologies are top of developer’s wish lists?

Calling all vendors, you do not want to miss this! This session may well help formulate your next top developer solution. Three senior developers will take to the stage to outline their top needs, frustrations and priorities to form their ultimate solution wish list. 

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10:40 - 11:00

Strategies to help management realise the potential ROI from investing in cloud solutions

  • Translating technical advancements into tangible business benefits
  • Determining your digital priorities based on your businesses most pressing needs
  • Disseminating your message through the business How can you measure the success of a digital transformation?
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11:00 - 11:45

Networking and refreshments break

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Showing of Streams
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

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Showing of Streams
15:15 - 16:00

Networking refreshments break

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16:50 - 16:55
Close of Conference

Close of Conference

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09:15 - 09:20 5 mins
Chairperson’s Opening remarks
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Info
Clash of the cloud computing titans: Weighing up the pros and cons of AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure

Answering the big question… Who is best? 

Well, perhaps we won’t be able to end the debate once and for all! However, this session will provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the pros and cons of the offerings from each of the ‘Big 3’ cloud service providers, depending on your business’ individual needs. 

09:40 - 10:10 30 mins
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A look into the crystal ball: What will be the typical composition of an IT department in 5 years’ time?
  • Sarah Lucas - Head of Delivery – Global Technology, William Hill
  • Will DevOps be the norm or will a new approach to application development and operation come to the forefront?
  • How great of an impact will AI and machine learning had on enterprises?  
  • Do we expect quantum computing to be playing a more mainstream role?
  • Predictions for the challenges IT departments will be facing in 2024
10:10 - 10:40 30 mins
Info
Which future cloud technologies are top of developer’s wish lists?

Calling all vendors, you do not want to miss this! This session may well help formulate your next top developer solution. Three senior developers will take to the stage to outline their top needs, frustrations and priorities to form their ultimate solution wish list. 

10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
Info
Strategies to help management realise the potential ROI from investing in cloud solutions
  • Translating technical advancements into tangible business benefits
  • Determining your digital priorities based on your businesses most pressing needs
  • Disseminating your message through the business How can you measure the success of a digital transformation?
11:00 - 11:45 45 mins
Networking and refreshments break
11:45 - 11:50 5 mins
Day 2 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Chairperson’s remarks
11:45 - 11:50 5 mins
Day 2 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
Chairperson’s remarks
11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
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Day 2 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Addressing the challenge of transforming your legacy applications into cloud native formats
  • Yuan Shao - Senior Manager, Software Customisation and Engineering, Canon Europe
  • Taking a gradual application by application approach to moving workloads to the cloud
  • How can you navigate and identify the right combination of cloud services to facilitate your successful cloud migration?
  • How do you avoid the common pitfalls of transitioning legacy applications into cloud native formats?
  • Engaging and upskilling your team to be comfortable taking on the new challenges of cloud
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
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Day 2 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
AstraZeneca case study: Disseminating DevOps processes throughout a large enterprise

In a large organisation there are inherently more variables and obstacles to change. This case study will examine how AstraZeneca looked to overcome these when introducing DevOps to the business. Simplicity was key to success, as the AstraZeneca ensured that the lines of communication were opened between teams across the business and remained open from thereafter. The talk will also examine how a repeatable blueprint was formulated to implement DevOps across the organisation from the initial adoption of the methodology in their innovation technology team.  

12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
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Day 2 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
What will DevOps evolve into?
  • Andrew Burbidge - IT Development Manager, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Analysing the concept of No Ops for enterprises
  • Is DevOps destined to naturally develop, building off the principles of continuous improvement?
  • Should we expect working methodologies to adapt in line with new technologies?
  • A closer look at the possibility of the end of separate development and operations teams
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
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Day 2 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Conducting your symphony: How to maximise the power of your containerised applications with orchestration tools
  • Why do you need orchestration?
  • What’s the difference between orchestration and automation?
  • Use cases for orchestration  
  • Unlocking benefits for the IT team and the wider business
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
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Day 2 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Microservices Architecture in the Real World
  • Mason Jones - Senior Staff Infrastructure Engineer, Credit Karma

Once you decide to adopt a microservices architecture, you'll face many more decisions and questions. Among them are some core areas that this session will cover, based on the experiences from making this shift at Credit Karma. Over the past two years, Credit Karma has gone from zero to nearly 100 microservices, supporting over 300 engineers while serving our more than 80 million members. The talk will dive into detail about routing (how does service A find and call service B?), management (how do you handle hundreds of containers?), observability (how do you know what's going on out there?), and experience (how do your developers deal with these services?), while also touching on the cultural and organizational impact that you can't avoid. Audience members will come away having heard about solutions, pitfalls, and practical examples that have worked in the real world at scale.

12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
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Day 2 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
Metropolitan Police case study: Designing your DevOps strategy
  • Andrew Hardie - DevOps Strategy Architect, Metropolitan Police

As the Metropolitan Police look to embrace cloud and DevOps, this case study will scrutinise some of the key considerations taken when designing the organisation’s strategy for implementation. This should be a particularly pertinent presentation for any business mid-way through a DevOps journey.

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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Day 2 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
Pragmatic management of legacy systems alongside your new developments
  • Ryan Bryers - CTO , CarFinance 247

Although enterprises are continuing to focus on the future and capitalising on the capabilities of cloud computing, there is no ignoring that your legacy systems cannot be overhauled overnight and will still play a pivotal role to your business’s needs. This session will explore how enterprises are looking to strike a balance between developing new and more powerful applications alongside their existing legacy systems and address the added complexities of how to run monolithic tools in a cloud environment.

14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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Day 2 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
It’s about the journey, not the destination: Benchmarking for continuous delivery improvement
  • Finbarr Joy - Group CTO, Superbet
  • Many teams now claim DevOps maturity, but what are the benchmarks?
  • Debunking the myth that by moving to the cloud you are implicitly working in a DevOps manner
  • A roadmap for DevOps/ Cloud maturity: Where do you start, and what should you be aiming for?
14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
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Day 2 Scaling your business and transitioning from legacy to cloud native
How can you deliver predictability and reasonable forecasting for your PAYG cloud costs?
  • Matthew Ainslie - Director of DevOps and Cloud Engineering, PAREXEL
  • How much of a benefit does scaling on demand offer for enterprises?
  • Building thorough financial models, including seasonal fluctuations, to assess the cost of scaling your applications?
  • Leveraging your data with ever more sophisticated analytics to improve the predictability of your PAYG cloud expenditure  
  • Reviewing costs and plans for cloud consumption on a regular basis
14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
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Day 2 Journey from initial adoption of DevOps to full implementation
Building thorough testing procedures into your DevOps processes
  • Anthony Dubuissez - Head of DevOps, Farmdrop
  • Yuan Shao - Senior Manager, Software Customisation and Engineering, Canon Europe
  • Is the importance of testing being overlooked in the drive for digital transformation?
  • Integrating testing into your cloud environment
  • With the increased complexity of load testing on the cloud, how can enterprises look to automate this?
  • Examine how crucial adequate testing procedures are to facilitate continuous deployment
14:50 - 14:55 5 mins
Optimal cloud structures
Chairperson’s remarks
14:50 - 14:55 5 mins
Educating and reskilling the workforce
Chairperson’s remarks
14:55 - 15:15 20 mins
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Optimal cloud structures
Make your existing solution tastier with serverless salt

Many teams have identified serverless as a potentially better fit than microservices to improve the efficiency of their existing solutions, as it is incremental, flexible and does not necessarily require structural modifications.
Bonitasoft decided to confirm these thoughts trying to integrate serverless into their business application platform. In this talk, Bonitasoft will share their positive journey and demonstrate how serverless can be a great start for teams with the objective of ramping-up one step at a time on the cloud in general.

  • A brief Introduction to serverless (pros, cons, ecosystem)
  • Learn how to leverage serverless with a non-cloud native solution
  • How can serverless can help your transition to cloud architecture?
14:55 - 15:15 20 mins
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Educating and reskilling the workforce
Centrica case study: DevOps as cuckoo’s egg: turning your organisation teal
  • Chris Patten - DevOps Transformation Lead, Centrica
  • Taking a step away from job titles, grades and departments
  • Changing the organisation without budget or permission
  • Moving towards a ‘teal’ culture
  • Fighting back against the in-built traditions of a hierarchical organisation
15:15 - 16:00 45 mins
Networking refreshments break
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
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Optimal cloud structures
Are we just dipping a toe in the water of cloud computing by going hybrid or does this approach offer the right levels of flexibility needed for enterprises?
  • Why choose hybrid?
  • How can you best utilise and distribute across your public and private clouds?
  • Using a hybrid approach as a stepping stone to full cloud adoption
  • Understanding the regulatory stipulations that promote hybrid cloud
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
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Educating and reskilling the workforce
Adjusting mindsets and reskilling the workforce to adapt and work in public cloud environments
  • Claes Adamsson - Head of DevOps Engineering, IKEA
  • Investing time and money into quality training for your employees: What are the best options?
  • Taking a top-down approach to initiating cultural change to adopt new technologies more generally
  • Preventing fears of change and job loss
  • Expanding the values of DevOps throughout your business
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
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Optimal cloud structures
Specialising your applications functionality with multi cloud adoption
  • Sarah Lucas - Head of Delivery – Global Technology, William Hill
  • Avoiding vendor lock-in
  • Matching your applications to their best suited cloud platform
  • Will multi-cloud adoption drive up your costs?
  • Should you be concerned about synergising your multiple clouds from a user experience perspective?
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
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Educating and reskilling the workforce
Reassessing the standard of a true DevOps Engineer
  • What is a DevOps engineer and what sets them apart from the rest?
  • Why is it so hard to define exactly what actually makes up a DevOps engineer?
  • Should developers be taking more responsibility for operations?
  • Reaffirming the importance of communication, collaboration and embracing a blameless philosophy
16:50 - 16:55 5 mins
Close of Conference