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Neil Connett

Cloud Operations Manager and DevOps Transformation Lead – Digital at Rolls-Royce


As the Cloud Operations Manager and DevOps Transformation Lead – Digital, at Rolls-Royce, Neil is leading the transformation, introducing new ways of working within the organisation. Working with stakeholders from across the business, Neil is driving change to ensure the Digital organisation leverages innovation and technology such as Cloud technologies and automation. This is exemplified through the introduction of DevOps in order to increase competitiveness and ensure maximum customer value.

In his current role, Neil draws on 10 years of experience as a software developer, implementation engineer and IT Service Management professional at Rolls-Royce. This experience means that Neil truly understands the opportunities and challenges presented by the modern fast-paced world of business and technology and how Cloud and DevOps, working alongside each other, will transform the face of business as we know it.

Neil holds an honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Manchester as well as many qualifications and accreditations in Application Development, IT Service Management, Project Management and Lean. In the evenings and weekends he enjoys Judo and holds a 3rd Dan, which prepares him for the ups and downs of the DevOps transformation journey.

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