IDC DevOps - Nordic & Benelux

Reach Accelerated Performance and Delivery Cycles

DIGITAL FORUM | September 9, 2021
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IDC DevOps Digital Forum


The ability to rapidly develop digital innovation (digital products and services) is clearly recognized as a core competitive requirement. Software dev and delivery capabilities to drive product and service innovation are identified as the top 2021 investment priority.

Business leaders recognize that software is central to digital innovation and that organizations must become software producers at increasing speed and scale. DevOps practices go hand in hand with digital innovation and there is now concrete evidence that DevOps delivers business results.

The challenge for CIOs is to ensure that enterprise-scale DevOps is achievable. To enable DevOps to become business as usual, organizations must rethink business alignment and governance processes, but also consider tool complexity, culture, automation strategies, organizational goals, skills and sourcing models. CIOs will have to find ways to manage development and delivery processes, to keep all parties aligned, in sync and focused on business value delivery.



Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates and the partners who participated at this event.

A selected group of IT and business leaders came together to network and learn from IDCs analysts, inspiring speakers and dedicated advisory board members, who were at the forefront of the lively and interactive discussion.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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General Information


September 9, 2021


08:30 - 12:00 CEST


Time Event & Speakers

Attendee Login, Networking & Expo


Welcome by IDC

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Nordic & Benelux

Empowered DevOps: Fact or Fiction?

Jennifer Thomson

Senior Research Director & Lead Accelerated App Delivery Practice, IDC

As software engineering teams scale quickly organizations must focus on the right tactics to manage, empower and drive growth at scale. Enabling software innovation and DevOps at scale requires effort and a continual learning mindset. There's no room for complacency as the competitive landscape is ever more software development driven. Organizations must use tactics that drive accuracy, repeatability, and transparency across dev and delivery teams to win. 

Today, 80% of large European organizations have adopted DevOps practices and methodologies, but only 10% excel in terms of accelerated performance and delivery cycles. The result - empowered DevOps is still more of a vision than a reality!  The motivation to scale capabilities is evident but there needs to be material progress.  This keynote will discuss:

  • The journey to empowered DevOps and how organizations can empower and enable teams with modern tools and architecture
  • Accelerating cultural transformation: the challenge is not just legacy code but also rigid organizational designs and project management mindsets
  • Key investment tactics and priorities — creating a road map to maximise DevOp at scale success




The Demand for Kubernetes Backup, DR, and App Mobility

Michael Cade

Senior Global Technologist, Veeam

As businesses find their footing in the cloud-native world, demand for Kubernetes-native solutions that address key “Day 2” operational challenges like backup, disaster recovery and the portability of Kubernetes applications in production is surging.

There is a rapid increase in demand for automated data management capabilities that can support operations across growing deployments of cloud-native applications.

This session will highlight those shift left requirements around data management and highlight the key challenges businesses will face if not approached the right way.


Implement a Cloud Security Model like you would Build, Deploy and Nurture an App

David Maclean

Manager, Systems Engineering - WEUR - Prisma Cloud, Palo Alto Networks

Accelerate Performance and Delivery Cycles with AI-enabled Observability

Will Cappelli

DevOps Specialist, Splunk
Observability is a critical component of the DevOps process but Observability cannot deliver on its promise without the support of AI for rapid pattern discovery and diagnostics. In this presentation, the speaker will explain why AI must be combined with Observability technology to ensure the robust functioning of CI/CD pipelines.

Networking Break


Importance of application security education program

Vijay Sharma

Managing Consultant, Synopsys


Test automation reaches a DevOps tipping point

Alexander Mohr

Product Manager, Tricentis

For years, organizations have only automated about 20% of their total test suites, on average. A new survey conducted by Tricentis & TechWell shows that a major increase in test automation rates occurred in 2020 – along with a significant shift in the way testing is perceived.

Join us to learn how testing has changed, new approaches out there like contract tests, feature flags, release on demand, collaboration across teams, and the key insights that can help you accelerate your organization’s journey to DevOps and test automation maturity.

We will cover:

  • How (and why) test automation reached a tipping point in 2020
  • New approaches to testing
  • How major shifts in the way we work have affected the role of testing, how testers spend their time, and more



Fireside chat Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Session 1: Liberating Workloads: Cloud Native Data Center as a Service

10:55 - 11:10

Hosted by IDC & Mirantis

Jas Atwal

Solutions Engineer, Mirantis

Jan Horsager

Research Director, IDC

Session 2: How to balance DevSecOps and human intervention

10:55 - 11:10

Hosted by IDC & Synopsys Software

Per-Olof Persson

Principal Solution Advisor Europe, Synopsys

Jennifer Thomson

Senior Research Director & Lead Accelerated App Delivery Practice, IDC
Session 1: Liberating Workloads: Cloud Native Data Center as a Service
10:55 - 11:10

Hosted by IDC & Mirantis

Session 2: How to balance DevSecOps and human intervention
10:55 - 11:10

Hosted by IDC & Synopsys Software


Networking Break


From 4 releases a year, to once every other minute

Audun Strand

Principal Engineer, NAV

Truls Jørgensen

Principal Engineer, NAV

Final Remarks

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Nordic & Benelux

Networking: Chatroulette & Expo


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We will welcome you at our Digital Reception area where we will showcase the event schedule and our partners. We will guide you for a great time & a lot of exiting digital touch points.



You will get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts. Our keynotes experts will answer questions, propose provoking online polls, take part in the chat and comment on what is happening. Everything is done live.



Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies in moderated digital breakout sessions. This intimate experience is an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of current organizations challenges.



Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences thanks to our Networking feature using your webcam for up to 3 minutes.



Visit interactive booths leveraging digital content allowing you to explore key trends or discover more about innovative products.

Why Attend


Get a head start on the market with insights from our leading analysts


Get inspired by visionary speakers with locally based cases


Maximize your time with insights and solutions to grow your business thanks to 1-2-1 match-made agreements with leading suppliers


Be surprised by unique network opportunities with other IT leaders


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Senior Sales Director, IDC Northern Europe Region, IDC Nordic

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