IDC DevOps Conference Empowering DevOps

DIGITAL Event | Hopin | September 23, 2021

Overview

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This year’s DevOps conference, even though it is an event we normally run in the UK, is going to be a virtual forum that will bring together a community of executives, managers, engineers, programmers, and designers.

As software engineering teams scale quickly organizations must focus on the right tactics to manage, empower and drive growth at scale. Excellence in software innovation requires the alignment of people, processes, and technology. This takes effort, focus, and a commitment to change. Getting it right is a game changer! IDC identifies five core tactics (innovation catalysts) driving software innovation and delivery excellence: unified automation strategies; cloud native and API-led development; Agile and DevOps at scale; value stream management; and community driven culture. There is growing interest and investment from UK organizations as it relates to these innovation tactics, why? because these tactics become synonymous with software innovation and DevOps at scale success. In this context IDC identifies four core ingredients to accelerate software innovation and DevOps best practices:

  1. Leadership and Culture: Leading, Hiring, Collaborating and Thinking Differently
  2. Automation: Driving Continuous Delivery Behavior
  3. Simplicity: Enabling Software Dev and Delivery simplicity
  4. Skills: Reskilling and upskilling for tomorrow

Enabling software innovation and DevOps at scale requires effort and a continual learning ethic. There's no room for complacency, organizations must utilise tactics that focus on business value delivery and drive accuracy, reuse, visibility and transparency across dev and delivery teams.

 Join our DevOps event on September 23 to discuss the following:

  • Culture and leadership: the drive toward empowered teams
  • Trusted, secure, and safe DevOps: delivering security and compliance in the delivery pipeline
  • Hyper-agile architectures: the pivot to microservices, containers, and dynamic orchestration
  • Business-value and ROI: the rise of value stream management
  • Actionable DevOps data: embracing ML, AI, and RPA for accelerated collaboration and efficiency gains
  • DevOps at enterprise scale: business-led DevOps becomes business as usual
  • Smarter DevOps: driving observability and intelligent decisions
  • Unified automation strategies: advancing CI/CD maturity and achieving release orchestration excellence

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

 

Hopin Conference

 

September 23, 2021

 

09:30 - 15:00 GMT

 

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
9:15

Join Hopin

9:30

Chair's Opening Remarks

Dan Timberlake

Group Vice President & Country Manager, IDC UK
9:40

IDC Keynote: Empowered DevOps: Fact or Fiction?

Jennifer Thomson

Associate Vice President, Services, AccAD and Cloud, European Region

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

10:05

Platinum Keynote: Journey to the Cloud: Lessons Learned by a Global Reinsurance Leader on the Path to a Secure Kubernetes Platform

Jon Shaw

EMEA Sales Director, NeuVector
10:30

Platinum Keynote: Accelerating the DevOps Pipeline by Simplifying High Volume Data Automation

Gary Hallam

Gary Hallam, Director, Global Channel Sales & Enablement, Delphix

Over the last year and a half we have seen transformation and app dev programs dramatically accelerated. The burning question is – how can you speed up and scale up app dev cycles to keep up?

This presentation will show how simplifying and democratising access to data-ready environments can accelerate scenario creation and discovery and data catalogue creation. Learn how to provide a self service wrapper that is easy to use for humans and machines alike.
By simplifying and providing a unified self service access to data, with synchronisation, time-travel, sharing and replication built in, you can expose more up to date, secured data to more actors that feeds innovation and speed to value. Your automation goals also become much easier to achieve.

10:55

Platinum Keynote: Empowering Agility: Shifting your Organization's Focus to DevOps

Dor Zakai

Senior Director of Solutions Engineering, NGINX

As businesses of all sizes look to accelerate their digital transformation, applications are the engines powering the digital economy.

Traditionally, businesses have bolted on, refined, added, and subtracted code to systems infrastructure. Building from this foundation was historically sensible, but it's now its hampering the rapid delivery of services

·       What is the current outlook for application services

·       How are they enabling organisations to adapt to new realities and hard-wire flexibility into their essence? 

·       https://www.nginx.com/empowering-agility/

11:20

SCREEN BREAK/COFFEE BREAK

11:35

End User Keynote: Culture and Leadership: the Drive Towards Empowered Teams

Andy Mathias

Information Directorate - Army Digital Services

Few would argue that team empowerment is not a critical ingredient in successful delivery at scale.  Nurturing that empowerment must surely be a deliberate activity that needs to resonate not just within the team itself but right throughout the organisation.  Achieving this in the right balance, especially against a backdrop of inertia, is ultimately a product of culture and leadership.

This Keynote will provide a perspective on:

- the importance of culture and leadership in setting the conditions for successful empowerment and hence delivery

- the need to challenge legacy mindsets which act as a barrier to transformation

- exploiting success as catalyst for growth at scale

12:00

Panel Discussion

Jennifer Thomson

Associate Vice President, Services, AccAD and Cloud, European Region

Dor Zakai

Senior Director of Solutions Engineering, NGINX

Jon Shaw

EMEA Sales Director, NeuVector

Gary Hallam

Gary Hallam, Director, Global Channel Sales & Enablement, Delphix
12:20

Platinum Keynote: Test Automation Reaches a DevOps Tipping Point

Chris Trueman

SVP LiveCompare, 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

· 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

12:45

Platinum Keynote: 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
13:10

121 Meetings with Delegates

13:30

Tech Talk 1: 5 reasons Why ‘Data Driven Intelligence’ holds the key to DevSecOps

Colin Fernandes

Director of Product Marketing, Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic will provide an overview of how organizations are centralizing their security and observability with actionable insights for real time decisions making across DevSecOps. 

13:50

Tech Talk 2: Achieving Excellence in Software Delivery: How to Build, Test and Deploy like the Market Leaders

Jim Hirschauer

Snr Director - Head of Platform Marketing, Harness

At Harness, we believe that every company should be able to deploy software at the speed and scale of tech leaders such as Apple, Netflix and Facebook. A modern software delivery platform enables any company to deliver a world-class experience for development teams. So, they can build, test and deploy code in governed cloud-native environments. 


In this session, Jim Hirschauer, will share our experiences with hundreds of DevOps and Engineering teams across the globe. He will highlight the most common challenges with software delivery, explore why automation matters and describe how you can empower DevOps and Engineering teams in order to delight your customers and outperform your competitors. 

14:05

Panel Discussion

Jennifer Thomson

Associate Vice President, Services, AccAD and Cloud, European Region

Colin Fernandes

Director of Product Marketing, Sumo Logic

David Maclean

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

Chris Trueman

SVP LiveCompare, Tricentis

Jim Hirschauer

Snr Director - Head of Platform Marketing, Harness
14:25

IDC Key Takeaways and Future Predictions

Jennifer Thomson

Associate Vice President, Services, AccAD and Cloud, European Region

John O'Brien

Research Director, European Application Services, IDC UK
14:35

End of Digital Forum ¦ One to One Meeting With Delegates

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Contact Us

Hannah Dowie

Event Producer - Conferences, IDC UK

+442089877169

Helena Chappell

Senior Business Development Director, European Event Sales, IDC UK

+44(0)208 987 7161

About IDC

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