IDC DevOps Conference Empowering DevOps

DIGITAL Event | Hopin | September 23, 2021


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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

General Information


Hopin Conference


September 23, 2021


09:30 - 14:00 GMT



Time Event & Speakers

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Chair's Opening Remarks

Dan Timberlake

Group Vice President & Country Manager, IDC UK

IDC Keynote: Empowered DevOps

Jennifer Thomson

Senior Research Director, Application and Testing Services

Platinum Keynote: Trusted, Secure and Safe DevOps

Jon Shaw

EMEA Sales Director, NeuVector

Platinum Keynote: Smarter DevOps


Platinum Keynote: TBC

Dor Zakai

Senior Director of Solutions Engineering, NGINX



End User Keynote: Unified DevOps: Driving Business Value


Panel Discussion - Moderated by Jen Thomson

Dor Zakai

Senior Director of Solutions Engineering, NGINX

Platinum Keynote: TBC


Platinum Keynote: TBC

Ashley Ward

Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Prisma Cloud, Palo Alto Networks

121 Meetings with Delegates


Tech Talk 1

Colin Fernandes

Director of Product Marketing, Sumo Logic

Tech Talk 2


Panel Discussion - Moderated by Jen Thomson


IDC Key Takeaways and Future Predictions

Jennifer Thomson

Senior Research Director, Application and Testing Services

John O'Brien

Research Director, European Application Services, IDC UK

End of Digital Forum ¦ One to One Meeting With Delegates


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Hannah Dowie

Event Producer - Conferences, IDC UK


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Senior Business Development Director, European Event Sales, IDC UK

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