IDC DevOps

Scaling DevOps: Optimizing for Innovation at Scale

DIGITAL FORUM | United Kingdom | September 24, 2020


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Due to the current global situation, IDC have taken the decision to make the DevOps Conference that is taking place on 24th September a Digital Forum. This decision was taken as the safety of our sponsors, delegates and staff is paramount, and our communities health should be placed above all else.


Across Europe DevOps delivers results, enabling organizations to significantly improve performance while delivering business value. Everyone has heard that SW is eating the world, so the next challenge for every organization is how to operate more like a software company to rapidly deliver digital innovation. Why? Because more than half of the European economy will be driven by digital products and services in the next three years. As organizations evolve to support future enterprise needs the role of DevOps evolves and expands. 2020 is all about automation, with a core focus on injecting automation into the overall DevOps pipeline as we see the shift from continuous integration pipelines to DevOps assembly lines.


To excel organizations must pull on all the levers of process, technology and cultural change. By 2021 80% of European organizations will adopt DevOps but only 10% will excel in terms of accelerated performance and delivery cycles. Cultural inertia is a core stumbling block. To enable DevOps to become business-as-usual, organizations must re-think how products/services are funded, governed and compliant, but also consider tool complexity, culture, organizational goals and sourcing models.

There must be a balance between technology investments such as API management, open source repositories, security integration, modern app architectures with investments in organizational change, training and skills development.

Join us on September 24th to discuss the below topics:

  • Scaling DevOps: Optimizing for Innovation at Scale
  • DevSecOps
  • AIOps
  • Organizational Re-Design and Change Management
  • From CI Pipelines to DevOps Assembly Lines
  • Open Development Culture/Unique Cultural Identity
  • Emerging Software Ecosystems


Time Event & Speakers

Registration and Coffee


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Dan Timberlake
Group Vice President & Country Manager, IDC UK

Scaling DevOps: Optimizing for Innovation at Scale

Jennifer Thomson
Senior Research Director & Lead Accelerated App Delivery Practice, IDC

AIOps – Role of AI/ML in Accelerating App Delivery


End User Keynote: Scaling DevOps to support Digital Innovation


Coffee ¦ Solution Zone


Platinum Keynote: Role of App Development in a Digitally Innovative Organization


Platinum Keynote: DevSecOps for Digital Innovation


Coffee ¦ Solution Zone


Initiating and Scaling Database DevOps

Kendra Little
DevOps Advocate, Redgate

Data is often an Enterprise’s most valuable resource. This makes it both necessary and challenging to bring DevOps into the software development lifecycle for databases. In this session, Redgate will share how to spark and scale significant changes in your development, test, and release processes for databases, no matter the size of your organization or your data stores


Tech Talk 2


Tech Talk 3


End of Online Conference ¦ One to One Meetings With Sponsors


Gold Partner

General Information


Hopin Conference


September 24, 2020


09:30 - 14:00 BST


Who Will Be There?

We will be bringing together a select group of over 80 IT professionals. The primary job titles in attendance on the day include:

  • CDOs/CTOs/CIOs
  • VP/Heads/Directors/Managers of:
    • DevOps
    • Cloud
    • Digital
    • Operations
    • IT
    • Procurement
    • Architecture

2019 Highlight Video

Highlights from IDC's DevOps Conference 2019! We look forward to seeing you in 2020!



Why Sponsor?

Sponsoring an IDC event will provide your organisation with:

  • Direct contact with key decision makers and buyers via our niche conferences providing great value and quality lead generation.
  • Demonstrate your products and services through networking with attendees, exhibition stands and/or demo’s in the interactive networking zone where all coffee breaks and the lunch take place
  • Educate your prospects through plenary keynotes, hosting roundtables or a private lunch
  • Inform us who your key prospects/customers are, and we will ensure they receive a personalized invitation on your behalf to join the conference for free.
  • With a clear understanding of your overall marketing strategy, we will work in partnership with you to develop a bespoke sponsorship package to meet your objectives.

Contact Us

Hannah Dowie

Event Producer - Conferences, IDC UK


Jacqui Roughley

Senior Business Development Manager, Event Partnership, IDC UK

About IDC

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