DevOps: Adopting an Agile Mindset


Safe to say that DevOps is not a new concept - in fact this is Computing’s seventh annual DevOps event – but it’s one that continues to evolve, breaking down more silos as it goes, and there’s always more to learn. While Dev and Ops roles continue to morph and merge together, the third pillar – security – has often proved a trickier proposition, frequently finding itself left out in the cold, a blocker rather than an enabler. As with any cultural change, there are right and wrong ways to approach DevSecOps and much to learn from those who have gone before.


It’s not always an easy journey, but the reward – trustworthy software released at increased velocity – make the effort worthwhile. Speaking of learning from others, how have your peers kept motivation and momentum going during the long months of lockdown? Renowned for its rollercoaster lifecycle and pace of change, DevOps certainly packs lows along with the highs, so how can you encourage the team to push through a rut when they can’t meet for pizza and beer? What are the best approaches for driving continuous improvement and aligning organisational goals with consumer needs?


Join us for this season of Deskflix: DevOps to hear from industry experts, leading partners, and your peers on all of the above. Available live or on-demand you’ll learn about best practice, the most common challenges, and gain valuable lessons on how to approach your 2021 DevOps journey.

Why attend?


>> Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK

>> Join us from anywhere on your desktop or tablet, for free

>> Ask industry experts your burning questions, in real time

>> Network with sponsors in the virtual exhibition

>> Earn certification through CPD

DevOps 21- April

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Opening remarks and welcome

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

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Delta presentation

John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

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Keynote: Leveraging DevOps and Cloud to unlock business advantage

Cloud + DevOps = Business Agility + Greater Resilience 

Business problems attacked;

  • Lack of environments stifling change initiatives
  • Slow to improve customer experience improvements
  • Obtaining greater resilience is expensive and slow
  • Promoting to production brings unexpected results

Rana Bhattacharya, Former CTO, Atom Bank

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What a functioning DevOps team really looks like

Sure, DevOps is great. It’s Agile. It gets stuff done! But what does a team actually look like? Do you just hire a DevOps Engineer and call it a win? Well… of course not. The structure of a DevOps org is as agile as Agile itself, but in the past decade or so of experience, some specific patterns and anti-patterns have emerged. Tech veteran Don Jones explores these with a prescriptive, proven model that you can explore, adapt, and adopt to make your own DevOps efforts successful!

Don Jones, Head of Developer Skills, Pluralsight

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Networking break

Please use this time to grab a cuppa, chat in our networking area and visit our exhibitors

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DeskQuiz

A fun session, hosted by our very own quiz master Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta, to provide a bit of healthy competition!

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Level-Up your DevOps: A practical discussion with a DevOps Engineer

Ready for some real talk from the front lines? Hear a senior DevOps engineer’s first-hand experiences of what works and doesn’t work when it comes to DevOps. Get direct insight into how Pluralsight’s approach to DevOps has evolved over the years, what the team and role design look like now, and what the future might bring.

Matt Jones, Senior DevOps Engineer, Pluralsight

Parker Holt, Product Marketing Manager, Pluralsight

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Is automated data the future of DevOps?

Over the last 12 months 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.

Gary Hallam, Director, Alliances & Channels, Delphix

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Don’t forget to add Security!!! The importance of implementing security to DevOps.

Security can be seemed to bring friction to a DevOps process. With organisations need and requirement to deliver with a high and continuous standard, Security has become necessity to any DevOps lifecycle. This session will take a view from a Security focussed CTO, understanding actual threats to our architecture and what is needed to implement frictionless security.

Zeki Turedi, Technology Strategist, Crowdstrike

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Securing CI/CD Pipelines

Most CI/CD pipelines used by DevOps teams utilize integrations with services such as APIs, databases and other critical systems to complete their workflows. These integrations usually required the use of extremely sensitive secrets such as passwords, tokens or certificates and must be securely protected at all times. Unauthorized access of these pipeline secrets open these systems to threats from bad actors and illegal access of data.

In this talk Angel will discuss common pain points in properly securing applications, CI/CD pipelines and protecting sensitive access gates to integration targets. Attendees will learn strategies to secure their applications, sensitive data and pipeline integration points. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to implement security layers that can improve their pipeline security posture.

Angel Rivera, Sr. Developer Advocate, Circle CI

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Panel Discussion: Skilling up the workforce
  • Proven best practices in propagating DevOps skills
  • Does DevOps need Agile?
  • Filling the talent gaps in your organisation

Sean Farrington, Head of Sales EMEA, Pluralsight
Dan Pudwell, Technology Director, Grid Smarter Cities
Sarah Wells, Tech Director for Engineering Enablement, Financial Times
Luiz Taveres, Infrastructure Lead, Royal National Theatre
Chair: John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Closing remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta 

Speakers

Former CTO
Atom Bank
Senior Vice President, Europe Middle East & Africa
Pluralsight
Director, Alliances & Channels
Delphix
Product Marketing Manager
Pluralsight
Head of Developer Skills
Pluralsight
Senior DevOps Engineer
Pluralsight
Research Director
Incisive Media
Director of Technology
Grid Smarter Cities
Sr. Developer Advocate
Circle CI
Editorial Director
Computing and Delta
Chief Technology Officer, Europe Middle East and Africa
CrowdStrike
Technical Director for Engineering Enablement
Financial Times
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