Speakers

The DEVOPS Conference

November 5 - Copenhagen | November 7 - Stockholm

Stockholm Copenhagen

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A fantastic line-up of speakers

Stay tuned as we announce more speakers gradually, as well as update the full agenda

Speakers

Helen Beal

CEO and chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium

The VSM Renaissance: Catalysed by DevOps

DevOps has enabled digital transformation. In fifteen years it’s revolutionised the way we engineer software. It’s spread continuous integration and delivery across the globe, humanised IT culture, automated toil and paid down technical debt. But it’s nowhere near done. Actually, a lot of organisations have hit a ceiling. A wall. The brakes. Stagnated. The promise is still there; that we can thrive in the digital age, create joy through customer experiences, move fast, be nimble, outcompete, achieve extraordinary levels of organisational performance. But it needs unlocking - unblocking. Value Stream Management has hundreds of years of history - but its time is now. Building on everything we’ve learned from DevOps, using the toolchains and pipelines and rich data sources we’ve created, combining VSM and DevOps means we can see organisations as value-generating enterprises. We can pinpoint the choke points, bottlenecks, and dependencies, and quickly apply fixes to optimise flow and value realisation.

In this talk, Helen Beal, will share real stories from enterprises she’s worked with on how they’ve relentlessly pursued improvement using VSM and DevOps practices and the outcomes they’ve seen.

Helen Beal is CEO and chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium and co-chair of the OASIS Value Stream Management Interoperability Technical Committee. She leads the ambassador program at PeopleCert for DevOps Institute, ITIL, and PRINCE2. She is chair of the DevNetwork DevOps Advisory Board and provides strategic advisory services to DevOps and VSM industry leaders.


Helen is the author of the annual State of VSM Reports from the VSMC and the State of Availability Report from Moogsoft. She is a co-author of the book about DevOps and governance, Investments Unlimited, published by IT Revolution. She is a DevOps editor for InfoQ, and also writes for many other online platforms.


Helen hosts the Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series for BrightTalk and speaks on DevOps, AI, and value stream-related topics at industry conferences and corporate events.


She regularly appears in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top100 lists, was recognized as the Top DevOps Evangelist 2020 in the DevOps Dozen awards, and was a finalist for Computing DevOps Excellence Awards’ DevOps Professional of the Year 2021.


She serves on advisory and judging boards for many initiatives, including Developer Week, DevOps World, JAX DevOps, and InterOp.

Helen Beal

Charity Majors

CTO, Honeycomb.io

Talk details coming soon
Charity is the co-founder and CTO of honeycomb.io, which is bringing observability tooling into the era of distributed systems. She is the co-author of Observability Engineering and Database Reliability Engineering (O'Reilly), and has worked at companies like Parse, Facebook and Linden Lab. She loves free speech, free software and single malt scotch.
Charity Majors

Simon Wardley

Swardley Maps LTD

X marks the spot

The originator of Wardley Maps, Simon Wardley takes the audience on a journey through strategic planning in the modern business landscape. This talk unveils the powerful utility of Wardley Maps in identifying and targeting strategic objectives, akin to finding treasure in the complex world of business.

The discussion begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of Wardley Maps, emphasizing their role in enhancing situational awareness in decision-making. The keynote then delves into real-world applications before exploring the use of modern AI techniques in generating these maps. At this point, we will use maps to look at AI itself and in particular the changing nature of practices around it.

Simon is a former CEO, former advisory board member of startups (all now acquired by US Giants), fellow of Open Europe, inventor of Wardley Mapping, twice voted in the top 50 most influential people in the UK IT industry and a regular conference speaker. As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems or managing companies.
Simon Wardley

Supriya Chitale

Open Source Program Office Manager -IKEA

Redefining engineering in retail: A journey through IKEA's digital transformation

IKEA has been on a huge digital transformation journey the last couple of years, and in that creating a completely new engineering landscape. With that, there has been a need for a cultural shift in engineering and in how digital products are created and delivered.

You will hear from Supriya Chitale, head of Open Source Program Office, about how IKEA sees InnerSource, sustainable Open Source and community practices as a critical piece to that puzzle. And from Björn Ramberg, head of Engineering Services, on the journey through the digital shift and the IKEA transformation.

Supriya Chitale leads the Open Source Program Office at Ingka Group (IKEA). With 20 years of experience in software industry, she has a passion for developing people and teams in a multi-cultural and distributed environment. She loves to travel and learn about different cultures.
Supriya Chitale

Björn Ramberg

Technology Service Area Manager - Engineering Services -IKEA

Redefining engineering in retail: A journey through IKEA's digital transformation

IKEA has been on a huge digital transformation journey the last couple of years, and in that creating a completely new engineering landscape. With that, there has been a need for a cultural shift in engineering and in how digital products are created and delivered.

You will hear from Supriya Chitale, head of Open Source Program Office, about how IKEA sees InnerSource, sustainable Open Source and community practices as a critical piece to that puzzle. And from Björn Ramberg, head of Engineering Services, on the journey through the digital shift and the IKEA transformation.

Björn Ramberg, Senior Director and head of Engineering Services within Ingka Group (IKEA). Has 25 years in the retail and telecom industry within large scale enterprises - in engineering, architecture and leadership roles. A people-centric technologist at heart with a passion for software development and infrastructure.
Björn Ramberg

Dan Grøndahl

Platform Owner - VELUX

10 things we hate about platform engineering

Platform Engineering is the latest blockbuster in the tech world, but like any major production, it comes with its share of potential pitfalls and dramatic twists when stepping into this new frontier.

Join Dan Grøndahl and Emma Dahl Jeppesen from VELUX to hear their biggest pain points in Platform Engineering, explained through analogies from popular movies.

This talk isn’t focused on the usual tools or technologies; you won’t find a single line of YAML here. Instead we’re focussing on the fundamental misunderstandings and missteps that can derail even the most well-funded platform initiatives. From the executive suites’ elusive buy-ins to the gritty realities of inadequate developer experiences, we dive into the top ten common errors that many encounter but few talk about openly.

So grab your popcorn and expect to be entertained, maybe even learn a thing or two!

Dan is the Platform Owner for the CCoE team in VELUX, having the overall responsibility of building great internal developer products for VELUX’ software engineers. An experienced DevOps engineer, he’s spent the last 5 years working as a consultant, guiding many organizations in their DevOps, Platform Engineering and DevEx efforts. Dan’s focus is always bettering the organizations and people around him, oftentimes with an emphasis on cultural and human aspects.
Dan Grøndahl

Emma Dahl Jeppesen

Platform Advocate- VELUX

10 things we hate about platform engineering

Platform Engineering is the latest blockbuster in the tech world, but like any major production, it comes with its share of potential pitfalls and dramatic twists when stepping into this new frontier.

Join Dan Grøndahl and Emma Dahl Jeppesen from VELUX to hear their biggest pain points in Platform Engineering, explained through analogies from popular movies.

This talk isn’t focused on the usual tools or technologies; you won’t find a single line of YAML here. Instead we’re focussing on the fundamental misunderstandings and missteps that can derail even the most well-funded platform initiatives. From the executive suites’ elusive buy-ins to the gritty realities of inadequate developer experiences, we dive into the top ten common errors that many encounter but few talk about openly.

So grab your popcorn and expect to be entertained, maybe even learn a thing or two!

Emma is a Platform Advocate for VELUX, formerly working as a Product Manager within the DevEx and Platform Engineering space. Initially working in the media industry, she fell in love with the product, organizational and cultural aspects of software engineering when she randomly ended up as a Product Owner for a DevOps team. Emma is passionate about helping developers achieve their goals, gathering insights and ensuring user-centricity in platform teams.
Emma Dahl Jeppesen

Steve Pereira

Principal Consultant Author of Flow Engineering

Fast Flow with Flow Engineering
Based on foundations from Value Stream Mapping, cybernetics, and the Toyota Production System, Flow Engineering’s lightweight and iterative practices build the value, clarity, and flow required for effective collaboration and collective action. Flow Engineering provides a step-by-step guide for running fast-paced mapping workshops that rapidly build shared understanding and fast flow. Learn how to build an on-ramp to Team Topologies together with everyone it takes to enable flow, and how it's being applied in organizations of all types to elevate performance, empathy, and collaboration.
Key takeaways:
  • From status quo to status flow in five maps
  • Simple, collaborative, remote-friendly mapping to see, measure & unblock flow
  • How Flow Engineering can bridge business and tech, across silos, and from leaders to contributors
Steve Pereira has spent over two decades improving the flow of work across organizations. He’s worked through tech support, IT management, build and release engineering, and as a founding CTO for enterprise SaaS. He serves as lead consultant for Visible Value Stream Consulting, as a board advisor to the Value Stream Management Consortium, Chair of the OASIS Value Stream Management Interoperability technical committee, and co-founder of the Flow Collective to bring flow-focused professionals together. Since 2017, he has been developing and facilitating Flow Engineering to make flow improvement in large organizations accessible, collaborative, and actionable.
Steve Pereira

Hosts

Pinja Kujala

Pinja Kujala

Agile and Product Management coach, Eficode

Pinja Kujala is a Senior Consultant at Eficode, with a specialization in agility and product development practices. With a background in legal and compliance, she helps others achieve excellence in operations while maintaining a human-centric approach.
Marc Dillon

Marc Dillon

Lead Consultant, Transformations, Eficode

Marc Dillon is Lead Consultant in transformations at Eficode. He is a seasoned professional in the field of DevOps with an extensive background in product development. Marc is highly skilled in channeling his energy and enthusiasm into inspiring others and is known for being a strong advocate of the cultural aspects of DevOps.