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Online - March 8-9, 2022

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Our speakers for 2022

Marko Klemetti

Chief Technology Officer, Eficode

DevOps trends 2022

Marko is the CTO of Eficode, the European leader within DevOps and Agile. He is also a founder and advisor in many tech startups. Marko is a passionate programmer who believes that design systems and continuous deployment are the enablers of a modern development organization.

marko klemetti

Bruno Almeida

Head of Technology and Architecture, Fortum

We Adopted DevOps and Are Cloud native, Now What?

As organizations leverage cloud to gain speed and agility to achieve their business goals,a DevOps and cloud native mindset has become an integral part of modern software development. Most organizations are already there, or are well under way. 

But once you adopt DevOps and become cloud native, it’s hard to evaluate your organization’s maturity state and understand if it continues to move in the right direction. 

In this talk, I share some real-world experiences, war stories and best practices for software engineers, engineering managers and technical leaders that want to drive their organization’s culture towards engineering excellence - regardless of your organizational type (startup vs. enterprise) and cloud strategy (single vs. multi-cloud).

Bruno works as Head of Technology and Architecture at Fortum - a leading energy company developing clean technologies and sustainable solutions - and he regularly advises and helps organizations in areas such as cloud, data and security.

Based in Finland, Bruno has a long history using cloud technologies and driving organizations and engineering teams, in different adoption and transformation stages.

Throughout his career he has worked in a wide range of positions from senior management to deep technical roles. He is passionate about culture and digital transformation, and has been involved in several projects from both the human (leadership, coaching, mentoring) and technical (cloud, DevOps, AI) perspective.

Bruno Almeida

Adam Moss

Head of Engineering Strategy, Technical Leadership, DevOps, and SRE, UK's Department for Pension and Welfare

Outside In: An Engineer's Perspective on IT Insourcing

Experience DWP’s journey from outsourcing all of its IT for 35+ years, to insourcing it pretty much overnight.

This topic will be close to any government agency’s heart that is wrestling with the very same challenge: years of over-dependence on 3rd party outsourcing and now relying on insourced capabilities to digitally transform the way public services are delivered and consumed. This addresses directly, the people and process transition that has to underpin any tech adoption within the public sector.

Adam Moss at DWP will provide a truly authentic and compelling narrative around the what, why and how - with GitLab blended across everything as the single, unified, software development platform.

Adam Moss is Head of Engineering Strategy, Technical Leadership, DevOps, and SRE at the Department for Work and Pensions, and is responsible for the policies, tooling, and standards used by the engineering practice alongside the professional development of its members. 

Prior to this he spent 18 years working in and leading development teams in both the private and public sectors, helping them transition from mainframes to cloud, waterfall to agile, and embrace open source. 

In his spare time he is a volunteer scout leader and can often be found taking his children on long walks or riding his Harley.

Adam Moss

Jakob Knutsson

Head of cloud & datacenter, H&M Group

Integrating Business with Tech

With the ambition of being fully in the cloud, and aiming to be an elite performer in software delivery, we have started to take our next steps. In all the ambition, there is a lot of complexity. We break it down in small bite-size chunks and try to remove one blocker at a time. Learn how we try to master software at scale, tackle the complexities of multi-cloud, empower teams and people in a large enterprise, focus on customer value, and integrate our business with tech.

Learn how one of the largest retailers in the world built a product organization, adopted DevOps practices and moved to cloud - and what their current challenges are.

With a focus on modern management and cloud, Jakob has been following the big shift in the IT landscape where the demands and speed of business is outpacing IT operations. He has an extensive background in cloud technology, way of working and DevOps, and is a leading expert in the area. He has over 20 years of experience in implementation and transformation projects as a consultant, and now works at H&M as a Head of Cloud and Datacenter.

Jakob is also a popular speaker at events like Microsoft Ignite, DevOps Enterprise Summit, Techdays Sweden, IT Arc, The DevOps Conference and Cloud Management Insights.

Jakob Knutsson

Giovanni Galloro

Application Modernization Customer Engineer, Google

How to Automate Software Delivery on Multiple Clouds

We will see how to create an end-to-end CI/CD pipeline for a sample Java service, automating code builds, tests, and deployments at various stages, in different cloud environments, using Google Anthos multi-cloud capabilities.

Giovanni Galloro has worked at Google since 2017 as an Application Modernization Customer Engineer. He helps different kinds of organizations deploy new applications or modernize existing ones, using containers, Kubernetes, GKE, Istio, Continuous Delivery and all the tools and practices related to DevOps and Cloud Native architectures.

Before Google, he worked at Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware and HP, following the evolution of application platforms over the past 20 years.

Giovanni Galloro

Rohit Sinha

Principle Architect, T-Systems ICT India

Transformation & Cultural Shift using Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) & Data Science

Transformation of Elephant style monolithic organization is a difficult task. As part of current role to lead the transformation to an SRE cultural is a challenge, this is a journey and as an organization we shall continue to evolve. SRE Implementation was not focused on only having SRE team for the organization but a bootstrap concept was introduced which would manage the SREs who are in each and every unit (Every team) under the guidance of Bootstrap. This has been effective to ensure penetration in day to day working of the organization and that’s when the wheel starts turning. The outcome has been every tribe has a designated set up of SRE across the organization. The usage of AI/ML for infrastructure based analysis of ITSM data as well as Infrastructure log data to ensure the SREs are armed with best predictions for the infra and component to take the best decisions. This has helped in cost reduction but also helped in ensuring that the legacy tooling is slowly shaved out. This has been a data driven approach to systematic roll out of SRE set up. In house tooling culture was put as part of the release train to ensure the demand & the interest from the operations team is in tact. The tooling cannot be suddenly changed over night but had to accommodate the old and the new to ensure no service disruption. This was achieved by having an architecture which combines old and the new, ensuring the old set up of automation works while the new age DevOps based tooling and integrate API solutions are also integrated. The predication based set up would Definitely change how ITIL looks at Operations for ever as there would be no static thresholds in future and incident based set up would be gone.

Technologist, passionate, a person with a spark, really want to put a dent, new innovation, pragmatic and a good listener.

Rohit Sinha

Joshua Arvin Lat

Chief Technology Officer, NuWorks Interactive Labs

Pragmatic Security Automation and DevSecOps in the Cloud

Manually performing security operations and auditing procedures on a regular basis takes a lot of skill, time, and discipline. In this session, we will talk about how to design and build different security tools and DevSecOps pipelines to automate different security tasks and responsibilities.

Before his current current role as CTO at NuWorks Interactive Labs, he served as CTO of three Australian-owned companies and also as the Director for Software Development and Engineering for multiple e-commerce start-ups. 

Years ago, he and his team won first place in a global cybersecurity competition with their published research paper. He is an AWS Machine Learning Hero and has continuously been sharing his knowledge at several international conferences, discussing practical strategies on machine learning, engineering, security, and management. 

He is also the author of the book Machine Learning with Amazon SageMaker Cookbook.

Joshua Arvin Lat

Patrick Koch

Senior Integration Engineer Software, AVL

Migration of a containerized legacy application to the cloud

Learn how to migrate a containerized legacy application in the cloud, and how it improves your DevOps. You will get a demo on using cloud resources, e.g. K8s cluster and their provisioning. 

A classic legacy desktop application is usually not designed to operate in a cloud services environment, not even as a container. But you can’t refuse adopting cloud if you want to continue to be successful and open up new business areas. That’s why we took the plunge with our MS Windows-based monolith, whose development began more than two decades ago. The start of the changeover raised more questions than answers. Besides the architectural challenge, we also had to face an organizational challenge: From waterfall to agile software development using an enterprise framework.

In this presentation we will go through the steps we took regarding technology/implementation (and why), how far have we already come, which tasks are still pending, and what obstacles we have had to overcome.

Patrick is a DevOps Engineer, blogger and lecturer. He loves to automate everything.

His interest in DevOps came at an early age, while studying software development at the Technical University of Graz. In addition, he joined a Free and Open Source Software non-profit project at that time. Since 2014, he responsible for CI-CD/Cloud/Container/Kubernetes/etc. topics in his department. He runs his own blog about DevOps and has given lectures and workshops at international conferences for several years.

He also supports his local football club, Sturm Graz, by continuously visiting the matches ;)

Patrick Koch

Michael Mitter

Team lead / Senior product owner, AVL

Migration of a containerized legacy application to the cloud

Learn how to migrate a containerized legacy application in the cloud, and how it improves your DevOps. You will get a demo on using cloud resources, e.g. K8s cluster and their provisioning. 

A classic legacy desktop application is usually not designed to operate in a cloud services environment, not even as a container. But you can’t refuse adopting cloud if you want to continue to be successful and open up new business areas. That’s why we took the plunge with our MS Windows-based monolith, whose development began more than two decades ago. The start of the changeover raised more questions than answers. Besides the architectural challenge, we also had to face an organizational challenge: From waterfall to agile software development using an enterprise framework.

In this presentation we will go through the steps we took regarding technology/implementation (and why), how far have we already come, which tasks are still pending, and what obstacles we have had to overcome.

With a sound technical education at Graz University of Technology and more than 15 years of practical work experience in software development, Michael Mitter was instrumental in setting up a QA department, being a certified SDQA manager. He also worked internationally as a technical project manager and requirements engineer. As a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner, he has been familiar with introducing and using agile methods for more than 10 years. In all activities, the focus on software quality and the constant drive for improvement, both from a technical and process perspective, has never been lost. 

When he is not working, you can find him on his bikes (up+down), renovating his old house (already a home improvement king) together with his family, somewhere outside in nature or listening to heavy music.

Michael Mitter

Christophe Bruchansky

Founding member, Plural

Dev-Ethics-Ops?

Ethics and corporate social responsibility can’t be add-ons to regular business activities. They take time, require focus, and need to be embedded in our way of doing things. DevOps and lean methodologies might provide an answer…

In the complex world we live in, good intentions and bold ambitions are not enough. They need to be accompanied by day-to-day choices that people at the top can’t possibly all make. It’s only the aggregation of all these choices, big and small, that can change the course of an organization for the better.

Christophe is a practitioner of digital art and innovation for more than 20 years, and a founding member of Plural / Pluriel, a collective dedicated to pluralism in the digital world.

Christophe Bruchansky

Daniel Kocot

Head of API Experience & Operations, Codecentric

APIOps

API development always starts with the old and now boring battle of: API or code first. Working with APIs includes design, development, and operations. So DevOps is quickly invoked as the paradigm of choice.

Looking at existing CI/CD processes, the question is how the principles of API first are compatible with these processes, and what an appropriate setup can look like. All in terms of speed and quality of an excellent API experience, also with regard to the automated deployment of infrastructure components. Learn how an automated development process of APIs can contribute to delivering better APIs to consumers.

Daniel joined the Codecentric team in Solingen, Germany, in October 2016. Starting as a consultant focusing on Application Lifecycle Management, his focus shifted more and more towards APIs.

In addition to numerous customer projects and his involvement in the open source world around APIs, he is also a frequent speaker as an API expert.

Daniel Kocot

Dotan Horovits

Principal developer advocate, Logz.io

OpenTelemetry: the Open Source Vision for Unified Observability

Everyone wants observability into their system, but find themselves with too many vendors and tools, each with its own API, SDK, agent and collectors.

Meet OpenTelemetry: an ambitious open source project with the promise of a unified framework for collecting observability data. With OpenTelemetry you could instrument your application in a vendor-agnostic way, and then analyze the telemetry data in your backend tool of choice, whether Prometheus, Jaeger, Zipkin, or others.

Learn about the current state of the various projects of OpenTelemetry (across programming languages, exporters, receivers, protocols), some of which are not even GA yet, and get some useful guidance on how to get started with it.

Dotan lives at the intersection of technology, product and innovation. With over 20 years in the hi-tech industry as software developer, solutions architect and product manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge in cloud computing, big data solutions, DevOps practices and more. Dotan is an avid advocate of open source software, open standards and communities. 

He is also an advocate at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), he co-organizes the CNCF Tel Aviv meetup group, and runs the OpenObservability Talks podcast, among others. 

Currently working as a developer advocate at Logz.io, Dotan evangelizes on Observability in IT systems, using popular open source projects such as ELK stack, Prometheus, Grafana, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.

Dotan Horovits

Amber Vanderburg

Founder, The Pathwayz Group

How to Apply the Agile Mindset Outside of Development

How can we apply Agile methods outside of development? Learn the genesis framework of Agile, that can be applied to areas such as HR, finance, and marketing. We also cover the, practical application of Agile, through success stories and activities, and give you some tangible action steps to help you lead your organization to become more Agile.

You will learn:

  • The organizational physics and theory behind the Agile methodology in an easy to apply manner 
  • How to take an in-depth look at the Agile methodology application in a specific non-software development department (we’ll use HR in this case) through department function simplification and collaboration
  • Practical application in applying Agile methodology to non-software development departments as a whole
  • How to increase buy-in and embracement from non-software departments to the Agile methodology from pitch to implementation to improvement

Amber Vanderburg is a multi award-winning international businessperson, keynote speaker, and founder of The Pathwayz Group. In 2016, she left her job in corporate HR to become the only female, only American, and only blonde Academy elite football coach for the Adidas Gameday Academy/Paris Saint Germain Academy in Bangalore, India. 

She worked with an international team of coaches to transform the organizational design, training development, and corporate culture to cultivate a higher-performing team. 

Today, Amber and The Pathwayz Group work with international teams that struggle with coworker tension, inefficient processes, and unmet performance expectations. They use an action-focused approach to guide teams on the path to becoming more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

Amber Vanderburg

Joep Piscaer

Independent Tech Industry Analyst and Technical Product Marketer, TLA Tech B.V.

“COME LISTEN TO ME, I’M A FRAUD!” - A STORY OF SUCCESS, IMPOSTER SYNDROME AND A SELF-INFLICTED, PERPETUALLY NON-EXISTENT COMFORT ZONE

“Hey you! You’re exposed! We know you are a fraud! You’re don’t deserve any of the success you’ve achieved!”
Do you recognize the fear of being exposed as a fraud? I do. Even as I prepare and present this session, I feel that you’ll expose me of not being worthy of talking to you.
With fifteen years in IT and a successful career as a world-class infrastructure engineer, speaker at many industry conferences, blogger, analyst and technical marketing freelancer for Silicon Valley Startups and CTO of a 1200+ infra and software engineering company, I can definitely say I suffer from impostor syndrome. And by extension, perfectionism.

Joep is a DevOps Coach, CTO, technical pathfinder and tech community-builder, and the author of Digital-First Events. He understands that tech is but a small part of successful organizations.

His focus is on organizational excellence through technology, coaching management teams to adopt cloud-native technologies and DevOps, Lean and Agile ways of work.

Joep Piscaer

Our hosts for 2022

Lauri Palokangas

Chief Marketing Officer, Eficode

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Lande Castberg

Country Director Norway, Eficode

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