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The DEVOPS Conference

Whether you are looking for inspiration, education, or entertainment, we'll have it all!

The speakers range across the whole DevOps universe:

  • Inveterate DevOps practitioners
  • Security specialists
  • Experienced IT and software industry managers
  • Developers and infrastructure specialists

Keynote speakers

Patrick Debois

Father of DevOps and Director of Market Strategy, Snyk

Dev Sec Ops more of the same - back to the roots

Once so often it makes sense to repeat the basics: Using the CAMS acronym Patrick Debois will explain how DevSecOps is built upon the core tenets of DevOps, requires the same mindset and approach, and ultimately forms a consistent feedback channel for the business on overcoming yet another bottleneck: security. Coming to a mature DevOps organization near you, sooner rather than later.

In order to understand current IT organizations, Patrick has taken a habit of changing both his consultancy role and the domain in which he works: sometimes as a developer, manager, sysadmin, tester, and even as the customer.

He first presented concepts on Agile Infrastructure at Agile 2008 in Toronto and coined the term DevOps, and in 2009 he organized the first DevOpsDays. Since then he has been promoting the notion of ‘DevOps’ to exchange ideas between these groups and show how they can help each other to achieve better results in business.

Patrick Debois

Cheryl Hung

VP Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

10 Predictions for Cloud Native in 2021

Cloud Native is one of the fastest growing open source projects ever and continues to accelerate, with Flexera reporting that 57% of organizations plan to increase their cloud usage even more due to Covid-19. Cheryl Hung presents the latest edition of the CNCF Tech Radar showing what end-users really think about and recommend in cloud native, as well as predicting technology and ecosystem trends we might see in 2021.

Cheryl Hung is VP Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she leads the CNCF End User Community. At over 140 members, including global names such as Apple, Spotify, and Mastercard, it is the largest end-user community of any open source foundation or standards body. CNCF is home to over 70 of the fastest growing open source infrastructure projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy, as part of the Linux Foundation.

Cheryl is a regular keynote speaker and founded the Cloud Native London meetup with 6000 members. She previously built backend features for Google Maps as a C++ engineer, and holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, King’s College.

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Mik Kersten

CEO, Tasktop

Project to Product: Measuring Digital Transformation with the Flow Framework®

In many enterprises, digital transformations are starting to get board-level visibility as the need to become a software innovator becomes critical to company survival and success.

But how many of these transformations are on track in terms of producing the results that the business is expecting? How many of these organizations are tracking the results of these transformations, rather than just the activities, such as training and tool deployments?

Without the ability to measure and place value on specific transformation initiatives, many organizations are still shooting in the dark, either working on new features without aligning to business strategy, or putting them on the back-burner to concentrate on things that are easier to cross off a list. These disconnects between the business and IT are what’s causing large-scale transformations to fall off the rails.

In this talk, Dr. Mik Kersten will summarize his best-selling book, Project to Product, by presenting the historical context of the technological revolutions and providing advice to business and IT leaders to help organizations thrive beyond the turning point by using Flow Metrics to drive business results.

Dr. Mik Kersten is the best-selling author of Project To Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework. Mik started his career as a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC where he built the first aspect-oriented development environment. He then pioneered the integration of development environments with Agile and DevOps tools while working on his Computer Science PhD at the University of British Columbia. Founding Tasktop out of that research, Mik has written over one million lines of open-source code that are still in use today and has brought seven successful open-source and commercial products to market. Mik’s experiences working with some of the largest digital transformations in the world has led him to identify the critical gap between business leaders and technologists, resulting in his creation of the Flow Framework® to connect strategy to delivery.  

Mik Kersten

Angie Jones

Java Champion and Master Inventor, and Sr. Director Developer Relations at Applitools and Test Automation University

The Build That Cried Broken: Building Trust in Your Continuous Integration Tests

Continuous integration (CI) is an excellent source of fast feedback for teams. When development check-ins are made, the automated tests are able to verify that the system is still working as expected. However, for many teams, one or more of their tests ultimately fail causing the entire build to break. If this happens frequently enough, the team begins to lose faith in the tests and no longer regards the red build as an indicator that something is broken (other than the tests themselves).

In this talk, you’ll learn:

  • How to build stability within your automated tests
  • Tips for managing continuous integration tests that are failing with just cause
  • How to influence the perception of the credibility of the tests among team members

Angie Jones is a Java Champion and Principal Developer Advocate who specializes in test automation strategies and techniques. She shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world, writing tutorials and technical articles on angiejones.tech, and leading the online learning platform, Test Automation University.

As a Master Inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the US and China. In her spare time, Angie volunteers with Black Girls Code to teach coding workshops to young girls in an effort to attract more women and minorities to tech.

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Dr. William Scherlis

Office Director, Information Innovation Office (I2O), DARPA

Towards trustworthy AI-based systems -- challenges, progress, and prospects

AI capabilities, and particularly machine learning (ML), crossed a scaling threshold a decade or so ago, and have since become a significant source of capability in a wide range of systems and in diverse sectors. In this talk, building on perspective granted from sixty years of DARPA investment in AI capabilities, we review the progress and prospects for AI-based systems, with emphasis on potential pathways to more trustworthy and reliable AI-based systems. This drives us to consider how we can combine advance of AI capabilities with advances in the development of high-assurance software. Emerging techniques for high assurance development give a reason for optimism.

Dr. William Scherlis assumed the role of office director for DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) in September 2019. In this role he leads program managers in the development of programs, technologies, and capabilities to ensure information advantage for the United States and its allies, and coordinates this work across the Department of Defense and U.S. government.

Scherlis joined DARPA from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he is a professor of computer science. He served for 12 years as director of CMU's Institute for Software Research (ISR), overseeing research and educational programs related to software development, cybersecurity, privacy engineering, Internet of Things, network analysis, mobility, systems assurance, and other topics. During 2012 and early 2013 he was the acting chief technology officer for the Software Engineering Institute, a Department of Defense FFRDC at CMU.

Dr. William Scherlis

Marko Klemetti

CTO, Eficode

Going beyond DevOps with effective Design- and NoOps-practices

As DevOps Platforms are paving the way towards NoOps, it is time to review what the best organizations are doing today and why most organizations get stuck halfway through the transformation? In this presentation, I will explain how modern organizations enable a culture that aims towards self-organized teams and supports that with self-service IT. Culturally public cloud and well-working DevOps platforms already push organizations towards collaboration, the same way as design systems and low code bring business people, designers and development together. Key takeaways:

  • How to enable a healthy working culture that supports learning and experimenting?
  • How to track your transformation and better understand where your bottlenecks are?
  • How to leap over areas that the fast-evolving technologies have already left behind?

Marko is the CTO of Eficode, a European DevOps and Design house. 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.

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Mina Boström Nakicenovic

Chief Technology Officer, Paradox Interactive

Security Analysis by Example, shifting-left towards a DevSecOps mindset

Tech organisations say that “security should be everyone’s responsibility” which is true since security is one of the most important software architecture quality attributes. But reality says something else - many organisations haven’t established a true DevSecOps mindset. Many developers and architects believe that security analysis belongs to the IT-administrators and infrastructure, that it is not also their own area of responsibility.

Security questions became extra important now during the covid-19 time and switching to a WFH environment. Have we learned something from it? Do you already have a methodology in place to mitigate the risks for the next Black Swan?

In my talk I’ll present my security analysis methodology, which will help you to easier get a “buy-in” from the development teams, shifting them left towards the DevSecOps mindset.

Mina Boström Nakićenović is the Chief Technology Officer at Paradox Interactive. Mina has created unique perspectives stemming from her 20+ years of experience on how software architecture, strategy and leadership intersect and how to leverage them for innovation and competitive advantage. She is also a regular conference speaker.

Mina holds a PhLic in Computer Science. She was awarded 3rd best software engineer in Sweden (2016) and recognized as one of 100 female thought-leaders worldwide, by Lean in Agile (2019).

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Darren Richardson

Lead Cloud / DevOps Architect, Groke Technologies

Case Study: Continuous Deployment in isolated IIoT

The journey of Groke and Eficode as they aim to push the boundaries of current platforms and tackle the challenges presented by continuous deployment on the high seas.
Key points: Continuous deployment, IoT device support, Machine Learning foundation.

Darren is the Lead Cloud / DevOps Architect for Groke Technologies, a company aiming to bring AI solutions to the Maritime Industry. Takes an approach of simplicity, whereby organic CI/CD can grow out of demonstrated requirements rather than imposed as a rigid definition. 

Darren Richardson

Linda Liukas

Founder of Rails Girls & Creator of Hello Ruby

Main host for the two days!

Linda is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book about the whimsical world of computers, as well as the founder of Rails Girls, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 260 cities. She loves Muji, Zelda Fitzgerald, software, and sparkly things.

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Spyridon Maniotis

Head of DevSecOps Center of Excellence, Group Technology & Services, Danskebank

A 360° DevOps Enterprise Evolution: Danske Bank’s True Story

The session aims to provide insights on the current DevSecOps evolution at Danske Bank Group. Initially, the group’s currently ongoing broader transformation will be presented, along with how DevSecOps is perceived and deployed as an enabler.

Continuing, Danske Bank’s new DevSecOps 360 degrees operating model will be presented, outlining the key domains and enablers comprising it.

The core of the session will focus on three main themes, that are in the heart of the DevSecOps evolution. Firstly, the DevSecOps vision shaping and evolution mechanisms will be presented, providing insights on how to ensure clarity and coalition towards the desired direction. Secondly, the reconciliation approach of DevSecOps with IT Service & Portfolio Management will be presented, complemented with the evolution of 4 key enables 1) technology 2) process engineering 3) people skills and mind-set 4)governance.

The third part will focus on the reconciliation of the DevSecOps operating model and vision, with that of the Cloud adoption due diligence and strategy mechanisms.

Concluding, the so-far captured lessons learnt will be presented, complemented by “dos & dont’s” when scaling DevSecOps, derived by our experience.

Spyridon has 10 plus years of experience in different roles within IT, both from the industry (Danske Bank & Nordea) but also consulting (Deloitte Consulting). He is well rounded across DevOps, SDLC, Cloud Native, Technology Strategy, IT Service Management and Operations, Compliance as well as Agile Methodologies. DevOps transformations in the financial services industry, looking at capability enablement and adoption from a 360° degree perspective; have been his focus for the past recent years. Currently, he is leading Danske Bank's DevSecOps Center of Excellence and Enterprise DevSevOps Evolution. For him DevOps above all is a philosophy, that should be adopted at relevance and be focused on outcomes. “DevOps is what you make out of it”

Spyridon Maniotis

Josefine Schwarz Bonde

Scrum Master, CoDE – (Center of DevOps Excellence), Tryg

The journey of DevSecOps at Tryg Insurance

Introduction to DevSecOps Journey at Tryg! How they're becoming a Center of DevSecOps Excellence, one step at a time. How collaboration and implementation is done in a SAFe setup? Also, what are the next steps & future for DevSecOps at Tryg?

Join this session to get your questions answered!

Josefine is taking lead in building Trygs DevSecOps transformation. She is one of the main drivers of creating the vision and changing the understanding and culture of the organization. She is passionate in creating a better understanding of the value a real and successful DevSecOps transformation gives to an organization. Her role has been focusing on getting the technical practices “translated”, so that the end-users realize, what benefit this gives to the organization as a whole. All this in a classic organization, where outsourcing is a huge part of the daily deliveries to Trygs customer.

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Michael Poulsen

Vice President, Head of IT Development, Tryg

The journey of DevSecOps at Tryg Insurance

Introduction to DevSecOps Journey at Tryg! How they're becoming a Center of DevSecOps Excellence, one step at a time. How collaboration and implementation is done in a SAFe setup? Also, what are the next steps & future for DevSecOps at Tryg?

Join this session to get your questions answered!

Michael is driving the agile transformation in Tryg in his capacity as Head of IT Development. He has experience from a range of organizations, where he has acted as driver of other transformations, changes, mainly in the form of Solution and release trains, Programmes and projects. He has done agile transformations since 2006. The transformation in Tryg is a classical transformation in an organization that has been used to waterfall projects, and has been, and still is using a lot of outsourcing in the IT areas, with all the complexity this is giving.

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Douglas Squirrel

Director, Squirrel Squared

Agile Conversations

We argue that the main reason organizations aren’t effective is that they forget to share valid information, have difficult conversations, and build relationships. We tell how to use techniques from Action Science to have the five key conversations of highly productive teams.

Let's talk Agile Conversations!

Squirrel​ has been coding for forty years and has led software teams for twenty. He uses the power of conversations to create dramatic productivity gains in technology organizations of all sizes. Squirrel’s experience includes growing software teams as a CTO in startups from fintech to biotech to music, and everything in between; consulting on product improvement at over 100 organizations in the UK, US, Australia, and Europe; and coaching a wide variety of leaders in improving their conversations, aligning to business goals, and creating productive conflict. He lives in Frogholt, England, in a timber-framed cottage built in the year 1450.

Douglas Squirrel

Jeffrey Fredrick

Managing Director, TIM

Agile Conversations

We argue that the main reason organizations aren’t effective is that they forget to share valid information, have difficult conversations, and build relationships. We tell how to use techniques from Action Science to have the five key conversations of highly productive teams.

Let's talk Agile Conversations!

Jeffrey Fredrick is an internationally recognized expert in software development and has over twenty-five years’ experience covering both sides of the business/technology divide. An early adopter of XP and Agile practices, Jeffrey has been a conference speaker in the US, Europe, India and Japan. Through his work on the pioneering open-source project CruiseControl, and through his role as co-organiser of the Continuous Integration and Testing Conference (CITCON), he has had a global impact on software development. Jeffrey’s Silicon Valley experience includes roles as Vice President of Product Management, Vice President of Engineering, and Chief Evangelist. He has also worked as an independent consultant on topics including corporate strategy, product management, marketing, and interaction design. Jeffrey is currently Managing Director in London at TIM, an Acuris Company. He also runs the London Organisational Learning Meetup and is a CTO mentor through CTO Craft.

Jeffrey Fredrick

Carsten Lassen

CEO, Specialisterne Denmark

The nerds shall save the world – but we can’t do it alone

Using dandelion management to include neurodivergent talent in your DevOps Teams

Carsten will talk about the dandelion model, and Specialisterne’s aim at creating diverse teams with diverse competencies in all sectors including the IT sector. It is their belief that we can unleash the hidden potential of +100.000 neurodivergent people in Europe alone if we succeed in altering the way we onboard and manage people with autism spectrum disorder and similar qualities.

Recent research also shows that aside from curbing the shortage in skilled labor and boosting productivity you also improve internal communication, strengthen the company’s WHY and create a sense of pride and goodwill amongst the neurotypical colleges that money can’t buy.

Specialisterne is a global company with offices in 12 countries with the goal to generate meaningful employment for one million autistic/neurodivergent persons through social entrepreneurship, corporate sector engagement, and a global change in mindset. Carsten is CEO of Specialisterne in Denmark, from where the company originates and where a lot of research and prototyping is still carried out. Specialisterne does training, assessment, and onboarding of neurodivergent talent for companies around the world and run their own consultancies with mainly neurodivergent employees.

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Risto Reinikainen

Head of Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE), Telia Company

Reality Bites: How Lean and Agile Transformation in international company looks like

An agile transformation is an act of transforming an organization’s form or nature to one that is able to embrace and thrive in a flexible, collaborative, fast-changing environment. To be successful, the entire organization needs to understand the definition of an agile transformation and the value it in order to benefit from the rewards of achieving true, healthy agility. The complete cultural and organizational mindset must change to one that embraces a culture of self-organization and collaboration. Risto will discuss the learnings and experiences from Telia’s transformation journey.

Risto has worked in both public and private sectors leading major transformation programs and large line organizations with more than 700 persons. He was a head of software development unit of 200 persons and a CEO of a medium-size software company. He now utilizes his vast practical knowledge and hands-on experience to implement Lean/Agile transformations for fast value creation and the improved customer experience in Telia. His holistic approach helps companies take full advantage of lean and agile practices. Risto has a Master’s degree from both Helsinki University of Technology and Cranfield University (UK) and is an SPCT Candidate.

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Kat Cosgrove

Developer Advocate, JFrog

Gatekeeping and the DevOps Revolution: We Haven't Always Known Everything

There are more computer science graduates than ever, and the number keeps rising. Include coding bootcamp graduates, and the number of junior engineers out there is staggering. Sounds great, right? More engineers mean larger communities and more help for our projects, and the whole world benefits because we’re solving harder problems faster. That’s what DevOps is about, yeah?

It’s not quite that simple. Tech is advancing quickly, becoming more and more specialized, with layers upon layers of abstraction and tooling. We frequently assume that the people reading our documentation and using our tools already have context and peripheral knowledge specific to our corner of tech, and we forget about all of those junior engineers with fresh ideas who are hungry to learn but don’t understand our jargon. We don’t mean to do it, but we’re gatekeeping them, and it’s slowing our progress. In order to really accelerate DevOps adoption, WE need a cultural change, too.

Kat Cosgrove is a Developer Advocate at JFrog, and an actual cyborg. Her professional background has run the gamut from bartender to video store clerk, to teacher, to software developer. She credits this wide-ranging experience for her success as a speaker, developer, and advocate. Her specialty is approachable 101-level content for junior developers or anyone else who considers themselves a newbie, with a particular focus on DevOps.

When she's not building demos or at a conference, she spends her time playing video games, watching horror movies, and reading science fiction. She lives in Seattle with her cat, Espresso, who is the real brains behind the operation and actually ghostwriting all of her tweets.

Kat

Kalle Sirkesalo

Eficode ROOT Product Director, Eficode

From pets to cattle: A short history of industrialized CI

In this talk we will go through the CI/CD journey of Signant Health from start to current state and future plans. You’ll learn how we migrated and created a scaling CI/CD pipeline to the cloud with medical field requirements.
I’ll give this talk together with Mikael Siirtola from Signant Health.

With a strong track record in IT and DevOps, Kalle has helped many small and large companies to build, automate, and scale their DevOps environments. Kalle describes himself as a fast learner workaholic driven by self-improvement.

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Marc Rix

SAFe Fellow, Principle Consultant, Scaled Agile, Inc.

DevOps for Big Kids: Continuous Delivery at Scale

Want to hear stories about how digital natives and unicorns do DevOps in pristine, green pastures with unlimited budgets and no tech debt? Then don't come to this session. This one is for the large, enterprise horses slogging through brownfields, regulatory quagmires, and mountains of legacy tech to transform their way of working. Synthesizing lessons learned from scores of enterprise transformations across the globe, this talk focuses on some of the practices large, established organizations master to overcome the nastiest DevOps scaling problems.

Marc helps large enterprises leverage the game-changing power of Lean, Agile, and DevOps at scale. He has been practicing Agile for over 20 years and is an internationally recognized thought leader, consultant, trainer, adviser, and speaker. Marc lives in Hawaii and is a member of the Framework team at Scaled Agile.

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Mark Shead

President, Xeric Corporation

Courageous Software Delivery

When an organization is terrified of taking risks, change management requirements can make it seem impossible to get the full benefits of DevOps and Agile. Using examples from teenage pirates, rocket explosions, Star Trek, Star Wars, and the US Treasury, this talk covers strategies for lowering risk, meeting change management requirements, and rapidly delivering software into production.

Mark Shead is the president of Xeric Corporation where he helps organizations increase their return on investment in software development. He has worked extensively as a coach with the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks implementing Agile development and deployment practices. He specializes in helping teams use DevOps to build development/deployment pipelines in organizations with legacy change management policies and turning six-month deployments cycles into something measured in hours.

Mark Shead

JJ Asghar

Developer Advocate, IBM

Migrating a monolith to Cloud-Native and the stumbling blocks that you don’t know about

Have you started your Cloud-Native journey? Now that you’ve gotten past that first hurdle, I’m here to say there’s more to think about. I’ll talk about stumbling blocks that a masked enterprise called AsgharLabs had to deal with, and hopefully shed some light on things you haven’t thought about.

JJ works as a Developer Advocate representing the IBM Cloud all over the world. He mainly focuses on the IBM Kubernetes Service and OpenShift trying to make companies and users have a successful onboarding to the Cloud Native ecosystem. He’s also been known in the DevOps tooling ecosystem and generalized Linux communities. If he isn’t building automation to make his work streamlined he’s building the groundwork to do just that.

He lives and grew up in Austin, Texas. A father and husband, trying to learn to balance his natural nerdiness with family life. He enjoys a good strong dark ale, hoppy IPA, some team building Artemis, and epic Gloomhaven campaigning.

He has recently dove headfirst into Fedora since IBM buying Redhat, but still secretly wants FreeBSD everywhere. He’s always trying to become a better web technology developer, though normally just uses bash to get the job done.

JJ Asghar

Andrew Betts

Principal developer advocate, Fastly

Design factors for decentralized edge applications

Paywalls, checkout flows, logins… despite a CDN, some things just have to go back to your core infrastructure. Or do they? In this talk, we’ll present a number of new concepts for building decentralized apps and help to show that maybe, there’s a solution that would suit you.

Andrew heads up developer relations for Fastly, working with developers across the world to help make the web faster, more secure, more reliable and easier to work with. He founded a web consultancy which was ultimately acquired by the Financial Times, led the team that created their pioneering HTML5 web app, and founded the FT’s Labs division. He has also been an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a committee of nine people who guide the development of the World Wide Web.

Andrew Betts

Juho Juutilainen

Lead Designer, Eficode

Design or die trying - Beat the competition with DesignOps

Best design performers increase their revenues and shareholder returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry counterparts (McKinsey study 2018). But it takes a lot more than good designers to achieve good design performance. What do you need in practice to become a high performer and to keep on delivering game-changing services faster than your competitors? 

In this talk, you will learn how DesignOps helps you create better products faster and fatten your bottom line, what you need besides DesignOps and what are the biggest pitfalls to avoid when adopting DesignOps.

Juho’s calling as a designer is the facilitation of the big picture and the utilization of the key stakeholders for reaching better design decisions. After numerous branding and commercialization projects, he got hooked on interaction design which worked as a gateway to service design and business design. He is passionate about continuous improvement, better ways of working, and connecting business, technology & design viewpoints.

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Dean Schuster

Founder and partner, Truematter

What the Soviet Space Program Taught Me About Digital Product Development

20th Century engineers from the USA and USSR drove the innovation that pushed us beyond earth. The processes they created are with us today as we make advanced online functionality. But the Soviet story is less understood. It’s unbelievable stuff and a cautionary tale for digital product teams.

Founder and partner of truematter, a user experience strategy firm based in South Carolina, Dean has been creating user-centered digital products for 25 years. He oversees truematter’s UX practice, which specializes in defining, designing, and building complex, data-intensive, digital products.

Dean has led strategic engagements for regional organizations as well as the Fortune 100. His expertise includes digital strategy, research, prototyping, and user testing. He regularly speaks, writes, and teaches on UX strategy and design, usability, user research, content strategy, and building UX-focused teams. Dean is also an avid outdoorsman, ultra marathoner, reader, and traveler.

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Kasper Nissen

Lead Platform Architect, Lunar

Shifting security left while building a Cloud Native bank

Building a digital bank requires a unique combination of agility and speed while maintaining the highest level of security.
Lunar, a digital challenger bank in the Nordics, has always had technology and agility as a differentiator. Lunar was built for the cloud, with Cloud Native principles, such as microservices, containers, and container orchestration amongst others.
In this presentation Kasper will present some insights into the principles on which the Lunar infrastructure was built on, the continuous focus on security, and how application security is shifting left and becoming a developer concern. Kasper will discuss the challenges faced and conquered in the process of transitioning from a fintech startup to a bank with its own banking license.

Kasper is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador and organizes meetups in Denmark. He works as a Site Reliability Engineer at Lunar, previously worked as a DevOps & Infrastructure Consultant at LEGO. 

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Jeff Williams

CTO and Cofounder, Contrast Security

How BMW Shifted Application Security Left to Lower Cost While Reducing Security Debt

Join Contrast Security's CTO and Cofounder Jeff Williams and BMW's Automation Expert Brono Korenko who will discuss how BMW is realising significant business outcomes by using Contrast's Application Security Platform. The Q&A format will touch on why BMW embraced security instrumentation from traditional application security models, how BMW implemented Contrast and adopted it as an application security standard, and how BMW has reduced its security debt while lowering risk.

Jeff brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contrast Security. He recently authored the DZone DevSecOps, IAST, and RASP refcards and speaks frequently at conferences including JavaOne (Java Rockstar), BlackHat, QCon, RSA, OWASP, Velocity, and PivotalOne. Jeff is also a founder and major contributor to OWASP, where he served as Global Chairman for 9 years, and created the OWASP Top 10, OWASP Enterprise Security API, OWASP Application Security Verification Standard, XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet, and many more popular open source projects. Jeff has a BA from Virginia, an MA from George Mason, and a JD from Georgetown. 

Jeff Williams

Brono Korenko

Test Automation Expert, BMW

How BMW Shifted Application Security Left to Lower Cost While Reducing Security Debt

Join Contrast Security's CTO and Cofounder Jeff Williams and BMW's Automation Expert Brono Korenko who will discuss how BMW is realising significant business outcomes by using Contrast's Application Security Platform. The Q&A format will touch on why BMW embraced security instrumentation from traditional application security models, how BMW implemented Contrast and adopted it as an application security standard, and how BMW has reduced its security debt while lowering risk.

Brono Korenko is a Test Automation Expert at BMW. He has years of experience with the automation of functional and non-functional tests and has recently shifted his focus to application security testing. He serves as part of a team at BMW charged with building a DevSecOps program.

Brono Korenko

Jeremie Garnier

Site Reliability Engineer, Cisco

How to Build a Successful DevOps Culture

Along with Docker, Micro-Services and many others, DevOps is a big trend in the developer and technology space. But people too often forget the essence of DevOps, which is about culture first - people from different disciplines working together to design, build and evolve rapidly-changing, resilient systems at scale. Many also take tools and workflow shortcuts, which can have a huge impact on your solution, adding overhead and inefficiency. In this session, we will show you how we are building a successful DevOps culture within Cisco with a focus on continuous improvement. At the end of the session, you will understand what DevOps is, understand its impact when done the right way, how Cisco is embracing and benefiting from it, and walk away with some best practices to apply in your everyday development process.

Jérémie has been working in Cisco’s Innovation Department for over ten years, focusing on Cloud software solutions including Solr/Lucene, Kafka, Zookeeper, Hadoop, as well as Android and HTML5. While this role has afforded the opportunity to learn and stay on the cutting-edge of Innovation Technologies, Jérémie has also spent much of the last five years bringing people in the development community together by co-leading DevOps transformation within Cisco, organizing Unconferences and managing developer communities. As part of his ongoing innovation work, Jérémie is involved in the Paris Innovation & Research Lab http://pirl.tech/ and the DevNet Hackathons in Europe http://hackathon.cisco.com/ 

Jeremie Garnier

The call for papers is now closed

The DEVOPS Conference gives the latest insights in technology and practices and guides the future of software development. We bridge technical teams and decision-makers together.

Do you want your talk to be on the agenda of The DEVOPS conference? Submit your proposal here.

Proposals should include one or more of the event’s themes:

  • Agile transformation
  • Compliance & Security
  • Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery
  • DataOps & Analytics
  • DesignOps
  • Management & Culture

If you are a solutions provider, we require you to bring a customer along. In that case, please include the name and contact details of your customer in the proposal.

Please submit your talk through papercall.io and send all other questions to marketing@eficode.com.

If your proposal is selected, you will get to speak at The DEVOPS Conference, and your talk will be featured in the marketing and promotion of the event globally.

The call for papers closes on January 31st, 2021 at midnight CET.