IT Strategy - New adventures in DevOps

Thursday 24 November 2016

1.30pm - 5.00pm

The Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND


It's a fact: DevOps and cloud are joined at the hip and as such, it's easy to attribute the rise of DevOps directly to the rise of cloud computing. After all, cloud computing also assumes continuously updated applications and infrastructure. Thus, many enterprises are looking at DevOps as the path to their cloud strategy.

When it comes to implementing DevOps in concert with the cloud, there are many factors to consider....

Leading consultancy Infinity Works will talk about this in more detail, whilst sharing some real life stories on the challenges of migrating to the Cloud and the new DevOps toolsets being used for delivery of products and services on the Cloud.

We are then pleased to welcome case study presentations from firstly Keith Watson from Ordnance Survey, who will talk about the DevOps initiative at Ordnance Survey. Keith will describe how they implemented an “infrastructure as code” model as part of this initiative and how they are now using these new patterns and skills when provisioning to the Cloud. Keith will also touch on the challenges they faced in terms of culture, politics, attitudes, skills and process and the significant business benefits and cost savings they’ve realised.

This will be followed by a presentation from Alan Morgans from Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency who will talk about their Digital Transformation Journey with specific focus on delivering successful digital business transformation in government, understanding service design for agile delivery at scale, agile governance for delivering individual services and overcoming the challenges of building DevOps aligned capability in government.

  • 1.30 Doors open - Refreshments & Networking
  • 2.00 Paul Henshaw from Infinity Works - 'New adventures in DevOps'
  • 3.00 Refreshments & Networking
  • 3.30 Keith Watson from Ordnance Survey. 'Overcoming the challenges to realise the business value'
  • 4.15 Alan Morgans DVSA Digital Transformation Journey”
  • 5:00 Close

About the speakers:

Paul is a director at Infinity Works consulting, who provide leading edge software and project delivery, with extensive experience within public and private sectors covering Finance, Telcos, Health and entertainment. Their achievements include ground-breaking agile delivery projects for NHS HSCIC, the Home Office, Sky Bet and Hitachi Capital.

Keith has 30 years of experience leading software development and operations teams. In the past three years he led a project in Ordnance Survey which used culture change, DevOps practices, Open Source tools and business process improvements to transform the infrastructure provisioning service. This project dramatically improved the efficiency and effectiveness of this service and it was shortlisted for the Real IT Awards 2016

Alan is the head of digital (interim) for DVSA, 20yrs in senior technology and transformation roles; background in leading a digital agency, more recently involved with large scale business transformation in Government having worked in GDS and now DVSA as interim delivery director and now head of digital.

To reserve your place, please email or call 0113 205 4033