Platform Engineering is a hot topic. But, why? Is it just another DevOps fad? Or, do you need to do this?


Andrew Hardie


6:00pm - Refreshments and networking
6:30pm - Main presentation – Andrew Hardie
7:30pm - Q&A – Chaired by Roy Harrow from the BCS DevSecOps group
8:00pm - Light Refreshments for those able to attend in person


Many organisations are increasingly employing some form of Platform Engineering.

  • Should your organisation be doing this and if so, how could it help improve your application development processes?
  • Platform Engineering has emerged as a hot new topic in the DevOps, DevSecOps and Cloud systems world.
  • But, what is it?
  • Is Platform Engineering part of DevOps?
  • Is DevOps part of Platform Engineering?
  • And what about IDPs?
  • And, from the DevSecOps perspective, how is all of this kept secure?

Automation brings speed and power but, as the old maxim goes, power without responsibility is a danger. Andrew's presentation will give his personal view on all this and highlight the areas of opportunity and concern as well as emphasising the role of true observability in ensuring platform engineering plays well with security and accountability.

Please come along to understand this new discipline and if you already have some experience in this field, there will be an opportunity to share ideas.

About the speaker

Andrew Hardie

Andrew Hardie is a veteran of the computer industry, writing his first program in 1969 and being online since 1982.

Over the years, he has worked for seven parliaments (including the UK House of Commons, where he computerised Hansard and Parliamentary Questions), eight UK Government departments (including BEIS, MOD, MoJ, Home Office), the Metropolitan Police, three Local Authorities, Tony Blair's private office, the Royal Household, Council of Europe in Strasbourg, HSBC, Lloyds Bank & two hi-tech startups.

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Hybrid event: Platform Engineering
Date and time
Thursday 20 June, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue