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June 6, 2016

DevOps Enterprise Summit Set to Land in London!


For the first time in its brief but exciting history, the DevOps Enterprise Summit—or DOES— will be traveling outside the U.S., taking the show across the Atlantic to London. DOES16 is the latest iteration of the conference that brings together some of the best minds in DevOps, agile, continuous delivery, and IT from across the globe to help give leaders the tools, practices and information they need to develop and deploy software faster. DOES16 London will feature more than 30 exciting presentations from renowned speakers and will take place June 30 – July 1, 2016 at the Hilton London Metropole.

Gene Kim, founder of IT Revolution and co-author of “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win,” has been instrumental in organizing the DevOps Summit and believes this year’s conference is shaping up to be the most exciting event to date. “The phenomenal speaker lineup and remarkable stories being shared in late June shows how much innovation is happening in DevOps,” said Kim.

Speakers include representatives from Lebara, Pearson, ING Bank, Unilever, HMRC, Zurich Insurance, and more, speaking on topics covering the entire scope of DevOps. Whether you are at the beginning of a journey and trying to glean best practices for initiating a DevOps transformation journey, or if you’ve been helping lead a transformation for a few years and want help with current opportunities and challenges, DOES16 promises to provide tons of value for everyone. Why? If we can identify and amplify the tools, tactics and ideas tech practitioners and leaders need to build and support a modern IT organizations, the world collectively becomes a better place. As Gene says “it’s the stable of horses that have an opportunity to cultivate the lion’s share of economic value for the world, not the unicorns.”

For those who want to learn more, will be hosting a webinar taking place on June 7, where folks can learn more about the conference, the speakers who will be present, and what organizations can gain from attendance. The webinar will also discuss the theme of “Leading Change” from the DevOps transformation perspective and how this relates to organizational design in the enterprise, the functions of people, modern processes and technology adoption, and addressing security and compliance.

The webinar features a star-studded cast, with notable leaders from North Highland, Contino, Barclays and Alan Shimel, Editor-in-Chief of Shimel has become a mainstay in the security and technology community, and brings a wealth of personal and practical experience from years in the IT world. With a strong business acumen coupled with a rock solid understanding of technology, Shimel has become a trusted voice in the world of DevOps.

From North Highland will be Ben Grinnell, the Managing Director of the Atlanta-based consulting firm’s Global Technology and Digital Service Line. Grinnell has had a variety of roles in the world of IT, including programmer, architect, program manager and CIO, and, for the past 12 years, advisor to top-level executives on how to transform their IT organizations and obtain massive wins.

Representing Contino will be Benjamin Wootton, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant. Wootton has been personally involved in transforming more than 30 enterprise organizations to DevOps practices. He is also a developer, architect and engineer and has extended experience working as a software engineer and team lead in the investment banking industry.

Also joining the webinar is Owen Gardner, the Technical Transformation Lead from financial stalwart Barclays. Gardner has experience in software delivery, but in his current role has spent his time developing a DevOps community and helping implement organizational changes that drive the company—and customer experience—forward.

Join us in London later this month!

DevOps Enterprise Summit London is indeed shaping up to be an incredible inaugural event, with two action-packed days full of presentations by some of the most innovative minds involved in leading enterprise IT transformations. As a vendor-neutral conference, DevOps Enterprise Summit curates stories from the enterprise point-of-view. Most of the presentations follow a very specific “experience report” structure—each speaker describes their organization and their industry, the business problem they faced, where they started their transformation, what they did, and the business outcomes. It’s a simple yet powerful format that reveals solutions to shared problems and new practices that can be used in other business contexts.

If you haven’t registered yet for the event, it’s not too late (but tickets are going fast!). You can still sign up here!

DevOps Enterprise Summit London

June 30 & July 1, 2016

Hilton London Metropole

225 Edgware Road, London, UK

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