DevOps Summit 2012: Raising Productivity through Collaboration

Our ‘DevOps Summit 2012: Raising Productivity through Collaboration’ focuses on an ICT management concept that improves the interaction between development and operation activities within an enterprise. It is vital that to survive the current economic situation, organizations need to keep a steady pace in releasing and updating new applications in a cost effective way that is acceptable to stakeholders. This they can do by building and controlling systems using Agile techniques and Lean practices.  But systems administrators and client service personnel are afraid of change and tend to think that “It will not work.”

DevOps aims to build effective teams, configuration systems and a combination of appropriate technologies which lead to the delivery of reliable software and business benefit.

At this event, experts and thought leaders in these fields will show how a cohesive result-oriented approach can be achieved through friction free collaborations. 


  • Support Agile development /increase
  • Support frequent software releases and the quality of their deployment
  • Automation of Configuration Management tasks
  • Support virtualization and the Cloud
  • Improve collaboration in strategic planning
  • Improve visibility into IT processes

Who should attend

CEOs • Change Directors and Change Managers • CIOs • CTOs • Delivery Managers • Development Managers • Directors of IT / ICT /MIS • Head of IS • Head of IT • Head of Quality • ICT Directors •IT Director • IT Manager • Operations Directors and Managers • Process Improvement Managers • Programme Managers • Project Directors • Project Managers


Chairman’s introduction: The Fundamentals of DevOps:  What…..Why …..How.



Panel Chair:

Speakers: Kevin Lee, Senior Solutions Architect, Serena Software; 

Discussion topics:

v  Achieving continuous delivery with Integrated Release and Service management

v  Simplifying complexity with Business Architecture

v  Adopting Agile practices in development

v  Deployment solutions

v  Cloud and Open Source – helping to lower costs

v  Improving the quality of Software Development

v  Case studies

Keynote 1: Fundamentals of Configuration Management and the impact on DevOps

Robert Cowham, Chair, BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group

v  The scope of configuration management

v  Bringing lessons from the cloud into your own infrastructure

v  Extending into the physical world

v  Documenting, visualizing and communicating your infrastructure

v  Understanding impacts and dependencies

PANEL 2 Creating Effective Teams for DevOps

Panel Chair: Emma Langman, Progression PartnershipLtd

Speakers : John Stevenson, Atlassian, Matthew Deacon, CEO inTHiNK! Ltd & President Iasa UK

Discussion topics:

v  Development is from Mars, Operations are from Venus – how to get the two planets working in harmony

v  Kanban for DevOps and Operations teams

v  DevOps: Just another word for good architectural practices

v  Case studies

Keynote 2 Converging Knowledge Management, Collaboration and Social Media

Dave Snowden, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer Cognitive Edge

v  Basics of knowledge management in the context of development

v  Everything is fragmented, the question of granularity

v  The limits to collaboration, from teams to crews

v  Knowing when and where to use social media

v  Interaction between development and organisational strategy


Panel Chair:

Discussion topics:

v  Adopting a formal quality assurance systems to improve effectiveness and efficiency in all aspects of the organisation.

v  Improving visibility into IT processes

v  Improving collaboration in strategic planning

v  Design to include improvements and requirements.

v  Case studies

Fees in £

End User Organisation – £550 + VAT

Sell-side, vendors and consultants – £750 + VAT

End User Organisation (Early Bird, Before 25th May) – £400 + VAT

Sell-side, vendors and consultants (Early Bird, before 25th May) – £625 + VAT


Kingsway Hall, 66 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5BX


20th June 2012

9:30am – 5:30pm


Click here to register and join the Summit


Call the team on 01895 256 484 for further assistance or email to request a booking form or reserve delegate places.


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