October 29 // Zoom Conference
Most organisations today are engaged in digital transformation programmes incorporatingcloud native environments and agile development techniques such as DevOps. For ITleaders, the new frontiers also include Microservices, Containers and Kubernetes. Thesepowerful tools offer a rapid response to changing business needs compared with traditional‘waterfall’ techniques. Commercial enterprises welcome such advances, especially in suchan uncertain business environment.
But given the relative infancy of DevOps and Cloud (just under a decade), such organisationsare challenged by how to harness the full potential of such techniques. For example,traditional on-premises infrastructures were not designed to support Agile development. ITgovernance has not yet evolved sufficiently to accommodate the rapid spread of differentcloud platforms and associated DevOps tools. Shadow IT is on the rise again leading toinefficiencies, higher costs, and growing security issues.
GitLab, a global leader in DevOps, invites you to a virtual event to be held on 29th October.Distinguished speakers will examine how modern, complete DevOps platforms such as thoseprovided by Gitlab can address these current issues and thus accelerate the speed andconsistency of digital transformation across your organisation. Roger Camrass will host theevent. As with all CIONET dinners we believe that this event will help to empower you inyour digital leadership role.
Find out more about the speakers
A pioneer of today’s Internet in the seventies (at MIT) Roger Camrass has been helping organisations across the Globe harness the power of new technologies and methods for over five decades.As a thought leader, business executive and part time academic, Roger has introduced a succession of innovations including digital networking in the seventies, outsourcing and call centres in the eighties, business reengineering and third generation mobile networks in the nineties, e-commerce in 2000 and more recently cloud and 5G.
Product Marketing Leader & DevOps Evangelist
Digital Transformation and Resilience, Accelerating Speed to Mission
John Jeremiah is an enterprise DevOps evangelist and the product marketing leader at GitLab. He is a multifaceted IT software leader with over 20 years of IT leadership and software experience.
Prior to GitLab, he led the HPE Software Digital Research team spearheading industry research where he helped develop and shape DevOps positioning and go to market strategy. Promoting DevOps and both internally and externally has presented at TEDx, launched an HPEs internal ‘DevOps Sharing’ virtual conference, and helped co-found TechBeacon.com where he wrote about IT and DevOps.
He has held a variety of leadership roles with the U.S. Navy, IT consulting, and Fortune 500 IT organizations. Jeremiah’s experience spans from application developer, project and program manager, and IT Director where he has led a software delivery transformation adopting an Agile and CMMI Maturity Level 3 process framework.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Information Technology from The George Washington University School of Business.
Professor & Author
University of Exeter
Alan W. Brown is Professor in Digital Economy at the University of Exeter Business School where he co-leads the Initiative in Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX). Alan’s research is focused on agile approaches to business transformation, and the relationship between technology innovation and business innovation in today’s rapidly-evolving digital economy. After receiving a PhD in Computational Science at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Alan spent almost 2 decades in the USA in commercial high-tech companies leading R&D teams, building leading-edge solutions, and driving innovation in software product delivery. He then spent 5 years in Madrid leading enterprise strategy as European CTO for IBM’s Software group. Most recently Alan co-founded the Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) at the University of Surrey where he led research initiatives in 4 EPSRC-funded research projects. The impact of Alan’s research is seen in his consulting activities where he advises several startups, and works with clients in the public and private sector including the UK National Audit Office, Centrica, SAP, Resonate, McLaren, and several UK Government agencies. He has published 5 books and numerous papers on software engineering, systems design, and digital business transformation. He was also named in the apolitical.co 2018 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government. In March 2019 Alan received a Fellowship from the Alan Turing Institute, the UK national institute for AI and data science.
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