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DEVOPS 2018 Keynote & Program Details

Thursday 13.12.2018

9:00-9:45, Linda Liukas

Author, illustrator and programmer – Hello Ruby

Storytelling in the age of AI

Short summary: Magic has entered our world. It’s in our pockets, anticipating our needs, thin and glossy and foreign. But it’s not the magic wand of Harry Potter Linda Liukas is talking about, it’s our technology, the computers, phones and gadget that increasingly run our worlds. We should prepare our selves and our children to a world where every problem is a computer problem – make them ready to engage, influence and built this world to be beautiful, better and maybe a bit whimsical. From Helsinki, Finland, Linda will share how a more diverse technology field will result to a better world.

9:45-10:30, Xuan Jin

Head of Cloud Architects - Alibaba Cloud UK

ET Brain, Exploring new uses for Data and AI

Short summary: ET Brain is Alibaba Cloud’s ultra-intelligent AI Platform for solving complex business and social problems. It offers users multi-dimensional perception, global insight, real-time decision-making and continuous evolution under complex situations to rapidly form optimal decisions and continuous evolution under complex situations to rapidly form optimal decisions business and social problems. As of now it offers solutions for Smart City, Industrial, Environmental, Medical, Aviation, Sports and Financial Services.

10:30-11:15, Diego Lo Giudice

VP & Principal Analyst - Forrester

Augmenting, Automating and Amplifying DevOps with AI

Short summary: AI and Machine Learning are fuelling software robots, conversational and decision systems, that are enabling both current and next generation applications to behave and do work like humans. AI is also going to change the way we develop and deliver software. Forrester research data shows testing and quality are the first areas to leverage AI and ML. In this plenary presentation Diego Lo Giudice, VP and Principal Analyst of Forrester, will discuss: – The role of AI and how it will impact sw development and IT delivery – How will AI manifest itself in continuous delivery, what will the benefits be, what the challenges? Where do you get data? – Will pipelines become more intelligent, which areas of pipelines can be improved? – Will Developers, testers, and operations professionals be sitting side by side with Bots to deliver better software faster and cheaper?

11:15-12:00, Ben Goertzel

CEO & Chief Scientist - SingularityNET

The Present and Future of Decentralized AI

Short summary: What is the fundamental value that decentralized AI will offer to the userand to the developer, beyond what is provided by centralized big-tech AI? What infrastructure and AI advances are needed to make full-scaledecentralized AI a reality? What decentralized AI frameworks or toolsare available right now, and what will be available in the near future? How does decentralized AI relate to other forms of AI advance such astransfer learning, small-data AI and artificial general intelligence?

13:00-13:30, Josh Brewer

CEO & Cofounder - Abstract

Why You Should Be Thinking About DesignOps?

Short summary: As more and more companies invest in Design, the need to formalize best practices for operationalizing and scaling Design has led to the birth of a new discipline: DesignOps. Design Ops is concerned with reducing operational inefficiencies in design through new tools, processes, and automation. By bringing design and development practices closer together, companies can achieve greater clarity and efficiency, while building resiliency into their process. By bringing design and development practices closer together, companies can achieve greater clarity and efficiency, while building resiliency into their process. Manage communication and coordination across all of their teams and projects.

Track: Startups

13:30-14:00, Moritz Heiber

DevOps Birth Assistant - ThoughtWorks

Bringing value to business and for your customer through DevOps

Short summary: What is DevOps? Is it flashy, unnecessary technology? Is it complicated job descriptions for people that are rarer than unicorn tears? Is it a chance for service company’s to thrive on existential organizational problems of their clients?  Or is it something a little different? Join me for discovering what DevOps is not, what it truly is, what it can be for you. Because in the end it’s all about how it can help you create more value for your own team, your organization and ultimately your customers.

Track: Transformation

14:00-14:30, Jussi Rintanen

Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Software Systems - Aalto University

Model-based programming and AI-assisted software development

Short summary: Jussi is a computer scientist with interests in automating the solution of complex problems which earlier have required the use of human intelligence. His research belongs to the areas of automated reasoning, combinatorial search and optimization, and artificial intelligence. His talk covers model-based programming and AI-assisted software development.

Track: Augemented DevOps

14:30-15:00, Giulio Iannazzo

Solution Engineer - Atlassian

A beginner's guide to scaling DevOps

Short summary: The executives at your company have been hearing about all the benefits implementing DevOps can bring, like faster time to market, better quality releases and competitive advantage. After deciding that “doing this DevOps thing” is a good idea, they call you up and task you as the owner of their “DevOps transformation”. What next?

Track: Transformation

14:30-15:00, Andreas Prins

Vice President Product Development at XebiaLabs

Disconnected Pipelines: The Missing Link

Short summary: For many, the transition to DevOps starts small, in a single team or a new project and often involves pieced-together open source solutions with little to no security. To scale effectively, deploying daily, hourly or even more frequently, organizations must infuse security in all aspects of software development and deployment. Join XebiaLabs VP Product Development and thought leader in DevOps and continuous deployment, Andreas Prins, as he shares different disconnects in the market and how to solve them effectively, tips and techniques to incorporate security and all other disciplines into the complete DevOps lifecycle.

Track: Augumented DevOps

Friday 14.12.2018

09:45-10:30, Alexander Alten-Lorenz


Decentral energy distribution in a digital world

Short summary: The decentral energy world is complex, volatile, event-driven, real-time, customer focused and only feasible through digitalisation. This only happen by using methodologies for future-ready tools, mindsets and collaboration across regions and units.

11:15-12:00, Jere Nieminen

Service Architect - Elisa

Anomaly detection using ML in Elisa Viihde CDN

Short summary: Can we do more with huge amounts of logs than debug and confirm user complaints that already happened? A real life story of using machine learning in finding anomalies from millions of video streaming events. Anomalies that can turn out to be hidden issues and fixing things before they turn in to major incidents.

13:00-13:30, Mahdi Azarboon

Senior Analyst - Liquid Studio Accenture

How to prototype serverless DevSecOps?

Short summary: “Serverless computing is getting more popular, subsequently its challenges are getting more apparent. DevOps and testing are among the most notable issues, that’s why many serverless users** have already given up DevOps: Deploy their apps manually, perform just few basic unit tests and are in the illusion of following best practices. Serverless community is worryingly behind DevOps practices, so that most user don’t even know how to implement automated integration test (or anything beyond unit test) for their apps. Even on the web, you can rarely find any practical guides, there are just some random chit chats about there. All this lack of knowledge, makes users to pay for it repeatedly over life cycle of their projects.

From the other side, few of cloud vendors have are offering their own DevOps solutions. Not just that some of them have an unacceptable quality, but even in best case scenario, those solutions lock users only to provider’s own services. And this solution has already started to be unviable: According to latest survey by Serverless Inc, multi-clouding is getting more popular, that’s why users need a vendor agnostic tool to perform your continuous operations.

How to create vendor-agnostic and flexible CI/CD pipeline for your serverless app? How to approach testing your serverless app properly? How to automatically perform unit, integration and other tests for it? How to ensure that during all this automated process, your app, users and environments are secure? These are the questions that I will answer in my presentation.”

Track: Serverless Computing

13:30-14:00, Natalie Pistunovich

Engineering Manager - Fraugster

Using Go in DevOps

Short summary: “Go is not a language traditionally used in SysOps. However, as SysOps transforms to DevOps and systems complexity keeps increasing, the need for scalability is increasing as well. Scalable system need generalized support, less scripting and more software development, ideally using a cross-platform language that supports concurrency and parallelism. This is a great time to refresh the toolbox.

Looking at recent observability and operations tools, many are written in Go: Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, CoreOS, Istio, Grafana, Jaeger, Moby, etc.

Why Go?

In this talk we will talk about the language, when its use makes sense and what features make it a good choice, e.g. type safety, clear syntax designed for concurrency, built-in support for parallelism, and the built-in cross platform and cross architecture support that doesn’t require dependencies management.

Track: Containerization

13:00-13:30, Victoria Almazova

Cloud Security Architect - Microsoft

Secure your Azure and DevOps in a smart way

Short summary: Azure provides a set of security and governance controls to ensure that your environment is secure and complaint. Where to start? What to use? How to implement a holistic approach and don’t get crazy. Learn how to implement security on the subscription level, develop your applications securely, securely deploy, periodically scan production for compliance and security and get single security dashboard. Azure management groups, policies, blueprints, security center, security DevOps kits and many more tools in this hands-on session. This technical session shows how to implement and maintain compliance and security in your organisation. Leave this session confident how to avoid the common traps in building and implementing security controls and use them most efficiently.

Track: DevSecOps

13:30-14:00, Ilkka Turunen

Global Director, Pre-sales Engineering - Sonatype

Securing Modern Applications: The Data Behind DevSecOps

Short summary: “Hackers took three days to identify and exploit a known vulnerability in Equifax’s web applications.  I will share new data that reveals why three days (at most) is the new normal for DevSecOps teams to move new business /security requirements from design into production.  This session aims to enlighten DevOps teams, security and development professionals by sharing results from the 4th annual State of the Software Supply Chain Report — a blend of public and proprietary data with expert research and analysis.Attendees can join this session to better understand how DevSecOps teams are applying lessons from W. Edwards Deming (circa 1982), Malcolm Goldrath (circa 1984) and Gene Kim (circa 2013) to improve their ability to respond to new business requirements and cyber risks.

Track: DevSecOps