5 December 2018, Wednesday 

The Rise of DevOps as the Gold Standard for IT – Shifting “to the left”

2018 is the year in which enterprise DevOps really took off. It is predicted that DevOps market size will grow to 12.85 billion, with a growth rate of 19% by 2025. This lean and agile approach to software and application development and deployment has been hailed as the “gold standards” for IT and the way to go for the future.
The first day of the forum will kick-start with sessions exploring local, regional and global trends in DevOps applications in different industry verticals and providing a better understanding of the current landscape. The subsequent sessions will deep dive into the essence of DevOps: the “Continuous Everything cycle”. Case studies of local and global organizations embracing DevOps’ four stages (testing, integration, delivery and feedback) will also be showcased and discussed in greater details. These will inspire delegates to push past the status quo and envision future transformative roadmaps towards greater digitalization and automation.
Day one of the forum also explores emerging disruptive IT innovations like containers, microservices and cloud computing. Through these sessions, delegates will be able to glean insights into readying their organizations for the impending digital disruptions.

9:00 Opening Address and Day 1 Highlights by Forum Chairman
9:15 Visionary Keynote – Pure Storage
9:45 Keynote – Puppet
10:15 Panel Discussion: Building the Talent Pipeline DevOps – Developing New Mindset and Perspective
  • Future-proofing your workforce with the advent of agile development, design thinking and DevOps
  • How Singapore is addressing the DevOps talent demands in the IT sector to facilitate companies’ transformation
  • Joint public-private efforts to communicate digital developments, map out technical skills required and foster cross-functional learning
John-Okoro-112x128 G JOHN OKORO
Head of Agile Practice
Adjunct Professor – Lecturer (Enterprise Agile)
Lim-Shien-Min-Jim-112x128 LIM SHIEN MIN JIM
Global Senior Director – Group Chief Transformation Office
Huawei Technologies
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Hatem-Ben-Aicha-112x128 HATEM BEN AICHA
Front Office Technology Manager
11:00 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:15 Micro Focus Presentation
11:40 Roundtable Discussions: How DevOps is Transforming IT Operations
  • Pure Storage
  • Puppet
  • Micro Focus
12:40 Lunch & Networking
13:40 NGINX Presentation
DevOps Success Stories – How Successful Companies Are Embracing and Leveraging DevOps to Increase Agility, Break Siloes and Improve Efficiencies
  • Brands hits and misses in effectively embracing and leveraging on DevOps to increase agility, break siloes and improve efficiencies
  • Making the business case for DevOps and obtaining buy-in from top management
  • Dos and Don’ts for successful adoption of DevOps principles at your organization
David-Bolton-112x1283 DAVID BOLTON
Head of Engineering – Customer Technology
Woolworths Group
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14:30 Continuous Testing Case Study: DevOps Transformation with Continuous Testing
  • The need to recognize that continuous testing is no longer just a QA function
  • Continuous testing in a fast-paced agile and DevOps world on the dual mandate of increasing operational agility and speeding products’ time to market
  • Incorporating testing and automation into IT processes to boost quality and commercial viability of deployments
Director P&IT Region APAC, Processes & Systems
Volvo East Asia
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12:15 Integration Case Study: How Collaborative and Continuous DevOps Integration Can Reduce Integration Issues and Conflicts Compared to Traditional Waterfall Development
  • Continuous integration to champion transformative changes in product development
  • Best practices to facilitate effective, open and frequent communication among developers team
  • Continuous integration principles that all organizations must contend with
ion-mudreac-112x128 ION MUNDREAC
Technology Lead Digital Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:45 Continuous Delivery Case Study: Why Enterprises are Embracing Continuous Delivery and Automation to Deliver Updates Faster with Fewer Errors
  • From Agile to DevOps to Continuous Delivery
  • Steps to implement a successful enterprise wide continuous delivery strategy
  • Extending automation across the complete application delivery lifecycle, beyond just the development team
Ritesh-Mehrotra-112x128 RITESH MEHROTRA
Assistant Vice President
Credit Suisse AG
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16:15 How Continuous Feedback Allow DevOps to Bring IT Organizations Closer to Their Customers and Users
  • Infusing Customer Feedback in Agile Development, Design Thinking and DevOps
  • Feedback loops as a key enabler for next generation modern delivery
  • Fuelling data-driven decisions and offering entirely new levels of precision and rapid adjustment to more types of events, variables, and needs
Ashwin-Chandrasekaran-112x128 ASHWIN CHANDRASEKARAN
Head of Software Engineering & DevOps
DFS Group
16:45 How Containers, Microservices and DevOps are Revolutionizing Enterprise IT Architectures and Processes
  • From Simple to Enterprise Level – The Evolution of Delivery Pipelines due to Microservices and Hybrid Environments
  • Making the strategic move away from legacy systems and onto cloud-native applications
  • Enable organizations to thrive by delivering features, services, and solutions independently of each other on different delivery timelines
Kapil-Sharma-112x128 KAPIL SHARMA
Senior Vice President of Technology
Lazada Group
17:15 Marrying Cloud Computing and DevOps To Speed Development Process and Achieve Shorter Time to Market
  • How cloud and DevOps work together to help businesses achieve their transformation goals
  • Cloud computing for speeding developer productivity and efficiency through automating the process of building, managing and provisioning the codes
  • Massive benefits of marrying cloud and DevOps: Speeding the development process, eliminating human error, achieving shorter time to market and establishing repeatability
Pervez-Kamzi-112x128 PERVEZ KAZMI
Chief Software Engineering & Design Practice, Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
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17:45 Closing Remarks by forum Chairman
Champagne Networking Session

Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.

 6 December 2018, Thursday 

Gaining a unique Edge with DevOps and other Emerging Technologies

As DevOps continues its path of domination, key industry players and vendors are tackling questions of security, AI and machine learning as ways to advance the industry and provide further offerings for companies to leverage from this growing market.
Day two of the forum will further discuss strategies to leverage on disruptive technologies like AI, Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics and Predictive Intelligence to boost productivity, enhance efficiency and achieve continuous insights and improvements. The following sessions will then continue discussing leading local and global examples of organizations that have jumped on these bandwagons and reaped massive rewards in their IT journeys. These sessions allow delegates to learn from our top-notch speakers and tap into exclusive insights, case studies and solutions to create effective agile transformation plans.
Day two of the forum will then proceed with a series of exciting panels and fireside chats, engaging and guiding delegates in maximising their investment in DevOps and gaining top management buy-in. The last session in the event on the future outlook of DevOps will benefit delegates by ensuring that they are well-equipped to handle the impediments to new business and operating models and derive long term and sustainable benefits.

09:00 Forum Introduction and Day 2 Highlights by Chairperson
09:10 SAP Presentation
09:30 KEMP Technologies: 3 Application Delivery Showstoppers with a Modern Ecosystem
  • Understanding that modern IT agility and velocity demands a new application delivery architecture
  • 3 pitfalls to your app delivery across a modern ecosystem
  • How your organization can properly architect your infrastructure for any private, public or hybrid cloud environment
09:50 Eliminating the Dev Versus Ops Mentality – Developing Teams in a Cross Functional Technology Environment
  • Roadmap to building a collaborative culture: integrating tools used and unifying the metrics monitored
  • Achieving cohesive equation between the two functions and minimizing change resistance for enterprise-wide DevOps adoption
  • Ensuring tools and procedures implemented align with the organization’s goals and objectives
mirco_hering-112x128 MIRCO HERING
APAC DevOps & Agile Practice Lead & Managing Director
Accenture Australia
10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:45 NUTANIX Session
11:15 Applying Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Solve Operations Issues across the Board  
  • Why traditional IT management techniques and methods are a major inhibitor to digital business transformation
  • Using analytics and machine learning to analyze big data collected from various IT operations tools and devices to automatically spot and react to issues in real time
  • Reaching new heights in continuous insights that yield continuous improvements and fixes, using automation
11:45 AIOps – What, Why and How of AI disruptions in DevOps
  • The road to AIOps: Incorporating artificial intelligence to further simplify the work of engineers and developers
  • The key drivers and elements of AIOps
  • How AIOps bridges three different IT disciplines—service management, performance management, and automation—to accomplish its goals of continuous insights and improvement
Philippe-Touati-112x128 PHILIPPE TOUATI
Former Head of Institutional Bank, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia
Case Study: Reaping Benefits of Machine Learning to boost Efficiency and Speed for Monitoring
  • Tremendous potentials for machine learning to alleviate DevOps teams’ pain points
  • Analysis and extraction of actionable insights from vast volumes of data
  • Tools and capabilities required to apply machine learning techniques to your monitoring and alerting practices
12:45 Lunch & Networking
13:40 Big Data Analytics: How Big Data & Analytics Will Empower the Future of DevOps
  • Why including data experts within the continuous delivery process can be a big boon for DevOps and all stages of the delivery pipeline
  • Improving capture, collection and analysis of data to its full potential
  • How big data analytics enable better planning of software updates, lower error rates, higher consistency between development and production environments
Suresh-Babu-112x128 SURESH BABU
DevOps Manager & Big Data Specialist
14:00 Predictive Intelligence: How Predictive Analytics drive decisions in big ways
  • Predictive Analytics massive advantages vis-à-vis developing and optimizing the DevOps workflow
  • Shifting from a reactive to proactive posture and enabling continuous improvements
  • Having more granular and accurate tracking of increased data points to easily anticipate trends in building, deployment and release events
14:30 ITOps – How IT Operations Analytics Can Supercharge DevOps 
  • ITOps delivering on the promise of DevOps and riding on the spirit of collaboration
  • Understanding different ways of applying ITOps technologies: Root cause analysis, anomaly and pattern detection and health analysis
  • Better together: ITOps analytics and DevOps working hand in hand to help organizations develop unique competitive advantages and get ahead of the game
15:00 From DevOps to DevSecOps – Learning Lessons for Continuous Compliance via Code
  • What is DevSecOps and why it matters
  • Wrapping security into every step of development to safely deliver products
  • Preparing your organization for previously unprecedented collaboration between release engineers and security teams and cultivating a “Security as Code” Culture
Ravindra-Prasad-112x128 RAVINDRA PRASAD
Head of Technology and Operations
DBS Bank
15:30 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:45 Case Study: The Path to DevSecOps in a Highly Regulated Enterprise Environment
  • Ensuring security is baked in from the beginning and not simply an afterthought
  • Dealing with external and internal legislative requirements e.g. segregation of duties, changing of control boards and handling external (outsourced) providers
  • Migration from project based to delivery to an embedded cross functional DevSecOps asset team in a highly regulated environment
16:15 ROI: How to Maximise your Investments in DevOps and Reduce Initial Investment Costs
  • Why organizations across industry verticals are investing in DevOps and where the ROI adds up
  • How to convince top management to prioritize the advancement of DevOps over more cost-friendly status quo
  • Restructuring your budget to accommodate DevOps
    Identifying best practices for measuring and driving ROI with DevOps
17:00 Closing Remarks by Forum Chairperson   

7 December 2018, Friday

9:00 – 12:30

Workshop A

A Complete Guide: Developing a Successful DevOps Implementation Roadmap

This workshop serves as an all-rounded introduction session on the essentials of DevOps in today’s digital ecosystem. Hear from our exceptional workshop leader on:

  • Steps to introduce and embrace DevOps in your organization: Continuous Development, Continuous Testing, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.
  • Adjusting and adapting suitable team structures for DevOps
  • Understanding the architectural changes required to introduce testability and continuous deployment and different open source tools available for DevOps
  • Aligning the end-goal of your DevOps projects with organisational objectives and goals
  • Setting clear benchmarks, KPIs for project evaluation and sustainability
  • Avoiding potential pitfalls in DevOps project implementation

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12:30 – 13:30 

Networking Luncheon

13:30 – 17:00

Workshop B

Scaling the DevOps Success – Powering a Continuous Delivery Environment at Large, Traditional Enterprises through Effective Change Management and Tooling Strategies

While DevOps has long been identified as a source of competitive advantage in a digital ecosystem, very few organizations have successfully delivered on the promises of this evolutionary way of working for technology teams. This is especially the case for traditionally large and siloed organizations where scaling is an uphill battle of cultural resistance, disparate tooling and legacy systems, deep-rooted silos, and thousands of recommendations from across the web.

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