2018 NZ DevOps Conference



Registration and coffee
Opening remarks from the Chair
Phillip Higgins, Director, Higgins Consulting
How automation can boost your DevOps productivity
  • Assessing the level of automation that your DevOps function needs
  • Creating process maps on automation that direct accountability on tasks
  • Ensuring reduced fail rates and higher deployment frequency
Priyanka Tailor, Manager, EY New Zealand
Nikita Kabra, Senior Consultant, EY New Zealand
Tackling bureaucracy - Mobilising stakeholders to push projects to completion
  • Reaching out beyond DevOps teams to understand their challenges and pain points
  • Considering various personalities and temperaments within project teams
  • Making sure your stakeholders understand what DevOps is trying to achieve
Pravin Mudaliar, Head of System Integration, Spark NZ
Kiran Kanchan, Enterprise Agile/DevOps Coach, Spark NZ
Morning break
Transcending cost, accessibility and effectiveness through Cloud integration
  • Does the Cloud, more Opex, less Capex affect DevOps strategy?
  • Assessing the cost impact of cloud on-boarding for DevOps teams
  • Balancing resources and reducing cloud waste on 24x7 Devops cycles
Daniel Gunawan, Manager - Business Systems (DevOps), ‎Department of Internal Affairs (NZ)
Including DevOps in the digital layer of business transformation
  • Integrating continuous deployment and continuous integration into the DevOps cycle
  • Using customer experience as the starting point for DevOps Design
  • Constant vigilance and thinking ahead on business transformation projects
Dave Corlett, DevOps Manager, Westpac
Lunch break
Toward improving quality frameworks across the DevOps cycle
  • Risk reduction and improving quality frameworks on the DevOps cycle
  • Considering stakeholder inclusion and collaboration among cross-functional teams along the DevOps maturity model
  • Tackling Enterprise change inertia and the legacy system restrictions
  • Monitoring and alerting - making sure it’s still working
Tim Dawson, Product manager – Loyalty Services, Air New Zealand
A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps

In this session Katrina will share a few thoughts from her book, A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps. She’ll introduce DevOps, share some common DevOps practices for testing during development, in production, and against infrastructure, then explain how and why DevOps might alter test strategy.

Katrina Clokie, Head of Test Automation, BNZ
Enterprise agility – A myth or an inherent goal for IT teams?
  • Levers we can pull for transformational change
  • Assessing and mitigating cultural considerations when moving away from a legacy mind set
  • Integrating waterfall projects with DevOps concepts when operating at scale
Andrew Willoughby, Transition Manager, HealthAlliance
Peter Tashkoff, Chief Coach, Visionate
Afternoon break
DevOps strategy behind starting a fintech company

Jontie and Andrew will take you through the DevOps journey and strategy of setting up a fintech company.

Andrew Bates, CTO, Harmoney
DevOps as an enabler of business growth

This session takes a holistic look at the aligning goals and culture into business strategy and integrating DevOps COEs into organisational design, Pieter will also encourage reflection on whether DevOps is a magic bullet for all tech delivery challenges

Pieter Bronkhorst, Chief Technology Officer, Hamilton City Council
Closing remarks from Chair and end of conference
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