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Wednesday, June 19

9:00am BST

CEO Keynote Presentation
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Barry Crist

CEO, Chef
Barry Crist has more than 20 years of experience in driving enterprise customer success and adoption with both open source and DevOps software solutions. Prior to joining Chef, he was an Executive-in-Residence at Ignition Partners, a Chef investor.He was previously CEO of Likewise... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:20am BST
Main Stage

9:20am BST

Defining The Coded Enterprise
Corey will cover our recently announced OSS philosophy and the future roadmap for Chef products. Chef Engineers and others will join him on stage to cover how the Chef Enterprise Automation stack can address some of the big challenges faced by organisations today including : 
  • Reducing Friction in Application Delivery
  • Accelerating Effortless Infrastructure
  • Application and Cloud Migration
There will be product demos, customers stories and other surprises too!

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Rachel Rice

Software Development Engineer, Chef
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Adrian Daniels

Senior Solutions Architect, Chef
Chef Infra, InSpec Audit, Habitat Application Automation, DevOps, Value Stream Mapping
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Corey Scobie

SVP of Products and Engineering, Chef
Corey Scobie is Senior Vice President of Products and Engineering at Chef Software, where he is responsible for the roadmap and delivery of Chef’s enterprise automation portfolio including infrastructure automation, compliance automation and application automation.His team also... Read More →
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Jody Wolfborn

Curriculum Developer, Chef
Jody is a Solutions Architect at Chef Software, helping people solve their automation woes by connecting the dots between infrastructure, security, and application development and deployment. She has worked with tech giants and small startups as a Linux/Windows SysAdmin, studied theatre... Read More →
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Russell Seymour

Principal Engineer, Chef
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Tom Robinson-Gore

Solutions Architect, Chef
Tom is a Solutions Architect at Chef, based in the UK. Tom started his career in development, and is a specialist in automation frameworks, and his experience helps companies to transform into high-performing IT organizations. At Chef, he works to help customers learn about DevOps... Read More →
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Trevor Hess

Lead Partner Solutions Architect, Chef

Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:20am - 10:40am BST
Main Stage

11:20am BST

Customer Story : Lloyds Banking Group - DevOps Teams. Good or Bad?
This talk will describe the approach used at Lloyds Banking Group to bring DevOps to life across our enterprise. We will discuss the many forms that “DevOps Teams” take and will give our view on what has worked for us, and what has not, and what we see across the industry. We will also share our nirvana state and how we intend to get there.

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Mark Howell

Head of DevOps, Lloyds Banking Group
Mark Howell is the pioneer of DevOps within Lloyds Banking Group. His inspirational qualities as a role model has built a new organisational culture around DevOps and the value it brings. Mark’s role as the DevOps Centre of Excellence Lead focuses on bringing DevOps to life in a... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:20am - 11:45am BST
Main Stage

11:45am BST

Customer Story : Chef in High Frequency Trading
Chef was first used at Barclays to configure co-located high frequency trading servers. In this talk Martin describes what these environments looks like, the Chef infrastructure setup, the Chef model for the platform and the way the team manages the codebase and testing.

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Martin East

Specialised Infrastructure Engineering, Barclays
Martin works at Barclays in the Specialized Infrastructure Engineering team for the Investment Bank. He has worked on distributed infrastructures at scale, and also with low level tunings for trading systems. He is pleased to give back a little to Chef community by describing how... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm BST
Main Stage

12:15pm BST

Customer Story : Standard Bank - Earn Your Wings, A New Approach To DevOps & Change Governance
In 2017, Standard Bank was struggling with an organization-wide Agile and DevOps transformation. Delivery teams across the multiple departments within Standard Bank were frustrated with the lack of trust in the system and the onerous, one-size-fits-all approach to change management. In response to this struggle, the Earn Your Wings model was launched. This model had a very simple premise – the better a team performs, the more autonomy the team is awarded!

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Bianca Swartz

Infrastructure Lead, Group Technology, Standard Bank
Bianca joined Standard Bank Technology as a Strategy Execution Manager where she was pivotal in driving the journey towards achieving Agile transformation in the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) division of Standard Bank. She almost immediately developed an interest in DevOps... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm BST
Main Stage

12:45pm BST

Customer Story: Chef in Barclays
A presentation on the problems Barclays face being a large financial enterprise company and how we use Chef to solve some of those issues. Also an overview of some of the automation we’ve wrapped around Chef to make it more self-service as well as mitigate some of the controls and governance we have to adhere to.

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Jay Arch


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:10pm BST
Main Stage
Thursday, June 20

9:15am BST

Guest Keynote : Did Twitter Save Bletchley Park?
After a visit to Bletchley Park in 2008 Dr Sue Black started a campaign to save the site. Using her network she quickly got coverage in traditional media: appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and on the BBC News. It wasn’t until she started using Twitter however that the real positive changes began to happen. Social media and the way it can connect like minded people so quickly really ramped up the campaign bringing together thousands of people to make a positive difference. Sue discusses traditional vs social media and campaigning, what works and why. She has now written a book about the campaign: “Saving Bletchley Park”

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Dr Sue Black

Professor Sue Black is an academic with 20+ years’ experience with over 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering to her name.  She is Professor in Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University.  Named in the list of top 50 women in tech in Europe, and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lovie Awards 2018, Sue is one of the leading tech personalities in the UK today. An award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, and social entrepreneur Sue is well known for founding the high profile campaign to save Blet... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am BST
Main Stage

10:15am BST

Microsoft: Our DevOps Journey So Far
Martin Woodward leads a whistle-stop tour of Microsoft's nine-year DevOps journey so far, explaining why the company embarked on this transformation and what benefits it has already seen.

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Edward Thomson

Program Manager for Azure DevOps, Microsoft
Edward Thomson is a Program Manager for Azure DevOps, specializing in Git and build and release pipelines. Previously, he was a software engineer, building version control tools at Microsoft, GitHub and SourceGear. He is the co-maintainer of the libgit2 project, an author of books... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 10:15am - 10:40am BST
Main Stage

10:40am BST

Building Chef for the Future
Simon will outline the reasoning behind Chef's announcement earlier this year to move to a fully open source model, what that means for us as a company, you as a customer, and the broader Chef Community.

We will also recognise individuals and companies that have contributed to the growth of Chef in our region.


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:00am BST
Main Stage