Agile and DevOps: Are they a separate conversation or a progression of capability?

DevOps and Agile have shared environments that facilitate working together.  These two methods are more than simply adopting new tools and processes and the synergy involves building a development and a stable Continuous Integration (CI) infrastructure, as well as an automated pipeline that moves deliverables from development to production.  They can work together and the entire build process should be transparent, and it should enable and support development and operations.  This transformation depends on: significant changes in culture; roles and responsibilities; team structure; tools and processes.

The Round Table session: This session is for 45 minutes of which there will be around ten minutes for a general summing up at the end. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. They are given all the topics with their joining instructions and again at the time of registration and so make their choice on the topics that they want to attend. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary, but please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Agile and DevOps.

Benefits of attending:

  • The speakers at this conference will follow the process from development to production.
  • Meet executives and professionals from your same industry area
  • Share ideas and brainstorm new approaches
  • Develop and benchmark your Strategies
  • Learn from others’ best practices, ideas and expertise
  • Discover latest technical skills, tools, tips and tricks in the industry
  • Take away insights and lessons from presentations not specifically focused on your main interest area
  • Discussion and networking are encouraged via Q&A sessions after the presentations and during the breaks

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Call for Participation

We are looking for speakers willing to share their experiences and stories about your work in the field of Agile. If you wish to submit a proposal to present at this event please fill in the speaker’s response form.

The topics that we are looking to cover:

  • Rise to the agility challenges
  • Lean Principles and Kanban Methods
  • SAFe
  • Pragmatic Agile
  • Leadership
  • The cultural journey
  • Scrum/ Agile experience
  • Scaling Agile
  • Agile from the trenches – Case Studies
  • Actionable Metrics


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    Keynote: Agile Leadership

    Zuzana (Zuzi) Sochova, Agile & Enterprise Coach; Certified Scrum Trainer

    Organizations are constantly evolving, they change their structures, processes and rules. Last decade they’ve been changing into Agile, and surprisingly despite all the effort and money they put into transformation, they’ve been often failing. The same way as culture follows organization, the culture follows leaders. Companies were trying to break that rule for years and change the culture without changing leadership style. Nowadays this rule seems to win and organizations are moving towards different leadership styles and surprisingly becoming successful. In order to change organization, leaders have to change first. Be one of them and turn your organization into a successful Agile organization.


    Zuzana (Zuzi) Sochova

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    Digital Transformation and the role of Agile

    Anil Kumar, Global Delivery Lead - Western Europe at Micro Focus.

    Digital transformation is disrupting the industries, business models and the way we work. In the current wave of Industry 4.0, all areas are being affected by digital transformation.

    To start a digital transformation, or to handle an existing transformation, we need a well-crafted strategy and plan. Agile as an agent of cultural change can help and guide us to do that.


    Anil Kumar

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    Managing compliance in Cloud-based infrastructure environments

    Peter Dens, Managing Director of Kangaroot

    Continuous integration, continuous development & continuous delivery? How does Kangaroot see this process & how can they help & support IT organisations? We'll show you several scenario's together with one of our partners Chef. And explain how you manage compliance in Cloud-based infrastructure environments.


    Peter Dens


Peter Dens

Managing Director of Kangaroot

Anil Kumar

Global Delivery Lead - Western Europe at Micro Focus

Zuzana (Zuzi) Sochova

Agile & Enterprise Coach; Certified Scrum Trainer

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Previous Programme

  • Joint session with DevOps and Microservices -

  • 08:45 -

    UNICOM’s and Chairman’s introduction

  • 09:00 -

    Keynote: Agile in context: Understanding software systems as ecologies not manufacturing processes

  • 09:45 -

    Keynote: The complexity in the simplicity of Agile

  • 10:30 -

    Introduction to sponsoring and supporting bodies & Coffee break

  • 11:00 -

    DevOps: Changing Culture: (Tips, tricks & transforming)

  • 11:30 -

    When monitoring becomes more than metrics and logging

  • 12:00 -

    Round Table Discussion

  • 12:45 -


  • Track for Agile Transition and Transformation -

  • 13:40 -

    Agile Chairman’s introduction

  • 13:45 -

    Case Study: Agile in research projects – learnings from Big Data program @ BNP Paribas

  • 14:20 -

    Why does agile Improv accelerate the art of spontaneous & creative alignment?

  • 14:55 -

    re.vers.ify (re.imagining your organisation)

  • 15:30 -

    Tea / Coffee break

  • 15:45 -

    From Agile to Scaled Agile to Business Agility to a Teal Organisation

  • 16:20 -

    Viral home-made BNP Paribas IP

  • 17:00 -

    Chair’s summing up

  • 17:15 -

    Close of conference. Drinks reception sponsored by Wemanity till 18:15 hrs

Previous Speakers

Arie van Bennekum

Wemanity, Co-author Agile Manifesto

Lars Wagner

Royal Bank of Canada

Stephen Walters

Software Lead Solution Consultant, HPE

Alexis Bouis

BNP Paribas Investment Partners


Jerome Grandbastien

Agile Coach, BNP Paribas Fortis

Valerie Lemineur

BNP Paribas Investment Partners

Alois Mayr

Technology strategist, Dynatrace

Dave Snowden

CTO Cognitive Edge


Joris Swinnen

Agility Accelerator, Egg3

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum Caretaker, Ullizee-Inc


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  • Bedford Hotel and Congress Centre, 135-137 Rue du Midi B-1000 Brussels

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