DevOps Showcase: Adopting DevOps in your Organisation 28 February 2018, Brussels
This event is co-located with Agile Showcase. Delegates may attend any sessions from across the two conferences.
DevOps now is in its eighth year of practice but the old architecture is no longer able to support the speed of delivery and so needs the additional help of Microservices and Docker for incremental change. But adopting a new capability requires a plan that includes people, process and technology. Understanding this is not difficult but implementing it is not just setting up tools. You have to convince team members, map old processes to new, and maybe even change the structure of organizational reporting and budgeting. At this conference we will discuss some strategies and processes that will help to achieve this.

Joint morning session with Agile Showcase

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 is the last of the joint morning session with the other co-located events. 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.

This event is for you

If you are considering using the new technologies for your organization and want to deepen your understanding

  • If you are migrating to a new architecture but need ideas on coping with issues and challenges
  • If you want to learn about other service-related architecture styles
  • This day will engage not just existing DevOps pros, but also managers and executives like
    ♦ CIOs
    ♦ CISOs,
    ♦ Dev & Ops managers,
    ♦ business leaders and
    ♦ architects who need to know what changes are needed in enterprise architecture.

Benefits of attending: 
The speakers at this conference will follow the process from development to production.  They will:

  • review the trends and best practices on how to deliver by optimizing the processes with agility and speed
  • deepen your understanding of the other service-related architecture styles and help to consider the pros and cons if you are thinking of using it in your organisation and
  • if you have already migrated to these architectures, the event will help you select a service architecture to meet the challenges you are facing.

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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 DevOps. If you wish to submit a proposal to present at this event please fill in the speaker’s response form.

Topics we are looking to cover are:

  • Changing culture to continuously deliver
  • Agility and speed of automation
  • Change with Containers / Dockers
  • Cloud and DevOps
  • Hybrid Clouds and Culture Clash
  • Test Automation
  • ChatOps & DevSecOps
  • Microservices Architecture – Core Concepts
  • Primary benefits, and drawbacks of the Microservices architecture style
  • Techniques for transforming to a Microservices architecture


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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

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Bronze Sponsors

Previous Programme

  • Joint session with Agile Transition and Transformation -

  • 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 DevOps and Microservices -

  • 13:40 -

    DevOps Chairman’s introduction

  • 13:45 -

    Microservices : The Tip of the Iceberg

  • 14:30 -

    That Dev is stealing my candy

  • 15:15 -

    Tea / Coffee break

  • 15:30 -

    Continuously Delivering Microservices to the Cloud: A Case Study

  • 16:15 -

    Head and tail of agility

  • 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

Andreas Evers

Principal Consultant – Solution Expert at Ordina

Steve Freeman

Zuhlke Engineering Limited

Danny Higler



Alois Mayr

Technology strategist, Dynatrace

Daniel Mendes

Software Developer at the European Commission

Dave Snowden

CTO Cognitive Edge

Stephen Walters

Software Lead Solution Consultant, HPE


Tim Ysewyn

Principal Consultant, Ordina


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

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