Sam is a technical leader and a subject matter expert highly experienced in translating and solving business problems through the best use of cutting edge technology and has been involved with a large number of commercial product launches with most having achieved both critical and commercial success, along with transforming existing products and services into award winning, integrated and profitable solutions. Including taking his own start-up (NDO ) via initial investment, customer growth, acquisitions, and subsequently profitable divestiture. Proactive and experienced at an enterprise level with a proven track record in strategy, architecture leadership, management, governance and handson software development. He loves to share his experiences and tips by giving Key Notes at conferences on using services/micro-services for the latest generation of digital customers.
Why just being agile isn’t enough: How can teams achieve their project goals
Software development is hard― keeping developers, testers, designers, product managers and other stakeholders in sync and working on the right things
at the right time. Building the systems that customers care about and delivering high-quality code fast are challenges every development team faces.
Just being agile isn’t enough; we need to actively think about how we can improve software development processes and techniques. The session details
coding practices and team dynamics, which include: collaborating fast to develop ideas, helping QA with testing, avoiding meetings to get more work done,
experimenting, tightening feedback loops to fail faster, shortening release cycles, and working together happily on different continents.
The M&S of today is a leading international, multi-channel retailer with sustainability at its heart. Every week, tens of millions of people visit our stores and our M&S.com website. They come for our on-trend, high quality clothing and home products. They come for our innovative, responsibly sourced food ranges – and they come for the impeccable service and expertise provided by our 85,000-plus employees. Firmly established as a much-loved brand in the UK, we’re now exporting this success overseas with over 450 international stores across some 59 territories.
Our 852 UK stores have helped us become the nation’s number one provider of womenswear and lingerie. We’re rapidly growing our market share in menswear, kidswear and home too. This is due in part to our growing online business. Overall, our clothing and homeware sales account for 45% of our business. The other 55% of our business is in food, where we sell everything from fresh produce and groceries, to partly-prepared meals and ready meals.
Now more than ever, we’re also known for Plan A which is helping us become the world's most sustainable major retailer. We’ve recently revised it with 100 commitments to create social and environmental benefits for the world we live in. It’s just one example of how we’re committed to giving customers a smarter, fresher, better shopping experience by turning our principles into action.
Thierry is a seasoned technology leader with proven track record in Europe, the US and Asia. In his current role, he is in charge of the global technology teams that deliver and operate all the online websites and mobile apps for Hotels.com. Thierry has a wealth of experience delivering global products to consumers and businesses, having founded few startups in Asia and co-authored patents on web technologies. He holds an engineering degree from Supélec, France and currently lives in London with his wife and 2 children.
Transforming software and product innovation by migrating to the cloud
Many companies elaborate on Cloud Trends for migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and an open sourcing of a cloud-native platform. Vital for future enterprises is to decide on the right cloud technology which will be discussed here. Going from here you will learn which options become open to your business as well.
Hotels.com is a leading provider of hotel accommodation worldwide, offering booking services through its own network of localised websites and telephone call centres.
Hotels.com gives travellers one of the widest selections of accommodation on the net, including both independent and major chain hotels as well as self-catering in over hundreds of thousands properties worldwide. The company offers a one-stop shopping source for hotel pricing, amenities and availability and also specialises in providing travellers with accommodation during sold-out periods
Heather Mickman is a recognized leader in the Agile, DevOps community. She has a proven ability to successfully envision, lead and implement transformative technology strategies across large organizations.
Throughout her career, Heather has continuously embraced hard technology challenges from consulting large Fortune 50 companies on Supply Chain approach, implementing warehouse automation technologies, running large Ops & Support organizations, and establishing enterprise security approaches. She has a passion for technology, building high performing teams, driving a culture of innovation, and having fun along the way.
A DevOps Approach: Unlock your Data. Platform. Culture.
Heather will discuss the 4 year transformation for a large north American retailer that shifted from a traditional IT organization to a modern tech company that has shifted to microservices and “the cloud”
Target Corporation (NYSE TGT) is an upscale discount retailer that provides high-quality, on-trend merchandise at attractive prices in clean, spacious and guest-friendly stores.
Joshua is the Technical Lead for the Software Infrastructure team within Under Armour Connected Fitness. He joined MapMyFitness as a Software Developer and has been along for the ride as the original „Operations“ team of two turned into a team of six Software Infrastructure Developers working with six Site Reliability Engineers. Over the last 24 months Under Armour Connected Fitness has been transitioning from monolith to SOA and at the same time shifting from traditional Operations to Devops. For every benefit of these migrations there has been a cost associated.
Transforming software delivery for continuous innovation – What if you could deliver software faster without compromising quality or accepting higher risk?
THIS ISN'T A CINDERELLA STORY
This is a story of hard work, grit, and the WILL to find a way. We started with one t-shirt to make all athletes better. Today, innovation is our lifeblood, and the key to delivering on our Brand Vision of Empowering Athletes Everywhere.
Tom is a technology leader with a penchant for technology strategy and an eye for execution. At Sainsbury's-Argos he is responsible for the software development, testing and platform engineering organisations. Tom has a wealth of experience leading global technology teams, delivering technical platforms that vary from warehousing to checkout. Always mindful of emerging technologies, he is passionate about about technologies that can positively impact the customer and business. Tom has a degree in computer science and a MBA.
Argos is a unique multi-channel retailer. With over 840 stores and 29,000 employees, we’re one of the biggest names on the high street.
We’re famed for our catalogue. But that’s changing fast. Since 2012, we’ve been moving into digital in a big way, introducing everything from apps and digital stores to Fast Track collection and home delivery.
I'm an experienced technology leader, with significant experience in mobile and e-commerce, gained while leading software development, testing and delivery groups.
I have setup and led groups of between 10 and 60 permanent and outsourced staff, with budgets of up to €2M per year, including all group design, recruitment, strategic drive and performance management.
My detailed hands on experience with agile methodologies and cross team agile coaching includes leading the change to, and rollout of, the testing, quality assurance and continuous integration activities of a 60 person software quality group that transitioned from waterfall methodologies. I also organise a regular agile and lean meet-up group in London.
I am a regular international conference speaker and trainer, having delivered talks and workshops on a variety of different topics over the last 5 years. I have also written for a number of online and printed magazines on software quality and agile methodologies as well as co-presenting a podcast on software quality.
My specialities include:
E-commerce and mobile technology leadership
Software development, testing and delivery
Agile methodologies including Scrum and Kanban
Change management and organisational design
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. The Group is a Global company with Anglo-Italian roots, the result of a game-changing merger, which in October 2015, brought together YOOX GROUP and THE NET -A-PORTER GROUP; the two companies had revolutionized the luxury fashion industry since their birth in 2000.
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is a unique business with an unrivalled offering including multi-brand in-season online stores NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, multi-brand off-season online stores YOOX and THE OUTNET, as well as numerous ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES, all “Powered by YNAP”. Through a joint venture established in 2012, YOOX NET -A-PORTER GROUP has partnered with Kering to manage the ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES of several of the French Group's luxury brands.
Uniquely positioned in the high growth online luxury sector, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has an unrivalled client base of more than 2.5 million high-spending customers, 27 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and combined 2015 net revenues of €1.7 billion. The Group has offices and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong and delivers to more than 180 countries around the world. YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange as YNAP.
Arun Narayanaswamy is an senior IT professional with vast experience across technology management, delivery management, building capabilities in Service Delivery, Release Management and Support functions. His significant experience in management and driving change and processes, helping him to reduce cost and increase efficiencies in green-field and mature projects - with a track record of on time delivery. Demonstrated ability to plan, build, scale up and transition large global teams along with the ability to lead high performance teams Arun delivered complex projects with distributed teams, vendors and businesses across USA, UK and south/south-east Asia. As an innovative thinker, Arun is result oriented in conceptualizing and implementing ideas.
Leave a great legacy by not leaving the legacy behind
How to ensure that DevOps happens not just in new generation teams but as an enterprise you take your Legacy systems also into the steep learning and
value curve of DevOps
The successful adoption of DevOps methodology for legacy systems can be made possible by changing the mindsets towards Agile and CD .
How to break the monoliths and bring value realization in small incremental changes
Various strategies to help migrate
Fork-lifting, strangling, and re-writing and in some cases just ignoring them
As the saying goes ‘What brought you here, won’t take you anywhere’ – create new legacies!
Tesco Bengaluru is the operations and technology centre for Tesco worldwide. Tesco Bengaluru builds technology products and platforms, design stores and manages Finance and Retail Operations. It was set up in May 2004 to enable standardisation and build centralised capabilities and competencies which can be leveraged across the Tesco Group. The range of work done here covers the entire spectrum of retail - Technology, Business, Finance, People, Channel, Customer & Product and Property Services.
Paul is Director of Software Engineering in the Content and Product Management team at adidas. He is a passionate engineer with over 15 years of experience in multiple environments ranging from small startups to large corporations and from real time automation systems to large distributed web applications. He has been a driver and evangelist of the DevOps movement, a rider of the microservices wave and a continuous improver. He feels at home in several languages including C++, C# and Java but can have a conversation in few others.
IoT, DevOps, Continu Delivery – Product Delivery in retail
Continuous Delivery has evolved from exception to rule to mainstream. Everyone does it. The entry bar has been lowered by tool manufacturers to a historical minimum. On every cloud, with every C.I. tool you can set up a pipeline in double time. Also in a diverse environment with many different tech stacks setting up a standard recipe does not prove to be that hard.
And yet this is just the beginning of the journey. For the long and tough ride, one needs a map. I call it the Maturity Levels of Continuous Delivery. In this talk we will have a look at some of its quadrants such as Architecture, Build, Deployment and Testing.
adidas is the original sports brand, driven by innovation and a call to action. Creativity is what fuels us – whether it's on the field, on the court, or on the street, creativity is our inspiration. We are obsessed with helping athletes make a difference in their game, in their life and in their world because we believe through sport we have the power to change lives. Our focus is to create the best product, the best services and the best experiences for our consumer and we invite them to explore new territories and co-create the future of sport with us.