DevOps Talks Conference Australia, Singapore and New Zealand DevOps Talks Conference Australia, Singapore and New Zealand

AGENDA DOTC 2022 IN SINGAPORE

Day 1
16 November 2022
8:45 -- 9:30

Reception and Opening

9:30 -- 9:40

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:40 -- 10:40

John Willis - Founder at Batchagalupe

Investments Unlimited - A Novel

IT Revolution published a new novel based on The Phoenix Project narrative in September 2022. It’s about an investment bank dealing with DevOps, DevSecOps, and IT Risk. John as co-author of this bestseller will share with the story behind the book and how it was created

10:40 -- 11:10

Heath Newburn - Distinguished Field Engineer at Pager Duty

Automation-First, People-Centric AIOps

We can all agree that our teams are suffering from too much noise and toil. In a tight labor market, you can’t risk your teams burning out, but they will get bogged down by manual incident response – they can’t wait years for a lengthy, expensive implementation – they need help now. How can your teams leverage machine learning and automation to shoulder the burden of incident response and event processing? An AIOps solution can filter unnecessary noise and drive well-understood processes for your people so they can focus on building and innovating until they’re actually needed for incident response. In this session, we’ll focus on just that: the how behind AIOps — what approaches your team can use to reduce MTTR, remove manual toil, and create better business outcomes.

11:10 -- 11:40

Nils Christian Ujma - Lead Technologist, Cloud Security & DevSecOps (APAC) at CHECK POINT

How To Build A Zero Trusted DevOps Supply Chain

Zero Trusted DevOps Supply Chain is a new CIO security priority. In the recent times, we have seen a significant growth of attacks in the DevOps Supply chain with major impact to individuals, organisations and nations. It’s time for us to get serious about that. With such an global increase in cyberattacks where criminal threat actors only need one single vulnerability or a misconfiguration in the code to paralyse the entire ecosystem, it is absolutely critical than ever that companies build zero trusted DevOps Supply Chains to ensure a complete DevOps security from Code to Cloud. In this session you will learn how to securely deploy Micro Services from deep shift left to a running environment in k8s.

11:40 -- 1:10

Lunch

1:10 -- 1:40

Peter Lees - Head of Solutions and Innovation, Asia-Pacific at Suse

The Edge “Lots and lots of little (and not-so-little) things (managing scale & hyperscale on the edge (or all of the edges)”.

“The Edge” is both the new frontier and a concept that has been around for ages. However you look at it, it’s clear that the number, capacity & relevance of edge devices and systems is growing exponentially. With the increasing use of containerisation to dynamically push applications to these devices, how can we manage, maintain & secure both workloads & environments at the necessary scale? This session takes a look at examples of edge deployments to see what’s possible and looks at some of the tools & techniques that have been used to address our latest scalability challenge.

1:40 -- 2:10

Gabriel Mesquida Masana - Chief Product Owner ATM Twin at AIRLAB

Twinning air traffic control – from the monolith to Kubernetes

Air Traffic Control is all about safety. Safety means very well-known and proven methodologies. But what about innovation and how do you create a digital twin? That’s what CAAS and Thales have done in AIR Lab, breaking the monolith using the latest technologies in order to speed up the incorporation of future capabilities within a critical system.

2:10 -- 2:40

JJ Ng - Solutions Engineer, APJ at Snyk

Here is my code, Secure it for me, On the way to the cloud

Applications running in Containers have been a foundational technology enabler in the DevOps movement, and Kubernetes has brought scale and flexibility to the process of deploying multiple containerized workloads across every cloud. Now, for the first time, there’s a security solution that spans the full cycle of DevOps practices for container workloads. It enables developers to build safer containers to run their applications, resulting in a more secure production environment and an ongoing feedback loop for fixing critical issues as quickly as possible.

2:40 -- 3:25

Break

3:25 -- 4:10

Anthony Rees - Regional Security Solutions Engineer at Lacework

Sort Your Shift (Left) Out

Navigating through the challenging nuances of the DevSecOps world can lead to confused teams, from “being agile, shifting left, delivering continuously, shifting right”, all while the backlog of features continue to grow and get lost in the dark.

The good news is, there is a path to the light. In this session we will learn from the best in the industry, and uncover their practices in deploying on-demand, restoring services in minutes and lowering their change failure rate. We will examine the techniques and technologies these organisations are using to achieve this securely and efficiently while maintaining speed and time to market.

4:10 -- 4:40

Dhiraj Goklani - Vice President, Observability, APAC at Splunk

It’s Time for a New Approach with Splunk Observability.

Most monitoring and observability tools weren’t built to handle the frequency of changes or the explosion of potential failure scenarios found with modern software. Finding root causes still requires too much toil, guesswork and lengthy war room calls where you have to manually interpret dashboards or switch between siloed tools that lead to blind spots. It’s time for a new approach. One where every team that has a hand in building and maintaining software systems can collaboratively navigate all of their data in one place, enriched with business context, anticipate or predict emerging problems before customers notice, and know exactly where to look and who to engage when a problem occurs. All with full control of their data using Splunk Observability.

4:40 -- 4:45

Clossing remarks

4:45 -- 6:15

Open Space Discussions, Beer, Fingerfood Entertaiment and Discussions

Day 2
17 November 2022
8:45 -- 9:30

Reception and Opening

9:30 -- 9:35

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:35 -- 10:20

Sandeep Hooda - Senior Vice President , SRE lead at DBS

How the Axolotls created our release deployment platform

The Axolotls, also known to be the god of fire and lightning by the Aztecs, is an astonishing and wacky creature with the ability to regenerate lost limbs and stay “young” throughout their lives. This cute amphibian bemused us so much that it became the spirit animal for our latest innovation, an SRE automated release tool. In this talk, you’ll learn how being inspired by nature has helped us cope with the astronomical rate of deployment caused by the pandemic and propelled us in our SRE journey. Embodying the characteristics of the Axolotls, our release tool is multi-functioning; it can auto-heal, auto-scale, and is in a permanent beta mode. All of this enabled us to reduce toil and strengthen our applications’ security, improve our developers’ work-life balance and customer’s experience

10:20 -- 10:50

Mel Kaulfuss - Senior Developer Advocate at Buildkite

Applying SRE Principles to CI/CD

The automation of building & testing code with CI/CD enables us to ship code frequently with a high level of trust that bugs won’t impact end-users. Why then are our CI/CD systems still often painfully slow, unreliable & our ability to deliver frequently blocked? Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) aims to reduce the pain caused by unhealthy platforms & processes that affect the reliability & stability of production systems. Join Buildkite’s Mel Kaulfuss as she looks at CI/CD through the SRE lens. Learn how to define meaningful SLOs (service-level objectives) & SLIs (service-level indicators), and use error budgets to tune your test suites & pipelines to manage CI/CD infrastructure & processes just as you would production systems.

10:50 -- 11:20

Sheryl-Ann Lee - Solutions Engineer, Enterprise at Hashicorp

Driving Infra Provisioning Velocity, Security & Governance at Scale

Looking to migrate your organization from legacy data centers to dynamic data centers in private and public clouds? It’s a daunting challenge to navigating the myriad of technology stacks and making sure you are doing the right thing. Join us in this session where we will share how HashiCorp Terraform and architecture patterns from some of our largest enterprise customers can make you an infra automation hero.

11:20 -- 12:50

Lunch

12:50 -- 1:20

Christopher Gwilliams - Staff Solution Architect at Aiven

Cloud Native, Cloud Neutral, All Open

Using Open Source Software is a no-brainer for development teams but running them in a scaled, production environment is not as easy. In this talk, we look at tools like Terraform (and some choice providers) to act as the `glue` that allows a “lift and shift” deployment independent of cloud provider, free from proprietary software and allows parity from laptop to VM.

1:20 -- 1:50

Leslie Wang - Tech Delivery Manager, DevOps Platforms Automations at UBS

Journey from Build Chains to DevCloud

The topic will cover UBS GitHub to GitLab migration and setting up a SRE team from traditional applications infrastructure team to focus on observability and automations as the team culture together with engineering and operations

1:50 -- 2:20

Satheesh Rajaraman - Principal Solutions Engineer at azul

Turbocharge your Java applications without infrastructure bloat

In today's Cloud-centric software world, more and more companies use Java like never before. Highly used Java projects like Kafka, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Spark, Ignite, Hadoop, Hazelcast, Tomcat, Jboss, Solr and Zookeeper etc are excellent examples of popular Java-based projects on the cloud that powers enterprises today. The cloud presents a powerful tool for transforming your business. But uncontrolled cloud costs create pressure. Engineers are pulled off their roadmaps to investigate costs. Optimization projects are kicked off. Innovation slows as teams become hesitant to spend at the same rapid clip as before. In this session, 1) You will learn how to turbocharge your Java based applications 2) Strategies for optimizing infrastructure and reducing spend by up to 40%

2:20 -- 3:05

Break

3:05 -- 3:35

Manav Tyagi - Principal Solution Architect at CloudBees at CloudBees

Reducing Release Complexity using CB-CD/RO

Keeping track of dependencies across software releases is tricky and time consuming. It is more complex when to Orchestrate multiple dependent/interdependent applications or microservices, including any tool, for any app, across any environment. With CloudBees – CD/RO one can get the meta-view and rise above a singular release or deployment pipeline. Orchestrate applications, services, and their related pipelines, releases, release dependencies, environment, and features, for real-time transparency across your DevOps ecosystem.

3:35 -- 4:05

Andreas Koutris - Solutions Architect, Systems Engineering Team Lead at KASTEN

Integrating Backup Into Your CI/CD Pipeline

The ability to deploy code and version code has been a de facto requirement and a reason we have CI/CD pipelines for our application development, but with Kubernetes in particular we are seeing a closer tie between code and data. In particular, code being deployed can affect and change your data, for that reason, we need to consider protecting that data as part of our Continous Development pipelines, In this session, we will focus on how we can incorporate backup actions into your pipeline to ensure that any code changes will start by creating a restore point be it a snapshot or an export to another external repository. We will then as part of a demo incorporate a failure scenario into the environment pipeline to simulate how a config map can manipulate data to cause data loss. Then we nee

4:05 -- 4:35

Yoshi Yamaguchi - Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Google

Capabilities for Building High-performing Technology Teams

Technology drives value and innovation in every organization. At Google Cloud, we have learned a lot about what it takes to build and scale high-performing technology teams. Our own lived experience combined with a multi-year research program led by the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team can be used to help you and your team transform into a high-performing technology team.

This talk will dive into some of the findings of the 2022 DORA research program.

We will couple these findings with stories from the field about how teams are putting these ideas into practice. There will be success stories and cautionary tales: let’s all learn from one another.

Spoiler alert! The best teams focus on getting better at getting better. You can do this, too!

4:35 -- 4:40

Clossing remarks

4:40 -- 6:10

Entertainment, Networking, Discussions Open Space Discussions, Beer, Fingerfood Entertainment and Discussions

WORKSHOPS
15th of November 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Snyk Workshop: Secure your code early with Snyk

Join us for a hands-on session to see how you can implement Snyk Code and Snyk Open Source early, to easily find and fix both security issues in your own proprietary code and known vulnerabilities in your application’s open source dependencies. We will also integrate application security tests as a security gate in the pipeline itself.

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