Finance Series

Powering the Continuous Economy in the Financial Sector Day

CloudBees cordially invites you to attend the Powering the Continuous Economy in the Financial Sector Day, which will be hosted on 3rd April 2019 at Altitude 360, on the 29th Floor of the Millbank Tower, in London.

The financial sector is very different from other industries when it comes to DevOps adoption, having their own challenges, but also their own unique opportunities. We will address some of the common software delivery challenges facing the finance industry that will enable you to take advantage of those unique business opportunities.

Join us as we look to discuss the below frequently asked questions, along with many others that are on your mind.

  • What does Continuous Delivery mean in the Finance industry?
  • How can you incorporate the technical legacy of systems that have evolved over many years into a DevOps approach?
  • Learn how to scale agile practices and transition them to Continuous Delivery.
  • How to remain compliant while accelerating delivery?
  • How can you automate the integration and testing across multiple subsystems?
  • Learn how to overcome typical barriers to a successful introduction of Agile/Continuous software development.
  • How will containers and microservices impact the future of software delivery and DevOps?
  • Can DevOps automation make IT processes faster, more efficient and trustworthy for production?

Full price will be 99 GBP. 

Diego Lo Guidice

Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester (FEATURED SPEAKER)

Nigel Abbott
Nigel Abbott

UK Sales Director, GitHub

Richard Dalton
Richard Dalton

Digital Platform DevOps Engineer, HSBC

Michael Dukes
Michael Dukes

DevOps Manager, Accenture

Stefan Kures
Stefan Kures

Solution Architect EMEA, CloudBees

Sacha Labourey

CEO, CloudBees

Cheryl Razzell
Cheryl Razzell

Global Head of Digital Platform Operations, Digital Platform, HSBC

Ryan Sheldrake
Ryan Sheldrake

Solution Architect, Sonatype


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome & Introductions
Welcome & Introductions
Gautam Rishi, CloudBees
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Accelerating Financial Businesses Innovation With DevOps. Here's how.
The journey to transform your delivery in autonomous teams building, testing, automating, and delivering continuously and at fast speed is arduous and long. While Agile+DevOps are mainstream in Financial Services, software release frequency growth has not improved much and Agile+DevOps struggle to scale. In this keynote Forrester analyst Diego Lo Giudice will share:
1. Why and what it means for FS that Software Excellence Is a CEO and Exec board "affair"
2. Agile, DevOps and Cloud market updates and key trends
3. How to make your continuous delivery pipelines building better and faster.
Diego Lo Giudice, Forrester
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Keynote: Continuous Delivery The Innovation Imperative in the Software Era
Marc Andreessen famously once said, “Software is eating the world.” With this change comes the challenge of meeting a never-ending stream of software requirements, requiring the finance industry to shift their focus from a physical supply chain, to a software delivery supply chain, as well as having to meet all of the security rules and regulations along the way. As a result, accelerating software development - and especially embedded systems development - has become critical to the industry. Today, finance suppliers are being challenged with:
- Accelerating the development and delivery of a never-ending and expanding set of software requirements.
- Maintaining or even increasing software quality while delivering software faster.
- Building a software delivery supply chain that can be relied on for meeting these new business requirements.
Sacha Labourey, CloudBees
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Business Track: Turbocharge your innovation by modern CI/CD
Coming soon
Stefan Kures, CloudBees
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Coffee Break & Networking & Expo for sponsors
Coffee Break & Networking & Expo for sponsors
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Technical Track: Embracing Security - A Changing DevOps Landscape
Attendees of this session will walk away with:
- Real-world examples of how large and small companies in the financial sector are implementing DevSecOps practices in their own delivery pipelines, and increasing developer awareness to risks
- Key insights from 2,076 of their peers who participated in the 2018 DevSecOps community report - including where most mature DevOps practices are focusing their security efforts
- A walkthrough of how security principles have been embedded in a CICD pipeline and what standards for implementation are beginning to follow suite
Ryan Sheldrake, Sonatype
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Business Track: How to Build a Platform that doesn’t fall apart two days later
Topic for session – Continuous Integration at scale in the financial Industry
3 bullet points of the benefits and what will be learned
1. What does Continuous Delivery mean in the Finance industry?
2. How to remain compliant while accelerating delivery?
3. How can you incorporate the technical legacy of systems that have evolved over many years into a DevOps approach?
Richard Dalton, HSBC
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Birds of A Feather Lunch & Expo for Sponsors
Birds of A Feather Lunch & Expo for Sponsors
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Technical Track: DevOps the self-service way + CI/CD patterns to enable cross-functional teams
Our DevOps platform consists of a number of tools to quick-start DevOps best-practices. Jenkins sits at the core of the platform taking on the orchestration element.
In the enterprise edition of our platform we’ve scaled our Jenkins to support 150+ projects making use of Cloudbees Jenkins Enterprise. With the growth of our platform we’ve delivered a new Management/Self-service portal, which not only provisions capabilities within the tools but leverages the tools to install quick-start automation.
Additionally I will be touching upon the latest CI/CD patterns we are seeing and using within our projects, whether it’s Jenkinsfile libraries that unifies pipeline best-practices or pipelines for enable our Infrastructure as code (Terraform) to deploy in a controlled, best-practice way.
Michael Dukes, Accenture
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Business Track: What is Inner source and why should we care?
Applying the principles of open source within your organisation and unlocking the value of the toy-box.
Nigel Abbott, GitHub
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Closing panelists:
Cheryl Razzell, HSBC
Panel hosted by Diego Lo Giudice and Steve Harris
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Conclusions with raffle, drinks and networking
Conclusions with raffle, drinks and networking


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