DevOps Squared is the weekly podcast on all things DevOps, including interviews with industry experts on all things DevOps, questions from listeners and a discussion of news in the DevOps world with our guests.
This week, Martyn is talking to Amit Dalvi about engaging with CxOs on DevOps. Join us for this fascinating discussion on how to ensure you engage your executives.
Amit is an IT transformation consultant/architect providing valuable consultancy and advisory services to business decision-makers typically at CxO level forums to influence key strategic decisions. Helping businesses to achieve their digital goals by combining technology, people, and processes delivering small/incremental but the complex transition and business transformation programs. Creating strategies to achieve competitive advantage and realise cost, performance, and scalability benefits to business stakeholders.
Working within the managed cloud service provider to be a trusted advisor in facilitating Customers’ strategy, digital transformation, cultural change, adoption of automation, and DevOps. Working through pre-sales and responding to RFP/RFI, creating business cases using TCO/ROI analysis, creating key design documents including Solution presentations, architecture strategy, transition strategy, migration plan. With over 14 years of experience within the industry ranging from managing and delivering service-oriented architecture, developing strategic cloud roadmap using public, private and hybrid models and portfolio that demonstrates innovation, creativity, continuous improvement, agile, DevOps, and lean thinking.
This week Martyn is chatting to April Edwards from Microsoft about the organisations move to DevOps and the impact it has had on them as an organisation.
April is a senior software engineer and cloud advocate for Microsoft specializing in datacentre modernization and application transformation. Her focus is advocating the cloud to customers and taking them on a journey to what is possible in the cloud. Migrating customers away from legacy methods into the new world of serverless and containers, where code comes first. April was previously a cloud consultant and solution architect for various partners in the UK and brings her years of experience in helping customers plan their journey.
In April’s spare time she spends time outdoors hiking, skiing or scuba diving. She is also a triathlete competing in Ironman and Half Ironman triathlons.
This week Martyn is joined by Nic Whittaker who are discussing the adoption of DevOps in the enterprise.
Currently Head of Platform Engineering & DevOps (and acting Head of Enterprise PMO) at Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nic is a seasoned technology veteran who has come "the long way round". Nic started out as a chemistry teacher before moving into technology as a junior developer in 2000 and has since inhabited various technical roles across a variety of industries including airline, post-production & broadcast, manufacturing, insurance and education. When not working, Nic strangles guitars, rides a motorbike, destroys his knees doing long distance running and loves being an annoying dad.
This week Martyn is joined by Garima Bajpai from Capital Carbon Consulting who is discussing DevOps and leadership.
Garima is an industry speaker on a number of DevOps subjects including Digital Twins, product practices and AI-Ops. She is also the co-founder of the DevOps Community Practice in Canada with over 500 contributors, the co-organiser of the DevOps Summit - Canada, co-creator of the Continuous Product Oriented Practice and a DevOps Ambassador with the DevOps Institute.
She is also a board member for Capital Carbon Consulting and Advisor Health 4.0 Institute. In 2019 she was nominated for Young Leader of the Year at the Women IT Awards Canada.
Continuous Product Oriented Practice Workshop
This week, Martyn is joined by John Thompson who is a DevOps Engineer with Atmosera, discussing the value of DevOps within the business.
John Thompson is an Azure DevOps Engineer at Atmosera, a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider. He believes in leveraging automation to solve complex business problems and to deliver value to the business and it's customers. His career has been focused on Azure cloud development, SharePoint / Web development and operations automation since 2014, as Principle Software Engineer at Con-way Trucking and XPO Logistics to mention a few.
Join Martyn and Ravi Lachhman from Harness as they discuss the concept of shift left in DevOps and also start the discussion of shift right.
Ravi Lachhman is an evangelist at Harness. Prior to Harness, Ravi was an evangelist at AppDynamics. Ravi has held various sales and engineering roles at Mesosphere, Red Hat, and IBM helping commercial and federal clients build the next generation of distributed systems. Ravi enjoys traveling the world with his stomach and is obsessed with Korean BBQ.
Join Martyn and Will Hall from HeleCloud as they discuss maturity in DevOps.
Will is a DevOps Consultant at HeleCloud, GitLab Hero and Docker Community Leader. He has been architecting and delivering successful solutions with software since 2005, most recently using DevOps tools and processes with Terraform, Vault, GitLab and Ansible. He is interested in the evolution of DevOps, exploring the great opportunities to modernise existing applications and infrastructure to run them alongside new tools and services. These include containerisation, serverless and infrastructure as code.
Join Martyn in this episode where we talk about culture in DevOps and why it’s so important. In this episode we are joined by Tiffany Jachja.
Tiffany Jachja is a Technical Evangelist at Harness. She is an advocate for better software delivery, sharing applicable practices, stories, and content around modern technologies. Before joining Harness, Tiffany was a consultant with Red Hat’s Consulting practice. There she used her experience to help customers build their software applications living in the cloud.
You can find Tiffany online in the following locations:
Join Martyn along with Anthony Hodson from Ensono as they discuss DevOps and outsourcing in this weeks episode.
Anthony Hodson is an AWS Solution Architect working for Ensono, a Managed Service Provider. His career has seen him work as an implementer in FinTech, a Solution Architect at Chef and many years and many roles in Managed Services. As well as contributing to the occasional webinar / podcast / blog he’s also a returning judge for the UK Cloud Awards. His interests in Cloud include Machine Learning as well as the age-old problem of motivating people to do things differently.
Anthony’s posts relevant to podcasts:
Cynefin – is it an agile problem?
Well Architected Reviews
This week Martyn is joined by Katie Gamanji to discuss containers. We discuss what DevOps means to Katie, what containers are and how they help American Express as well as discuss Katie's role at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
As a Cloud Platform Engineer at American Express, Katie Gamanji contributes to the build-out of a platform that gravitates towards cloud-native principles and open-source tooling, with Kubernetes as the focal point. In previous roles, maintained and automated application delivery on OpenStack based infrastructure, which transitioned to the creation of a centralised, globally distributed platform at Condé Nast.
Additionally, Katie Gamanji has been elected as an End-User TOC (Technical Oversight Committee) for the CNCF. Alongside 10 other champions within the open-source community, she steers and maintains the technical vision for the CNCF landscape.
Katie Gamanji is a strong advocate for women in STEM, and public speaker on topics that revolves towards Kubernetes ecosystem and cloud-native tooling.
This week Martyn is joined by guests Rob Stainsby (Director, Vendira) and Tim Shackleton (Senior Product Manager, Ensono) talk about the DevOps in Managed Service Providers.
What does DevOps mean to you?
Does DevOps work for an MSP?
What effect does DevOps have on product management?
How does DevOps create a challenge for service providers?
Make sure you find us on Twitter (@DevOpsSquared), use the link below to send us an audio question.
Hi everyone! Welcome to my new podcast DevOps Squared. I will be discussing everything DevOps including people, process, technology and culture. Guests include both seasoned DevOps professionals and newcomers to the community giving them the ability talk about their experiences and expertise on a wide variety of subjects.
One week we will go from discussing the culture shift in DevOps and what that means for organisations to the implementation of technology to drive the adoption of DevOps. I hope this mix of subjects will give everyone something they can take away.
We will also give the opportunity to send in audio questions to us to be answered by myself and guests.
Make sure you check the description of this trailer for our social media handles, website and information on how you can send us your questions.
I’ll look forward to our first podcast episode where I will be discussing the role of DevOps with Managed Service Providers.
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