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Keith Watson

Keith Watson

Director Of Devops, ADP UK Limited


Keith has worked in IT for over 30 years leading various software development, DevOps and operations teams at IBM, ADP and Ordnance Survey. In his previous role. he led a project in Ordnance Survey which transformed the way environments were provisioned using a combination of culture change, DevOps, open source tools and changes to business processes. Keith is now Director of DevOps for ADP UK for the iHCM product and is responsible for promoting continuous delivery and DevOps principles as well as changing the patterns and tools used for build and deployment within development and operations teams. He has also spoken at and chaired various DevOps conferences and user groups.

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Devops Imagineering – The Promised Land Of An Integrated Continuous Delivery Supply Chain
Agile Development and Continuous Delivery using DevOps tooling is seen at the modern mode of software development. Adopting these patterns has allowed organisations to improve the cadence of delivery and self-sufficiency of individual software development teams. This however can lead to a proliferation of tools, artifacts and operational models throughout the organisation. What if it were possible to imagine a future where Continuous Delivery was based on an integrated supply chain model similar to that used in current manufacturing processes? This talk explores what that might mean and what has to change to realise that vision.