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Surviving Uncertainty: GDPR, Brexit, or Politics? Beyond DR

With so much uncertainty, how do you bulkhead your organization and technology choices? Learn strategies for dealing with uncertainty today.


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SESSION + Live Q&A London

Choosing Kubernetes: Managing Risk in Cloud Infrastructure

DBaaS and other similar products sit at the centre of a flow of risk delegation from end users at the top, all the way down to hardware manufacturers at the bottom.  I’m going to tell the story of how our system developed, both the product and the implementation, in terms of the decisions...

Ben Butler-Cole

Programmer @neo4j

SESSION + Live Q&A Psychological Safety

Balancing Risk and Psychological Safety

Engineers and people working in the software engineering industry have overall been dedicated to lifelong learning, and therefore it is imperative that companies offer support via creating a learning organisation.   In this talk, Andrea will focus on understanding the principles of the...

Andrea Dobson- Kock

Counseling psychologist/GZ psychologist @containersoluti

SESSION + Live Q&A

Risk of Climate Change and What Tech Can Do

The presentation updates what we know as the science of abrupt climate change continues unraveling the details of humanity's collision with nature. After scaring the hell out of the audience with the burden of awareness, several bold visions are very briefly shared, visions to slow down the pace...

Jason Box

Climatologist & Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Paul Johnston

CEO @roundaboutlabs

SESSION + Live Q&A Developer Experience

Change Is The Only Constant

The technical landscape in Skyscanner is always changing - new products, new levels of scale, new challenges. We know we're always going to have to be adapting, so we've set ourselves up to make that a bit easier. I've picked out a few real-world examples from Skyscanner where I think the...

Stuart Davidson

Tribe Lead of Production Platform @Skyscanner

UNCONFERENCE + Live Q&A Open Space

Uncertainty Open Space

Shane Hastie

Director of Agile Learning Programs @ICAgile

SESSION + Live Q&A London

Avoiding Getting on the News by Investigating Near Misses

I have a colleague at work who is obsessed about planes.  There is almost no work situation that does not have an aviation based analogy.  Surprisingly, this is less tiresome than you might imagine because people generally care a very great deal about planes crashing, and so a great...

Ed Holland

Software Development Manager @metaswitch


Speakers from this track

Ben Butler-Cole

Programmer @neo4j

Ben is the engineering lead for Neo4j's new DBaaS product. He has spent most of the last two decades looking for imaginative ways to build software without unnecessarily increasing the number of lines of code at large in the world. He has worked in publishing, finance, retail and...

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Andrea Dobson- Kock

Counseling psychologist/GZ psychologist @containersoluti

Andrea Dobson-Kock is Registered Psychologist (HPCP) and a Cognitive Behavioural therapist. As a practicing psychologist, Andrea specialised in depression and anxiety disorders, complex grief and worked for over a decade in mental health. Andrea started working at Container Solutions in 2015 to...

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Jason Box

Climatologist & Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) with over 70 journal articles at GEUS since 2013 Greenland ice climatologist with more than 20 lead and more than 110 co-authored journal articles 30 expeditions to Greenland since 1994, more than 1 year...

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Paul Johnston

CEO @roundaboutlabs

Paul Johnston is an interim CTO, CTO and strategist who has particular interests in serverless, cloud, startups and climate change. Formerly Senior Developer Advocate at AWS for Serverless and CTO of multiple startups including one of the world’s first serverless startups. Paul is also an...

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Stuart Davidson

Tribe Lead of Production Platform @Skyscanner

I'm the Tribe Lead of Production Platform within Skyscanner where we provide a modern and scalable platform for Skyscanner to run across the globe - kinda what it says on the tin actually. Plenty of exciting challenges at serious scale - how do you operate a site for 100m unique users a month...

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Shane Hastie

Director of Agile Learning Programs @ICAgile

Shane leads the Culture and Methods editorial team for InfoQ.com where he hosts the weekly InfoQ Culture Podcast. He is the Director of Agile Learning Programs for ICAgile. He has oversight in the strategic direction and expansion of ICAgile’s learning programs, including maintaining and...

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Ed Holland

Software Development Manager @metaswitch

Ed has 20 years experience at Metaswitch as of a mix of Java Dev, Tech Lead, Architect, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Product Owner, and Agile Coach.  However, more recently he has discovered how much fun it is to be a trouble maker, driving and inspiring change.  

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Track Host

Jamie Dobson

CEO @containersoluti (Container Solutions)

Jamie Dobson is the CEO of Container Solutions, a professional services company that specializes in strategic advice around technology and microservices. His interest in distributed systems go all the way back to his days as a student, when he studied High Performance Computing. These days, as...

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