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

Location: Abbey, 4th flr.

Day of week: Monday

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

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 well as leading the team at CS, Jamie helps other people go 'cloud native'.

Decisions Behind Hosting a Critical Managed Stateful Service

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 we made about how to manage risk: the risks we accepted from our customers, the risks we delegated to IaaS and other providers and those that we decided to keep for ourselves.


I’ll talk about how to choose Kubernetes (and how to learn it once you’ve chosen it), about the difference between GCP and AWS, about what risks you can delegate right back to your customers and about evolving a system that went into production before the first line of code was written.

Ben Butler-Cole, Programmer @neo4j

Learning Organisations

Presentation details to follow.

Andrea Dobson, Counseling psychologist/GZ psychologist @containersoluti

Risk Management

Presentation details to follow.

Dana Lewis, Principal Investigator & Researcher

Risk of Climate Change and What Tech Can Do

Presentation details to follow.

Jason Box, Climatologist & Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Paul Johnston, CEO @roundaboutlabs