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Presentation: Microservices for Growth at comparethemarket.com

Track: Growing Unicorns in the EU: Building, Leading and Scaling Financial Tech Start Ups

Location: Whittle, 3rd flr.

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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Abstract

comparethemarket.com have been running Kubernetes in production for over two years. But the journey has not always been straightforward. Most real stories of growth involve several generations of architecture, repeated accruals and repayments of technical debt, piling up of layers of technology that reflect the evolving outlook of the organisation over time and ComparetheMarket is no different.

Kenichi and Adam will explain how they took this technology landscape through the adoption of Microservices in the creation of Comparison as a Service, one of the core pillars of the user journey today. They’ll describe the history, the challenges and the lessons learned and explain pitfalls to avoid when building a high growth popular service. They will also go through PaaS and the necessity of building platforms in order to scale microservices efficiently. Finally how these technologies evolved together with internal processes whilst adopting newer technologies to solve differentiated business problems

Speaker: Kenichi Shibata

Cloud Native Architect @comparethemkt

Kenichi intially joined comparethemarket.com as an Application Architect, SME for Kubernetes laying out the roadmap for Kubernetes and Cloud Platform teams. Later on he moved into a Solution Architect role specializing in the Cloud. He has worked with big global companies like UNIQLO, Conde Nast, Mitsui Sumitomo, Beacon Fintech Platform (via Simplex).

He has over two years of Building, Running and Architecting Kubernetes based Platforms in different industries.  Furthermor,e he has more than six years of building, leading and architecting enterprise grade solutions in the cloud. He has always strived to encourage innovation and collaboration. Advocate of DevOps mentality as flexible guiding principle to apply to your organization. 

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Speaker: Adam Stewart

Solution Architect @comparethemkt

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