Strategy: DevOps Is the New Legacy

September 2, 2020

Event on strategy, with Container Solutions' CEO Jamie Dobson and Simon Wardley, researcher for the Leading Edge Forum. Jamie and Simon dag into DevOps—the use of cross-functional teams to speed the lifecycle of software development—and other topics.

In the latest edition of Jamie's series of webinars on strategy, he and Simon had a lively, freewheeling discussion about not only DevOps but also change, serverless technology and its meaning for the way we work, and whether Container Solutions should change its name.

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Who should watch?

  • Executives who may have had uncertainty thrust upon them and now need to build a path into the future.
  • Team leads who have figured out direction, people, and giving feedback but now need to sharpen their decision making skills.
  • Managers who have been too busy to think big for a while.
  • Technical team leads who are being driven mad by their engineers and desperately want help traveling to the virtual world. 

Meet the speakers

Jamie-3Jamie Dobson, co-founder and CEO of Container Solutions, a professional services company that specialises in Cloud Native transformation. With clients like Shell, Adidas, and other large enterprises, CS helps organisations navigate not only technology solutions but also adapt their internal culture and set business strategy. Jamie is the co-author of the new book Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation, published by O’Reilly. A veteran software engineer, he specialises in leadership and organisational strategy, and is a frequent presenter at conferences.

simon-wardleySimon Wardley is a researcher for the Leading Edge Forum focused on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies. Simon is a seasoned executive who has spent the last 15 years defining future IT strategies for companies in the FMCG, retail, and IT industries—from Canon’s early leadership in the cloud-computing space in 2005 to Ubuntu’s recent dominance as the top cloud operating system. As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination for economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether in behavioural patterns, the environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems, or managing companies. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditisation, innovation, organisational structure, and cybernetics.

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