This blog gives insight into The DevOps Leadership Forum Event Series. Read more to find out about each of these events in the series.

The DevOps Leadership Forum – DataOps

Date: June 2019

This was the first in our new series of events, DevOps Leadership Forum.

Data has become an asset on which many companies build their value, and the conversation has shifted from building data-gathering systems to the management of the data itself. The importance of data, the move to microservice architectures where the data is typically decentralised, new regulations driving different handling of personal and sensitive information, and the introduction of AI imposing traceability of training data has created a new Data Operations movement.

La Fosse held a session where industry experts came to exchange ideas, present their own challenges and hear the lessons learnt from others facing a similar journey. The event, hosted at The NED, showcased the example of Babylon Health.

This event was facilitated by Jean-Marie Ferdegue, Director of Platform Engineering at Babylon Health.


The DevOps Leadership Forum – Is DevOps Destroying the Architect?

Date: July 2019

What does the Architect of the future look like?

It’s often suggested that Engineering and DevOps teams are becoming less reliant on Architecture. Is this true and why is this the case?

This event brought together senior leaders in the Architecture space to discuss the effects that DevOps as a methodology and culture is having on more traditional Architecture functions across the industry, and how better to integrate the two.

Facilitated by James Betteley, Director of Technology at Publicis.Sapient.

The DevOps Leadership Forum – DevOps Maturity and Measurement

Date: October 2019

According to SourceLabs, only 12% of companies last year were not adopting DevOps, with a further 36% at the beginning of the journey.

But how do you know where you are on that journey? Is your company just employing a few smart people performing heroics, or are you properly using the cloud and DevOps to support hypothesis-driven development?

With increasing pressures on engineering teams to perform, you need to know that you are not over or under engineering DevOps, and that you have the tools and knowledge to measure the success of your DevOps practices.

Through this event La Fosse created a space for industry experts to exchange ideas, discuss their own challenges and hear the lessons learnt by others facing a similar journey.

Facilitated by Peter Dignan, and focussing on the motoring website PistonHeads and their DevOps journey under new owners, CarGurus.