Events @ Citihub
DevOps: Are Business & IT Out of Step?
21 February, 2017 | Tuesday
8:30am – 10:30am
Searcys | The Gherkin
30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP
Many Financial Services firms are finding a disconnect between business functions that are embracing a DevOps approach to delivering business value, and IT functions that are struggling to provide enterprise-class cloud solutions with the agility, flexibility and pay-per-use characteristics needed to fully benefit from DevOps.
What is holding back mainstream IT functions from supporting business functions that are already embracing DevOps, thus, forming what for years has been called ‘shadow IT’?
Citihub Consulting is inviting IT leaders to join this peer-only round table discussion where we will be discussing the following questions:
- Are business and applications embracing DevOps faster than mainstream IT can support, and why is this the case?
- What is holding back IT from delivering services that enable the adoption of DevOps?
- What needs to change in order for IT to support the business adoption of DevOps?
- How can an organisation realise the full benefits of DevOps while still supporting existing systems which rely on more traditional development and operations processes?
Held under the Chatham House Rule, this will be your opportunity to learn and share experiences with your peers from leading financial services firms.
8:00 – 8:30 Registration | Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Introduction | Stephen Hollands, Director, Willis Towers Watson
8:45 – 10:00 Open Discussion
10:00 – 10:30 Wrap-Up | Peer to Peer Networking
Director, Software as a Service, Risk Consulting and Software Business, Willis Towers Watson
Stephen has worked for Willis Towers Watson for over 30 years and in that time has collected extensive experience in delivering technology solutions and services. Before joining the Risk Consulting and Software business in 2012 as Global Product Leader for Software as a Service he was responsible for Towers Watson’s global IT service delivery function, based in the US, in which he was responsible for IT office technologies, programme management and data centre services including client hosted solutions. Prior to this he held the Head of IT office for Watson Wyatt globally and before this Head of IT for EMEA.