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#CrackTheCode DevOps Transformation Series

As part of DevOps Live’s mission to continuously deliver insightful, relevant, and timely content to the APAC DevOps community, we are excited to announce the launch of our #CrackTheCode DevOps Transformation Series in partnership with GitLab!

Join us every Thursday as we invite DevOps industry leaders across APAC to answer your most pressing questions on DevOps and offer practical advice on how to overcome the key challenges in implementing DevOps in today’s landscape.

Cloud-native Applications: The Future of Software Development

6 August 2020

Discussion points: 

  • Why switch to cloud-native?
  • What are some common challenges companies face when making the shift?
  • How to manage cloud-native applications through Agile DevOps processes?
  • How to scale cloud infrastructure using technologies like microservices, Kubernetes, and containers.
  • How to embed and automate security inside cloud-native DevOps workflows?

Speaker: Ion Mudreac, Director, DevOps & Cloud Deployment, SingTel
Host: Adrian Smolski, Manager, Customer Experience, APJ, GitLab

Ion Mudreac, Director, DevOps & Cloud Deployment, SingTel

Ion has 20+ years of IT experience. He previously worked in Japan starting his startup and later joining Merrill Lynch. He was eventually moved to Merrill Lynch Singapore to lead Asia Pac Wealth Management IT team. Later on, he joined Commerzbank and held various team lead roles for eFX Connectivity and FX Option global team.  In 2016 he joined SCB building new digital bank in Hong Kong and leading SRE and Data Engineering team.

He recently joined Singtel; as Director of Cloud DevOps SRE  he is looking after Cloud Platform and DevOps for Singtel Enterprise he spends most of his time in bringing new technologies that provide support for existing users and facilitate lean growth for future business development.
He is a veteran of agile and lean development “Scrum, XP, and Kanban,” DevOps “CI/CD.”

Ion is RedHat, Scrum Master, Amazon AWS solution architect certified and 3 professional certifications from Google Cloud. He holds Master Degrees in Project Management and Efficiency of Investment and Ph.D. in IT Management.

Adrian Smolski, Manager, Customer Experience, APJ, GitLab

Adrian has been working in several IT roles in-house, consulting and product vendors over the last 16+ years across Australia and Asia. His developer background started in Analytical Programming roles in the pharmaceutical industry and moving into various different Enterprises during his consulting career. He is experienced in working with customers on cutting-edge technologies such as containired solutions, machine learning and distributed database solutions as well as collaborations and DevOps based platforms. He enjoys working with diverse teams and building out high-performing technical teams to ensure customers success. In his spare time he likes hands-on home improvements projects and working on his other passion - cars.

Effectively Addressing the DevOps Gender Gap

30 July 2020

Discussion points: 

  • Where does the gender gap in IT/DevOps stem from?
  • What steps can the C-suite take to further accelerate the integration of women across the organization?
  • How to approach IT/DevOps recruiting to build diverse, inclusive, & high-performing teams?
  • What are GitLab’s best practices for recruiting and promoting diversity & inclusion across global teams?
  • What advice would you give to women & minorities working in DevOps/IT roles?


Presented by: Lauren Langdell, Founder, Women in DevOps
Host: Candace Byrdsong Williams, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager, GitLab

 Lauren Langdell, Founder, Women in DevOps

Lauren is originally from the South Coast of England and started her recruitment career in London before relocating to Los Angeles in March 20202. Lauren is the Founder of Women in DevOps, a global platform that empowers and inspires diversity in technology and USA Director at Trust in Soda, a multiple award-winning digital recruitment agency based in Manhattan Beach, California.

She has been recruiting in the DevOps space since 2014. With over 6 years of recruitment experience hiring devOps and SRE engineers and managers for the globes best brands and most innovative starts ups I’m now focused on the USA market in particular California and Laucnhed Women in DevOps in 2017 which started out as a small tech meetup for like-minded female engineers. It has since grown into an offline and online into community of 4000 individuals who are all passionate about I inspiring and empowering women in DevOps globally. It has held panel discussions, meetups and events in London, Dublin and Los Angeles proudly partnering with the likes of Google, Facebook, Headspace, FandangoNOW and Expedia.

Candace Byrdsong Williams, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager, GitLab

Candace Byrdsong Williams is the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager at GitLab. She is responsible for building and leading GitLab’s global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts and creating an environment where all employees feel they belong and can show up as their full selves.

Previously, Candace served as the Diversity + Inclusion Communities Manager at Red Hat, where she oversaw the broad Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and strategy for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and external D+I relationships/partnerships.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Candace worked at Cisco i n Inclusion & Collaboration managing I&C Market Acceleration, Affinity Groups and Networks, I&C Strategic Partnerships, I&C Programs, etc.

Prior to Red Hat, Candace began her career i n Diversity and Inclusion for Nationwide insurance where she stood up their strategy and program for D&I.

Candace has over 10 years of Diversity and Inclusion experience and earned her BA i n 1996 from North Carolina A&T State University

Starting the DevOps Journey: The Secret to Infusing a Winning DevOps Culture in your Organization

23 July 2020

Discussion points:

  • What is the best way to initiate DevOps transformation in a traditional enterprise?
  • How should an organization restructure itself for DevOps success?
  • What types of metrics should be used to get more buy-in from stake holders?

Presented by: Mahantesh Patil, Chief Digital & Agile Transformation Officer, Allianz
Host: Ramiz Khalid, DevOps Live

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  • Uptime Institute

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  • AdVantage

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  • ISC2

Event Partners

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  • Jumpstart Media
  • My Security Media
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  • Western Digital has been exhibiting Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World for a few years now and have always seen great success at the shows. Western Digital has an extensive storage solutions portfolio and with this bring the largest scale cloud & data centre exhibition in Singapore and ASEAN, it is important for us to have a presence here. With the Significant representation of overseas delegates other than Singapore-based delegates, this allows us to reach out a mass group audience in one location.
    APeC Channel Marketing, Western Digital
  • We’ve met a good mix of new prospects and existing customers over the two days. There were many relevant questions posed by the delegates, attesting to the immense interest the show has generated for us leading up to the show.
    Marketing – South East Asia and India, Splunk
  • Through Cloud Expo Asia, we get new prospects, lead generation and a lot of brand exposure. Across these two days, it’s been very exciting and we’re already looking forward to next year!
    Marketing Manager, Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd
  • Conferences like these at Cloud Expo Asia are always exciting because not only we have a chance to hear about the latest best practices and developments, and also reconnect with peers, clients and partners. I would love to be back at Cloud Expo Asia again!
    Director, Fintech & Crypto, PwC Singapore
  • As the COO in one of the biggest insurance companies in Japan, I’ve arranged my team to take turn to come visit across these two days to get the latest industry knowledge. Because of my role, I am particularly interested in the risk management and security sessions. What we’re appreciated the most is that we can source a variety of content at one place, including solution providers, end-users and those institutions [IASA, ISC2 etc.]. It is very comprehensive.
    COO, Tokio Marine Insurance Group
  • I’ve never visited an event of such massive scale featuring some of the most amazing brands and speakers here. I learnt a lot from attending the sessions like blockchain, digitisation, logistics and customer experience. I am very impressed with the breadth of the topics covered all under one roof over two days. I’ve also met many new suppliers I’ve never knew before and got to establish contact with them now. Coming to this event has given me so much value.
    Founder, All about Supply Chain