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DevOps Enterprise Summit Amsterdam 2023

The conference for leaders of large, complex organizations.

Date: May 15 - 17
Time: 08:30 - 17:00
Location: Okura Hotel, Amsterdam

Look who’s talking!

The DevOps Enterprise Summit in Amsterdam has a great line up with distinguished professionals from the DevOps space. Check out the agenda 👇

Kosli top picks

We're looking forward to Gene Kim (IT Revolution), David Keane (HSBC) and Sam Yeats' (TeamForm) talks and seminars.

Our Amsterdam Guide

You can't come to Amsterdam, without getting the full experience! Get the low down on all the best places with our guide.

Keynotes from DevOps professionals in large organizations

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Gene Kim & Dr. Steven Spear

Wiring the Winning Organization: A Seminar with Gene Kim & Dr. Steven J. Spear

Based upon their upcoming book, Gene Kim and Dr. Steven J. Spear explain what enables some organizations to wildly outperform their peers, and fully unleash the creativity and problem-solving potential of their people. They will describe their model of simplification, slowification, and amplification, which explains how and why organizations work the way they do.

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David Keane, Global Head of DevSecOps Transformation, HSBC

Go Faster, Break Less: DevOps Transformation at HSBC

An interactive 2-hander account of HSBC Technology’s DevSecOps transformation programme featuring David Keane, Global Head of DevSecOps Transformation and CIO Judy Kawaguchi, CIO, Global Operations and Automation.

This dynamic pairing will provide rich insight into transformation from concept through to operational delivery, revealing the real and ‘in the field’ impact for employees and HSBC customers.

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Sam Yeats, Founder & CEO, TeamForm

Making it Stick

Sam will share practical and actionable strategies from the trenches of large scale organisational change for IT and business leaders supporting their organizations’ through this change journey. He examines the different types of resistance faced when driving change, including cultural, technical, and psychological barriers and how this can be turned into creating an enduring commitment to establishing the methods and systems necessary for better ways of working

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DevOps Enterprise Summit Amsterdam: May 15-17

Day 1 May 15th
13:00 – 17:00 Wiring the Winning Organization: A Seminar with Gene Kim & Dr. Steven J. Spear - Gene Kim & Dr. Steven Spear
Day 2 May 16th
08:30 – 08:50 Opening Remarks - Gene Kim, Jeff Gallimore
08:50 – 09:10 adidas: How Software Engineering Boosts the Next adidas Commerce Transformation - Fernando Cornago
09:10 – 09:30 Go Faster, Break Less: DevOps Transformation at HSBC - David Keane
09:30 – 09:50 DevOps Practices Are Easy, Changing the Culture is the Tricky Part! - Sascha Schärich & Örs Cseresnyés
09:50 – 10:10 Making the Case for Change - Maya Leibman
10:10 – 10:40 BREAK
10:40 – 11:10 GRC is From Venus, Scaled Agile is From Mars - Emelie Alftren & Magnus Juvas
10:40 – 11:10 Psychological Safety - Fear is the Mind Killer - Sonny Dewfall
11:10 – 11:40 7 Pillars to Invest in Developer Experience - Leo Kraan
11:10 – 11:40 The Agile Way to Add Sec, Dev & Ops into Waterfall - Xander Heemskerk
11:40 – 12:40 LUNCH
12:40 – 13:10 Cybersecurity During Dark Times - George Proorocu & Mihai Roman
12:40 – 13:10 Patrick Debois Presentation - Patrick Debois
13:10 – 13:40 Architecting an Optimal FinOps Platform - Ajay Chankramath
13:10 – 13:40 Our Journey to Shift-left Security with Infrastructure as Code - Romina Druta
13:40 – 14:10 Accelerating Towards Serverless-First with the Value Flywheel Effect - David Anderson
13:40 – 14:10 Impactful Digital transformation with Low Code / No Code platform - Balagopal Madhusoodhanan
14:10 – 14:25 BREAK
14:25 – 15:30 Birds of a Feather
15:30 – 15:35 BREAK
16:45 – 17:05 Wrong Fit, Right Fit - André Martin
17:05 – 17:30 Transformed! A Musical DevOps Journey with Forrest Brazeal - Forrest Brazeal
17:30 – 17:40 Closing Remarks - Jeff Gallimore & Gene Kim
Day 3 May 17th
08:30 – 08:35 Opening Remarks - Gene Kim & Jeff Gallimore
08:35 – 08:55 Swim Don’t Sink: Why Training Matters to a SRE / DevOps Practice - Jennifer Petoff
08:55 – 09:15 Scaling Application Security to 100+ Teams at HMRC Digital - Ben Conrad & Gerald Benischke
09:35 – 09:55 Wiring the Winning Organization - Gene Kim & Dr. Steven Spear
09:55 – 10:25 BREAK
10:25 – 10:55 Making it Stick - Sam Yeats
10:25 – 10:55 The Operationalism of DevSecOps - John Willis
10:25 – 10:55 We are ALL DevOps YouTubers now - Olivier Jacques & Claude Ampigny
10:55 – 11:25 How a Culture of Freedom and Autonomy Became a Success Factor in Our DevOps Journey - David Rutter & Ronnie Hilmersson
10:55 – 11:25 Strengthening the Engineering Culture / The Distinguished Engineer Program - Jelena Laketić
11:25 – 12:25 LUNCH
12:25 – 12:55 DevOps in Regulated Industries: What to do when Internal Audit Says ‘No!’ - Sara Steiert & Laura Schneider
12:25 – 12:55 Diagnosing the Dysfunction: How to Identify the Systemic Forces Undermining Operations - Damon Edwards
12:55 – 13:25 Dare to Do - Multi-disciplinary Digital Ecosystem and DevOps at KPMG Switzerland - Dinkar Gupta & Marcelo Ancelmo
12:55 – 13:25 Why DevOps is like Firefighting at Sea -Danny Higler
13:25 – 13:55 Breaking the Trenches: Nurturing a Continuous Improvement Culture in DevOps - Bernie van Welt & Irene de Kok
13:25 – 13:55 DevOps Insights for the Executable Digital Twin - Bernhard Sputh & Roland Pastorino
13:55 – 14:10 BREAK
14:10 – 15:15 Birds of a Feather
15:15 – 15:20 BREAK
17:00 – 17:10 Closing Remarks - Gene Kim & Jeff Gallimore

How to get to the Okura Hotel

Hotel Okura
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
1072LH Amsterdam

The hotel is located in cosmopolitan De Pijp neighbourhood and the Museum Quarter is an easy, scenic stroll from the hotel. Amsterdam’s hot spots are easily accessible via public transport or try the Dutch way and go by bike.

The hotel is only a 15 minute-drive from Schiphol International Airport. Alternatively, you can easily access the hotel by public transport:

  • From Central Station: take metro 52 (to Zuid), stopping-place De Pijp. Travelling time: +/- 10 minutes.
  • From Station Amsterdam-Zuid: take metro 52 (to North), stopping-place De Pijp. Travelling time: +/- 10 minutes.
  • From Amstel Station: take tram 12 (to Central Station), stopping-place Scheldestraat. Travelling time: +/- 15 minutes.
  • From Station RAI: a 15 minute walk to Hotel Okura Amsterdam.
  • From Schiphol Airport: take the train to Amsterdam Zuid and from there take metro 52 (to Zuid), stopping-place De Pijp.
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Hotel Okura

Distance from venue: The Venue

Rating 4.5 on Tripadvisor

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is a luxurious 5 star superior hotel located in trendy district De Pijp. The rooms and suites overlook the Amsterdam skyline for unparalleled city views. The hotel also has the onsite Nagomi Gym & Wellness , swimming pool and treatment rooms.

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Hotel Asterisk

Distance from venue: 1.6miles from Hotel Okura

Rating 4 on Tripadvisor

An ideally situated family-run hotel in a quiet area at the heart of Amsterdam. It is perfect for travellers who want to visit a cosmopolitan city and yet stay in a comfortable and quiet hotel. Hotel Asterisk is a family company and that’s what makes it unique. 

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nhow Amsterdam RAI

Distance from venue: 0.8 miles from Hotel Okura

Rating 4.5 on Tripadvisor

The nhow Amsterdam RAI is located in the thriving business district of Zuidas in Amsterdam. It provides accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a 24-hour front desk and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.

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Ciel Bleu Restaurant

Distance from venue: On Site

Rating: 4.5 on Tripadvisor

Soaring above Amsterdam’s rooftops, step into a calm and composed realm of fine dining at Ciel Bleu restaurant. Situated on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Ciel Bleu holds two Michelin stars for its international cuisine led by chefs Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman.

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Yamazato Restaurant

Distance from venue: On Site

Rating:  4.5 on Tripadvisor

Yamazato at Hotel Okura Amsterdam serves authentic Japanese haute cuisine, Kaiseki Ryori. It is the first traditional Japanese restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star.

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Sir Hummus

Distance from venue: 0.1 miles

Rating: 4.5 on Tripadvisor

Sir Hummus brings the real Hummus, Falafel & Sabich experience to Amsterdam. Served just like in streets of Jerusalem: Warm and Fresh

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Twenty Third Bar

Distance from venue: On-Site

Rating: 4.5 on Tripadvisor

Drink in mesmerising views of Amsterdam at the Twenty Third Bar at Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Open to non-hotel and hotel guests alike, sip crisp glasses of Champagne or cocktails created before your eyes, 23 storeys up.

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Dopey’s Elixer

Distance from venue: 0.7 miles from Hotel Okura

Rating: 4.5 on Tripadvisor 

One of the last remaining traditional Amsterdam bars, but with a modern touch. We welcome you to join us and have one of our 24 draft beers with a local.

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Cafe Lust

Distance from venue: 1 mile

Rating: 4.0 on Tripadvisor

Simple, cozy tavern with a large, lively outdoor area, light fare & a weekly pub quiz.

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