At Software Circus, Andy Repton took part in an interesting podcast interview with Alex Williams, founder of the New Stack Makers. In the interview Andy explains how Schuberg Philis started with Apache CloudStack, our use of Kubernetes, the Schuberg Philis CI/CD pipeline, and how the use of tools such as Jenkins and GitLab CI is empowering our developer teams.
On September 7-8, we were present at Software Circus in Amsterdam as one of the key partners. This years' Cloudbusting edition was all about the opportunities of a cloud-native world. Our colleagues Tommy Maintz, Leo Simons, Roeland Kuipers, together with Elmer de Valk from Plat4Mation, performed a true Circus act in the Big Top tent.
Together, they brought to life what comes after Chaos Monkey, the famous example of embracing failure as part of the operating model. We keep adding new cloud tools and services all over the place, leading to chaotic situations that even champion monkeys were not prepared for. Meanwhile, the customer has stepped into the circus and wants to understand what’s going on. What needs to happen to maintain trust in the changing IT circus? Chaos Monkey was just the start.
A large group of sourcing advisors gathered at Schuberg Philis on November 14 to discuss how distributed DevOps ecosystems have changed the demand for outsourcing. The hosts – Steve Douho, Jeroen Borst, and Paul Heere – stimulated interaction by challenging the advisors with statements like 'Creating the right conditions for co-creation in a diverse network of partners has become just as important as the technology.'
For the second time, Schuberg Philis was a partner of ICT Open, the conference for ICT research in the Netherlands. This conference gives us the opportunity to stay in touch with the Dutch academic community, possible future colleagues, and discuss joint research projects. At the 2017 edition in March, Andy Repton gave a presentation about what we have learned from working with Hartwig Medical Foundation, entitled 'Supercharging sequencing success: how our private cloud frees researchers to work on what really matters'.
Each year in March, a team of some six colleagues flies to Finovate in London, the renowned conference where more than 70 fintech players present new solutions for the financial world. For us, it's an opportunity to scout promising technologies, meet innovators and early adopters and learn about their experiences. Two weeks after Finovate we invited customers for a recap of our observations and trends in the field of Open Banking, e-identity, community finance, mobile, AI, RegTech, and core Banking. By doing so, we want to stimulate discussion with customers about the joint search for relevant distinctive innovations.
In May we welcomed more than thirty specialists from Ernst & Young Financial Services for a special outdoor edition of their IT Academy. The goal of the Academy is to keep all consultants aligned with the latest developments in IT, by inviting leading experts from the field. Together we prepared a thought-provoking program around security and compliance for business-critical workloads in the public cloud, the creation of future-ready banks by integrating business and IT, as well as our vision on continuous auditing. The presentations by Jeroen Borst, Remco Tonkens, Janot van Wegen, Boris Schrijver, and Sandeep Gangaram Panday got great reviews (4.7 average on a 5-point scale!) from this audience.