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Join us at Microservices, Containers & Serverless Day in Johannesburg happening on 20th February, 2020.

A microservice is a software development technique—a variant of the service-oriented architecture architectural style that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services.

The Microservices, Containers & Serverless day is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of Microservices, Containers & Serverless : their design, programming, and operations. Speakers from industry report success stories, best practices, current challenges, and will participate to discussion panels on the adoption and evolution of Microservices, Containers & Serverless.

Microservices, Containers & Serverless Day successfully brings together many practitioners and researchers interested in the software paradigm of Microservices, Containers & Serverless.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
50 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Microservices, Containers & Serverless Day, Johannesburg
X Topic Abstract

Building a DevOps team using the Starbuck third place policy and principles of work. Creating an environment where service and reliability come first by using third-place principles: * Using the tools as intended
* Being considerate of others
* Communicating with respect
* Acting responsibly
* Investing in people

The talk will explain in detail on how to build and run a DevOps team.

X Topic Abstract

The presentation will demonstrate how the adoption of these principles resulted in a solution that meets customer needs, is maintainable and focuses on data quality.

DataOps principles did not just help with the system development but also helped to transition the people involved into a new way of work and helped to establish a culture where teamwork and collaboration is promoted.

Speakers Profile

Gershon is passionate about data and the benefit that organisations can derive from properly harnessing it. He started his 20+ year career in IT fixing computers and today has successfully led a major transformation project that moved from a traditional relational database to a big data implementation that has resulted in a major benefit to the organisation. Through his career, he has utilised tools such as Microsoft SQL, Hadoop, Cognos, PowerBI and Tableau to build a multitude of solutions across many industries including Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Telecoms, Consulting, Entertainment and Manufacturing. Gershon has a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Computer Science), Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees and a number of industry-related certifications.

X Topic Abstract

1. How we want the Devops to be ?
2. How the reality is ?
3. What drives Devops vision and how it is supposed to be?
4. Options for own journey
5. Some common myths and errors

Speakers Profile

A senior IT Professional differentiated by the unique combination of a comprehensive background in retail banking operations, extensive experience in Banking and Insurance Industry, Project Management, IT & Business Transformation and Agile Implementation expertise. Currently working for Wipro Technologies as the Modern Application Services for Africa.

X Topic Abstract

The Comrades Marathon is the largest and oldest ultra marathon in the world. Every year 20,000 runners line up to subject themselves to 90 (very hilly) kilometres of pain, anguish and mental torture - a lot like agile transformations. Whilst the Amazons and Googles seem to have agility built into their DNA, most of us are like the 'average runner' battling through to finish Comrades in the final hour before cut-off. The presentation uses statistical analysis and stories from the Comrades Marathon to refute several agile misconceptions; demonstrates how the Comrades Marathon applies to the Agile Manifesto (and how this practically applies back to enterprise agile transformations); and finally 'proves' that anyone can run the Comrades Marathon (and therefore any organisation can have a successful enterprise agile transformation!).Enterprise agile transformations are a lot of hard work. This is a talk for those of us for whom agility does not come naturally - from a runner who has battled through 10 Comrades Marathons and spent 3 years battling away on the front line of a major enterprise agile transformation.

Outcomes: The talk combines statistical analysis and inspirational stories from the Comrades Marathon to provide humorous, practical and appropriate insights that relate to your enterprise agile transformation. Real data, anecdotes and photos are used to illustrate each point.

• Agile fables versus practical facts
• The importance of getting the pace of change just right
• The importance of goals to drive the transformation journey
• Conquering the most difficult aspects of agile transformations
• The role of leadership in agile transformations

Speakers Profile

Stuart Mann is a reformed waterfall guy with a background in analysis on large software development systems who is now a passionate Lean Agile Coach. He is a father (two girls), husband (one wife) and a trainee feminist. In his spare time, Stuart is a compulsive marathon runner. He has run over 200 marathons and ultras. He writes a monthly column for South Africa’s largest running publication (Modern Athlete) and contributes athletics articles to Sport24.

X Topic Abstract

DevOps is a cultural and professional movement, focused on how we build and operate high velocity organizations, born from the experience of its practitioners”.

DevOps’s success can be incubated, expanded and sustained through the development of DevOps Centre of Excellence. Building an internal DevOps Centre of Excellence (COE) function to assist, guide, and develop best practices, process, toolset, platform around development and operation.

The DevOps COE also focuses on DevOps culture, team, techniques, KPIs, quality, governance, and management that would enable in measuring ROI and understanding the different types of benefits it offers, and being able to tie those benefits to business goals.

Speakers Profile

Mr. Syed Ahmed Mohiuddin is a founding executive of an innovative ICT Service Company BITS Consultancy Services, which specialises in delivering state-of-the-art end-to-end solutions in business management, information communication technology, mobility, digital transformation, artificial intelligence and turnkey solutions that meet the diverse needs of clients. He is a business-focused Information Communication Technology thought leader, researcher and speaker with over 26 years of diverse experience; advising domestic and global clients in the Retail, Merchant, Commercial and Business Banking, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Automotive, Tourism, Construction, Labour, Telecom/Mobile, e-Commerce & Supply Chain domains on strategic direction setting and implementation of technology solutions to solve business problems.

Provide consistent history of growth, innovation and advancement in a variety of roles; highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual who has a proven track record of creating profitable business relationships.

His responsibilities include managing the company and setting up the company’s strategy and operating models including business development, operations management, account management, functional and technical project management, formulation of service offerings and solutions, recruiting and developing an industry-leading team of consultants, partner identification and relationship development, delivery management, and development of new sales opportunities.

Mr. Ahmed has a successful track record of leading and delivering multi-million Rand/Dollar complex global business and ICT/mobility/digital transformation programs and projects. He has worked in areas from IT strategy to implementation. His broad experience includes IT strategic planning, information management strategy, portfolio management, project management, content management, business process management, enterprise architecture management, data/analytic management, API management, cloud , mobility and digital transformation, AI, PMO, Mergers & Acquisitions, vendor evaluation and software selection,software development & integration, business and IT requirement analysis, and enterprise/solution/application/data architecture design.

His current focus areas, amongst other include - Digital Economies & Transformation, Mobility, Microservices Architecture, Big Data and APIs Monetization, AI, RPA, IoT, Cloud Computing, Innovation management and DevOps.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Electronic & Computer Science; and a master’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering and various IT certifications.

X Topic Abstract

Explore the accountability that technical resources will have in future Tech implementations. Higher levels of risk management will be essential in future. What, why, when and how

X Topic Abstract

"API Management platform enables companies to secure, scale, manage and analyze their digital business, and grow API programs to meet the increasing demand."

"API Management Platforms enables enterprises to design and build APIs that secure share their services and data"

The talk will take us through a journey of acquiring an API Management Platform, explain the rationale behind the decisions, the successes and challenges faced through the implementation of the platform.

Will also share how an Integration and API Center of Excellence (COE) team was put together, the motivation for the budget, and the operating model for the COE.

The discussion will conclude by explaining the API Program journey end to end, from

• the partnering with the customer,
• the Design processes of the APIs,
• the testing Process,
• and launching of the API to enable the objectives of the program.

Speakers Profile

IT Executive with extensive experience in the execution of IT strategies and programs implementation through Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and Service Delivery, thereby enabling organizations to meet their company objectives through Information Technology. A visionary, results-driven, pragmatic, Authentic and Transformational Leader.

He have great line management experience in Business Analysis, Solution Architecture, Software Development, and IT Operations. Have used these skills and experience to lead, design, and deliver many digital transformation projects, including the replacement of legacy systems.

He competent at working at senior management level, and able to establish cohesive teams and to develop relationships at all levels with work groups, suppliers and management.

He have a BSC degree majoring in Computer Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, a 1 year Leadership Development Programme, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a dissertation on the Managed Services.

X Topic Abstract

There are several development attributes to consider when deciding whether microservices or SOA is better for a particular organisational development practices.

SOA is a modular means of breaking up monolithic applications into smaller components, whilst microservices   provides a smaller, more fine-grained approach to accomplishing the same objective.

In this presentation we explore the pros, cons and differences between these equally forward thinking development practices

Speakers Profile

Reginald Mudaly is accomplished Intelligent Automation, QAOps and DevOps Subject Matter Expert and creator of TCoE-Next and RPCMM products

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Our Speakers

Syed Ahmed Mohiuddin

CEO, MD and chief architect

BITS Consultancy Services

Gershon Venkatsamy

Head of Big Data


Yamini Gajapathy

Senior Manager - Business Development

ITC Infotech Ltd

Stuart Mann

Lean Agile Coach

Standard Bank Group

Tsholofelo Moeca

Chief Information Officer

Dark Fiber Africa

Reginald Mudaly

Director: Advisory and Consultancy Services


Zunaid Mohidin

Public Sector Director


Freddy Mahhumane

Head of DevOps

Absa Group

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Our Pricing

Group of three or more(Early Bird) ZAR 4000 Till January 20, 2020
Group of three or more(Standard) ZAR 4500 Till February 20, 2020
Individual(Early Bird)
ZAR 6000 Till January 20, 2020
Individual (Standard)
ZAR 7200 Till February 20, 2020

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Who can attend Microservices, Containers & Serverless Day in Johannesburg?

- Software developers, Tech lead, QA Testers, Automation engineer
- IT support engineer, IT Operations person, Build and Release Engineer
- Architect, Engineering Managers
- Microservices, Containers & Serverless engineer, Microservices, Containers & Serverless professional

Why to attend Microservices, Containers & Serverless Day in Johannesburg?

- Access to Full-day event
- Talks by industry experts on different aspects of Microservices, Microservices and Container
- Overview of frameworks and tools that you can adopt
- Access to slide decks of all speakers
- Networking opportunities with other passionate professionals from your city

What will you learn about?

Learn latest techniques and skills required for Microservices from industry stalwarts themselves. Latest trends, concepts, processes and tools to understand and acknowledge challenges in Devops, Microservices and Containers. Meet and network with fellow Microservices experts from leading companies. Learn how to adapt and adopt these changes quickly and swiftly within a team and also across the enterprise.

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.