Session: Leading DevOps Transformation
With the change in the pace of IT development, it is imperative for organizations to change the way software has been built over the years – they will have to revisit the very traditional way of constructing and delivering software to remain competitive in the market place. The organizations need to think fast and move fast to embrace business, technology, process and cultural changes.
As software development progresses from project-based delivery to the continuous iteration and evolution, it is crucial for organizations to streamline IT and look for synergies.
Reduced time to market, minimum downtime, lesser defects and a higher level of operational efficiency can be achieved by uniting development, operations and business teams.
DevOps brings business teams, developers and operations folks together, improving collaboration between teams and creating an automated continuous software development and deployment process.
But this is easier said than done.
For successful DevOps transformations, Organizations will have to evaluate traditional roles and break down barriers between teams and departments. They will have to align organizational structure to facilitate collaboration. The agile and collaborating teams take the place of ‘silos’.
Bio: Archana Newaskar
IT leadership and management Professional with rich experience in leading Software development and delivery - led the product development from ‘concept to delivery’ by setting up geographically distributed teams on niche technologies, defined delivery models, operational processes and organizational policies.
Archana has delivered critical enterprise projects in various domains such as digital commerce, Telecom, Banking and led various digital transformations - agile, open source technologies and DevOps. She has worked extensively in companies like IBM and Infosys serving Fortune 500 clients such as AT&T, BT and Amex in global delivery model. She has led many enterprise wide technology initiatives on niche technologies.
In her recent role at IQVIA as ‘Director-IT’, Archana led a diverse software development team and was responsible for DevOps transformation and employee upskilling initiatives across the business unit.
Archana enjoys to keep pace with the latest technology trends, to come up with the innovative solutions for business challenges. She believes in diversity of thoughts and minds in the work place.