Past Meetup

September Birmingham Digital & DevOps Meetup ** Inc. Panel Session **

This Meetup is past

80 people went


4 Temple Row West Birmingham West Midlands B2 5NY · Birmingham

How to find us

In the Function room, far right hand side of the bar, up the stairs towards the Theatre

Location image of event venue


*** UPDATE ***

Being DISRUPTIVE we'd like to make a change to our event. As such we will now be running a Panel Q&A Style session in the post food session.

This will include Eric Han for all things 'Containers', Ed Tucker for all your 'Security' needs, and our very own Les Frost will be taking a seat to offer up his views on 'Development, Digital & Learning'.

We look forward to seeing you all there and hope you come prepared with some great questions for our panel.



Welcome to our September MeetUp, which will take place at The Old Joint Stock ( in Birmingham, starting at 18:00.

This month we have a special guest all the way from the USA - Eric Han - co-creator of the Google Container Engine (GKE), and the first product manager at Kubernetes!

As usual we'll be using the 1st Floor Function Room and providing food & drinks 😊

So, we’ll be diving into the world of Digital & DevOps to include...

17:30-18:00 - Meet & Greet

18:00 - Why Enterprises are adopting a Multi-cloud strategy, and how you can too! - Eric Han

Most customers today have some form of public + public, or public + private deployments. Cloud native development enables organizations to build a portable software stack that is DevOps driven, free from vendor lock-in, and more capable of delivering a superior set of capabilities than a single cloud can. This allows customers to reduce the risk of service disruption, reduce the pricing risk, and most importantly, pick the right cloud for the job! This session talks about how data “agility” with container management platforms like Kubernetes are helping enterprises adopt multi-cloud operations by simplifying complex deployment and management of microservices across environments.

Eric Han Bio -

Eric Han is VP of Product Management at Portworx, a leading cloud native storage solution. Eric leads Portworx’s strategic product direction as well as ecosystem partnerships. Eric is an expert in Kubernetes storage. Prior to Portworx, Eric co-created Google Container Engine (GKE), was the first product manager at Kubernetes, and launched several pre-cursor container technologies while at Google. He has an MBA from Wharton, and a BS and MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

18:45 - GDPR: A talk from the triple award winning Ed Tucker, CIO at DP Governance (DPG).

Synopsis: To Follow
Bio: Ed is a deeply experienced IT professional with a rich history in security in extremely complex environments.

19:15 - Break - Food & Drink

19:30 - Panel Session

20:00 - Close & Networking