Upskilling Enterprise DevOps – How the pandemic has changed the required skillsets for the “Humans Of DevOps”?

27th October 2021, Singapore

Virtual Event Series

Hosted By

HCL Software

Date: Wednesday, 27th October 2021

Time: 10am – 11am (SGT)




Synopsis and overview of the session

Human transformation is essential for digital transformation. This fact has never been more apparent than in this past pandemic-stricken year when global organisations had to shift their business models drastically with little to no notice. Some enterprises pivoted to a remote environment well; some did not. The key differentiator seems to be the efficient flow of people, process, and automation, resulting in a positive culture in difficult times. DevOps is no longer a question of if organisations need it or not, but rather a question of when to adopt it.

The 2021 Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report, the third annual upskilling report produced by DevOps Institute, surveyed more than 2,000 professionals globally to identify which skills are considered critical to DevOps and digital transformation. The report is intended to help business and technology leaders, teams and individuals understand which skills are “must haves” for DevOps across roles, regions, and perspectives, and optimise their DevOps skill portfolio to enable organisations and individuals to transform software and service delivery.

This exclusive virtual roundtable session will focus on key findings from this report as it relates to Upskilling Enterprise DevOps and will provide answers to critical questions in this area.

Focus Network in partnership with HCL Software, will be bringing leading IT security executives to discuss the topic of upskilling enterprise DevOps, and how the pandemic has changed the required skillsets for the “Humans of DevOps” with a handful of senior leaders in an informal, virtual roundtable event setting from which you will emerge with new strategies and solutions you can immediately put to work.


Pradip Mashru -hcl

Pradip Mashru, DevOps Business Lead for Asia-Pacific, HCL Software

Pradip manages HCL Software DevOps business for the Asia-Pacific region. Having seen the evolution of DevOps in enterprises of all sizes in different countries, Pradip is a frequent speaker on the popular topic of ‘DevOps is a Business Challenge and not a Technology Problem.’ A full-time storyteller and part-time academic, Pradip firmly believes that the way companies adapt to DevOps Day 2 challenges and execute their plans makes them either disruptors or the disrupted in this hyper-competitive era.

About HCL Software

HCL Software is a division of HCL Technologies (HCL) that operates its primary software business. It develops, markets, sells, and supports over 20 product families in the areas of DevSecOps, Automation, Digital Solutions, Data Management, Marketing and Commerce, and Mainframes.

HCL Software has offices and labs around the world to serve thousands of customers.

Its mission is to drive ultimate customer success with their IT investments through relentless innovation of its products.



Andrew Milroy

Andrew Milroy, Founder, Veqtor8

Andrew Milroy is the founder of Veqtor8, a digital risk advisory firm, based in Singapore. His work involves empowering organisations to manage risk more effectively.

He is a well-known technology thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. Since moving to Singapore in 2011, he has held regional leadership roles with Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Nelson-Hall and Ovum (now Omdia). These roles have also given him the opportunity to live and work in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

He has been providing advisory services relating to cybersecurity for over 20 years. In his 10 years at Frost & Sullivan, Andrew grew the technology business into one of APAC’s leading sources of cybersecurity research and consulting services. Andrew works closely with leading buyers and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He is also widely quoted in the press and often appears on broadcast media, including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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