Finalists 2017

Best DevOps Automation Project

Awarded for the best use of automation in a DevOps project.
Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of impactful automation in a project
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of tooling/resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards
Finalists
  • TASC in partnership with Automic
  • BT
  • Barclays
  • Keytorc
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • UST Global

Best DevOps Cloud Project

Awarded for the best use of cloud technologies in a DevOps project.
Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of successful cloud adoption in a project
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Proof of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of tooling/resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards
Finalists
  • Centrica
  • Cognizant
  • Trainline.com

DevOps Manager of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding individual manager or team leader over the last 12 months.
Judges were looking for:

  • Dem Evidence of continued, excellent leadership skills
  • Proof of a commitment to the greater IT community and dedication to furthering DevOps
  • Testament of outstanding communication skills, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results
  • Evidence of self-improvement and commitment to high standards
Finalists
  • Centrica
  • Lloyds Banking Group

DevOps Team of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding DevOps team over the last 12 months.
Judges were looking for:

  • Evidence of continued, first-rate communication in-between both team members and with other stakeholders
  • Examples of achieving project aims and targets through effective team work
  • Proof of a commitment to the greater IT community and dedication to furthering DevOps
  • Demonstration of a strong team ethos
  • Evidence of problem-solving and self-improvement within the team
Finalists
  • Cognizant
  • Critical Media
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Perfecto

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Automic Best Use of DevOps Technology

Awarded for the best use of technology in a DevOps project.
Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of appropriate and successful use of technology in a project
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of technology choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards
Finalists
  • Actifio
  • Barclays
  • Centrica
  • Cognizant
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Nomura
  • Qarea
  • Tricentis

Best Overall DevOps Project – Public Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the public sector.
Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards
Finalists
  • Infopulse
  • NHS Digital

Best Overall DevOps Project – Finance Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the finance sector.
Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Proof of commitment to industry best practices and standards
Finalists
  • Allianz Insurance
  • Banco Santander
  • Brickendon Consulting
  • Lloyds Banking Group

Best Overall DevOps Project – Entertainment/Media Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the entertainment/media sector.
Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards
Finalists
  • CloserStill Media
  • Infosys

Best Overall DevOps Project – Communication Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the communication sector.
Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards
Finalists
  • Vodafone in partnership with Accenture
  • Infosys
  • Liberty Global

Best Overall DevOps Project – Retail Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the retail sector.
Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards
Finalists
  • John Lewis In Partnership With Cognizant
  • Infosys

Most Successful Cultural Transformation

Awarded for the most successful cultural transformation in a DevOps project.
Judges were looking for:

  • Proof of cultural transformation throughout a DevOps project
  • Evidence of strong communication and collaboration
  • Demonstration of breaking down barriers and encouraging the sharing of responsibilities
  • Successful integration of teams and processes
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards
Finalists
  • Barclays
  • Brickendon Consulting
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Scania in partnership with Perforce Software

Leading DevOps Vendor

Awarded to the vendor organisation/service provider/consultancy who receives top marks for their product/service and customer service.
Judges were looking for:

  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards to customers
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Evidence of value for money
  • Demonstration of DevOps thought leadership and contributing to the wider IT community
Finalists
  • Aqua Security
  • CA Technologies
  • OpsGenie
  • Plutora
  • Puppet
  • Redgate Software

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