2021 Finalists

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KPMG Most Innovative Project

Awarded to the project displaying the best use of innovation.

Judges were looking for:

  • A project that has significantly advanced the methods and practices of DevOps Implementation.
  • Clear demonstration of the innovative nature of the project – what was the driver for innovation and how was it achieved?
  • An attempt to push boundaries within the DevOps Industry.
  • Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

  • BairesDev
  • Credit Suisse
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Molina Healthcare in partnership with Infosys
  • Tangerine Bank Canada

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Harness Best DevOps project delivering business value

Awarded for a DevOps Transformation across all functions bringing together both Business and Technology.

Judges were looking for:

  • Evidence of Business funding utilised for Technical development in DevOps Tooling and transformation not solely on feature development.
  • KPI’s and metrics validating true Business value as a direct result on DevOps implementation likes of Increased revenue, Customer retention, satisfaction, Fewer Production Incidents, Increased stability and efficiency
  • Business alignment with technology with the goal of improving the ability to release quickly and safely to Production.
  • Business representatives being empowered to decide when new features are turned on and off.
  • Earlier detection and identification of potential risks through pre-production monitoring and increased provision of production like environments.

Finalists in this category are:

  • KPMG
  • Ciklum
  • Metrikus
  • Vodafone
  • VTB Bank

Best Use of Security in a DevOps Project

Awarded to the DevOps project with the best use of security.

Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstrate the positive impact of embedding security into a DevOps project or solution.
  • Tangible outcome, demonstrating adherence to a security framework or set of local controls to accelerate delivery and flow.
  • Demonstration of how security teams work more closely with developments teams, for a shared outcome across the software delivery lifecycle.
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology, resource choices, project Goals, importance, achievements and Successful result.
  • Proof of overcoming project challenges and obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

  • ABN AMRO Bank in partnership with Infosys
  • Doxy.me in partnership with Ciklum
  • Flo Health in partnership with Snyk
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Nationwide Building Society in partnership with TCS
  • Tangerine Bank Canada
  • Vodafone
  • Virgin Media in partnership with Accenture

Best DevOps Cloud Project

Awarded for the best use of cloud technologies in a DevOps project.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed discussion around project methodology, resource choices, project Goals, importance, achievements and Successful result.
  • Demonstrate the positive impact of Cloud Adoption into a DevOps project or solution.
  • Elaboration of design, architecture, monitoring of cloud service and performance.
  • Demonstration of Clear and concise requirements and configuration effort supporting Business goals.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges and obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

  • BairesDev
  • British Telecom in partnership with Accenture
  • HMRC in partnership with Automation Logic
  • Pret A Manger
  • Toyota Motors North America
  • Vodafone
  • Vodafone UK in partnership with MMT Digital
  • Vodafone in partnership with Accenture

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Test Associates DevOps Manager of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding individual manager or team leader over the last 12 months.

Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstrate what they did to build, support, nurture, develop and motivate a team to become successful.
  • Evidences that are both quantitative (measurable metrics or technical elements that show statically what has been achieved) and qualitative (feedback from the team, project stakeholders, senior’s organisation leaders or customer/users).
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results.
  • Evidence and evaluation of self-improvement and commitment to high standards.

Finalists in this category are:

  • Vladyslam Gram, Ciklum
  • Erika Danis, KPMG
  • Dean Bevan, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Santosh Menon, Vodafone
  • Nitin Gupta, Tata Consultancy Services
  • David Jàmbor, Vodafone

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Infosys Best DevOps Tool / Product of the Year

Awarded to the organisation who receives top marks for their product/tool.

Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstrate a vendor based or ‘home grown’ tool or solution that clearly evidences quantifiable benefits in terms of accelerating delivery and flow.
  • A tool or solution that is simple and easy to use, developer friendly and easy to implement.
  • Detailed discussion of Tool goals, importance, achievements and successful results.
  • Positive impact of the tool in the development community and across the software delivery Lifecyle.

Finalists in this category are:

  • ML Ops Framework by BP International
  • Cognitive DevOps by Accenture
  • Automate Azure IAAS Design Documentation by Costain Group
  • IaC Automation Platform by Envo
  • Logz.io by Logz.io
  • Stack Overflow for Teams by Stack Overflow
  • Intelligent Orchestration by Synopsys
  • Spot Ocean by NetApp

DevOps Team of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding DevOps team over the last 12 months.

Judges were looking for:

  • Discussion of targets achieved through effective teamwork.
  • Highlight the ability to work with a dev/business/product owner around potentially changing requirement.
  • Demonstration of strong team ethos.
  • Evidence and evaluation of problem-solving and self-improvement within the team.

Finalists in this category are:

  • BP International
  • Ciklum
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Natwest
  • Successive Technologies Private Limited
  • Vodafone ( Integration Team)
  • VTB Bank

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Sandhata Best Use of DevOps Technology

Awarded for the best use of technology in a DevOps project.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results.
  • Demonstration of Cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose technology was correctly and effectively used.
  • Illustration of training and upskilling team & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles​.

Finalists in this category are:

  • British Telecom in partnership with Accenture
  • Infosys
  • Testingxperts
  • Vodafone in partnership with TCS

Best Overall DevOps Project – Finance Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the finance sector.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget.
  • Demonstration of a successful software testing project utilising a best practice method/technique.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

  • Accenture
  • Infosys
  • Tangerine Bank Canada
  • VTB Bank
  • EY

Best Overall DevOps Project – Communication Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the communication sector.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget.
  • Demonstration of a successful software testing project utilising a best practice method/technique.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

  • British Telecom in partnership with Accenture
  • British Telecom in partnership with Infosys
  • Infosys
  • Openreach
  • Vodafone
  • Vodafone in partnership with Sandhata Technologies

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Leapwork Best Overall DevOps Project – Retail Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the retail sector.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget.
  • Demonstration of a successful software testing project utilising a best practice method/technique.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

  • Infosys
  • Pret A Manger
  • Ciklum

Best DevOps Automation Project

Awarded for the best use of automation in a DevOps project.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed discussion around project methodology, resource choices, project Goals, importance, achievements and Successful result.
  • Demonstrate the positive impact such as Decrease in Production Incidents, Reduced Risk, Deployment frequency and stability.
  • Proof of Successful automation in a project.
  • Elaborate the Defects uncovered through automation, Mean Time to Detect and Resolve incidents.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges and obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

  • Advanced Micro Devices in partnership with Infosys
  • BP International
  • British Telecom in partnership with Accenture
  • VTB
  • Vodafone
  • Vodafone in partnership with TCS
  • Vodafone in partnership with Sandhata Technologies

Most Successful Cultural Transformation

Awarded for the most successful cultural transformation in a DevOps project.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed discussion around current culture and challenges, identifying capabilities to enhance business Success and Creating Sustainable transformation.
  • Demonstration of breaking down barriers, collaboration, transparency and encouraging the sharing of responsibilities.
  • Proof of cultural transformation, Design of Autonomy and Empowerment, Accelerating Growth, Increased productivity.
  • Discuss Key performance indicators and how they have impacted towards success.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges and obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

  • APIS IT in partnership with Red Hat
  • Credit Suisse
  • Infosys
  • Vodafone

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 and evaluation of a commitment to high quality and standards to customers.
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
  • Evidence of Value for money, reliability, flexibility and responsiveness to change.
  • Proof of thought leadership and drive to excel in the DevOps industry.

Finalists in this category are:

  • Accenture
  • Automation Logic
  • Ciklum
  • Copado
  • Harness
  • Infosys
  • Testim.io
  • Red Hat
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