2020 Finalists

Best Use of Security in a DevOps Project

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

Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of effective security planning and implementation, from inception, to maintenance and monitoring in a project
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results, with metrics and empirical evidence
  • Evidence of collaboration with teams to review risks as well as implement and maintain appropriate controls
  • Proof of overcoming project challenges and obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of tooling/resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

Finalists in this category are:

  • Alcide.io
  • Doxy.me in partnership with Ciklum
  • Nationwide Building Society in partnership with IBM
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Pearson in partnership with Snyk
  • United Airlines

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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:

  • 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 in this category are:

  • Openreach – BT in partnership with Accenture
  • Aviva in partnership with TCS
  • British Telecom
  • Metro Markets in partnership with Ciklum
  • Computools
  • Cummins in partnership with Infosys
  • Swisscom in partnership with Accenture
  • Testingxperts

Most Innovative Project

Awarded for the best software testing project in an agile environment.

Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising innovative methods & techniques
  • Verification and metrics of project goals, impact & importance, incremental achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges and obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Proof of commitment to industry best practices and standards, while pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity

Finalists in this category are:

  • ABN AMRO Bank N.V.  in partnership with Infosys
  • Accenture
  • Nationwide Building Society in partnership with IBM
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Tangerine Bank Canada

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 in this category are:

  • Cambridge Assessment in partnership with Mozaic
  • EDP
  • EY
  • Infosys
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Thames Water
  • Vodafone

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 in this category are:

  • Analog Devices in partnership with Infosys
  • Aspire Systems
  • Centrica in partnership with Cognizant
  • EDP
  • HMRC
  • Intelliflo in partnership with ECS
  • KPMG
  • Pfizer
  • Vodafone in partnership with Accenture

DevOps Manager of the Year

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

Judges were looking for:

  • 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 in this category are:

  • Jon Hammant, Accenture
  • Geogre Kostaras, Automation Logic
  • Vikram Nagarkar, Cognizant
  • Sarndeep Nijjar, ECS
  • Banu Singh, Opsramp
  • Santosh Menon, Vodafone UK
  • Nitin Gupta, Tata Consultancy Services

DevOps Newcomer of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding DevOps Newcomer of the Year of the last 12 months, who has shown outstanding progression and commitment in the field of DevOps.

Judges were looking for:

  • Evidence of outstanding commitment and development in their new DevOps career
  • Proof of a commitment to the greater DevOps community and dedication to championing DevOps practices
  • Testament of outstanding communication skills, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results
  • Examples of technologies put in place to ensure high quality results
  • Evidence of self-improvement and commitment to high standards

Finalists in this category are:

  • Patryk Pilecki, ECS
  • Abhishek Das, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Paul Stocks, Sky Betting and Gaming

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 in this category are:

  • ECS
  • HMRC
  • Nationwide Building Society in partnership with IBM
  • Infosys
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Vodafone in partnership with Sandhata Technologies
  • Sky Betting and Gaming
  • Vodafone in partnership with Accenture

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 in this category are:

  • AND Digital
  • Aviva in partnership with Wipro
  • British Telecom in partnership with Infosys
  • EY
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Sky Betting and Gaming
  • Vodafone in partnership with MMT Digital
  • Tata Consultancy Services

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 in this category are:

  • Automation Logic
  • Ciklum
  • Cognizant
  • Infosys
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Royal Bank of Scotland in partnership with Accenture
  • Tangerine Bank Canada

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 in this category are:

  • Accenture
  • British Telcom in partnership with Broadcom
  • Infosys
  • O2 in partnership with NTT Data and Plutora
  • Telefonica in partnership with Accenture
  • Vodafone UK in partnership with Sandhata Technologies
  • Vodafone 
  • Vodafone in partnership with MMT Digital

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 in this category are:

  • ASOS in partnership with Cognizant
  • Metro Markets in partnership with Ciklum
  • Cognizant
  • Dunelm
  • Infosys 

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 in this category are:

  • Infosys
  • Vodafone

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Infosys 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 in this category are:

  • AppDynamics
  • Automation Logic
  • CircleCI
  • Copado
  • Instana
  • Harness
  • NS1
  • Plutora
  • Red Hat
  • Testim
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