Nic is currently Head of Platform Engineering and Devops at Virgin Atlantic Airways. Nic started out as a chemistry teacher in the mid-nineties. Experimenting with designing molecular modelling webpages for his students led him to switch into a career in Technology in 2000.
He has worked across the development life cycle as a coder, a project and portfolio manager, a technical trainer, a solution and enterprise architect and in various delivery and operations leadership roles. He has worked in many industries including Manufacturing, Insurance, Film, Visual Effects and Broadcast.
15:00 – Why Virgin?
17:00 – The Virgin Brand and the people
18:15 – Leading Devops
20:00 – Why choose devops within transformation?
23:00 – Why was devops a better way to go for Virgin?
25:05 – Changing mindsets
33:00 – Delivering to the executives or the leadership team
39:55 – How a Third party supplier needs to act?
44:00 – Are you more Dev or more ops?
46:30 – Getting your hands dirty
48:40 – Multi-delivering for success
54:00 – Regular conversations with the business
57:20 – The type of person you would hire
58:30 – Ten quick fire questions
– What should be consistent through any team or delivery is trust.
– Put security throughout the whole project
– Technology has to be delivering for the business.
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