Increasing Speed and Security: Strategies for Automated Software Compliance and Release Orchestration

A masterclass for DevOps and IT leaders in Sydney

May 11, 2023 | Thursday | 12:25 PM – 4:00 PM AEST


IT and DevOps leaders in Sydney, Australia are invited to join this masterclass on ‘Increasing speed and security: Strategies for software compliance and release orchestration’.

Participants can expect a stimulating program in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is by invitation only and complimentary.


Increasing Speed and Security: Strategies for Automated Software Compliance and Release Orchestration

Effective software delivery is crucial to the success of any organisation that relies on software systems. A streamlined software delivery lifecycle can greatly reduce time-to-market, increase agility and efficiency, and ultimately improve customer satisfaction. However, with the increasing complexity of software systems and the demand for faster releases, it is also essential to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and organisational policies.

Release orchestration and compliance provide a framework for managing the software delivery process, from planning and development to deployment and maintenance, while ensuring adherence to compliance standards. This helps organisations mitigate risks, avoid costly delays, and maintain the trust of their customers and stakeholders.

  • How can organisations balance the need for speed and innovation in software development with regulatory requirements and security standards?
  • What are the key challenges organisations face when streamlining the software delivery pipeline? How can these challenges be overcome?
  • How can automation tools and technologies help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of release orchestration and compliance in software delivery pipelines?

Head of Technology at Australian Institute of Company Directors
Head of Technology, Enterprise Applications Architecture at Woolworths Group
Partner Director at Telstra Corporation
Director of Data Science at Australian Taxation Office
Director Business Strategy at Universal Technology Services
Senior Product Owner, Cloud Platforms at Woolworths Group
Senior Manager at Macquarie Group
IT Service Continuity Manager at Woolworths

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BMK Lakshminarayanan

BMK Lakshminarayanan

Transformation Architect | SECTION6

BMK Lakshminarayanan, a Transformation Architect at SECTION6. He is passionate about promoting DevOps, Lean, and Value Stream Management principles and practices. BMK is a Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), DevOps Institute ambassador and a Board Advisor for the Value Stream Management Consortium (VSMC). He also hosts the CNCF Meetup in Wellington, New Zealand, and is a co-chair of Cloud-Native Summit A/NZ. BMK shares his valuable experiences and learnings on his blog.

Gayatri Prakash

Gayatri Prakash

Vice President / General Manager Compliance | CloudBees

Gayatri Prakash is a software and automation technology leader. She started her career with a degree in electrical engineering and for a decade and a half, specialized in the engineering of instrumentation software that was used to manage high throughput production lines for switchgear (Siemens) and in the Food Industry (United Biscuits). She also worked in the development of retail Point of Sale systems, specializing in embedded software development and leading the rollout of retail software across the UK and US. These experiences gave Gayatri a deep foundation in engineering high-performance, real-time software that is expected to operate at scale across geographic regions and transaction volumes.

During the second half of her career, Gayatri transitioned into entrepreneurship, helping found 2 firms focussed on technology strategy / architecture and software development. The former was recently acquired by Bain & Company. The latter conceived and created an innovative, real-time continuous compliance platform, which was acquired by CloudBees.

As General Manager in CloudBees, she currently leads all aspects of the CloudBees Compliance product, and focuses on working with customers helping them successfully implement a next generation SDLC compliance ecosystem.

David De Paula speaker

David De Paula

Sr. Director of Sales for Asia Pacific and Southern Europe | CloudBees

David is CloudBees Sr. Director of Sales for Asia Pacific and Southern Europe. With over 20 years experience in sales and sales leadership in the IT and software engineering industries, his last 6 years has been focused on promoting DevOps solutions.

He has served customers across multiple vertical market segments including FSI, government, embedded systems, auto and aero. David has proposed software solutions which enabled customers with their digital transformation journey, improved customer experience and agility while at the same time enabling several US and European software companies to expand in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to CloudBees, David was the VP of EMEA and APAC sales with US-based Perforce Software, a DevOps company. With a Master in Sales from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, he has held various sales leadership roles in technology and enterprise software companies in the domain of Cloud, ALM, PLM and CAD.

12-Micron, Sydney


Tower 1, Level 2/100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia |
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The Ortus Club hosts knowledge-sharing discussions in the best private dining rooms in the world. These venues provide an elegant high-end atmosphere and impeccable table service.


12:25 PM
Opening Remarks


12:30 PM
Keynote over Lunch
Unlocking Automated Release Cycles
and DevOps Teams


1:00 PM
Thought Leadership Presentation
Navigating the Software Compliance Landscape:
Challenges to Unlock Successful DevOps Strategies


1:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Unlocking DevOps Automation to Generate
Optimal Business Results


2:00 PM
Tea Break


2:15 PM
The Role of Software Compliance in Supporting
DevSecOps and Business Transformation Goals


2:45 PM
Best Practices for Implementing a Release Orchestration Strategy


3:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Guests are encouraged to stay for networking