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The DevOps Industry Awards 2018 finalists have been announced!

The DevOps Industry Awards

On the 16 October 2018, Millenium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, The DevOps Industry Awards will be celebrating companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements when incorporating and adopting DevOps practices.

After 48 hours of tough debate and expert analysis, our team of 12 independent judges reached their final conclusions and decided which teams and projects are worthy of being finalists!

Best DevOps Automation Project

Showing 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 choice and evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards, here are the finalists for the best use of automation in a DevOps project:

  • A1QA
  • Infosys Limited
  • Liverpool City Council and Alemba Limited
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Group Transformation – Mortgages DevOps
  • MagenTys
  • NewDay Ltd
  • Noesis
  • WhiteSource software

Best DevOps Cloud Project

Presenting 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, and evidence of commitment to best practices and standards within the industry, the finalists for the best use of cloud technologies in a DevOps project include:

  • Accenture
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Cognizant
  • Infostretch
  • Just After Midnight
  • NHS Digital – Digital Delivery Centre
  • Sysdig, Inc.
  • Sainsbury’s in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services

WhiteSource DevOps Manager of the Year

Providing evidence of continued, excellent leadership skills; proof of a commitment to the greater IT community and dedication to furthering DevOps; a testament of outstanding communication skills, with both internal and external stakeholders; examples of procedures put in place to ensure high-quality results and evidence of self-improvement and commitment to high standards, the potential winners to be awarded as the most outstanding individual manager or team leader over the last 12 months are:

  • Cognizant
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Group Transformation – Mortgages DevOps
  • IndigoBlue
  • Standard Bank
  • The Telegraph
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Group Transformation – Platform DevOps

Infosys DevOps Team of the Year

Judges looked 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 teamwork; proof of a commitment to the greater IT community; dedication to furthering DevOps and a demonstration of strong team ethos and evidence of problem-solving and self-improvement within the team. Following this, they decided on the below finalists to have the chance to be awarded the most outstanding DevOps team:

  • ADP UK
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Group Transformation – Mortgages DevOps
  • News UK – Times Tooling Team and ECS Digital
  • Standard Life and Tata Consultancy Services
  • The Telegraph
  • Vodafone UK
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Group Transformation – Platform DevOps

Best Use of DevOps Technology

Displaying 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 and evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards, judges decided the below companies to be finalists for the best use of technology in a DevOps project:

  • ADP UK
  • BT Group  – Openreach
  • Cumulus Networks
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Group Transformation – Platform DevOps
  • QArea
  • Sky
  • Vodafone UK in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services Limited
  • The Telegraph
  • Twistlock

Best Overall DevOps Project – Public Sector

Below are the finalists for the best DevOps project in the public sector because of showing a demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising best practices; 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 and evidence of commitment:

  • Etain
  • IndigoBlue
  • NHS Digital – Digital Delivery Centre

Best Overall DevOps Project – Finance Sector

For this award, it was important the companies showed to the judges a 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; justification of resource choices and proof of commitment to industry best practices and standards. Here are the finalists:

  • Brickendon Consulting
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Group Transformation – Platform DevOps
  • Capgemini UK
  • Charles Schwab Corporation
  • Deutsche Bank AG and Infosys Limited
  • Infosys Limited
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Group Transformation – Mortgages DevOps

Best Overall DevOps Project – Entertainment/Media Sector

Finalists for the best DevOps project in the entertainment/media sector had to show a 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 choice. The finalists include:

  • Accenture in partnership with British Telecom
  • DevOps Live with Docker
  • Sky
  • test IO
  • The Telegraph

Best Overall DevOps Project – Communication Sector

Judges decided the below companies were worthy of being finalists for the best DevOps project in the communication sector after they showing a 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 and evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards:

  • Accenture & Vodafone
  • Cognizant
  • Infosys Limited
  • Infostretch

Compuware Best Overall DevOps Project – Retail Sector

Finalists for the best DevOps project in the retail sector were chosen over their 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. Congratulations to the finalists:

  • Infosys Limited
  • Tata Consultancy Services

Most Successful Cultural Transformation

For the most successful cultural transformation in a DevOps project award, the finalists below showed a 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 and evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards:

  • Credit Suisse
  • F5 Networks
  • Infosys Limited
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Group Transformation – Platform DevOps
  • Scott Logic
  • Shell
  • UST Global
  • Verizon

Leading DevOps Vendor

Last but not least, after showing evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards to customers; commitment to customer satisfaction; evidence of value for money and demonstration of DevOps thought leadership and contributing to the wider IT community, the judges decided to pick the below companies as finalists for ‘Leading DevOps Vendor’:

  • CA Technologies
  • CyberArk
  • DBmaestro
  • Electric Cloud
  • GamingWorks
  • InfluxData
  • Mindshare PR
  • NS1
  • Perforce Software
  • Rackspace
  • Redgate Software
  • Synopsys
  • Sysdig, Inc.
  • Tricentis

With all votes now cast – it’s time to look forward to the awards night itself! We, at 31 Media, look forward to seeing you there!

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Written by Leah Alger

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