Virtual Desktops Watch Again

Virtual Desktops in the Cloud

Virtual Desktops allow you to provision workspaces on demand for all your users, while staying secure. But how do you go about implementing them? During the session Ben and Robert covered:

  • Scaling virtual desktops to meet your internal services needs
  • Setting up landing zones and cloud foundations across AWS and Azure
  • Integrating your apps
  • Keeping your network secure
  • How we deployed virtual workspaces for a major energy company and got them moving in under two weeks

Virtual Contact Centres in the Cloud

Virtual Contact Centres can enable your customer service teams to work effectively remotely. But how do you set them up? During the session Mark and Ben covered:

  • Virtual Contact Centres - what they are, how they work and the benefits
  • A closer look at Amazon Connect, including a live demo
  • How we deployed virtual workspaces for a major energy company and got them moving in under two weeks

Kubernetes is Hard

Kubernetes is notoriously difficult to get your head around! Particularly at the outset. So how should you and your teams get started? During the session Kurt, James and Greg covered:

  • Laying the foundations for success
  • Clusters: set up, security and operations
  • Best practices for container and Kubernetes adoption
  • Optimising application development in Kubernetes environments

Boost Your Apps

How can an SRE approach to app development make your apps virtually indestructible? In this session Carlos, Alex and Edgar covered: 

  • The basics of site reliability engineering and observability
  • Problems with logging, application instrumentation and metrics collection and how to overcome them
  • Creating a framework for modern application logging
  • Using tools such as Grafana, Prometheus, New Relic and Splunk

Reliability Engineering in the Enterprise

How can a combination of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and Data Reliability Engineering transform your organisation? In this webinar Yun and Michael cover: 

  • Demystification of the different types of innovation
  • Proven frameworks to drive a culture of innovation within your organisation
  • Pragmatic approach to applying Site and Data Reliability Engineering to build out antifragile systems that meet business needs

Why You Need to Invest in Digital Transformation NOW

Why is now the time that your organisation should focus on your investment in digital transformation, rather than postpone it? In this webinar Ben covered: 

  • Why organisations have failed to transform - and what they need to do to get it moving
  • Why now is the time to invest to gain real competitive advantage for the future
  • Real life success stories
  •  The building blocks of digital transformation
  • Areas of focus for your strategy: data, security, cloud & Devops

Harvesting the Power of Machine Learning to Minimise Customer Churn

It's five times more expensive to acquire new customers than retain existing ones. So can your data help you minimise customer churn? In this session Campbell and Craig covered: 

  • How to use Machine Learning techniques and Advanced Analytics to improve customer retention
  • Key signs that indicate you have a churn problem
  • How to start your data journey depending on your cloud maturity

The Future is FinOps

How can FinOps protect and accelerate your cloud adoption journey? In this session Deepak and Scott covered: 

  • Bringing your finance function into cloud adoption
  • Core building blocks for successful FinOps function
  • Establishing a financial trace between your cloud spend, engineering efforts, and business initiatives

Adopting a Data Driven Approach

Every business should be looking to unlock the value in their data. But how can you ensure you're using it effectively? In this session Yun Zhi Lin and Ryan Lockard cover:

  • How business technology leaders can start on their data transformation journey
  • Overcoming common challenges that prevent your organisation from becoming data first
  • Implementing an end-to-end data pipeline, visualisation and predictions
  • How we helped Transport for New South Wales build a highly scalable, cloud-native analytics platform

Accelerate Your Digital Transformation with Microsoft CAF

Moving to the cloud is hard. That's why Microsoft has created a Cloud Adoption Framework to help you on your journey. In this session Contino and Microsoft covered:

  • Introduction to Microsoft CAF
  • Interpreting the framework to help scale cloud adoption
  • Accelerators and Blueprints to kick-start your Azure adoption
  • Engineering methodologies and organisational practices to consider

How DueDil Migrated Critical Apps to GCP in Just 8 Weeks

Many organisations face huge challenges when moving to the cloud. DueDil was no different! In this webinar Federico Fregosi, Contino, and Avinash Bajaj, DueDil, covered:

  • How Duedil migrated their core applications to GCP - and how to do this at scale in the future
  • Cloud-native best practices to ensure the environment met enterprise-grade security and governance standards
  • Upskilling your teams - where to focus and when to seek outside help
  • Lessons learnt from the transformation
  • The business benefits from moving to the cloud

How to Adapt Your Transformation Program to An Unforeseeable Crisis

During the session Contino's Ryan Lockard and Cheryl Hammond were joined by Ben van Glabbeek, VP Bank Solutions at Fiserv, and David Hoag, Chief Information Officer at The Options Clearing Corporation. They covered:

  • The impact of the pandemic on Fiserv & OCC
  • How they brought their digital roadmaps back on track
  • Current areas of focus and investment
  • Delivering remotely - how to keep your engineering teams focused on the end goal
  • Adapting for the future - how their digital strategy has changed and why

Finding Your Why

During the session, Contino's Andrew Venables and Zubin Boman discussed what enterprises need to know to ensure a smooth and successful cloud migration that is aligned to their business objectives. They covered:

  • Why it's important to understand the reasons you want to migrate, and how success will be measured
  • How we help enterprises make a fast and secure move to the cloud
  • Identifying the most appropriate migration approach to meet your business objectives
  • Common traps organisations fall into and how to avoid them

7 Actions to Take to Move Beyond Lift & Shift

During the session Contino Account Principals Olivier Subramanian and Dougie Anscombe-Stephen covered:

  • The common pain points that occur after a lift-and-shift migration
  • How to make immediate savings to your cloud programs
  • How to repurpose existing on-premise licenses
  • Monitoring your spend by adopting FinOps practices
  • How to make use of cloud-native and serverless services

How to Build your Own Cloud Migration Playbook

Today the cloud necessity is no longer debated and data centers are rapidly becoming as unfashionable as fax machines. Yet successful Cloud Migration remains as poorly understood and elusive as ever.

During the session Marwan & Dan shared some of Contino's go-to playbooks for successful enterprise scale cloud migration including:

  • How to structure a successful Enterprise migration program to the cloud
  • Streamlining the decision to application treatment plans and target state architecture
  • The importance of on-going discovery

The State of DevOps in Financial Services

This panel discussion saw Contino's Ben Saunders joined by speakers from Green Flag & Direct Line Group, Lloyds Banking Group, and Nationwide. They covered:

  • How they won the hearts and minds of their business when embarking on their digital transformation journey
  • The toughest challenges they faced and how they overcame them
  • Advice they would give to other organisations beginning their transformation
  • How they scaled DevOps in a regulated environment
  • Their thoughts on where the industry will be in the next two years

Becoming a Cloud Native Red Team

How do you make sure your security practices keep up with the rest of your digital transformation program? The answer - cloud-native red teaming!

During this session Contino Principal Consultant Josh Armitage covered:

  • Red Teaming - what it is and why you will benefit
  • What good should look like
  • Putting it into practice: how you can organise realistic worst-case scenarios in safe way
  • Why traditional penetration testing is insufficient in 2020
  • Lessons learnt from real-life examples
  • Actionable insights to improve your long-term security posture

Take Control of Your Security

During the session Contino Director of Delivery Henry Gallo and Technical Principal Michael Owens covered:

  • A live demo on how to build supportive infrastructure for the proxy including VPC, routing tables, networking systems
  • Easy ways to manage configuration for the users
  • Tailoring your proxy to fit your organization's requirements
  • How to ensure your proxy is transparent, resilient, and self healing
  • The business benefits: eliminating the maintenance overhead

Halve Your Cloud Costs With FinOps

How can you reduce your cloud costs whilst also optimising the consumption and potential of the cloud? Join Contino and Microsoft and discover:

  • FinOps and how it fits within Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework
  • Key Azure services and tools for an effective FinOps strategy
  • How to leverage Azure services to achieve FinOps excellence
  • Steps to take to reduce your cloud costs by 30-70%
  • Case study: how Contino helped a leading trading company cut cloud costs by 50%