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Embracing monolith modernization

16th October 2019, New York

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Location: Delmonico’s


Tradition is great for establishing trust. Agility is great for delivering products and services. Digital-native companies have embraced continuous delivery and deployment – including FinTechs and brands such as Netflix and Spotify – while traditional financial services firms have not. But… many are beginning to realize the enormous productivity gains achieved by using similar software development processes, delivering all the benefits of a ‘cloud-first’, culture-orientated DevOps approach.

The ultimate goal: to create an environment that enables multiple software releases per day into production (including ‘canary’ releases) whilst adhering to security and regulatory requirements. This is a crucial shift for a financial services industry still typically constrained by extensive and inflexible lead times, culminating in the next ‘do-or-die’ system release.

The question is how? How can you automate the build and deployment of applications into the cloud that are stable, resilient and secure? How can you – simply, quickly – realize the benefits of improved business agility, increased competitive advantage and significant cost control capabilities across the business?

We’re dedicating one unique evening to exploring this critical subject.

Join GFT and select group of finance and IT industry and thought leaders for an intimate, interactive, peer-to-peer conversation focused on how to enable multiple software releases daily, quickly and securely. And discover how a tailored microservices accelerator, using Google technology (including Kubernetes, Istio, Apigee and Infrastructure as Code), can enable the rapid build of applications that deliver all the benefits of continuous software delivery and deployment.


6:00 – 6:30 pm  – Welcome Drinks Reception
6:30 – 6:40 pm  – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm  – Wrap up and closing remarks from GFT

Discussion Topics

  • People: getting to agile and DevOps delivery.
  • Process: enabling multiple software releases per day into production.
  • Technology: automating the build and deployment of applications into the cloud that are stable, resilient and secure.

Keynote Speaker


Wayne Ross, Head of Modern Applications at GFT

Based in GFT’s London office, Wayne leads the new Modern Applications practice which continues to expand rapidly. Having worked for over 20 years in software engineering and technology, Wayne’s team utilizes the latest technology and best practice development to create transformative business benefit for our clients.
Wayne joined GFT from Excelian (part of Luxoft Financial Services) in 2018 where he was Global CTO, delivering large-scale transformation programmes for a wide range of global financial services clients, and previously, as Head of Engineering at Lab 49, where Wayne was involved in developing cutting edge platforms for global investment banks.

About GFT

GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain.
With its in-depth technological expertise, strong partnerships and scalable IT solutions, GFT increases productivity in software development. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.

Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation.

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