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Syed Ali Jaffer

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Syed Ali Jaffer

TPS

I am currently working as a Senior Manager DevOps at TPS Worldwide, having 10 year+ industry experience of implementing CICD pipeline along with Functional and Nonfunctional) Automation framework development for financial applications. I also oversaw multiple Robotic Process Automation and Automation as a process projects for financial institutions specifically for banks of South Asia, Middle East, and Africa region. As a member of Agilepk, I am the organizer of DevOps and AgilePk Khi-chapter conferences and meetups to generate awareness of Agile and DevOps in local industry and academia.

Session: CI/CD implementation in Fintech organizations: Dream or Reality?

On one hand, financial institutions (banks to be more specific) are considering themselves as technology companies with banking license. So, they are not only striving hard to use sophisticated technologies but also expecting their vendors to be more technologically innovative and progressive than ever before. But on the other hand, they are constrained by the industry regulations and their legacy processes complying to them. This leaves their technology partners and vendors with a dichotomy and they are often indecisive about leveraging CI/CD and DevOps processes and tools not addressing the challenges of Fintech industry explicitly.

I want to share my journey of facing the similar challenges while working with the conservative financial institutions of South Asia, Africa and Middle east and trying to ensure continuous and reliable software delivery with automated delivery pipeline. It took some serious effort and significant number of plan-do-check-act cycles to reach to a point which is worth sharing with the world while still having some work in progress.