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Umair Khalid

Umair Khalid


Session Name: The Story of DevOps Cultural Transformation in a Large Fintech

DevOps requires cultural transformation which is the most challenging aspect of overall transformation as changing mindset and behavior is more demanding than implementing tools and strategies. The challenge turn out to be even more complex when it is applied in a Fintech providing services in a highly regulated industry. The complexity expands when Fintech is large-sized and have been carrying 20 years old legacy processes and systems. The speaker has led the transformation in such an organization as Head of DevOps for more than 3 years and want to share his challenges and the experience of how he overcame them. Some of the challenges are still outstanding for which struggle is going on, which will be shared in the session with their road map.

Speaker Bio:

I have 13+ years of overall experience in the software industry. I am currently working as Head of DevOps in TPS which is the leading vendor of Financial switches and digital payments solution in Pakistan and also has a great reputation in other countries of South Asia, Middle East and Africa.

I am also trying to pay back to the community by working as an elected president of Agile Karachi, which is the biggest chapter of Pakistan Agile Development Society affiliated with ScrumAlliance.

Previously, I have worked as a Quality Assurance Manager and Agile Coach for a Canadian based firm and played a key role in Agile adoption in the organization while assuring quality of products and projects.

In recent years, I have shared my knowledge through blogs, articles, talks and workshops in various events, organizations and universities. I am pursuing PhD in Management Sciences. Before that, I completed my MS and MBA degress in Management and BS degree in Computer Science.