Unlocking the Practical Value of DevOps

November 16th, 2021 9:00 - 12:00 CET

It was a fantastic event!

Join us for this online event and see how leading organizations are reaping the benefits of DevOps.

Accelerate your DevOps journey

with insights and advice from industry experts.


Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist
IT Service Manager

Developer Advocate

Product Owner

VP Developer Relations

Service Architect

Developer Advocate


Get a closer look at the best practices for adopting and improving DevOps methodologies.

Hear from seasoned practitioners on how they increased their software quality and security while speeding up their release cycles.

  • Discover how leading organizations are implementing DevOps processes and tools
  • Hear from DevOps experts on industry trends in 2022 and beyond
  • Learn DevOps best practices and practical advice from leading DevOps practitioners


09:30 – 10:00
IT Service Manager, Siemens
Service Architect, Siemens

10:40 – 10:50

Short Break

10:50 – 11:20

Product owner and expert on build and deployment, Generali

11:20 – 11:50

Developer Advocate, JFrog

11:50 – 12:00

VP Developer Relations, JFrog


About JFrog

JFrog is on a mission to be the company powering all of the world’s software updates, driven by a “Liquid Software” vision to allow the seamless, secure flow of binaries from developers to the edge. The company’s end-to-end DevOps platform – the JFrog Platform – provides the tools and visibility required by modern organizations to solve today’s challenges across critical pieces of the DevOps cycle. JFrog’s hybrid, universal, multi-cloud DevOps platform is available as both self-managed and SaaS services on AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. JFrog is trusted by millions of users and thousands of customers, including a majority of the Fortune 100 companies that depend on JFrog solutions to manage their mission-critical software delivery pipelines.

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09:00 – 09:30

Embrace Your Updates
How daily software updates can make developers happier.

What is the future of “Liquid Software?” JFrog Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist, Fred Simon, imagines a world where consumers enjoy updating software across their devices: mobile phones, smart watches, self-driving cars, and more. He imagines a world where software producers are excited about releasing every day or every hour without fear. A future where DevOps teams embrace the fluid nature of technology, and, like water, their releases run freely across the corners of the world.


Learn from Fred why continuous software updates are critical for our modern world, and why organizations that embrace this practice will thrive!


Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist

Fred is one of the most respected software architects in the developer community, with over 20 years of open-source and Java experience, and a space enthusiast.
Prior to JFrog, Fred founded AlphaCSP, through which he led 5 branches worldwide as the company’s CTO and as its visionary voice. Fred’s development has spanned technological evolutions in his roles as a programmer, an architect, a consultant, and a public speaker. Fred holds a Masters in Computer Science from Ecole central de Lille.

09:30 – 10:00

Building Artifactory at Scale in an Enterprise Organization

When looking to improve proficiency on your development team a good question to ask yourself is “Should I install this application just for me or can other developers benefit by using the same tool?” Taking a step back to look at the overall development team and processes helps in identifying users that may have similar pain points and needs that your solution may address and solve. This is where the idea of scaling up comes into play. You may ask yourself is scaling up a good idea? What are the pros and cons? What risks do we face if we scale? Can we keep working efficiently if we don’t have every developer using the same service provider? We will address all of these questions head on in this session by discussing how we scaled up our enterprise company using Artifactory.
Alex Stoy of Siemens

Alex Stoy

IT Service Manager
Alex is the service owner and service manager at their IT department for the Siemens Artifactory Service, He started as a working student in 2014 for Siemens where he gathered a lot of knowledge regarding build and development for the Siemens products. Here first he supported the incident management and got later to the position of a build/server administrator. Later on in 2016 he joined the company as a regular employee and proceeded on smaller projects where he developed his knowledge about build processes and pipelines. But also did some migration topics where he got a deep dive into the processes of the business. In 2017 he started to work with Artifactory. After they have successfully tested a PoC, decided to set Artifactory on a productive environment up. In his role of solution architect he was responsible for the whole infrastructure set up and all dependencies regarding the needs of the business. The Artifactory service has been set up, has been gone live and the service was born in April 2018. In May 2018, he left the Artifactory team and started working on Software Clearing topics as solution manager, server administrator, service desk and solution architect all in one person. After a while he became a project manager for the software clearing projects to improve the current service… Until he gained the role of Service Owner for the Artifactory service!

Imre Pem

Service Architect

Imre is service Architect for an internal service available for Siemens developers.
After university, he worked as an engineer for the Automotive industry for a few years before correcting his career path towards IT. After an episode in a agriculture themed software startup, he joined evosoft – a daughter company of Siemens.
Since 2017, he works on the Artifactory service, initially as a developer, then technical lead and for the last 2 years: architect. He works to ensure that JFrog platform is available to the developers in a secure and professional manner.
Among other tasks Imre helps the team to build its internal processes, advice new customers to integrate their existing DevOps processes with the Platform and he also conducts the adoption of new software products – like central log analytics, internal redirection service, SSO and more.

10:00 – 10:40

Containerization Unpacked: Best Practices to Develop, Publish, and Secure

Docker and other container tools have made building, publishing, and deploying container images easier than ever. But it’s also easy to ignore best practices and miss out on leveraging valuable container registry resources. In this session we will discuss:

  • Container image development dos and don’ts
  • Distroless images
  • Securing your base images and other dependencies
  • Managing images throughout your DevOps pipeline


Developer Advocate

Melissa is a long time developer turned international speaker and is currently a Developer Advocate for JFrog, Inc., with a mission to improve the developer experience of DevOps methodologies. Her background and experience as a software engineer spans a slew of languages, technologies, and tools used in the development and operation of enterprise products and services. She is a mom, software engineer, Java Champion, Docker Captain, huge fan of UNconferences, and is always on the lookout for ways to grow and learn. She has a passion for teaching, sharing, and inspiring fellow practitioners and you are more than likely to run into her in the conference circuit.

10:50 – 11:20

DevOps Enabling Build Platform

From static standardized build nodes to dynamic user defined build agents

Get an insight view on how software development and architecture changed in the last decade at Generali Germany and how this affected the requirements and needs of the developers regarding the build and deployment platform. See how the platform evolved with the time through the introduction of continuous delivery and DevOps practices.

Torsten Rehfisch

Product Owner

Torsten is product owner and expert for source control management and software build and deployment solutions at Generali Germany.
He has been working for Generali IT for over 16 years and gathered a lot of knowledge about configuration and source control management and build and deployment for z/OS-based as well as modern application environments. During the years he worked on several major projects to modernize the software development processes and architectures at Generali from monolithic to dynamic infrastructures and from Continuous Integration to continuous delivery and agile DevOps teams.

09:05 – 09:30




VP Developer Relations
Stephen Chin is VP of Developer Relations at JFrog, chair of the CDF governing board, member of the CNCF governing board, and author of the upcoming DevOps Tools for Java Developers title from O’Reilly. He has keynoted numerous conferences and is an avid motorcyclist with tours across Europe, Japan, and Brazil, interviewing hackers in their natural habitat. When he is not traveling (and who is these days?), he enjoys teaching kids how to do embedded and robot programming together with his teenage daughter.

11:20 – 11:50

How DevOps Solutions Can Increase Efficiency

Companies have many needs, many departments, and many development teams. One of the hardest questions to answer is how can we maintain multiple software delivery pipelines in a way that ensures stable and predictable results across teams. We are working with development, operations, production, feedback and without a proper solution this can become overwhelming and causing builds to fail, deadlines to be missed, and upset customers. In this session we’ll introduce a DevOps platform and describe how they can improve development lifecycles. We will walk you through every stage of the pipeline and we will talk about some best practices when creating a build for every single commit.


Developer Advocate

Batel Zohar is a Developer Advocate for JFrog and has a background in DevOps support engineering, web development, and embedded software engineering. Prior to this, Batel served as an Enterprise Solutions Lead on a dedicated team that accompanies and assists large customers through the architectural implementation of the JFrog platform. She loves her dogs, plays guitar, and is a fan of Marvel’s movies.