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DevOps Exchange - Toronto, Ft. IBM, Eclipsys Solutions, Financeit

8 Spadina Ave. Suite #2400, Toronto, ON M5V 0S8, Canada Thursday 31st August 2023 Join us on Thursday 31st August for our next DevOps Exchange - Toronto event, hosted by leading Financial Services Lender, Financeit. For this event, we welcome to the stage three companies who are currently dominating the tech scene in Canada. We'll hear from American multinational technology corporation, IBM, Oracle Cloud Solutions Provider, Eclipsys Solutions and finally our hosts at Financeit. Kosseila Hd from Eclipsys Solutions will guide us through the best ways of protecting your company's systems from potential hackers, through OpenID Connect (OIDC) and how it can be leveraged by Github actions Identity provider. Iftikhar Ali at IBM will talk us through the challenges faced when transforming a script-driven build process into a contemporary GitOps based CI/CD tool chain. Finally, Jonas Dizon from our hosts at Financeit will share with us how they successfully built their DevOps Culture and the power behind running small but efficient DevOps teams. The event will consist of 3 x 20 minutes talks starting at 7pm. Please see the agenda below and we hope to see you all there!

To RSVP, please click here. Agenda: 6:30pm - Arrive and drinks Kosseila Hd, Solutions Architect @ Eclipsys Solutions "What’s OIDC and why should you use it asap in your GitHub pipeline" Did you know that 1o millions secrets were public in GitHub in 2022 alone? This is additional evidence that leaked secrets rhyme with financial and reputation loss for users, organizations and even states. The worst thing to do is make it easy for hackers to infiltrate your company's system. Therefore going SecretLess With OpenID Connect & Workload Identity Federation is the best practice available in the industry to to empower your security posture. In this talk as #OAuth terminology can be super confusing, we will delve through the whole story of Authentication standards up to OIDC, and describe how it can be leveraged by Github actions Identity provider. Bio: Kosseila is an experienced IT professional with a strong technical background in infrastructure and database design. His expertise extends to multiple industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, and banking. Iftikhar Ali, Senior Manager @ IBM "Use-case study: Using GitOps to manage app deployments on OpenShift platform" Converting the build process and adopting modern CI/CD tools: Learn about the challenges faced when transforming a script-driven build process into a contemporary GitOps based CI/CD tool chain, leveraging technologies like Red Hat OpenShift, Tekton pipeline, & Argo CD. Bio: Iftikhar has over 15 years of industry experience in microelectronics, infrastructure, and software engineering. He has in the past successfully fulfilled roles, including embedded system engineer, IT operations and solution architect. In 2021, Iftikhar was selected to lead IBM Client Eng. team as a Sr. Mgr. for the Client Engineering team in Canada. Jonas Dizon, Director of IT @ Financeit "Running small but efficient DevOps teams" Jonas is going to talk mainly about Financeit's DevOps Culture, the power of small teams, SRE Practices, and workload prioritization approach. Bio: Jonas Dizon is a seasoned technology professional with over 22 years of experience across a wide range of industries, including business process outsourcing, software development, e-commerce, and fintech. Currently, he holds the position of Director of IT at Financeit, where he leads a team responsible for DevOps, IT Operations, and Cybersecurity. *** Please ensure you RSVP as soon as possible to secure your space. We look forward to seeing you on the night! All the best, The DOXTOR team @thedoxhub


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