In view of the developments and the 2nd wave surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to move the physical conference to 2021. We will be hosting the physical Digital Architecture Design Day on October 5th, 2021. So save the date and hopefully we will meet you then!

Virtual Mini Conference
To make up for rescheduling this year, we have organized a (free!) Virtual Mini Conference for you as a replacement. Mark Schwartz from Amazon and Sander Mak from Picnic Technologies will talk about how to build resilient organizations & systems.

Building a Resilient Organization – Mark Schwartz – Amazon

Is there a difference between everyday resilience and resilience to disasters? In many ways, these turn out to be the same; resilience has simply become an aspect of quality. Every bit of code we write must be performant, scalable, secure, and resilient in the face of the unexpected – if it is all those things, then we’re pretty well prepared for disaster. But there is one critical difference, as many of us have discovered during the COVID crisis. Crises require not just technical agility, but also organizational agility. Crisis response is about people – about getting your employees working again and making sure they can do their jobs. In many ways, COVID has been an easy crisis – remote work alone solved many of our organizational problems. But making an organization resilient for future crises is a much more difficult and subtle undertaking. In this session I’ll show how to build true organizational agility to survive and thrive in crisis situations.

About Mark Schwartz
Mark is the author of The Art of Business Value , A Seat at the Table: IT Leadership in the Age of Agility, War, Peace and IT and Delicate Art of Bureaucracy coming in October of 2020.

Scaling because of Corona – Sander Mak – Picnic technologies

At the outbreak of Corona, Picnic could see the impact of more people shopping at home in their systems, and they needed to scale up – fast.
We will be interviewing Sander on the journey they went through and how they made it a success.

About Sander Mak
Sander is Director Of Technologies at Picnic. He is a Java Champion & author of the http://javamodularity.com book for O’Reilly. Also he is a Pluralsight instructor: http://bit.ly/ps-sander