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Introducing DevOps practices in FS environments

Learn how embracing leading DevOps methodologies can help with the cyclical view of large incumbents and accelerate customer-centred growth. Turning what was half-yearly technology releases into daily releases, whilst minimising risk and streamlining the process. 

As financial services organisations invest more in their digital capabilities, changes to organisational ways of working are required. In order to move with the speed required to adapt to market conditions, comply with new regulatory obligations, respond to competitors, and maximise opportunities, organisations must embrace DevOps, enabling them to make enhancements, updates, and add new features multiple times a day, rather than three to six times a year.

Join Tom Hallam, Jade’s Director of Technology and Jeremy Muir, MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ Partner – Financial Services, as they discuss their experiences and practical application. There will be time for questions and networking.


Tom Hallam, Director of Technology, Jade

Tom Hallam joined Jade in 2021 to define Jade’s technology strategy and work with various internal teams to realise it. An AWS-certified cloud architect and experienced engineer, he evangelises application modernization strategies, team topologies and cloud-native engineering. Tom is an advocate for the use of open-source software and open standards, agile ways of working, and human-centered software architectures. In his spare time, Tom is a keen drummer, and is studying to get his private pilot’s license.

Jeremy Muir, Partner – Financial Services, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Jeremy is a specialist financial services and investment lawyer. He works with retail and wholesale fund managers (including KiwiSaver and superannuation), trustee companies, derivatives issuers, FinTech (including crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms), insurers and start-ups.  He is also one of New Zealand’s leading lawyers advising on cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and digital tokens – working closely with the Financial Markets Authority and other regulators in relation to the treatment of coins, tokens, schemes and exchanges under New Zealand law. Jeremy advises on all aspects of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA), in particular managed investment schemes and all required licenses. He also advises on all other financial services legislation including financial service provider registration, non-bank deposit takers (NBDTs), insurance prudential supervision, financial advice and broking. Jeremy enjoys working with alternative assets and structures across private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, property investment vehicles, marinas and innovative platforms and products. He is a limited partnerships expert, having established numerous private equity and venture capital funds, including negotiating with significant cornerstone investors such as the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), New Zealand Super Fund, ACC and Maori investors. Jeremy spent several years working in offshore funds for a major offshore law firm, and is admitted to the bar in both Guernsey and the Cayman Islands.

Sonya Forbes, Special Counsel – Corporate, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Sonya has over 20 years’ expertise across outsourcing, data, technology, telecoms and general commercial matters. This includes advising on procurement processes, cloud services, privacy and cyber security, and the Reserve Bank’s BS11 Outsourcing Policy. Sonya has a proven track record of driving transactions to meet clients’ requirements and timescales, and for providing pragmatic solutions to legal and commercial issues. Clients also value her collaborative approach. Prior to joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Sonya worked for other major law firms in New Zealand and in-house for large international corporates in the United Kingdom.

Liz Maguire, Digital Transformation – Five Points Digital Ltd

Liz is widely recognised as a thought leader in digital transformation in New Zealand, having led the digital teams at New Zealand’s largest bank, ANZ NZ. Under her leadership ANZ grew its digital function to 1.5m customers, with over 1m using the ANZ goMoney mobile App every day. In 2019 ANZ was the only bank named in Apple’s Top 30 Free Apps for the NZ App Store. Liz’s focus on practical customer-centred innovation saw ANZ launch market-leading products such as goMoney Wallet, Apple Pay and Jamie, the world’s first digital human. ANZ was one of the first banks internationally to implement Agile at Scale organised around customer journeys. Under her leadership, ANZ’s frontline teams have saved hundreds of thousands of hours in the past five years.

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Nov 10
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $25
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PwC Tower, Level 22, 15 Customs Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand