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SEACON 2022: The next level pipelines delivering Net Zero

SEACON 2022: The next level pipelines delivering Net Zero

Benedict Dodd, Co-Founder at Armakuni and Peter Stuart, Technical Director at RES delivered this talk at SEACON 2022

Net Zero is not a nice to have and the clock is ticking. As the global community looks to reorganise to tackle the most important and urgent issue humanity may ever face, it’s obvious that clean energy production is at the core of the solution.

Peter Stuart has spent the last 18 months building elite teams with RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, implementing the next generation of pipelines delivering the next generation of energy supply.

Whilst this talk gives an interesting insight into how the digital revolution is enabling renewable energy, it also gives insight into the organising teams for fast flow, infrastructure, code, data, analytics and ML pipelines that connect, for example, the climatic analysis to the hardware harvesting energy in the North Sea to the IoT cloud platforms and the operational analysis tools ensure every last drop of energy is collected.

This is also a story with scalability at its heart and how every lesson the DevOps community has learned is going to be needed to meet the exponential growth the world needs to realise in our journey to sustainable, renewable energy.


May 18, 2023

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  1. Who are you? Ben Dodd • Founder at Armakuni •

    Quite Tall • I used to do bad jokes • I had 3 children • Now I do dad jokes • I get to work with interesting companies doing difficult things B
  2. Who are you? Peter Stuart • Technical Director @ RES

    • Not as tall as Ben • Passionate about using technology to scale up renewable energy • Father of Twins
  3. CONSTRUCTION RES Overview 16 23 GW 40 10 GW 2,500+

  4. By 2030, 50% of the world’s power will come from

    renewable energy Source: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/oil-and-gas/our-insights/global-energy-perspective-2022
  5. More projects to manage More complex projects Innovating to remain

    market leaders → Investing in technology & our people! Challenges
  6. After Get the basics right… …then add value (energy) …and

    make it visible to our customers 1 Control Insights Analytics Data Integration Data Acquisition 2 3
  7. Learnings • It’s been challenging! • There are many different

    ways to split the monolith • Smaller products give us the agility to build faster and better • Building quality into the software is key • Important to make time to share knowledge between teams and developing a culture of learning
  8. Control Data Acquisition Platform Flow Aligned UNO Data Integration As

    a service Analytics / Insight Enabling Complex Subsystem B
  9. B Dunbar’s Number Team API Independent Service Heuristics Conway’s Law

    Product Mindset Service Management Mindset User Needs Mapping Cybernetics Clear boundaries Team Cognitive Load Generative Organisation Common goal Wardley Maps Dynamic Reteaming Psychological Safety Domain-Driven Design Fractal Planes Technical Excellence Super strong foundations that keep your team topologies-led, sensing organisation standing for many years!
  10. A surge of electricity walks into a bar. The barman

    says: “why the long phase?” B
  11. T&D • Everyone loves a gearbox • Even physical, tricky

    systems can use continuous delivery • Bi-directional fast flow of code and data is an opportunity for the flow of new products
  12. What I hope you have learned • Organise your people

    for low cognitive load and flow • More importantly, listen for when to change • Even tricky environments can use CD • Feedback early and often for all the pipelines
  13. Bringing Creativity & Joy To The World of Engineering. •

    “...a future you can look forward to and not feel sad about…” • Working towards an inspiring vision AND working more like this The prize: B