I am a software delivery consultant based in Leeds, UK. I am Head of Consulting at Conflux, where I help organisations to design and optimise their teams for effective software delivery using Team Topologies (I am the co-author of Team Topologies). I also specialise in applying Continuous Delivery and operability techniques for software in manufacturing, ecommerce, and online services, including cloud, IoT, and embedded software.
Before founding Conflux, I co-founded pioneering DevOps consultancy Skelton Thatcher Consulting together with Rob Thatcher where, between 2013 and 2017, we led industry thinking around software operability and DevOps team topologies in particular. In 2017, we shifted focus onto our Team Guide series of books under Skelton Thatcher Publications.
I founded the first conference in Europe dedicated to Continuous Delivery, PIPELINE Conference (which ran from 2014-2018). I also founded the 2600-member London Continuous Delivery meetup group, which is now run by EngineerBetter. I now run SenseConf, the conference for organisational sensing.
In my spare time, I play in various music ensembles (trumpet, voice) and enjoy trail running.