[Past Event] AWS Architecture Round Table

Fixing your Cloud Setup to Avoid

Most Common Mistakes

The AWS Architecture Round Table

Cloud offers great acceleration, ease of use and transparency on cost and functionality. When used well, it’s scalable, secure and highly efficient. Still, it’s easy to make small mistakes that you might regret later. In this round table we’ll share all we know. We expect you to share some of your insights, and we will share ours. Collectively, we’ll come to a top five best practices for cloud configurations that you can apply yourself. This should be a fun, interactive and informative session, where you will meet and speak others in the same situation. Not boring presentations, but to the point and well moderated content from hands-on experts only.

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Topics and challenges we might discuss are:

  • How can the team take a fresh look at the things we made and love?
  • How can we be confident enough about the security of our configuration?
  • Should you continue building or pause and reflect on technical debt?
  • How can I make sure high priority tech issues actually get on into the next sprint?
  • How can I address the nagging feeling we should take time to fix things?
  • What are hilarious misconfigurations we’ve seen, and what happened next?
  • .. and many more topics that you feel are relevant when it comes to configuring cloud.

In this round table, you will meet a range of your peers, as well as Levi9 Solution Architects Lazar Veljovic and Nikola Djordjevic, to discuss common mistakes and how to avoid them.

In this discussion, Lazar and Nikola will also share some observations from doing a large number of Amazon Web Services Well Architected Reviews. In these reviews, you can learn how well your architecture aligns with cloud best practices and gain guidance for making improvements, by answering a few foundational questions about your configuration and usage of AWS.

Details

Time

11:00 - 14:00 (CEST)

Date

May 31st, 2022

Location

AWS Offices
Mr. Treublaan 7, 1097DP Amsterdam


[Past Event] Levi9 Product Management Series

From products to experiences customers love

Flop or success, product management pitfalls

What hidden pitfalls can you expect when it comes to software product management? We’re inviting you to a session with Kasper Zwetsloot, COO at Felyx, and Robert Gaal, enterpreneur with multiple startups on his track record. They will give you a behind-the-curtain view on building top customer experiences. Of course with an opportunity to informally continue the conversation with a bitterbal and a drink. Join us on April 12th!

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The role of software product management

What is in the program?

  • Felyx (Kasper Zwetsloot (COO)): the journey we are on.
    As we move into a reality where many things are delivered as a service, having a great product is no longer sufficient. The customer’s experience will be a vital factor in your success. How are key experience enablers identified, what issues are encountered in product management, what are the main challenges and how can good product management ensure the best chances for success.
  • Product Management from startup to Google – Robert Gaal
    In an informal conversation Robert will share his experience on the differences in Product Management between the environments in which he has worked. Ranging from the startup to to the large scale environment of Google. What mistakes can you avoid, what should you and what shouldn't you do.

Details

Time

16:00 - 19:00 (CEST)

Date

April 12th, 2022

Location

Capital C
Weesperplein 4B, 1018 XA Amsterdam

Kasper Zwetsloot

Robert Gaal


[Past Event] The Levi9 Product Pitstop Event during the Race of the Year

Join us for the Levi9 Product Pitstop Event

It’s good to take a step back every now and then and look at what you’re doing from a different perspective. 
 
So come to the Levi9 Product Pitstop to take your work and product to a higher level. Under the guidance of an experienced product manager from Levi9, we will actively work with the Product Pitstop Game to get the most out of your own performance as well as your product. 
 
As a bonus, you get the opportunity to visit the free practice sessions of the race of the year afterwards. 
 
We look forward to welcoming you on Friday, September 2nd at Bernie’s Beachclub. 

Agenda

09.15 – 09.45: Walk-in with coffee and tea
09.45 – 11.15: The Product Pitstop Game
11.15 – 11.30: Wrap -up
11.30: Free to visit the Practice Sessions of the race of the year

Sign up below and we will get in contact with you soon.

The Levi9 Product Pitstop F.A.Q.

How do I get to the Bernie’s Beachclub in Zandvoort?

During the race weekend of the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix, thousands of visitors travel to CM.com Circuit Zandvoort every day. We advise you to come by train.

Please wear comfortable shoes; it’s a 29 minute walk from the train station to Bernie’s Beachclub

It’s recommended to reserve a train ticket in advance. Get more information at the link below.

Adress:
Bernies Beachclub
Boulevard Barnaert 65
2041 JA Zandvoort

Reserve your train ticket

How do I get my ticket?

You will receive your ticket during the Product Pitstop Event at Bernie’s Beachclub

Is there a dress code?

We will fully immerse ourselves in the sea of orange, please come and join us in our Dutch pride and wear orange!

We would like to send you a surprise, so please share your shirt size and address before the 16th of August via the button below.

The event area is quite large; please keep this into account in terms of footwear.

Share your Shirt size

Are food and drinks included?

All food and drinks are included. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know before the 16th of August via the button below.

Please be aware that smoking is not permitted anywhere on the event site.

Dietary Requirements

Get ready for the Levi9 Product Pitstop


[Past Event] Online Discussion Digital Innovation

March 25th 2021

3 industry perspectives on digital innovation

Digital innovation is everywhere. Organizations see new opportunities and acceleration of digital business all around. We’re all using technology in innovative ways to address the grand challenges of today.

Still, we’re far from finished. Less than 20% of organizations are truly happy with the state of their innovation today. New technologies hold grand promises, but many ideas never make it to the stage where they deliver the promised value, for a multitude of reasons.

In order to learn from and inspire each other, we’re hosting a virtual panel discussion with three digital innovators to discuss the role and importance of digital innovation in their companies.

Each speaker will share their experiences in making innovation work in their organizations. We’ll talk about decision making, innovation politics and establishing the right culture and processes for innovation. We expect a fun online event with practical insights on digital innovation from three very different organizations.

Panel speakers

  • Ritsaart van Montfrans, CEO Incision
  • Piotr Krzepczak, Co-Founder & CTO ‎Everon
  • Maarten Witteman, IT Area Manager DPG Media
  • Moderator: Erik van Ommeren, Innovation Strategy Expert Levi9

Online event

In order to join the event, you’ll need to sign up via the link below. The discussion will be hosted via WebinarGeek and you can view it from your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Date

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time

15:00-16:00

Location

Online

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Planning starts in the boardroom

[Past Event] Webinar Product Discovery

November 26th 2020

We will focus on one of the techniques – User Story Mapping

Webinar Product Discovery with Raimo van der Klein

Understanding the business goals of our customers and the needs of their users is an essential part of building the right, high-quality, software solutions.

But how do you ensure that the development teams understand the bigger picture (why do we need it) and know what to build to fulfill those needs?
How do you accomplish a common understanding between business and IT?
In what way do you engage the development teams to think together with business representatives?
How would you approach all these challenges while working remotely?

There are many techniques that can help in accomplishing this, realizing your business goals.

During this webinar, our experts Nina Stanic and Dragana Stanković will focus on one of those techniques – User Story Mapping in practice.
You will be taken through the whole process, from the preparation phase and follow-up actions to the implementation stage.

We are excited to have Raimo van der Klein – Chief Product & Technology Officer at Incision as our guest speaker, who is an expert in this field and has experienced USM workshops during the partnership with Levi9.

“Raimo has been board member, founder and CEO of Layar, a global leader in Augmented Reality and Interactive Print, helping to bridge the gap between print and digital worlds.
Raimo has been active in the startup domain since 2008 and has served as a mentor at Rockstart, an advisor to Startup Amsterdam and advisor to several startups. He has written many articles related to team dynamics in combination with autonomous teams like founder teams.”

Online event

Time

16:00

Date

26 November

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Levi9 team member with covid19 mask

[Past Event] Webinar with Microsoft

November 5th 2020

Cloud security by design and security trends

During the event, guest speaker Hans van der Meer (Sr. Business Group Lead Microsoft 365 at Microsoft) will share the principles of cloud security by design, trends in the market, and how customers perceive security.
He will explain how Microsoft is using Azure to help customers in this increasingly complex security area.

Hans is working for Microsoft for almost 30 years in different roles with a passion for technology, customer focus, and a growth mindset. He is helping customers and partners with the right mix of technology. People and culture are one of his most important focus areas and he is really passionate about that, which is exactly why we at Levi9 are a great match.

Webinar with Microsoft

As Microsoft Gold Partner we aim to bring technology, business and people together. We are proud to present you this webinar where we bundle our expertise to inspire and share knowledge.

Time

14:00-15:00

Date

5 November 2020

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Levi9 home office with kids

[Past Event] Staying connected & secure when working from home

May 27th 2020

Staying connected & secure when working from home

These are new times with new challenges for all of us. And while many businesses struggle to stay in business, others are reinventing themselves to keep delivering services to their customers. For many of us, business continuity has been a theoretical exercise: creating plans for unlikely events. This time, it is for real.

Working from home is not new for Levi9, we had both the technology and the mentality in place. Still, we faced additional challenges when ensuring that 1100 people across Europe could work from home, both securely and effectively. Being an Agile company at heart, we have overcome these challenges quickly and without impact on delivering to our customers worldwide.

When faced with the requirements of social distancing, and as consequence having to work from home, we are all quickly picking up on this new way of working. Digital lunches with the team and Friday drinks, working with your child on your lap and with your cat on your keyboard is not something we were accustomed to on a daily basis before.

At the same time, when faced with fears for our loved ones, we are ready to compromise on what we took for granted before, like socializing with our friends and colleagues. However, there are some things we cannot compromise on, even under these circumstances. Digital security is certainly one of those things, and now it is even more important than ever.

We feel that in these times, it is important that we share and learn from each other. What troubles did you come along and what creative solutions did you come up with? Do you still have questions and concerns and would you like to know how other digital and software companies moved to the new normal? What do you think is waiting on the horizon and how do you expect you will be organized -say- half a year from now?

We want to share our experiences with you and give you the opportunity to share your creative solutions, concerns and questions with us and with other Levi9 customers. We would like to invite you for an Online Round Table session to share with you our story on how we did it and to invite you for a discussion about this topic.

Online round-table

Time

16:00-17:30

Date

27 May 2020

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[Past Event] Webinar Accelerated Development

March 11th 2020

Webinar Accelerated Development - Tech9 Survey results

In the market of tailor-made software solutions for business technology, innovation will be focused on increasing the PACE OF DELIVERY. After all, pace influences time to market and indirectly costs.

The industry is delivering new technologies that facilitate this pace of delivery. Cloud services are the biggest accelerators. Developing high quality business technology will become more and more a skill of smart orchestration and integration of services and unique software.

Serverless eliminates the need to provision and manage infrastructure components (e.g., servers, databases, queues, and even containers), allowing teams to focus on code while minimizing their operational overhead.

Please join us for a session where Levi9’s Thought Leader Dragan Gajic will discuss the outcome of the Tech Survey 2020, together with Amer Grgic, CTO of Tevreden.nl and founder of Livebytes and Sander Kieft, Senior Director Architecture & DevOps of PVH (home of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein).

Please block 26 May & register fast (limited seats available)

Hosted by:
Dragan Gajic, Thought Leader Levi9
Amer Grgig, CTO Tevreden.nl, Founder Livebytes
Sander Kieft, Senior Director Architecture & DevOps PVH

Online event

Time

16:00-17:00

Date

11 March 2020

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[Past Event] DevOps and Agile Transformation

February 13th 2020

DevOps and Agile Transformation

With over 15 years of experience in software development and Scrum processes since 2007 in various setups, Levi9 has accumulated vast hands-on experience in the agile way of working in a variety of software development environments.

In our upcoming “DevOps and Agile Transformation” event we will share our best practices in delivering software solutions.

Our focus is on delivering software on the revenue generating side of IT (business IT) in close cooperation and high interaction with our customers. This is where repeatable quality and short time to market, from the business idea to software on production, make the difference.

In this event, we will provide insight into various aspects of how to build and refine a software development organisation that provides reliable and measurable output sprint by sprint.

Interested in more information & the program? Click on the link below to register for this free event.

15:00 Creating better specifications with software developers

From a business idea to software. We will show you how we are using User Story Mapping, co-creation and Specification by example techniques to turn business ideas into software.

16:00 Agile culture, metrics and visibility 

Agile does not mean no commitment to results. We show you which key Scrum metrics are relevant to capture, track and base a continuous improvement process on. How can you make Sprint results predictable, build a high-performance team and achieve both team and Product Owner happiness?

17:00 DevOps - or how to deliver business value early

We will show you how to deliver business value early, automated and repeatable and how to achieve self service for Scrum teams, continuous delivery and zero-downtime deployments.

18:00 Closing

Drinks & Networking

Event at Restaurant Zuiver Utrecht

Time

15:00-19:00

Date

13 February 2020

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