UK | Mastek |Summer Newsletter | Jul 19
Future proofing the IT systems at EBRB
Welcome to the summer edition of our customer newsletter. I hope you’re enjoying the fine weather and have been taking out the time to catch-up on some of the fantastic summer sport that’s been taking place whether that’s the Women’s Football World Cup, Wimbledon or my personal favourite, the cricket world cup!
In this edition, we’ll be sharing stories of how we’ve helped two of our private sector customers with quite different digital transformation challenges.
In the case of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), we helped them define their technology strategy and then developed and automated a flexible and scalable cloud-based platform using Agile and DevOps ways of working to accelerate transformation at the bank.
With Morrisons, it’s a story about how we helped them overcome challenges they had with data silos by developing an enterprise data warehouse. I hope these examples provide you with some insight to address your challenges!
We're always delighted when our digital transformation expertise is recognised by the industry and I’m excited to share that we were highly commended in the Digital Service Company of the Year category at the recent Digital Technology Leaders Awards in London.
We have also recently been commended by the UK Prime Minister’s office for the £12m investment we’ve made into the UK tech sector with our Leeds based Graduate Programme. Read more on both of these stories in the newsletter
I hope you enjoy this edition and please let me know if you have any feedback on any of the stories here.
UK Managing Director, Mastek Ltd.
Our digital transformation solutions supported EBRD’s digital expansion
Mastek has helped us build a cloud-first foundation by using an approach that helps identify areas that are demonstrable, useable & scalable.
IT Director- Applications and Integration, EBRD
EBRD, as a global development investment bank fostering sustainable development of market economies in more than 30 countries relies heavily on its data platforms and applications.
To support a business that’s focused on sustainable development and expansion of economies and uses investment as a tool, EBRD embarked on a digital transformation journey of its data platforms to not only achieve steady return on investment by enhancing efficiency but also support its agenda of digital expansion.
Mastek’s digital transformation solutions maximised EBRD’s capacity to deliver enhanced operational and customer engagement globally.
Mastek built a flexible, scalable platform for the future
EBRD benefitted from an automated cloud platform that helped them deploy stand-up environments to develop, test, stage and produce micro-services based applications. This activity which usually took several weeks to set-up in the past, now takes less than four hours to complete.
Intelligent transformation: how Morrisons gets the best from BI
Morrisons, a Tier 1 UK food retailer that serves customers across the UK through 500+ stores and an online home delivery service was struggling with delayed business insight, store optimisation, spiraling costs and technology issues.
Determined to deliver a usable and useful enterprise data warehouse for business intelligence, Morrisons asked Mastek to step in and help with Intelligent Transformation solutions.
Fresh approach, appetising results
- Early business benefit
With deep experience in Agile development best practices, we offered Morrisons a collaborative way of working that delivered results sooner than expected and with more cost certainty
- Cost control
We proposed a pricing model that gave Morrisons confidence that costs wouldn't escalate uncontrollably. Costs were also controlled through a flexible mix of onsite and offshore resource
- Success factors
Besides a flexible mix of agile and traditional methodologies and a compelling pricing model, we offered Morrisons deep and broad BI expertise, flexibility to scale resources and a collaborative 'one team' ethos.
"Mastek are always very positive, always got great ideas, certainly ideas outside of the area in which they're just engaged upon. They add value in that respect."
Stuart O’Hara, Head of Application Delivery, Morrisons
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Chart your route to DevOps success
Struggling to respond at scale?
With digital transformation changing the IT landscape at a rapid pace, most organisations are struggling with operations overload, inadequate service monitoring and charting the best route for their organisation as they progress from traditional software management to DevOps maturity. If this sounds familiar, Mastek can help.
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Our DevACT framework adopts a multi-dimensional approach to help you assess, navigate and embark on a DevOps transformation journey. It is a comprehensive solution that provides support to overcome ineffective processes to chart your journey towards DevOps maturity and help you keep pace with rapidly evolving market needs.
Plan the best way forward
Through our DevACT Consulting, we support enterprises identify and address the existent blockages and plan the best way forward to achieve the target pace of change and implement transformation.
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Read our whitepaper to understand how we can help you identify your best next steps in your journey from no-DevOps to high-level DevOps mastery.
UK government commends Mastek’s contribution to UK tech economy
John Owen, Mastek Group CEO at 10 Downing Street 'Force for Good' reception
We’re proud to have been commended by the UK Prime Ministers’s office for our £12m graduate programme investment in the UK technology sector. You can read the official government press release here.
Our Group CEO, John Owen was also among a select group of leading politicians, key figures from the UK tech industry and entrepreneurs and innovators from across the UK who were invited to celebrate the positive impact the growing technology industry has had on the nation's economy and society at the 'Force for Good' reception hosted at 10 Downing Street last month.
"This is an exciting time for Mastek and we are thrilled to be recognised for our work in the industry. We are proud to be part of a sector that is making such a major contribution to the UK as a whole – one that is helping the tech innovators of tomorrow to gain key skills that are vital for the continued growth of the
John Owen, Group CEO
Mastek highly commended at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards
Mastek was highly commended and overall runner up in the Digital Service Company of the Year category at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards in London on July 2, 2019.
The Computing Digital Technology Leaders Awards exist to recognise the achievements of the individuals and companies who are really making it happen at the coal face of the digital technology stack: from website design and coding to UX and project management, from scrum masters and product managers, all the way up to the CDO.
This event is dedicated to the companies and workers driving technology forwards at the leading edge of IT. Now in its third year, the Awards continue to grow.
AI Tech North 2019 Conference
Mastek is a gold sponsor of the AI Tech North Conference 2019 to be held on 20th July in Leeds. This is the first large scale AI conference happening in the North of England for technology and AI leaders, practitioners and partners to come together under one roof to showcase innovation and talent within the world of Artificial Intelligence.
Our CTO, Gordon Cullum will be speaking at the event on the potential challenges a long heritage IT services supplier faces in the market. He will also discuss in detail the best use of techniques and processes to keep businesses relevant in the drastically evolving IT landscape. With AI and Machine Learning gathering traction, it is becoming imperative for enterprises to embrace digital transformation to maintain the ability to continue providing great services to customers.
At the event, we are also organising demos to showcase how Mastek can assist you in embarking on a Digital Transformation journey. Join us at the event to interact with our experts, learn about our latest innovations or just to exchange some exciting futuristic ideas!
Gordon Cullum - Mastek CTO
We’re also able to offer Mastek customers a 10% discount using the code AIFORMAST when you book online here.
The National DevOps Conference 2019
The two-day National DevOps Conference is designed to connect a wide range of stakeholders, and engage not only existing DevOps pros, but also other senior professionals keen to learn about implementing this practice.
At the recent National DevOps Conference, sponsored by IndigoBlue (Part of the Mastek Group) and attended by over 350 people, two of our DevOps specialists Pooja Nayyar and Bruce Richardson shared the stage with other industry experts to deliver talks on the subject.
It was an engaging event with industry stalwarts and practitioners sharing advice and knowledge, insights on how enterprises embarked on their DevOps journey, various executive workshops and network opportunities.
If you are interested in knowing more about how we can help you on your DevOps journey, please share your details and queries here and one of our experts will reach out to you.
Bruce Richardson - Principal DevOps Consultant IndigoBlue
Pooja Nayyar - Programme Director Public Sector Transformation