Mike has 23 years of experience in the field of IT, where he has held roles within software, systems and network engineering.
Mike's early work in computer-supported collaborative working was fuelled by the birth of the modern Internet and the emergence of Linux. He took these skills with him to Greece where he lived and worked for 17 years. Here Mike worked for a variety of organisations ranging from large publishing houses, mobile telcos and small start-ups. The combination of Greece's entrepreneurial culture and Mike's "full stack" skills naturally steered him towards more agile ways of working and the pursuit of innovation.
On returning to the UK in 2012, Mike headed up the infrastructure and operations teams for Thomas Cook's E-commerce Centre of Excellence. At Thomas Cook, as part of his data centre consolidation and rationalisation strategy, Mike began to implement key technologies and ways of working that today form the mainstream of DevOps. Following this Mike perfected his work within DevOps at Sainsbury's where he had the opportunity to deliver DevOps at scale as part of a major agile transformation programme.
Mike works at the forefront of the DevOps movement, evangelising the “Three Technical Pillars of DevOps” which he realises using his “5 ways to DevOps” process.