Founded in 2013, by two technologists James Smith and Stephen Thair, DevOpsGroup was born with the belief that a real difference could be made to the way companies delivered IT services by putting people, process, and technology at the heart of digital transformation.
James and Stephen had spent over 20 years delivering Enterprise scale digital transformation for global blue-chip companies. They worked together launching Pizza Hut’s UK’s online business in 2009, delivering over £100m in revenues and later, on large scale cloud migrations for Aviva and the RAC.
James and Stephen always had belief that organisations should be able to rapidly get ideas into the hands of customers as quickly as possible, allowing them to acceleration return-on-investment and experiment to enhance customer experience. However, what they saw across the industry was a chronic underinvestment in technology and skills with many organisations treating IT as a cost-center and not a driver to the business strategy and goals.
With the emergence of DevOps, a holistic approach to software delivery that focused on helping development and operations team to work together to deliver better software, James and Stephen knew that a better way of working and utilising technology could be made available to organisations of all shape and sizes, allowing them to build the foundations to succeed with digital transformation at scale.
And so in 2013, James and Stephen decided to help the industry address this problem by forming a next-generation professional and managed services company. Established with a vision to build a world where people are better connected with technology to drive positive change, DevOpsGroup has grown to provide the expertise from over 100 engineers and consultants to global blue-chip enterprise and scale-up business.
In partnership with Amazon and Microsoft, DevOpsGroup delivers industry leading engineering solutions and through its academy DevOpsGroup is training hundreds of people each year, giving them modern skills which in turn is helping their organisations to thrive in the digital economy.
What hasn’t changed in six years of high growth is the true belief that people can be empowered by technology to do amazing things.