eSynergyTech Series

Come and hear from thought leaders and organisations who are pushing the boundaries to transform and thrive.

About this Event

eSynergy Solutions are a technology consultancy, delivering business value to our clients across all areas of cloud computing. Every day we challenge the status-quo of the consulting landscape by delivering outcomes in a faster, more agile and cost-efficient way.

The eSynegyTech Series is a place for passionate technologists to come together to hear from thought leaders and organisations who are pushing the boundaries to transform and thrive.

Hosted in our Central London office you will have the chance to meet and network with like-minded individuals, many of whom are currently delivering value across our client’s sites.

We are delighted to be joined by guest speakers from Nationwide, DfE and Mettle.


6:00pm Arrival, canapes and welcome drinks

6:50pm Welcome from Patrick Crompton, Founder eSynergy

7:00pm Mettles journey towards throw-away clusters – Steve Wade, Platform Lead at Mettle

When Steve arrived at Mettle he was greeted by manually provisioned clusters with nodes that were multiple years old and people were scared to change them. This talk will show you the journey Mettle is on to go from this setup to how they now see clusters as being totally ephemeral. Steve will talk about the lessons learnt along the way, the tools being leveraged and what’s left to do to complete this journey.

7:30pm DfE Digital – how we are shipping the thing – Tim Abell

Why it’s surprisingly good to be working in government. In this talk Tim shares what it’s like being a developer on the front line of building digital services at the Department for Education. You’ll hear about the tech, the people, the ways of working and what kind of skills you might need to bring to get involved yourself. Your government needs you, and I think you’d like working with them.

8:00pm Building the Nationwide Digital Cloud Platform – Aubrey Stearn, CTO at Nationwide

A one year retrospective of everything it took to build NDAP, People, Culture, Technology, the mistakes and missteps, positives and negatives. Everything that Aubrey learned as CTO of a regulated cloud platform for the world largest building society.

8:30pm Networking and more drinks

Speaker details:

Steve Wade:

Steve Wade currently leads the Platform Team at Mettle in London. Prior to his current role, Steve was Principal Kubernetes Consultant at Apprenda providing Kubernetes training and implementation services. Steve has served in technology leadership roles across multiple verticals including real estate, gaming, and the UK parliament. Steve has a BSc in Computer Science from Portsmouth University and is passionate about cloud-native software development and distributed computing.

Tim Abell:

Tim Abell is currently a developer on the ‘Find Postgraduate Teacher Training’ team at DfE Digital (Department for Education); he had a brief stint at Government Digital Services (GDS), the department that changed everything for government tech and the inspiration for DfE Digital itself. He has been coding professionally since 2000, and a die-hard contractor since 2012. He loves working in the new breed of government delivery teams and loves sharing the joy of delivering services ‘so good people prefer to use them’. You can find him online at

Aubrey Stearn:

Aubrey Stearn is a CTO, advisory board member of start-ups, regular speaker at conferences and community engagement events. She is actively working on a number of new community tools and RegTech innovations. She’s passionate about culture, building awesome teams made up of amazing folks, 8 bit computers and other esoteric ventures.




Jan 22 2020


6:30 pm - 9:30 pm



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