Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais - co-authors of the book Team Topologies - have worked together on organisation design for modern software systems with many clients around the world. Their training sessions on Organisation Design for Modern Software Systems have helped numerous organizations to re-think their approach to team intercommunication and software architecture, improving flow and the effectiveness of software delivery.
Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998, and has worked for organizations including London Stock Exchange, GlaxoSmithKline, FT.com, LexisNexis, and UK Government.
Head of Consulting at Conflux (confluxdigital.net), he specialises in Continuous Delivery, operability and organisation design for software in manufacturing, ecommerce, and online services, including cloud, IoT, and embedded software. Matthew is the co-author of the books Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (2016) and Team Guide to Software Operability (2016).
Matthew holds a BSc in Computer Science and Cybernetics from the University of Reading, an MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Music from the Open University; he is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the UK. In his free time, Matthew plays the trumpet, sings in choirs, writes music, and enjoys trail running.
Manuel Pais is a DevOps and Delivery Coach and Consultant, focused on teams and flow first. He helps organizations adopt test automation and continuous delivery, as well as understand DevOps from both technical and human perspectives.
Manuel has been in the industry since 2000, having worked in Belgium, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. Manuel is the co-author of Team Guide to Software Releasability (2018). Manuel holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Instituto Superior Técnico and an MSc in Software Engineering from the Carnegie Mellon University.