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About Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais

About Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais

Matthew Skelton is the co-author of Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow (IT Revolution, 2019). He has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. As Head of Consulting at Conflux, he specialises in Continuous Delivery, operability and organisation dynamics for software in manufacturing, ecommerce, and online services, including cloud, IoT, and embedded software.

Recognised by TechBeacon in 2018 as one of the top 100 people to follow in DevOps, Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at and is co-author of the books Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly, 2016), Team Guide to Software Operability (Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016), and Team Topologies (IT Revolution Press, 2019). Matthew founded Conflux in 2017 to offer training and consulting to organisations building and running software systems.

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.

Twitter: @matthewpskelton


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.

Twitter: @manupaisable


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