Speaker

Fredrik Bekkevold

Fredrik Bekkevold

Principal Developer at Norsk Helsenett

Trondheim, Norway

With 20 years of experience from creating solutions, I have seen a lot. The last 6 years I have worked primarily in healthcare and Fin-Tech. Both domains have similarities and are both seen as complex. By using the right mindset, technology and just being polite, I try to reduce complexity and make things happen. And sometimes great things do happen.

Area of Expertise

  • Finance & Banking
  • Health & Medical
  • Government, Social Sector & Education

Topics

  • Agile Mindset
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Transformation
  • Scrum & Agile
  • Domain Driven Design
  • Data Streaming
  • .NET
  • C#.Net
  • Agile Leadership

How our critical systems fail, and what we do about it

In the health sector we have lots of life and mission critical systems. Changes must happen, but they cannot happen in a way that puts people's health in jeopardy. We also need to deal with loads of unstructured data which needs to move quickly in various unpredictable patterns. Through trial and error we have learned a lot, and we hope that our experience can be of use to others. Therefore, we want to show how our deployment process ensures that critical systems don't need intensive care immediately upon hitting production.

Using Kubernetes to enable our new untested changes to live side by side with the current. Processing the same data and leveraging Kafka to assess the differences in real time. We have built a system that lets us catch the subtle deviations arising from our organic data and usage without need for rollbacks.

Securely managing the flow of the nation's health data in Kafka

In the health sector we have tons of healthcare information that needs to flow to those who need it, when they need it. While we do have to secure delivery, we also have to secure the access to, and integrity of, these often highly personal and sensitive pieces of information.

In this talk we will explore how we make this work, now that we have set out to use Kafka for storing and moving data. When transitioning from a world largely based on databases, this has profound implications on how we deal with securing the information and how it flows.

Here we are going look into what we have learned about securing our nation's core healthcare data in a system that is becoming truly distributed and highly available.

Fredrik Bekkevold

Principal Developer at Norsk Helsenett

Trondheim, Norway