Matthew Skelton, Head of Consulting, Conflux

Head of Consulting, Conflux

Matthew Skelton helps organisations to be more effective at building and running software systems, with a focus on fast flow and operational excellence. He provides consulting, training, and writing on digital technology strategy & engineering practices to organisations around the world.

Co-author of the acclaimed book Team Topologies (IT Revolution, 2019), Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Head of Consulting at Conflux (, he specialises in organisation dynamics, Continuous Delivery, and operability for software in manufacturing, ecommerce, and online services, including cloud, IoT, and embedded software.

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) and Team Guide to Software Operability (Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016). He is also co-founder at Conflux Books (, a specialist publisher of practitioner-led techniques for software teams.

Matthew founded and led the 2300-member London Continuous Delivery meetup group ( between 2012 and 2019, and instigated the first conference in Europe dedicated to Continuous Delivery, PIPELINE Conference ( He also is a Chartered Engineer (CEng).