Meet up

Digital Leadership : What Are Digital Leaders Made Of?

Tuesday, 4th September in London

This meetup was organised by Digital Leadership Meetup in September 2018

Overview

After a relaxing summer break we are back for a meetup to kick off our inaugural name of Digital Leadership and we will be looking at managing digital transformations and how its all about fast evolution! Come join us!

Respect for People

Jon Terry talks about: "Respect for People". We have been doing some research on this topic. Whilst most people attribute Lean Thinking to Toyota Production System (TPS), a few are voicing an essential missing piece: Culture.

Culture is a lot harder to codify and has generally been missed. Muda (waste) in Toyota was not about waste itself, but about empowering the workforce to improve the place of work and the products. Knowledge work on the production chain. Today, Tesla who tried to robotise most of the Model 3 production chain, discovered painfully that robots do not find continuous improvements. This, we believe, is at the core of Knowledge Work and ten times more relevant in IT than it is on a production chain. So I will look forward to hear more from Jon what "Respect for People" covers.

Jon Terry

Jon Terry is co-CEO and co-founder of LeanKit. Before LeanKit, Jon held a number of senior IT positions with hospital-giant HCA and its logistics subsidiary, HealthTrust Purchasing Group. He was among those responsible for launching HCA’s adoption of Lean/Agile methods.

Lean Coffee

We will run the second talk as a Lean coffee. We are talking to a number of clients on the topic of Digital transformation and we would like to hear and share your experiences. We don't like the world transformation as it already brands a failure: "We have not been able to evolve with the flow of technology for so long that we now need to transform". Agile is suffering from similar challenges to Lean when taking a perspective of Transformation.

Transformation is anti-pattern to the evolutive nature of Lean or Agile. More to the point, it maintains the status-quo of top-down command and stops in its track any effort towards Respect for People. This issue is exacerbated in IT because it is full-on knowledge work by default and interweaves production work and innovation in every day, Complicated and Complex. It requires even more awareness from the leaders. The discussion will focus on exploring how the tools we talked about at previous meet-ups can support driving outcome focused Digital evolution. If transformation should be on the agenda, we'll also explore what should be the new ways of Leading and how to transition to those by developing leadership intelligence and competencies.

Philippe Guenet

Philippe has been involved with Digital change from the early days of the Internet (nearly 25 years) and has led the initiation and delivery of significant change initiatives for clients such as Legal & General, Vodafone, O2, Ladbrokes, M&S, HSBC, Barclays, etc. Now working as an independent Coach/Consultant, Philippe is using innovative methods to help businesses shape, plan and deploy their digital strategy, organisation change, lean-agile operating model, and most importantly develop their people and leadership. Philippe is a trained systemic coach (ORSC), complexity & systems thinker (Cynefin™ / VSM), Digital delivery manager, and a seasoned Lean and Agile practitioner. Philippe is the founder and organiser of London’s Digital Leadership meet-up

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