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Meet up

Keynote by Gordon Weir on The Transformation. Reality. And Then, Real Change.

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Tuesday, 10th December at CodeNode, London

This meetup is organised by Leadership Matters Starts at 6:30 PM.

Programme

Come down to CodeNode to learn from the best, share your ideas and join our vibrant community! Be sure to sign-in early to grab a drink and meet other attendees in a casual, relaxed setting.

18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled

19:00-19:45 Gordon's presentation

19:45-20:00 Q&A

The Transformation. Reality. And Then, Real Change.

Gordon is passionate about making a positive difference to product developers' working lives and to the outcomes that software can deliver. He began his career in the military and went on to work for some of the biggest global management consultancy firms. He has led transformations in every sort of company, from large financial institutions to tiny twenty-person startups. He has seen the incredible difference agility and lean thinking makes. But these things when applied to technology only really address the very tip of a very large and complex iceberg that is product development, and do not necessarily positively contribute to the important stuff: value, benefit, and time to market.

Gordon's talk will be interactive and focus on the aftermath of large change, how it starts to expose deep organizational problems, and how leaders need to change their thinking to get to the real change. Like who decides what to build, and how that decision is made, budgeting, deployments and what “product thinking” means in the context of large enterprise and startups. And why those two things are not as different as people would like to think.

Gordon Weir

Gordon Weir has more than twenty years of experience in the software business. After being voted Young Engineer of the Year in New Zealand in 1998, he left his position in engineering with the navy to work for a software house in New Jersey, USA. After a year he left for the UK to pursue his interest in working on large-scale software delivery, joining PwC Management Consultancy, followed by IBM, where he worked on numerous integration programs. In 2005 Gordon moved to UBS where he led the delivery of the global clearing and settlement systems for the equities business.

Thanks to our sponsors

Overview

Programme

Come down to CodeNode to learn from the best, share your ideas and join our vibrant community! Be sure to sign-in early to grab a drink and meet other attendees in a casual, relaxed setting.

18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled

19:00-19:45 Gordon's presentation

19:45-20:00 Q&A

The Transformation. Reality. And Then, Real Change.

Gordon is passionate about making a positive difference to product developers' working lives and to the outcomes that software can deliver. He began his career in the military and went on to work for some of the biggest global management consultancy firms. He has led transformations in every sort of company, from large financial institutions to tiny twenty-person startups. He has seen the incredible difference agility and lean thinking makes. But these things when applied to technology only really address the very tip of a very large and complex iceberg that is product development, and do not necessarily positively contribute to the important stuff: value, benefit, and time to market.

Gordon's talk will be interactive and focus on the aftermath of large change, how it starts to expose deep organizational problems, and how leaders need to change their thinking to get to the real change. Like who decides what to build, and how that decision is made, budgeting, deployments and what “product thinking” means in the context of large enterprise and startups. And why those two things are not as different as people would like to think.

Gordon Weir

Gordon Weir has more than twenty years of experience in the software business. After being voted Young Engineer of the Year in New Zealand in 1998, he left his position in engineering with the navy to work for a software house in New Jersey, USA. After a year he left for the UK to pursue his interest in working on large-scale software delivery, joining PwC Management Consultancy, followed by IBM, where he worked on numerous integration programs. In 2005 Gordon moved to UBS where he led the delivery of the global clearing and settlement systems for the equities business.

Thanks to our sponsors

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