You've made real changes to your company, your start-up, your project. Transformations are taking place, but what happens now? At this month's Leadership Matters, renowned Technology and Product Leader, Gordon Weir will be sharing with us how to navigate the aftermath of big change.
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18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled
19:00-19:45 Gordon's presentation
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 is a chief product officer at a fin-tech in New York and is an advisor to a number of early stages startups. In recent years he worked at a Crypto post-trade service provider and a Blockchain startup. Before moving to startups he operated as a department head at Bank of America and UBS. He uses his deep organizational and product knowledge to drive real change and deliver successful software products. His pragmatic and simple solutions solve complex product, business, and technical problems, often employing agile and lean techniques.