Meet up

SEAM#25 – Transformation in Financial Services

Wednesday, 24th April in London

This meetup was organised by Study of Enterprise Agility Meet-up (SEAM) in April 2019


In SEAM #25, in partnership with Xebialabs and our regular sponsor E-Synergy Solutions, we’ll be hearing 3 different perspectives relating to the transformation of Financial Services.

6.30 – 7:00 – Arrive, networking, pizzas and drinks
7:00 – 7:30 – Adam Lenander (Transformation Coach at Deutsche Bank)
7:30 – 8:00 – Richard James (Head of Digital Technology at Nationwide)
8:00 – 8:30 – Christian Ball (Head of Retail Banking at GFT Group)
8:30 – 9:00 – Networking

A Lean/Agile Transformation Coaches View on Industry Challenges and How to Overcome Them

First up will be Adam Lenander who will be presenting a talk on how to approach and structure change in large organisations when faced with with differing client needs and expectations.

Adam Lenander

Adam is a Lean/Agile practitioner with two decades of experience in a range of industries in addition to more recent work in financial services. Change activities have included business, technology and organisational change through the application of systems thinking, lean process implementation and use of knowledge transfer and coaching.

Technology is Easy, Culture is Hard

Next we'll hear from Richard James who will be sharing Nationwide's Digital Transformation journey. 2 years in to the journey, he will share some of our successes and a lot of their failures, as well as the hurdles ahead. The aim in sharing this story so far is to help accelerate those either on or planning their own transformation and give a heads-up for potential challenges.

Richard James

Richard is the Head of Digital Technology & Engineering for Nationwide, where he leads work on Public Cloud and DevOps adoption, alongside driving the introduction of Scaled Agile and growing Nationwide’s internal Engineering community. Richard has been with Nationwide for five years and has held several leadership roles covering transformational change for Mortgages, Payments and Open Banking. Prior to joining Nationwide, Richard spent 12 years with Accenture with a focus on shaping and delivering large-scale technology programmes across a range of industries.

An A-Z of open banking – Transform. De-risk. Monetise.

A practical no nonsense approach. From first regulatory principles to genuine innovative solution design, learn how to quick start your journey to open banking safely and with confidence.

  • Enable early exploration and prototyping of new services

  • Enhance productivity, significantly reduce costs and accelerate time to market

  • Create a clear competitive position in the market

Christian Ball

Christian is Head of GFT Retail Financial Services across the Atlantic Region, specialising in helping retail banking clients realise their strategic vision for platform banking. He brings extensive experience to this role, spearheading the GFT Retail offering. Christian's most recent roles have focused on the digital and innovation space, working with some of the world’s leading banks to shape strategies to meet the 'digitilisation' and open banking challenges to existing operating models. Helping organisations to remain, or become more relevant, and shape the strategies and solutions necessary to thrive in the new wave of customer experience expected in the 'digital' economy.

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Who's coming?

Attending Members