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In-person & Online
Thurs 19th Oct 2023
The Oval, London.

3 Incredible tracks, 30+ Amazing speakers to help you


Ben Hutchinson

Director, JCurv

Talk Title

Building an agile culture Schroders Personal Wealth

(Presented with Craig Woodhouse)

Talk Abstract


Schroders Personal Wealth (SPW) is a joint venture between Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders. SPW’s Mission is to change lives and help more people achieve their financial goals by showing them how their money has the power to make a positive difference. SPW believe more people deserve the chance to receive financial advice.


In the summer of 2022, SPW embarked on their agility journey, initially introducing agile ways of working to 100 colleagues in technology and subsequently broadening the initiative to the wider organisation. During this presentation, director of Technology, Craig Woodhouse and lead product manager Dave Thomas will describe the journey they went on. The first step was to define and create the agile culture that enabled SPW to deliver more value, through improved delivery and a stronger focus on prioritisation of business outcomes. We will bring to life the personal dynamics that needed to be in place so that technology could work hand-in-hand with business SMEs to prioritise and deliver value more quickly. The value stream design and team typologies will also be explored, showing how enabling teams can optimise the output of stream-aligned teams.


Ben is a director and enterprise agility coach with specialist agility consultancy JCURV. Ben has 15 years’ experience supporting organisations with complex Change and Transformation programmes. Ben recently led the JCURV project at Schroders Personal Wealth, introducing agility across the technology organisation and beyond. Previous clients include Red Bull, JP Morgan and Doctor Martens.


Prior to joining JCURV, Ben was director of change and strategic programmes at Thales, bringing agile methods and smarter ways of working to 2,000 colleagues. He also led the IT change function, with a particular focus on technology change including cloud computing, connectivity, mobility solutions and social media. Ben started his career at Accenture, managing complex HR, learning and change programmes for FTSE 100 businesses in the consumer goods, pharmaceutical and defence industries.


Outside of work, Ben recently completed an executive MBA with Warwick Business School. He lives in South London, juggling his passion for tennis with the demands of a young family!

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