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Opening Keynotes

The WHY and HOW of Enterprise Agility in Financial Services

Disruption impacts all industries.

The emergence of cloud based technologies,  agile ways of working and DevOps into the mainstream has created an environment where start ups can harness their founders entrepreneurial ability and grab a share of the market very quickly.  But it is not just the start ups who can do this.

In the first session of the day we'll be exploring the urgency to start thinking and acting differently in Financial Services sector and provide context of what that involves.  

09:00 - Owen Gardner - Welcome to SEACON 2018!

09:10 - Louise Beaumont - Exploring Our Future - from Open Banking to the Far Horizon

  • What’s creating our future? – over and above regulation

  • What does this mean for people and small businesses?

  • Who are the runners and riders in the race?

  • What are the core characteristics of companies that will succeed?


09:35 - Belinda Waldock - Agile Business, Lean Enterprise

Running and growing a business today requires an attitude and approach that enables teams to turn new opportunities into valuable products. Products that capture and sustain the markets attention in a faster, smarter and more effective way. 


Agile and Lean models provide the mindset and methods to enable organisations to navigate the constantly shifting business and technology horizons. They provide models for developing new products and services that gain significant competitive advantage despite the markets constantly shifting forces.


We will explore why and how agile works, and the attitudes and approaches that teams adopt to help to improve their agility. 

10:00 - Dave Farley - The Rationale for Continuous Delivery

The production of software is a complex, collaborative process that stretches our ability as human beings to cope with its demands. 


Many people working in software development spend their careers without seeing what good really looks like. 


Our history is littered with inefficient processes creating poor quality output, too late to capitalise on the expected business value. How have we got into this state? How do we get past it? What does good really look like?


Continuous Delivery changes the economics of software development for some of the biggest companies in the world, whatever the nature of their software development, find out how and why.

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