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Agenda.

SEACON is taking place across two dates, both of which focus on the same 6 themes,

Each track is broadcast 4 times throughout the day. 

  • Strategy and Leadership

  • Customer Value

  • Culture

  • People

  • Ways of Working

  • DevOps

 

This year is going to be a mixture of recorded tracks along with live content including meet the speakers, round tables, and the sponsor expo. 

It is taking place on 2 dates featuring the same keynotes on both days alongside talks from a number of different focus organisations. 

The focus organisations for the 12th of November are GSK and Nationwide Building Society 

On the 20th November, we have JP Morgan, VWFS UK and Deutsche Bank

We also have meet the speaker sessions, sponsor talks and round tables. 

Session broadcast talks

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    On Leading Yourself - with personal authenticity

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Mina Bostrom Nakicenovic

    Leadership is not only about leading others but also about leading yourself. As it is important for a successful organisation to have clearly defined vision, mission and core values and to stick to them, the same should also be said for successful leadership.

    Strategy and Leadership

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    Mapping

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Simon Wardley

    Simon Wardley explains how he became interested in Mapping, the benefits his style of mapping provides along with examples of how they have helped organisations make and/or save millions.

    Strategy and Leadership

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    Customer-obsessed and product-focused – creating a climate where product management can thrive

    Date

    12th Nov

    Sameer Gohil

    Enterprise level transformation within a large corporate can be difficult, but with a compelling vision, the right environment and supporting processes it is possible to bring product transformation to life . Balancing transformation with delivery through making changing the way we work become part of the work we do.

    Strategy and Leadership

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    Enterprise Agility through the lens of Data

    Date

    12th Nov

    Simone Steel

    Strategy and Leadership

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    Leadership for Agility

    Date

    20th Nov

    Christian Metzner

    In this talk, Christian will focus on the importance of servant leadership, enterprise-wide collaboration, integrity, diversity and psychological safety. All are critical in order to support business agility and successful strategy

    Strategy and Leadership

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    Leadership to the people! Creating alignment through Strategy and Excellence

    Date

    20th Nov

    Philippe Guenet

    Manal Koujan

    Many organisations have adopted Agile ways-of-working, but their management remain at the epicentre of decisions and having to organise and coordinate the work.

    Strategy and Leadership

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    The Art of Bureaucracy and Business Value

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Mark Schwartz

    This talk will touch on the language to discuss value with the business, methods to cut through bureaucracy, and strategies for incorporating Agile teams and culture into the enterprise. Most of all, this book will startle you into new ways of thinking about the cutting-edge of Agile practice and where it may lead.

    Customer Value

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    Combining Agile Thinking with deep data expertise to deliver value; A data and analytics journey

    Date

    12th Nov

    Hannah Tipney

    Discovering, developing and making therapies of value for patients is both rewarding and incredibly hard. At GSK we are working to transform our pipeline through the development and application of advanced analytics, data science and visualisation.

    Customer Value

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    Lessons Learned Becoming a Product-Centric Organizations

    Date

    20th Nov

    Toby Sinclair

    You’ll leave this talk with some key principles to apply within your own organisation

    Customer Value

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    Connecting Customer Value with Strategic Vision

    Date

    20th Nov

    Martha Ferez

    Customer centricity is about providing a value proposition which delivers a positive experience to build trust and loyalty. In most cases, that results in an increased profit and employee engagement. However, with evolving technologies, competitors and regulations, what once comprised a positive experience, can quickly become obsolete.

    Customer Value

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    Networks, Serendipity and the flow of ideas

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Emily Webber

    There is power in networks and the connections between people. Organisations where ideas can freely flow between people, are more successful, smarter and more innovative than ones where knowledge lives in silos.

    Culture

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    How has HR got it so wrong?

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Kim Atherton

    A recent Forbes article quoted the depressing fact that 70% of us are unhappy at work. Yet more and more organisations are placing emphasis on the role of HR, with a higher number of CHROs sitting on boards than ever before. So what is going wrong?

    People

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    Technology's easy, Culture is hard

    Date

    12th Nov

    Richard James

    11 Reflections on tackling the cultural elephant

    Two years on from talking about ‘Tech is easy, Culture is hard’, Richard reflects on Nationwide’s and his own ongoing learnings.

    Culture

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    Agile Cultural Change - One Superhero at a Time

    Date

    12th Nov

    Simon Owen

    Enterprise Cultural Change is HARD! Digital Transformation is pretty tricky too! A corporate ambition, strategy and direction is key but how do we also effectively engage the rest of the organisation at all levels to make it real, understandable, and inspire and excite people to be part of, drive, and embed, the change?

    Culture

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    How we have embraced the principles of agility: the intent of learning organisations and the power of communities

    Date

    20th Nov

    David Leach

    In this talk I will be exploring how we have embraced the principles of agility, the intent of learning organisations and the power of communities to embody our guiding principles. Shaping a more empowered, data driven and decisive culture alongside ever improving processes and with ever increasing delegated decision making.

    Culture

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    Discovering and Growing Culture

    Date

    20th Nov

    Terrie Wilson

    Organizational Culture can grow and change in positive ways starting by first understanding the current state, then taking proactive and engaging steps to intentionally evolve culture to fit the organization’s vision and belief structure.

    Culture

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    Reflections: Moments of serendipity

    Date

    Manal Koujan

    Philippe Guenet

    Reflections on growing a culture in a large organisation

    Culture

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    Forever employable: how to ensure your career stays as agile as your work

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Jeff Gothelf

    In this talk becoming forever employable. Jeff shares his story of how the ideas behind agility, product thinking, design thinking, lean UX can be applied to professional development and our career growth and we are building a reality where opportunities continue to find us.

    People

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    Turning Theory into Action: Building High Performing Teams via Psychological Safety at GSK

    Date

    12th Nov

    Terry Brown

    Talking about Psychological Safety has become ubiquitous. You cannot attend a meeting without hearing someone refer to it. In some organisations, it's at risk of becoming weaponised - if we talk about it enough, we don't have to actually put in the hard work.

    People

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    Culture ate our OKRs for breakfirst

    Date

    12th Nov

    Peter Lear

    Kimberley Wilson

    Customer Value

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    TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More

    Date

    20th Nov

    Bianca Sias

    After this session, you will have a new approach to partnering to build a stronger team.

    People

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    People at the core of change

    Date

    20th Nov

    Adam Lenander

    People

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    SWARMing part III: achieving agility at scale

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Anna Urbaniak

    Daniel Terhorst-North

    Business agility is no longer a luxury. In today’s market, companies that can’t adapt quickly to changing circumstances simply won’t survive. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how quickly the entire enterprise context can change.

    Ways of Working

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    Leading for Better Value Safer Sooner Happier

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Jon Smart

    Leadership will make it or break it.
    Culture is the biggest lever to delivering Better Value Sooner Safer Happier.

    Ways of Working

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    Driving enterprise change: Delivering a skills transformation at pace

    Date

    12th Nov

    Kate Llewellyn

    Paul Sarjeant

    Smart risk taking is becoming increasingly important for effective enterprise transformation. A key component is ensuring organisations have the understanding of how to drive key decisions with data and quantitative thinking. Harnesssing the power of the data & analytics (D&A) community through agile ways of working can accelerate this change.

    Ways of Working

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    Somewhere between concept and context, lies confusion

    Date

    12th Nov

    Ellie Taylor

    Samantha O’Neill

    Somewhere between concept and context, lies confusion. We’ll be sharing our approach to evolving Ways of Working at Nationwide, how we’re demystifying business agility for teams and our key levers for success.

    Ways of Working

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    Outcomes and high-performing teams matter more than ever

    Date

    20th Nov

    Andy Sime

    In this talk, we will explore why outcomes and high-performing teams matter more than ever to support the drive towards business agility and ultimately, keeping the customer at the heart of everything we do.

    Ways of Working

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    How OKRs helped reduce our lead time

    Date

    20th Nov

    Carissa Dean

    Gabrielle Chester

    Every dev team has a dream. A dream to be a high performing team delivering quality code at speed. A dream to be flexible, to meet user requirements and not get weighed down in technical debt. In this workshop, we will share with you our 5 key takeaways from the OKRS framework which helped us meet our dream to write better code in a shorter amount of time.

    Ways of Working

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    Dev Sec Ops more of the same - back to the roots

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Patrick Debois

    Once so often it makes sense to repeat the basics: Using the CAMS acronym Patrick Debois will explain how devsecops is build upon the core tenets of devops, requires the same mindset and approach and ultimately forms a consistent feedback channel for the business on overcoming yet another bottleneck: security. Coming to a mature devops organisation near you, sooner rather then later.

    DevOps

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    Three ways to implement DevOps

    Date

    12th Nov

    Matthew McKee

    DevOps

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    Transforming a 200 year old enterprise towards fast feedback loops

    Date

    12th Nov

    Ryan Tomlinson

    In this war story I will talk about our journey and approach to transforming how our product and platform teams significantly increased flow, reduced handoffs and shortened feedback loops whilst increasing quality, security and compliance.

    DevOps

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    CASE STUDY: Illustration of the VWFS UK Cloud

    Date

    20th Nov

    David Rundle

    Sam Tomkinson

    This presentation provides an illustration of the VWFS UK Cloud platform, its reason for life and how we are looking to solve the issues we experience. The presentation will also include a short demo to showcase the platform’s capability

    DevOps

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    DevOps & SRE: Maximizing Our Human Potential

    Date

    20th Nov

    Jason Piskiel

    DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering: how they are different, how they are the same, and why they matter from the perspective continuous improvement and respect for people.

    DevOps

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    What's the Business Case for DevOps?

    Date

    20th Nov

    Carola Volkman

    Mike Kellett

    Any organisational transformation requires a business case and, in these times, the business case needs to be compelling.

    DevOps

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    The Three Cs: Covid, Cloud, and Change - The Wicked Problem of Covid and Sensemaking with Agile

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Toby Corballis

    In this talk, Toby Corballis discusses how and why leaders can use Agile for sensemaking during unprecedented times of high uncertainty.

    Lunchtime talk

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    Measure outcomes and deliver secure experiences your customer's trust

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Rob Vanstone

    Lunchtime talks

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    Collaboration and transparency

    Date

    12th Nov

    20th Nov

    Prashanth Chandrasekar

    Lunchtime Talks

Schedule

Session broadcast 1

7:00 - 9.00 am

Broadcast  talks from our focus organizations and thought leaders across  6 Tracks

Each track is broadcast 4 times throughout the day. See sessions below for talk lineup. 

Strategy and Leadership

Customer Value

Culture
People

Ways of Working

DevOps

Visit the Expo 

9.00- 10.00

Join our live sponsor expos. Visit their booths to have 1 on one chats

 

Digital.io

eSynergy

Stackoverflow Teams 

AWA - Adventures with agile

Session broadcast 2

10.00 - 12.00

Broadcast  talks from our focus organizations and thought leaders across of 6 Tracks

 

Strategy and Leadership

Customer Value

Culture
People

Ways of Working

DevOps

Meet the speakers

12.00 - 12.30

Join the speakers in a live session to discuss talks and ask questions

Meet the speakers from customer value, people and strategy and leadership tracks

Sponsor expos

12.30- 13.30

Join our live sponsor expos in talks and Q&A sessions. Visit their booths to have 1 on on chats

Don't miss our talks from 

Digital.io

eSynergy

Stackoverflow Teams 

Round Tables

13.00 - 13.30

Join our live round tables. Round tables will be group open sessions based around a proposed theme

These are open sessions to connect and learn from fellow attendees. Each table will have proposed topics on them to lead the discussions. 

Session broadcast 3

14.00- 16.00

Broadcast talks from our focus organizations and thought leaders across of 6 Tracks 

Strategy and Leadership

Customer Value

Culture
People

Ways of Working

DevOps

Meet the speakers

16.00 - 16.30

Join the speakers in a live session to discuss talks and ask questions

Join our speakers from our culture, DevOps and ways of working tracks

Session Broadcast 4

17.00 - 19.00

Broadcast talks from our focus organizations and thought leaders across of 6 Tracks

 

Strategy and Leadership

Customer Value

Culture
People

Ways of Working

DevOps

Seacon closing

20.00

Seacon closing

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