Dave Naylor - Guest Speaker 04/08/2016

DevBoss announces David Naylor as Guest Speaker

Corecom Consulting is excited to announce that DevBoss, our award-winning networking event for Yorkshire’s Software Development Managers, is coming up on 18 August 2016. The event will run, as usual, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm in central Leeds.

We’re delighted to welcome David Naylor, Senior Product Manager at Cascade HR, as Guest Speaker for DevBoss. David is an experienced technology professional and agile evangelist with over 12 years’ experience developing cutting edge enterprise-ready software solutions within the full Microsoft Technology Stack. With a career that started in Software Development, moving through a series of roles including Operational Support Manager, Senior Product Owner, Product Development Manager and now Senior Product Manager, David has a unique blend of technical, operational and commercial experience.

Speaking ahead of DevBoss, David said:

“Having attended both the DevBoss and TestBoss events for the past year I have always enjoyed the events and found the sessions extremely useful.  Corecom has been very generous in hosting these events and when I was asked to present at DevBoss I felt compelled to contribute and support them this year.  Hopefully I can continue to add to the success of the events by presenting some engaging and thought provoking content, based on my experiences.”

Having graduated from Teesside University in 2004 with a 2:1 in Software Engineering, David has continued to further his education with industry recognised qualifications in ITIL, Scrum and Product Management.

Following a successful placement year working for the Global Leader DuPont Knowledge Management, David started his professional career with BTL as a Junior Developer but soon found himself working as a Senior Developer and was instrumental in the development of BTL’s flagship assessment software Surpass™. Surpass™ has now been used to deliver over 12 million high stakes on screen assessments and this is built on technology that David helped define and deliver.

David built and managed the Live Services team, made up of DBA’s, Developers and Service Technicians where he developed real empathy for end user issues and excellent problem solving skills.

Turning around a failing agile transformation he quickly became the Senior Product Owner, responsible for managing a team of 4 Product Owners helping to define and implement the business strategy. During this time, David had his first exposure to Product Management and started to gain an understanding for the commercial side of a business.

David joined Cascade HR, one of the UK’s leading providers of Human Capital Management Software in April 2015. In his role, David was responsible for the Product, Development and Quality Assurance teams reporting to the Technical Director. He moved into senior management within four months of his arrival, following the departure of his immediate manager. Along with the executive management team, David was responsible for defining the business strategy and driving this forward through the creation and management of the Product and Technical Roadmaps. Most recently, David took on the role of Senior Product Manager where he is responsible for ensuring the business has the correct commercial focus, competitor and product awareness to succeed. David has successfully implemented the Scrum Framework into the development team and the team are now making constant improvements to this.

Want to join the conversation?

DevBoss is an exclusive invitation-only networking event for leaders in Software Development across Yorkshire, hosted by IT recruitment specialist Corecom Consulting.  The event creates a unique community for leaders in development to network, debate, discuss hot topics, and learn from reputable and established speakers who are leaders in the industry.

The next DevBoss event is on 18 August 2016.  If you would like to register your interest please contact Andreas Xiarchos at devboss@corecomconsulting.co.uk or call 0113 457 1454.

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