ITBoss 18/08/2016

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ITBoss Guest Speakers are announced

ITBoss Guest Speakers – Tom, Gary & Glenn

 Corecom Consulting’s award-winning networking event for Senior IT Professionals is coming up on 22 September 2016.  The event promises to be a great success with two presentations from some sought after IT professionals. The event will take place in Leeds City Centre and will run from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

 

The first presentation will see Tom Walton and Gary Green of Infinity Works team up with Glenn Crossley of Hitachi Capital.  Their presentation, titled ‘Rapid, Repeatable, Predictable Delivery’ will consist of a full end to end demonstration of how Hitachi have adapted their SDLC  to deliver software in a Rapid, Repeatable and Predictive manner using techniques aligned with the Agile methodology.

 

Guest Speakers Professional Background

Tom Walton – Director at Infinity Works

Tom began his career as a Consultant Developer for Oracle working on projects such as Barclays Internet Banking and Tesco Personal Finance.  He then joined Orange (now EE) where he led their Mobile and Web Portal Development teams creating various generations of mobile portals (WAP, XHTML, responsive) and native smartphone apps; finally moving to SkyBet to set up an Agile delivery and DevOps department aligned to the Spotify “tribes” model.

Tom left Sky with 2 other former Heads of Technology to form Infinity Works Consulting.

 

Gary Green – Principal Consultant at Infinity Works

Gary started his career as a Developer for a boutique software services organisation, delivering packaged and bespoke Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and logistics solutions.

Now with over 25 years project and programme delivery experience encompassing Waterfall, Spiral, RAD, RUP and Agile delivery methodologies within software services, healthcare, financial services and supply chain organisations.  He is a keen Agile & DevOps evangelist and has helped to lead the introduction of ‘Agile’ practices within several organisations.

Gary joined Infinity Works Consulting earlier this year where he specialises in large-scale Agile delivery and Agile / DevOps transformations, often with distributed teams, leveraging scaling frameworks such as Spotify, SAFe, LeSS and DAD.

 

Glenn Crossley – Head of IT Delivery at Hitachi Capital

Having graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a First Class Honours Degree in Software Engineering, Glenn joined Capita Financial as a Senior IT Development Manager, leading a multi-disciplined team to the delivery of over 50+ Software Development and 20+ Data migration projects. Here Glenn delivered a large number of migration projects in the financial sector with key organisations such as (CFS) Co-operative Financial Services (2 million Policies), INVESCO Perpetual (150+ funds), Threadneedle Investment Services Limited (500+ pension funds)

Glenn then joined Hermes in 2012 whereby he was responsible for the development and management of the IS applications development “factory” to ensure appropriate IS support is provided for all project, client and BAU change activity. He had overall accountability for the development, test and user experience teams including strategic partners in both India and Vietnam to support the business portfolio and roadmap. He built and managed a flexible Software Development factory using ‘Agile methods’ to drive innovation and quality.

Now, Glenn is Head of IT Delivery at Hitachi Capital, responsible for the Group IT technical team resource required to deliver system change into Hitachi Capital.

 

ITBoss is an exclusive, invitation-only networking event in Yorkshire designed to bring Senior IT Professionals closer together.  Organised and held by Corecom Consulting, Yorkshire’s fastest growing IT recruitment specialists, ITBoss creates a unique platform for IT Managers across Yorkshire to debate and discuss hot topics, learn from reputable and established speakers whilst networking with likeminded individuals in a friendly environment.

 

Want to join the conversation?

The next ITBoss event will be held on 22 September 2016 in Leeds City Centre.  To register your interest for this event, or to enquire about future events, please contact Dan Mills at itboss@corecomconsulting.co.uk or call 0113 457 1454.

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