Our panel of experts will explore the real-world challenges and solutions in forming, norming, and performing with cross-functional engineering teams.
We'll discuss strategies and tactics for rapidly scaling agile teams while maintaining high quality.
We'll also explore the role of product owners and product managers on agile teams, including the pros and cons of outsourcing the product manager role.
Ryan Townsend - Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Shift Commerce
Ryan is a product-focused leader who has 20 years of experience in the technology industry—primarily in web, eCommerce and startups—with the most recent 8 years as CTO of a SaaS startup he co-founded and grew to over £5m in annual revenue, while working with clients from under £1m to over £200m in annual online revenue.
As a Fractional CTO, he advises startups, scaleups and established SMBs/enterprises on business/technology strategy, product development, growing teams and implementing software engineering best practices – for more detail, see TWNSND.com
Nick Westall - CTO & Founder, Protagonistech Ltd
Nick’s three decades in B2B tech for private equity, enterprise and listed companies has seen him lead 10 tech & service M&A’s, turnarounds and rescues, strategy creation and realignment, ground-up strategic transformations, create managed service organisations from scratch, and seen him chased by stampeding cows. Today he provides fractional and interim CTO services for mid-market, scale-ups and start-ups, alongside sales enablement on steroids,and leadership coaching.
Fiona Hobbs - Chief Technology Officer at 3t Transform
Fiona has over 20 years of experience in software development, focusing on Enterprise Architecture and leading/building both product and engineering functions. She has a proven track record of successful cloud migrations and business agility transformations in both public and private sectors. As a STEM ambassador, Fiona also dedicates time to promoting STEM education and careers.
John Miniati - Director of Product Management at Forte Group
I'm a growth product manager, responsible for $500+M in new revenue streams over 15+ years from dozens of products. I lead teams of 6-60, to solve complex new market problems from concept to launch, and (re)build product teams and agile processes. Player-coach agile management expertise in B2B SaaS, B2C mobile, HR software, analytics/ML and e-learning. My full-stack skills include Scrum, Roadmap/ Strategy, Lean UX Design, OKR, Requirements/ Storytelling, Communication, and Cross-Functional Management.
This event is organised by RecWorks on behalf of the London CTOs.
This event is sponsored by Forte Group.
RecWorks are the creators of many groups and communities including Meet-a-Mentor a free slack group that introduces aspiring CTOs to experienced CTOs, as well as more junior developers - 3000 introductions made and counting!
They also founded one of the largest Java User Groups in Europe - the 8000+ strong London Java Community.
They are a community-driven recruitment agency focussing on tech placements in London.
London CTOs are a 10-year old London based CTO community with over 1200 members.