Joint ELITE and 4IT Digital.IT.Change event

Many organisations work in an agile way but how many really know how to use agile when it gets beyond the single team, and is desired to be applied in a large scale, distributed organisation?

Also, how many businesses can adapt their governance and risk management framework to work with a scaled agile environment?....Or are you stuck in the horrible world of ‘Wagile’?

The Holy Grail is to enable agile at scale whilst still benefiting from the power of small autonomous teams…..but how do you do this?

Hannah Ellston and Chris Rodgers from BJSS will open the event by giving an overview of the foundational principles and concepts for scaling, whether to scale or not to scale, and some advice around different approaches.

Barry Moses, Head of Technology at Sky will talk about how Sky are effectively scaling Agile across multiple sites and teams. Barry will also share some of challenges they’ve faced along the way and how they overcame those.

Dan Whiteley and Pete Haigh from The Stars Group will close the event by discussing the challenges they face in building a global sportsbook in a complex ever changing environment blending culture & best practice.

  • 1.45 Doors open - Refreshments & Networking
  • 2.15 Hannah Ellston & Chris Rodgers - BJSS
  • 3.00 Refreshments & Networking
  • 3.30 Barry Moses - Sky
  • 4.15 Dan Whiteley & Pete Haigh - The Stars Group
  • 5.00 Close

Hannah currently performs 3 roles at BJSS Leeds. She is a Delivery Manager working for a client based in London, is the Delivery Management Capability Manager for BJSS Leeds and is also a Squad lead. The combination of these roles enables Hannah to have a great day-to-day mix and variety: remaining involved with hands on, leading the growth and expansion of the DM Capability and providing pastoral care to her squad. Hannah joined BJSS as a Delivery Manager in January 2017 after having spent 11 years working as a Platform Development Manager at Aviva, and before that she started her career on Accenture’s Graduate programme and spent her 5 years with them at the London Stock Exchange.

Chris has worked with BJSS for over 3 years now. Currently in a Delivery Lead role Chris has oversight across a range of projects across the Healthcare sector. This role allows him to help clients make strategic decisions as to the shape of their IT projects and ensures that the BJSS project teams are working to best effect. Prior to BJSS, Chris has had a variety of IT management roles within IT teams and different consultancies. With a career spanning more than 2 decades and including experience of working with some of the UK’s best-known brands delivering IT change across a range of industry sectors, including retail, financial services, engineering and healthcare. He is passionate about delivery - especially if it’s Agile.

Barry started as an engineering officer in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. After 4 years he decided to change career completely and trained as a nurse. Following qualification and promotions Barry became Charge Nurse in a Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in London. He worked for several companies after leaving the NHS including; consultancies, publishing companies. Barry then started a developer role at Trainline, later becoming a Project Manager and then Programme Manager. 12 years ago Barry joined Sky as a Senior Project Manager and he is currently the Head of Technology for Software Engineering in the Leeds Dock development centre in Leeds, responsible for everything related to Customer Identity and Business & Corporate applications.

Dan started life as a software engineer many years ago and has over 20 years’ experience in delivering IT transformation, digitisation and complex technology solutions and products. The bulk of Dan’s background has been within financial services and he’s had previous responsibility for the development and delivery of the technology strategy, operating model, architecture, programme management, product development, delivery and IT service and operational functions. Dan recently joined The Stars Group as the Associate Director of Engineering for the Group Sports Trading Platform and is responsible for over 200+ engineers and the technical delivery of the group sports book platform.

To reserve your place, please email or call 0113 205 4033

IT Strategy: Scaling Agile to the Enterprise
Date and time
Thursday 14 November, 1:45pm - 5:00pm
Park Plaza Hotel
Boar Lane
City Square