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Maintaining Software Delivery Velocity with Remote Teams (Southern California)

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Thursday, July 23rd @ 4 pm ET

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Overview:

Due to unforeseen circumstances caused by the coronavirus outbreak, companies have been forced into working conditions they have never experienced before. For IT organizations that are still expected to develop technology that is critical to the business, they are trying to adapt to remote working conditions without losing velocity. For many organizations, this can be tricky.

Thankfully, there are a number of tools and practices individuals, teams, and scaled teams can use to make sure they are delivering for the business as if things were normal.

Participants will discuss:

  • Clearly defining critical roles and responsibilities
  • Leveraging Agile for increased delivery speed
  • Optimizing remote collaboration tools
  • Efficiently conducting in-person planning while remote

The discussions are recorded and our members can request a copy of the discussion by using the form on this page.

Speakers:

(listed alphabetically)

Shaun Braun - Vice President, Group Information Officer @ Stryker
Supporting National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Bio coming soon...

Tony Ambrozie - Senior Vice President, Technology & Digital @ The Walt Disney Company
Supporting Oxfam

Tony’s group is responsible for Parks Commercial Systems, Reference Architectures, Licensing and Publishing technology, Retail technology, developing information and data solutions, and providing engineering and automation.

Prior to joining Disney in 2013, Tony was vice president for digital platform technologies at American Express.  In this role, he was responsible for platform engineering, shared services development and application security, with previous roles focused on application architecture, development, engineering and performance, and distributed and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) centers of excellence.

John Doucette - Vice President @ Magenic

Supporting TBD

John Doucette is the VP of Consulting Operations at Magenic, with responsibility for consulting delivery and business growth throughout Magenic’s eight US regions. John helps clients overcome challenges they face in developing enterprise software solutions. With his broad industry, organizational and technology perspectives, the entrepreneurial-minded Doucette is a recognized expert in software development lifecycle management, with several national speaking credits and publications to his name.

Carol Fawcett - Corporate Vice President & Chief Information Officer @ Golden State Foods

Supporting GSF Foundation

Carol Fawcett is Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Golden State Foods (GSF), a diverse, $5 billion supplier to more than 125,000 quick service restaurant and retail stores in 40 countries on five continents for more than 100 leading brands from its 50 locations worldwide. She provides vision and leadership for developing and executing digital transformation initiatives to improve GSF’s supply chain management operations, cost effectiveness, service quality and business development.

An IT industry veteran of more than 30 years, Carol served as Chief Information Officer of Dell Software from 2012-2017, leading teams through an IT transformation resulting in a fully automated, simplified IT footprint that delivered significant efficiency and innovation opportunities across the businesses. At Dell, she was also responsible for the strategic vision of M&A IT acquisition integrations and infrastructure companywide. Previously, Carol was Chief Information Officer at Quest Software for eight years. Before joining Quest in 2000, she held IT leadership roles at Western Digital, Coldwell Banker and Pacific Mutual, heading up transformational initiatives for both IT and business in all areas of the organizations. 

Sara Govindarajan - Vice President, Global Technology Organization @ Mattel

Supporting Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust

Chief Architect of Mattel, overseeing definition of Technology strategy across all IT Services and Mixed play covering all business domains affecting end consumers, retailers, supply chain, finance and corporate functions. Responsible for all aspects of architecture and communication to Senior management and stakeholders covering strategy, business architecture, technology/product selection, security architecture and operational processes. Also responsible for Enterprise Data Strategy covering data governance, data platform architecture and technology transformation to drive data powered decisions.

Head of Mixed play engineering for all Mattel’s power brands (Barbie, Hot wheels, Fisher Price and American Girl) responsible for technology strategy, architecture and building IOT Services covering voice, AR, VR, authentication adhering to COPPA, GDPR, CCPA and other emerging standards.