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June 5th, 2019 at Makers HQ, Shoreditch, London

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8:45 – 9:00
Breakfast at Makers HQ


9:00 – 9:15
Welcome address by Claudia Harris, Chair of Makers Board
9:15 – 9:35
Interactive talk
“Agile can’t be bought” – Fin Goulding, Flow Academy
9:45 – 10:15
Panel discussion
“The Secret Places To Find Top Tech Talent” – Speakers from CodeFirst Girls, Makers, CodeBar, M&G Prudential and Ocado
10:15 – 11:00
Morning coffee break
11:00 – 11:30
“The Role of CTO in Transitioning to a Tech-First Business” – David Espley, CTO at LexisNexis
11:30 – 12:00
Case study
“Learning the Art of Scaling Agile & DevOps” – Jenny Wood, Head of Performance and Business Management at RBS
12:00 – 12.30
“How We Brought a 129-year-old Media Outlet into the 21st Century” – Cait O’Riordan, Chief Product and Information Officer at Financial Times
12:30 – 13.15
13:15 – 13:30
Lightning Talk
“How To Prevent Your Developers From Burning Out” – Dana Svoboda, Head of Joy at Makers
13:30 – 14.00
“Building a Culture of Learning From Scratch” – Richard James, Head of Digital Technology & Engineering
14:00 – 14.45
Panel discussion
“The long-term impact of hiring juniors en masse” – Martin Aspelli, Head of Engineering at Deloitte Digital UK
14:45 – 15:15
Afternoon break
15:15 – 15:50
Case study
“How We Are Cultivating
An Inclusive Tech Culture at The UK’s Biggest Retailer”
– Luke Fairless, Security Director at Tesco
15:55 – 16:30
Panel discussion and Q&A
“Apprenticeships: The Secret Power of Retraining Talent for the 21st Century” – Prashant Raniga, Makers Apprentice @ Vodafone
16:30 – 16:40
Pecha Kucha & Close
“The Story of Makers through the Years” – Evgeny Shadchnev, CEO of Makers
16:45 – 19.00
Drinks reception: Meet London’s Top Tech Talent
Your chance to meet mid and senior developers from our Makers alumni network
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