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Lukas Oberhuber, CTO at Simply Business

Lukas Oberhuber

Biography: Lukas Oberhuber

Lukas joined Simply Business as Chief Technology Officer in September 2010 with the aim of increasing flexibility and agility of the organisation through technology. Since joining he has implemented a number of new systems and processes including Agile and Build-Measure-Learn, transforming the speed and efficiency of new product development.

Prior to Simply Business, Lukas was CTO at Forward Internet Group, where he was responsible for the creation and management of Agile development teams during a period of huge company expansion. He has also held enterprise architecture and program management roles at business and technology consultancy, Sapient, as well as founding internet telecoms company, SipAlive.

Lukas is a graduate of Computer Science at Harvard University, holds dual French and US nationality and has worked in the US, Italy, Germany and the UK. When he's not building Agile teams Lukas enjoys creative writing and is a keen footballer. He is married with two daughters.

Twitter: @lukasco

Presentation: Yanking business into testing - with lots of vegetables

Track: Agile in Actuality: Stories from the Front Line / Time: Thursday 15:40 - 16:30 / Location: Whittle Room

Simply Business is the UK's largest online business insurance broker. Two years ago Simply Business started re-thinking their whole approach to testing and software quality, leading to many cultural shifts, mindsets that needed challenging and changing, and lots of tools named after vegetables. This session is an experience report about that journey. We'll talk about how the thinking around the role of tests and testing evolved, the problems the team faced and the decisions they took to overcome technical and cultural issues to pull business into testing. And of course the amazing results.