Presentation: Death of the IT Manager - Being a Tech Lead in a Modern Organisation

Track: SPONSORED SOLUTIONS TRACK V

Location: Westminster, 4th flr.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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Abstract

IT driven organisations are more and more adopting the agile way of working. Self-Organising teams are at the basis of these organisations and IT management layers are disappearing rapidly. Technical leads are pushed into the center of it all and become the key players in the transformation and growth of these organisations.

In this presentation we will explain why the death of the IT manager (role) is inherent to the transformation of the organisation into agile. We will go into detail on this transformation and on the new role of the tech lead as created in the organisational model of Spotify. What is this new role about? Why is it at the heart of the agile IT organisation? What skills are required in this role as IT thought leader and how do software engineers transform into tech leads in order to drive engineering culture and “learning organisation”? Last but not least, we will address the pitfalls and what our three years’ experience as IT Chapter Leads at ING has taught us.

We will go into detail on this transformation and on the new role of the tech lead as created in the organisational model of Spotify. What is this new role about? Why is it at the heart of the agile IT organisation? What skills are required in this role as IT thought leader and how do software engineers transform into tech leads in order to drive engineering culture and “learning organisation”? Last but not least, we will address the pitfalls and what our three years’ experience as IT Chapter Leads at ING has taught us.

Speaker: Marcin Pakulnicki

Lead Engineer Current Accounts NL & BE @ING

Marcin started out as Flash developer many years ago and thought himself programming. Since then he has been involved in development of many Java, Android and JavaScript apps. He is a true technology enthusiast and during his time at ING Bank he developed an itch for making technical innovations scalable outside of a blast radius of a single team. Like most software developers, he is a fan of sci-fi movies. He reads Eastern-European sci-fi writers like Stanislaw Lem and can endlessly talk about it.

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