Speaker: Jonathan Smart

Agility Lead @Barclays

Jon is currently leading on agile ways of working being the default approach to how we

approach change, across Barclays Group, with 130,000 colleagues. We believe it to be

the largest agile transformation at this point in time.

Jon has 20+ years experience of taking and leading an agile approach to change in

Financial Services, starting out as a developer on the trading floor. Most recently Jon was

leading Derivatives Technology which had a large regulatory book of work (Dodd Frank)

which was delivered with agile practices. 

Jon is the founder of Communities of Practice across Barclays, with 35 CoPs and 10,000

colleagues as members.

Find Jonathan Smart at


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